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Quiz on Latest Science and Technology- February 12, 2024

One Liner Questions: Quiz on Latest Science and Technology

  1. Where is the need to expand oncology services emphasized according to health experts?
  2. What significant announcement did Elon Musk make regarding Mars?
  3. What are some atypical heart attack symptoms in women?
  4. Who published an essay on NASA’s EarthData website, and what is it about?
  5. What is the expected growth rate of digital technology spending by Indian organizations in 2024?
  6. Which organization recognized HireMee as an assessment agency for emerging technologies?
  7. What will NASA’s Expedition 71 astronauts study aboard the ISS?
  8. Which South Korean startup developed an AI chatbot featured on Google Play?
  9. How many subscriptions has Google One service reached, and what new plan was announced?
  10. What does new research show about 3D ice printing?
  11. How can India and the US enhance their civil nuclear agreement?
  12. What makes diagnosing ovarian cancer in its early stages challenging?
  13. How many employees did Blissclub lay off?
  14. What does a new blood test for schizophrenia predict?
  15. How many employees is Cisco reportedly planning to lay off?
  16. Which Ola Electric scooter received certification under the government’s PLI scheme?
  17. What trend is contributing to a record number of bankruptcy filings among marriage agencies in Japan?
  18. How is Google supporting the European parliamentary elections?
  19. At what age can smokers expect to live almost as long as non-smokers if they quit?
  20. What target has India set for electronics production and exports in the coming years?
  21. How has coronavirus affected sexual activity in women according to a study?
  22. How many mobile numbers involved in cyber-crime or financial frauds have been blocked by the government?

One Liner Answers: Quiz on Latest Science and Technology

  1. The expansion of oncology services is emphasized in India’s tier-II cities.
  2. Elon Musk announced plans to shift one million people to Mars.
  3. Atypical heart attack symptoms in women include sweating, nausea, dizziness, and unusual fatigue.
  4. Indian-American scientist Rahul Ramachandran published an essay on tackling Earth Science’s scaling problem.
  5. Digital technology spending by Indian organizations is likely to grow at two times the economy’s rate in 2024.
  6. The National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) recognized HireMee.
  7. They will study neurological “organoids”, plant growth, and shifts in body fluids.
  8. Thingsflow developed Hellobot, a first-generation AI chatbot.
  9. Google One service reached 100 million subscriptions, and a new AI Premium Plan was announced.
  10. It shows the possibility of creating structures resembling blood vessels in the body.
  11. By using American HALEU fuel in Indian small pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR) for global markets.
  12. It has vague symptoms like constipation, bloating, and back pain, with no routine screens available.
  13. Blissclub laid off nearly 21 employees, possibly up to 30.
  14. The blood test predicts future risks for schizophrenia and matches patients to effective treatments.
  15. Cisco is reportedly planning to lay off “thousands” of employees.
  16. Ola Electric’s S1 Pro (Gen-2) electric scooter received the certification.
  17. The rise in the use of dating apps over marriage consultation agencies.
  18. By surfacing high-quality information to voters and equipping campaigns with security tools.
  19. Those who quit smoking before the age of 40.
  20. To reach $300 billion in electronics production, including $100 billion in exports.
  21. Women who have suffered from coronavirus are found to be less interested in sexual activity.
  22. The government has blocked about 1.4 lakh mobile numbers.

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Quiz on Latest Science and Technology- January 25, 2024

