MCQ 18 Dec 2023

Daily practice questions for CLAT - (18 December 2023)

In a move towards eco-friendly maritime transportation, the [1], India’s fastest solar-electric boat, was ceremoniously launched at the Navgathi Panavally Yard in Alappuzha. This cutting-edge vessel was jointly developed by [2] and Navalt. The launch ceremony was attended by Sanjay Kumar Singh, General Manager of [2], Sandith Thandasherry, CEO of Navalt, Devi Nair, Addl. General Manager, MDL and Hemant Rathod, Deputy General Manager, MDL. The [1], named after the swift long fish, is designed by Navalt for workboat purposes. With a top speed of 12 knots and a range of 7 hours on a single charge, the 14-metre long and 4.4-metre wide vessel harnesses twin 50 kW electric motors, a marine-grade LFP battery, and 6 kW solar power. Engineered to navigate through waves towering up to 4 metres, the [1] excels in challenging marine environments. Certified under IRS, it can accommodate 12 passengers, offering a noise-free, vibration-free, and pollution-free journey. [2] Plans to introduce this entirely eco-friendly vessel to cater to their needs at its Mumbai dock under the name Saur Sakthi. “We aim to continue to make significant contributions towards a cleaner and quieter ocean. Our environmentally friendly boats provide affordable substitutes for conventional fossil-fueled boats,” Sandith Thandasherry said. Navalt Solar and Electric Boats, the country’s prominent marine tech company specialising in the manufacturing of solar electric vessels and decarbonising the maritime sector, was awarded the world’s best start-up under the Mobility and Transportation category at the Berlin Start-up Energy Transition Awards 2023.

Question1:- Which is the India’s first solar electric boat that was ceremoniously launched at the Navgathi Panavally Yard in Alappuzha, represented as [1] in the above passage?
  • (a) Karigari
  • (b) Barracuda
  • (c) Benzil
  • (d) Gayol
Answer is B is correct. Explanation: India's Fastest Solar Electric Boat. Here's a glimpse of the thrilling Barracuda launch, India's fastest solar-electric boat. Officials from Mazagon Dock Limited added prestige to the event as they officially launched the boat. Hence, b is the correct option.
Question2:- Which of the following will replace [2] in the above passage?
  • (a) Coaching Shipyard
  • (b) Mazagon Dock limited
  • (c) Hanwha ocean
  • (d) Mumbai Port Trust
Answer is B is correct. Barracuda the cutting edge vessel was jointly developed by Mazagon dock shipbuilders and navalt together
Question3:- What is the name of the indigenous data link communication developed by the Indian Navy?
  • (a) Vayulink
  • (b) Rakshalink
  • (c) Radiolink
  • (d) Commlink
Answer is A is correct. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has developed an indigenous data link communication named ‘Vayulink’. It uses the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) that is also known as NAVIC, to send radio communication to the base station when the signals are low. The Vayulink system also prevents aircraft collision, provides better combat teaming and helps plan real-time basis.
Question4:- Which Armed Force procured the first barge, LSAM 15 (Yard 125) from a Thane-based private company?
  • (a) Indian Army
  • (b) Indian Navy
  • (c) Indian Air Force
  • (d) Indian Coast Guard
Answer is B is correct. The first Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile (ACTCM) barge, LSAM 15 (Yard 125), has been delivered to the Indian Navy recently by the Suryadipta Projects, Thane. This is in line with the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives of the Indian government.
Question5 :- Which Indian company has collaborated with Spain’s Navantia for Indian Navy’s P75 (I) Submarine Program Bid?
  • (a) Larsen and Toubro
  • (b) HAL
  • (c) DRDO
  • (d) BHEL
Answer is A is correct. Recently, Navantia from Spain and Larsen & Toubro joined forces by signing a collaborative agreement called the Teaming Agreement (TA), aiming to present a cutting-edge techno-commercial proposal for India’s esteemed P75 (India) submarine program. To fulfill the requirements of Project 75 (I), the Indian bidder must establish a partnership with a Foreign Collaborator (FC) and successfully carry out the program’s implementation, delivering six conventional submarines equipped with Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP).