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Which state is irrigated by Ganga Canal?
The Ganga Canal is a canal system that irrigates the Doab region between the Ganges River and the Yamuna River in India. The canal system irrigates nearly 9,000 km² of fertile agricultural land in ten districts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
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With which of the following fields is Ben Kingsley associated?
Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has garnered numerous accolades, including a Grammy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award from four nominations.
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Match the following:
The correct match is as follows:
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Which of the following domesticated animals was absent in the terracottas of the Indus civilisation?
Harappan people produced a large number of terracotta figurines, which were handmade. The figurines include humans, animals and birds. The terracotta figurines excavated at the Harappan site had images of oxen, buffaloes, pigs, goats, sheep and humpes bull. The cow was absent in the terracottas of the Indus civilization.
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Total interacting animals and plants in any well-defined area is known as:
Biome is the total interaction between animals and plants in any well-defined area. It refers to the community of plants and animals that occur naturally in an area, often sharing common characteristics specific to that area.
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A contemporary of Charles Darwin, who came to the same conclusion in the matter of organic evolution was:
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) were contemporary naturalists who proposed a similar theory of organic evolution. Wallace greatly admired On the Origin of Species. In turn, Darwin regarded Wallace as the one man who truly understood the idea of evolution by natural selection.
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A large number of identical plants can be obtained in a short span of time through:
Tissue culture is a technique in which a small fragments of a plant (explant) are introduced into an artificial, nutrient medium, which allows its functioning or growth. Fragments of plant material, perhaps even just a couple of cells, are placed in an artificial growing medium to develop into new plants.
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Natural radioactivity was discovered by:
Natural radioactivity was discovered by Antoine Henri Becquerel. Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) was a French physicist who discovered radioactivity through his investigations of uranium and other substances. In 1903 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Pierre and Marie Curie.
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Cooking oil is converted into vegetable ghee by the process of:
Cooking oil is converted into vegetable ghee by the process of Hydrogenation. Hydrogenation is a process where manufacturers add hydrogen to cooking oil, to turn it into a solid fat at room temperature.
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Geet Sethi is related to which of the following sports?
Geet Sethi is a professional player of English billiards who dominated the sport throughout much of the 1990s, and is a notable amateur snooker player.
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The deepest ocean in the world is:
The Mariana Trench, in the Pacific Ocean, is the deepest location on Earth.
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What percentage of world's freshwater is stored as glacial ice?
About 2.1% of all of Earth's water is frozen in glaciers. About 70% of Earth's freshwater is stored in glaciers.
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The Supreme Court of India enjoys:
The Supreme Court of India has Original, Appellate and Advisory Jurisdiction. The Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over all the courts and tribunals in India. Under Article 143 the Supreme Court of India has got the Advisory Jurisdiction under which it may advise the President of India on matters which are related to public importance.
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Right to property was removed from the list of Fundamental Rights during the rule of:
The Morarji Desai government eventually scrapped the fundamental right to property with the 44th amendment in 1978. In its place came Article 300-A that makes it possible for a citizen to be dispossessed without compensation through an act of legislation.
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Which from the following is not true when the interest rate in the economy goes up?
Because higher interest rates mean higher borrowing costs, people will eventually start spending less. The demand for goods and services will then drop, which will cause inflation to fall. Thus, higher borrowing costs will increase production costs and decrease return on capital.
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How does the consumer benefit with Goods and Services Tax (GST)?
Goods and Services Tax, is a type of tax that is assessed incrementally. It is levied on the price of a product or service at each stage of production, distribution, or sale to the end consumer.
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Which one of the following Acts introduced communal electorate in India?
Indian Council Act of 1909 is also known as Morley-Minto Reform. It was instituted to placate the Moderates (Congress) and introduces separate electorates on the basis of religion. Therefore, Lord Minto came to be known as Father of Communal Electorate in India.
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Which day was declared as the 'Direct Action Day' by the Muslim League?
Direct Action Day (16 August 1946), also known as the 1946 Calcutta Killings, was a day of nationwide protest by the Indian Muslim community announced by Jinnah. It led to large-scale violence between Muslims and Hindus in the city of Calcutta in the Bengal province of British India.
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The device which converts AC to DC is:
A rectifier is a special type of diode that converts alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC).
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The freezer in a refrigerator is fitted near the top:
The freezer in a refrigerator is fitted near the top so that it can cool the whole interior by setting up convection currents. The natural law of convection is that warm air rises while cold air falls, so the freezer at the top provides cold air for the other compartments at the bottom of the freezer.
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