The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has approved projects worth Rs 2,919 crore under Nirbhaya Fund for creating eight safe cities. Which of the following cities is not one of them?
These cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Lucknow.
 Which Indian has won the prestigious Pritzker Prize?
[A] Balkrishna Doshi
[B] Samira Rathod
[C] Eugene Pandala
[D] Chitra Vishwanath
He is a pioneer of low-cost housing design.
He is the 45th Pritzker laureate and the first from India.
He designed campuses of IIM Bangalore and Lucknow, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Tagore Memorial Hall, and Institute of Indology in Ahmedabad.
He is also known as an institution builder.
The international Pritzker prize, established by Chicago’s Pritzker family in 1979, bestows laureates with $100,000 along with a bronze medallion.
The prize is considered as architecture field’s Nobel.
 Which Indian chess master has won the 2018 Tal Memorial Rapid Chess tournament?
[A] Pentala Harikrishna
[B] Krishnan Sasikiran
[C] Abhijeet Gupta
[D] Viswanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand has won the 11th Tal Memorial Chess tournament (rapid section) 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
 Which countries have signed tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in construction of Rooppur nuclear power plant near Dhaka, Bangladesh?
[A] Bangladesh, India and China
[B] Bangladesh, India and Russia
[C] Bangladesh, India and Afghanistan
[D] Bangladesh, India and Japan
[Bangladesh, India and Russia]
The Rooppur project is the first initiative under an Indo-Russian deal to undertake atomic energy projects in third countries.
This will also be the first time Indian companies will be able to participate in a nuclear power project abroad.
India is not a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and hence cannot participate directly in construction of atomic power reactors.
It is Bangladesh’s first atomic energy project.
 Which is the first and only Union Territory in the country to be fully run on solar energy?
[C] Andaman and Nicobar Islands
 Rashid has become the youngest captain in the history of international cricket. He belongs to which country?
Rashid Khan is an Afghan cricketer who represents the national team.
In March 2018, during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, he captained Afghanistan for the first time in an ODI match.
At the age of 19 years and 165 days, he became the youngest player to captain an international side.
 What was the theme of 2018 World Wildlife Day?
[A] It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime.
[B] The future of wildlife is in our hands.
[C] Big cats – predators under threat.
[D] Listen to the young voices.
[Big cats – predators under threat]
The World Wildlife Day is observed every year on 3rd March to celebrate and raise awareness about the world’s wild fauna and flora.
 Which state has passed a Bill providing for death penalty to those convicted of raping girls of 12 years and below?
[D] Uttar Pradesh
Rajasthan on March 9, 2018 became the second State, after Madhya Pradesh, to pass a Bill providing for death penalty to those convicted of raping girls of 12 years and below.
The new amendment added sections 376-AA and 376-DD to the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
Section 376-AA provides for capital punishment or rigorous imprisonment ranging between 14 years and lifelong incarceration.
Section 376-DD makes a similar provision for gang-rape of a girl child, while laying down death penalty or imprisonment from 20 years to lifelong incarceration for those convicted of the offence.
Each of the persons constituting the gang will be deemed to be guilty of the offence.
 Who has topped this year’s Forbes World’s Billionaires list?
[A] Bill Gates
[B] Jeff Bezos
[C] Warren Buffett
[D] Mark Zuckerberg
Amazon’s chief Jeff Bezos is the first person to top $100 billion as number one on the Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires.
Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million.
 Which state has launched the ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Bikas’ (Our village, Our development) programme to reach out to people in rural areas and involve them in the development process?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] West Bengal
As a part of the scheme Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will interact with the panchayat representatives and common people twice a week through video conferencing.
As part of it, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off mobile video vans that will move across the state to highlight various welfare schemes at villages in the state.