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SEBI decided to give an exemption to some companies from the requirement of the minimum 25 per cent public shareholding. Companies exempted from such requirement should fulfil which of the following norms?

A. They should have market capitalisation of Rs.1,000 crore

B. They should have 20 million shares listed

C. They should have a turnover of Rs.400 crore per annum

A) Only A B) Only B
C) Only C D) Both A & B

Answer:   D) Both A & B



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Which of the following is a secondary air pollutant?

A) Acid rain B) SO2
C) CO2 D) Dust particles
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Acid rain

Explanation:

Secondary pollutants include ozone, which is formed when hydrocarbons (HC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) combine in the presence of sunlight.

 

Whereas Primary pollutant are those pollutants that are directly emitted from their sources, like CO2, CO, SO2 as these gases are directly emitted form burning of fossil fuels.

 

Acid rain, which is formed when sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides react with water, sulfuric acid etc.

 

Hence, Acidrain is a secondary air pollutant.

 

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Who was the first englishman to sail around the world?

A) Magellan B) Sir Francis Drake
C) Juan Sebastian Elcano D) Henry Hudson
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Sir Francis Drake

Explanation:

Sir Francis Drake was the first Englishman to sail around the world.

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Q:

The average salinity of seawater is

A) 35% B) 3.5%
C) 3% D) 2.5%
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 3.5%

Explanation:

Seawater or salt water is water from a sea or ocean.

On average, seawater in the world's oceans has a salinity of approximately 3.5% or 35 parts per thousand. This means that for every 1 litre (1000 mL) of seawater there are 35 grams of salts dissolved in it.

 

Hence, The average salinity of seawater is 3.5%.

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What are the followers of buddhism called?

A) Buddhists B) Parsis
C) Noble Truths D) Bhikkhus
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Buddhists

Explanation:

Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion, with over 520 million followers or over 7% of the global population. People who practice Buddhism are called Buddhists.

 

Buddhists seek to reach a state of nirvana, following the path of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who went on a quest for Enlightenment around the sixth century BC.

There is no belief in a personal god.

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Q:

Grand Central Terminal Park Avenue is the world's

A) smallest railway station B) largest railway station
C) longest railway station D) None of above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) largest railway station

Explanation:

Grand Central Terminal also referred to as Grand Central Station or Grand Central is the world’s largest railway station in terms of platforms in New York City with 44 platforms covering 48 acres.

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Q:

Which is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and also prestigious?

A) Wimbledon B) US Open
C) French Open D) Australian Open
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Wimbledon

Explanation:

Wimbledon Tournament in the city London, is the prestigious and the oldest tournament in the world.

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Q:

Currency of Peru is

A) Chilean Peso B) Euro
C) Sol D) Dollar
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Sol

Explanation:

Peru is a country in South America. Lima is the capital city of Peru. Sol is the currency of Peru.

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Q:

What kind of mathematics do scientists use to analyze data?

A) Algebra B) Calculus
C) Geometry D) Statistics
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Statistics

Explanation:

Statistics is a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data.

 

All scientists uses Statistics for analysing data.

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