Daily Current Affairs Quiz : March 9, 2023
1. ‘Bahu Balli’, the world’s first 200-meter-long Bamboo Crash Barrier has been installed in which state?
[A] West Bengal
Correct Answer: B [Maharashtra]
The world’s first 200-meter-long Bamboo Crash Barrier, named “Bahu Balli,” has been installed on the Vani-Warora Highway in Vidarbh, Maharashtra.
It has also been accredited by the Indian Road Congress and provides an eco-friendly alternative to steel barriers with higher recycling value. The ‘Bambusa Balcoa’ bamboo is treated with creosote oil and coated with recycled High-Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE).
2. BrahMos Missile has been developed by a partnership between Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya and which organisation of India?
Correct Answer: B [DRDO]
The BrahMos missile is a type of supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, airplanes, or land.
It is currently the fastest supersonic missile in the world and was developed by a partnership between India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya, forming BrahMos Aerospace. Recently, Indian Navy successfully test fired the ship-launched version of the BrahMos missile.
3. Which country has proposed to create ‘International Big Cat Alliance’?
Correct Answer: B [India]
India has proposed the creation of a new global alliance called the International Big Cat Alliance (IBCA) to protect seven major big cats, including tigers, lions, and cheetahs.
The IBCA will be open to 97 countries and organizations interested in protecting these animals. India has committed to provide funding of 100 million USD over 5 years to support the IBCA. The IBCA will share information about protecting these animals. Its governance structure includes a General Assembly and a council.
4. The Draft Central Electricity Authority Regulations was issued recently to protect which species?
[A] One-horned Rhinos
[B] Great Indian Bustard
[C] Asian Elephant
[D] Asiatic Lion
Correct Answer: B [Great Indian Bustard]
The Great Indian Bustard is one of the heaviest flying birds in the world, and is native to Indian subcontinent. The species is critically endangered due to habitat loss, hunting, and other human activities.
The Draft Central Electricity Authority (Construction of Electric Lines in Great Indian Bustard Area) Regulations, 2023 was issued to bring all electric lines of 33 kV and below passing via the Great Indian Bustard Area underground while those above 33 kV will be overhead lines with bird flight diverts.
5. ‘Digital India Bill’ is associated with which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Home Affairs
[B] Ministry of External Affairs
[C] Ministry of Electronics and IT
[D] Ministry of Science and Technology
Correct Answer: C [Ministry of Electronics and IT]
The Digital India Bill is the proposed successor to the Information Technology Act, 2000, which currently regulates entities on the internet in India.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT will hold a public consultation at Bengaluru to present the basic guiding principles and architecture of this proposed legislation. The Digital India Bill aims to ensure that the internet in India is open, free from user harm and criminality, and that there is an institutional mechanism of accountability.
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