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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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Pen name of Charles Dickens?

A) Boz B) Ba Jin
C) BB D) Cassandra
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Boz

Explanation:

Charles Dickens pen name is Boz. Charles John Huffam Dickens was a British English writer and social critic of 19th century. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

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Q:

First Indian woman to cross English Channel?

A) Arati Saha B) Fathima Beevi
C) Bachendri Paul D) Kadambini Ganguly
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Arati Saha

Explanation:

Arati Saha was the first Indian woman to cross English Channel (between England and France) in the year 1959. She was born in 1940 in Kolkata.

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"An Autobiography" is the autobiography of

A) Mahatma Gandhi B) Jawaharlal Nehru
C) Sachin Tendulkar D) Yuvaraj Singh
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Jawaharlal Nehru

Explanation:

"An Autobiography" is the autobiography of first Prime Minister of India Shri Jawaharlal Nehru.

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The first woman to receive Bharat Ratna?

A) Mother Teresa B) M.S Subbulakshmi
C) Indira Gandhi D) Lata Mangeshkar
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Indira Gandhi

Explanation:

Indira Gandhi became the first woman to receive the Bharat Ratna award in 1971.

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The Mesoamerican leader Pakal, The great was

A) the king of a Maya city-state. B) the ruler of a Zapotec state.
C) the emperor of the Aztec people. D) the head of the Inca religion.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) the king of a Maya city-state.

Explanation:

The Mesoamerican leader Pakal, The great was the king of a Maya city-state in the history.

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Name the veteran Agriculture Scientist who was recently awarded the 1st World Agriculture Prize for 2018.

A) Dr. Deepak Kumar B) Prof. Rakesh Agnihotri
C) Prof. MS Swaminathan D) None of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Prof. MS Swaminathan

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Leonardo Da Vinci used drawings to explore ideas in

A) Mathematics B) Science
C) Art D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above

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Natwar Thakkar was popularly known as

A) Manipur's Gandhi B) Modern day Gandhi
C) Nagaland's Gandhi D) Nagaland's Iron man
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Nagaland's Gandhi

Explanation:

Natwar Thakkar, a Padma Shree awardee was popularly known as Nagaland's Gandhi as he had founded Gandhi Ashram in Nagaland's Chuchuyimlang.

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