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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Hari Prasad Chaurasia is a renowned player of

A. Sitar
B. Flute
C. Sarod
D. Tabla

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Hariprasad Chaurasia (born July 1, 1938) is a renowned Indian flute player whose repertoire is in Eastern Classical music. He is an innovator and a traditionalist.

2. 

"THE WORLD BENEATH HIS FEET" is a Biography of?

A. Pele
B. Roger Federer
C. Pullela Gopichand
D. Sir Don Bradman

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

This is the gritty story of badminton star Pullela Gopichand, who brought laurels to India by winning the coveted All England Championships 2001.

3. 

The first Indian to swim accross the English Channel is?

A. Aarti Gupta
B. Mihir Sen
C. Phu Dorjee
D. Ashwin Krishnasamy

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Mihir Sen was an Indian long distance swimmer and businessman. He was best known for being the first Indian to swim the English Channel from Dover to Calais in 1958 in the fourth fastest time and the only man to swim the oceans of the five continents in one calendar year.

4. 

Who is the owner of LensKart?

A. Nithin Kamath
B. Mukesh Banssal
C. Peyush Bansal and Amit Chaudhary
D. Sahil Baruah

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Lenskart was founded by Peyush Bansal and Amit Chaudhary in 2010. Venture capital firm IDG Ventures bet early and invested $4 million in Valyoo Technologies, which owned Lenskart, in November 2011.

5. 

Who has inaugurated the architectural illumination of the historic Safdarjung Tomb in New Delhi?

A. Kailash Choudhary
B. Rameswar Teli
C. Nityanand Rai
D. Prahlad Singh Patel

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Minister of State for Culture (I/C) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the illumination of the historic Safdarjung Tomb in New Delhi. A total of 213 technologically advanced LED lights have been used to highlight the 17th century monument. The consumption of LED lights is approximately 62 percent less than conventional light fixtures. Archaeological Survey of India has taken up the project to illuminate the important monuments of Delhi to highlight the archaeological magnificence of historical monuments.