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What is the name of the NASA woman astronaut who on 24 April 2017 broke the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut ?

A) Jeff Williams B) Sunitha Williams
C) Sally Ride D) Peggy Whitson

Answer:   D) Peggy Whitson



Explanation:

Peggy Whitson on 24 April 2017 broke the record for most days spent in space (cumulatively) by a US astronaut. She broke the previous record set by Jeff Williams who had spent a total of 534 days in space.

– Whitson has been currently living and working aboard the International Space Station (ISS), for which she was launched in November 2016 using a Russian Soyuz capsule. At the time of her launch, she had already accumulated 377 total days in space.

– Her mission was recently extended for an additional three months. Now when she will return from ISS in September 2017, she would have accumulated more than 600 days in space.

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The Famous personality best known for the instrument Tabla  ?

A) Bundu Khan B) Zakir Hussain
C) P. Mani Iyer D) Ravi Sankar
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Zakir Hussain

Explanation:

Zakir Hussain is best known for the instrument Tabla.

Bundu Khan is known for Sarangi

P. Mani Iyer is known for Mridangam

Ravi Sankar is known for Sitar

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Who was the first posthumous recipient of Bharat Ratna  ?

A) B.R. Ambedkar B) Lal Bahadur Shastri
C) K. Kamraj D) M.G. Ramachandran
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Eminent poet, litterateur and Jnanpith awardee C. Narayana Reddy who passed away in June 2017, he was a famous poet of _________ and ____________ language.

A) Kannada and Hindi B) Telugu and Malayalam
C) Hindi and Urdu D) Telugu and Urdu
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Telugu and Urdu

Explanation:

Eminent poet, litterateur and Jnanpith awardee C. Narayana Reddy, popularly known as CiNaRe, passed away.  CiNaRe was known for his use of Telugu in its pure form, and would not be swayed by filmmakers on the use of the language. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1977 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992. His compilation of poems, titled ‘Viswambhara’, got him the Jnanpith award in 1988. In 1997, he was nominated as a Member of the Rajya Sabha.

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Who has become the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest for the fourth time  ? 

A) Anshu Jamsenpa B) Dickey Dolma
C) Lhakpa Sherpa D) Malavath Purna
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Anshu Jamsenpa

Explanation:

Anshu Jamsenpa, the Indian mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh, has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time. She will attempt a double ascent to the world’s highest peak to make it a total five successful climbs. If she is successful with her double ascent this time, Ms Jamsenpa will set a record five climbs of Mt Everest.

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Who got the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ in USIBC in 2017 ?

A) Mr. Vijay Singh B) Mr. Suresh Babu
C) Mr.Chandrababu Naidu D) Mr. Achuathanan
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Mr.Chandrababu Naidu

Explanation:
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been selected for the  'Transformative Chief Minister Award 2017' in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level.
 
ii. The award by the US-India Business Council (USIBC) would be presented to Mr. Naidu during the USIBC West Coast Summit in Bengaluru (the Silicon Valley) on May 8.
 
 
iii. Last year’s recipient of this award was Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog.

 

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