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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:   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.

Q:

Clarence Pine Top Smith played what style of piano?

A) Mozart B) Boogie - Woogie
C) Beethoven D) Liszt
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Boogie - Woogie

Explanation:

Pine Top Smith (1899-1929) Considered to be the originator of the Boogie -Woogie style of piano playing.

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Q:

Waksman got the noble prize for the discovery of

A) Streptomycin B) Chloromycetin
C) Pencillin D) Neomycin
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Streptomycin

Explanation:

In 1952, Waksman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in recognition "for his discovery of streptomycin," the first antibiotic active against tuberculosis.

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Who was the first cricketer to take all wickets in a test innings?

A) Curtly Ambrose B) Jimmy Mathews
C) Jim Laker D) Anil Kumble
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Jim Laker

Explanation:

Jim Laker was the first player to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings. Ten for 53 in the Australians 2nd innings of the 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford in 1956.

 

The only other bowler to achieve the feat is India's Anil Kumble, who took ten for 74 at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla against Pakistan in 1999.

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"Senses are the gateways of knowledge" was emphasised by

A) Gurunanak B) Rousseau
C) Confucius D) Mahaveera
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Rousseau

Explanation:

The Five senses that we have are: Sight, smell, hear, touch and taste. Rousseau emphasised that "Senses are the gateways of knowledge".

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Which cartoon characters were created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbara in 1940?

A) Oswald & Noddy B) Tom & Jerry
C) Mickey mouse & Sylvester D) Donald duck & Tweety
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Tom & Jerry

Explanation:

Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse were the two cartoon characters created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbara in 1940.

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Who has become First Female Pilot in Indian Navy?

A) Ritu Kumari B) Shubhangi Swaroop
C) Garima Sharma D) Rakhi Kumari
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Shubhangi Swaroop

Explanation:

Shubhangi Swaroop, the First Woman Pilot inducted into Indian Navy.

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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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