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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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Centigrade, is the unit of measurement of temperature named after whom?

A) Kelvin B) Jean-Pierre Christin
C) Marten Stromer D) Anders Celcius
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Anders Celcius

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India-born Leo Varadkar became the Prime Minister of which of the following countries?

A) Sri Lanka B) Scotland
C) South Africa D) Ireland
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Ireland

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Who studied the relationship between music intervals?

A) Julius Caesar B) Pythagoras
C) Plato D) hume
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Pythagoras

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Who took over as the new CEO of IT giant Infosys at the beginning of 2018?

A) Raghuram Rajan B) Vishal Sikka
C) Rohan Murthy D) Salil Parekh
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Salil Parekh

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Which ex-cricketer has acted in the movies 'Team 5' and 'Aksar 2'?

A) S. Sreesanth B) Salil Ankola
C) Zaheer Khan D) Mohammad Azharuddin
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) S. Sreesanth

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Which actor plays the role of social activist Arunachalam Muruganatham in the biopic movie 'Pad Man'?

A) Irrfan Khan B) Nana Patekar
C) Mohanlal D) Akshay Kumar
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Akshay Kumar

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Who conferred the title of 'Gurudev' on Rabindranath Tagore?

A) Mahatma Gandhi B) Pandit Nehru
C) Lala Lajpat Rai D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Mahatma Gandhi

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Who is known as the Father of video games?

A) Karl Benz B) Emile Berliner
C) Rudolf Diesel D) Ralph H. Baer
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Ralph H. Baer

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