Science and Technology news-2023

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Science and Technology news-December 27, 2023

One-liner Questions-Science and Technology news

  1. What did the government’s recent advisory to social media intermediaries focus on?
  2. Which specific rule of the IT Rules did the advisory emphasize for compliance?
  3. Who has reportedly sued, and why?
  4. What is the reason behind the lawsuit against WhiteHat Jr by
  5. How are ransomware groups changing their attack strategies?
  6. What is the increase in intentional remote encryption attacks detected by Sophos?
  7. What unique feature does Mark Zuckerberg’s new Hawaiian mansion include?
  8. What was the year-on-year change in global smart personal audio shipments in Q3 2023?
  9. Who is leading the shift towards robotic surgery in Indian healthcare, according to Raj Vattikuti?
  10. What is Microsoft’s newly released small language model called?
  11. What criticism is OpenAI facing regarding its board composition?
  12. What new feature is being tested in WhatsApp channels?
  13. With which country’s sovereign wealth fund is Hyundai Motor collaborating?
  14. What limitations have researchers found in ChatGPT?
  15. What did Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar say about his use of AI tools?
  16. What new feature is WhatsApp beta testing for Windows users?
  17. How much did Mensa Brands’ losses increase in FY23?
  18. What new features has YouTube Music added?
  19. What are Instagram head Adam Mosseri’s plans for Threads and fediverse?
  20. What did Rajeev Chandrasekhar emphasize as key to India’s AI progress?
  21. How can public beta testers access the beta versions of iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3?
  22. What was the settlement amount reached by a US regulator with Activision Blizzard?

Answers-Science and Technology news

  1. The advisory focused on ensuring compliance with existing IT rules and addressing AI-powered misinformation, specifically deepfakes.
  2. The advisory emphasized compliance with Rule 3(1)(b) of the IT Rules.
  3. has sued Byju’s subsidiary WhiteHat Jr in the US for failing to pay dues.
  4. WhiteHat Jr allegedly continued using’s platform without paying the remaining fee of a licensing contract.
  5. Ransomware groups are now using remote encryption to deepen their attacks.
  6. Sophos detected a 62% increase in intentional remote encryption attacks since 2022.
  7. Zuckerberg’s new mansion includes a 5,000-square-foot underground bunker.
  8. There was a 3% decrease in global smart personal audio shipments.
  9. Raj Vattikuti is leading the integration of AI in robotic surgery in Indian healthcare.
  10. Microsoft’s new small language model is named Phi-2.
  11. OpenAI is criticized for a lack of diversity in its board, consisting only of three white men.
  12. WhatsApp channels are testing automatic album creation.
  13. Hyundai Motor is collaborating with the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Co.
  14. ChatGPT has limitations in providing location-specific information about environmental justice.
  15. Rajeev Chandrasekhar mentioned he uses various AI tools and also accesses the dark internet.
  16. WhatsApp is testing a ‘manage emoji replacement’ feature for Windows beta users.
  17. Mensa Brands’ losses increased 2.4 times in FY23 to Rs 329 crore.
  18. YouTube Music added play counts for songs and expanded generative AI creator for playlist art.
  19. Mosseri plans to integrate Threads with the fediverse using the ActivityPub protocol.
  20. Chandrasekhar stated that technological talent is key to India’s AI progress.
  21. Beta testers can access iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 betas via the Settings app in the “Beta Updates” section.
  22. The settlement with Activision Blizzard was $54 million over gender discrimination allegations.

Science and Technology news-November 15, 2023

One-Liner Questions on Science and Technology news

  1. What new feature has Nothing’s Phone (2) added?
  2. Where will the new feature on Nothing’s Phone (2) be available?
  3. Which company’s systems are being exploited by hackers?
  4. What is the vulnerability in Citrix’s systems known as?
  5. What percentage of hate speech posts has Elon Musk-run X failed to remove?
  6. Which AI company has Airbnb acquired?
  7. Who was the founder of GamePlanner.AI?
  8. What percentage of Safari search revenue is Google paying to Apple?
  9. How much did Google offer Epic Games to launch Fortnite on Google Play?
  10. What new requirement is YouTube introducing for creators?
  11. How many pieces of content violating its terms has Elon Musk-run X actioned?
  12. How many accounts, including those connected to Hamas, has Elon Musk-run X removed?
  13. What is the potential benefit of a new gene therapy for statin users?
  14. What is the eating and fasting window in the new UK study on intermittent fasting?
  15. How many patients were affected in McLaren Health Care’s data breach?
  16. What growth did India’s tablet market see in Q3 this year?
  17. What share of smartphone users in India use photo-editing apps?
  18. How much net loss has Donald Trump’s Truth Social suffered since its launch?

