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Science and Technology Current Affairs- March 15, 2024


  1. Which countries are co-sponsoring a UN resolution on AI safety?
  2. What age is the Parkinson’s patient treated with NeuroSmart Portable MER system?
  3. Where was the NeuroSmart Portable MER system used for Parkinson’s treatment located?
  4. What advanced capabilities does the NeuroSmart system offer?
  5. How long had the patient, Prakash, been battling Parkinson’s?
  6. What significant effect has Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on India’s science sector?
  7. What is the expected market value of the APAC region by 2030?
  8. Which platforms are recommended to promote traditional exports in the APAC region?
  9. What time did SpaceX’s third Starship vehicle test flight take off?
  10. Where is SpaceX’s Starbase facility located?
  11. What new trajectory was targeted for SpaceX’s third flight?
  12. Which mission is the Starship rocket aiming to support?
  13. Which platforms has the European Commission asked for information from regarding AI and deepfakes?
  14. By what percentage does AstraZeneca plan to increase employment at its GITC in India?
  15. What are the allegations against Byju’s according to the MCA’s report?
  16. What percentage of Indian smartphone users game daily?
  17. What is the wind power capacity added by AGEL in Gujarat?
  18. Who did the founder of meet to discuss education and innovation?
  19. What percentage of Indian recruiters expect new or replacement hiring?
  20. What do 95% of Indian CIOs believe about AI’s importance in 2024?
  21. Who is Tata Technologies’ new COO?
  22. What is the expected growth rate of IT spending in India for 2024?
  23. How many active users engage with content on their mobile lock screens in India?
  24. How many OTT platforms were blocked by the government for inappropriate content?
  25. What are some names of the blocked OTT platforms?


  1. India and the US.
  2. 68 years old.
  3. Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road.
  4. Advanced target localization, automatic navigation, and connectivity tools.
  5. About six months.
  6. Boosted science and placed India on the world pedestal.
  7. $6.146 trillion.
  8. ONDC, Amazon, and eBay.
  9. 9.25 a.m. EDT (6.55 IST).
  10. Near Boca Chica Beach in south Texas.
  11. To splashdown in the Indian Ocean.
  12. The crewed Artemis 3 mission in 2026.
  13. Microsoft Bing, Facebook, Google Search, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube, and Elon Musk-run X.
  14. About 30 percent.
  15. Several violations of the Companies Act and financial irregularities.
  16. 6 in 10.
  17. 126 MW.
  18. Dr S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister.
  19. Nine in 10.
  20. Key for business.
  21. Sukanya Sadasivan.
  22. 11 percent year-on-year.
  23. More than 235 million.
  24. 18
  25. Dreams Films, Voovi, Yessma, Uncut Adda, Tri Flicks, X Prime, Neon X VIP, Besharams, Hunters, Rabbit, Xtramood, Nuefliks, MoodX, Mojflix, Hot Shots VIP, Fugi, Chikooflix, Prime Play.

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Additional Questions

  1. What specific therapy advancement was used for the first time in India for Parkinson’s treatment?
  2. Who unveiled the report on a decade of science and technology in India?
  3. What is the main goal of the UN resolution co-sponsored by India and the US regarding AI?
  4. What specific safety features does the Starship vehicle aim to demonstrate in its test flights?
  5. What is the goal of the European Commission’s inquiry into generative AI and deepfakes?
  6. How much is AstraZeneca’s GITC in India planning to expand its workforce?
  7. What sector dominates the anticipated white-collar job market hiring in India?
  8. What is the expected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of IT spending in India through 2027?
  9. What percentage of mobile lock screen content users in India are from tier 1 cities?
  10. Under what act were the OTT platforms blocked by the Indian government?

Additional Answers

  1. The NeuroSmart Portable MER system.
  2. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh.
  3. To promote “safe, secure and trustworthy artificial intelligence systems” and bridge digital divides.
  4. New in-space engine burns techniques while maximizing public safety.
  5. To tackle risks like AI “hallucinations” and the spread of deepfakes.
  6. About 30% across information technology, software, and business services.
  7. IT roles (24 percent).
  8. 9.9%.
  9. 55%.
  10. The Information Technology Act, 2000.

