Quiz Questions 6 January 2023
#1. Earth-observation satellites are used for which of the following purposes: 1)Land and forest monitoring 2)Mapping of water and mineral resources 3)Weather and climate observations 4)Soil assessment
#2. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law on data protection and privacy in:
WhatsApp is legally bound to not share data with Facebook in the European Region because it’s a contravention of the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
GDPR is a regulation in the European Union law on data protection and privacy in the European Union and the European Economic Area.
#3. The term ‘Data Scraping’ sometimes seen in news, rightly denotes:
Data scraping, or web scraping, is the process of extracting data from a website.
Scraper bots are designed to derive information from these websites.
A user designing a bot to extract data is called a scraper.
#4. Abraham Accords, recently seen in news is a joint statement between: 1)Israel 2)United Arab Emirates 3)Iran
‘Abraham Accords’ entered with the UAE and Bahrain are ‘peace-for-peace’ deals without any physical quid pro quo by Israel.
#5. Supercomputing play an important role in which of the following fields: 1)Quantum mechanics 2)Weather forecasting 3)Oil and gas exploration 4)Genomics 5)Drug discovery
Supercomputers are used for a wide range of computationally intensive tasks in various fields, including quantum mechanics, weather forecasting, flood prediction, climate research, oil and gas exploration, genomics and drug discovery.
#6. The International Energy Agency’s mandate focus on: 1)Energy security 2)Economic development 3)Environmental protection
The Agency’s mandate has broadened to focus on the “3Es” of effectual energy policy: energy security, economic development, and environmental protection
#7. CIBER-2 mission, recently seen in news is related to:
CIBER-2: The aim of this mission is to count the number of stars that exist in the Universe.
While this is not the first time that such a mission has been undertaken, the CIBER-2 instrument has been improved upon to see if any stars had been undercounted in the previous counting attempts.
#8. Reverse Osmosis Systems can remove: 1)Metal ions 2)Aqueous salts 3)Bacteria 4)Lead
Reverse osmosis can remove many types of dissolved and suspended chemical species as well as biological ones (principally bacteria) from water.
Reverse Osmosis Systems will remove common chemical contaminants (metal ions, aqueous salts), including sodium, chloride, copper, chromium, and lead; may reduce arsenic, fluoride, radium, sulfate, calcium, magnesium, potassium, nitrate, and phosphorous.
#9. Q1. Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) focuses on: 1)Maritime security 2)Women's Economic Empowerment 3)Disaster risk reduction 4)Tourism promotion and cultural exchanges
Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) has identified six priority areas, namely:
-Trade and investment facilitation
-Disaster risk reduction
-Academic and scientific cooperation and
-Tourism promotion and cultural exchanges.
#10. Resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council, sometimes seen in news is related to:
United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 was a 20 July 2015 resolution endorsing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the nuclear program of Iran.
The 15 nations on the Security Council unanimously endorsed the resolution.
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