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Q:

The blue colour of the clear sky is due to

A) Diffraction of light B) Dispersion of light
C) Reflection of light D) Refraction of light
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Dispersion of light

Explanation:

A clear cloudless day-time sky is blue because molecules in the air dissipate blue light from the sun more than they dissipate red light. When we look towards the sun at sunset, we see red and orange hues on the grounds because the blue light has been scattered out and away from the line of sight.

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Q:

The Saka Era was founded by 

A) Kadphises I B) Kanishka
C) Alexander D) Menander
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Kanishka

Explanation:

The Saka Era was founded by Kanishka, the emperor of Kushana empire from the year 78 A.D.

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Q:

Fastest Shorthand Writer was

A) Dr. G. D. Bist B) J.R.D. Tata
C) J.M. Tagore D) Khudada Khan
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Dr. G. D. Bist

Explanation:

Dr. G. D. Bist, Guinness Record Holder, the first-ever Ph.D. in Stenography in the world.

 

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He had achieved a highest speed of 250 w.p.m. in Shorthand.

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The state of Assam has

A) Five National Parks and eleven wildlife sanctuaries B) Three National Parks and nine wildlife sanctuaries
C) Three National Parks and eight wildlife sanctuaries D) Two National Parks and eleven wildlife sanctuaries
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Five National Parks and eleven wildlife sanctuaries

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Q:

Which one of the following types of waves are used in a night vision apparatus?

A) Radio waves B) Microwaves
C) Infra-red waves D) None of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Infra-red waves

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Q:

Which of the following is a Trans- Himalayan river?

A) Ganga B) Yamuna
C) Indus D) Ravi
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Indus

Explanation:

Two sub groups of Himalayan Rivers are Trans Himalayan Rivers and Himalayan Rivers.

  • Trans Himalayan Rivers :

These rivers originate beyond the Himalayas. They are The Indus, The Sutlej and The Brahmaputra Rivers.

 

  • Himalayan Rivers :

These are the rivers originate from Himalayas. They are The Ganga, The Yamuna and their tributaries.

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Q:

Union Budget is always presented first in ________

A) The Lok Sabha B) The Rajya Sabha
C) Joint session of the Parliament D) Meeting of the Union Cabinet
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) The Lok Sabha

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In which of the following festivals are boat races a special feature?

A) Rongali Bihu B) Onam
C) Pongal D) Navratri
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Onam

Explanation:

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Onam is an annual Hindu festival with origins in the state of Kerala in India. It falls in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam, which in Gregorian calendar overlaps with August–September. In this festival, boat races are famous.

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