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Science and Technology Current Affairs- April 3, 2024

Questions

  1. Which global technology brand launched a new AI Eraser image editing feature for its smartphones?
  2. Which OnePlus devices will the AI Eraser feature be rolled out to?
  3. What has been the cornerstone of human progress and innovation according to the article?
  4. What is the new era’s harbinger of communication revolution mentioned?
  5. Which organization warned of multiple vulnerabilities in Android and Mozilla Firefox?
  6. Which Android and Mozilla Firefox versions are affected by the vulnerabilities?
  7. Who announced their departure from Swiggy Instamart?
  8. How long was Karan Arora with Swiggy Instamart?
  9. Which company’s plants were evacuated after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan?
  10. How many people were reported killed by the earthquake in Taiwan?
  11. What association did researchers find related to cardiovascular disease risk?
  12. What percentage of Asian Indian adults reported suboptimal sleep?
  13. Which companies tested a new internet technology to improve home broadband?
  14. What was the latency reduced to with an ethernet cable in the Vodafone and Nokia test?
  15. What percentage of sales does Samsung India expect AI-powered appliances to contribute by 2025?
  16. What was Apple’s response to unlocking Delhi Chief Minister’s iPhone?
  17. Which car company overtook Mercedes-Benz in South Korea as the second-largest seller of imported vehicles?
  18. How many newly registered imported cars were there in South Korea last month?
  19. What did the Union Ministry of Health say about the claims of a significant hike in medicine prices?
  20. How much is the minuscule increase in medicine prices for some drugs according to the ministry?
  21. What was the year-on-year growth rate of UPI transactions in the second half of last year?
  22. Which company announced an expanded partnership with Google Cloud?
  23. Which country is leading in enterprise AI transactions in the APAC region?
  24. How many states in India have more women than men electors for the 2024 elections?
  25. What is the largest-ever budget South Korea plans to draw up for next year?
  26. When were telemedicine services extended to all hospitals in South Korea?
  27. How long have major hospitals in South Korea faced disruptions due to a mass walkout by junior doctors?
  28. What is the highest share of women electors in the last two decades for the 2024 elections?
  29. What percentage increase in UPI transaction value was observed?
  30. What did researchers say about the direct cause of cardiovascular disease risk factors?

Answers

  1. OnePlus.
  2. OnePlus 12, OnePlus 12R, OnePlus 11, OnePlus Open, and OnePlus Nord CE 4.
  3. Communication.
  4. Artificial intelligence (AI).
  5. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).
  6. ‘Android 12, 12L, 13, 14’, and ‘Mozilla Firefox versions prior to 124.0.1 and Mozilla Firefox ESR versions before 115.9.1’.
  7. Karan Arora.
  8. 3.5 years.
  9. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC).
  10. At least nine people.
  11. An association between unemployment, lack of insurance, or education beyond high school and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
  12. 20%.
  13. Vodafone and Nokia.
  14. 1.05 milliseconds (0.00105 seconds).
  15. 70%.
  16. Apple has a policy not to provide the passcode of a locked iOS device.
  17. Tesla.
  18. 25,263 units.
  19. The reports are “false, misleading and malicious”.
  20. Rs 0.01 (one paisa).
  21. 56%.
  22. HCLTech.
  23. India.
  24. Eleven states.
  25. Its largest-ever.
  26. Since February 23.
  27. More than six weeks.
  28. 48.6%.
  29. 44%.
  30. An association does not mean a direct cause.

