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General Knowledge - General Awareness Quiz - Questions and Answers, GK 2010


1. What is the earlier name of the "Leh Singhe-Khababs Festival"?


2. Who among the following is the author of "I Predict: A Century of Hope Towards an Era of Harmony with Nature and Freedom from Hunger" ?


3. Birdie and "Eagle" are two terms related to which of the following sports?


4. Who among the following American author is known for his works Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next?


5. Which of the following country is known as first state to adopt Christianity as its religion in the early years of the 4th century?



6. In which year was presented Bombay Plan?


7. Who among the following is United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria. He has been recently (in year 2010) in news as Twitter is working in his coordination for its "Tweet Campaign" against Malaria?


8. Terminal Markets Complex Scheme was launched for the which of the following industries?


9. Bhargava Formula is related to which of the following commodities?


10. In context with the current international economic environment, in recent times which among the following country has been frequently alleged by economists to adopt a Beggar Thy Neighbor Policy ?


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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
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18. INM-Test-03
19. INM-Test-04
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    Electricity as first Obtained by Man

    Electricity:
    Until modern times the only electricity known to us was that of the lightning flash, which man could neither hinder nor make. But in the year 1800, electricity in the form of a weak current was obtained by Volta of Italy in a very simple way; and even now our various electric batteries and cells are but a modification of that used by Volta and called a voltaic cell. A strip of copper and a strip of zinc are placed in a glass containing dilute sulphuric acid, a solution composed of oxygen, hydrogen, sulphur, and water. As soon as the plates are immersed in the acid solution, minute bubbles of gas rise from the zinc strip and it begins to waste away slowly. The solution gradually dissolves the zinc and at the same time gives up some of the hydrogen which it contains; but it has little or no effect on the copper, since there is no visible change in the copper strip.

    If, now, the strips are connected by means of metal wires, the zinc wastes away rapidly, numerous bubbles of hydrogen pass over to the copper strip and collect on it, and a current of electricity flows through the connecting wires. Evidently, the source of the current is the chemical action between the zinc and the liquid.

    Mere inspection of the connecting wire will not enable us to detect that a current is flowing, but there are various ways in which the current makes itself evident. If the ends of the wires attached to the strips are brought in contact with each other and then separated, a faint spark passes, and if the ends are placed on the tongue, a twinge is felt.


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