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'Suez Canal'  was designed by 

A) Ferdinand de Lesseps B) Le Corbusier
C) John Napier D) Verroned

Answer:   A) Ferdinand de Lesseps

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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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Who became the first woman Director of an IIM ?

A) Deena Mehta B) Neelu Rohmetra
C) Bhimaraya Metri D) None
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Neelu Rohmetra

Explanation:

Dr. Neelu Rohmetra from Jammu University has been appointed as one of the heads of IIMs. She became the first woman director of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. Dr. Neelu Rohmetra is the founder of the director of International Centre for Cross-Cultural Research and Human Resource Management (ICccR and HRM).

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Who has been elected as Chairman and CEO of KPMG India in 2017 ?

A) Richard Rekhy B) John Veihmeyer
C) Subir Moitra D) Arun M Kumar
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Arun M Kumar

Explanation:

KPMG in India announced the election of Arun M. Kumar as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the firm for a five-year term, on February 5, 2017.
Arun Kumar succeeds Richard Rekhy, who led the firm as CEO for over four years. Arun Kumar was elected by the KPMG India Board and ratified by the India Partners. The firm executed a well-defined governance process for the selection of the CEO that aligns with the objective of building on its success as well as attracting the best talent available for this role. Arun Kumar brings a wealth of international leadership experience to KPMG India, including his tenure in public service in the United States for the last three years as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of US and Foreign Commercial Service in the Obama Administration.

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Which startup acquired Google's satellite imaging business in 2017 ?

A) NovaWurks B) PlanetiQ
C) Planet Labs D) UrtheCast
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Planet Labs

Explanation:

American startup Planet Labs, that launches small satellites into orbit and sells the imagery, has announced its acquisition of Google's 'Terra Bella' satellite business. As part of the agreement, 60 Google employees will join the startup founded by ex-NASA scientists. Terra Bella, was acquired by Google in 2014 for $500 million and that time it was known as Skybox Imaging.

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