A. Computing taking place entirely on Cloud network
B. Computing taking place closer to where it is created
C. Computing using Blockchain technology
D. Computing that helps understand the edge of the universe
- Edge computing allows data produced by internet of things (IoT) devices to be processed closer to where it is created instead of sending it across long routes to data centers or clouds.
Doing this computing closer to the edge of the network lets organizations analyze important data in near real-time – a need of organizations across many industries, including manufacturing, health care, telecommunications and finance.
Edge computing triages the data locally so some of it is processed locally, reducing the backhaul traffic to the central repository.
Edge computing deployments are ideal in a variety of circumstances. One is when IoT devices have poor connectivity and it’s not efficient for IoT devices to be constantly connected to a central cloud.
Other use cases have to do with latency-sensitive processing of information. Edge computing reduces latency because data does not have to traverse over a network to a data center or cloud for processing. This is ideal for situations where latencies of milliseconds can be untenable, such as in financial services or manufacturing.
2) Qubit is related with –
A.Computing using Quartz crystals
B. Newly discovered unit of measuring very small distances
D.Newly discovered unit of measuring very large distances
- A classical computer has a memory made up of bits, where each bit is represented by either a one or a zero.
A quantum computer, on the other hand, maintains a sequence of qubits, which can represent a one, a zero, or any quantum uperposition of those two qubit states. A pair of qubits can be in any quantum superposition of 4 states, and three qubits in any superposition of 8 states. In general, a quantum computer with n qubits can be in an arbitrary superposition of up to 2n different states simultaneously. This compares to a normal computer that can only be in one of these 2n states at any one time.
3) Starting with the oldest, which of the following represents the correct order of evolution of analytics over the time –
i) Predictive Analytics
ii) Descriptive Analytics
iii) Prescriptive Analytics
• Descriptive Analytics – Which use data aggregation and data mining to provide insight into the past and answer: “What has happened?”
• Predictive Analytics – Which use statistical models and forecasts techniques to understand the future and answer: “What could happen?”
• Prescriptive Analytics – Which use optimization and simulation algorithms to advice on possible outcomes and answer: “What should we do?”
4) Which of the following is correct in context of National Investigation Agency (NIA) –
i. It is formed through an executive order
ii. Central Government can issue directions to suo-moto take over the investigation of a case
C.Both are correct
D.None is correct
- The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was born after the NIA Act was enacted on 31-12-08.
At present NIA is functioning as the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency in India.
Central Government can issue directions to Suo-Moto take over the investigation of a case provided under section 6(5) of the NIA Act, 2008.
5) Which of the following is/are the ways of HIV transmission –
i. Mosquito bite
ii. Tattoo or a body piercing
iii. Consuming food handled by someone with HIV
A. ii only
B. i & ii only
- Brilliant FAQ on HIV transmission – https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html
6) Which of the following is correct in context of International Whaling Commission –
i. Its headquarters are in Washington DC
ii. It works under the aegis of UN General Assembly
iii. India is a member
A. i & ii only
B. iii only
C. ii & iii only
D. All are correct
- The IWC has a full-time Secretariat with headquarters located in the City of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
The IWC was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling which was signed in Washington DC on 2nd December 1946.
The preamble to the Convention states that its purpose is to provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry.
India joined the convention in 1981.