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Exercise :: Science - Latest Current Affairs

  • Science - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

India's Artificial Intelligence enabled "MyGov Corona Helpdesk" won two awards in 4th CogX, 2020. What was the theme of CogX 2020?

A. How do we get healthy in next 10 years?
B. How do we get the next 10 years right?
C. How do we get corona free in next 10 years?
D. How do we get global peace in next 10 years?

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India's Artificial Intelligence enabled "MyGov Corona Helpdesk" won two awards under the categories "Best Innovation for Covid-19 - Society" and "People Choice Covid-19 Overall Winner" in 4th CogX, 2020. CogX is the Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI and Emerging Technology which will be held in London annually. The theme of CogX 2020 is "How do we get the next 10 years right?".

2. 

Which university has detected two super Earths Gliese 887b and Gliese 887c orbiting around the Gliese 887, the brightest red dwarf star in the sky?

A. The University of Gottingen, Germany
B. University of Bern, Germany
C. Tsinghua University, Beijing
D. University of Helsinki, Germany

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

In the research of The RedDots team of Astronomers led by the University of Gottingen (Master - Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen), Germany detected two super Earths Gliese 887b and Gliese 887c orbiting around the Gliese 887, the brightest red dwarf star in the sky. The results of the research are published in the journal Science.

3. 

Scientists from which Institute have synthesized a novel inorganic-organic hybrid compound that can inhibit breast, lung, and liver cancer cells?

A. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
B. All India Institute of Medical Sciences
C. Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali
D. Central Drug Research Institute

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Scientists from the Institute of Nano Science & Technology (INST), Mohali, have synthesized a novel inorganic-organic hybrid compound that can inhibit breast, lung, and liver cancer cells. It is expected that this will open up new possibilities for metallodrugs.

4. 

Which institute has discovered new biomolecules to fight drug resistance in Kala-azar exploring ways to tackle miltefosine resistance?

A. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
B. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
C. National Centre for Cell Science, Pune
D. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Researchers at the Department of Biotechnology's National Centre for Cell Science (DBT-NCCS) in Pune discovered new biomolecules to fight drug resistance in Kala-azar exploring ways to tackle miltefosine resistance.

5. 

Which institue has created a chip named 'Dhruva' that can be mounted in smartphones and navigation devices to find places and routes within the country?

A. IIT Gandhinagar
B. IIT Bombay
C. IIT Indore
D. IIT Guwahati

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Navigation is an essential feature in the era of smart devices and IoT ( Internet of Things), which we use in various personal and commercial applications. Navigation technology enables the nation to manage its territory, protect its borders and manage disaster response. Keeping these requirements in mind, researchers at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay led by Rajesh Zele from the Department of Electrical Engineering have created a chip named 'Dhruva' that can be mounted in smartphones and navigation devices to find places and routes within the country.