One-Liner Questions: Quiz on Latest Science and Technology

  1. What percentage of its workforce did Aurora Innovation lay off at the start of this year?
  2. How many employees did Aurora have as of the end of 2023?
  3. What was the total capital inflow into Indian startups in 2023?
  4. Which Indian startup’s IPO has been particularly influential in the tech sector?
  5. How many positions will be affected by SAP’s company-wide restructuring in 2024?
  6. What percentage of SAP’s workforce will the restructuring affect?
  7. When did Microsoft reach a $3 trillion market cap?
  8. Which other company reached the $3 trillion market cap before Microsoft?
  9. What was Tesla’s net income and revenue in the fourth quarter of 2023?
  10. How many EVs did Tesla deliver in 2023?
  11. What theme will India’s Republic Day tableau highlight this year regarding AI?
  12. What novel blood test have Swedish neuroscientists developed for Alzheimer’s disease?
  13. How big was the database in the ‘Mother of All Breaches’ cybersecurity incident?
  14. What does the largest study in The Lancet Public Health reveal about education and life expectancy?
  15. What is the main source of air pollution in most Indian cities?
  16. What new feature is WhatsApp developing to comply with EU regulations?
  17. What is the nature of Nokia’s agreement with OPPO regarding 5G patents?
  18. What new tools has Microsoft announced for Teams meetings?
  19. How much of Paytm’s parent company’s stake did SoftBank sell recently?

Answers: Quiz on Latest Science and Technology

  1. Aurora Innovation laid off three percent of its workforce.
  2. Aurora had about 1,800 employees at the end of 2023.
  3. Indian startups saw $8.4 billion of capital inflow in 2023.
  4. Freshworks’ IPO has been particularly influential.
  5. SAP’s restructuring will affect approximately 8,000 positions.
  6. The restructuring will affect over 7 percent of SAP’s workforce.
  7. Microsoft reached a $3 trillion market cap in late January 2024.
  8. Apple hit the $3 trillion market cap around two years before Microsoft.
  9. Tesla reported $7.9 billion in net income and $25.2 billion in revenue in Q4 2023.
  10. Tesla delivered 1.8 million EVs in 2023.
  11. India’s Republic Day tableau will highlight AI in healthcare, logistics, and education.
  12. Swedish neuroscientists developed a blood test that can spot Alzheimer’s risk 15 years early.
  13. The ‘Mother of All Breaches’ involved a database of over 26 billion leaked data records.
  14. The study in The Lancet Public Health shows that education can lower the risk of death.
  15. Air pollution in most Indian cities mainly comes from rural areas.
  16. WhatsApp is working on a ‘Third-party Chats’ feature for EU regulation compliance.
  17. Nokia and OPPO signed a 5G patent cross-license agreement with royalty payments.
  18. Microsoft announced new audio and video control tools for Teams meetings.
  19. SoftBank sold an additional 2 percent stake in Paytm’s parent company, One97 Communications.

Quiz on Latest Science and Technology- December 22, 2023

One-Liner Questions: Quiz on Latest Science and Technology

  1. Who announced the plan to land an international astronaut on the Moon by the end of the decade?
  2. In which countries has Worldcoin stopped offering its Orb-verification service?
  3. What are the key features of Lava’s new Storm 5G smartphone?
  4. How does high blood sugar in diabetics affect lung disease risk?
  5. What were the main outcomes of Byju’s recent Annual General Meeting?
  6. How many 5G smartphones has realme launched so far?
  7. What decision did the US International Trade Commission make regarding Apple’s Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2?
  8. How is Paytm using artificial intelligence in its services?
  9. What is the current Covid-19 situation in India according to health experts?
  10. How much could Apple lose in sales due to stopping Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the US?
  11. What is the market value of the global AI industry as of this year?
  12. How many employees were laid off by ShareChat?
  13. What new feature is Microsoft adding to its AI-powered chatbot Copilot?
  14. What problem does the use of AI in healthcare pose, according to a study?
  15. Which charging standard will Volkswagen Group adopt for its future vehicles?
  16. How does indoor air quality impact creativity levels?
  17. What is the expected shipment of generative AI-driven smartphones next year?

