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1. 

Which IIT institute won DSCI Excellence Award 2018 for its contributions inCyber Security education?

A. IIT Delhi
B. IIT Kharagpur
C. IIT Bombay
D. IIT Madras

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

IIT Kharagpur (KGP) won DSCI Excellence Award 2018, given by Data Security Council of India (DSCI), for its contributions in Cyber Security education. It was awarded for its focused curricula and research work in cryptography, hardware security, cyber security, network security which have helped spread awareness among the student. Some of the notable ventures of the department of computer science and engineering at IIT Kharagpur are The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)-funded projects on developing lightweight protocols for authenticating IoT nodes, IC reverse engineering and trojan detection and the DST-funded 'Swarnajayanti' project on secure authentication protocol for smart grids.

2. 

Union Cabinet approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the United States of America (USA) focused on Scientific and Technical Cooperation in which of the following field?

A. Earth Sciences
B. Maritime Defence
C. Genetic Engineering
D. Food Processing and Technology

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the United States of America (USA). The MOU focuses on Scientific and Technical Cooperation in the Earth Sciences. The MoU was signed on 1st November 2018.

3. 

Who signed USD 100 mn agreement with UNFCC approved Green Climate Fund to boost USD 250 mn worth solar power project?

A. SEBI
B. SIDBI
C. NABARD
D. NHB

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) signed a loan agreement worth USD 100 mn with Green Climate Fund (GCF) to boost rooftop solar power capacity projects through the private sector participation. The Total corpus of the project is USD 250 mn, which will be executed by Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd. The Agreement was signed, on the sidelines of ongoing COP24 in Katowice, Poland, by Shri Shankar A Pande, Chief General Manager, NABARD in the presence of Shri A K Mehta, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

4. 

Central Government has approved Anti-Smuggling National Coordination Centre (SCord) under which directorate to tackle Smuggling.

A. Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)
B. Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR)
C. Directorate of Defence Trade Controls (DDTC)
D. Directorate of Maritime Safety (DMS)

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Central Government has approved Anti-Smuggling National Coordination Centre (SCord) under the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) to tackle Smuggling. Scord will help India to formulate a national anti-smuggling policy to tackle Smuggling on real time basis. Border Agencies BSF, Assam Rifles, ITBP, SSB and Coast Guards would be member of SCord and all organization be coordinate with each other on real time basis.

5. 

Which of the following District Court becomes first in India to accept e-payments?

A. Lucknow District Court
B. Pune District Court
C. Aurangabad District Court
D. Chhattisgarh District Court

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

After the approval of the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court, a pilot project for e-payments of court fee, judicial deposits, fines and penalties is slated to start from the Pune District Court complex in Shivajinagar on December 15. This will be the first time such a facility is being started anywhere in the country. As per the court records, every month about Rs 32 lakh is collected for fees less than Rs 2,000 and transactions above Rs 2,000 amount to Rs 11 crore.