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61. 

Name the software launched by Indian Railways that will enable the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to keep track of punctuality of trains and freight and passenger earnings from anywhere in India?

A. eDiary
B. RailDairy
C. eDrishti
D. RailMoney

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Railways launched a software named- 'eDrishti', that will enable the Union Railway Minister Shri. Piyush Goyalto keep track of punctuality of trains as well as freight and passenger earnings from anywhere in the country. The software has been developed by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS).

62. 

World's first GST calculator was launched by which of the following company?

A. Armani
B. Casio India
C. Tissot
D. Festina

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Casio India has announced the launch of the world's first GST calculator with two new innovations MJ-120 GST and MJ-12GST dedicated to the Indian market. It will make manual invoicing easy and hassle-free. The key features of the Casio MJ-12 GST and MJ-120GST calculators are In-built GST tabs:All the five (0%, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%) GST are in-built in MJ-120GST and MJ-12GST and The tax slabs are changeable as per the industry needs. Gross value (net value + Tax),net value and tax paid under different GST slabs stay stored in the GST+0, GST+1, GST+2, GST+3, GST+4 buttons and the overall value in the five slabs stays stored in the GST GT button. Tax- Mode application: a TAX- feature for all the five tax slabs to calculate the base value from MRP was introduced and will help in its application in calculating base value and net profit earned. Multi-industry use: GST+/tax- key can calculate values in multiple formats.

63. 

Name the company which has launched the Neighbourly app in Delhi and Bangalore.

A. Microsoft
B. Google
C. Oracle
D. Apple

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Google's Next Billion Users (NBU) team announced the national roll-out of its Neighbourly app in Delhi and Bangalore. It will help people by sourcing local information from their neighbors about their neighbourhood in an easier way.The full-fledged app offers services in 8 vernacular languages and is a targeted app with a geographic radius between 1 to 5 km. The initial phase was tested in Mumbai, followed by Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mysuru, Vizag, Kochi and Coimbatore. Henceforth more Indian cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, and Kolkata would be covered.

64. 

This Stock Exchange launched a mobile application and web-based platform for retail investors to buy government securities (G-Secs).

A. Bangalore Stock Exchange
B. National Stock Exchange
C. Bombay Stock Exchange
D. Ahmedabad Stock Exchange

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) launched a mobile application and web-based platform for retail investors to buy government securities (G-Secs). The new app - 'NSE goBID', was launched by SEBI chairman Ajay Tyagi. Through this app, retail investors can invest in treasury bills (T-Bills) of 91 days, 182 days and 364 days and various government bonds from one year to almost 40 years. It will allow investors to make payments directly from their bank accounts using the unified payments interface (UPI) and internet banking. RBI conducts auction of G-sec and T-bills on a weekly basis where 5 per cent of the notified amount is allotted for eligible investors under the scheme for non-competitive bidding facility.

65. 

The World's first AI news anchor was unveiled by;

A. India
B. Germany
C. Japan
D. China

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Chinese press agency Xinhua unveiled AI-based anchor that can read the news in English and Chinese, as naturally as a professional news anchor. The system, developed with Beijing-based search engine operator Sogou, produces realistic-looking speech, lip movements and facial expressions.