11.Solar Orbiter Mission is the collaboration between NASA and which other space agency?
[A] European Space Agency
[C] Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Correct Answer: A [European Space Agency]
Solar Orbiter Mission is the collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) and it was launched in the month of February 2020.
NASA has recently released the images from the Orbiter including the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun, to the public. The spacecraft has closely passed the Sun for the first time in the month of June. The orbiter carries six imaging instruments, to capture the layers of Sun.
12.What is the name of the illegal software that has been blocked by Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways?
[A] Tik Tok
[B] Pub G
[C] Real Mango
[D] Real Apple
Correct Answer: C [Real Mango]
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways has disrupted the operation of illegal software called “Real Mango”, in a nationwide investigation.
The investigation was made on account of increase in touting activity after restart of the passenger train services. RPF have been able to arrest 50 criminals so far including the King pin (system developer) and key managers involved in operation of this illegal software.
13.Which firm has developed R-Green Kit for diagnosis of COVID-19 infection in 2 hours?
[C] Reliance Life Sciences
[D] Tata Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Correct Answer: C [Reliance Life Sciences]
Reliance Life Sciences, a subsidiary of Reliance India Limited has developed a Real Time PCR kit named R-Green Kit. The kit can be used for diagnosis of COVID-19 infection in about 2 hours.
At present, the PCR kits used in India takes about 24 hours to diagnose the infection. The R Green Kit developed by Reliance has been validated by ICMR for its performance.
14.Which technology company is to set up a Centre of excellence for Artificial Intelligence (AI) with GeM?
Correct Answer: B [IBM]
Global technology company IBM will set up an Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence with the Government e-Marketplace (GeM).
The CoE aims to bring in transparency, efficiency and cost saving in the public procurement process. The CEO of IBM announced this during his address at the RAISE 2020 AI summit. The company is working with the Karnataka state and NITI Aayog in precision agriculture solutions using AI.
15.A drug named ‘Inmazeb’ has been approved as the first drug for treating which disease?
Correct Answer: B [Ebola]
The United States regulator body Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug for the treatment of Ebola.
The drug named ‘Inmazeb’ has been developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals increased the survival rate in participants than other treatments. The drug was tested during an outbreak in Congo that killed over 2000 people.
16.Which space agency has confirmed the presence of water on the surface of moon?
[B] European Space Agency
[D] China National Space Administration
Correct Answer: C [NASA]
The NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit surface of moon.
The water particles have been discovered in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters of moon visible from Earth. The crater is located in the Moon’s southern hemisphere.
17.Which is the knowledge partner of Microsoft for the India edition of the Imagine Cup 2021?
[A] National Skill Development Corporation
[B] NITI Aayog
[D] Door Darshan
Correct Answer: A [National Skill Development Corporation]
Microsoft India and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have partnered for the India edition of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2021.
Imagine Cup is an annual innovation challenge held by Microsoft for students and technology enthusiasts. It aims to empower students to apply artificial intelligence and other technologies to solve the sustainability issues of the world.
18.The 3D-object creation platform named “Poly” is operated by which technology major?
Correct Answer: B [Google]
The 3D-object creation platform named “Poly” is operated by the Technology company Google.
Google has proposed to shut down the poly platform from next year, since its service will expire in June 2020. From then on, users will not be able to upload 3D models on the platform.
19.A new powerful mutation of the coronavirus named ‘B.1.1.7’, has been found in which country?
[B] United Kingdom
Correct Answer: B [United Kingdom]
‘B.1.1.7’, a new powerful mutation of the coronavirus, has been found in the United Kingdom. This lineage has unusually large number of genetic changes.
The variant carries 14 defining mutations including seven in the spike protein, which is often responsible for how the virus interacts with a human cell. This is a relatively large number of changes compared to various variants found in circulation globally.
20.Which organisation announced to provide offer a free Domain Name in any of the 22 official Indian language?
Correct Answer: B [NIXI]
The National Internet Exchange of India, NIXI is a leading not-for-profit organization. It has been working to provide improved internet services, since 2003.
Recently NIXI has announced that it would provide a free Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) in any of the 22 official Indian language. Along with every IN domain booked, the applicant Applicant will also get a free email in local language.