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36. 

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.

37. 

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.

38. 

AIIMS doctor along with a team of IIT-Delhi students have developed which app which enables users to track willing plasma donors who have recovered from Covid-19?

A. COPAL-19
B. COVIL-19
C. COPLA-19
D. PLACO-19

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

AIIMS(All India Institute Of Medical Science) doctor along with a team of IIT-Delhi students have developed an app "COPAL-19" which enables users to track willing plasma donors who have recovered from Covid-19.

39. 

The National Research Development Cooperation has signed a technology licensing agreement with which company to manufacture Personal protective equipment Suit named NavRakshak?

A. Indian Medical Care
B. Wildcraft
C. Peter England
D. Indian Garment Company

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The National Research Development Cooperation (NRDC) has signed a technology licensing agreement with an Agra-based apparel manufacturing entity, the Indian Garment Company. The agreement aims to manufacture know-how of a Personal protective equipment Suit named NavRakshak. NavRakshak PPE was principally developed by Dr. Arnab Ghosh, a Naval Doctor.

40. 

Which country is the first country in the world to control desert locusts using drones?

A. China
B. USA
C. Pakistan
D. India

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Under the Make in India initiative the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers' Welfare has initiated to develop a vehicle mounted ultra-low volume sprayer for locust control to reduce the limitations of importing equipment. India is the first country in the world to control desert locusts using drones.