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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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Claude Bernard first recognized

A) plant stomata opening and closing to maintain homeostasis B) chemical reactions of enzymes
C) separate fluids outside and inside the cell D) feedback loops
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) plant stomata opening and closing to maintain homeostasis

Explanation:

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Claude Bernard was a French physiologist, who first recognised plant stomata opening and closing to maintain homeostasis.

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Which discovery is attributed to Phoebus Levene?

A) identification of ribose and deoxyribose B) recognition of RNA as DNA’s messenger
C) extraction and observation of DNA D) construction of an accurate DNA model
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) identification of ribose and deoxyribose

Explanation:

Phoebus Levene was an organic chemist in the early 1900's. He is perhaps best known for his incorrect tetranucleotide hypothesis of DNA. He is who studied the structure and function of nucleic acids.

 

The discovery of Identification of Ribose and Deoxyribose is attributed to Phoebus Levene.

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Clarence Pine Top Smith played what style of piano?

A) Mozart B) Boogie - Woogie
C) Beethoven D) Liszt
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Boogie - Woogie

Explanation:

Pine Top Smith (1899-1929) Considered to be the originator of the Boogie -Woogie style of piano playing.

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Q:

Waksman got the noble prize for the discovery of

A) Streptomycin B) Chloromycetin
C) Pencillin D) Neomycin
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Streptomycin

Explanation:

In 1952, Waksman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in recognition "for his discovery of streptomycin," the first antibiotic active against tuberculosis.

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Who was the first cricketer to take all wickets in a test innings?

A) Curtly Ambrose B) Jimmy Mathews
C) Jim Laker D) Anil Kumble
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Jim Laker

Explanation:

Jim Laker was the first player to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings. Ten for 53 in the Australians 2nd innings of the 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford in 1956.

 

The only other bowler to achieve the feat is India's Anil Kumble, who took ten for 74 at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla against Pakistan in 1999.

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"Senses are the gateways of knowledge" was emphasised by

A) Gurunanak B) Rousseau
C) Confucius D) Mahaveera
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Rousseau

Explanation:

The Five senses that we have are: Sight, smell, hear, touch and taste. Rousseau emphasised that "Senses are the gateways of knowledge".

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Which cartoon characters were created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbara in 1940?

A) Oswald & Noddy B) Tom & Jerry
C) Mickey mouse & Sylvester D) Donald duck & Tweety
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Tom & Jerry

Explanation:

Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse were the two cartoon characters created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbara in 1940.

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Who has become First Female Pilot in Indian Navy?

A) Ritu Kumari B) Shubhangi Swaroop
C) Garima Sharma D) Rakhi Kumari
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Shubhangi Swaroop

Explanation:

Shubhangi Swaroop, the First Woman Pilot inducted into Indian Navy.

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