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11. 

Which social media has inked an agreement with International Cricket Council to get exclusive digital content rights for ICC matches in South Asia, recently?

A. YouTube
B. Instagram
C. Twitter
D. Facebook

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The International Cricket Council has inked an agreement with Facebook, under which the social media platform will get exclusive digital content rights for select cricket matches in the Indian subcontinent including the Women's T20 World Cup 2020-22, Men's T20 World Cup 2020-21 and the Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. The social media platform also bagged the rights for match recaps for rest of the world for the next 4 years.

12. 

Scientists from which institute have developed the biggest-ever computer chip using carbon nanotubes (CNT)- RV16XNano?

A. Yale University
B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
C. Harvard University
D. Stanford University

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, have developed the biggest-ever computer chip using carbon nanotubes (CNT)- RV16XNano. This was published in the journal Nature.RV16X-Nano is a 16-bit processor that contains 14,000 transistors - electronic switches. These switches are made up of CNT - tiny cylinders made of rolled-up, atom-thick sheets of graphene.

13. 

Which of the following Indian Mobile app clinched the bronze medal at the Technovation Challenge?

A. Maitri
B. VithU
C. Nirbhaya
D. YatraMiTR

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Maitri Mobile app clinched the bronze medal at the Technovation Challenge. It is the world's largest technology and entrepreneurship programme for girls, held in San Francisco, US. A team of 5 girls students nicknamed "Tech Witches" have developed a mobile app named Maitri. The aim of the app is to bring together individuals suffering from loneliness and depression and those lacking nurturing love of elderly role models.

14. 

Name the India's 1st FinTech centre of excellence, which was set up by the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) in association with Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu(ELCOT) .

A. FinPark
B. FinTech
C. FinSmart
D. FinBlue

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) in association with Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu(ELCOT) has officially set up a 'Centre of Excellence in FinTech' with a cost of over ₹23 crore. It is first of its kind in India and is named 'FinBlue'.

15. 

Which item has been banned by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation while travelling in planes?

A. MI Phone
B. Samsung Charger
C. Lenovo Laptop
D. Apple Mac Book

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

DGCA has banned some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold by Apple between September 2015 and February 2017 from flights. The regulatory body said that these laptops have been deemed fire hazard because their batteries can overheat.