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Exercise :: Technology - Latest Current Affairs

  • Technology - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which company became the first independent power producer to fully commission the first three wind auctions held by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)?

A. My Home Power private Limited
B. Shyam Indus Power Solutions Limited
C. Reliance Power Trading Limited
D. Sembcorp Energy India Limited

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Sembcorp Energy India Limited, owned by Singapore-based energy and infrastructure group Sembcorp Industries, became the first independent power producer to fully commission the first three wind auctions held by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) after it completed its projects that have a combined capacity of 800 MW. This takes Sembcorp's total capacity across the country to 1,730 MW.

2. 

Which among the following department launched pan India 1000 SARS-CoV-2 RNA genome sequencing programme in collaboration with the national laboratories and clinical organization?

A. Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals
B. Department for Science and Technology
C. Department of Health and Family Welfare
D. Department of Biotechnology

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare announced the completion of Pan-India Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2.He reviewed the COVID-19 activities of Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) and DBT-Autonomous Institutions (AIs) in the meeting with DBT. He also launched the establishment of Five COVID-19 Bio Repositories by the DBT at Faridabad, Bhubaneshwar,New Delhi, Pune and Bangalore.

3. 

India and European Union (EU) exchanged Note Verbale to renew its Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation for how many years?

A. 4
B. 6
C. 5
D. 9

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India and European Union (EU) exchanged Note Verbale to renew its Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation for the next five years (2020-2025) which expired on May 17, 2020. It was initially inked on 23 November 2001 and renewed two times in past in 2007 and 2015.This renewal is on the lines of the decision taken by both nations during the virtual 15th India-EU Summit which was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from India's side.

4. 

What is the name of world's most affordable Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction based COVID-19 diagnostic kit launched by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'?

A. Corocure Kit
B. Corosafe Kit
C. Corofind Kit
D. Corosure Kit

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', the Union Minister of Human Resource Development E-launched the world's most affordable Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) based COVID-19 diagnostic kit, "Corosure Kit". It is developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi(IIT-D) approved by Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) and Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).

5. 

Which institute collaborates with NVIDIA to establish India's first 'NVIDIA Artificial Intelligence Technology Centre' to speed up the research work on AI and its commercial purpose?

A. IIT-D
B. IIT-H
C. IIT-B
D. IIT-J

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Indian Institute of Technology - Hyderabad(IIT-H) collaborates with NVIDIA to establish India's first 'NVIDIA Artificial Intelligence(AI) Technology Centre'(NVAITC) to speed up the research work on AI and its commercial purpose.