Which mobile applications have been launched by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to provide a comprehensive digital solution for enforcement of traffic rules?
[A] e-challan and m-parivahan
[B] e-traffic and e-parivahan
[C] e-challan and e-traffic
[D] e-challan and e-booking
[e-challan and m-parivahan]
e-challan app will help traffic police in enforcement of transport laws and is integrated with the Vahan and Sarathi applications.
m-parivahan is a citizen-centric app that will facilitate access to various transport-related services.
 Which country has become the 29th member on NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)?
Montenegro is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe.
NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is an international alliance that consists of 29 member states from North America and Europe.
It was established on April 4, 1949.
 What is the theme of 2017 World Water Day?
[A] Water and Energy
[B] Water and Sustainable Development
[C] Better Water, Better Jobs
[D] Why Waste Water?
World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 March.
UN-Water selects a theme for each year.
The first International World Water Day, designated by the United Nations, was commemorated in 1993.
 What is India’s contribution to the United Nations in 2015-16?
[A] Rs 157 crore
[B] Rs 244 crore
[C] Rs 196 crore
[D] Rs 324 crore
[Rs 244 crore]
In 2015-16, India had contributed Rs 244 crore.
In 2014-15, India had contributed Rs 157 crore.
Each UN member is required to contribute to the organisation’s Regular and Peacekeeping budgets. These obligatory contributions are calculated based on a member’s relative ‘capacity to pay’.
Top five countries contribution to the United Nations—
 United States of America [22%]
 Japan [9.68%]
 China [7.921%]
 Germany [6.389%]
 France [4.859%] and UK [4.463%]
 In which state India’s largest floating solar photovoltaic plant has been installed by state-run NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited)?
NTPC has installed India’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) at Kayamkulam in Kerala.
NTPC Ltd. is an Indian Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities.
The company has ventured into oil and gas exploration and coal mining activities.
It is the largest power company in India with an electric power generating capacity of 51,410 MW.
 Which programme was launched by the Commonwealth of Nations to help member states tackle domestic violence?
[A] “Peace in the home” programme
[B] “Peace in the world” programme
[C] “Peace in the country” programme
[D] “Peace in the nation” programme
[“Peace in the home” programme]
The Commonwealth’s Peace in the home: Ending domestic violence together is an integrated, holistic action plan with a package of measures to help governments tackle domestic violence.
The programme was launched on March 8, 2017 [Women’s Day: March 8] and will continue through till 2018.
An initiative aimed at promoting women’s full and effective political participation and addressing violence against women in politics and elections.
 Who has been awarded the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016?
[A] Virat Kohli
[B] Buwaneshwar Kumar
[C] Ravichandran Ashwin
[D] M.S. Dhoni
Ravichandran Ashwin is the third Indian, and the 12th player overall to win the award.
He was presented the honour by Kapil Dev.
Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar had won the title in 2004 and 2010 respectively.
 Which country became the first country in the world to ban metal mining nationwide.
[C] El Salvador
El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.
 What is TU142M?
[C] Aircraft carrier
[D] Anti-tank guided missile
TU142M is a Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft.
The Indian Navy has de-inducted TU142M in March 2017, after 30,000 hours of accident-free flying for nearly three decades.
It was inducted into the Navy at Dabolim Goa from the erstwhile USSR in 1988.
The aircraft was part of “Operation Cactus” in Maldives, “Operation Vijay” in 1998, and “Operation Parakram” in 2002.
 Who is the winner of 2017 Vijay Hazare Trophy?
[B] Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu is the winner of the trophy in 2016-17 who won their 5th title beating Bengal in the finals.
It was Tamil Nadu’s third victory over Bengal in the final of this competition.
The Vijay Hazare Trophy, also known as the Ranji One Day Trophy, was started in 2002–03.
Vijay Hazare Trophy is named after the famous Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.