SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
A)
IBM
B)
Intel
C)
Google
D)
Microsoft

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Microsoft

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Microsoft on Monday(24th Oct 2022) launched the Windows Dev Kit 2023, a new personal computer designed for developers using the ARM chip design.

The Windows Dev Kit 2023 is available in eight countries; Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, U.K., and U.S., the company blog mentioned.
 
Microsoft Windows Dev Kit 2023 is a part of ‘Project Volterra’ started in May 2022. With this new device, developers can build, run, and test Windows apps for Arm on a single compact device, the blog says.
 
The Windows Dev Kit 2023 is powered by the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 SoC and utilising the Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK. This device sports 32GB RAM and 512GB high-speed NVMe storage, along with multiple ports : built-in Wi-Fi 6, physical ethernet, 3 USB-A and 2 USB-C, and a Mini Display port for connectivity. 
 
With the Dev Kit 2023 you can also drive up to 3 external monitors simultaneously, including 2 at 4K 60Hz 
 
Windows Dev Kit 2023 enables developers to build apps the NPU hardware to accelerate AI/ML workloads delivering AI-enhanced features and experiences,” Microsoft said in a blogpost.
 
The Dev Kit 2023 will get the access to ARM-compatible versions of Microsoft’s core productivity apps, and selected third-party programs. It also runs many software development tools. .

Source : The Hindu

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A)
Amazon Cloud
B)
Alibaba Cloud
C)
Google Cloud
D)
Microsoft Azure

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Google Cloud

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Google Cloud has announced(12th Oct 2022) its empanelment by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), allowing it to apply cloud technology to solve complex problems for government organizations.
 
With the empanelment, referred to as the MeitY accreditation, Google is now positioned to fully partner with India’s public sector organisations to become an active participant in India’s digital transformation initiatives, especially Project Meghraj.

That aims at making a multi-level, national cloud-sharing foundation giving affordable, secure, and safe data storage for everyone.
 
In other words, this empanelment enables the Indian public sector, including government agencies at the centre and state levels, and public sector units (PSUs) in sectors such as power, banking financial services and insurance (BFSI), transportation, oil and gas, public finance, and others, to deploy Google Cloud.
 
Last year, Google Cloud announced the Delhi NCR Cloud Region in India, to support customers and the public sector in India and across Asia Pacific. The cloud regions in India will provide cutting-edge tools and technology that will serve as a catalyst for this transition.
 
Google’s rivals such as Microsoft, IBM, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Oracle, among others, have already received approval from MeitY to procure and initiate digital transformation projects..

Source : Mint

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A)
Jeff Bezos
B)
Elon Musk
C)
Bill Gates
D)
Mark Zuckerberg

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Elon Musk

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On Friday(30th Sep 2022), Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed a prototype of a humanoid "Optimus" robot that shares some Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and sensors with its cars' Autopilot driver assistance features.
 
Optimus was revealed at Tesla AI Day 2022, an event which aimed to demonstrate how far the company's autonomous robot and vehicle research has come.
 
According to media reports, the event gave the first look of Optimus, strolling around the stage, updates on new self-driving software and also a first look at the Dojo hardware powering Tesla's AI research.
 
According to Elon Musk, this humanoid prototype can do more than what was shown live. However, it first operated without a tether during the Tesla AI Day event. Musk also claimed that the difference between Tesla's humanoid and other very impressive humanoid robot demonstrations is that Tesla's Optimus is made for mass production in the "millions" of units and to be very capable.
 
About Optimus robot's prototype :
 
* After much waiting, the Optimus was finally presented in functional form. It has a 2.3kWh battery, weighs 73 kg, it walks about and waves using external actuators.
 
* The autopilot team at Tesla described how far they have gone with fully autonomous driving, which has increased from 2,000 Tesla drivers to 160,000 this year in its beta testing.
 
* Elon Musk suggested a potential worldwide expansion, despite the fact that it is presently only accessible in the US and Canada..

Source : Business Standard

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A)
16th September 2022
B)
18th September 2022
C)
25th September 2022
D)
29th September 2022

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 16th September 2022

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Amazon India on Friday(16th September 2022) launched ‘AmazeWIT Circles’, a dedicated networking virtual event to educate women and prepare them for careers in technology.
 
The ‘AmazeWIT Circles’ is designed for seasoned software development engineers. The half-day-long virtual event is led by technology leaders at Amazon who cover topics relevant to technical upliftment and sustained career development.
 
“While women today are taking up and growing in various roles within the technology space, the numbers are still lower due to a lack of exposure and mentorship. I am excited about the launch of AmazeWIT Circles, which is a unique networking and learning event for women from the technology space to connect, engage, and educate themselves. 
 
The speed mentoring will also help them demystify what to expect in tech careers. Through AmazeWIT Circles, we look at creating an increased women’s technology talent pool in India,” said Deepti Varma, Vice President, People and Experience Technology (PXT), Amazon Stores India & Emerging Markets..

Source : The hindu Businessline

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A)
Adware malware
B)
Worms malware
C)
Rootkits malware
D)
Joker malware

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Joker malware

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Joker malware infected 50 apps on the Google Play Store, according to Zscaler Threatlabz. Google swiftly removed them from its app store. However, if you still happen to have any of them loaded on your smartphone, you must uninstall them right away and check out one of our top mobile antivirus programmes to clean your phone of any malware leftovers.
 
