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26. 

Name of the virus that hit 1.5 crore android devices across the country recently.

A. Black Horse
B. Agent Smith
C. Target John
D. Super Bug

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The newly discovered Android malware Agent Smith infected 1.5 crore android devices in the country while about 2.5 crore devices have been affected with this virus. The malware has been nicknamed, 'Agent Smith', owing to the methods it uses to attack an Android device without getting noticed.

27. 

Popshot, the world's first ever interactive browser built for smartphones was launched in which country?

A. China
B. India
C. Singapore
D. France

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Popshot, the world's first ever interactive browser built for smartphones, launches in India. Popshot is a smart app that changes the way people explore, share, and save the web through a first-of-its-kind interactive screenshot feature. This promises to redefine the users' digital capabilities in exploring, bookmarking and sharing content by making it more visual, organized and direct.

28. 

BYPL, a power distribution company, launched energy saving app recently. What is the name of the app?

A. Ecobee Smart Thermostat
B. Green Outlet
C. Susthome
D. Energy Cost Calculator

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), a power distribution company, launched energy-saving behavioral app 'Susthome'. It is developed by BYPL and TERI-The Energy and Resources Institute, to bring about a behavioural change in how consumers use electricity and it will track energy consumption patterns. In the first phase of a pilot project, selected cooperative housing societies in Mayur Vihar will use this app. In the second phase, the initiative will cover around two lakh residential consumers. It has the potential to save nearly 72 MUs (Million Units) and over Rs 29 crore annually. BYPL has partnered with several private bodies like TERI, Panasonic India and Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) to launch three ambitious and novel initiatives like the behavioural energy saving app, green division concept and solar micro grids with battery storage.

29. 

Name the driving license app, that is introduced by the government recently.

A. G-Yatra
B. Sarathi
C. Spotify
D. m-Parivahan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The government plans to introduce Universal smart card driving licences. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to modify the current format of driving licenses to laminated card without chip or smart card type driving licences. This Ministry will accomplish the mission through its flagship application called SARATHI (for driving license) developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

30. 

Which of the following is a subsidiary of Facebook that is introduced to provide financial services for users to participate in the Libra network?

A. BiyoWallet
B. Calibra
C. Alipay
D. Adyen

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Facebook introduced Calibra, it's digital wallet, which will provide financial services and it will be integrated into Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and other approved third-party wallets.Libra Association has 27 partners which includes venture capital firms, nonprofit organizations, crypto firms, and massive corporate financial, telecommunications, and technology service providers like Coinbase, Mastercard, Visa, eBay, PayPal, Stripe, Spotify, Uber, Lyft, and Vodafone.