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1.Who was the first non-European scientist won the Nobel Prize? Answer: Sir C.V.Raman (India) Won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his work on scattering of light.

2. Who was the first deputy prime minister of India? Answer: Sarthar Vallabhbhai Patel.

3. When & What was the first text message ever sent to a cellphone? Answer: The first SMS message was sent over the Vodafone GSM network in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1992, from Neil Papworth of Sema Group (now Mavenir Systems) using a personal computer to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone using an Orbitel 901 handset. The text of the message was “Merry Christmas.”

4. who was the first woman received the Jnanpith Award in India? Answer: In 1976, Bengali novelist Ashapoorna Devi became the first woman to win the award and was honoured for the 1965 novel Prothom Protishruti (The First Promise), the first in a trilogy.

5. Who is the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice? Answer: Frederick Sanger is the only Nobel Laureate who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice, in 1958 and 1980. He was awarded the 1958 prize “for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin,” and the 1980 prize with Paul Berg and Walter Gilbert for his “contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids.”

6. Which vitamin is also known as Ascorbic acid? Answer: Ascorbic acid is another name for Vitamin C. It is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets. Most people who eat a normal diet do not need extra ascorbic acid. Low levels of vitamin C can result in a condition called scurvy.

7. Which vitamin is also known as retinol? Answer: Retinol, also known as vitamin A1-alcohol, is a vitamin in the vitamin A family found in food and used as a dietary supplement. Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good eyesight, especially in low light.

8. Who was the first Indian athlete to reach Olympic finals? Answer: Milkha Singh, byname the Flying Sikh, (born October 17, 1935, Lyallpur [now Faisalabad], Pakistan), Indian track-and-field athlete who became the first Indian male to reach the final of an Olympic athletics event when he placed fourth in the 400-metre race at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

9. Who discovered chloroform? Answer: Chloroform, also called trichloromethane is prepared through the chlorination of methane gas. It was first prepared in 1831 by the American chemist Dr. Samuel Guthrie, who combined whiskey with chlorinated lime in an attempt to produce a cheap pesticide. In 1847, the Scottish physician Sir James Young Simpson first used the sweet-smelling, colorless, non-flammable liquid as an anesthetic.

10. When India won the First Gold medal in Olympics? Answer: In 1928 from Hockey. India defeated the host country Holland 3-0 in the finals.

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