Answers on Science and Technology news

  1. Nothing’s Phone (2) has added iMessage functionality via the “Nothing Chats” app.
  2. North America, the European Union, and the UK.
  3. Citrix’s NetScaler systems.
  4. CVE-2023-4966, known as “CitrixBleed.”
  5. 98%.
  6. GamePlanner.AI.
  7. Adam Cheyer, a former Siri co-founder.
  8. 36%.
  9. $147 million.
  10. Disclosure of altered or synthetic content, including generative AI tools.
  11. Over 325,000 pieces.
  12. 3,000 accounts.
  13. Reduction of ‘bad’ cholesterol levels by up to 50% with one dose.
  14. Eating in a 10-hour window and fasting for 14 hours.
  15. 2.2 million patients.
  16. 41% quarter-on-quarter growth.
  17. 42%.
  18. $73 million.

Science and Technology news-October 14- 2023

One-liner Questions:

  1. When is NASA’s Psyche mission scheduled to launch?
  2. What is the Psyche spacecraft expected to explore?
  3. How far will the Psyche spacecraft travel to reach its destination?
  4. What is the estimated worth of the metal found on asteroid 16 Psyche?
  5. How much has the headcount dropped for TCS, Infosys, and HCLTech in the second quarter of FY24?
  6. What warning did European Commissioner Thierry Breton give to TikTok?
  7. How many employees have tech companies around the world laid off in the last two years?
  8. What percentage decrease in deal activity did the Indian startup sector see in 2023 compared to 2022?
  9. What technology have researchers at IIT Madras developed for power generation?
  10. When will Samsung launch its Galaxy A05s smartphone?
  11. How many colors will the Samsung Galaxy A05s be available in?
  12. What percentage of patients with skin disease experience sleep disturbances?
  13. Did the UK’s anti-trust watchdog clear the restructured deal for Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard?
  14. What was the gross merchandise value (GMV) for e-tailers in India in the first four days of the festive season?
  15. Which platform do teenagers in the US prefer for daily video consumption, YouTube or Netflix?
  16. What solution for global water scarcity have researchers from IIT Guwahati developed?
  17. What does the new test developed by European researchers measure?
  18. What is the government’s new initiative to support the development of AI chips?


  1. NASA’s Psyche mission is scheduled to launch on October 13 at 10.19 a.m. EDT.
  2. The Psyche spacecraft is expected to explore an asteroid rich in gold, diamond, and platinum.
  3. The Psyche spacecraft will travel nearly 3.6 billion kilometers to reach its destination.
  4. The estimated worth of the metal found on asteroid 16 Psyche is $10,000 quadrillion.
  5. The headcount for TCS, Infosys, and HCLTech dropped by more than 16,000 in the second quarter of FY24.
  6. European Commissioner Thierry Breton warned TikTok about “disinformation” spreading on the platform.
  7. Tech companies around the world have laid off more than 400,000 employees in the last two years.
  8. The Indian startup sector saw a 39 per cent decrease in deal activity in 2023 compared to 2022.
  9. Researchers at IIT Madras have developed a combined power generation technology that can generate electricity from both tidal and wind sources.
  10. Samsung will launch its Galaxy A05s smartphone on October 18 in India.
  11. The Samsung Galaxy A05s will be available in three colors: light green, light violet, and black.
  12. Almost 42 per cent of patients with skin disease experience sleep disturbances.
  13. Yes, the UK’s anti-trust watchdog cleared the restructured deal for Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard.
  14. E-tailers in India saw Rs 29,000 crore worth of GMV in the first four days of the festive season.
  15. Teenagers in the US prefer YouTube for daily video consumption, with 29.1% on YouTube compared to 28.7% on Netflix.
  16. Researchers from IIT Guwahati have developed a novel heat transfer fluid based on nanofluids for efficiently transferring heat to desalination systems.
  17. The new test developed by European researchers measures biological ageing in a clinical setting.
  18. The government announced support for the development of AI chips via a public-private partnership (PPP) model.