Additional Questions

  1. What was the primary purpose behind the development of the AI Eraser feature by OnePlus?
  2. Which organization falls under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology that issued a warning about vulnerabilities?
  3. How did the earthquake in Taiwan impact the semiconductor and display plants?
  4. What significant effect did the earthquake have on the tech industry in Taiwan?
  5. In the study mentioned, what were the major risk factors for heart disease among Asian Indian adults?
  6. What was the primary goal of the new internet technology tested by Vodafone and Nokia?
  7. How does Samsung India view the future of AI-powered appliances in terms of sales?
  8. What was unusual about Apple’s response to the request for unlocking an iPhone?
  9. What achievement did Tesla reach in South Korea’s imported vehicle market?
  10. What clarification did the Union Ministry of Health provide regarding the hike in medicine prices?
  11. What does the growth in UPI transactions indicate about the trend in digital payments?
  12. What is the focus of HCLTech’s expanded partnership with Google Cloud?
  13. How does India’s position in enterprise AI transactions reflect its technological advancement?
  14. What does the significant number of women electors in certain states imply about gender representation?
  15. What strategy is the South Korean government employing to address public health service disruptions?
  16. What challenge is represented by the mass walkout of junior doctors in South Korea?
  17. What does the increase in UPI transaction value signify for the economy?
  18. How does the association between social determinants of health and cardiovascular disease risk factors inform public health policy?
  19. What new internet technology could significantly improve latency in home broadband?
  20. How is the study on Asian Americans relevant to understanding health disparities?

Additional Answers

  1. To enhance photo editing capabilities on smartphones by removing unwanted elements from images.
  2. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).
  3. They were evacuated as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of employees and minimize damage.
  4. It prompted tech companies to assess the earthquake’s impact on their operations and supply chains.
  5. Suboptimal sleep and insufficient physical activity.
  6. To significantly reduce latency for a better user experience during gaming and video calls.
  7. AI-powered appliances are expected to revolutionize the smart home experience and dominate sales.
  8. Apple indicated that it does not compromise the security of its devices by unlocking them without proper authorization.
  9. It became the second-largest seller of imported vehicles, surpassing Mercedes-Benz for the first time.
  10. The ministry debunked claims of a significant hike, stating that the increase for some medicines would be minimal.
  11. The surge in transactions showcases a growing reliance on and confidence in digital payment platforms.
  12. To leverage Google Cloud’s Gemini AI model for creating industry solutions and enhancing business value.
  13. It showcases India’s proactive use of AI and ML technologies, positioning it as a leader in the region.
  14. It signifies progress towards gender equality and increased political engagement among women.
  15. By extending telemedicine services to community health centres, offering remote clinical services to mitigate the impact.
  16. It highlights the strain on healthcare services and the need for resolutions to healthcare staffing issues.
  17. It reflects an increasing trust and wider adoption of digital financial services, contributing to the digital economy’s growth.
  18. It emphasizes the importance of addressing social and economic factors in health outcomes and disease prevention strategies.
  19. The new technology tested by Vodafone and Nokia could dramatically improve home broadband experience by reducing latency.
  20. It highlights the importance of considering social determinants in health research and policy to address disparities effectively.

Science and Technology Current Affairs- March 7, 2024

Questions

  1. Who is the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX who proposed a name change for OpenAI?
  2. What was Elon Musk’s accusation against OpenAI and its CEO?
  3. What was OpenAI’s response to Musk’s lawsuit?
  4. What obligation do e-commerce platforms have according to the Delhi High Court?
  5. Who emphasized the importance of Kerala’s youth in India’s semiconductor transformation?
  6. Where will the regional center of the Bharat Semiconductor Research Centre be established?
  7. By how much has India’s bio-economy grown in the last decade?
  8. Which vaccine has India developed for the first time?
  9. What serious muscle disease can a specific gene identified by Swedish researchers prevent?
  10. What is the name of the gene found by the team at Umea University?
  11. How many semiconductor projects are expected to break ground in India soon?
  12. What is the purpose of the Frontier Technology Labs launched by AIM and Meta?
  13. How many Atal Tinkering Labs has AIM established to date?
  14. What is the Cyberknife radiosurgery known for in oncology?
  15. What average salary increase are employees in India expected to receive in 2024?
  16. What platform will the Union IT and Telecom Minister launch to empower digital governance?
  17. How much seed funding did Louisa AI secure?
  18. What is the projected value of the healthcare innovation market in India by 2028?
  19. Who was appointed as the President and Managing Director for SAP Indian Subcontinent?
  20. What joint research will NPCI and IISc conduct?
  21. How many EV charging points does Tata Power aim to establish in Maharashtra?
  22. What percentage of Indian employees believe their organizations will prepare them for AI and automation?
  23. What did Hyundai Motor and Kia showcase at the EV Trend Korea exhibition?
  24. How much funding did Rozana receive in its latest funding round?
  25. What amount did IDfy raise in its recent fundraising?
  26. What ocular symptoms have been linked to Covid infections?
  27. How much funding is B9 Beverages Ltd raising from Tiger Pacific Capital?

