Science and Technology


  1. The first woman of Indian origin who undertook a space journey
    1. Sunita Williams
    2. Kalpana Chawla
    3. Darshan Ranganath
    4. Avani Chaturvedi

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    Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian American astronaut to go into space in November 1997 as part of the six-astronaut crew that flew the Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-87. Chawla was the first Indian-born woman and the second Indian person to fly in space, following cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma who flew in 1984 on the Soyuz T-11. She died during her second space mission aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003.

    Correct Option: B

    Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian American astronaut to go into space in November 1997 as part of the six-astronaut crew that flew the Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-87. Chawla was the first Indian-born woman and the second Indian person to fly in space, following cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma who flew in 1984 on the Soyuz T-11. She died during her second space mission aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003.


  1. Match list–I with list–II
    List-IList-II
    A.Saras 1.battle tank
    B.Bhishma 2. multi-purpose civil aircraft
    C.Brahmos 3. satellite
    D. Insat-3C 4.missile
    1. a–(i), b–(ii), c–(iii), d–(iv)
    2. a–(iii), b–(ii), c–(iv), d–(i)
    3. a–(iv), b–(iii), c–(i), d–(ii)
    4. a–(ii), b–(i), c–(iv), d–(iii)

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    Saras : the first Indian multi-purpose civilian aircraft.; Bhishma: modified Russian T-90 main battle tank; BrahMoS : a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile developed as an Indo-Russian joint venture; INSAT–3C : a multipurpose satellite built by ISRO and launched by Arianespace in Jan 2002.

    Correct Option: D

    Saras : the first Indian multi-purpose civilian aircraft.;
    Bhishma: modified Russian T-90 main battle tank;
    BrahMoS : a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile developed as an Indo-Russian joint venture;
    INSAT–3C : a multipurpose satellite built by ISRO and launched by Arianespace in Jan 2002.



  1. Indian Army’s School of Artillery is located at_______
    1. Khadakvasala
    2. Dehradun
    3. Deolali
    4. Roorkee

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    The Indian Army’s School of Artillery is located at Deolali in Nasik district of Maharashtra. It is a premier institution of the Army and imparts effective training, evaluation of new equipment for induction and development of new concepts/ doctrine for application of artillery fire.

    Correct Option: C

    The Indian Army’s School of Artillery is located at Deolali in Nasik district of Maharashtra. It is a premier institution of the Army and imparts effective training, evaluation of new equipment for induction and development of new concepts/ doctrine for application of artillery fire.


  1. Sunita Williams is a
    1. Astronaut
    2. Missile scientist
    3. Nuclear scientist
    4. Astrophysicist

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    Sunita Williamsis an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indian-Slovenian descent. She holds the records for total spacewalks by a woman (seven) and most spacewalk time for a woman (50 hours, 40 minutes).

    Correct Option: A

    Sunita Williamsis an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indian-Slovenian descent. She holds the records for total spacewalks by a woman (seven) and most spacewalk time for a woman (50 hours, 40 minutes).



  1. The space shuttle which took Sunita Williams beyond earth was
    1. Challenger
    2. Galileo
    3. Discovery
    4. Voyager-2

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    Sunita Williamswas launched to the International Space Station (ISS) with STS-116, aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, on December 9, 2006, to join the Expedition 14 crew. Discovery is one of the orbiters from NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the third of five fully operational orbiters to be built.

    Correct Option: C

    Sunita Williamswas launched to the International Space Station (ISS) with STS-116, aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, on December 9, 2006, to join the Expedition 14 crew. Discovery is one of the orbiters from NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the third of five fully operational orbiters to be built.