With which BRICS country India has signed Social Security Agreement in March 2017?
[D] South Africa
The SSA [Social Security Agreement] between India and Brazil is the first such agreement between the BRICS countries.
India has signed and operationalized Social Security Agreements (SSAs) with 18 countries.
 Who is the new chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC)?
[A] S Masood Husain
[B] N.K Mathur
[C] Akhil Kumar
[D] Narendra Kumar
Central Water Commission is a premier Technical Organization of India in the field of Water Resources and is presently functioning as an attached office of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India.
Shri Narendra Kumar, Chairman, Central Water Commission has done graduation in Civil Engineering from IIT, Roorkee and M.Tech (Structure) from IIT, Delhi.
Shri Kumar belongs to the Central Water Engineering (Group’A’) Service.
He joined Central Water Commission in June, 1981.
He served as Chairman/ Team Leader of Indo-Nepal Team of Expert on Reservoir Regulation Committee, Yamuna Standing Committee, Standing Committee of Experts for Protection of Majuli Island in Assam.
 What is Al Nagah-Ii 2017?
[A] Joint army exercise between India and Israel
[B] Joint army exercise between India and Saudi Arabia
[C] Joint army exercise between India and Qatar
[D] Joint army exercise between India and Oman
[Joint army exercise between India and Oman]
This is a second edition of the joint exercise between the Indian and Oman Armies.
It commenced on March 7, 2017 with the Opening Ceremony at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.
The previous edition of the Exercise was held at Muscat, Oman in 2015.
 Who has become India’s 46th grandmaster by beating David Anton Guijarro at the Sharjah Masters 2017?
[A] Rucha Pujari
[B] Srinath Narayanan
[C] Harika Dronavalli
[D] Pentala Harikrishna
 India has signed its first loan agreement with the New Development Bank (NDB) of BRICS countries. In which state the loan is to be used to develop and upgrade district roads?
[B] Madhya Pradesh
 Which committee was constituted by the government for enhancement of combat capabilities of Armed Forces?
[A] N.K. Singh Committe
[B] D.B. Shetkar committee
[C] Kewal Kumar Sharma Committee
[D] Timothy Gonsalves Committee
[D.B. Shetkar committee]
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar had constituted the committee in May 2016.
D.B. Shetkar committee recommended raising a separate cadre (on the lines IAS and IPS) to bring synergy between officers of the Armed Forces and their civilian counterparts.
 What is the ranking of India in World Happiness Report 2017?
India ranked at 122 out of 155 countries in the World Happiness Report 2017.
The World Happiness Report is published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Top three countries of the world:  Norway  Denmark  Iceland
Ranking of BRICS countries:  Brazil,  Russia,  China,  South Africa,  India
The first World Happiness Report was published in April, 2012.
 What is the ranking of India according to 2017 Women in Politics Map report?
According to 2017 Women in Politics Map report India Ranked 148 globally.
The report showed that women make up only 11.8 per cent (64 MPs) of the 542-member Lok Sabha and 11 per cent (27) of the 245-member Rajya Sabha.
Report, Women in Politics Map, is launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women.
 Which states have decided to conduct a synchronised elephant census between May 9 and 12?
[A] Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand
[B] Odisha, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
[C] Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
[D] Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand
[Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand]
 The world’s oldest aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, which was in service with the Indian Navy, was decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on March 6, 2017.
Which of the following is true about INS Viraat?
 INS Viraat has spent 30 years in the Indian Navy and 27 years in the Royal Navy.
 INS Viraat holds the world record as mentioned in the Guinness Book of records for being the longest serving warship of the world.
 INS Viraat played a major role in Operation Jupiter in 1989 during the Sri Lankan Peacekeeping operation.
[A] 1 and 2 only
[B] 1 and 3 only
[C] 2 and 3 only
[D] 1, 2 and 3
INS Viraat was a Centaur-class aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy.
INS Viraat was the flagship of the Indian Navy before INS Vikramaditya was commissioned in 2013.
INS Viraat was first commissioned into the British Royal Navy as the HMS Hermes on November 18, 1959.
INS Viraat was commissioned into the Indian Navy on May 12, 1987.