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Exercise :: Technology - Latest Current Affairs

  • Technology - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

What is the name of India's first social media app named launched by Vice President Venkiah Naidu?

A. Milap
B. Chatmat
C. Connect
D. Elyments

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Vice President Venkiah Naidu has launched India's first social media app named Elyments. The app allows users to make free video or audio calls and chat privately or in groups. More than 1000 IT professionals came together to develop this app under Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The app helps boost the ambitious Make in India initiative.

2. 

ISRO released the picture of the closest and biggest moon of Mars named "Phobos". Who was the founder of ISRO?

A. Har Gobind Khorana
B. Vikram Sarabhai
C. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
D. Homi J. Bhabha

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the picture of the closest and biggest moon of Mars named "Phobos" which was captured by Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). The image was taken on July 1, 2020 when MOM was about 7200 km from Mars and at 4200 km from Phobos.

3. 

Which coompany has launched its first brand campaign 'It's Between You' in India that narrates real stories about how Indians communicate daily' in their closest relationships?

A. Instagram
B. Facebook
C. WhatsApp
D. Snapchat

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Messaging giant WhatsApp said on Saturday it has launched its first brand campaign 'It's Between You' in India that narrates real stories about how Indians communicate daily on WhatsApp 'in their closest relationships.'

4. 

The Science and Engineering Research Board has launched which scheme to provide a single platform for research internships, capacity building programs and workshops across the country?

A. Vigyan Yojna
B. Accelerate Vigyan
C. Accelerate Science
D. Vigyan Progress

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Science and Engineering Research Board has launched a new scheme called 'Accelerate Vigyan' to provide a single platform for research internships, capacity building programs and workshops across the country. The primary objective of this inter-ministerial scheme is to encourage high-end scientific research and prepare scientific manpower, which can lead towards research careers and knowledge-based economy.

5. 

Which institute has developed a virtual classroom aid, 'Mobile Masterjee'?

A. The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
B. The Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
C. The Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
D. The Indian Institute of Science

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Kanpur has developed a virtual classroom aid, 'Mobile Masterjee'. It is a classroom-to-home teaching setup, which enables students to record teachers' lectures/instructions while using smartphones. It is developed by the Imagineering Lab of IIT Kanpur.