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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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Bismillah Khan was associated with

A) Shehnai B) Tabla
C) Surad D) Veena
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Shehnai

Explanation:

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Bismillah Khan was associated with Shehnai. He made the Shehnai as the classical musical instrument in his concert in All India Musical Conference, Kolkata in 1937.

 

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Who is known as the Lady with the Lamp?

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A) Indira Gandhi B) Joan of Arc
C) Florence Nightingale D) Sarojini Naidu
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Florence Nightingale

Explanation:

Florence Nightingale is known as the Lady with the Lamp. She got the name 'The Lady with the Lamp' because she would visit soldiers at night with a small lantern in her hand.

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Which describes the work of Nicolaus Copernicus?

A) Inventing analytic geometry B) Experimenting on Human Bodies
C) Studying prisms and the nature of light D) Developing a Heliocentric Theory
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Developing a Heliocentric Theory

Explanation:

Nicolaus Copernicus was decribed by his work on "The Heliocentric Theory" which is based on that the earth revolves around the Sun.

 

This theory was developed in parts by different astronomers over many years, namely Aristarchus, Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo.

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Who said that lines of 'the ballot is stronger than bullet'?

A) Mahatma Gandhi B) Adolf Hitler
C) Abraham Lincolon D) Nelson Mandela
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Abraham Lincolon

Explanation:

Abraham Lincolon was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

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Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

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Father of Civil Service in India?

A) Lord Carnwallis B) Sir Charles Metcalfe
C) Lord William Bentinck D) Lord Dalhousie
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Lord Carnwallis

Explanation:

Father of Civil Service in India is Lord Carnwallis.

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Who was the first woman to fly around the world?

A) Geraldine B) Amelia Earhart
C) Jennifer Murray D) None of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Geraldine

Explanation:

Geraldine Mock "Jerry" was the first woman to fly around the world successfully in the year 1964.

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Who holds the record for most times for Oscar Noms?

A) Walt Disney B) James Cameron
C) Steven Spielberg D) Ridley Scott
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Walt Disney

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Who is known as Modern Bhoja?

A) Krishnadeva Raya B) Shivaji
C) Asoka D) Alauddin Khilji
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Krishnadeva Raya

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