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21. 

Which IIT researchers launched a new microprocessor for IoT devices?

A. IIT Kanpur
B. IIT Madras
C. IIT Lucknow
D. IIT Kharagpur

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has successfully developed an indigenous microprocessor for IoT devices. The microprocessor is named as MOUSHIK. The institute claims that this microprocessor is a combination of a processor and system on a chip that caters to rapidly growing IoT devices. Digital India's push for smart cities has increased the adoption of the internet of things (IoT) devices.

22. 

Where did 15th CII-Exim Bank digital conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership was held virtually?

A. Gujarat
B. Maharashtra
C. New Delhi
D. Dubai

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

15th CII-Exim Bank digital conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership in the national capital on September 22, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar said, "India is Africa's third-largest export destination. With a cumulative investment of USD 54 billion, it is also one of the biggest investors in the continent. The Indian capital has created jobs and opportunities in various African countries," EAM added.

23. 

Railways extended pact with which IIT for infrastructure modernisation research?

A. IIT Guwahati
B. IIT Roorkee
C. IIT Lucknow
D. IIT kanpur

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Indian Railways has extended the memorandum of understanding signed with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur for encouraging a state of the art collaborative research for modernisation of railway infrastructure and efficient utilisation of its scientific assets through the centre for railway research (CRR).

24. 

Which edition of IFFI postponed to January 2021?

A. 49th
B. 50th
C. 51st
D. 52nd

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The 51st Edition of the International Film Festival of India, IFFI will be held from 16th to 24th January, next year in Goa. Earlier it was scheduled to be held from 20th November to 28th November, this year. It has also been jointly decided to hold the festival on new dates as per the International Film Festival guidelines and protocols.

25. 

Which ministry partnered industry bodies for medicinal plants cultivation?

A. Ministry of Health
B. AYUSH Ministry
C. Defence Ministry
D. Ministry of Agriculture

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of AYUSH has signed an MoU with the major AYUSH and Herbal industry bodies to promote medicinal plant cultivation. Through this, Ministry of AYUSH would provide the sustainable supply of quality raw material to AYUSH, Nutraceutical and Herbal industry. The industry assured the NMPB that they will provide the buy-back guarantee to the farmers / gatherers on the NMPB supported medicinal plant cultivation and collection programs.