The Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha has launched three new initiatives in May 2017. Which of the following is not one of them?
[A] BSNL’s satellite phone service
[B] Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme
[C] Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme
[D] Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme
[Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme]
These three initiatives are BSNL’s satellite phone service, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme & Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme.
 How many gold medals India have won in the 2017 South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships?
The South Asian Junior Table Tennis championship was held in Sri Lanka.
 Who has been appointed as the new prime minister of France?
[A] Emmanuel Macron
[B] Gerard Larcher
[C] Francois de Rugy
[D] Edouard Philippe
 Who has been appointed as India’s ambassador to France?
[A] Venu Rajmony
[B] Jaideep Muzumdar
[C] Mukul Mudgal
[D] Vinay Mohan Kwatra
[Vinay Mohan Kwatra]
Vinay Mohan Kwatra is currently a joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.
He will succeed Mohan Kumar.
He is a 1988-batch Foreign Service officer.
He has served in Indian diplomatic missions in China and the US.
Vinay Kwatra served as director in MEA [Ministry of External Affairs].
 Who has been appointed as Vice-Chairman of National Commission for Minorities?
[A] Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi
[B] Shri George Kurian
[C] Ms. Sulekha Kumbhare
[D] Shri Sunil Jeevraj Singhi
[Shri George Kurian]
The Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has appointed Shri George Kurian as Vice-Chairman of National Commission for Minorities on May 30, 2017.
Shri Kurian is a renowned social and educational activist from Kerala.
Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi was appointed as Chairman of National Commission for Minorities.
Other appointed members of the Commission are Ms Sulekha Kumbhare, Shri Sunil Singhi and Shri Vada Dasturji Khurshed Kaikobad Dastoor.
 Who has won the international cricketer of the Year Award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017?
[A] Virat Kohali
[B] Ravichandran Ashwin
[C] Shikhar Dhawan
[D] Rohit Sharma
Ashwin picked up 99 wickets in the past 12 months.
Shubhman Gill won the young player of the year award for his superb performance during the India-England U-19 ODI series, played in Mumbai.
 Who has been elected as the President of Iran?
[A] Eshaq Jahangiri
[B] Hassan Rouhani
[C] Mahmoud Ahmadineja
[D] Ali Khamenei
Hassan Rouhani was sworn in on August 4, 2013, becoming Iran’s seventh president.
In May 2017, Rouhani was re-elected in a decisive win against Ebrahim Raisi.
 Which openers of Indian women’s cricket team became the first-ever pair to share a 300-run stand in a One-Day International?
[A] Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut
[B] Vellaswamy Vanitha and Deepti Sharma
[C] Poonam Raut and Vellaswamy Vanitha
[D] Sushma Verma and Vellaswamy Vanitha
[Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut]
India women cricketers Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut have created history by become the first pair to share a 300-run stand in ODIs.
They made 320 against Ireland Women.
Deepti Sharma is the first Indian woman to score over 150 and now has the second highest individual score in ODIs after Belinda Clarke’s 229.
The earlier best partnership for the first wicket in men’s cricket was 286 scored by Sri Lanka’s Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya against England in 2006.
The best partnership for the first wicket for women’s cricket was 268 scored by Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins against South Africa in 2008.
 On which day of the year National Technology Day is observed across India?
[A] May 10
[B] May 11
[C] May 12
[D] May 13
On 11th May, 1998 India achieved a major technological breakthrough by successfully carrying out nuclear tests at Pokhran.
Also first, indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown at Bangalore on this day and India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day.
Considering above technological achievements on a particular date i.e. 11th May, the day of 11th May was chosen to be commemorated as National Technology Day.
This year the National Technology Day is marked as “Technology for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”.
 Which of the following countries is not affected by Cyclone Mora?
Cyclone Mora was a tropical cyclone that caused widespread impacts across Sri Lanka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Northeast India in May 2017.