GK Quiz on Defence Research & Development India

GK Practice Test: Question Set - 04


1. Missile 'prithivi' aims
    (A) To test the performance of an indigenously built heat-shield
    (B) To hit target without the help of the Air Forces
    (C) To defend a large installations like oil-fields etc. against enemy attacks
    (D) None of the above

2. Which Indian satellite had a main function to perform X-ray experiments in space and send back data to earth?
    (A) Aryabhatta
    (B) Bhaskara I
    (C) Bhaskara II
    (D) None of the above

3. Where is the BARC's Research Centre?
    (A) Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
    (B) Nuclear Research Lab, Kashmir
    (C) High Altitude Research Lab, Gulmarg
    (D) All of the above

4. The first nuclear reactor in India is
    (A) Dhurva
    (B) Harsha
    (C) Apsara
    (D) Vipula

5. Which atomic reactor is used for studies of uranium heavy water lattice?
    (A) Apsara
    (B) Zerlina
    (C) Dhruva
    (D) Purnima-I

6. Which among the sources of energy tapped in India has shown the largest growth till the Eighth plan?
    (A) Hydro
    (B) Thermal
    (C) Gas
    (D) Nuclear

7. The first development flight of SLV-3 took place on
    (A) May 31, 1981
    (B) April 17, 1983
    (C) December 21, 1999
    (D) December 28, 1995

8. The department of Atomic Energy was established in
    (A) 1948
    (B) 1954
    (C) 1963
    (D) 1971

9. The country's first indigenously built missile boat was
    (A) INS Vibhuti
    (B) INS Vipul
    (C) INS Savitri
    (D) INS Shakti

10. The battle tanks that have been modernized to keep pace with the latest technology development is
    (A) Vijayanta
    (B) T-55 and T-72
    (C) Arjun
    (D) All of the above

11. Who was the first Indian to go into space?
    (A) Rakesh Sharma
    (B) Satish Dawan
    (C) Kalpana Chawla
    (D) Ravi Malhotra

12. The SLV-3 project provided India with the expertise to lop a larger and more sophisticated launch vehicle
    (A) PSLV
    (B) ASLV
    (C) GSLV
    (D) None of the above

13. The objective of India's space programme was
    (A) Mass communication and education via satellite
    (B) Survey and management of natural resources
    (C) Development of indigenous satellites and satellite launch vehicles
    (D) All of the above

14. What is the range of missile 'Akash'?
    (A) 4 km
    (B) 25 km
    (C) 500 m to 9 km
    (D) 150 km

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