Who has won the Women’s Singles (Under-19) title at the Israel Junior 2018 Badminton tournament?
[A] Purva Barve
[B] Aakarshi Kashyap
[C] Malvika Bansod
[D] Amolika Singh
The title is her first in 2018 and third overall.
Earlier she won the Israel Junior 2017, Italian Junior International 2017 apart from a bronze at the Russian Junior White Nights 2017.
 In which city was the National Conference on Counterfeiting and Role of Enforcement Agencies held?
[A] New Delhi
National Conference on Counterfeiting and Role of Enforcement Agencies was held on 13th-14th March, 2018 in New Delhi
It was organized by the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM in collaboration with European Union (EU).
Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate this two-day conference in the presence of DIPP Secretary Shri Ramesh Abhishek.
 World Sparrow Day is observed every year on……………
[A] March 8
[B] March 12
[C] March 20
[D] March 24
World Sparrow Day is observed every year on March 20.
World Sparrow Day is observed to raise awareness of the house sparrow and then other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations.
The first World Sparrow Day was observed in 2010 across the world.
 7th Women Science Congress, 2018 was held in which state?
 A tribunal has been set up to resolve the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi river waters. Who is the chairman of the tribunal?
[A] B. D. Ahmed
[B] Vineet Saran
[C] Ravi Rajan
[D] A. M. Khanvilkar
[A. M. Khanvilkar]
A M Khanwilkar has been nominated as chairman of the Tribunal.
The tribunal has been constituted under the Inter-State River Disputes Act, 1956 on the request of Odisha.
 VATUNA 18, a joint naval exercise, was held in Arabian Sea off Goa coast. Which countries participated in the exercise?
[A] Russia and India
[B] USA and India
[C] Israel and India
[D] France and India
[France and India]
The Indian Navy and the French Navy have conducted bilateral maritime exercises since May 1993.
Since 2001, the exercises have been named VARUNA.
This year VARUNA-18 was conducted in three sea areas, namely, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and South Western Indian Ocean.
 Who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea?
[A] Vijay Gokhale
[B] Ajay Bisaria
[C] Atul M. Gotsurve
[D] Pavan Kapoor
[Atul M. Gotsurve]
Atul M. Gotsurve (IFS: 2004) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Currently, he is Director in the Ministry of External Affairs.
 Who has won 2017 Kochon Prize for building a tradition of excellence in TB research and development?
[A] Unsung Heroes
[B] REACH Ethiopia
[C] Indian Council of Medical Research
[D] Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre
[Indian Council of Medical Research]
The 2017 Kochon Prize was awarded to the Indian Council of Medical Research.
The ICMR emerged the winner from among 18 nominations.
The Kochon Prize is awarded annually by Stop TB Partnership to individuals and organizations that have made significant contribution to combating the disease.
The prize is endowed by Kochon Foundation, a non-profit foundation registered in South Korea.
The prize was established in 2006.
 Which state has launched Women Entrepreneurship Hub (WE-Hub), India’s first state-led incubator for women entrepreneurs?
[C] Tamil Nadu
The incubator will help women entrepreneurs establish their own enterprises by providing services including seed funding, mentoring, and business guidance.
Former Joint Director for Electronics Promotions for the State of Telangana, Deepthi Ravula has been appointed as the CEO of WE Hub.
 Which country hosted the first G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors?
The meeting was held on 19th and 20th March 2018.