Science and Technology news-September 13, 2023


  1. What happened to the X (formerly Twitter) account of Vitalik Buterin?
  2. How much money was stolen from users who clicked on a link on Vitalik Buterin’s hijacked account?
  3. Which healthcare startup from IIT Kanpur received an investment from SIDBI?
  4. Under which scheme did Noccarc secure its investment from SIDBI?
  5. When was the SIDBI Seed Equity Support Scheme (S4-SIIC) launched?
  6. Which two subsidiaries is BYJU’s considering selling?
  7. How much does BYJU’s aim to raise by selling these subsidiaries?
  8. How much is BYJU’s looking to raise from the sale of Epic?
  9. When did BYJU’s acquire Epic?
  10. For which years will Qualcomm supply Snapdragon 5G Modem‑RF Systems to Apple?
  11. When was the previous agreement between Qualcomm and Apple set to expire?
  12. What speculation came after Qualcomm’s announcement regarding Apple?
  13. Who is the Chief Minister of Karnataka?
  14. How does Karnataka’s Chief Minister compare Bengaluru to Silicon Valley?
  15. How much has Kale Logistics Solutions raised in its Series B round?
  16. Who led Kale’s Series B investment round?
  17. What issue caused MGM Resorts to shut down its slot machines and ATMs?
  18. Who is suing Microsoft-backed OpenAI?
  19. What are the allegations against OpenAI in the lawsuit?
  20. Why has Instagram Threads blocked searches related to Covid and vaccines?
  21. How much did India’s TWS earbuds shipments grow in the second quarter of this year?
  22. What was the market share captured by Chinese brands in India’s TWS earbuds shipments?
  23. Which device contributed significantly to the growth of Chinese brands in the TWS market in India?
  24. What potential impact of increasing climate change conditions was found in a study?
  25. Where was the study detailing the association between pathogens and climatic conditions published?
  26. What does quitting smoking potentially prevent, according to a study presented in Milan?
  27. What indication does the length of telomeres provide?


  1. It was hijacked by a hacker.
  2. $6,91,000
  3. Noccarc
  4. SIDBI Seed Equity Support Scheme (S4-SIIC)
  5. March 2023
  6. Epic and Great Learning
  7. Between $800 million and $1 billion
  8. $400 million-$500 million
  9. May 2022
  10. 2024, 2025, and 2026
  11. Later this year
  12. Apple might move to its own in-house 5G modem solution by 2025.
  13. D.K. Shivakumar
  14. Bengaluru is like the Silicon Valley in its ability to embrace every new wave.
  15. $30 million
  16. Creaegis Advisors
  17. A massive cybersecurity issue
  18. A group of writers including Authors Michael Chabon, David Henry Hwang, Rachel Louise Snyder, and Ayelet Waldman
  19. OpenAI illegally used their works to train its chatbot called ChatGPT.
  20. Due to a rise in daily Covid infections in the US.
  21. 34% year-on-year
  22. 17%
  23. OnePlus’ Nord Buds 2
  24. It may raise the risk of infectious diseases potentially fatal to humans.
  25. Ecography
  26. Faster aging and potential harm to lungs and overall health.
  27. How quickly we age and our cells’ ability to repair and regenerate.

