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Which was the first artificial satellite ?

Asterix
Sputnik 2
Sputnik 1
Explorer 1

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It was the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite. It was launched by the Soviet Union on 4 October 1957.

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Who was the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe crown ?

Aishwarya Rai
Sushmita Sen
Priyanka Chopra
Juhi Chawla

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she is an Indian actress who was crowned Miss Universe 1994. She was born on 19 November 1975 in Hyderabad, India.

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Who was the first prime minister of India ?

Gulzarilal Nanda
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Jawaharlal Nehru
Indira Gandhi

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Born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad, India, Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. He was in the office from 15 August 1947 to 27 May 1964.

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Who was the first Indian to swim across the English Channel ?

Mihir Sen
Arati Saha
Ram Pal
Suman Lahori

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By profession , he was an Indian lawyer. He swim the English Channel on September 27 1958 from Dover to Calais.

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Who was the first Indian to win individual medal Olympics ?

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Abhinav Bindra
Khashaba Jadhav
Karnam Malleswari

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He won the wrestling bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Games.

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Which is the first Indian city to achieve 100% literacy rate ?

Kottayam
Kochi
Kollam
Thrissur

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It is a city of Kerala. It achieved 100% literacy in 1989. According to 2001 census, Kottayam District has Literacy of 95.9%.

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In Which year , the first train in India (Mumbai - Thane) was inaugurated ?

1893
1867
1857
1853

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It was inaugurated on 16th April 1853.

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Who was first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize ?

Raziuddin Siddiqui
Fayyazuddin
Abdus Salam
Masud Ahmad

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Salam, Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg shared the prize for discovery of Electro-Weak Theory. He receive the prize in the Sciences.

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In which year the first telephone switchboard(exchange) was invented ?

1830
1857
1867
1876

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Which is the first telephone set in which the transmitter and receiver were in a common handset and not separate ?

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Model 101 telephone
Model 102 telephone
Model 103 telephone
Model 104 telephone

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Prior to this model, the telephone sets were of the "candlestick" type in which a transmitter was fixed to the base, and a receiver held to the ear. The Model 102 was manufactured between 1927 and 1929.

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