Snake do nt have?

Parvaz Ahmad answered  •  13 minutes ago
Snakes don't have visible ears , snakes hear vibraations & snakes don't have feet.

The people of lower caste were not allowed to
  • a)
    Take water from anywhere
  • b)
    Enter the hut
  • c)
    Enter the temple
  • d)
    Sit with upper castes child in schools
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Aesthetic Era answered  •  40 minutes ago
Earlier, people used to work in agriculture fields for whole day and they get dirty. while returning home they used to pray to God from outside of the temple. This thing passed on to their next generation as people working in fields are not allowed to enter the temple as their forefather were used to worship from outside. In this way a prejudice mind set of upper castes generation prevented the l... more

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The efforts to detect the existence of Higgs boson particle have become frequent news in the recent past. What is/ are the importance/ importances of discovering this particle?
1. It will enable us to under-stand as to why elementary particles have mass.
2. It will enable us in the near future to develop the technology of transferring matter from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them.
3. It will enable us to create better fuels for nuclear fission.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 and 3 only
  • c)
    1 and 3 only
  • d)
    1, 2 and 3
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Harshit Roy answered  •  1 hour ago
Detection of Higgs boson particles is important for two reasons. One, it was the last hold-out particle remaining hidden during the quest to check the accuracy of the Standard Model of Physics. This meant its discovery would validate more than a generation of scientific publication. Two, the Higgs is the particle which gives other particles their mass, making it both centrally important and seemin... more

Consider the following pairs:

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
  • a)
    1 and 2 only
  • b)
    3 only
  • c)
    2 and 3 only
  • d)
    1, 2 and 3
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Harshit Roy answered  •  1 hour ago
B option is correct only 3rd row is correctly matched.


National Highway 766 is a National Highway in Southern India. NH 766 connects Kozhikode in Kerala with Kollegal in Karnataka via Mysore.

1st row is incorrect as National Highway 48 is a National Highway of India that starts at Delhi and terminates at Chennai traversing through seven states of India.

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The NGO-DARPAN is an initiative of:
  • a)
    Prime Minister’s Office
  • b)
    NITI Aayog
  • c)
    Ministry of Home Affairs
  • d)
    Ministry of Finance
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Harshit Roy answered  •  1 hour ago
The NGO-DARPAN started out as an initiative of the Prime Minister's Office, to create and promote a healthy partnership between VOs/NGOs and the Government of India. The Portal is managed at present by NITI Aayog.

Satellites used for telecommunication relay are kept in a geostationary orbit. A satellite is said to be in such as orbit when:
1. The orbit is geosynchronous.
2. The orbit is circular.
3. The orbit lies in the plane of the earth’s equator.
4. The orbit is at an altitude of 22,236.
Q. Which the correct answer using the codes given below:
  • a)
    1, 2, and 3 only.
  • b)
    1, 3 and 4 only.
  • c)
    2 and 4 only.
  • d)
    1, 2, 3, and 4.
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Asha Verma answered  •  3 hours ago
A geostationary orbit (or Geostationary Earth Orbit - GEO) is a geosynchronous orbit directly above the Earth's equator (0° latitude), with a period equal to the Earth's rotational period and an orbital eccentricity of approximately zero. An object in a geostationary orbit appears motionless, at a fixed position in the sky, to ground observers. Communications satellites and weather satellites are often given geostationary orbits, so that the satellite antennas that communicate with them do not have to move to track them, but can be pointed permanently at the position in the sky where they stay. Due to the constant 0° latitude and circularity of geostationary orbits, satellites in GEO differ in location by longitude only.
A geostationary orbit can only be achieved at an altitude very close to 35,786 km (22,236 mi), and directly above the equator.

Which of the following has/have shrunk immensely/dried up in the recent past due to human activities?
1. Aral Sea
2. Black Sea
3. Lake Baikal
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 and 3 only
  • c)
    2 only
  • d)
    1 and 3
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Chando Devi answered  •  3 hours ago
As per NASA, over the last 50 years, Aral Sea has shrunk by about 75% of its original size mainly because of water diversion for agricultural usages in surrounding areas. Also from a depth of 68 meters in the 1960s, today it stands at less than 10 meters. In Lake Baikal, water level has gone below the critical mark of 456m eleven times since 1962. Thus, while Aral Sea has dried up immensely, Lake Baikal shows more of a fluctuating regime and shrinkage is not comparable to that of Aral Sea.

