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In 1689, which chief of the Maratha Navy effectively controlled the Konkam trade from his headquarters at Kolaba? 

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Which country has built the world's largest amphibian aircraft ?

A) Japan B) Russia
C) China D) India
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) China

Explanation:

China's amphibian aircraft, which is stated to be the world's largest, has successfully passed engine tests and is expected to make its maiden flight in the first half of the year 2017.

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The Indian Space Research Organisation is planning its maiden mission to explore which planet ?

A) Mars B) Saturn
C) Jupiter D) Venus
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Venus

Explanation:

The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) is planning its maiden mission to Venus and its second one to Red planet. The same was confirmed by the newly allotted budget to the department of space, which mentions provisions for 'Mars Orbiter Mission II and Mission Venus'.

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Which nation plans to build the first city on Mars by 2117 ?

A) India B) United Arab Emirates
C) China D) Russia
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) United Arab Emirates

Explanation:

The President and Vice-President of United Arab Emirates Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Shaik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced in Febraury 2017 that they are planning to build the first inhabitable human settlement on Mars by 2117.

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What is the highest number of satellites that have been launched by the ISRO in 2017 on a single rocket ?

A) 22 B) 37
C) 83 D) 104
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 104

Explanation:

India’s space agency on Feb 15th, 2017 launched a record 104 satellites from a single rocket as it crossed another milestone in its low-cost space-exploration program. The satellites from seven countries were carried by the Indian Space Research Organization’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on its 38th consecutive successful flight. On board was a 714kg satellite for earth observation and more than 100 smaller satellites weighing less than 10kg each. Three were Indian-owned, 96 were from US companies, and the rest belonged to companies based in Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. Most were owned by Planet Labs Inc, a US-based Earth-imaging company. 

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Who was apointed as ICAI ( Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) president in 2017 ?

A) Naveen N D Gupta B) Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey
C) Rajesh Kakkar D) Bhavraj Singh
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey

Explanation:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) elected Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey as president and Naveen N D Gupta as vice-president. They have been elected for the year 2017-18. Vikamsey, who served as vice-president, has been a member of the ICAI since 1985. Gupta has been a chartered accountant for more than 20 years.

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