Current Affairs Quiz Set 85 Where will the National Police University (NPU) established? Greater Noida New Delhi Mumbai Pune S-a E- A world-class National Police University (NPU) will be set-up in Greater Noida with a dynamic, state-of-the-art learning and working environment for the advancement and dissemination of education and research in policing science and related areas. The proposed multi-disciplinary university will be established at a prime location in the NCR region on a plot of 100 acres located at IT Park, Tech zone in Greater Noida. It will offer to the students formal education programmes leading to the award of the bachelor's, masters' and doctoral degrees as well as PG Diploma in specialised niche areas in police sciences, cyber forensics, criminology, criminal justice, forensic science, risk management and allied subjects with special papers in specified areas using classroom teachings initially and later also through distance learning mode. Which number needs to be dialed under the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) in India? 121 112 100 911 S-b E- ERSS is one of the key projects of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs under Nirbhaya Fund. It has been designed to play a pivotal role in mitigation or preventing escalation of crime, especially against women and children. ERSS provides a single emergency number (112), computer aided dispatch of field resources to the location of distress. Citizens can send their emergency information through call, sms, email and through the 112 India mobile app. The ‘Dial 112’ emergency response service is an initiative to strengthen proactive community policing that would end confusion amongst distress callers, who at times end up dialling 100 in fire or medical emergency cases. Where has Jayakar Bungalow, which will now house a digital library for researchers to access rich film database of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) been established? Pune New Delhi Mumbai Hyderabad S-a E- A restored Jayakar Bungalow, which will now house a digital library for researchers to access rich film database of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), was finally inaugurated by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar. The project, which was sanctioned in 2013, took over five years to finish — the work was completed in November 2018 — and the restored structure had to wait for another 10 months to find the auspicious day for inauguration. The project — restoration of the bungalow and setting up a digital library — has been carried out by the NFAI under a plan scheme ‘Upgradation of infrastructure of NFAI including Jayakar Bungalow and setting up of a digital library’, which was approved by the Union Finance Ministry in June 2013. Which of the following states launched Mukhyamantri Seva Sankalp Helpline? Uttar Pradesh Punjab Haryana Rajasthan S-a E- The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jairam Thakur has launched the Mukhyamantri Seva Sankalp Helpline recently. The objective of this helpline is to provide timely help to the citizens of the state. All citizens of the state will be able to resolve their complaints and problems by calling this helpline. Chief Minister Jairam Thakur had announced about this Helpline during the 2019-20 budget speech. The state government has issued a toll-free number 1100 of this helpline. Where is National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development situated? New Delhi Pune Lucknow Bengaluru S-d E- Minister of Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru. The centre has been established as a national consortium on clean coal research and development with IISc leading it. The new centre would address several critical R&D challenges towards the development of clean coal technologies in tandem with developing supercritical power plant technologies, both at the materials and system level. How many agencies will have an access to the NATGRID? 12 10 11 13 S-a E- The NATGRID - a robust intelligence gathering mechanism related to immigration, banking, individual tax payers, air and train travels - is likely to be operational by January 2020. The work on the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) set up to track any terror suspect and prevent terrorist attacks with real time data, has been accelerated after Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently reviewed the progress of the ?3,400 crore project, conceptualised following the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. The 10 agencies which will be able to access the NATGRID data on real time basis are: Intelligence Bureau (IB), Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), Directorate General of Central Excise and Intelligence (DGCEI) and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Initially, no state agencies will be given direct access to the NATGRID data. However, whenever any relevant information is required, they can approach the NATGRID through any of the 10 user agencies. Shondol is a famous dance of which of the following? Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir Assam Nagaland S-a E- Shondol is a famous dance, which artistes used to perform for the king of Ladakh. Shondol dance, which is known as the royal dance of Ladakh, has created history by entering into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Ladakhi dance. As many as 408 women attired in traditional dresses and beautiful head gears performed the dance. It was held on the concluding day of the ongoing Buddhist carnival Naropa festival near the Hemis Monastery. It was organised by the Live to Love India, Drukpa Charitable Trust, and the Young Drukpa Association. Who among the following launched UMMID (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders) initiative? Harsh Vardhan T C Ghelot Amit Shah Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank S-a E- The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched UMMID (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders) initiative and inaugurated NIDAN (National Inherited Diseases Administration) Kendras, which is being supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT),M/o Science and Technology. DBT has started the UMMID Initiative which is designed on the concept of ‘Prevention is better than Cure’. In India’s urban areas, congenital malformations and genetic disorders are the third most common cause of mortality in newborns. Which state has recently amended the laws to make ministers pay income taxes on their salaries and perks from their own pockets? Rajasthan Himachal Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Uttar Pradesh S-d E- Uttar Pradesh ministers will pay income taxes on their salaries and perks from their own pockets, responding to a directive by chief minister Yogi Adityanath and in a departure from a 38-year-old practice in which the state treasury was footing the bill. The state treasury will no longer pay the income tax of ministers and the provision in the Uttar Pradesh Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1981, requiring the government to pay the income tax of the chief minister and the ministers, will be nullified. Who among the following is Mongloia’s President? Khaltmaagiin Battulga Abdel Fatheh Al Sisi Ibrahim Mohamed Solih Recep Tayyip Erdo?an S-a E- Mongolia’s President-Khaltmaagiin Battulga Egypt’s President- Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Maldives’ President- Ibrahim Mohamed Solih Turkey’s Presdient- Recep Tayyip Erdo?an Who among the following is the National Security Adviser (NSA) of Donald Trump? James Mattis Mark Esper John Bolton Robert O'Brien S: d E: US President Donald Trump named hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as the new White House national security adviser. O'Brien, who currently serves as the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, has a long history in Republican foreign policy circles. He will be Trump's fourth national security adviser, replacing John Bolton, the hawkish national security adviser the president forced out last week. Trump said he and Bolton "strongly disagreed" on a number of issues including North Korea and Venezuela. Which of the following countries suffered the massive data online leakage? Bolivia Ecuador Colombia Peru S-b E- Almost the entire population of Ecuador had their personal data leaked online, a massive breach that the government called a "very delicate" issue. An estimated 17 million people, including almost seven million minors and children, had their data exposed by a breach on an unsecured server run by an Ecuadorean marketing and analytics firm. The security company vpnMentor uncovered the breach on the server run by the firm Novaestrat, which included citizens' full names, dates and places of birth, education levels, phone numbers and national identity card numbers. Which of the following countries unveiled South Asia’s tallest towers? India Sri Lanka Bhutan Nepal S-b E- Sri Lanka on September 16 unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower, costing over $100 million, 80% of which has been funded by China under the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The 350-metre-tall 17-storey Lotus Tower, located in the heart of Colombo city, comprises a television tower, a hotel, a telecommunications museum, restaurants, auditorium, an observation deck, a shopping mall and a conference centre. Where is the Indo-Thai joint military exercise being conducted? Meghalaya Assam Uttrakhand Uttar Pradesh S-a E- The India Army and Royal Thailand Army Joint Military Exercise MAITREE-2019 commenced at Umroi in Meghalaya. The annual bilateral joint exercise started off at the Joint Training Node (JTN) in Umroi. The exercise aims at the training of troops in Counter-Terrorism Operation in both jungle terrain and urban scenario. The 14-day exercise will be conducted under the overarching framework of the United Nations Mandate 2006. Which of the following states has declared 2020 as the Year of Artificial Intelligence? Telangana Himachal Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Rajasthan S-a E- The Telangana government has decided to declare 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year by organising various activities related to the emerging technology. IT industry body NASSCOM is setting up a Centre of Excellence in Data Sciences and AI here, which is expected to start its activities in 2020.