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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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Name an eminent cartoonist who created the comic book character like Chacha Chaudary and Sabu who died in 2014 ?

A) Angela Nemeth B) Pran Kumar Sharma
C) Madhukar Singh D) DP Yadav
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Pran Kumar Sharma

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What is name of Three Indians who has made it to the MIT Technology Review magazine's Innovators under 35 list in 2017 ?

A) Suchi Saria B) Radha Boya
C) Neha Narkhede D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above

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Yisrael Kristal, who died recently was certified by Guinness World Records as the _________.

A) World's Tallest Man B) World's Oldest Man
C) World's Youngest Man D) World's Smallest Man
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) World's Oldest Man

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Dhruv Sharma Who Died in July 2017 Belongs To Which Field ?

A) Politics B) Acting
C) Photography D) Music
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Acting

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With which of the following was U. R. Rao who passed away at 85 is associated with ?

A) Scientist B) Poet
C) Politics D) Auther
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Scientist

Explanation:

1. Eminent space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Udupi Ramachandra Rao passed away due to age related ailments. He was 85.

2. He was currently serving as the chairman of the governing council of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad. Rao served as the chairman of ISRO for 10 years from 1984-1994.

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