Under which project a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini?
[A] Kanyaa Sagar Parikrama
[B] Vartika Sagar Parikrama
[C] Tarini Sagar Parikrama
[D] Navika Sagar Parikrama
[Navika Sagar Parikrama]
This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew.
 Which Gulf Arab state has allowed permanent residency to some non-citizens?
The residency permit gives holders similar rights as Qataris in terms of property ownership and access to generous education and health care services.
 Which day of every year is observed as the International Youth Day across the world?
[A] 12th August
[B] 10th August
[C] 8th August
[D] 7th August
International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
The first International Youth Day was observed on 12 August, 2000.
For 2017, the theme of IYD is “Youth Building Peace”.
 India’s first calf delivered by a surrogate or recipient cow through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technology carried out in a mobile laboratory in Pune. What is the name of the calf?
The experiment led by Dr Shyam Zawar, the CEO of JK Trust and the chief scientist at JK BovaGenix.
This is the first calf delivered through IVF technology at a farmer’s doorstep.
Generally a cow, in its average 15 years of lifetime, can give birth to maximum 10 calves. However, using the IVF technique, the same cow can give birth to 20 calves in a year.
 Which Commodity Exchange (ICEX) has launched the world’s first diamond futures contracts to provide exporters with a hedging tool?
[A] National Multi-Commodity Exchange of India Ltd
[B] National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange
[C] Multi Commodity Exchange
[D] Indian Commodity Exchange Limited
[Indian Commodity Exchange Limited]
 Who has been crowned India’s first Miss Trans Queen India 2017?
[A] Nitasha Biswas
[B] Loiloi Haorongbam
[D] Reena Rai
Nitasha Biswas, a trans-woman who hails from Kolkata, was named the first Miss Transqueen India at an event in New Delhi.
The 26-year-old will now represent India at the Miss International TransQueen in Thailand, in March 2018.
Loiloi Haorongbam from Manipur became the first runner-up, while Ragasiya, representing Tamil Nadu, was the second runner-up.
 India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility has inaugurated near Hyderabad on August 4, 2017. It is a joint venture between Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd and ———————-.
[A] Tata Group
[B] Reliance Group
[C] L&T Group
[D] Kalyani Group
It is a joint venture between India’s Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd. with 51:49 partnership.
The Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) plant will make anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) Spike.
 Who is the new the Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification?
[A] Javed Akhtar
[B] Prasoon Joshi
[C] Anupam Kher
[D] Jabbar Patel
Prasoon Joshi is an Indian lyricist, screenwriter, poet and marketer.
He was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2015.
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) [Censor Board] is a statutory censorship and classification body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
 Which state has launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari to induce rainfall?
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Andhra Pradesh
Cloud seeding is an artificial way to induce moisture in the clouds so as to cause a rainfall.
 Which Indian Ace shuttler has won silver medal in 2017 World Badminton Championship?
[A] P. V. Sindhu
[B] Shrikant Kidambi
[C] Saina Nehwal
[D] Parupalli Kashyap
[P. V. Sindhu]
P.V. Sindhu was defeated by Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the final match.
The 2017 BWF World Championships of badminton were held from 18 to 29 August at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
India won two medals in 2017 World Championships of badminton.
 Silver Medal: P. V. Sindhu
 Bronze Medal: Saina Nehwal