Answers

  1. Elon Musk.
  2. He alleged they breached their original contractual agreements around AI.
  3. OpenAI suggested Musk wanted them to merge with Tesla or wanted full control.
  4. To provide comprehensive seller details to consumers.
  5. Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
  6. At the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST).
  7. From $10 billion in 2014 to over $130 billion in 2024.
  8. The first-ever DNA vaccine for Covid-19 and the first-ever vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
  9. Muscular dystrophies.
  10. fhl2b.
  11. Three new semiconductor projects worth $15.14 billion.
  12. To democratise future technologies and empower youth to innovate.
  13. 10,000 ATLs.
  14. It is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that eliminates the risks associated with conventional surgery.
  15. 9.6%.
  16. NITI Aayog’s ‘NITI For States’ platform.
  17. $5 million.
  18. $60 billion.
  19. Manish Prasad.
  20. On blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
  21. Over 1,000 charging points in Mumbai and plans for an additional 4,000 charging points across Maharashtra.
  22. 56%.
  23. The latest technologies involving their electric vehicles (EVs).
  24. $22.5 million.
  25. $27 million.
  26. Symptoms like dryness, redness, and itchy eyes, with conjunctivitis being the most common.
  27. $25 million.

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Additional Questions

  1. What initiative aims to ensure students across India have equal opportunities to engage with frontier technologies?
  2. What is the name of the non-invasive robotic radiosurgery system mentioned?
  3. What report predicts the average salary increase in India for 2024?
  4. Who will launch the ‘NITI For States’ platform for digital transformation of governance?
  5. Which platform secured seed funding to enhance technology for systematizing serendipity in professional settings?
  6. By what year is India’s healthcare innovation market expected to double its current value?
  7. Who succeeded Kulmeet Bawa at SAP Indian Subcontinent?
  8. What is the aim of the partnership between NPCI and IISc?
  9. How many green charging points does Tata Power currently have in Mumbai?
  10. What percentage of Indian employees are optimistic about learning skills for AI and automation adaptation?
  11. At which exhibition did Hyundai Motor and Kia showcase their EV technologies?
  12. Who led the latest funding round for rural e-commerce startup Rozana?
  13. How will the funds raised by IDfy be used?
  14. What common ocular symptom is associated with Covid infections according to a study?
  15. Who is the new investor in B9 Beverages Ltd’s funding round?

Additional Answers

  1. The Frontier Technology Labs (FTLs) initiative by AIM and Meta.
  2. The Cyberknife.
  3. The EY ‘Future of Pay 2024’ report.
  4. Union IT and Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.
  5. Louisa AI.
  6. By 2028.
  7. Manish Prasad.
  8. To conduct joint research on blockchain and AI technology.
  9. Over 1,000 charging points.
  10. 56%.
  11. The EV Trend Korea exhibition.
  12. Bertelsmann India Investments (BII).
  13. For expansion plans and product development.
  14. Conjunctivitis.
  15. Tiger Pacific Capital.

Science and Technology Current Affairs- February 20, 2024

One-Liner Questions: Science and Technology Current Affairs

  1. Who did Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet at the UP Ground Breaking Ceremony 4.0?
  2. What features were showcased to PM Modi by J.B. Park?
  3. What company’s engineers contributed to the development of ‘Galaxy AI’?
  4. Which airline selected Thales’ in-flight entertainment solution?
  5. What will Thales upgrade for Air India’s fleet?
  6. When will Thales start the retrofitting process for Air India?
  7. Which institute conducted a study on indoor air pollution in rural kitchens?
  8. What traditional cooking practices were analyzed in the IIT Mandi study?
  9. How did a 28-year-old pregnant woman in the national capital defy medical odds?
  10. What condition was the pregnant woman suffering from?
  11. Which AI chatbot outperformed OpenAI’s ChatGPT according to a report?
  12. What proceedings did the European Commission open against TikTok?
  13. Where will Tamil Nadu set up a new Space Industrial and Propellant Park?
  14. What is the area size of the new Space Park in Tamil Nadu?
  15. What legal obligation was reiterated by the Indian government for internet platforms?
  16. What funding did US Vice President Kamala Harris announce for semiconductor production?
  17. When will pre-booking for Samsung’s Galaxy Book4 series start in India?
  18. How much GVA could GenAI potentially add to Indian financial services by 2030?
  19. How much revenue did Apple generate from iPhone sales in the past decade?
  20. What growth was observed in AI-related tokens after the launch of OpenAI’s Sora?
  21. What mission will Tamil Nadu establish to leverage AI?
  22. How much did NIIF commit to Amicus Capital?
  23. What does the NITI Aayog report recommend for senior care in India?
  24. For how many consecutive years has Samsung been the top player in the global TV market?
  25. What helpline is MCA collaborating with Meta to launch in India?
  26. Which company did Veira partner with for its TV operating system?
  27. What is the potential benefit of risk-reducing mastectomies for women with BRCA1 or BRCA2?

One-Liner Answers to Questions: Science and Technology Current Affairs

  1. J.B. Park, President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia.
  2. ‘Galaxy AI’ features.
  3. Samsung engineers.
  4. Air India.
  5. Its current fleet of 40 Boeing 777s and 787s.
  6. Starting in 2024 and continuing through 2025.
  7. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi.
  8. Cooking using firewood and mixed biomass.
  9. She delivered a healthy baby and walked again.
  10. Spinal tuberculosis and paralysis.
  11. Google’s AI chatbot Gemini.
  12. Breaches of the Digital Services Act.
  13. Near Thoothukudi District.
  14. 2,000 acres.
  15. Preventing misinformation or deepfakes on their platforms.
  16. $1.5 billion to semiconductor company GlobalFoundries.
  17. Starting February 20.
  18. $66-$80 billion.
  19. $1.65 trillion.
  20. Significant growth in AI-related tokens.
  21. An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Mission.
  22. Rs 207 crore ($25 million).
  23. Prioritizing technology and AI for senior care.
  24. 18th consecutive year.
  25. A dedicated fact-checking helpline on WhatsApp.
  26. Samsung, for its Tizen OS.
  27. Reduce the risk of breast cancer diagnosis and lower the probability of death.

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Science and Technology Current Affairs- February 1, 2024

One-Liner Questions: Science and Technology Current Affairs

  1. How many respondents were there in the 2023 H2 physician survey?
  2. What is a common deficit observed in people with long Covid?
  3. What milestone was recently achieved by the fourth 1,000 MW nuclear power plant at Kudankulam?
  4. What was the percentage drop in full-time employee hiring last year?
  5. What content is prevalent in internet search engines that raises concerns, according to a report?
  6. How can sleep patterns affect the risk of stroke and dementia?
  7. What was the growth of Meta’s X rival Threads in December last year?
  8. What job cuts are anticipated at Wipro?
  9. What US bill is proposed regarding AI-generated explicit images?
  10. How did India’s smartphone shipments fare in 2023?
  11. What medical procedure was recently carried out in Gurugram?
  12. How does exposure to common cold coronaviruses impact T cells’ fight against Covid-19?
  13. What criticism did Spotify’s CEO have for Apple’s proposed App Store changes?
  14. What announcement did Fossil Group make regarding its smartwatches?
  15. What legislative proposal did the White House pitch related to AI-generated deepfakes?
  16. What did Russian hackers target in addition to Microsoft’s corporate email accounts?

