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Who has won 48th Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2016 ?

A) K. Vishwanath B) Gulzar
C) Manoj Kumar D) Ramesh Sippy

Answer:   A) K. Vishwanath



Explanation:

87-year old renowned director Kasinadhuni Viswanath was on 24 April 2017 named for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for outstanding contribution to the film industry. He is a celebrated filmmaker in Telugu film industry but has also been active in Tamil and Hindi cinema.

– He is known for making films on content-driven stories that have revolved around social themes like disability, untouchability and the evils of dowry.

– He becomes the 48th recipient of the award, the highest recognition in Indian cinema, which consists of a golden lotus, a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl.

– The recipient of five National Film Awards, Viswanath is known for his movies — “Sankarabharanam”, “Sagara Sangamam” (starring Kamal Haasan and Jayaprada), “Swati Mutyam”, “Saptapadi”, “Kaamchor”, “Sanjog” and “Jaag Utha Insaan” among others.

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Henry T. Colebrooke was a Professor of Sanskrit in which one of the following institutions?

A) Fort William College B) Serampore Mission
C) Kashi Vidyapith D) Asiatic Society
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Fort William College

Explanation:

In 1782 Colebrooke was appointed through his father's influence to a writer-ship with the East a India Company in Calcutta.Lord Wellesley appointed him honorary professor of Hindu law and Sanskrit at the college of Fort William.

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Neil O’Brien, who died recently, was a famous

A) journalist B) billiards player
C) dramatist D) quiz master
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) quiz master

Explanation:

Neil O'Brien (10 May 1934 –24 June 2016) was a quiz master who was often credited for conducting the first formal well-organised quiz in Calcutta, India.

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The official song ‘WakaWaka’ of FIFA World Cup held in the year 2010 at South Africa was sung by which popular singer?

A) Madonna B) Destiny Child
C) Shakira D) Rehanna
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Shakira

Explanation:

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa, is a song by Colombian singer Shakira was released on 7 May2010 by Epic Records as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa.

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Wayne Rooney, the famous footballer, hails from which country?

A) Italy B) Brazil
C) Argentina D) England
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) England

Explanation:

Wayne Rooney was born on October 24, 1985, in Croxteth, Liverpool, England.

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Who wrote the famous line: 'A thing of beauty is a joy forever'

A)  John Keats B) V.S. Naipaul
C) Sir Richard Burton D)  Larry Collins
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A)  John Keats

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Who is known as the ‘Grand Old Man of India’?

A) Dadabhai Naoroji B) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak D) A.O. Hume
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Dadabhai Naoroji

Explanation:
Dadabhai Naoroji (4 September 1825 to 30 June 1917), known as the Grand Old Man of India, was a Parsi intellectual, educator, cotton trader, and an early Indian political and social leader.
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Name the first Indian who got Nobel Prize in physics.

A) CK Naidu B) Rangnath Mishra
C) Amartya Sen D) CV Raman
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) CV Raman

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Subramanya Bharthi was a noted ______.

A) Boxer B) Swimmer
C) Poet D) Painter
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Poet

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