Indian Technology Current Affairs 2018

  1. The software launched in Rajasthan for presumptive diagnosis and monitoring of seasonal and non-communicable diseases is:
    A. Mendel
    B. Nidaan
    C. PopHealth
    D. THIRRA
  2. B. Nidaan
    A new software, 'Nidaan', has been launched in Rajasthan for presumptive diagnosis and monitoring of seasonal and non-communicable diseases. 'Nidaan' will facilitate online entries of as many as 46 diseases and healthcare services available for their treatment in different institutions. It is expected to help in formulation of specific action plans for control of diseases.
  3. This firm launched a new swadeshi messaging application called 'Kimbho' to compete with WhatsApp.
    A. Emami
    B. Hindustan Unilever
    C. ITC
    D. Patanjali
  4. D. Patanjali
    Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali launched a new swadeshi messaging application called 'Kimbho' to compete with WhatsApp. Kimbho caters to private and group chats with free phone and video calling. The tagline of Kimbho is 'Ab Bharat Bolega'. Patanjali has recently tied up with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to enter the telecom sector by launching Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards.
  5. Which organisation has launched 'data visualization app' to provide a user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of the education scenario in India?
    A. IFAD
    B. IRC
    C. OXFAM
    D. UNICEF
  6. D. UNICEF
    The UNICEF has launched a 'data visualization app' which provides a user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of the education scenario in India. The app has been made with technical inputs from the UNICEF, in collaboration with the National Institute of Education Planning and Administration (NIEPA) and the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). It uses the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE), the National Assessment survey (NAS) and demographic data and can be used as a visual tool by policy makers, senior government officials, academia, and researchers to address gaps and monitor programs in the field of education.

  7. With which organisation NITI Aayog signed a pact on latest technologies including robotics and artificial intelligence?
    A. ABB Group
    B. BOSCH
    C. IROBOT
    D. NORTHROP GRUMMAN
  8. A. ABB Group
    NITI Aayog and ABB India have signed a pact to help the country derive the benefits of latest technologies including robotics and artificial intelligence. NITI Aayog and ABB will work with government ministries, solicit feedback for areas critical to them and discuss solutions using industrial automation, and digitalization technologies. The initiative also covers the fast-growing segment of electric mobility.
  9. This company filed patent applications relating to e-currency technology recently.
    A. Barclays
    B. IBM
    C. Facebook
    D. Google
  10. A. Barclays
    Barclays has filed two patent applications relating to the transfer of digital currency and data storage with the Indian Patent Office. The bank has filed a patent application titled 'secure digital data operations' & it is a method and system for transferring digital currency from a payer to the recipient. The other patent filed is 'data validation and storage' & is about cryptography.
  11. Yahoo has launched its own new group chat app for Android and iOS. Tha name of the App is:
    A. Ryver
    B. Squirrel
    C. Twist
    D. Zoho Cliq
  12. B. Squirrel
    Yahoo has launched its own new group chat app named Squirrel. Squirrel Group Chat App is still in testing. It is available on Google Play and the App Store. If you need to start using the app, you need a friend who already uses the app to invite you into a group. Squirrel focuses on group chats. It has features that enables you to organize conversations with several people.
  13. Who launched Android Things for IoT platform recently?
    A. Apple
    B. Google
    C. Microsoft
    D. Redmi Mi
  14. B. Google
    Alphabet Inc's Google launched Android Things (codenamed Brillo), a variant (or spinoff) of an Android Operating System for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Its goal is to enable IoT machines developers to be built faster, cheaper and more secure. Its goal is to enable IoT machines developers to be built faster, cheaper and more secure. Android Things It is Android-based embedded operating system Android Things as an IoT OS it is designed to work as low as 32-64 MB of RAM. It will support Bluetooth Low Energy and Wi-Fi.
  15. The most trusted Internet brand in India is:
    A. Amazon
    B. Facebook
    C. Google
    D. Twitter
  16. C. Google
    Online search engine Google is the most trusted Internet brand in India, followed by Facebook, as per the TRA Brand Trust Report 2018. With 1.2 trillion searches per year, Google has become the first port of call for all things on the Internet. Google was followed by Facebook, Amazon and eBay. The biggest falls in trust were seen by Snapdeal, who fell by 142 ranks over last year. The top trust gainers this year were Netflix (up 506 ranks over last year). TRA's Brand Trust Report 2018 report covers 2488 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India and generated 5 million data points.

  17. Which social network has started rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules?
    A. Instagram
    B. Facebook
    C. Twitter
    D. WhatsApp
  18. B. Facebook
    Facebook would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules. Under the new policy, FB users will be asked to review & make choices about ads they receive, including whether they want Facebook to use data from third parties. FB has recently been rocked by disclosures about hijacking of personal data on tens of millions of its users.
  19. Which city tops in the 4G connectivity among 20 of India's largest cities?
    A. Bhopal
    B. Kolkata
    C. Lucknow
    D. Patna
  20. D. Patna
    Patna tops in 4G connectivity among 20 of India's largest cities. It has emerged ahead of the likes of Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi, according to the report of OpenSignal, a wireless coverage mapping company. Four cities from India's central and eastern regions namely Patna, Kanpur, Allahabad, Kolkata, Bhopal, and Lucknow made it to the top 10 while popular tech hubs like Bengaluru are at 10, followed by Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Delhi.