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Q:

The first lady to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was

A) Nargis Dutt B) Savitri Ganesh
C) Devika Rani Roerich D) Dina Pathak

Answer:   C) Devika Rani Roerich



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Q:

Pinaka is a

A) a multi barrel rocket launcher developed by DRDO B) a rocket launcher developed by France
C) a missile developed by DRDO D) a missile imported from Russia
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) a multi barrel rocket launcher developed by DRDO

Explanation:

1. Pinaka is a multi barrel rocket launcher developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army.

2. The system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 75 km for Mark-II, and can fire a salvo of 12 rockets in 44 seconds.

3. The system is mounted on a Tatra truck for mobility.

4. Actually, the meaning of Pinaka is Shiv Dhanush.

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Q:

Pharaohs : Egypt

Answer

Pharaoh is the common title of the monarchs of ancient Egypt.


 


The Pharaoh in ancient Egypt was the political and religious leader of the people and held the titles 'Lord of the Two Lands' and 'High Priest of Every Temple'.

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Q:

What is the Study of human beauty called?

A) Argology B) Kalology
C) Agrostology D) Oncology
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Kalology

Explanation:

The Study of human beauty and the ways in which beauty influences the society is called as Kalology.

 

    • This study is focused primarily on human attractiveness, rather than the broader field of aesthetics.

 

    • Opposite of beauty is Ugly.
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Q:

How many Indian origin persons were there in the House of Commons?

A) 10 B) 12
C) 15 D) 19
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 12

Explanation:

There are 12 Indian origin persons in the "House of Commons".

 

    • The House of Commons is the elected lower house of the bicameral parliaments of the United Kingdom. The UK public elects 650 Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons. MPs consider and propose new laws, and can scrutinise government policies by asking ministers questions about current issues either in the Commons Chamber or in Committees. 
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Q:

The value of Gold is determined in

Answer

The gold prices in India are determined according to the international market in the following way:


- The price of gold in USD is taken as a base price. Depending on the value of indian rupee as compared to USD (eg- 1 USD= ₹63), the price of gold is converted into rupees.


- The import duties on gold are added to obtain the final price of gold.


 



  • Gold is a global commodity. In the international market, the price of gold is determined by the forces of demand and supply. Higher demand leads to higher price and vice versa. Higher supply leads to lower price and vice versa.

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Q:

Who is the new Chairman of ISRO in 2018?

A) K. Sivan B) S. Manish Arya
C) A.S. Kiran Kumar D) Bibeth Roy
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) K. Sivan

Explanation:

Rocket specialist K. Sivan has been appointed as new Chairman of India's space agency ISRO for a three-year term. He replaces current ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar, whose term ends January 14, 2018.

 

  • He is currently Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Trivandrum.

 

  • His expertise gave ISRO ability to send 104 satellites in a single mission.
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Q:

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is located at

A) Thiruvananthapuram B) Pune
C) Sriharikota D) Ahmedabad
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Thiruvananthapuram

Explanation:

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is located at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

 

  • This is the lead centre of ISRO responsible for the design and development of launch vehicle technology focusing on rocket and space vehicles for India's satellite programme.
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Q:

Light Year is related to

A) Distance B) Acceleration
C) Velocity D) Intensity of Light
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Distance

Explanation:

Light Year is related to Distance. It is the unit of Distance.

It is about 9.5 Trillion Kms or 5.9 Trillion miles.

 

    • It is the distance that light travels in vaccum in one julian year i.e, 365.25 days.



 

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