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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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Who among the following is the co-founder of Twitter?

 

A) Bill Gates B) Narayan Murthy
C) Jack Dorsey D) Tim Berners-Lee
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Jack Dorsey

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As of January 2020, who held the national record in both, 800 m and 1500 m sprint events?

 

A) Muhammad Anas B) Jinson Johnson
C) Avinash Sable D) Ayyasamy Dharun
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Jinson Johnson

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Admiral _______ assumed command of the Indian Navy as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff.

 

A) Bipin Rawat   B) Sunil Lanba  
C) Bimal Verma   D) Karambir Singh  
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Karambir Singh  

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__________was named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's Person of the Year for 2018

 

A) Dia Mirza   B) Sonam Kapoor  
C) Yukta Mookhey   D) Sushmita Sen  
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Sonam Kapoor  

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The leader of the Bhakti movement focusing on Lord Rama was ____________

 

A) Namdeva   B) Jaydeva  
C) Ramananda   D) Vivekanada  
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Ramananda  

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In March 2019, Indian-American television personality and food expert _______ was appointed by the United Nations Development Programme as its new Goodwill Ambassador.

 

A) Aziz Ansari   B) Padma Lakshmi  
C) Priyanka Chopra   D) Annet Mahendru  
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Padma Lakshmi  

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The leading light of the Rama cult was saint-poet ______who also wrote the poem 'Ramacharitamanasa'.

 

A) The leading light of the Rama cult was saint-poet ______who also wrote the poem 'Ramacharitamanasa'. B) Chaitanya  
C) Tulsidas   D) Nimbarka  
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Tulsidas  

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There were three bronze medal lists from India at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament which was held at Helsinki, Finland. Who amongst the following is NOT one of them?

 

A) Naveen Kumar   B) Dinesh Dagar  
C) Sumit Sangwan   D) Sachin Siwach  
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Dinesh Dagar  

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