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


1. On which among the following days, World Water Conservation Day is observed ?


2. Who among the following is leading a U.N. inquiry into the legality of American drone attacks and their impact on civilians in Pakistan, Afghanistan and several other countries?


3. In 2013, the construction of dam on Blue Nile River triggered the tension between which two countries?


4. Which among the following commodities has been in news in 2013 with respect to the controversial proposal to pool prices?


5. Which one of the following has become the first South Asian Country to approve commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal?



6. In 2013 (September, 2013), which of the following become the latest country to ratify 'Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty'?


7. Which among the following is not a part of the 'Great Living Chola Temples', which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tamil Nadu?


8. Who among the following has become the first cricketer to hit 400 sixes in an International Career?


9. The Seed Capital of Bhartiya Mahila Bank is ________?


10. To ensure women's safety in the state,which state government has introduced the Women Armed Special Protection Squad in April 2013?


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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
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    Selago Ovata

    Linn?us in his Mantissa has somewhat largely described this plant under the name of Lippia ovata, evidently from a dried specimen, which may account for the flowers being described of a dark violet colour, he recommends it to such as might have an opportunity of seeing the living plant, to observe if it was not referable to some other genus, accordingly Mons. LHeritier, who, when lately in England, saw it in the royal garden at Kew, joined it to the genus Selago, retaining the trivial name of ovata, bract?ata would perhaps have been a better name, for though its ovate inflorescence may be peculiar to the species, its bracte? or floral leaves are so very singular that they constitute the most prominent feature of the plant.Mr. Aiton informs us, that it was introduced to the royal garden at Kew, from the Cape, by Mr. Masson, in 1774.

    It recommends itself not so much on account of its beauty, curious structure of its flowering spikes, and the fragrance of its blossoms.It is a greenhouse plant, and flowers during most of the summer, its blossoms are white with a yellow spot on the two uppermost, and sometimes on all the segments of the corolla, and an orange spot at the mouth of the tube.Is propagated by cuttings.


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