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With which of the following was U. R. Rao who passed away at 85 is associated with ?

A) Scientist B) Poet
C) Politics D) Auther

Answer:   A) Scientist



Explanation:

1. Eminent space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Udupi Ramachandra Rao passed away due to age related ailments. He was 85.

2. He was currently serving as the chairman of the governing council of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad. Rao served as the chairman of ISRO for 10 years from 1984-1994.

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In November 2017, an Indian short film, The School Bag won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival held at Montresd. Who among the following is the Director of the film?

A) Anurag Kashyap B) Dheeraj Jindal
C) Sujoy Ghosh D) Samvida Nanda
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Dheeraj Jindal

Explanation:

Indian short film ‘The School Bag’, which tells a story based in Pakistan, has won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM).It is directed by Dheeraj Jindal.

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Who was the first Indian to be elected as a Member of the British House of Commons?

A) Jayaprakash Narayan B) Dada Bhai Naoroji
C) Ram Manohar Lohia D) Sarojini Naidu
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Dada Bhai Naoroji

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Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
She is (the best and wisest) girl in the class.

A) best and wisest B) a best and a wisest
C) the best and the wisest D) No improvement
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) the best and the wisest

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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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