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The playback singer who is certified as the 'Most Recorded Artist' in the world (2009) by the World Records Academy is ________ 

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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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Who has won 48th Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2016 ?

A) K. Vishwanath B) Gulzar
C) Manoj Kumar D) Ramesh Sippy
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) K. Vishwanath

Explanation:

87-year old renowned director Kasinadhuni Viswanath was on 24 April 2017 named for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for outstanding contribution to the film industry. He is a celebrated filmmaker in Telugu film industry but has also been active in Tamil and Hindi cinema.

– He is known for making films on content-driven stories that have revolved around social themes like disability, untouchability and the evils of dowry.

– He becomes the 48th recipient of the award, the highest recognition in Indian cinema, which consists of a golden lotus, a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl.

– The recipient of five National Film Awards, Viswanath is known for his movies — “Sankarabharanam”, “Sagara Sangamam” (starring Kamal Haasan and Jayaprada), “Swati Mutyam”, “Saptapadi”, “Kaamchor”, “Sanjog” and “Jaag Utha Insaan” among others.

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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 & Explanation 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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Emma Morano, world’s oldest person who died at age 117 was a citizen of which country ?

A) France B) Greece
C) Italy D) England
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Italy

Explanation:

She was born on November 29, 1899. She was from Italy. She held the Guinness World Record titles for oldest living person and oldest living woman.

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