Who has been appointed the Chairman of the committee to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy?
[A] Dr. Vasudha Kamat
[B] Dr. Ram Shankar Kureel
[C] Krishna Mohan Tripathy
[D] K. Kasturirangan
He is an Indian space scientist who headed the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from 1994 to 2003.
He is the former chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
He is a former member of the Rajya Sabha [2003–2009].
He is a recipient of the three major civilian awards from the Government of India: the Padma Shri , Padma Bhushan  and Padma Vibhushan .
The other members of the committe:
 Dr. Vasudha Kamat
 Shri K.J. Alphonse
 Dr. Manjul Bhargava
 Dr Ram Shankar Kureel
 Dr. T.V.Kattimani
 Shri Krishna Mohan Tripathy
 Dr. Mazhar Asif
 Dr. M.K.Shridhar
 Which of the following has been launched by the Railway Ministry to improve services in Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains?
[A] Operation Rajdhani
[B] Operation Shatabdi
[C] Operation Swarn
[D] Operation Rail
The operation is aimed at improving the services in the premium trains -Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express.
Under the operation, in the first phase, Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express and Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express will be upgraded.
 Who introduced the concepts of Public Interest Litigation (PIL)?
[A] Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati
[B] Mirza Hameedullah Beg
[C] Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha
[D] H. J. Kania
[Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati]
Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati was the 17th Chief Justice of India.
He served from 12 July 1985 to 20 December 1986.
He was a judge of the Gujarat high court for 13 years and served as chief justice of the high court from 1967 to 1973.
 Where was ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counseling Centre, inaugurated?
[B] New Delhi
C K Mishra, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi.
This would be the largest human milk bank and lactation counselling centre available under the public sector in North India.
“Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh” is established in collaboration with the Norwegian government, Oslo University and Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI).
 Who has developed a wireless technology called ‘AmbuSens’ for remote monitoring for remote monitoring of patients’ condition ferried in ambulances?
[A] IIT Madras
[B] IIT Kharagpur
[C] IIT Kanpur
[D] IIT Bombay
AmbuSens is capable of wireless monitoring of various physiological parameters like ECG, heart-rate, temperature and blood-pressure.
 Who has won gold in the Women’s 10m air pistol at the ISSF [International Shooting Sport Federation] Junior World Championship held in Germany?
[A] Gayatri Pawaskar
[B] Yashaswini Singh Deswal
[C] Ayonika Paul
[D] Varsha Varman
[Yashaswini Singh Deswal]
 Which country has developed the world’s first train that runs on virtual tracks?
 Who has been selected for the 2017 Bhupen Hazarika National Award?
[A] K. J. Yesudas
[B] Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi
[C] Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
[D] Krishna Ram Chaudhary
[Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi]
Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi has been selected for the prestigious Sarhad’s 5th Bhupen Hazarika National Award-2017.
The award has been instituted by Sarhad, a Maharashtra-based organisation.
Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi is from Arunachal Pradesh.
The award was instituted in 2012.
 Who has built the world’s first hybrid “aeroboat” capable of travelling on land, water, snow and sand?
[A] Indo-Japan joint venture
[B] Indo-Israel joint venture
[C] Indo-Russian joint venture
[D] Indo-Chinese joint venture
[Indo-Russian joint venture ]
It has been designed by IIAAT Holding, a joint venture between the International Institute for Advanced Aerospace Technologies and Indian firm Millennium Aerodynamics.
 What is the ranking of India in the Global Peace Index 2017?
The Global Peace Index 2017 was prepared by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
India has been ranked at 137th out of 163 countries globally in the Global Peace Index 2017.
Bhutan, which ranked 13, has been named as the most peaceful country in South Asia.
Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country.
Syria remained the least peaceful country in the world.
Top 5 Most Peaceful Countries:
 New Zealand