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Who is known as the ' Saint of the gutters '

A) B.R.Ambedkar B) Mother Teresa
C) Mahatma Gandhi D) Baba Amte

Answer:   B) Mother Teresa

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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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Who is the first women chief minister in India ? 

A) Sheila Dikshit B) Nandini Satpathy
C) Uma Bharati D) Sucheta Kriplani
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Sucheta Kriplani

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Sucheta Kriplani was an Indian freedom fighter and politician. She was India's first woman Chief Minister, serving as the head of the Uttar Pradesh government from 1963 to 1967.

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Who among the following is set to become the youngest-ever "Messenger of Peace," for 'United Nations' ?

A) Rashi Anand B) Shikha Patra
C) Bedadyuti Jha D) Malala Yousafzai
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Malala Yousafzai

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