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IAS Previous Year Science & Tech Questions | Lecture 4| Defence

Q.1) Under the administration of which one of the following is the Department of Atomic Energy? 

(a) Prime Minister’s Office

(b) Cabinet Secretariat

(c) Ministry of Power

(d) Ministry of Science and Technology

Q.2) Consider the following organizations:

  1.  Atomic Minerals Directorate for Research and Exploration
  2.  Heavy Water Board
  3.  Indian Rare Earths Limited
  4.  Uranium Corporation of India

Which of these is/are under the Department of Atomic Energy?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 4

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.3) In the context of Indian defence, consider the following statements: 

  1. The Shaurya missile flies with a speed of more than 8 Mach.
  2. The range of Shaurya missile is more than 1600 km.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) With reference to Agni-IV Missile, which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. It is a surface-to-surface missile.
  2. It is fuelled by liquid propellant only
  3. It can deliver one-tonne nuclear warheads about 7500 km away

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.5) Consider the following statements: 

  1. In November, 2006, DRDO successfully conducted the interception test using Prithvi-II missile.
  2. Prithivi-II is a surface-to-surface missile and can be deployed to guard the metros against air attacks.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) Which one of the following is a modern tank? 

(a) Bhim

(b) Akash

(c) Arjun

(d) Prithvi

Q.7) What is “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)”, sometimes seen in the news? 

(a) An Israeli radar system

(b) India’s indigenous anti-missile Programme

(c) An American anti missile system

(d) A defence collaboration between Japan and South Korea

Q.8) Consider the following statements:

  1. INS Sindhughosh is an aircraft carrier.
  2. INS Virat is a submarine.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2  

Q.9) Which one of the following is the best description of ‘INS Astradharini’, that was in the news recently? 

(a) Amphibious warfare ship

(b) Nuclear-powered submarine

(c) Torpedo launch and recovery vessel

(d) Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

Q.10) With reference to Indian defence. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct? 

(a) With the induction of Prithvi-II, the IAF is the only air force in the world with surface to surface

ballistic missiles under its command

(b) Sukhoi-30 MKI jet fighters can launch air-to-air and air-to-surface precision missiles

(c) Trishul is a supersonic surface to air missile with a range of 30 km

(d) The indigenously built INS Prabal can launch ‘Prithvi’

To do yourself

Q.11) What is “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)”, sometimes seen in the news? 

(a) An Israeli radar system

(b) India’s indigenous anti-missile Programme

(c) An American anti missile system

(d) A defence collaboration between Japan and South Korea

Q.12) From which one of the following did India buy the Barak anti-missile defence systems? 

(a) Israel

(b) France

(c) Russia

(d) USA

Q. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? 

(a) Arjun : Indigenously produced Main Battle Tank (MBT)

(b) Phalcon : Cruise missile supplied by Russia to India.

(c) Saras : Indigenously developed civilian passenger aircraft.

(d) Operation Seabird: New Indian naval base at Karwar.

To do yourself

Q. What is the Galileo Project which has been in news recently? 

(a) An intercountry programme of missile shield developed by the United States of America

(b) A project developed by India with assistance from Canada

(c) An environmental protection project being developed by Japan

(d) A multi-satellite navigation project being developed by the European Union

To do yourself

Q. Read about the following Defence equipments/ programmes and find out which agency is involved in developing it and what are the salient features of it.

  1. Project -15B
  2. Project 75
  3. Project 28
  4. Nethra
  5. Swathi
  6. ICGS Vijaya
  7. Sagar kanya

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