How many continents?

Tarak Pandit answered  •  1 hour ago
8 continents
Asia,Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Antarctica, Australia and Zealandia.

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In Buddhism,how many sects are there?

Shailvi Srivastava answered  •  1 hour ago
Yes,you both are correct. Buddhism is divided into three main schools of thought. The Theravada(Hinayana) school was the oldest and it believed that the human was a human being and a great teacher. In the other sect is Mahayana school of thought,in which the Buddha is worshipped as a God and his image is kept in temples and is called viharas.
Vajrayana was a mix of Buddhism and Tantaric pract
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Which of the following have coral reefs?
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2. Gulf of Kachchh
3. Gulf of Mannar
4. Sunderbans
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • a)
    1, 2 and 3 only
  • b)
    2 and 4 only
  • c)
    1 and 3 only
  • d)
    1, 2, 3 and 4
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Raj Kumari answered  •  4 hours ago
⇒ Coral reefs don’t form in areas where there is significant intrusion of fresh water and cold water.
⇒ Most of the mighty Indian Rivers flow into Bay of Bengal and hence coral reefs are absent on the east coast of India.
⇒ Coral reefs are also absent on west coast of Africa (Benguela Current), South America (Peruvian or Humboldt Current), Europe (Canaries Current) and other continents due to cold currents.
⇒ Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gulf of Kutch and Gulf of Mannar are regions where there is not significant freshwater intrusion. But Sunderbans are the mouth of Ganga-Brahmaputra river system and hence there is no coral reef formation there.

Who/Which of the following is the Custodian of the Constitution of India?
  • a)
    The President of India
  • b)
    The Prime Minister of India
  • c)
    The Lok Sabha Secretariat
  • d)
    The Supreme Court of India
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Sarita Devi answered  •  4 hours ago
Parliamentary democracy as envisaged in the Constitution of India works, at Union and State level. Especially in the making of law, there is direct participation of the legislature and the executive. It is the judiciary that safeguards the interest of citizens by not allowing the other organs to go beyond their role assigned in the Constitution. In brief, the Supreme Court of India is the logical and primary custodian of the Indian Constitution, while also being its interpreter and guardian. Parliament enjoys the authority to amend the Constitution; the Supreme Court has the authority to examine the validity of constitutional amendments. The Supreme Court ensures that the other branches of government perform their responsibilities in accordance with the Constitution 

With Reference to the Fourteenth Finance Commission, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It has increased the share of States in the central divisible pool from 32 percent to 42 percent
2. It has made recommendations concerning sector-specific grants
  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 only
  • c)
    Both 1 and 2
  • d)
    Neither 1 nor 2
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Manju Sood answered  •  4 hours ago
The FFC has radically enhanced the share of the states in the central divisible pool from the current 32 percent to 42 per cent which is the biggest ever increase in vertical tax devolution. The FFC has not made any recommendation concerning sector specific-grants unlike the Thirteenth Finance Commission.

With reference to the role of UN-Habitat in the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future, which of the statements is/are correct?
1. UN-Habitat has been mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities to provide adequate shelter for all.
2. Its partners are either governments or local urban authorities only.
3. UN-Habitat contributes to the overall objective of the United Nations system to reduce poverty and to promote access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • a)
    1, 2 and 3
  • b)
    1 and 3 only
  • c)
    2 and 3 only
  • d)
    1 only
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Balwinder answered  •  4 hours ago
Statement 1 is correct: UNHabitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. Statement 1 is correct.
Statement 2 is not correct: It partners with a range of organizations in its endevaour. For example, governments, local authorities, NGOs, Trade unions, professionals, Academics and Researchers, Human Solidarity Groups, Indigenous People, Private Sector, Foundations, Financial Institutions.
Statement 3 is correct: In the absence of effective urban planning, the consequences of this rapid urbanization can lead to lack of proper housing and growth of slums, inadequate and outdated infrastructure – be it roads, public transport, water, sanitation, or electricity – escalating poverty and unemployment, safety and crime problems, pollution and health issues. UN-Habitat contributes to the overall objective of a sustainable urbanization.

