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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:

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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