Consider the following international agreements:
1. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
2. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
3. The World Heritage Convention
Which of the above has / have a bearing on the biodiversity?
  • a)
    1 and 2 only
  • b)
    3 only
  • c)
    1 and 3 only
  • d)
    1, 2, 3
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Sukhpreet Kaur answered  •  3 hours ago
As per United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) website - "dynamics of land, climate and biodiversity are intimately connected, the UNCCD collaborates closely with the other two Rio Conventions; the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to meet these complex challenges with an integrated approach and the best possible use of natural resources." Rest of the two are also associated with biodiveresity. 

With reference to 'Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD)', consider the following statements:
1. The first APMCHUD was held in India in 2006 on the theme 'Emerging Urban Forms — Policy Responses and Governance Structure'.
2. India hosts all the Annual Ministerial Conferences in partnership with ADB, APEC and ASEAN.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 only
  • c)
    Both 1 and 2
  • d)
    Neither 1 nor 2
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Santosh Devi answered  •  3 hours ago
The 1st APMCHUD was held in New Delhi, India from 13th-16th December, 2006 on the theme of ‘A Vision for Sustainable Urbanization in the Asia-Pacific by 2020’. ‘Emerging Urban Forms – Policy Responses and Governance Structure’ was the theme of the 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Housing and Urban Development held in December 2016. 2nd APMCHUD was held in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, 3rd in Solo, Republic of Indonesia, 4th in Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and 5th in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Further, APMCHUD is a consultative mechanism on the promotion of sustainable development of Housing and Urban Development in the AsiaPacific Region established under the aegis and support of UNHabitat.

In the context of Indian history, the principle of `Dyarchy (diarchy)' refers to
  • a)
    Division of the central legislature into two houses.
  • b)
    Introduction of double government i.e., Central and State governments.
  • c)
    Having two sets of rulers; one in London and another in Delhi.
  • d)
    Division of the subjects delegated to the provinces into two categories.
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Harbans Kaur answered  •  3 hours ago
The Government of India Act of 1919 was enacted to satisfy the people of India to some extent. The salient features of the Act were as follows : (a) Preamble: The Act provided for a Preamble that laid down the basic principles and policies upon which it was based. According to it the policy of the British Parliament was – (i) to provide for the increasing association of Indians in every branch of Indian administration, (ii) to develop self governing institutions with a view to the progressive realisation of responsible government in British India as an integral part of the empire; (iii) accordingly, the Preamble suggested for a decentralised unitary form of government. The Act divided the functions of government in two categories: central and provincial.
The provincial subjects were further subdivided into transferred and reserved. Thus, in the provinces a new form of government, dyarchy, was introduced. Dyarchy means dual set of governments, e.g. accountable and nonaccountable.
In the transferred subjects the Governors were to be assisted by the ministers responsible to the legislature while in the reserved subjects the Governors were to be advised by the councillors who were not accountable to the legislature.

India has developed World’s first vaccine that is targeted exclusively at Leprosy. Consider the following about this disease.
1. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by a bacteria.
2. To fight Leprosy, Multi-Drug Therapy (MDT) is being supplied free of cost in India by the efforts of WHO.
Which of the above is/are correct?
  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 only
  • c)
    Both 1 and 2
  • d)
    None
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Baljeet Kaur answered  •  3 hours ago
Justification: Statement 1: Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae bacteria. It usually affects the skin and peripheral nerves, but has a wide range of clinical manifestations.
Statement 2: The National Leprosy Eradication Programme is being continued with Govt. of India funds from January 2005 onwards. Additional support for the programme is continued to be received from the WHO and ILEP organizations. MDT is to be supplied free of cost as of now by NOVARTIS through WHO.

