With which social networking company Election Commission of India is collaborating to launch first Nationwide “Voter Registration Reminder”?
As part of this campaign, on 1st July, 2017, Facebook will run a voter registration reminder in multiple Indian languages to all the Facebook users in India.
 Which scheme has been launched by the Department of Science and Technology that enables NRIs and overseas scientific community to participate and contribute to research and development in India?
[A] Persons of Indian Origin Scheme
[B] Overseas Citizen of India Scheme
[C] VAJRA Faculty scheme
[D] NRI Faculty Scheme
[VAJRA Faculty scheme]
VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty Scheme is a dedicated program exclusively for overseas scientists and academicians with emphasis on Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to work as adjunct / visiting faculty for a specific period of time in Indian Public funded academic and research institutions.
 Who has won the Indonesian Open badminton title 2017?
[A] Kidambi Srikant
[B] Parupalli Kashyap
[C] Valiyaveetil Diju
[D] Saurabh Varma
It is Srikanth’s third Super Series title after 2014 China Open and 2015 India Open.
The Indonesia Open in an annual badminton tournament organized by Persatuan Bulutangkis Seluruh Indonesia (PBSI).
The tournament was started in Indonesia in 1982.
It became part of the BWF Superseries tournament in 2007 and got the Superseries Premier status in 2011.
 Who has become the first man or woman in the Open era to clinch a Grand Slam tournament 10 times?
[A] Serena Williams
[B] Rafael Nadal
[C] Angelique Kerber
[D] Roger Federer
He is a Spanish professional tennis player.
Nadal has won 15 Grand Slam singles titles.
Rafael Nadal has won the French Open in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
 Who is the winner of Thailand Grand Prix 2017 in men’s single?
[A] Sameer Verma
[B] B. Sai Praneeth
[C] R. M. V. Gurusaidutt
[D] Srikanth Kidambi
[B. Sai Praneeth]
He defeated Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie.
Other achievements in 2017:
Singapore open 2017: Winner
Syed Modi International 2017: Winner
 Which state has become the first state in the country to have a blood bank for the cattle?
[D] Andhra Pradesh
The project will have a 60:40 sharing between the Centre and the state government.
 NASA has launched world’s lightest satellite weighing only 64 grams designed by 18-year-old boy Rifath Sharook from Tamil Nadu. What is the name of the satellite?
The satellite is named after India’s former President and nuclear scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
 On which day of every year is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought observed?
[A] June 13
[B] June 17
[C] June 19
[D] June 10
The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 17 June to be “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” in 1994.
Theme for 2017: [Our Land. Our Home. Our Future.]
 Who has won the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles title?
[A] Angelique Kerber
[B] Svetlana Kuznetsova
[C] Jelena Ostapenko
[D] Simona Halep
Jelena Ostapenko is a Latvian professional tennis player.
She defeated Simona Halep of Romania.
She is the first player from Latvia to win a Grand Slam tournament.
 What will be India’s growth rate in the financial year 2017 according the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects (GEP)?
The World Bank forecasts that global growth will strengthen to 2.7 percent in 2017.
Growth in advanced economies is expected to accelerate to 1.9 percent in 2017.
Growth in emerging market and developing economies will recover to 4.1 percent this year.