Answers: Quiz on Latest Science and Technology

  1. Vice President Kamala Harris announced the plan during a National Space Council meeting.
  2. Worldcoin stopped its service in India, Brazil, and France.
  3. Lava’s Storm 5G has a 6.78-inch display, 8GB of RAM, and comes in Gale Green and Thunder Black.
  4. High blood sugar disrupts lung cell function, increasing severe lung disease risk in diabetics.
  5. Byju’s AGM approved the audited financials for 2022 and reappointed MSKA & ASSOCIATES as auditors.
  6. Realme has launched 33 smartphones with 5G capabilities.
  7. The US ITC denied Apple’s request to delay an import and sales ban on these watches.
  8. Paytm is using AI for payments and financial services, including wealth management.
  9. Experts say the Covid-19 situation in India is mild despite rising cases.
  10. Apple could lose $300-400 million in holiday-season sales.
  11. The global AI industry is valued at $240 billion.
  12. ShareChat laid off 200 employees, about 15% of its workforce.
  13. Microsoft is integrating Suno’s AI-based music creation into Copilot for personalized songs.
  14. AI models in healthcare can worsen decisions for certain demographics due to biased data.
  15. Volkswagen Group will adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) starting in 2025.
  16. Good indoor air quality boosts creativity levels.
  17. Over 100 million units of generative AI-driven smartphones are expected to be shipped next year.

Quiz on Latest Science and Technology- November 29, 2023

Questions:

  1. What has YouTube introduced to entice users to its Premium service?
  2. On which platforms can the new YouTube mini-games be played?
  3. Who invited Elon Musk to Gaza?
  4. What is the purpose of the AI model developed for extremely premature babies?
  5. Why has Meta temporarily stopped shipments of its Elite Strap with Battery for Quest 3?
  6. What new therapy may help treat ventricular tachycardia?
  7. What will “English tutor robots” be used for in Seoul schools?
  8. How much did Swiggy’s core food-delivery business grow in the first half of FY24?
  9. What health risk increases for women with over six hours of sedentary leisure time?
  10. What did a large study find about the internet and mental health levels?
  11. What stake is Alipay selling in Zomato?
  12. Which partnership is Apple reportedly ending?
  13. What is Google Registry’s new domain extension?
  14. What did Crayon Software Experts India announce in collaboration with AWS?
  15. Which aerospace research company was hit by LockBit ransomware?
  16. What is AWS CEO Adam Selipsky’s involvement with generative AI?
  17. What did Bharat Biotech and Sydney ID announce?
  18. How is the US ready to assist India according to NASA chief Bill Nelson?

Answers:

  1. YouTube introduced a collection of mini-games called “Playables”.
  2. The YouTube mini-games can be played on Android, iOS, and desktop.
  3. Elon Musk was invited to Gaza by a senior Hamas official Osama Hamdan.
  4. The AI model is developed to predict long-term outcomes in extremely premature babies.
  5. Meta stopped shipments due to a charging fault in the battery.
  6. Radiation therapy may help treat ventricular tachycardia.
  7. “English tutor robots” will be used for one-on-one English conversations in Seoul schools.
  8. Swiggy’s core food-delivery business grew 17%.
  9. The risk of uterine fibroids increases for women.
  10. The study found no significant link between internet use and psychological well-being.
  11. Alipay is selling a 3.44% stake in Zomato.
  12. Apple is reportedly ending its partnership with Goldman Sachs.
  13. Google Registry introduced the “.meme” domain extension.
  14. Crayon announced the launch of an ISV incubation center in collaboration with AWS.
  15. The National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) in India was hit by LockBit ransomware.
  16. Adam Selipsky is discussing issues around generative AI and creating guardrails.
  17. Bharat Biotech and Sydney ID announced a MoU for vaccine research initiatives.
  18. The US, through NASA chief Bill Nelson, is ready to help India build its own space station.

Quiz on Latest Science and Technology- November 12, 2023

One-liner Questions:

  1. What percentage of CIOs in Asia/Pacific Japan are expected to use organisational changes to adopt AI by 2028?
  2. What is the primary focus of the IDC regarding AI in the digital business landscape?
  3. By what percentage did the US smartphone market shrink in Q3 year-on-year?
  4. What caused the sequential growth in smartphone shipments in the US?
  5. How much did Apple’s shipments decline in the recent report?
  6. How much money was stolen from cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex?
  7. What was the response of Poloniex investor Justin Sun to the hacking incident?
  8. Why did the ISS adjust its orbit recently?
  9. What are the key features of the new Apple Pencil?
  10. What benefit does Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy provide for children?
  11. How many new genetic variants linked to prostate cancer were identified recently?
  12. How many employees have been laid off in the global technology and startup sector this year?
  13. What is the market share of Samsung in Southeast Asia’s smartphone market as of Q3?
  14. What unique ability was found in children’s antibodies against Covid-19?