Answers: Science and Technology Current Affairs

  1. The 2023 H2 physician survey included 682 respondents.
  2. A common deficit in people with long Covid is generalized cognitive slowing.
  3. The installation of the reactor vessel marked a major milestone for the Kudankulam plant.
  4. Full-time employee hiring dropped by 17.23% last year.
  5. Search engines contain content that glorifies or celebrates self-injury, posing risks.
  6. Both too much or too little sleep is linked to brain changes increasing stroke and dementia risk.
  7. Meta’s X rival Threads’ downloads tripled in December, placing it in the top 10 most downloaded apps.
  8. Wipro is likely to cut hundreds of mid-level jobs.
  9. The DEFIANCE Act would let victims sue over digitally faked sexual images.
  10. India’s smartphone shipments remained flat at 152 million units in 2023.
  11. Doctors removed a 4.5 kg tumour from a woman’s breast in Gurugram.
  12. Exposure to common cold coronaviruses can train T cells to fight SARS-CoV-2.
  13. Daniel Ek criticized Apple’s App Store changes as “vague and misleading”.
  14. Fossil Group announced it will stop making smartwatches.
  15. The White House proposed legislation to protect against AI-generated deepfakes.
  16. Russian hackers targeted other organizations in addition to Microsoft’s corporate email accounts.

Science and Technology Current Affairs- November 15, 2023

Questions on Science and Technology Current Affairs

  1. How much did NR Narayana Murthy suggest spending annually to train STEM teachers in India?
  2. What was the proposed spending for creating institutions to train teachers over the next two decades?
  3. How many retired teachers did Murthy suggest inviting for training programs?
  4. For which categories were the Infosys Prize 2023 awarded?
  5. What new partnership has Amazon formed with the parent company of Snapchat?
  6. What feature is Meta introducing to link Facebook and Instagram accounts to Amazon?
  7. What sleep behaviors have been linked to elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular disease?
  8. How many apps and games did Apple select for the App Store Awards 2023?
  9. What diet was found beneficial for women experiencing postmenopausal vasomotor symptoms in a study?
  10. What product is Pakistan-based startup She-Guard developing?
  11. How does delaying umbilical cord clamping benefit premature babies?
  12. Which payment gateway recently integrated with Shopify?
  13. Has Tesla removed the clause suing Cybertruck buyers for reselling within the first year?
  14. What is the nature of layoffs reported at the US-based company Chewy?

Answers on Science and Technology Current Affairs

  1. $1 billion.
  2. $20 billion.
  3. 10,000.
  4. Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.
  5. A deal to allow users to buy products directly from advertisements on Snapchat.
  6. A feature to buy products by clicking on promotions in their feeds.
  7. Short sleep lengths, daytime napping, shift work, and long sleep lengths.
  8. Nearly 40 apps and games.
  9. A vegan diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans.
  10. Biodegradable, plastic-free sanitary napkins made from banana crop waste.
  11. It reduces the risk of death by more than half.
  12. PhonePe Payment Gateway.
  13. Yes.
  14. Layoffs in HR, recruiting, data, and business intelligence divisions.

