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Fathometer is used to measure

A) Earthquakes B) Rainfall
C) Ocean depth D) Sound intensity
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Ocean depth

Explanation:

Fathometer is used to measure Ocean depth.

Fathometer is A depth finder that uses sound waves to determine the depth of water.

The Richter Scale is used to measure the intensity of Earthquakes.

The Decibel Scale is used to measure sound intensity.

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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.

 

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

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Epsom(England) is the place associated with

A) Snooker B) Shooting
C) Polo D) Horse racing
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Horse racing

Explanation:

Epsom is a market town in Surrey, England, 22.0 km south-west of London.

Epsom Downs Racecourse holds The Derby, now a generic name for sports competitions in English-speaking countries. The town also gives its name to Epsom salts, extracted from mineral waters there.

Within the centuries-old boundaries is Epsom Downs Racecourse which features two of the five English Classic horse races; The Derby and The Oaks, which were first run in 1780 and 1779 respectively.

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Q:

Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?

A) USA B) Fiji
C) India D) UK
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Fiji

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“One People, One State, One leader” was the policy of

A) Stalin B) Hitler
C) Lenin D) Mussolin
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Hitler

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Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because

A) the infrared light kills bacteria in the body B) resistance power increases
C) the pigment cells in the skin get stimulated and produce a healthy tan D) the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D

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DRDL stands for

A) Defence Research and Development Laboratory B) Department of Research and Development Laboratory
C) Differential Research and Documentation Laboratory D) None of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Defence Research and Development Laboratory

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Who is known as 'the father of Indian missile technology'?

A) Dr. U.R. Rao B) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
C) Dr. Chidambaram D) Dr. Homi Bhabha
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

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