Answers:

  1. 80 per cent.
  2. The focus is on the widening application of AI and the challenges for its effective implementation.
  3. 5 per cent.
  4. It was driven by Apple’s latest iPhone release and carrier promotions targeting premium device upgrades.
  5. Apple’s shipments declined by 8 per cent.
  6. $114 million.
  7. Justin Sun stated that the company was investigating the hack incident.
  8. To dodge orbital debris and create ballistic conditions for the arrival of the Progress MS-25 cargo spacecraft.
  9. Pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency, tilt sensitivity, a matte finish, a flat side for magnetic attachment, and USB-C charging.
  10. It helps reduce rates of asthma and wheezing.
  11. 187 new genetic variants.
  12. Nearly 248,974 employees.
  13. 21 per cent.
  14. Children’s antibodies can effectively fight Covid-19 infection and could be a source of antibody therapies.

Quiz on Latest Science and Technology- November 1, 2023

One-Liner Questions:

  1. What recent study was published in Lancet South East Asia about antibiotic resistance in children?
  2. What did the University of Sydney-led study reveal about the effectiveness of WHO-recommended antibiotics?
  3. Is there an increased risk of miscarriage due to Covid-19 vaccination, according to new studies?
  4. What technical glitch did Zerodha users experience?
  5. What significant deal was announced by Tata-Wistron?
  6. What is the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease in regions with median levels of air pollution?
  7. What issue did actor R. Madhavan discuss on Twitter?
  8. What is the current valuation of X Corp?
  9. Why is Google paying for “preload exclusivity”?
  10. What misconception about chemotherapy was revealed in a new study?
  11. What are the predictions regarding cardiovascular-related deaths due to extreme heat?
  12. How many citizens’ details are compromised in the ICMR data breach?
  13. What hormonal evidence has been found regarding female wild chimpanzees?
  14. What increase was witnessed in women applicants in India ahead of the festive season?
  15. What syndrome is emerging among babies born to mothers who used fentanyl?
  16. What is Narayana Murthy’s controversial advice about working hours?
  17. How much worth of Apple products were stolen from an Apple Store in California?

Answers:

  1. A study published in Lancet South East Asia revealed that high rates of antibiotic resistance have rendered the drugs used to treat common infections in children and babies ineffective.
  2. The study led by the University of Sydney found that many antibiotics recommended by the World Health Organization had less than 50% effectiveness in treating childhood infections such as pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis.
  3. New studies show that there is no increased risk of early or late miscarriage as a result of male or female partners getting a Covid-19 vaccine prior to conceiving.
  4. Zerodha users experienced technical glitches related to order placement, orders not being executed, and other issues on the trading platform Kite.
  5. Tata-Wistron announced a $125 million deal, making Tatas the first Indian company to manufacture Apple iPhones in India.
  6. People living in regions with median levels of air pollution have a 56% greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
  7. Actor R. Madhavan took to Twitter to voice concerns about the general perception of insurance being a cumbersome and unapproachable product.
  8. The current valuation of X Corp has dropped to $19 billion, less than half of its purchase price of $44 billion.
  9. Google is paying for “preload exclusivity” to remain the default search engine on several platforms, according to CEO Sundar Pichai.
  10. A new study revealed that researchers and doctors have long misunderstood how some of the most common cancer drugs actually ward off tumors.
  11. A study modeled in the US predicts that cardiovascular-related deaths due to extreme heat are expected to increase between 2036 and 2065.
  12. Details of over 81.5 crore citizens with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have been compromised and are on sale on the dark web.
  13. Researchers have gathered hormonal evidence that female wild chimpanzees experience menopause and post-reproductive survival.
  14. India witnessed a 61% year-on-year increase in women applicants during the July-September period compared to the previous year.
  15. A novel syndrome characterized by facial and musculoskeletal abnormalities is emerging among babies born to mothers who used fentanyl.
  16. Infosys founder Narayana Murthy advised youngsters in India to work 70 hours a week, sparking a heated debate on social media.
  17. Thieves stole about $100,000 worth of Apple products from an Apple Store located on Burlingame Avenue, California.

