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26. 

Which institute collaborates with NVIDIA to establish India's first 'NVIDIA Artificial Intelligence Technology Centre' to speed up the research work on AI and its commercial purpose?

A. IIT-D
B. IIT-H
C. IIT-B
D. IIT-J

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Indian Institute of Technology - Hyderabad(IIT-H) collaborates with NVIDIA to establish India's first 'NVIDIA Artificial Intelligence(AI) Technology Centre'(NVAITC) to speed up the research work on AI and its commercial purpose.

27. 

Which company signed Licence Agreement and Transfer of Technology for Akash Missile Weapon System of Indian Army Variant with Defence Research and Development Organisation?

A. Ordnance Factory Board
B. Mishra Dhatu Nigam
C. Bharat Dynamics Limited
D. Bharat Earth Movers

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) signed Licence Agreement and Transfer of Technology (LAToT) for Akash Missile Weapon System of Indian Army Variant with Defence Research and Development Organisation - Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDO - DRDL). The agreement was signed by Dr. Dasharath Ram, Director of DRDL and P Radha Krishna, Production Director of BDL.

28. 

The National Skill Development Corporation, a not-for-profit public limited company has joined hands with which company to enhance the digital skills of the country's youth?

A. Paytm
B. Facebook
C. Google
D. Microsoft

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a not-for-profit public limited company has joined hands with tech giant company Microsoft India Private Limited, a subsidiary of American software company Microsoft Corporation, to enhance the digital skills of the country's youth. Under this, more than 1 lakh youth will be digitally enabled in the country in the next one year.

29. 

Which company has launched 'Compact XL'- India's first machine to automate the manual processes of molecular diagnostic tests like RT-PCR test for COVID-19 on 7th July 2020?

A. GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
B. Mylab Discovery Solutions
C. Panacea Biotech Ltd
D. Zydus Cadila

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Mylab Discovery Solutions, Pune based molecular diagnostics company has launched 'Compact XL'- India's first machine to automate the manual processes of molecular diagnostic tests like RT-PCR test for COVID-19 on 7th July 2020. The machine was unveiled by Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII).

30. 

Defence Research and Development Organisation will establish a research cell at which Indian Institute of Technology to meet the future defence technological requirements of the country?

A. IIT-Jodhpur
B. IIT-Indore
C. IIT-Bhilai
D. IIT-Hyderabad

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) will establish a research cell at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, 'DRDO - IIT-H Research Cell' to meet the future defence technological requirements of the country. The research cell is established as an extension of the DRDO Research and Innovation Centre, Chennai.