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General Knowledge - General Awareness Quiz - Questions and Answers, GK 2013


1. In 2013, in which among the following countries, the Qadri movement was held?


2. In 2013, the UN human rights chief called on the United States to close down the Guantanamo prison camp immediately. The Guantanamo prison camp is located in __:


3. In 2013 (August, 2013), Rajya Sabha passed a bill to declare Lakhipur-Bhanga Stretch of the Barak River as National Waterway. This waterway is located in __?


4. The Palamaner, a small town in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh is well known for its __?


5. Which of the followings is/are can be used in Food irradiation technology?
1.X-rays
2.Gamma rays
3.Electron beams
4.Infrared rays
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6. In 2013, which among the following countries was in news for a current designing of world's largest magnet, weighing 50,000 tonnes?


7. In March 2013, India has signed the latest Tax Information Exchange Pact with ________:


8. In 2013 (September, 2013), who among the following has become the youngest pilot to fly across the World on single engine aircraft?


9. People of which among the following countries are also known as Magyars ?


10. In 2013, which of the following bank has been licenced to open a representative office in Myanmar?


General Knowledge

1. World Geography -Test-01
2. World Geography -Test-02
3. World Geography -Test-03
4. Geography of India -Test-01
5. Geography of India -Test-02
6. Geography of India -Test-03
7. Geography of India -Test-04
8. Geography of India -Test-05
9. History of India - Test - 01
10. History of India - Test - 02
11. History of India - Test - 03
12. History of India - Test - 04
13. History of India - Test - 05
14. History of India - Test - 06
15. History of India - Test - 07
16. INM-Test-01
17. INM-Test-02
18. INM-Test-03
19. INM-Test-04
20. INM-Test-05
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  • Simple Science

    Steam Engines

    The Power behind the Engine:
    A very simple illustration of the working of a steam engine is given in Figure. Steam under pressure enters through the opening F, passes through N, and presses upon the piston M. As a result M moves downward, and thereby induces rotation in the large wheel L.

    As M falls it drives the air in D out through O and P (the opening P is not visible in the diagram).

    As soon as this is accomplished, a mechanical device draws up the rod E, which in turn closes the opening N, and thus prevents the steam from passing into the part of D above M.

    But when the rod E is in such a position that N is closed, O on the other hand is open, and steam rushes through it into D and forces up the piston. This up-and-down motion of the piston causes continuous rotation of the wheel L. If the fire is hot, steam is formed quickly, and the piston moves rapidly; if the fire is low, steam is formed slowly, and the piston moves less rapidly.

    The steam engine as seen on our railroad trains is very complex, and cannot be discussed here; in principle, however, it is identical with that just described. Figure shows a steam harvester at work on a modern farm.

    In both engine and turbine the real source of power is not the steam but the fuel, such as coal or oil, which converts the water into steam.

    FIG. - The principle of the steam engine.

    FIG. - Steam harvester at work.


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