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


1. According to the Companies Bill 2013, which among the following companies have to shell out some amount towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability activities?
1. Government Companies with profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 500 crore and above
2. Government Companies with profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 100 crore and above
3. Private Companies with turn over of Rs. 500 Crore or more
4. Private Companies with net worth of Rs 200 crore or more
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:


2. In 2013, the Northern Railway made history as the first train chugged through India's longest railway tunnel, connecting Kashmir Valley to Banihal town on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The tunnel is constructed across the ________?


3. The following sport personalities who have been choosen for Dronacharya Award 2013:
1. Poornima Mahato
2. Mahavir Singh
3. Narinder Singh Saini
4. Raj Singh
From which of the following disciplines they have been choosen for award respectively:


4. Nobel Laureate and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus, who has been facing legal action for tax irregularities is from which country?


5. Immunoglobulin which is found most abundant is__?



6. In 2013 (October, 2013). SEBI has approved __________per cent Jet Airways to Etihad. Fill the blank with correct option?


7. Which of the followings is/are the major basins in India with shale gas potential?
1.Krishna Godavari
2.Cauvery
3.Damodar
4.Indo Gangetic
choose the correct answer from codes given below:


8. Who among the following is 'Miss World 2013'?


9. Who among the following has been in 2013 (August 2013) elected as President of Zimbabwe?


10. Who among the following is the winner of the 2013 Australian Open title in the men's single category?


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    When do we Work

    Man's Way of Helping Himself:
    Whenever, as a result of effort or force, an object is moved, work is done. If you lift a knapsack from the floor to the table, you do work because you use force and move the knapsack through a distance equal to the height of the table. If the knapsack were twice as heavy, you would exert twice as much force to raise it to the same height, and hence you would do double the work. If you raised the knapsack twice the distance, - say to your shoulders instead of to the level of the table, - you would do twice the work, because while you would exert the same force you would continue it through double the distance.

    Lifting heavy weights through great distances is not the only way in which work is done. Painting, chopping wood, hammering, plowing, washing, scrubbing, sewing, are all forms of work. In painting, the moving brush spreads paint over a surface; in chopping wood, the descending ax cleaves the wood asunder; in scrubbing, the wet mop rubbed over the floor carries dirt away; in every conceivable form of work, force and motion occur.

    A man does work when he walks, a woman does work when she rocks in a chair - although here the work is less than in walking. On a windy day the work done in walking is greater than normal. The wind resists our progress, and we must exert more force in order to cover the same distance. Walking through a plowed or rough field is much more tiring than to walk on a smooth road, because, while the distance covered may be the same, the effort put forth is greater, and hence more work is done. Always the greater the resistance encountered, the greater the force required, and hence the greater the work done.

    The work done by a boy who raises a 5-pound knapsack to his shoulder would be 5 4, or 20, providing his shoulders were 4 feet from the ground.

    The amount of work done depends upon the force used and the distance covered (sometimes called displacement), and hence we can say that

    Work = force multiplied by distance,
    or      W = f d.


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