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1. 

Name of the Legendary stand-up comedian who passed away in Las Vegas, USA.

A. Mel Brooks
B. Jerry Lewis
C. Sam Kinison
D. Sammy Shore

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Legendary stand-up comedian Sammy Shore, the Co-Founder of Comedy Store, passed away aged 92 at home from natural causes in Las Vegas, USA. He is the father of actor and comedian Pauly Shore. Both spent the past 20 years together as a father-son comedy team. He hails from in Las Vegas, USA. He co-founded the world-famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles with screenwriter and actor Rudy De Luca in 1972. He has authored books like "The Man Who Made Elvis Laugh" and "The Warm-Up". Before his death, he was finishing up a book titled "Last Comic Sitting (Confessions of a Pissed-Off Comic)".

2. 

The tamil novelist, who won Sahitya Akademi Award in 1997 for the novel "Saaivu Naarkkali" (The Reclining Chair) passed away recently is;

A. Rajam Krishnan
B. Thoppil Mohamed Meeran
C. Balakumaran
D. Tamilvanan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Noted Tamil novelist and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Thoppil Mohamed Meeran passed away at Pettai in Tirunelveli district. He was 74. He authored several Tamil and Malayalam novels. His novel "Saaivu Naarkkali" (The Reclining Chair) won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1997. His other novels are "Oru Kadalora Graamaththin Kathai", "Thuraimugam", "Koonan Thoppu" and "Anju Vannam Theru." He has also written short stories like "Anbukku Muthumai Illai", "Thangarasu", "Ananthasayanam Colony", "Oru Kutti Theevin Varippadam", "Thoppil Mohamed Meeran Kathaigal" and "Oru Maamaramum Konjam Paravaigalum." He received eight awards in total which included the Sahitya Akademi Award and Tamil Nadu Kalai Ilakkiya Perumantram Award in 1992.

3. 

Name the India's longest-serving corporate chief, who was also the founder of ITC pvt limited passed away recently.

A. Bhishma Narain Singh
B. Chandrasekhar Rath
C. Yogesh Chander Deveshwar
D. Kedarnath Singh

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Yogesh Chander Deveshwar, who built ITC passed away after a brief illness in a private hospital at Gurugram. He was 72. He was the India's longest-serving corporate chief with over 20 years of experience. He had stepped down as the Chief Executive of ITC in 2017 and served the organization as the non-executive chairman. It was during his term, ITC saw the tremendous transformation from being a tobacco company to a multi-business union. YC Deveshwar was born on February 4, 1947 in Lahore.

4. 

Renowned economist Baidyanath Mishra passed away recently. He belongs to which Indian state?

A. Odisha
B. Haryana
C. Gujarat
D. West Bengal

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Renowned economist Baidyanath Mishra passed away due to old-age related problems. He was 99. Mishra had started his career as a lecturer in Ravenshaw University in Cuttack in 1949. He was vice-chancellor of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) from 1981 to 1985. He was also the chairman of the State Planning Board from 1985 to 1990.

5. 

Name the Father of modern legal education in India who passed away recently.

A. Kirpal Singh
B. Ajit Bedi
C. NR Madhava Menon
D. Vikas Grover

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Father of modern legal education in India, NR Madhava Menon passed away recently. He was 84. Menon conceptualised 5-year integrated LLB course, replacing the earlier 3-year course.