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Exercise :: Technology - Latest Current Affairs

  • Technology - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which country ranked 7th position in the Most Targeted Nation for Web Application Attacks: Report by Akamai Technologies?

A. Japan
B. Uk
C. China
D. India

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

As per a report from content delivery network services Akamai Technologies, India has ranked 7th on the list of targeted countries for Web Application Attacks (WAA). It outlined that during 2017, nearly 40 per cent of over 53000 cyber attacks in India occurred in Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI) sector. The attacks were in the form of phishing attempts, website intrusions, defacements, virus and ransomware. A sharp increase in the threat of credential abuse has also been found. Based on analysis of 7.3 trillion bot requests per month, it was found that more than 40 per cent of login attempts were malicious.

2. 

Which social media planned to launche the inter-bank money transfer service in India?

A. Twitter
B. Facebook
C. Whatsapp
D. Instagram

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

WhatsApp will launch a "full feature" inter-bank money transfer service in India, its biggest market, after a test involving a million users. This uses customers' phone numbers linked to bank accounts to facilitate payments. 4 banks will join United Payments Interface which powers the payments service for WhatsApp. At present ICICI Bank processes the fund transfers on WhatsApp.

3. 

Which country is working on developing a "soft power matrix" to foster better diplomatic traction with neighbouring countries and rest of the world?

A. India
B. USA
C. China
D. Germany

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Indian Government is working on developing a "soft power matrix" to foster better diplomatic traction with neighbouring countries and rest of the world. Soft power is country's ability to persuade other countries to do what it wants without resorting to force or coercion. Country's unique culture, its political values and its foreign policies are the three resources that builds a country's 'Soft Power'. Currently, India's Soft Power is articulated in foreign countries through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). ICCR works to promote India's artistic and cultural traditions through a range of activities such as organising 'Festivals of India' abroad. Besides, Indian Government's outreach efforts such as the propagation of Gandhian values and philosophy, extending educational scholarships to foreign students, showcasing the strength of the Mumbai film industry, extending humanitarian assistance to foreign countries affected by natural disasters and evenmementos offered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Heads of Government during his foreign visits are perceived as attempts to inform the world about Indian artistic and cultural heritage.

4. 

Which of the following launched the first ever Chat Based Job Search App recently?

A. Naukri
B. Quickr
C. Empzilla
D. Times Job

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The first ever of its kind in the country chat-based job search mobile app 'Empzilla' is being launched that will do away with existing limitations of employers and job seekers making selection process quick and cost-effective. The mobile app gets the conversation between employers and job seekers going in seconds and the latter can chat with the potential employers.

5. 

This company has launched '#SecurityCheckKiya' campaign in India to create awareness around Internet safety recently.

A. Twitter
B. IBM
C. Facebook
D. Google

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Search engine giant Google launched '#SecurityCheckKiya' campaign in India to create awareness around Internet safety. It was launched on the ocean. The campaign aims to protect first-time web users from account hijacking, safeguard Android devices from malicious apps and secure all their personal time. Under the campaign, Google recommended three simple steps for Internet safety. It includes reviewing security settings and Google account activity. Moreover 'Google Play Protect' service scans and checks Android devices for any harmful apps. Find My Device app from Google helps a user to easily long away.