Consider the following pairs:
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
  • a)
    2 and 3 only
  • b)
    1 and 3 only
  • c)
    1, 2 and 4 only
  • d)
    3 and 4 only
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Birmati answered  •  3 hours ago
  • Pair 2 is incorrectly matched: Dhauli Ganga and Vishnu Ganga: Joshi math
  • Pair 4 is incorrectly matched: Alaknanda and Pindar: Karnaprayag
Supplementary notes:
The Ganga System
  • The Ganga is the most important river of India both from the point of view of its basin and cultural significance. It rises in the Gangotri glacier near Gaumukh (3,900 m) in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
  • Here, it is known as the Bhagirathi. It cuts through the Central and the Lesser Himalayas in narrow gorges. At Devprayag, the Bhagirathi meets the Alaknanda; hereafter, it is known as the Ganga.
  • The Alaknanda has its source in the Satopanth glacier above Badrinath. The Alaknanda consists of the Dhauli and the Vishnu Ganga which meet at Joshimath or Vishnu Prayag.
  • The other tributaries of Alaknanda such as the Pindar joins it at Karna Prayag while Mandakini or Kali Ganga meets it at Rudra Prayag. The Ganga enters the plains at Haridwar. From here, it flows first to the south, then to the south-east and east before splitting into two distributaries, namely the Bhagirathi and the Padma.

Consider the following statements:
1. Only Prime Minister can be the Leader of the Lok Sabha and no other Minister can be nominated for it.
2. Vice-President is the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 only
  • c)
    Both 1 and 2
  • d)
    Neither 1 nor 2
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Madan Lal Yadav answered  •  3 hours ago
Statement 1 is incorrect: Prime Minister is not always the Leader of the Lok Sabha.
Union Legislature
  • Under the Rules of the Lok Sabha, the ‘Leader of the House’ means the Prime Minister, if he is a member of the Lok Sabha, or a minister who is a member of the Lok Sabha and is nominated by the Prime Minister to function as the Leader of the House.
  • There is also a ‘Leader of the House’ in the Rajya Sabha. He is a minister and a member of the Rajya Sabha and is nominated by the Prime Minister to function as such.
  • The Leader of the House in either House is an important functionary and exercises direct influence on the conduct of business. He can also nominate a deputy leader of the House. The same functionary in USA is known as the ‘majority leader’.
Chairman of Rajya Sabha
  • The presiding officer of the Rajya Sabha is known as the Chairman. The Vice-President of India is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
  • During any period when the Vice-President acts as President or discharges the functions of the President, he does not perform the duties of the office of the Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

What were the ‘ma’ and ‘veli’ in Sangam period?
  • a)
    ‘War ’ and ‘Love’
  • b)
    The measure of land
  • c)
    The name of the wives of Karikala
  • d)
    None of these
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Jagat Singh answered  •  3 hours ago
For surveys and taxation purposes, various measurements were used to measure the land and its produce. The small land was known as Ma and bigger one as Veli. One Veli was equal to a hundred Kuli. 

Kuldeep Kumar asked   •  2 hours ago

Directions (Q. 1-8) Read the following two passages and answer the items that follow each passage. Your answers to these items should be based on these passages only.
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"Rent-seeking" is what economists call a special type of money-making: the sort made possible by political connections. This can range from outright graft to a lack of competition, poor regulation and the transfer of public assets to firms at bargain prices. Well-placed people have made their fortunes this way ever since rulers had enough power to issue profitable licences, permits and contracts to their cronies. In America, this system reached its apogee in the late 19th century, and a long and partially successful struggle against robber barons ensued. Antitrust rules broke monopolies such as John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil. The flow of bribes to senators shrank.In the emerging world, the past quarter-century has been great for rent-seekers. Soaring property prices have enriched developers who rely on approvals for projects. The commodities boom has inflated the value of oilfields and mines, which are invariably intertwined with the state. Some privatisations have let tycoon's milk monopolies or get assets cheaply. The links between politics and wealth are plainly visible in China, where a third of billionaires are party members.Capitalism based on rent-seeking is not just unfair, but also bad for long-term growth. As our briefing on India explains, resources are misallocated: crummy roads are often the work of crony firms. Competition is repressed: Mexicans pay too much for their phones. Dynamic new firms are stifled by better-connected incumbents. And if linked to the financing of politics, rent-heavy capitalism sets a tone at the top that can let petty graft flourish. When ministers are on the take, why shouldn't underpaid junior officials be?

Q. Which of the following statements are valid with reference to the above passage?
1. Rent seeking was a fortune maker for the ruler's cronies
2. Only politicians can make money by seeking rent.
a)1 only
b)2 only
c)Both
d)None
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

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