Science and Technology news-July 4, 2023

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Country Head for India by Walmart Global Tech?
  2. What is the name of the new free self-serve product customisation feature introduced by Amazon India?
  3. How many products from different categories are now available with the customisation feature, according to Amazon India?
  4. What did scientists observe for the first time, which unlocked one of the mysteries of Albert Einstein’s expanding universe?
  5. According to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, how should we observe the ancient universe compared to the present day?
  6. What caused a strong radio blackout on Earth, according to NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory?
  7. How was the solar flare emitted by the Sun classified by the SDO?
  8. What are the key features of the newly launched iQOO Neo 7 Pro device in India?
  9. What is the market operating price (MOP) of the 8GB+128GB variant of the iQOO Neo 7 Pro?
  10. How much did the number of active users across Mastodon increase over the weekend, according to CEO Eugen Rochko?
  11. How can smartwatches combined with artificial intelligence (AI) help in identifying Parkinson’s disease?
  12. Why has the Chinese government tightened controls over the exports of certain materials used to make computer chips?

Quiz Answers:

  1. Balu Chaturvedula.
  2. “Customise Your Product”.
  3. Over 10,000 products from 76 categories.
  4. Early universe running in extreme slow motion.
  5. Much slower.
  6. A strong X-class solar flare.
  7. X1.0 flare.
  8. 20W FlashCharge, 50MP ultra-sensing camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, and an independent gaming chip.
  9. Rs 34,999 (effective price Rs 31,999).
  10. 294,000.
  11. By identifying patterns in smartwatch data combined with AI analysis.
  12. To protect national security and interests.

Science and Technology news-September 8, 2022

1. Who has seen a boom in e-sports, where players from Mobile Premier League (MPL) and Dream11 are now dominating the field?

2-Who claims that it is blatantly discriminatory to exclude all “Real Money Games” (RMG) excluding Rummy and Fantasy?

3. Who declared that by the end of 2025, four new all-electric SUVs would be released in North America and Europe?

4- What is the name of the first-ever fully electric Jeep SUV made for Europe, which makes its debut on October 17 at the Paris Motor Show?

5- For the Artemis III mission, which will put Americans on the Moon’s surface for the first time in more than 50 years, who has chosen Axiom Space to offer a moonwalking system for astronauts?

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6- Who oversees NASA’s Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility programme?

7- What artificial sweeteners were developed to replace additional sugar in order to maintain a sweet taste while having less calories?

8- Which company has withdrawn support for older iPhone models like the 11, 12, Mini, 13, and 13 Pro Max after releasing its next-generation products?

9- Who introduced 50 brand-new educational YouTube channels?

10- Who twice tried to launch an unscrewed Artemis I mission to the moon but failed because one of the rocket’s engines leaked hydrogen?

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11-Who has been appointed Vice President, Academics, GATE, and ESE on the Unacademy platform?

12- Who stated that Coinbase is now posting a number of full-time job openings in a variety of fields, such as engineering, customer support, and marketing?

13- Which nine developing technologies have the ability to alter the course of human history during the next 10 to 20 years?

14- Who, in response to demands from civil rights organisations, purportedly deleted the official PornHub account for adult entertainment?

15-Who stopped accepting payments on PornHub in 2020 because the website hosted “illegal content”?

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16- Who is apparently gathering up to $250 million in a new round of funding as the discussion on EV fires seems to be coming to a close with no new battery fire cases being recorded in the nation?

17- Who has stated that the asteroid 2022 QC7, which will pass the Earth at a distance of more than 4.6 million kilometres, has virtually little danger of hitting it?

18- Who criticised the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) new digital lending criteria, labelling them the worst developments in the country’s digital history?

19- Who claimed that it has received preliminary clearance for the Payment Aggregator (PA) licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

20. Who established Unacademy?

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2-Abhishek Malhotra, Managing Partner, TMT Law Practice,

3-The Jeep brand, owned by Stellantis

4-Jeep Avenger

5- The US space agency NASA.

6-Lara Kearney

7- Aspartame, acesulfame potassium, and sucralose

8- Tech giant Apple

9- Leading edtech platform Unacademy

10- NASA 

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11-Umesh Dhande

12-BanklessTime’s Jonathan Merry.

13- Technologies like brain-computer interfaces, cell coding, personal data ownership, and decentralised commerce

14-Meta-owned Instagram

15-Visa and Mastercard

16-Electric scooter manufacturer Ather Energy


18-Former BharatPe Co-founder Ashneer Grover

19-Payment service provider NTT DATA Payment Services India (earlier Atom Technologies)

20-Unacademy was founded by Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh, and Roman Saini in 2015

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