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The call of “Back to the Vedas” was given by:
Swami Dayanand Saraswati is the founder of Arya Samaj in 1875. He was a social reformer. He gave a slogan 'Go back to the Vedas'. He gave equal right and respect of all peoples and religion.
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Who among the following wrote Sanskrit grammar?
Ashtadhyayi is a Sanskrit treatise on grammar written in the 6th to 5th-century BCE by the Indian grammarian Panini. This work set the linguistic standards for Classical Sanskrit.
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Indira Gandhi Cup is associated with:
Indira Gandhi cup is associated with Boxing while Indira Gandhi Gold Cup is associated with hockey.
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Who is called the Father of the Computer?
Charles Babbage was an English polymath. He originated the concept of a digital programmable computer. Babbage is called the 'Father of the Computer'.
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In which one of the following places is electricity generated from hydel power?
The Mettur Dam is the largest in Tamil Nadu, located across the river Cauvery where it enters the plains. Mettur Dam Hydro Power Project is a small town in Salem District, Tamil Nadu.
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Which is the coldest among the following?
Pluto was the planet furthest away from the Sun is coldest. However, due to the IAU's decision in 2006 to reclassify Pluto as a “dwarf planet”.
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Which is the hub of the global trade in 'cut-flowers'?
The biggest buyers of cut flowers are the EU and the US, but the biggest growers and exporters are the Netherlands, Ecuador, Colombia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Roses, carnations and chrysanthemums are the most popular blooms.
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Who among the following was the first to sign the 'Instruments of Accession'?
The Instrument of Accession was a legal document first introduced by the Government of India Act 1935 and used in 1947 to enable each of the rulers of the princely states under British paramountcy to join one of the new dominions of India or Pakistan created by the Partition of British India. PGN Unnithan, the then Diwan of Travancore was the first to sign the 'Instruments of Accession'.
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Who was the first Governor-General of Bengal?
The first governor-general in India (of Bengal) was Warren Hastings, the first official governor-general of British India was Lord William Bentinck, and the first governor-general of the Dominion of India was Lord Mountbatten.
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Who among the following Sultans of Delhi was the first to have paid to his soldiers in cash?
Alauddin chose to pay his soldiers salaries in cash rather than iqtas (grants of land).
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The sensation of weightlessness in a spacecraft in an orbit is due to the:
Reason of weightlessness in a spacecraft is Zero reaction force by spacecraft surface. When spacecraft is moving with constant speed along the orbit, the spacecraft as well as the person inside it, both fall towards the earth with acceleration 'g'.
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The modulus of rigidity is the ratio of:
The modulus of rigidity, also known as shear modulus, is the ratio of shearing stress to shearing strain. It is the elastic coefficient when a shear force is applied resulting in lateral deformation.
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Which of the following vegetable oils does not contain essential fatty acids?
Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids are also called essential fatty acids. Coconut oil does not contain essential fatty acids. It is a highly beneficial healthy fat but does not actually contain Omega fatty acids. Sunflower oil, Mustard oil and Groundnut oil contain essential fatty acids.
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Insufficient blood supply in human body is referred as:
Ischemia is insufficient blood supply in the human body. It is a restriction in blood supply to tissues, causing a shortage of oxygen that is needed for cellular metabolism (to keep tissue alive).
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Which of the following is natural dye?
Alizarin (C14H8O4) is a natural dye. It is a red dye originally obtained from the root of the common madder plant, Rubia tinctorum, in which it occurs combined with the sugars xylose and glucose. In 1869, it became the first natural dye to be produced synthetically.
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Which silver salt is used for making film for photography?
Silver bromide (AgBr) is used for making a film for photography. It is used in photography as a component of an emulsion that helps develop a photographic image. Silver bromide is sensitive to light, and when suspended in gelatin, silver bromide's grains create a photographic emulsion. When exposed to light, silver bromide decomposes and as a result, it preserves a photographic image.
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Where is the objective of 'Social Justice' articulated in the Constitution of India?
Social justice is mentioned in the Preamble of the Constitution — “We the People of India... to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political...”.
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The annual report of the UPSC is submitted to:
The Union Public Service Commission annually presents to the president of India a report on its performance. The President places this report before both the Houses of Parliament.
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Transfer earning or alternative cost is otherwise known as:
Alternative cost is otherwise known as Opportunity cost. Opportunity cost is the profit lost when one alternative is selected over another. The concept is useful simply as a reminder to examine all reasonable alternatives before making a decision.
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Long-term funds in the capital market can be raised either by borrowing from certain institutions or through:
A capital market is a financial market in which long-term debt or equity-backed securities are bought and sold. (in a money market, short-term debt is bought and sold).
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