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61. 

Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia passed away, she was a famous person of which field?

A. Actor
B. Geologist
C. Economist
D. Psychologist

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Renowned economist, Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia passed away. She served as the director and then the chairperson of Delhi-based Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) for a total of 15 years and built ICRIER into a leading global think tank. She was awarded the third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in 2009 for her services in the field of education and literature.

62. 

Jaswant Singh passed away, he belonged to which of the following professions?

A. Actor
B. Politician
C. Director
D. Singer

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The former Union Minister, Jaswant Singh passed away. He was born in Jasol village of Barmer district in Rajasthan in 1938. He had served as the external affairs minister, defence minister and finance minister of India, during the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Cabinet. Prior to pursuing a career in politics with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr Singh was an officer in the Indian Army in the 1950s and 60s.

63. 

Sekhar Basu passed away, he was the receiver of which award?

A. Padma Vibhushan
B. Padma Bhushan
C. Padma Shri
D. None of these

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Veteran Atomic Scientist and Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission(AEC), Sekhar Basu passed away due to COVID-19. He served as the Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and as director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). He was born on September 20, 1952, in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.

64. 

S. P . Balasubramaniam passed away, he was known for his legendary career in which profession?

A. Cricket
B. Singing
C. Dancing
D. Acting

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Legendary singer S.P. Balasubramaniam has passed away. He made his singing debut in 1966 with Telugu movie Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna. He has sung over 40,000 songs in as many as 16 languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. S.P. Balasubramaniam bagged his first national award for Sankarabharanam. The second time he won the National award for his first Hindi song, Tere Mere Beech Mein in the film Ek Duuje Ke Liye.

65. 

Dean Jones passed away, he belonged to which profession?

A. Cricketer
B. Actor
C. Doctor
D. Judge

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Former Australian cricketer and renowned commentator, Dean Jones passed away. He made his debut for Australia in a Test match in the West Indies in 1984. He played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1994 before venturing into the commentary. He scored almost 9500 international runs.