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What is the name of the NASA woman astronaut who on 24 April 2017 broke the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut ?

A) Jeff Williams B) Sunitha Williams
C) Sally Ride D) Peggy Whitson

Answer:   D) Peggy Whitson



Explanation:

Peggy Whitson on 24 April 2017 broke the record for most days spent in space (cumulatively) by a US astronaut. She broke the previous record set by Jeff Williams who had spent a total of 534 days in space.

– Whitson has been currently living and working aboard the International Space Station (ISS), for which she was launched in November 2016 using a Russian Soyuz capsule. At the time of her launch, she had already accumulated 377 total days in space.

– Her mission was recently extended for an additional three months. Now when she will return from ISS in September 2017, she would have accumulated more than 600 days in space.

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In November 2017, an Indian short film, The School Bag won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival held at Montresd. Who among the following is the Director of the film?

A) Anurag Kashyap B) Dheeraj Jindal
C) Sujoy Ghosh D) Samvida Nanda
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Dheeraj Jindal

Explanation:

Indian short film ‘The School Bag’, which tells a story based in Pakistan, has won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM).It is directed by Dheeraj Jindal.

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Who was the first Indian to be elected as a Member of the British House of Commons?

A) Jayaprakash Narayan B) Dada Bhai Naoroji
C) Ram Manohar Lohia D) Sarojini Naidu
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Dada Bhai Naoroji

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Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
She is (the best and wisest) girl in the class.

A) best and wisest B) a best and a wisest
C) the best and the wisest D) No improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) the best and the wisest

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Henry T. Colebrooke was a Professor of Sanskrit in which one of the following institutions?

A) Fort William College B) Serampore Mission
C) Kashi Vidyapith D) Asiatic Society
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Fort William College

Explanation:

In 1782 Colebrooke was appointed through his father's influence to a writer-ship with the East a India Company in Calcutta.Lord Wellesley appointed him honorary professor of Hindu law and Sanskrit at the college of Fort William.

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Neil O’Brien, who died recently, was a famous

A) journalist B) billiards player
C) dramatist D) quiz master
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) quiz master

Explanation:

Neil O'Brien (10 May 1934 –24 June 2016) was a quiz master who was often credited for conducting the first formal well-organised quiz in Calcutta, India.

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The official song ‘WakaWaka’ of FIFA World Cup held in the year 2010 at South Africa was sung by which popular singer?

A) Madonna B) Destiny Child
C) Shakira D) Rehanna
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Shakira

Explanation:

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa, is a song by Colombian singer Shakira was released on 7 May2010 by Epic Records as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa.

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Wayne Rooney, the famous footballer, hails from which country?

A) Italy B) Brazil
C) Argentina D) England
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) England

Explanation:

Wayne Rooney was born on October 24, 1985, in Croxteth, Liverpool, England.

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Who wrote the famous line: 'A thing of beauty is a joy forever'

A)  John Keats B) V.S. Naipaul
C) Sir Richard Burton D)  Larry Collins
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A)  John Keats

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