Who has been conferred with the 2017 G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism?
[A] Vikram Chandra
[B] Ravish Kumar
[C] Karan Thapar
[D] Radhika Roy
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism to senior journalist and television presenter Karan Thapar.
 The first-ever International Exhibition of Graphic Prints ‘Print Biennale India 2018’ was held in which city?
[B] New Delhi
The event was organized by Lalit Kala Academy.
The event comprised a total of 200 original prints created by Indian and international artists of impeccable competence.
 Who is the author of ‘Paramveer Parwane’ a book on Paramveer Chakra Awardees?
[A] Indu Anand
[B] Rajdeep Sardesai
[C] Jairam Ramesh
[D] Prabhakiran Jain
The book illustrates the bravery of Paramveer Chakra Awardees from 1947 to 1965.
The book has eleven short stories, poems, and songs highlighting the history of the battles in which the brave soldiers sacrificed their lives and have shown the utmost courage & leadership while facing the enemy during War to protect the motherland.
General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff released the book on 20 March 2018.
Dr Prabhakiran Jain’s contribution to children’s literature has been recognized by many institutions across India.
She is a three-time recipient of the Bal Sahitya Samman and Bal & Kishore Sahitya Samman awarded by the Hindi Academy.
 Who has won the 2018 Asian Billiards Championships?
[A] Manan Chandra
[B] Geet Sethi
[C] Aditya Mehta
[D] Pankaj Advani
 Who has been nominated as the India’s representative to Executive Board of UNESCO?
[A] Alok Kumar Sinha
[B] Dinesh Bhatia
[C] J S Rajput
[D] Sandeep Kumar
[ J S Rajput]
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has nominated former NCERT director J S Rajput as India’s representative to the Executive Board (EXB) of UNESCO.
He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions to literature and education.
He has recently completed the project aimed at achieving religious amity through education and his edited book “Education of Muslims in India” was released by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on June 15, 2015.
 The Union Cabinet has approved the inclusion of the communities ‘Parivara’ and ‘Talawara’ as synonym of ‘Nayaka’ in the list of Scheduled Tribes of which state?
[B] Andhra Pradesh
The persons belonging to “Parivara’ and Talawara’ communities will be eligible to get the Scheduled Tribe certificate from the State of Karnataka and will also be eligible for all benefits meant for the Scheduled Tribes in the State.
 What was the theme of the 2018 World Tuberculosis Day?
[A] Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world
[B] Stop TB, fight poverty
[C] I am stopping TB
[D] TB anywhere is TB everywhere
[Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world]
World Tuberculosis Day is observed on 24 March each year.
 Which district has become the first district in India to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC)?
There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system.
 What was the theme of the 2018 World Water Day?
[A] Why Waste Water?
[B] Nature for Water
[C] Water and Energy
[D] Water for Thirsty Cities
[Nature for Water]
World Water Day is observed every year on 22 March to highlight the importance of freshwater.
The first World Water Day, designated by the United Nations, was commemorated in 1993.
 Which Indian organization has won the ‘Most Informative Pavilion’ award at the 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC-2018)?
[A] Indian Space Research Organization
[B] Defence Research and Development Organization
[C] Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
[D] Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
[Defence Research and Development Organization]
Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) has received the ‘Most Informative Pavilion’ Award in Pride of India Expo organized as part of the 105th Indian Science Congress held from 16 to 20 March 2018 at Manipur University, Imphal.