Which of the following statement(s) about tornado is/are correct?
1. It is a spiraling wind descends down with a great force.
2. It has very high pressure at the centre.
3. They are connected with cumulonimbus clouds.
Select correct answer using the codes given below.
  • a)
    1 Only
  • b)
    1 and 3 Only
  • c)
    2 and 3 Only
  • d)
    1, 2 and 3
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Bimla Devi answered  •  4 hours ago
Thunderstroms and tornadoes are local storms and are the manifestation of the atmosphere’s adjustments to varying energy distribution. They are of short duration, occurring over a small area but are violent. A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud. From severe thunderstorms sometimes spiraling winds reaches to earth like an elephant trunk with a very low pressure at the centre, causing massive destruction on its way. Tornadoes generally occur in middle latitudes. The tornado over the sea is called water sprouts.

Which of the following is correct with regard to the role and functions of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)?
1. It imparts basic and operational level training to State Response Forces like Police and Home guards.
2. It is responsible for organizing Public Awareness Campaigns about disaster management.
3. It is the statutorily sanctioned force for guarding sensitive international borders during a disaster.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
  • a)
    1 and 2 only
  • b)
    2 and 3 only
  • c)
    1 only
  • d)
    None of the above
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Manjeet Kaur answered  •  4 hours ago
Others include: Specialized response during disasters. Proactive deployment during impending disaster situations. Acquire and continually upgrade its own training and skills. Liaison, Reconnaissance, Rehearsals and Mock Drills. Impart basic and operational level training to State Response Forces (Police, Civil Defence and Home Guards).Community Capacity Building Programme. Organize Public Awareness Campaigns.

Natura 2000 is
  • a)
    The largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world
  • b)
    A GHG emission standard of European Union (EU) recently admitted by the Board of Emissions in UNEP
  • c)
    A list of most vulnerable species as compiled by the IUCN
  • d)
    A non-profit organization that helps conserve small is lands in LDCs
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Kishani Devi answered  •  4 hours ago
Natura 2000 is a network of core breeding and resting sites for rare and threatened species, and some rare natural habitat types which are protected in their own right. It stretches across all 28 EU countries, both on land and at sea. The aim of the network is to ensure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats, listed under both the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive. Natura 2000 is not a system of strict nature reserves from which all human activities would be excluded. While it includes strictly protected nature reserves, most of the land remains privately owned. The approach to conservation and sustainable use of the Natura 2000 areas is much wider, largely centered on people working with nature rather than against it.

Common people of the southern India were known as
  • a)
    Kadank
  • b)
    Kadaisiyar
  • c)
    Kadaimedu
  • d)
    Kadaikela
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Paramjit Kaur answered  •  4 hours ago
B is the correct option.Kadaiyar (also spelled Kadayar) is a Tamil caste found in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. They are also known as Kadaisiyar.

The Treaty of Versailles (1920) signed at the end of World War I, was harsh and humiliating for Germany, because
  • a)
    Germany lost its overseas colonies, and 13 percent of its territories
  • b)
    It lost 75% of its iron and 26% of its coal to France, Poland, Denmark and Lithuania, was forced to pay compensation of 6 billion pounds
  • c)
    The western powers demilitarised Germany and they occupied resource-rich Rhineland in the 1920s
  • d)
    All the above
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Balbir Kaur answered  •  4 hours ago
It was harsh and humiliating because Germany lost its overseas colonies, a tenth of its population, 13% of its territories, 75% of its iron and 26% of its coal to France, Poland, Denmark, and Lithuania.
The Allied powers demilitarised Germany to weaken its powers.
The War Guilt Clause held Germany responsible for the war damages that the Allied countries had to suffer.
 Germany was forced to pay a compensation of 6 billion. 
The Allied armies also occupied the resource-rich Rhineland for much of the 1920s. 
Many Germans held the Weimar Republic responsible for not only the defeat in the war but the disgrace at Versailles.
 

The human eye forms the image of an object at its
  • a)
    Retina
  • b)
    Cornea
  • c)
    Pupil
  • d)
    Iris
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Arun Kumar answered  •  4 hours ago
The image of any object placed in front of the human eye is formed at the retina of the eye which is present as the screen being the eye lens

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Which of the following is the most striking Character of the Indus Valley Civilization?
  • a)
    Economy
  • b)
    Religious life
  • c)
    System of town planning
  • d)
    Social life
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Awadhesh Yadav Banarasia answered  •  5 hours ago
The most striking things of Indus Valley civilisation was system of town planning. 1. The road of the town crossing each other on a right angle almost. 2. The drainage system of the town was a good example of management of society. 3. Use of brick for making of hoses are another sign of progressive growth in society.

