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Who has been selected for the prestigious 2016 Jnanpith Award ?

A) Ravuri Bharadwaja B) Shankha Ghosh
C) Kedarnath Singh D) Chandrashekara Kambara

Answer:   B) Shankha Ghosh



Explanation:

Shankha Ghosh, the outstanding Bengali writer, commentator and academician, has been chosen for the prestigious 52nd version of the Jnanpith Award (2016) by the Government of India (GoI) for his lovely phrase and tries different things with different beautiful structures check his significance as an imaginative ability.The Jnanpith Award is presented every year to a literary figure for their outstanding contribution in literature. The honor conveys a reference, prize cash of Rs. 12 lakh and a bronze imitation of Goddess Saraswati.He turned into the sixth Bengali creator to win India's most astounding artistic honor after Mahasweta Devi, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, Ashapurna Devi, Subhash Mukhopadhyay and Bishnu Dey.

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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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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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