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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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Select the most appropriate word for the group of words.


That which cannot be seen through

 

A) magical B) opaque
C) transparent D) invisible
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) opaque

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Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and ________.

 

A) Sergey Brin B) Peter Thiel
C) Steve Wozniak D) Elon Musk
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Sergey Brin

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The famous dancer Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair is associated with which of the following dance forms?

 

A) Manipuri B) Sattriya
C) Mohiniyattam D) Kathakali
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Kathakali

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Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.


The critics were ______ about his remarks on the efficiency of the government and gave many examples to prove they didn't agree with him.

 

A) optimistic B) morose
C) rational D) cynical
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) cynical

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The famous Khajurao Group of Monuments was constructed by the ______.

 

A) Gahadavalas B) Chaulukyas
C) Chandelas D) Solankis
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Chandelas

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The Samkhaya School of Philosophy was founded by ________.

 

A) Patanjali B) Kapila
C) Kumarila Bhatta D) Gautama
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Kapila

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Who among the following was known as 'Devanam Piya'?

 

A) Kanishka B) Amoghavarsha
C) Ashoka D) Kharavela
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Ashoka

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Who among the following is a famous Snooker player in India ?

 

A) Prajnesh Gunneswaran B) Sharath Achanta
C) Pankaj Advani D) Vimal Kumar
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Pankaj Advani

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