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21. 

Which of the following scheme is to promote the electric and hybrid vehicle technology to ensure the growth?

A. FAME
B. RISE
C. NPRT
D. EAHV

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

FAME of India is to promote the electric and hybrid vehicle technology to ensure the growth. Phase-I is the fast adoption and manufacturing of the electric and hybrid vehicle in India from 2015. Phase-II is to boost the electrical vehicle mobility and to increase it in commercial fleets from this 2019.

22. 

The researchers at which IIT have developed portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays?

A. IIT Kharagpur
B. IIT Bombay
C. IIT Guwahati
D. IIT Madras

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The researchers at IIT Guwahati have developed a low-cost portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays. The hand-held device with bio-compatible sensor can also diagnose time-critical illnesses such as meningitis.

23. 

Name the mobile application launched to estimate the tiger population in the country.

A. Monitoring System For Tigers-Intensive Protection and Ecological Status (M-STrIPES)
B. Monitoring System For Tigers Protection and Ecological Status (M-STrPES)
C. Monitoring System For Tigers & Other wild life Status (M-STOWS)
D. Monitoring System For Tiger Conservation (M-STC)

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The wildlife officials used mobile application Monitoring System For Tigers-Intensive Protection and Ecological Status (M-STrIPES) to estimate the tiger population in the country. This was announced by Y V Jhala, Scientist of Tiger Cell at Wildlife Institute of India (WII). The application records the track a forest official walks and geotags the sightings of tigers and even other animals or signs which helps in the estimation. The data was received from 491 forest divisions of India and it was processed using M-STrIPES software.

24. 

Name of the programme that is jointly launched by Google India & Tata Trusts to facilitate digital literacy among women in rural India.

A. Internet Saathi
B. New India
C. Women Power
D. Techie Women

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Internet Saathi initiative, a collaborative programme of Google India and Tata Trusts, will be expanded to villages in Punjab and Odisha. Launched in July 2015, the initiative aims to facilitate digital literacy among women in rural India. The programme has contributed towards bridging the digital gender divide in rural India. Initially, in 2015, female to male ratio was 1 in 10 and in 2018, it was increased to 4 in 10. It has trained 70,000 'Internet Saathis'. The programme started as a pilot in Rajasthan and was expanded to states including Gujarat, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana,Tamil Nadu, Goa, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.

25. 

Who will introducing 'Learning Playlists' for educational videos?

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

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

YouTube will be introducing 'Learning Playlists' feature for educational videos on varied topics such as science, math, music and language.