Science and Technology Current Affairs- February 29, 2024

One-liner Questions:

  1. How many employees is EA laying off?
  2. What did EA’s CEO say the layoffs were for?
  3. How many employees did EA have as of 2023?
  4. Which country is now among the top five in scientific research?
  5. What rank does India hold in the Global Innovation Index (GII) as of 2024?
  6. How many patent filings has India crossed?
  7. Which Meta-owned app introduced a “search by date” feature?
  8. On which platform did Mark Zuckerberg share the WhatsApp feature announcement?
  9. What percentage of digital devices saw an ownership drop in 2023?
  10. Which devices were hit the worst according to the 2024 report?
  11. What was unique about the gene therapy trial conducted at CMC Vellore?
  12. How many people in India are estimated to live with Hemophilia A?
  13. What is the Walmart Center for Tech Excellence at IIT Madras focused on?
  14. Which event will Bill Gates attend related to nutrition?
  15. What is the aim of the Poshan Utsav?
  16. What is India’s first-ever assistive dog robot named?
  17. Which Indian GSI joined IBM’s Quantum Network?
  18. Why did Thrasio Holdings Inc file for bankruptcy?
  19. Who did Mark Zuckerberg meet to discuss AI and XR collaborations?
  20. What has affected the startup ecosystem according to industry leaders?
  21. What did Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch in Kerala?
  22. What percentage of companies reported significant legacy tech debt last year?
  23. How many people does the Indian electronics manufacturing sector employ?
  24. What is India’s retail market expected to reach in the next 10 years?
  25. What services will ICMR-NIRRCH offer for rare diseases?
  26. What partnership did Tech Mahindra announce at MWC 2024?
  27. What did Bill Gates visit in Hyderabad?
  28. What day is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect?
  29. What feature will the realme 12+ 5G have?
  30. What is the Fittr Hart smart ring designed for?
  31. What risk does sinusitis increase according to research?
  32. What criticism did Elon Musk have against Google Gemini?


  1. EA is laying off nearly 670 employees.
  2. The layoffs are to streamline company operations.
  3. EA had about 13,400 employees as of 2023.
  4. India is among the top five countries in scientific research.
  5. India is 40th in the Global Innovation Index (GII).
  6. India’s patent filings have crossed 90,000.
  7. WhatsApp introduced the “search by date” feature.
  8. Mark Zuckerberg shared the announcement on his WhatsApp channel.
  9. Seven out of ten digital devices saw an ownership drop.
  10. Tablets, gaming consoles, and VR devices were hit the worst.
  11. The gene therapy trial for haemophilia A was the country’s first.
  12. An estimated 1,36,000 people in India live with Hemophilia A.
  13. The center is focused on developing AI and digitization solutions for MSMEs.
  14. Bill Gates will attend an event emphasizing ‘good nutrition’.
  15. The Poshan Utsav aims to disseminate messages on the value of good nutrition.
  16. ‘Trakr’ is India’s first-ever assistive dog robot.
  17. LTIMindtree joined IBM’s Quantum Network.
  18. Thrasio Holdings Inc filed for bankruptcy to reduce losses from debt.
  19. Mark Zuckerberg met with Samsung and LG officials to discuss AI and XR collaborations.
  20. Governance issues with startups like Paytm and Byju’s have affected the ecosystem.
  21. Prime Minister Modi launched India’s first hydrogen fuel cell ferry.
  22. About three-quarters of companies reported 55% or more of legacy tech debt.
  23. The sector currently employs close to 2 million people.
  24. India’s retail market is expected to reach $2 trillion in the next 10 years.
  25. ICMR-NIRRCH announced free genetic testing and counselling for rare diseases.
  26. Tech Mahindra and Pegatron will develop private AI-enabled 5G solutions.
  27. Bill Gates visited Microsoft’s India Development Centre (IDC) in Hyderabad.
  28. National Science Day is celebrated in honor of C. V. Raman’s discovery.
  29. The realme 12+ 5G will feature a 50MP camera with OIS.
  30. The FITTR HART smart ring is designed for health and performance monitoring.
  31. Sinusitis may increase the risk of developing rheumatic disease by 40%.
  32. Elon Musk criticized Google Gemini as super racist and sexist.

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Science and Technology Current Affairs- February 12

