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46. 

George Laurer, who recently passed away was the inventor of which of the following services?

A. Barcode
B. MICR
C. RTGS
D. None of these

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

George Laurer, the US engineer who helped develop the barcode, has passed away at the age of 94.Mr. Laurer has been recognized as the co-inventor of the Universal Product Code (UPC) or barcode.

47. 

Who will be the partner country for Bio Asia 2020?

A. China
B. Switzerland
C. USA
D. Sweden

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Switzerland is to serve as a partner for Bio Asia 2020 has scheduled to be held between 17-19 February 2019 in Hyderabad, Telangana. The event is being organized by the Federation of Asian Biotech Association and the Government of Telangana. The theme of the Bio Asia 2020 is "Today For Tomorrow".

48. 

Which of the following cities organized the Symposium on Scope of Science of Ayurveda in Global Health?

A. Indore
B. Raipur
C. New Delhi
D. Chennai

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Government organized a Symposium on Scope of Science of Ayurveda in Global Health on 11 December at New Delhi. It was organized by the Ministry of AYUSH in coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs. It is in line with the Ministry of AYUSH's commitment to promote Ayurveda and Traditional systems of Medicine globally.

49. 

How many commercial satellites have been launched by ISRO along with RISAT-2BR1?

A. 7
B. 9
C. 10
D. 12

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

ISRO launched the RISAT-2BR1 satellite on 11 December 2019. India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launched RISAT-2BR1, the fiftieth flight (PSLV-C48), along with nine commercial satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. RISAT-2BR1 was injected successfully into an orbit of 576 km.

50. 

How many missions will be completed by PSLV with the launch of RISAT-2BR1 on board PLSV-C48?

A. 58
B. 55
C. 50
D. 45

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The countdown is on for the launch of India's radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 on board PLSV-C48 from its spaceport of Sriharikota. The workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, on its 50th mission, PSLV-C48, is scheduled to lift off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, about 130 km at 3.25 p.m. on December 11.