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Who won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides  ?

A) Shanmuga Sundaram B) Prashant Ranganathan
C) Suresh Kumar D) Vijay Ragunathan

Answer:   B) Prashant Ranganathan



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An Indian boy has won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides. Prashant Ranganathan, a 12th grader from Jamshedpur, alongwith over 20 high school students from various parts of India, participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Which of the following is an award given by the Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports?

A) Ashok Chakra B) Dada Saheb Phalke Awards
C) Arjuna Award D) Padma Shri
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Arjuna Award

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In which field did Amartya Sen win the Nobel Prize ?

A) Micro Economics B) Welfare Economics
C) Economic Growth Model D) Input-Output Model
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Welfare Economics

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Who is the recipient of Man Booker International Prize 2016 for the novel 'The Vegetarian'?

A) Orhan Pamuk B) Han Kang
C) Elena Ferrante D) Tonkin
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Han Kang

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The following pie-­chart shows the study­ time of different subjects of a student in a day . Study the pie chart and answer the following questions.

Instead of 10% , if the student spends 15% to study other subjects and the time is taken from the time scheduled to study mathematics and if he/ she used to study 20 hours per day , then the difference of time for studying mathematics per day is

A) 30 minutes B) 45 minutes
C) 1 hour D) 1 hour 30 minutes
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 1 hour

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Who among the following is NOT one of the recipients of Major Dhayan Chand Award for the year 2017?

A) Bhupender Singh B) Syed Shahid Hakim  
C) Sumarai Tete D) Brij Bhushan Mohanty
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Brij Bhushan Mohanty

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

A) Chances Are B) Girl Crush
C) Hold My Hand D) Traveller
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Girl Crush

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What is the reflection of the point (4, -3) in the line y = -2?

A) (4, 1) B) (-4, 1)
C) (-4, -1) D) (4, -1)
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) (4, -1)

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Who is not amongst the winners of Nobel Prize 2016 for Chemistry?

A) Jean-Pierre Sauvage B) J. Michael Kosterlitz
C) Sir J. Fraser Stoddart D) Bernard L. Feringa
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) J. Michael Kosterlitz

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