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He underwent schooling at Hyderabad and later graduated from Nizam College in Hyderabad.
When he was around 20 years of age, Rakesh Sharma joined the Indian Air Force. On 02, April 1984, when he was around 35 years old, Rakesh Sharma, then squadron leader and pilot with the Indian Air Force embarked on the historic mission as part of a joint space program between the ISRO and the Soviet Intercosmos space program and spent eight days in space aboard the ‘Salyut 7 Space Station'.
He was conferred with the honour of Hero of Soviet Union immediately upon his return from space. The Government of India conferred its highest gallantry award (during peace time), the Ashoka Chakra on him and the other two Russian members of his mission.
In November 2006, when was 57 years old, he took part in India's top scientists gathering organised by ISRO which gave the green light to an Indian manned space mission.
Rakesh Sharma was a __________ with Indian Air Force in 1984.
B squadron leader
C Both ‘A' and ‘B'
D Neither A nor B
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For more than ten years, there has been agreements with countries such as Switzerland that have been keen to have "brain exchange" programmes with India. In the past it was assumed that both or all countries that have signed agreements for cooperation in education management and science and technology could benefit from sharing their brightest and best minds. In general, these programmes have led to increased development for diversifying cooperation in economic and other sectors as well.
Of late there has been a move toward the supply of funding for international travel and engagement for younger and younger people. There are obvious issues when asking minors under the age of 18 to study abroad. There have been discussions about the ethics and coordination of the possibility of transplanting; not just moving the student but also their entire support network. People have put a whole range of ideas forward as to why being educationally mobile should be an option and an almost equal amount of negative reasons for students to stay in their home countries.
One thing that is definite is that even though there seems to be largescale competition throughout the world for resources, jobs and security. There is no doubt that the last decade has shown that there is a strong correlation between a country's success and its educational or knowledge based ties. This relationship is clearly beneficial but the issues concerning the answers to a range of questions that are now just being asked about the permissibility of allowing "brain exchanges" earlier and earlier are yet to be answered fully.
What does 'their' underlined in the second paragraph refer to?
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The Maharaja of Pratibandapuram is the hero of this story. He may be identified as His Highness Jamedar - General, Khiledar - Major, Sata Vyaghra Samhari, Maharajadhiraja Visva Bhuvana Samrat, Sir Jilani Jung Jung Bahadur, M.A.D., A.C.T.C., or C.R.C.K. But this name is often shortened to the Tiger King. I have come forward to tell you why he came to be known as Tiger King. I have no intention of pretending to advance only to end in a strategic withdrawal. Even the threat of a Stuka bomber will not throw me off tract. The Stuka, if it likes, can beat a hasty retreat from my story. Right at the start, it is imperative to disclose a matter of vital importance about the Tiger King. Everyone who reads of him will experience the natural desire to meet a man of his indomitable courage face-to-face. But there is no chance of its fulfilment. As Bharata said to Rama about Dasaratha, the Tiger King has reached that final abode of all living creatures. In other words, the Tiger King is dead. The manner of his death is a matter of extraordinary interest. It can be revealed only at the end of the tale. The most fantastic aspect of his demise was that as soon as he was born, astrologers had foretold that one day the Tiger King would actually have to die.
"The child will grow up to become the warrior of warriors, hero of heroes, champion of champions. But..." they bit their lips and swallowed hard. When compelled to continue, the astrologers came out with it. "This is a secret which should not be revealed at all. And yet we are forced to speak out. The child born under this star will one day have to meet its death." At that very moment a great miracle took place. An astonishing phrase emerged from the lips of the ten-day-old Jilani Jung Jung Bahadur, "O wise prophets!" Everyone stood transfixed in stupefaction. They looked wildly at each other and blinked. "O wise prophets! It was I who spoke."This time there were no grounds for doubt. It was the infant born just ten days ago who had enunciated the words so clearly.
The chief astrologer took off his spectacles and gazed intently at the baby. "All those who are born will one day have to die. We don't need your predictions to know that. There would be some sense in it if you could tell us the manner of that death," the royal infant uttered these words in his little squeaky voice. The chief astrologer placed his finger on his nose in wonder. A baby, barely ten days old, opens its lips in speech! Not only that, it also raises intelligent questions! Incredible! Rather like the bulletins issued by the war office, than facts. The chief astrologer took his finger off his nose and fixed his eyes upon the little prince. "The prince was born in the hour of the Bull. The Bull and the Tiger are enemies, therefore, death comes from the Tiger," he explained. You may think that crown prince Jung Jung Bahadur was thrown into a quake when he heard the word 'Tiger'. That was exactly what did not happen. As soon as he heard it pronounced, the crown prince gave a deep growl. Terrifying words emerged from his lips.
"Let tigers beware!" This account is only a rumour rife in Pratibandapuram. But with hindsight we may conclude it was based on some truth.
A said that death was inevitable and inquired about the cause of his death.
B gave a deep growl and uttered "Let tigers beware!"
C fired the chief astrologer and the others for making such predictions
D both A and B
Read the poem and answer the question that follow.
In the fearful silence of the forest
The sound of the footfalls
Of a careful bulbul
Out in the night shaking the feathers on
To find food for its four little ones
Hungry in the nest.
Moving slowly, afraid,
its ears pricked to pick
some sound somewhere
with the grain in its beak
it hastens to the nest
its twittering fledglings do not know
the forest is in the throes of fear
they continue chirping.
The bulbul trembles
Moves with its head raised
Alert, all ears.
The bulbul is moving slowly because it is ____________.