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As per the study of Royal Society Open Science, which of the following is the fastest animal on earth?

A. Pronghorn
B. Blue wildebeest
C. Dracula ant
D. Blackbuck

Answer: Option C


In a study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists found that the Dracula ant possesses the fastest animal movement on record. With speeds of up to 90 metres per second or 200 miles per hour, the ants can snap-jaws and power up their mandibles by pressing the tips together.


Which Twitter handle has been launched by the Union Government to spread awareness about cyber crimes?

A. @CyberDost
B. @CyberFriend
C. @CyberVigyan
D. @Cyber18

Answer: Option A


The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has launched a Twitter account to spread awareness about cyber crimes and normal precautions to be taken. The Twitter handles - @CyberDost - is aimed at enhancing people's basic knowledge about cyber crimes and precautions to be taken for prevention.


Which Indian power station created a world record for the longest uninterrupted operation for 941 days?

A. Bokaro Power Station-1, Jharkhand
B. Kaiga Power Station-1, Karnataka
C. Durgapur Power Station-2, West Bengal
D. Barauni Power Station-2, Bihar

Answer: Option B


Karnataka's Kaiga Power Station-1 has created a world record for the longest uninterrupted operation for 941 days, thereby breaking the earlier record of 940 days by the United Kingdom. Heysham-2 Unit-8 of the U.K. had held the earlier record of the longest uninterrupted operation (940 days) among all nuclear power reactors (of all technologies) in the world. Kaiga Generating Station (KGS-1) equalled the world record on Sunday and broke it on Monday, thus creating history. While KGS-1 is a Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR), Heysham-2 Unit-8 is an Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR).


ENSURE - National Livestock Mission was launched by the ministry of;

A. Ministry of Agriculture
B. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
C. Ministry of Home Affairs
D. Minister of Commerce and Industry

Answer: Option A


Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched a portal 'ENSURE'- National Livestock Mission-EDEG developed by NABARD and operated under the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries. The NABARD has developed an online portal "ENSURE" ( so that the information related to beneficiary and processing of the application can be made readily available.


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


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.