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  1. On which day did India launch its Unified Payment Interface (UPI) services in Sri Lanka and Mauritius?
  2. What additional service was launched in Mauritius alongside UPI?
  3. Who attended the inaugural event of UPI services launch virtually?
  4. Where was the ultrasound sticker that can monitor organ stiffness developed?
  5. What is the size comparison of the developed ultrasound sticker?
  6. How much funding did Google announce for AI training and skills in Europe?
  7. What is the aim of Google’s funding in Europe?
  8. How much investable corpus does Hyderabad Angels’ maiden venture capital fund have?
  9. What is the investment focus of Hyderabad Angels’ fund?
  10. Do tree nuts like pistachios and almonds lead to belly fat?
  11. What significant gains has India made regarding neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)?
  12. Which US-based fintech company announced opening a new office in India?
  13. What percentage of people in India fell prey to online dating scams according to a report?
  14. What technological advancements have romance scams incorporated?
  15. Where did Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Jae-yong emphasize the importance of investments?
  16. What new feature is WhatsApp reportedly working on?
  17. For what reason did Tesla temporarily slash prices of some Model Y vehicles in the US?
  18. What did Elon Musk say about Starlink terminals being sold to Russia?
  19. By what year is Hyundai Motor anticipated to reach accumulated shipments of 100 million units?
  20. What dual capability does the experimental antenna for NASA’s Psyche spacecraft have?
  21. What contaminants in cooking oils did health experts stress to avoid?
  22. What is the purpose of the ‘National Creators Award’ announced by the government?
  23. What virus does the experimental mRNA vaccine by Moderna target?
  24. What realization did Bill Gates have in 1997?
  25. What warning did AstraZeneca’s chief give regarding popular weight loss drugs?
  26. When is International Epilepsy Day celebrated?

One Liner Answers: Science and Technology Current Affairs

  1. India launched its UPI services in Sri Lanka and Mauritius on a Monday.
  2. RuPay card services were also launched in Mauritius.
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth, along with Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, attended the event virtually.
  4. The ultrasound sticker was developed by engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US.
  5. The sticker is about the size of a postage stamp.
  6. Google announced 25 million euros ($26.98 million) funding for AI training and skills in Europe.
  7. The funding aims to support AI training and skills, particularly focusing on vulnerable and underserved communities.
  8. Hyderabad Angels’ venture capital fund has an investable corpus of Rs 100 crore with an additional green-shoe option of Rs 50 crore.
  9. The fund aims to invest up to Rs 5 crore across 20 disruptive startups that scale with technology and AI.
  10. No, snacking on tree nuts does not lead to belly fat and helps in better weight management.
  11. India has made significant gains with neglected tropical diseases like leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, and visceral leishmaniasis.
  12. Formidium announced opening a new office in India.
  13. According to a report, 66% of people in India fell prey to an online dating scam.
  14. Romance scams have incorporated advanced technologies like generative AI and deepfakes.
  15. Lee Jae-yong emphasized the importance of investments during a visit to Samsung SDI’s battery production line in Malaysia.
  16. WhatsApp is working on a ‘favourite contacts filter’ feature.
  17. Tesla slashed prices due to rising competition from China.
  18. Elon Musk stated that no Starlink terminal has been sold directly or indirectly to Russia.
  19. Hyundai Motor is anticipated to reach accumulated shipments of 100 million units by this year since its first sales in 1968.
  20. The experimental antenna can receive both radio frequency and near-infrared laser signals.
  21. Health experts stressed the need to avoid using cooking oils with glycidyl esters (GE) and 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPD).
  22. The ‘National Creators Award’ aims to recognize new-age influencers and creators and celebrate India’s digital creator economy.
  23. The experimental mRNA vaccine targets human cytomegalovirus (CMV).
  24. Bill Gates realized he wanted to do something beyond his company after reading about children dying from curable diseases in 1997.
  25. AstraZeneca’s chief warned that popular weight loss drugs could make patients lose muscle mass.
  26. International Epilepsy Day is celebrated every year on the second Monday of February.

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Science and Technology Current Affairs- October 16, 2023

One-liner Questions:

  1. What special offerings do Apple stores in India have for the festival of lights?
  2. How much instant savings can customers in India get on Apple products?
  3. What does Tesla’s new API documentation support?
  4. How many copies has Minecraft sold to date?
  5. How old is the game Minecraft turning next year?
  6. What fine did Australia’s eSafety commissioner impose on Elon Musk-run X?
  7. What updates are expected in Apple’s new iPad lineup?
  8. How many employees did Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) sack recently?
  9. What is the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus causing a rise in Covid cases in the UK?
  10. How many eco-friendly vehicles did Hyundai Motor and Kia sell in the U.S. from January to September?
  11. What is the percentage increase in the sales of eco-friendly vehicles by Hyundai Motor and Kia compared to last year?
  12. How many customer visits did Flipkart receive during its 10th edition of ‘The Big Billion Days’?
  13. How many packages did Flipkart’s kirana partners deliver in the first 4 days of ‘The Big Billion Days’?
  14. What was the percentage increase in Flipkart Plus memberships compared to last year?
  15. How many Indian student teams will participate in NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) 2024?


