What is the theme of 2017 World Wildlife Day?
[A] “Listen to the young voices”.
[B] “The future of wildlife is in our hands”.
[C] “The future of elephants is in our hands”.
[D] “It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime”.
[“Listen to the young voices”]
2017 World Wildlife Day Theme: “Listen to the young voices”.
The World Wildlife Day is observed on 3rd March every year to celebrate and raise awareness about the world’s wild fauna and flora.
 Which bank has launched MoneyPlant RuPay International Platinum Debit Card?
[A] Bandhan Bank
[B] ICICI Bank
[D] Karnataka Bank
[D] Yes Bank
Features of the Card:
This MoneyPlant RuPay International Platinum Debit Card gives you instant access to your account, whenever you wish to make a purchase, or transact at any ATM (Automated Teller Machine) in India or abroad.
This MoneyPlant RuPay International Platinum Debit Card is accepted at over 1,90,000 ATMs in India and over 1.66 million “RuPay” & “Discover” enabled ATMs worldwide.
The daily ATM Cash Withdrawal Limit has been enhanced to Rs.75,000 per day at all ATMs.
The daily POS limit is Rs.2,00,000 at Merchant Establishments, and is subject to the balances held in the account.
Personal Accident (PA) coverage: Rs.2.00 lakh.
 In which state INS Rajali is locates?
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Andhra Pradesh
Currently in News:
INS Rajali is an Indian naval air station located near Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu.
On March 28, 2017 the Indian Navy has unveiled the Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS) at Rajali Air Station in Tamil Nadu.
 Who is the winner of 2017 Abel Prize?
[A] Yves Meyer
[B] Andrew Wiles
[C] David J. Thouless
[D] Duncan Haldane
The Abel Prize is a Norwegian prize awarded annually by the Government of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians.
The Abel Prize was established on 1 January 2002.
The prize amount is 6 million NOK (about 750,000 Euro) and was awarded for the first time on 3 June 2003.
Yves Meyer received the award for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.
Wavelet analysis has been applied in computational harmonic analysis, data compression, noise reduction, medical imaging, archiving, digital cinema, deconvolution of the Hubble space telescope images, and the recent LIGO detection of gravitational waves created by the collision of two black holes.
 Who is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?
[A] Keshav Prasad Maurya
[B] Yogi Adityanath
[C] Dinesh Sharma
[D] Ram Naik
He was appointed Chief Minister, of the state on Saturday, 18 March, 2017.
He was sworn in as the 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
Adityanath was the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha at 26.
He has been elected to the Parliament from Gorakhpur for five consecutive terms (in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections).
 Which committee was constituted in order to strengthen border protection and address the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan border?
[A] Madhukar Gupta Committee
[B] Ratan Watal Committee
[C] Amitabh Kant committee
[D] H Devaraj Committee
[Madhukar Gupta Committee]
The committee was constituted in April 2016.
The committee was constituted in order to strengthen border protection and address the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan border.
The Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri Madhukar Gupta, has submitted its report in March 2017, to the Government to strengthen border protection and address vulnerabilities in fencing along the Indo-Pakistan border.
 Which university has developed country’s first genetically-modified (Bt) varieties of cotton?
[A] Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat
[B] Anand Agricultural University, Anand
[C] Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
[D] Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
[Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana]
PAU Bt 1 and F 1861 were developed by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
Its seeds could be reused by farmers, resulting in saving the repeated cost they have to bear every season.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has identified three Bt cotton varieties — namely PAU Bt 1, F1861 and RS 2013 — for cultivation in states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
RS 2013 was developed at Rajasthan Agricultural University (RAU), Bikaner.
 Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (Janaagraha) released results of its Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) for 2016. Which city remained at the top of the survey?
The survey, which looks at 83 governance parameters based on the City-Systems framework, shows that Indian cities score between 2.1 and 4.4 on 10, as against the global benchmarks of London and New York, which score 9.3 and 9.8 respectively.
Top Five Cities:
 Thiruvananthapuram  Pune  Kolkata  Mumbai  Hyderabad
 Senior lawyer and jurist Tehmtan R. Andhyarujina passed away on March 28, 2017. Which of the following is not true about him?
[A] He was the Solicitor General of India from 1996 to 1998.
[B] He was the Advocate-General of Maharashtra from 1993 to 1995.
[C] He was the Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand from 2003 to 2005.
[D] He has authored Judicial Activism and Constitutional Democracy in India.
He is the author of The Kesavananda Bharati Case: The untold story of struggle for supremacy by Supreme Court and Parliament (2011), a masterpiece in understanding the landmark Constitutional Case of India and the circumstances surrounding the proceedings of the Court.
 First time India has turned around from a net importer of electricity to Net Exporter of electricity during the current year 2016-17 (April to February 2017). Which of the following countries import electricity from India?
[A] Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan
[B] Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar
[C] Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar
[D] Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar
[Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar]