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4th Dec, 2021 Current Affairs Quiz

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Q1. Why are Bacteriophages seen as a possible therapy against multi-drug-resistant strains of many bacteria

1) These are ubiquitous viruses found wherever bacteria exist and can kill bacteria.

2) They do not contain any RNA or DNA and thus cannot be infected by bacteria.

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Q2. DNA Profiling is used in which of the following areas:

1) Criminal investigations

2) Parentage testing

3) Genealogical research

4) Study of animal and plant populations

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Q3. Which of the following are considered as main drivers of antimicrobial resistance

1) Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials

2) Lack of access to clean water and hygiene for animals

3) Poor infection and disease prevention in health-care facilities

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Q4. Ailments caused by Virus are

1) Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

2) Typhoid

3) Dysentery

4) Influenza

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Q5. Consider the following symptoms and the deficiency of the particular vitamin that is associated with the same:

1) Loss of vision in darkness - Vitamin D

2) Weak muscles and very little energy to work - Vitamin B1

3) Wounds take longer to heal - Vitamin C

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Q6. Which of the following causes a fatal blood disease, sometimes noted in the wool industry

A. Anthrax

B. Clostridium

C. Aspergillus

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Q7. Consider the following statements regarding Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA)

1) It is a joint research mission between NASA and SpaceX

2) It aims to study the viability of destroying an asteroid by crashing a spacecraft into its surface.

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Q8. In order to stay over the same location on the Earth, a geostationary satellite must be directly above the

A. Tropic of Cancer

B. Either North or South Pole

C. Equator

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Q9. What are ballistic missiles that you often hear in news:

A. Missiles launched at a steep trajectory from the horizon

B. Powered and unguided missiles

C. Missiles with unpowered trajectory governed by gravity and air resistance

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Q10. Consider the following statements regarding NAG missile:

1) This missile is designed to deliver nuclear-payloads

2) The system uses infrared seeker to lock on the target.