Quiz on Latest Science and Technology-October 4, 2023

2023 Nobel Prize in Physics-Important One Liners

  1. Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics.
  2. Their achievement: creating ultra-short pulses of light to snapshot changes within atoms.
  3. This discovery might improve disease detection.
  4. The research provides tools to explore electron movement inside atoms and molecules.
  5. Electrons change in mere tenths of an attosecond.
  6. An attosecond is so short, it compares to the seconds since the universe’s birth.
  7. Attosecond pulses have revolutionized our understanding of electron world.
  8. Electronics can benefit from understanding electron behavior in materials.
  9. The technique could lead to new in-vitro diagnostic methods for diseases.
  10. Krausz likens attosecond physics to a fast-shutter camera capturing microcosm moments.
  11. The research captures the fastest movements outside atomic nuclei.
  12. L’Huillier became the fifth woman to win a Nobel physics prize.
  13. L’Huillier and Agostini are both originally from France.
  14. French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated the winners.
  15. L’Huillier’s early work involved the interaction of laser light with gaseous atoms.
  16. Agostini and Krausz created even shorter light pulses.
  17. Their research showed attosecond pulses can be observed, measured, and used in experiments.
  18. Physics is the second Nobel awarded this week after the medicine prize.
  19. The medicine prize celebrated mRNA discoveries for COVID-19 vaccines.
  20. Nobel prizes, established by Alfred Nobel, have been awarded since 1901.
  21. Physics Nobel laureates have included names like Albert Einstein.
  22. Nobel prize announcements occur on consecutive weekdays in early October.
  23. The physics prize precedes announcements for chemistry, literature, peace, and economics.

Quiz on Latest Science and Technology-August 24, 2023

Quiz Questions:

  1. Who announced the felicitation of ISRO scientists for the Chandrayaan-3 mission?
  2. Who is the Chairman of ISRO?
  3. How many kilometres did Vikram travel during the Chandrayaan-3 mission?
  4. How many scientists from Bengaluru were involved in the Chandrayaan-3 mission?
  5. Who visited ISRO and felicitated the team on Wednesday evening?
  6. Who was the first Indian to be in space?
  7. Near which part of the Moon did Chandrayaan-3 land?
  8. Which position did India take in making a soft landing on the Moon with Chandrayaan-3?
  9. What was the outcome of the 2019 Chandrayaan-2 mission?
  10. How much was the budget for the Chandrayaan-3 mission?
  11. How much does the propulsion module of Chandrayaan-3 weigh?
  12. Who is the Former Commander of the International Space Station?
  13. Which tech mogul congratulated ISRO on the Chandrayaan-3 mission?
  14. How long was the suspenseful period before the lander touched down on the lunar soil?
  15. Which chairperson congratulated ISRO for the Chandrayaan-3 mission in a letter?
  16. Who is the current president that congratulated ISRO on the successful deployment of Pragyan-rover?

Answers:

  1. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
  2. S. Somnath
  3. 3,84,000 kilometres
  4. Nearly 500
  5. DyCM D.K. Shivakumar
  6. Rakesh Sharma
  7. South Pole
  8. Fourth
  9. It failed when Vikram crashed into the Moon.
  10. Rs 600 crore
  11. 2,148 kg
  12. Chris Hadfield
  13. Bill Gates
  14. 19 minutes
  15. Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi
  16. President Droupadi Murmu

Quiz on Latest Science and Technology-August 18, 2023

India’s Chandrayaan-3 probe and its mission


Question 1 :
When was Chandrayaan-3 launched?

A. Aug. 5

B. Aug. 17

C. July 14

D. Aug. 18

Answer: C

Explanation: Chandrayaan-3 was launched on July 14, as mentioned in the provided information.

Question 2 :
What significant event for Chandrayaan-3 took place on Aug. 5?