  1. Apple stores in India have lined up a series of free talks and workshops for the festival of lights.
  2. Customers in India can get up to Rs 10,000 instant savings on eligible Apple products with HDFC Bank Credit cards.
  3. Tesla’s new API documentation supports third-party apps and covers commands that can be sent to your car through the Tesla app.
  4. Minecraft has sold a massive 300 million copies to date.
  5. Minecraft is turning 15 next year.
  6. Australia’s eSafety commissioner has fined Elon Musk-run X 610,500 Australian dollars (over $380,000).
  7. Updated versions of the iPad Air, iPad mini, and the base model iPad are expected to feature top-of-the-line silicon chips and other internal upgrades.
  8. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has sacked 16 employees.
  9. The new variant causing a rise in Covid cases in the UK is nicknamed BA.2.86, also dubbed as Pirola.
  10. Hyundai Motor and Kia sold more than a combined 200,000 eco-friendly vehicles in the U.S. from January to September.
  11. There was a 61.6% increase in the sales of eco-friendly vehicles by Hyundai Motor and Kia compared to the same period last year.
  12. Flipkart received a record 1.4 billion customer visits during its 10th edition of ‘The Big Billion Days’.
  13. Flipkart’s kirana partners delivered over 4 million packages in the first 4 days of ‘The Big Billion Days’.
  14. There was a 60% increase in Flipkart Plus memberships compared to last year.
  15. Seven Indian student teams, including three high school groups, will participate in NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) 2024.

Science and Technology Current Affairs- Jan 31, 2023

  1. According to the Economic Survey for 2022–23 released on Tuesday, the rollout of 5G services can open up new economic opportunities, assist the nation in overcoming historical development obstacles, encourage innovation among startups and established companies, and advance the “Digital India” vision.

2-Telcos like Reliance Jio and Airtel are currently quickly introducing 5G services all over the nation.

3-Reliance on Tuesday, Jio revealed the opening of its True 5G services in 34 more cities. As a result, Jio subscribers in 225 cities can now use Jio True 5G services.

Reliance Jio

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4-Rating agency ICRA estimates that the backhaul infrastructure in India will cost a staggering Rs 3 lakh crore over the next 4-5 years and that already 35% of its towers have been fiberized for 5G.

5-In the current environment, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)-recognized startups have produced more than 9 lakh direct jobs, with a remarkable rise of 64% in 2022, according to the Economic Survey for 2022–2023.

6-According to the survey, there will be 84,012 recognised startups in the nation in 2022, up from 452 in 2016.

  • “One of the world’s largest startup ecosystems is found in India. Start-ups have greatly benefited from a number of specific government initiatives, “The report stated.

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7-According to the Eco survey, over 48% of our startups come from Tier II and III cities, demonstrating the huge potential of our grassroots.

8-The iPhone and iPad versions of the SmartThings software from tech behemoth Samsung now support Matter devices.

  • According to MacRumors, Samsung’s SmartThings is a smart home platform similar to Apple’s HomeKit.

9-The social to-do list application “Move” from Meta, which lets users earn points for crossing off items from either their personal or group to-do lists, will be discontinued in March.

  • The programme, which went live in March 2022, enables users to spend earned points to dress up an alpaca avatar with hats, clothes, sunglasses, and other accessories.

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10- Local brand Noise debuted its new, reasonably priced TWS (True Wireless Stereo) earphones on Tuesday. These earbuds feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and have a battery life of 40 hours without ANC and 36 hours with ANC.

11-A former AU student claims to have created a biosensor that can identify Covid-19 infection using sweat samples.

  • In order to detect Covid, Amit Dubey, 34, a senior scientist at Quanta Calculus in Greater Noida, claims to have created the first precise, dependable ultra-small gold nanoclusters in the history of the planet.

12-Ericsson, IBM, Intel, and Samsung have struck a $50 million agreement with the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund the development of next-generation semiconductors.

  • According to a blog post by NSF, this collaboration is a part of the organization’s “Future of Semiconductors” (FuSe) strategy.

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13-The iOS privacy setting “who can see when I’m online” cannot be updated due to a server-side issue with WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta.

  • According to WABetaInfo, this downtime is not the result of a problematic upgrade.

14- While every major tech business has announced hundreds of job cutbacks, Apple has not. Analysts speculate that this is because the company has never hired at the same rate as other industry titans.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has agreed to a significant pay cut of more than 40% in 2023, didn’t overhire during the pandemic, according to Wedbush tech analyst Dan Ives, according to Yahoo Finance.
Tim Cook

15-A recent regulatory filing with the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) indicates that Cook’s compensation will decrease at his own suggestion, from $84 million in 2022 to $49 million in 2023.

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