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56. 

Turkmenistan launched its first messaging app on 24 December 2018. It was named as;

A. TurTan
B. Nimbuzz
C. Kakao
D. BizBarde

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Turkmenistan launched its first messaging app on 24 December 2018. The name of the messaging app is 'BizBarde'. The app will allow the exchange of messages, files, photos, and videos. The application is available via the Google Android platform as well as Apple's iOS and Microsoft Windows.

57. 

Qualcomm won a patent dispute case against Apple, which could lead to a ban on sales of iPhones in which of the following country?

A. Germany
B. Italy
C. Poland
D. Denmark

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

A German court found in favour of US chipmaker Qualcomm in a patent dispute case against Apple, which could lead to a ban on sales of iPhones in Germany. The ruling affects iPhone 7 through iPhone X models, which contain a particular component that violated a Qualcomm patent.

58. 

Who designed satellite phones NaVIC to fishermen involved in deep sea fishing?

A. Infosys Limited
B. Indian Space Research Organisation
C. Department of Telecommunications India
D. Reliance Industries Limited

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami launched the distribution of satellite phones to fishermen involved in deep sea fishing. It will assist the fishermen in their navigation while in the high seas. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has designed the NaVIC (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System) receivers in a bid to the fishermen. So far, ISRO has delivered 200 NaVICs to the State government.

59. 

Smartworks a leading workspaces player, introduced a female AI robot in productivity mascot. It was named as;

A. Anamika
B. SmaMo
C. Smart Mitri
D. Anushka

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Smartworks, a leading workspaces player, introduced 'Smart Mitri', a female AI robot, which will be Smartworks' in-house productivity mascot. It will play an influential role in handling the overall office management for the facility, ranging from the visitor system to being a counsellor eventually. Smartworks recently launched its flagship facility in Bengaluru. It is spread over 3 lakh sq ft with 6,000 seats. This facility is the firm's largest centre. With 20 locations across nine cities, the firm caters to more than 500 organizations across large enterprises, SMEs and startups. Some of the clients are Tata Communications, Microsoft, ArcelorMittal, Amazon, Carrier, Otis, Daikin, Lenovo, Bacardi and OLX.

60. 

Which of the following is the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered robot to fly in Space, which made an interaction with the spacefaring crew of International Space Station?

A. CIMON
B. SFIB
C. RAID
D. IE

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion), the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered robot to fly in Space, was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in June 2018. German astronaut Alexander Gerst talked with the artificially intelligent crew-assistant CIMON during a 90-minute experiment on November 15, 2018, aboard the International Space Station (ISS).