• Rabindranath Tagore Biography,Literary Work, Achievements

      Biography of Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore, who wrote the Indian National Anthem and received the Nobel Prize in Literature, was a multifaceted individual in every aspect. He was a Bengali poet, philosopher associated with the Brahmo Samaj, visual artist,...

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  • Target 2018 UPSC – Science & Technology Current Affairs – Expected Questions SET 7

    BIOTECHNOLOGY 1. What is the application of Somatic Cell CJ Nuclear  Transfer Technology? [UPSC (Pre)— 2017] (a) Production of bio-larvicides (b) Manufacture of biodegradable (c) Reproductive cloning of animals (d) Product 2. With reference to agriculture in India, how can the technique of ‘genome sequencing’, often seen in the news, be used in the immediate future? [UPSC (Pre) 2017]  1. Genome sequencing can be used to identify genetic markers for disease resistance and drought tolerance n various crop plants. 2. This technique helps in reducing the time required to develop new varieties of crop plants. 3. It can be used to decipher the host-pathogen relationships in crops. 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 3. In the context of the developments in Bioinformatics, the term transcriptome, sometimes seen in the news, refers to  [UPSC (Pre)—2016]  (a)  A range of enzymes used in genome editing (b)  The full range of mRNA molecules expressed by a organism (c)  The description of the mechanism of gene expression (d)  A mechanism of genetic mutations taking place in cell 4. The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee is constituted under the  [UPSC (Pre)—2015]  (a) Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (b) Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 (c) Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986 (d) Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 5. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding vegetative propagation of plants? [UPSC (Pre) —2014] ...

    Published On March 18th, 2018
  • Target 2018 UPSC – Science & Technology Current Affairs – Expected Questions SET 2

    By Dr. Ravi Agrahari Ph.D. from IIT Delhi  Recipient of JRF, SRF from CSIR Working as a Scientist in IIT Delhi with the association of DST (Department of Science & Technology Experience last 17 years for UPSC Exam with more than 500 selections Author of Mc Graw Hill Publication of Science...

    Published On February 8th, 2018