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Who has become the first Asian to be chosen for the prestigious "Von Hippel Award" ?

A) Charles Lieber B) Marvin Cohen
C) C.N.R Rao D) Stuart Parkin

Answer:   C) C.N.R Rao



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The Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society's highest honor, recognizes those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers—brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines. The Von Hippel Award is named after Arthur von Hippel (1898-2003), who was a pioneer in the study of dielectrics, semiconductors, ferromagnetics and ferroelectrics.

Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Prof C.N.R. Rao was awarded 2017 Von Hippel Award. He is first Indian and first Asian to win this honour. The award will be presented to Prof Rao for his interdisciplinary contributions to development of novel functional materials, including nanomaterials, graphene, superconductivity, 2D materials and colossal magnetoresistance at Boston in November 2017.

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Who won the Best Actress in a Leading Role in 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017?

A) Priyanka Chopra B) Deepika Padukone
C) Alia Bhatt D) Katrina Kaif
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Alia Bhatt

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Who was the winner of 2017 Australian Grand Prix?

A) Sebastian Vettel B) Lewis Hamilton
C) Valtteri Bottas D) Kimi Raikkonen
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Sebastian Vettel

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Who won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 'Sweat'?

A) Lynn Nottage B) Hisham Matar
C) Heather Ann Thompson D) Colson Whitehead
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Lynn Nottage

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Which of the following won the Oscars 2017 Best Picture?

A) La La Land B) Moonlight
C) Arrival D) Fences
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Moonlight

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Which of the following was the winner of the Grammy Awards 2016 "Record of the Year"?

A) Uptown Funk B) Really Love
C) Thinking Out Loud D) Blank Space
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Uptown Funk

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Who is the winner of 2017 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix?

A) Sebastian Vettel B) Lewis Hamilton
C) Valtteri Bottas D) Kimi Raikkonen
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Lewis Hamilton

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Which of the following won The Man Booker Prize 2016?

A) The Sellout B) A Brief History of Seven Killings
C) The Narrow Road to the Deep North D) The Luminaries
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) The Sellout

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To whom the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 was awarded?

A) David J. Thouless B) Yoshinori Ohsumi
C) J. Michael Kosterlitz D) Sir J. Fraser Stoddart
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Yoshinori Ohsumi

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