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General Awareness Test-17 - Question 1

In ancient India, Nalanda University represented a great center for the study of

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Mahayana is one of the branches of Buddhism and a term for classification of Buddhist philosophies and practice. It comes into existence during 1st B.C in India. According to the teachings of Mahayana traditions, " Mahayana " also refers to the path of the Bodhisattva seeking complete enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 2

Parshvanaths, the Jain Thirthankara, was associated mainly with which of the following places?

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Parshvanatha, also known as Parshva and Paras, was the 23rd of 24 tirthankaras of Jainism. He was born in 872 BC, Varanasi.

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General Awareness Test-17 - Question 3

Which one of the following is a Sedimentary Rock?

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Arkose is a detrital sedimentary rock, specifically a type of sandstone containing at least 25% feldspar.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 4

Select the correct chronological order of the following geological periods  
1. Oligocene 
2. Eocene 
3. Pliocene 
4. Miocene

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Arkose is a detrital sedimentary rock, specifically a type of sandstone containing at least 25% feldspar.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 5

Election Commission of India is not concerned with which of the following elections?

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The State Election Commissions constituted under the Constitution (Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth) Amendments Act, 1992 for each State / Union Territory are vested with the powers of conduct of elections to the Corporations, Municipalities, Zilla Parishads, District Panchayats, Panchayat Samitis, Gram Panchayats, and other local bodies. They are independent of the Election Commission of India.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 6

Which of the following is NOT a component of M-2?

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M2 is a calculation of the money supply that includes all elements of M1 as well as "near money." M1 includes cash and checking deposits, while near money refers to savings deposits, money market securities, mutual funds, and other time deposits.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 7

A cut diamond sparkles because of its

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Diamonds have a very high refractive index (about 2.42 compared to about 1.5 for glass). The amount of light reflected at an air/other material interface is related to the refractive index change at the interface and the bigger the refractive index change, the more light is reflected. Thus, diamond reflects a large amount of light and therefore, sparkles more.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 8

Muddy water is purified by adding alum due to 

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Osmotic pressure can be used to draw water through a membrane to create highly purified drinking water. This is accomplished in the field by adding alum (aluminum potassium sulfate).

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 9

Example of corrosion is

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Corrosion is the gradual destruction of materials (usual metals) by chemical and/or electrochemical reaction with their environment. Iron and steel rusting is an example of corrosion. Copper pitting or the green patina one sees on copper roofs are also examples of corrosion. Stress Cracking is also considered an example of corrosion.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 10

Turpentine oil is extracted from

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Turpentine (also called the spirit of turpentine, oil of turpentine, wood turpentine and colloquially turps) is a fluid obtained by the distillation of resin from live trees, mainly pines.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 11

The main historical source regarding the information about Self-government under the Cholas is the

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The temple inscriptions of Uthiramerur are notable for their historical descriptions of the rural self-governance. They indicate that Uthiramerur had two village assemblies: Sabha and Ur. Chola administration is famous for its local government.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 12

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:

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The correctly matched list is as follows:
Tarikh-i-Hind - Al-Biruni
Si-yu-ki - Hiuen Tsang
Rihla - Ibn Battuta
Tabqat-i-Nasiri - Minhaz-i-Shiraj

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 13

Which of these cities lies on the banks of the Volga river? 

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The Volga is the longest river in Europe, and its catchment area is almost entirely inside Russia, though the longest river in Russia is the Ob–Irtysh river system. The Volga mainly passes through Tver, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd, Astrakhan.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 14

Which among the following neighbouring country of India is the largest producer of Opium in the World?

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Afghanistan has been the world's greatest illicit opium producer, ahead of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand & Laos.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 15

If a Panchayat is dissolved, elections are to be held within

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If a Panchayat is dissolved, elections are to be held within 6 Months.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 16

Which country has the highest population density in the world?

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European city-state of Monaco is the most densely populated country with a population density of 25,105 people per sq. km (67,612/sq mile). The Chinese territory of Macau has the world's 2nd highest population density at 21,151/km².

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 17

When the terminal velocity is reached, the acceleration of a body moving through a viscous medium is 

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When the terminal velocity is reached, the acceleration of a body moving through a viscous medium is Zero.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 18

Breath analyzers used by police to test drunken drivers works on the chemical basis of

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Breath analyzers used by police to test drunken drivers works on the chemical basis of Acid-base reactions.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 19

Salivary amylase breaks down starch into _____.

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The pancreas and salivary gland make amylase (alpha amylase) to hydrolyse dietary starch into sugar (disaccharides and trisaccharides) which are converted by other enzymes to glucose to supply the body with energy. Plants and some bacteria also produce amylase.

General Awareness Test-17 - Question 20

By which process substance like carbon dioxide or oxygen can move across the cell membrane? 

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Nonpolar and small polar molecules can pass through the cell membrane, so they diffuse across it in response to concentration gradients. Carbon dioxide and oxygen are two molecules that undergo this simple diffusion through the membrane.

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