A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.After disrupting the telecom sector with its free offers and hyper-competitive tariffs, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cryptocurrency, JioCoin.In the JioCoin project, Reliance Jio plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals to work on blockchain technology, which can also be used to develop applications such as smart contracts and supply chain management logistics.The blockchain is a digital ledger for storing data including, but not limited to, financial transactions. In simple terms, blockchain decentralizes information without it being copied. The information is held on blockchain through a shared database which can be accessed on a real-time basis. This database is not stored on physical servers but on the cloud, which makes it easy to store unlimited data.The most popular application of the technology has undoubtedly been cryptocurrency. Reliance Jio also aspires to get into the Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchain technology would come in handy there too. IoT is a network of devices such as smartphones, wearable devices, home appliances and vehicles, connected to the internet, which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Experts have also pointed out that blockchain could potentially address security risks to IoT as it provides a shield against data tampering by labeling each block of data.Significantly, the Indian government has cautioned against cryptocurrencies, stating that virtual currencies were not backed by assets and posed risks such as money laundering. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have come under the scanner of governments across the world as their soaring prices attracted speculators and unsophisticated retail investors in droves.
Q. Why was Reliance Jio so successful in the market? 
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Kunaal Satija answered  •  8 hours ago
Jio had brought competitive tariff plans for cell phone users that were highly affordable. This was the main reason for its success according to the passage.
Hence option 3 is the factually correct option.

Lateral ties in RCC columns are provided to resist-
  • a)
    Bending moment
  • b)
    Shear
  • c)
    Buckling of longitudinal bars
  • d)
    Both bending moment and shear
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Naroj Boda answered  •  10 hours ago
A reinforced concrete compression member shall have transverse or helical reinforcement so disposed that every longitudinal base nearest to the compression face has effective lateral support against buckling subject to provision in. The effective lateral support is given by transverse reinforcement in the form of lateral ties.
Manjeet Kumar asked   •  1 hour ago

Directions (76-80): You have a passage with five questions following. 
Passage – I
As financial markets worldwide tumbled over concerns that Greece would default on its debt to the troika comprising the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the people of Greece were being presented with a Hobson’s choice by its government led by the leftist party platform, Syriza. In the midst of intense negotiations with representatives of the troika over rolling over debt payments, the Syriza government sought to extend the deadline for payments in order to allow it to put the conditionalities of the troika for a bailout extension to a referendum vote. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has denied that this referendum, scheduled for July 5, is on whether or not to continue within the eurozone; he says it is only on the acceptance of the troika’s demands. But with the troika unrelenting on the June 30 deadline for repayment of debts to the IMF, and Greece being in no position to pay, the referendum could more or less be on remaining in the eurozone. This presents a difficult choice for the people of Greece. After all, the Syriza was voted to power in January 2015 precisely on the promise of halting the programme of austerity imposed by creditors that has resulted in a drastic contraction of Greece’s economy and increase in unemployment. Yet, the mandate was also for negotiations to remain within the eurozone as Greek voters had realised that the Grexit would mean too much pain (at least in the near term) due to capital flight, a run on the banks and other troubles in returning to the drachma as currency. Over the past five months, Syriza representatives, true to their mandate, have sought to alter Greece’s terms of engagement with its creditors, seeking debt relief that would allow fiscal expansionary policies to spur the economy. Yet, the troika’s response has been to stonewall the proposals and instead push Greece to further the austerity measures it has pursued following the first major bailout in 2010 and another in 2012. The troika’s reasoning is simple: tolerating a Greek default would amount to sending signals to other creditor-nations about similar leniency. Instead, the troika has merely offered a five-month extension of Greece’s bailout programme with fresh funds but with persisting austerity conditions. With barely a concession to the Greek position, there remains a wide gap between the Greek people’s expectations and the EU recommendations. With Greece already having to impose capital controls and bank holidays to avoid further capital flight — measures that were supposed to be taken in the event of an exit from the EU — it begs the question whether the Grexit is inevitable.
 
Q. Choose an appropriate title for the passage.
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The moisture content in a well-seasoned timber is -
  • a)
    5 to 10%
  • b)
    10 to 12%
  • c)
    12 to 15%
  • d)
    30 to 50%
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Knowledge Hub answered  •  21 hours ago
The moisture content in a well-seasoned timber is 10 to 12%
According to IS 399:1963, the weight of the timber is specified at 12% moisture content.

A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.
After disrupting the telecom sector with its free offers and hyper-competitive tariffs, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cryptocurrency, JioCoin.In the JioCoin project, Reliance Jio plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals to work on blockchain technology, which can also be used to develop applications such as smart contracts and supply chain management logistics.
The blockchain is a digital ledger for storing data including, but not limited to, financial transactions. In simple terms, blockchain decentralizes information without it being copied. The information is held on blockchain through a shared database which can be accessed on a real-time basis. This database is not stored on physical servers but on the cloud, which makes it easy to store unlimited data.The most popular application of the technology has undoubtedly been cryptocurrency. Reliance Jio also aspires to get into the Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchain technology would come in handy there too. IoT is a network of devices such as smartphones, wearable devices, home appliances and vehicles, connected to the internet, which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Experts have also pointed out that blockchain could potentially address security risks to IoT as it provides a shield against data tampering by labeling each block of data.
Significantly, the Indian government has cautioned against cryptocurrencies, stating that virtual currencies were not backed by assets and posed risks such as money laundering. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have come under the scanner of governments across the world as their soaring prices attracted speculators and unsophisticated retail investors in droves.
Q. Blockchain is useful in the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in which of the following ways?
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Kunaal Satija answered  •  23 hours ago
It has been clearly pointed out in the passage that security is beefed up by implementing bockchain in IoT transactions. Blockchain protects IoT data from getting tampered.
Option 2 is the only option that talks about data security, hence it is the correct answer.
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