|The team which has won the Irani Trophy cricket championship defeating Rest of India in the finals at Nagpur||Vidarbha|
|The place in Madhya Pradesh where the 5th Nadi Mahotsav was inaugurated by the Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari||Bandrabhan, Hoshangabad|
|The country in which World Hindi Secretariat was inaugurated by the Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind||Mauritius|
|The hypersonic missile (with a range of 1200 km and speed 10 mach) launched by Russia from a Mig-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft is named||Kinzhal|
|The place in Gujarat at which the Central Govt has approved setting up of India's first coastal policing academy viz. National Academy of Coastal Policing||Devbhoomi Dwaraka|
|The place in Uttar Pradesh where the State's largest solar plant was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron||Mirzapur|
|The team which has won the Deodhar Trophy 2018 defeating Karnataka in the final at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala (H.P.)||India B|
|The team which has won the 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy defeating England in the finals at Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia||Australia|
|The Union Territory which has become the first in the country to run completely on solar power energy||Diu|
|The State in which the country's first state-led incubator for women entrepreneurs named WE-Hub was launched recently||Telangana|
|The multilateral Air Force exercise being conducted by Southern Air Command of the Indian Air Force from 12-17 Mar with participation from Air Forces of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE and Myanmar is named||Samvedna|
|The case in which a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court upheld that the fundamental right to life and dignity includes right to refuse treatment and die with dignity||Common Cause (Regd Society) vs Union of India|
|The portal launched by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for women entrepreneurs of India is named||www.udyamsakhi.org|
|The scheme launched by the Maharashtra Govt for providing sanitary napkins at subsidised rates to rural girls and women is named||Asmita|
|The BJP leader who has been sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Tripura by the Governor Tathagata Roy||Biplab Kumar Deb|
|The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry who has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation following the resignation of Ashok Gajapathi Raju||Suresh Prabhu|
|The biennial joint military exercise launched by the United States of America and Israel in Israel is named||Juniper Cobra 2018|
|The venue of Women's Film Festival organised by National Film Archive of India with the theme Travelling Women from 09 to 11 March 2018||Pune|
|The Indian architect who has become the first Indian to win Pritzker Prize for 2018 (often referred to as the Nobel Prize of Architecture)||Balkrishna Doshi|
|The venue of Swachh Shakti, a women's convention organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of International Women’s Day||Lucknow|
|The venue of four-day biennial event WINGS INDIA 2018 jointly organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India from 08 March to 11 March with the theme India-Global Aviation Hub||Hyderabad|
|The Pacific Ocean island nation which has become the first in the world to recognise a cryptocurrency (SOV) as a legal tender||Marshall Islands|
|The National Democratic Progressive Party leader who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland||Neiphiu Rio|
|The multilateral naval exercise held at Port Blair from 06 to 13 March 2018 with the theme Friendship Across the Seas is named||Milan 2018|
|The National People's Party President who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Meghalaya||Conrad Sangma|
|The cricket player from Afghanistan who has become the youngest captain in international cricket (age 19 years 165 days)||Rashid Khan|
|The Indian film actor who has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Britain's Asian Voice weekly newspaper at the annual Political and Public Life Awards in London||Shatrughan Sinha|
|The place in Maharashtra where the State's first mega food park was inaugurated by the Minister of Food Processing Industries, Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal||Vill Degaon (Dist Satara)|
|The three week long exercise conducted by the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea to test its operational readiness was named||Exercise Paschim Leher|
Designated by: UNAIDS
First Observed in: 2014
Designated by: United nations General Assembly
Theme: Big Cats: Predators under Threat
First Observed in: 2014
Designated by: W.H.O.
Theme: Hear the future
First Observed in: 2007
Designated by: U.N.O.
Theme: The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives
First Observed by UN in: 1975
Designated by: International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF)
Theme: Kidney & Women's Health: Include, Value, Empower
First Observed in: 2006
Designated by: Consumers International
Theme: Making Digital Market Places Fairer
First Observed in: 1983
Designated by: UN General Assembly
First Observed in: 2013
Designated by: UN General Assembly
Theme: Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination
First Observed in: 1966
Host - Sri Lanka
Teams - India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Winners - India
Format - T20I
Venue of all the matches - R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Player of the series - Washington Sundar (India)
Captains - Rohit Sharma (India); Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh); Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka)
Note: Nidahas in Sinhalese means freedom and the tournament was held to commemorate 70 years of Sir Lanka's freedom from the British in 1948.
Top 5 countries :1. Finland; 2. Norway; 3. Denmark; 4. Iceland; 5. Switzerland
India and its neighbours: 75. Paksitan; 86. China; 97. Bhutan; 101. Nepal; 115. Bangladesh; 133. India.
Out of a total 156 countries under review, Burundi is the least happy country.
Born - 08 January 1942
Death - 14 March 2018
Nationality - British
Position held at the time of his death - Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research at Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Awards - Adams Prize (1966); Albert Einstein Award (1978); Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009) and many other awards
Books written - A Brief History of Time; Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays; The Universe in a Nutshell; On the Shoulders of Giants; God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History; The Dreams That Stuff Is Made of: The Most Astounding Papers of Quantum Physics and How They Shook the Scientific World; My Brief History
The Indian Department of Posts released a special cover on the great scientist.
For the list of Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 awardees Click Here
Awarded by - Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
Sportsman of the Year - Roger Federer (Switzerland)
Sportswoman of the Year - Serena Williams (USA)
Team of the Year - Mercedes F1 Team (U.K.)
Breakthrough of the Year - Sergio Garcia (Spain)
Comeback of the Year - Roger Federer (Switzerland)
Best Picture- The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro
Best Director - Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water
Best Actor - Garry Oldman for Darkest Hour
Best Actress - Fracnes McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Best Animated Film - Coco by Lee Unkrich and Darla K Anderson
Best Foreign Language Film - A Fantastic Woman (Spanish) submitted by Chile
Best Original Score - Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water
Most nominations - The Shape of Water (13)
Indian entry in the Foreign Language Film category - Newton (Hindi) (Not nominated)
POSHAN: PM's Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment
FINE: Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
SATH-E: Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital in Education
1. Namaste Shalom is a magazine devoted to India's relations with -?
2. What is the number of billionaires in India as per Hurun Global Rich list 2018?
3. What is the rank of India's military in the Globar Firepower List 2017?
4. Where are the headquarters of Animal Welfare Board of India located?
5. Which of the following is NOT a place where the Ministry of Tourism is organizing a music series under the Incredible India Heritage Series?
6. With which country has India recently signed a memorandum of understanding for mutual recognition of educational qualifications?
7. Which of the following has inducted 25-year old Prakriti as its first direct-entry combat officer?
8. Mahanadi water dispute is between which two States?
9. Fow what amount of loan has the Govt made it mandatory for banks to collect passport details of borrowers?
10. With which athletic event is Tejaswin Shankar associated?
11. For treatment of which of the following diseases has the drug QOL-2C been developed?
12. Kochon Prize is given annually for contribution to ending which of the following diseases?
13. Which country recently removed the two-term limit for election to the post of its President?