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__________________will confer a doctorate on former sprint queen PT Usha, who missed a medal by a whisker at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

A) IIT, Kanpur B) IIT, Kharagpur
C) IIT, Delhi D) IIT, Bombay

Answer:   A) IIT, Kanpur



Explanation:

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will confer a doctorate on former sprint queen PT Usha, who missed a medal by a whisker at the 1984, Los Angeles Olympics. The degree, Doctor of Science (honoris causa – a degree awarded as a mark of esteem) will be conferred on June 16 to mark the 50th convocation of the prestigious institute of the country. This is her second doctorate – in 2002, Kannur University had conferred D.Lit on her.

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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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