The Joker, Facestealer, and Coper malware families have recently been found to be spreading through apps, according to the Zscaler ThreatLabz team. The malicious apps were swiftly deleted from the Google Play Store when the ThreatLabz team immediately alerted the Google Android Security team of these newly discovered dangers.
 
What is Joker Malware?
Joker is one of the most well-known malware families that preys on Android mobile devices. Even though this particular malware is well known, it nevertheless manages to get into Google's official app store by periodically updating its trail signatures, which also includes updates to the virus's code, execution processes, and payload-retrieval techniques. In addition to stealing the victim's contacts, device data, and SMS messages, this virus aims to sign the victim up for pricey wireless application protocol (WAP) services.
 
To date, ThreatLabz has found more than 50 different Joker downloading apps on the Play Store. Together, these apps have been downloaded more than 300,000 times, and most of them fit into one of the following categories: Communication, Health, Personalization, Photography and Tools..

Source : Mint

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A)
Join Me
B)
MS Maanage
C)
Viva Engage
D)
Face Reader

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Viva Engage

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Tech giant Microsoft has announced that it is introducing Viva Engage, a new app in Teams that helps build community and connection, along with providing tools for personal expression.
 
Built on the foundation of Yammer, Viva Engage brings people together across the organisation to connect with leaders and coworkers, find answers to questions, share their unique story, and find belonging at work.
 
Microsoft Viva is designed to give employees across multiple roles and functions what they need to feel connected -- no matter when or where they work.
 
But employee experience is more than that. It is about helping employees excel at their job, whether it's sales, marketing, finance, or IT, the company said.
 
The social app for digital communities, conversations, and self-expression tools builds on the existing capabilities of the Communities app for Teams and Microsoft 365.
 
Last month, Microsoft introduced the first of a new dimension of Viva, tailored to meet these vertical, role-specific needs -- Microsoft Viva Sales..

Source : Business Standard

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A)
Tata Elxsi
B)
Infosys
C)
HCL Technologies
D)
L&T Technology Services

Correct Answer : Option (D) - L&T Technology Services

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L&T Technology Services has become the first technology company to publicly express its interest in the government's direct allocation of spectrum for captive 5G networks.
 
It will obtain spectrum to set up a 5G non-public network to build use cases on the technology, chief executive Amit Chadha told ET. Apart from this, the engineering and research and development services firm will also deploy 5G solutions globally for parent Larsen & Toubro.
 
India recently issued rules for non-telecom enterprises to acquire spectrum directly from the telecom department for setting up private 5G networks..

Source : India Times

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A)
New Delhi
B)
Bengaluru
C)
Mumbai
D)
Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Bengaluru

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Bharti Airtel has successfully deployed the country’s first 5G private network at Bosch Automotive Electronics India (RBAI) facility in Bengaluru.
 
Airtel’s on-premise 5G captive private network was built over the trial spectrum allocated by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
 
The company said it has implemented two industrial grade use cases for quality improvement and operational efficiency at Bosch’s manufacturing facility, utilising the trial spectrum.
 
In both the cases, 5G technology such as mobile broadband and ultra reliable low latency communications drove automated operations, ensuring faster scale up and reduced downtimes.
 
The private network set up on trial spectrum at the Bosch facility has the capability to manage thousands of connected devices along with delivering multi-GBPS throughput, Airtel said in a statement.
 
Further, Airtel said its 5G solution helped Bosch shop floor managers and operators identify and resolve issues in real time, thus reducing the Mean Time To Repair (MTTR ) and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).
 
Ajay Chitkara, director and CEO — Airtel Business, said, “We believe that Airtel has the world class infrastructure, partnerships and expertise to deliver captive private network solution in any part of the country and to enterprise of any size.”.

Source : Financial Express

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A)
IISc Bangalore
B)
IISER Kolkata
C)
IIT Delhi
D)
IIT kharagpur

Correct Answer : Option (A) - IISc Bangalore

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Nokia and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore have jointly opened the Nokia Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Networked Robotics at IISc.
 
The CoE will promote interdisciplinary research involving robotics and advanced communication technologies in 5G and artificial intelligence (AI). The CoE will also develop use cases across industrial automation, agriculture and disaster management.
 
Nishant Batra, chief strategy and technology officer at Nokia said : “There is substantial untapped intellectual capability and competence in India, and our collaboration with a prestigious institution like IISc will enable exciting possibilities for industry and society.”
 
Prof Govindan Rangarajan, director at IISc, said :Next generation communication technologies like 5G and 6G will contribute enormously to the growth of India’s economy. Our collaboration with a world-class company like Nokia will enable us to explore new frontiers for advanced technology research to benefit society as well as provide state-of-the-art training to our students to enable them to become technology leaders in the coming decades.”.

Source : India Times

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A)
Tropics
B)
Africa
C)
Mediterranean
D)
Western Europe

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Tropics

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The Canada  Scientists have discovered a large hole in ozone gas layer, which envelops the Earth and protects it from the Sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. The hole is located in the lower stratosphere and is seven times bigger than the one over Antarctica.
 
The newly-discovered all-season hole sits over the tropics and has been there for more than 30 years, said Qing-Bin Lu, a scientist from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, who made the discovery..

Source : NDTV

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