Science and Technology Current Affairs-October 31, 2023

Questions:

  1. What did Dyson launch in India on Monday?
  2. At what discounted price can the ‘Dyson Purifier Cool Gen1’ be bought during the festive period?
  3. What was the executive order signed by US President Joe Biden related to?
  4. What solutions has Honeywell introduced for EV manufacturing and use?
  5. Which new audio speaker series did LG Electronics launch?
  6. Who did Lenskart acquire on Monday?
  7. What is the implication of mothers using fentanyl during pregnancy?
  8. What advice did Infosys founder Narayana Murthy give to youngsters in India?
  9. What have German researchers found regarding a protein in male mice?
  10. What change has Share.Market, a PhonePe product, introduced for onboarding?
  11. Which platforms are considered the worst for gig workers in India according to a recent report?
  12. How much worth of Apple products were stolen from the Apple Store last week?
  13. What did Japanese researchers achieve on the International Space Station?
  14. How have laptops influenced Indian students during the pandemic?
  15. What new features are available for ChatGPT Plus members in the latest beta?
  16. What announcement did Nazara Technologies make about its new game publishing division?

Answers:

  1. Dyson launched a new air purifier at Rs 39,900 in India.
  2. It can be bought for Rs 32,900 (up to Rs 7,000 off) during the festive period.
  3. The order is related to managing the risks of AI and making America a global AI leader.
  4. Honeywell introduced lithium-ion battery safety sensors for EVs to detect potential battery fires.
  5. LG Electronics launched the ‘LG XBOOM’ audio speaker series.
  6. Lenskart acquired Tango Eye, an AI-based computer vision startup.
  7. Babies born to mothers who used fentanyl may have facial and musculoskeletal abnormalities.
  8. He advised youngsters to work 70 hours a week to boost the country’s overall productivity.
  9. They identified a protein whose loss resulted in male infertility among mice.
  10. Share.Market removed the onboarding charges of Rs 199.
  11. Ola, Porter, Uber, and Dunzo.
  12. About $100,000 worth of Apple products were stolen.
  13. They grew mouse embryos for the first time in space.
  14. Laptops have become an integral part of their lives, changing the course of learning.
  15. They can upload and analyze files, use modes like Browse with Bing without manually switching, and ask to modify images in one prompt.
  16. Nazara Technologies announced its new game publishing division that will launch games for the Indian and global markets.

Science and Technology Current Affairs- October 5, 2023

2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry- Know Important Points

  1. The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.
  2. Winners include Moungi G. Bawendi (MIT), Louis E. Brus (Columbia University), and Alexei I. Ekimov (Nanocrystals Technology).
  3. Quantum dots are nanoparticles whose size determines their properties.
  4. Quantum dots are prevalent in TVs, LED lamps, and medical procedures like tumor removal.
  5. The prize money for the Nobel is 11 million Swedish kronor, shared equally among laureates.
  6. Quantum dots exhibit different colors based on their size.
  7. QLED technology in monitors and TVs uses quantum dots.
  8. Quantum dots help in mapping biological tissue in the medical field.
  9. The practical use of size-dependent quantum effects in nanoparticles was initially doubted.
  10. In the early 1980s, Ekimov achieved size-dependent quantum effects in colored glass.
  11. The color of Ekimov’s glass was influenced by nanoparticles of copper chloride and their size.
  12. Brus was the first to show size-dependent quantum effects in free-floating particles.
  13. Bawendi significantly improved the chemical production of quantum dots in 1993.
  14. The high-quality production of quantum dots by Bawendi made their application possible.

Science and Technology Current Affairs- Feb 11, 2023

Science and Technology Current Affairs play an important role in various competitive examinations.

To gain good marks, knowledge on Science and Technology Current Affairs is a must.

  1. According to a group of scientists, carbon emissions might be cut by 80%, or one-fifth, by the year 2050.
  • The University of Cambridge researchers discovered that one third of fertiliser emissions come from production operations, and the other two thirds occur after fertiliser is sprayed on fields.
  1. Fitbit, a Google-owned maker of wearable technology, has submitted a patent for a force-sensitive display that would allow blood pressure readings on smartwatches.
  • A force-sensitive screen with a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor that, when squeezed, may measure your blood pressure is described in a Fitbit patent that was filed in the US.

