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Which Indian personality has been selected for France’s highest civilian award “Legion of Honour”  ?

A) Amitabh Bachchan B) Salman Khan
C) Soumitra Chatterjee D) Shahrukh Khan

Answer:   C) Soumitra Chatterjee



Explanation:

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been selected for France’s highest civilian award “Legion of Honour” for his outstanding contribution to cinema and theatre. With this, Chatterjee has become the first Bengali actor to be chosen for the award. The honour comes almost 3 decades after the same recognition was conferred on master director Satyajit Ray in 1987. Chatterjee has acted in several of Ray’s films including ‘Apur Sansar’, ‘Debi’,’ Aranyer Din Ratri’, ‘Ghare Bairey’ and ‘Ganashatru’. Earlier recipients of the Legion of Honour include sitar meastro Pandit Ravi Shankar, Amitabh Bachaan, Shahrukh Khan and Kamal Hasan. Chatterjee was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2012.

Q:

who was the first non-human to win an Oscar?

A) Pussycat B) Mickey Mouse
C) Ninja D) Bender
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Mickey Mouse

Explanation:

Mickey Mouse was the first non-human to win an Oscar in 1932.

Walt Disney won the first of his many Oscars for the creation of Mickey Mouse.

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Who will be awarded The Jnanpith Award for the year 2017?

A) Krishna Sobti B) Vikas Singh
C) Rohim Khan D) Sunita Verma
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Krishna Sobti

Explanation:

Hindi writer Krishna Sobti has been chosen for this years Jnanpith Award for her contribution to Indian Literature. This is 53rd Jnanpith Award for India.

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"Kalinga Prize" associated with which of the following fields  ?

A) Sports B) Journalism
C) Science D) Literature
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Science

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Who has won the Nobel prize in "Physics" for the year 2017 ?

A) Barry Barish B) Kip Thorne
C) Rainer Weiss D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above

Explanation:

Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen.

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Who has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the Sports Ministry for 2017 ?

A) M S Dhoni B) P V Sindhu
C) Hardik Pandya D) Virender Sehwag
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) P V Sindhu

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