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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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According to Forbes, Who has become Asia’s richest person in the year 2017?

A) Jeff Bezos B) Hui Ka Yan
C) Mukesh Ambani D) Bill Gates
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Mukesh Ambani

Explanation:

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani overtook China’s Hui Ka Yan to become Asia’s richest person with a total wealth of $42.1 billion. According to Forbes’ real time billionaire’s list, Ambani's personal wealth rose by $466 million in 2017.

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Indian-American girl won 2017 Young Scientist Challenge for water contamination detection device. What is her name ?

A) Kavita Kumari B) Gitanjali Rao
C) Hetal Rao D) Savita Sharma
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Gitanjali Rao

Explanation:

Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old Indian-American schoolgirl, was named as "America’s top young scientist" for inventing a cost-effective, quick lead-contamination detector in water. The seventh-grade student was inspired by the large-scale lead contamination in water in Flint, Michigan, that came to light recently.

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What is the Name of first cricketer of India to have a cricket stadium in the name of him ?

A) Sachin Tendulkar B) Sunil Gavaskar
C) Saurav Ganguly D) Virender Sehwag
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Sunil Gavaskar

Explanation:

The legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has achieved a number of milestones in his cricket career and till this day, can now add another feather to his illustrious cap as a stadium in the United States of America will be named after him and he remains an inspiration for aspiring batsmen across India. The stadium, which is being built in Louisville, Kentucky, will be named as Sunil Gavaskar Field. It is a first for any Indian cricketer.

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Who has become the Asia's richest man according to Forbes report ?

A) Azim Premji B) Tadashi Yanai
C) Shiv Nadar D) Hui Ka Yan
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Hui Ka Yan

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Indians who have been featured on Forbe's list of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds ?

A) Ratan Tata B) Lakshmi Mittal
C) Vinod Khosla D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above

Explanation:

Three Indians – Ratan Tata, Lakshmi Mittal and Vinod Khosla have been featured on Forbe's list of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds.

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