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71. 

Which State topped the 2nd edition of the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) list?

A. Kerala
B. Karnataka
C. Maharashtra
D. Telangana

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Maharashtra topped the 2nd edition of the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) list. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu bagged No 2 & 3 spot respectively. The list consists of India's top 10 states that have a maximum number of LEED certified green buildings. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

72. 

The Centre is demanding ________ for fingerprinting of messages to trace the origin of all content shared through it.

A. Twitter
B. WhatsApp
C. Instagram
D. TikTok

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Indian government has demanded Whatsapp, the Facebook-owned messaging application, to digitally fingerprint messages that are sent on its platform without breaking the encryption. The move is to ensure traceability of all content shared through the WhatsApp platform, without reading the message. This decision is in line with draft amendments to intermediary guidelines of the Information Technology Act released in December 2018, which requires all internet platforms to ensure traceability of the origin of all content shared through them.

73. 

Facebook launches cryptocurrency which allows users to make financial transactions across the globe. It's named as;

A. Dobil
B. Libra
C. Cryco
D. Digicy

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Facebook has announced a digital currency called Libra that will allow its billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe. Libra is being touted as a means to connect people who do not have access to traditional banking platforms. Technology to make transactions with Libra will be available as a standalone app - as well as on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger platforms - as early as 2020.

74. 

Which media company planned to launch updated Portal devices for video chat?

A. Twitter
B. Facebook
C. Instagram
D. Skype

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Facebook is set to launch an updated version of its video chat device 'Portal' later in 2019. Facebook would also reveal some new form factors, including Ripley, that Portal would be shipped with. The device is also powered by Amazon's voice assistant Alexa and comes with front cameras. It was first launched in November 2018.

75. 

Name the web mapping service, which launches three new public transport features in India.

A. WikiMapia
B. MapQuest
C. Bing Maps
D. Google Maps

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

A web mapping service, Google map launched three India-First features targeted at Public transport users to access public transport quickly and easily. It stated that Google map users now can see the bus travel times from live traffic data across 10 cities, get to know the real-time train status on the platform as well as get commute suggestions that combine public transport and auto-rickshaws. The 10 cities are Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Lucknow, Chennai, Mysore, Coimbatore, and Surat.

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