The United States of America and the Republic of India have announced the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Which city will host the summit?
[A] New York City
Eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be held in Hyderabad, India on 28-30 November, 2017.
This year’s Summit will highlight the theme Women First, Prosperity for All, and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.
GES is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes emerging entrepreneurs, investors and supporters from around the world.
 Which mobile app has been developed for serving soldiers of Indian Army by the technical team of Army jawans (Adjutant General’s Branch (MP-8)) for communication of their service and pay related information to them on their mobile phones?
The app has been developed exclusively for serving soldiers of Indian Army.
This App cannot be used by civilians.
 The Union Government is going to launch a new sub-scheme named “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)” as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). What is the main objective of the scheme?
[A] Poverty Alleviation
[C] Women empowerment
[D] Uplift BPL population
The scheme will provide an alternative source of livelihoods to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) under DAY-NRLM.
 Which is the World Humanitarian Day?
[A] 12th August
[B] 17th August
[C] 19th August
[D] 27th August
The World Humanitarian Day is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
For WHD 2017, humanitarian partners are coming together to reaffirm that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget.
 Who has been appointed the new Chairman of Railway Board?
[A] Rakesh Asthana
[B] Soumya Swaminathan
[C] Ashwani Lohani
[D] R K Chaturvedi
Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as the new Chairman of Railway Board after AK Mital tendered his resignation following recent train accidents.
Ashwani Lohani currently is the Chairman & Managing Director of Air India.
He had served earlier as the Divisional Regional Manager of Delhi.
He was also ITDC chairman as well as the director of the Rail Museum in the capital.
 Which city hosted the 6th India-Turkmenistan inter-governmental commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation?
[C] New Delhi
The meeting was held in New Delhi on 14 August 2017.
 Israel launched its first environmental satellite into space on August 2, 2017. What is the name of the satellite?
[A] Nebula 4
[D] Saturn 2
The satellite is an earth-observation micro-satellite designed jointly by Israel’s agency and France’s National Centre for Space Studies (CNES).
Venus will circle the planet 29 times every 48 hours.
 Which country hosted the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) 2017?
[B] Sri Lanka
The 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting was convened in Kathmandu, Nepal on 10-11 August 2017.
Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister of the Government of the Republic of India attended the meeting.
BIMSTEC is a regional organization comprising seven Member States lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity.
It was established on 6 June 1997.
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thiland
 What is Drawida polydiverticulata and Drawida thomasi?
[A] Species of Frog
[B] Species of Earthworm
[C] Species of Snake
[D] Species of Cockroach
[Species of Earthworm]
Scientists have discovered two new primitive species of earthworm in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala.
Researchers at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala and Shoolini University in Himachal Pradesh named the new earthworm species Drawida polydiverticulata and Drawida thomasi.
 The Indian Institutes of Technology, Bombay and Indore, have jointly developed a biosensor. What is the use of the biosensor?
[A] To detect Heart disorders
[B] To detect Brain disorders
[C] To detect Kidney disorders
[D] To detect Lungs disorders
[To detect Kidney disorders]
The biosensor can accurately measure both the pH and urea concentration with a single drop of urine.
The biosensor is developed by Rashmi Chaudhari, Abhijeet Joshi, and Rohit Srivastava.