A. It was launched.

B. It entered lunar orbit.

C. It separated from its propulsion module.

D. ISRO shared photos on X.

Answer: B

Explanation: On Aug. 5, Chandrayaan-3 entered the lunar orbit.

Question 3 :
On what platform did ISRO share a 31-second video featuring images captured by Chandrayaan-3’s landing module?

A. Facebook

B. Instagram

C. X (formerly Twitter)

D. YouTube

Answer: C

Explanation: ISRO shared the 31-second video on X, which is formerly known as Twitter.

Question 4 :
Which of the following craters were identified in the photos taken by Chandrayaan-3?

A. Mozart and Beethoven

B. Fabry and Giordano Bruno

C. Plato and Aristarchus

D. Galileo and Copernicus

Answer: B

Explanation: The photos taken by Chandrayaan-3 identified the craters Fabry and Giordano Bruno.

Question 5 :
How many countries have successfully soft-landed a probe on the moon before the Chandrayaan-3 mission?

A. One

B. Two

C. Three

D. Four

Answer: C

Explanation: Before the Chandrayaan-3 mission, only the U.S., the former Soviet Union, and China have successfully soft-landed a probe on the moon.

Landing location and its significance


Question 1 :
When is Chandrayaan-3’s landing attempt scheduled?

A. Aug. 21

B. Aug. 5

C. Aug. 23 or Aug. 24

D. July 14

Answer: C

Explanation: Chandrayaan-3’s landing attempt is scheduled for Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.

Question 2 :
Which region of the moon is Chandrayaan-3 aiming to land near?

A. Lunar north pole

B. Equatorial region

C. Lunar south pole

D. Dark side of the moon

Answer: C

Explanation: Chandrayaan-3 is aiming to land near the lunar south pole.

Question 3 :
Which area on the moon is believed to be rich in water ice that could support human settlement?

A. Lunar equatorial region

B. Lunar north pole

C. Lunar dark side

D. Lunar south pole

Answer: D

Explanation: The lunar south pole is believed to be rich in water ice that could sustain human settlement.

Question 4 :
Which country’s probe might land near the lunar south pole before Chandrayaan-3?

A. U.S.

B. China

C. Russia

D. The former Soviet Union

Answer: C

Explanation: Russia’s Luna-25 probe is scheduled to land near the south pole in the coming days, potentially before Chandrayaan-3.

Question 5 :
No craft has ever set down near which region of the moon?

A. Lunar equatorial region

B. Lunar north pole

C. Lunar dark side

D. Lunar south pole

Answer: D

Explanation: No craft has ever set down near the lunar south pole.

Quiz on Latest Science and Technology-July 24

What logo has replaced Twitter’s blue bird on the web version of the platform?
Answer: ‘X’ logo

Who is the owner of Twitter?
Answer: Elon Musk

What does “X.com” now direct to?
Answer: “twitter.com”

What is the new feature reportedly being developed by Google Assistant to summarise webpages?
Answer: ‘Summarise’ option

According to research, what risk reduction is associated with eating more planet-friendly foods?
Answer: Reduce the risk of death by about a quarter

What is the main passenger satellite that ISRO will carry on July 30 using its PSLV rocket?
Answer: Singaporean DS-SAR satellite

Which Samsung service allows Galaxy smartphone users to access essential digital IDs?
Answer: ‘Samsung Wallet’

According to a systematic review, what is the risk of sexual transmission of HIV at viral loads of less than 1,000 copies of the virus per milliliter of blood?
Answer: Almost zero

What is the new darker camouflage wrap spotted on Tesla’s Cybertruck?
Answer: Darker and better at hiding the electric pickup truck’s design features

What feature is YouTube testing for mobile viewers to create Shorts?
Answer: Feature to create Shorts featuring comments posted on videos they’re watching

What is Microsoft testing in Windows 11 Enhanced Phishing Protection to protect users from potential security risks?
Answer: Preventing users from copying and pasting their Windows password into websites and documents

What important event will be happening on July 30 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
Answer: Launching seven Singaporean satellites using its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)

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