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11. 

Which of the following is planning to invest in technology start-ups in India?

A. Google Alphabet
B. Facebook
C. Apple
D. Intel Corp

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Facebook is planning to invest in technology start-ups. The minority investment in a company called Meesho, its first investment globally. The second edition of Huddle Kerala 2019 one of Asia's largest congregations on start-up ecosystem organized by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), Ajit Mohan, vice president and managing director, India Facebook announced the first minority investment that it has done anywhere in the world in a company called Meesho.

12. 

Which of the following topped in the WPP-Kantar BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands?

A. ICICI Bank
B. HDFC Bank
C. LIC
D. State Bank of India

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

HDFC Bank topped the WPP-Kantar BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands ranking for the sixth time in a row. BFSI brands have dominated the top 10 ranking list this year. According to the report, banking brands made up the largest share of the BrandZ Top 75 and owned 23% of the total brand value of $53.3 billion. Life Insurance Corporation of India and State Bank of India retained their positions in the ranking at No. 2 and No. 5, respectively.

13. 

Who organised the National Level Seminar on Anti Drone Technology at New Delhi on 26 September 2019?

A. Central Bureau of Investigation
B. National Investigation Agency
C. Bureau of Police Research and Development
D. National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) organized a National Level Seminar cum Exhibition on Anti-Drone Technology at BPR&D, New Delhi on 26 September 2019. BPR&D demonstrated on 27 September 2019 at BSF Campus, Bhondsi, Haryana. It ensures that Police officers from all States, Union Territories (UTs), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Central Police Organisation (CPO) have updated information about Anti- Drone Technology. It will also ensure to explore the best comprehensive and compatible solution to control rogue drones.

14. 

Airtel Payments Bank partners with which of the Insurance company to offer unique Mosquito Diseases Protection Policy (MDPP) to protect against mosquito-borne diseases?

A. ICICI Lombard
B. HDFC ERGO
C. Royal Sundaram General Insurance
D. Apollo Munich Health Insurance

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Airtel Payments Bank has joined hands with India's leading private sector general insurance company, HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company to offer unique Mosquito Diseases Protection Policy (MDPP) to protect against mosquito-borne diseases. Mosquito Disease Protection Policy offers cover against seven common mosquito-borne diseases - Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Kala-azar, Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis) and Zika virus. The product, which is a part of the 'Wallet Insurance Portfolio' of HDFC ERGO, will be offered to the remittance customers of Airtel Payments Bank at a nominal cost of Rs 99 per annum.

15. 

Which Indian company tops in the Forbes' World's best 'regarded' companies list 2019?

A. Larsen & Toubro
B. TCS
C. Infosys
D. Tata Motors

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Nearly 17 Indian companies were listed in the Forbes World's best 'regarded' companies list 2019. The company which topped among other Indian firms is Infosys which ranked third in the overall list. The first and second place were held by global payments technology company Visa and Italian car-maker Ferrari respectively. Infosys which tops among the Indian companies, was ranked at 31st position in 2018. Whereas Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) ranking 22nd and Tata Motors ranking (31) featured among the top 50 in the coveted list. Other Indian companies which were ranked in the list were Tata Steel at 105th rank, Larsen & Toubro- 115th rank, Mahindra & Mahindra- 117th rank , HDFC-135th, Bajaj Finserv- 143th, Piramal Enterprises-149th, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL)- 153th,Hindustan Computers Limited( HCL) Technologies-155th, Hindalco Industries-157th, Wipro-168th, HDFC Bank- 204th, Sun Pharma Industries- 217th, General Insurance Corporation Of India(GIC)-224th, Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited (ITC)-231st and Asian Paints at 248th rank.