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Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 12th May 2021

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  1. When is National Technology Day celebrated?
  1. 11th May
  2. 10th May
  3. 9th May 
  4. 12th May

Ans. a

Explanation: National Technology Day is observed every year on 11 May across the country. 

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  1. Which was the first indigenous aircraft test flown to Bangalore in 1998?
  1. Trishul
  2. Hansa 3
  3. Smiling Buddha
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: On 11 May 1998, the First indigenous aircraft "Hansa-3" was test flown at Bangalore.

  1. When was the first nuclear test in India carried out?
  1. May 1974
  2. May 1984
  3. May 1991
  4. May 1982

Ans. a

Explanation: Smiling Buddha was the first nuclear test at Pokhran which was carried out in May, 1974

  1. What is the theme of National Technology Day 2021?
  1. Rebooting the Economy through Science, Technology and Research Translations
  2. Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future
  3. Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: The official theme for this year that is 2021 National Technology Day is “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”

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  1. Which famous personality has admitted to being affected by Asperger's Syndrome on a talk show recently?
  1. Bill Gates
  2. Jeff Bezos
  3. Elon Musk
  4. Tom Cruise

Ans. c

Explanation: Recently Elon Musk said that he has a fear of making eye contact with people due to Asperger's Syndrome. 

  1. What kind of disorder is Asperger's Syndrome?
  1. Neurological disorder
  2. Bone disorders
  3. Genetic Disorder
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: Asperger’s syndrome is one of a group of neurological disorders also called autism spectrum disorders or ASD.

  1. Which of the following are symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome?
  1. Difficulty with social interaction
  2. Showing repetitive behavior
  3. Focus on rules and routine
  4. All of the above 

Ans. d

Explanation: One can easily find a person with Asperger's Syndrome in a crowd by noticing the following symptoms- Any person having difficulty with social interaction or engaging in repetitive behavior or standing firm on what they think or focusing on rules and routines.

  1. What does the software ATMAN use for detection of Covid?
  1. InfraRed scan
  2. Chest X Rays
  3. Angiography
  4. Chest CT Scan

Ans. b

Explanation:CAIR has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based COVID-19 detection application software ATMAN using the chest X-rays. 

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  1. Where did the concept of Judicial Activism first originate?
  1. England
  2. Australia
  3. France 
  4. USA

Ans. d

Explanation: The concept of Judicial activism first originated in the United States in 1947.

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10. Which case defined that Fundamental Rights in India cannot be diluted?

  1. Kesvanand Bharti case
  2. Shah Bano case
  3. Golakh Nath case
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The court held that the Fundamental Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India cannot be abridged or diluted in Golak Nath case. 

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