Current Affairs Quiz Set 79 Where was the first national conference on Cyber Crime Investigation held? Lucknow Pune Mumbai New Delhi S- d E- Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) organized the first National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics on September 4-5, 2019 at CBI HQ in New Delhi. The conference was inaugurated by CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla. Which of the following states was Nuakhai Juhar held? Haryana Punjab Assam Odisha S-d E- Nuakhai Juhar is one of the most ancient festivals celebrated in Odisha to welcome the new crop of the season. The agricultural festival is mainly observed by the people of western Odisha. Nuakhai Juhar is also called Nuakhai Parab or Nuakahi Bhetghat and is a greeting exchanged on the special day. Nuakhai is a combination of two words, 'nua' meaning new and 'khai' means eat, it thus signifies "eating of new rice. Who among the following has been the governor of Kerala? Ahmad Mohammad Khan Atif Mohammad Khan Asif Mohammad Khan Arif Mohammad Khan S-d Who among the following has been the governor of Maharashtra? Bhagat Singh Koshyari Bhuwan Singh Bhawani Bhanu Pratap Singh Soumya Pratap Kumari S-a Who among the following assumed Chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) for the term 2019-21? Sunil Arora Sunil Mehta Praful Patel Mrunal Patel S-a E- Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora assumed Chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) for the term 2019-21. The Election Commission of India had been closely associated with the formation process of the A-WEB during 2011-12, and was one of the founding members of A-WEB in October 2013. A member of the Executive Board since 2013, India had taken over as Vice-Chair of A-WEB since 2017. Exercise Yudh-Abhyas is the bilateral exercise between which of the following countries? India and China India and Russia India and US US and Russia S-c E- The joint military exercise, Yudh Abhyas 2019, begins on September 5, 2019, at the Joint Base Lewis Macard near Washington between India and USA. This exercise will last until 18 September. It is one of the biggest joint military exercise and defence corporation endeavours between India and the USA. Yudh Abhyas 2019 is the 15th edition of the joint military exercise hosted alternately between the two countries. Which of the following is the first commercial vehicle maker to get BS-VI certification for heavy duty trucks? Ashok Leyland Mahindra and Mahindra Tata Fiat S-a E- Ashok Leyland, a flagship company of the Hinduja Group and the country's second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturer has become the first Indian original equipment manufacturer to meet the Bharat Stage VI emission norms across its full range of heavy-duty trucks with gross vehicle weight of 16.2 tonnes and above. The company received the certificates confirming compliance to BS-VI emission standard from the Automotive Research Association of lndia (ARAI), an autonomous body affiliated to the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. The Supreme Court has ruled that no BS-IV vehicle will be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020. Instead, the BS-VI emission norm will come into force across the country. According to the Supreme Court, when will the BS-IV vehicles stop selling in the country? April 1, 2022 April 1, 2020 March 1, 2020 March 1, 2021 S-b E- The Supreme Court has ruled that no BS-IV vehicle will be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020. Instead, the BS-VI emission norm will come into force across the country. Who among the following is the Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)? Nitin Gadkari Ravi Shankar Prasad Jitendra Singh Thawar Chand Gehlot S-a What was the core sector growth recorded in India in July 2019? 1% 2% 1% 1% S-d E- Growth in core sector activity quickened in July 2019 to 2.1%, due almost entirely to a recovery in the cement sector. The Index of Eight Core Industries had grown at just 0.7% in June 2019. However, July's growth rate is far lower than the 7.3% growth registered in the same month last year. Where is India's longest electrified rail tunnel situated? Andhra Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir Arunachal Pradesh Madhya Pradesh S-a E- Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated India's longest electrified rail tunnel. Situated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations of Andhra Pradesh, the 6.6-km long tunnel is a part of the Obulavaripalli-Venkatachalam railway line. The newly constructed tunnel will provide seamless rail connectivity between Krishnapatnam Port and the hinterland areas for freight movement. The 112-km long electrified railway line between Venkatachalam and Obulavaripalli will reduce the the travel time by 5 hours. It is the country's first electrified tunnel is built in the shape of a 'horse shoe' using the New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM). By when does WHO South-East Asia Region plans to banish measles? 2022 2021 2023 2020 S-a What is the estimated cost of 'Samudrayaan' project to be launched by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)? 400 crore 200 crore 1000 crore 100 crore S-b E- India’s ambition to send men to the deep sea in a submersible vehicle is likely to be a reality in 2021-22 with the 'Samudrayaan' project. The ?200 crore project proposes to carry three persons in a submersible vehicle to a depth of 6000 metres under sea for various studies. Submarines go only about 200 metres. The project proposes to send a submersible vehicle with three persons to a depth of about 6000 metres to carry out deep underwater studies, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT). The indigenously developed vehicle is capable of crawling on the sea bed at a depth of six kilometre for 72 hours. Similar to ISRO's plan to carry persons on a space mission, NIOT has undertaken Samudrayaan. The 'Samudrayaan' is a part of the Ministry of Earth Sciences' pilot project for deep ocean mining for rare minerals. 14. Where did the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched the first-ever 'Terracotta Grinder'? Varanasi Indore Chandigarh Lucknow S-a E- Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched first-ever 'Terracotta Grinder' at Sewapuri in Varanasi. This machine can be used to grind wasted and broken pottery items for re-use in pottery-making. The wasted pottery items were earlier ground in normal Khal-musal (mortar and pestle) and its fine powder was mixed with the normal clay. Mixing this powder in stipulated ratio to normal clay makes the resulting pottery items stronger. This Terracotta grinder will make grinding of wasted pottery items faster than the traditional mortar and pestle. It will lessen the cost of production, and will also help in solving the problem of shortage of clays When is the World Rhino Day observed? 22 September 20 September 12 September 14 September S-a E- World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22 every year. This special day provides the opportunity for cause-related organizations, NGOs, zoos, and members of the public to celebrate rhinos in their own unique ways.