According to recently released Jones Lang LaSalle’s City Momentum Index (CMI), which city has emerged as the most dynamic city in the world?
[A] Silicon Valley
[D] Ho Chi Minh City
 Which ministry has launched Mobile App for Haj Pilgrimage?
[A] Ministry of External Affairs
[B] Ministry of Home Affairs
[C] Ministry of Minority Affairs
[D] Ministry of Culture
 Over which rivers India gets control according to Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) IWT?
[A] Indus, Chenab and Jhelum
[B] Beas, Ravi and Jhelum
[C] Sutlej, Indus and Chenab
[D] Beas, Ravi and Sutlej
Indus water treaty was signed on September 19, 1960, between India and Pakistan.
The treaty was signed by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan president Ayub Khan.
The treaty deals with sharing of water of Indus water system having six rivers — Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum between the two countries.
It gives India control over three eastern rivers Ravi, Beas and Sutlej and Pakistan control over three western rivers Indus, Jhelum and Chenab.
 In which state Jallikattu, a bull taming or bull vaulting sport, is played?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[D] Andhra Pradesh
Jallikattu is a traditional bull-taming sport organised in Tamil Nadu during Pongal.
The sport involves a natively reared stud that is set free inside an arena filled with young participants.
The challenge lies in taming the bull with bare hands.
Participants often try to grab the bull by its horns or tail and wrestle it into submission.
 Which country has launched its first military communications satellite Kirameki-2?
[C] South Korea
[D] North Korea
 The Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar launched a dedicated web portal ‘ShaGun’ for monitoring the progress of ————-.
[A] Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
[B] Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
[C] Nai Manzil Yojana
[D] Garib Kalyan Yojana
ShaGun aims to capture and showcase innovations and progress in Elementary Education sector of India by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme – Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
 The Union Ministry of Urban Development launched Swachh Sarvekshan to rank cities/towns across the country on cleanliness with a population of 1 lakh and above. Which city was gives the first rank according to Swachh Sarvekshan 2016?
 New Delhi Municipal council
 In which city 14th edition of 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was held?
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9 January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India.
January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion since it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa.
PBD conventions are being held every year since 2003. These conventions provide a platform to the overseas Indian community to engage with the government and people of the land of their ancestors for mutually beneficial activities.
Indian-origin Portugal Prime Minister, Dr. Antonio Costa was the chief guest in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention (2017).
 Which committee has recently recommended reservation for girl students in IITs?
[A] Mundra Committee
[B] Timothy Gonsalves Committee
[C] Madhukar Gupta Committee
[D] None of the above
The committee has suggested creating up to 20% supernumerary seats for girls out of the total number of seats.
 How many Padma awards are given in 2017?
Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field.
The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons as per the list below.
The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees.
19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 posthumous awardees.
 The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the proposal for India’s taking full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Council. The move involves payment of annual contribution of US $ 5,00,000 to the International Vaccine Institute (IVI).
Where is the headquarter of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI)?
[A] Canberra [Australia]
[B] Berlin [Germany]
[C] Beijing [China]
[D] Seoul [South Korea]