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Sharad Joshi Samman is awarded for

A) Social Service B) Trade Union activity
C) Cartoon D) Satire and essay
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Satire and essay

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Subject: Honours and Awards

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How many times in a day, are the hands of a clock in straight line but opposite in direction?

A) 20 B) 22
C) 24 D) 48
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 22

Explanation:

The hands of a clock point in opposite directions (in the same straight line) 11 times in every 12 hours. (Because between 5 and 7 they point in opposite directions at 6 o'clcok only).

So, in a day, the hands point in the opposite directions 22 times.

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Subject: Clock puzzles

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The largest southern most single Island in India is

A) Rameswaram Island B) Minicoy Island
C) Car Nicobar Island D) Great Nicobar Island
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Great Nicobar Island

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Subject: Indian Geography

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The journalist who refused to accept Padma Bhushan was

A) Shekharan Nair B) Khushwant Singh
C) Arun Shourie D) Ratan Thiyam
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Khushwant Singh

Explanation:

Khushwant Singh (Journalist) : Returned his Padma Bhushan in protest against Operation Blue Star (1984); awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2007.

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Subject: Honours and Awards

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Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because

A) the infrared light kills bacteria in the body B) resistance power increases
C) the pigment cells in the skin get stimulated and produce a healthy tan D) the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D

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Subject: General Awareness

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