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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 has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) as of March 2018?

A) Anupam Kher B) Subhaash Ghai
C) Jaya Bachchan D) Prasoon Joshi
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Prasoon Joshi

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Who presented that all the plants and animals are composed of cells and that the cell is the basic unit of life?

 

A) M. Schleiden and T. Schwann B) Virchow
C) J. E. Purkinje D) Leeuwanhoek
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) M. Schleiden and T. Schwann

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Who coined the phrase 'Survival of the Fittest'?

A) Gregor Johann Mendel B) Charles Darwin
C) Dr. Har Gobind Khorana D) Herbert Spencer
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Herbert Spencer

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Identify the former ISRO chairman and space scientist who became the first Indian to be inducted in the International Astron Federation (IAF) Hall of Fame.

A) A.S. Kiran Kumar B) Parmeshwar Lal Saran
C) Subhramaniyam Swamy D) Udupi Ramachandra Rao
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Udupi Ramachandra Rao

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Who was the first woman to reach summit of Mt. Everest?

A) Bachendri Pal B) Junko Tabei
C) Arunima Sinha D) Premlata Agarwal
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Junko Tabei

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Which contemporary painter made a series of paintings on Mahatma Gandhi?

A) Amrita Shergill B) Ram Kinkar
C) M.F. Hussain D) Atul Doliya
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Atul Doliya

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Who is Anjolie Ela Menon?

A) An Indian politician B) Bharatanatyam dancer
C) A popular musician D) Indian Female Artist
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Indian Female Artist

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Who is Sabari Karthik?

A) Famous Karate champion B) Rugby player
C) Cricket player D) Kabaddi champion
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Famous Karate champion

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