3-A trial for a feature that could considerably improve and increase the use of the browser’s picture-in-picture functionality is included in the most recent beta version of Google Chrome.

  • According to The Verge, the tech giant is exploring going beyond merely playing videos and letting users to see almost any web material in a floating window that sits on top of all other windows.
  • Document Picture-in-Picture is a feature that has a range of applications.

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4-Google introduced picture-in-picture (PiP) functionality and the ability to pin several video feeds in its video conferencing app Meets last year.

  • Users may now view up to four video tiles at once in a meeting thanks to the new functionality, which shows in a floating window.
Google

5-Using the new custom malware tool “Screenshotter,” a new hacker known as TA886 targets businesses in the US and Germany in order to spy on users and steal their data from affected computers.

  • According to BleepingComputer, the US-based security company Proofpoint initially identified the previously unidentified cluster of activity in October 2022.

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6-Google’s online service Drive for Android now allows users to annotate PDF documents with a finger or pen.

  • Users will be able to freely annotate files displayed in the Drive preview screen on Android smartphones using their finger or a stylus, according to 9to5Google.
  • Users of Android devices must launch the Google Drive app in order to use the PDF annotate capability.
  • Users must open the PDF they wish to annotate in order to access the preview mode.

7-As kids get ready for an even more technologically advanced future, Microsoft has unveiled new AI-powered classroom tools that will help pupils improve their speaking and math skills while also making teachers’ lives a little bit easier.

  • By “streamlining the process of developing, assessing, and analysing speaking and presentation assignments for students, groups, and classrooms,” Microsoft claims the new tool will help teachers save time.
Microsoft

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8-The second batch of the STEM Mentorship Programme, which aims to inspire high school females to pursue professions in STEM fields, was officially launched by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

  • The event was held on February 11, which is the 8th International Day for Women and Girls in Science.

9-A US study has found that two common wild plants have extracts that prevent the virus that causes Covid-19 from infecting live cells.

  • In studies in laboratory dishes, extracts from the rhizomes of the eagle fern (Pteridium aquilinum) and the blooms of tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima) individually prevented SARS-CoV-2 from infecting human cells.
  • Only trace amounts of the active chemicals are found in the plants.

10-According to reports, Google employees have criticised the company’s executives, in especially, CEO Sundar Pichai, for how they handled this week’s debut of ChatGPT rival “Bard,” calling it “rushed” and “botched.”

11-A study found that Microsoft’s AI chatbot ChatGPT may pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) with a score of 60 percent or higher when it provides responses that are internaly consistent and frequently insightful.

ChatGPT

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12-The new King Charles III coronation emblem, created by former Apple Chief Designer Jony Ive, has been unveiled by the Royal Family of Britain.

  • “The brand-new Coronation logo has been revealed! The symbol will be used throughout the historic May activities, including parades, community events, and on official apparel “The Royal Family tweeted.

13- According to reports, Microsoft intends to show off its new Prometheus model to users of its essential productivity software, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • According to sources cited by The Verge, Microsoft will outline its productivity strategies for merging OpenAI’s language AI technology and its AI Model in the coming weeks.

14-An in-house social media tool called Slick purportedly posted user information, including that of children, online.

  • An internal Slick database with user complete names, mobile numbers, dates of birth, and profile images was “left exposed online without a password,” according to TechCrunch.

15-After the devastating earthquakes that struck western Syria and southern Turkey on February 6 and left thousands dead, NASA said on Saturday that it is working to share its aerial views and data from space to help relief and recovery workers as well as enhance its capacity to model and predict such events.

  • A group of researchers from the Earth Observatory of Singapore and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California developed what is known as a damage proxy map for Turkey using images taken before and after the earthquake.
  • These maps show how the environment has altered by comparing radar photos taken before and after a specific occurrence.
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