The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has launched Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 on 29 July 2017. In which city it was launched?
It was launched at Mumbai.
The main objective of the “Jiyo Parsi” scheme is to reverse the declining trend of Parsi population by adopting a scientific protocol and structured interventions, stabilize their population and increase the population of Parsis in India.
“Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-1” was initiated in 2013 for containing the declining trend of population of the Parsi community and reverse it to bring their population above the threshold level.
 Udupi Ramachandra Rao, a famous personality, passed away in Bengaluru on July 24, 2017.
He was a ———————-
He was a space scientist and fourth chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation between 1984 and 1994.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1976.
He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2017.
Prof. U.R. Rao became the first Indian Space Scientist to be inducted into the highly Prestigious “Satellite Hall of Fame” at Washington DC, USA in 2013.
 What is the ranking of India in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Government at a Glance 2017 report?
The OECD found that the Indian government had the confidence of 73 per cent.
OECD surveyed 41 countries on the parameter of “confidence in government”.
According to the report only 42 per cent of people globally had confidence in their government.
Top five countries:
 Who is the winner of Prime Minister’s trophy for ‘Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant’ in the country for the performance years 2014-2015 and 2015- 16?
[A] Bhilai Steel Plant of SAIL
[B] JSW Steel Ltd.
[C] Tata Steel Ltd
[D] Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd
[Tata Steel Ltd]
The Prime Minister’s trophy was instituted in 1992-93.
Tata Steel has been recognized as the best integrated steel plant 12 times.
 Which material has been developed by the scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapura that has the capability to congeal oil from an oil and water mixture?
Gelator can be used to recover marine oil spills.
It does not cause any environmental damage.
 Who has won the 2017 Yonex US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament title?
[A] B. Sai Praneeth
[B] H. S. Prannoy
[C] K Srikanth
[D] Chetan Anand
[H. S. Prannoy]
The U.S. Open Badminton Championships is an annual badminton.
The tournament first held in 1954.
 What is the ranking of India in the 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index?
India is ranked 116 out of 157 nations.
The index assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The Report is produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Bertelsmann Stiftung.
India had ranked 110th last year on the SDG Index.
India is ranked behind Nepal, Iran, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and China.
Pakistan is ranked 122.
Top five countries:
 Czech Republic
 What is the ranking of India in Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 (GCI)?
India is ranked 23rd out of 165 nations in a global index.
The Index measures the commitment of nations across the world to cyber security.
The GCI was released by the UN telecommunications agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Top five countries:
 United States
 What is the current position of India as an exporter of beef?
India is the world’s third-biggest exporter of beef according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD).
According to OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 report India exported 1.56 million tonnes of beef last year.
 Who has won the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017?
[A] Sri Lanka
The 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup took place in England from 24 June to 23 July 2017.
It was the eleventh edition of the Women’s Cricket World Cup, and the third to be held in England (after the 1973 and 1993 tournaments).
England won the final against India.
It was England’s fourth Women’s World Cup title after 1973, 1993 and 2009.