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The Cultivation of cereals first started in---?

User Right answered  •  6 hours ago
Grains were first ever produced in Neolithic Age. It was the time when people were introduced to agriculture. Koldihwa and Mehrgarh were the two Neolithic villages from where clear evidence of rice and wheat have been found.

उत्तर प्रदेश की सीमा कितने राज्यों से लगती है?
  • a)
    5
  • b)
    6
  • c)
    8
  • d)
    7
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Nidhi Solanki answered  •  7 hours ago
उत्तर प्रदेश की सीमा उत्तराखंड, हिमाचल प्रदेश, हरियाणा, राजस्थान, मध्य प्रदेश, छत्तीसगढ़, झारखण्ड, बिहार और दिल्ली से लगती है।

Which one is false ? 
  • a)
    MNCs acquire small companies to expand production
  • b)
    MNCs enter into joint venture to enter into foreign markets
  • c)
    MNCS offer subsidy to the small scale industries
  • d)
    MNCs set up own production center in foreign countries
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Desh Raj answered  •  7 hours ago
Information and communication technology (or IT in short) has also played a major role in globalisation. Many MNCs are service based companies therefore the transfer of information is very vital to them. Computers , internet facilities, telegraph, telephones mobile phones, and fax are used to contact one another around the world, to access information instantly, and to communicate from remote areas.
Liberalisation of foreign trade and investment policy has speeded up the globalization process. During the end of the 20th century, India removed trade barriers and foreign goods flooded the Indian market. Barriers on foreign investment were also removed to a large extent enabling many MNCs to set up their factories in India.

When the image is of the same size as the object, the magnification is
  • a)
    Equal to one
  • b)
    Zero
  • c)
    Greater than one
  • d)
    Smaller than one
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Shivraj answered  •  7 hours ago
 magnification of 1 (plus or minus) means that the image is the same size as the object. If m has a magnitude greater than 1 the image is larger than the object, and an m with a magnitude less than 1 means the image is smaller than the object.

Why the shape of Earth is described as a Geoid?
  • a)
    It is slightly bulged at the equator
  • b)
    It is slightly flattened at the poles
  • c)
    It is slightly flattened at the equator
  • d)
    It is slightly bulged at the poles
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Divey Sethi answered  •  7 hours ago
The ellipsoid is created by rotating an ellipse around its shorter axis. This matches the real Earth's shape, because the earth is slightly flattened at the poles and bulges at the equator. While the ellipsoid gives a common reference to geodesists, it is still only a mathematical concept.

Asteroid belt in the solar system is found between which of the following planets?
  • a)
    Earth and Mars
  • b)
    Venus and Earth
  • c)
    Mars and Jupiter
  • d)
    Jupiter and Saturn
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Master Training Institute answered  •  7 hours ago
Asteroids are small, rocky objects that orbit the Sun. Although asteroids orbit the Sun like planets, they are much smaller than planets. There are lots of asteroids in our solar system. Most of them live in the main asteroid belt—a region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

Which of the following is not a terrestrial planet?
  • a)
    Venus
  • b)
    Mercury
  • c)
    Jupiter
  • d)
    Mars
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

T.S Academy answered  •  7 hours ago
Terrestrial planets also called as inner planets include Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. They are near to the sun and are mostly made up of dense metallic materials.

The first draft of the Constitution was prepared by:
(UPPSC)
  • a)
    B R Ambedkar
  • b)
    B N Rao
  • c)
    K Santhanam
  • d)
    K M Munshi
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Upsc Toppers answered  •  7 hours ago
On 29 August, 1947, the Constituent Assembly set up a Drafting Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to prepare a Draft Constitution for India.

Kirti Mehrotra asked   •  6 hours ago

1978 में जनता पार्टी की सरकार ने 44वाँ संवैधानिक संशोधन पारित किया। इस संशोधन के प्रावधानों में निम्नलिखित में से कौन-सा गलत अंकित है?
  • a)
    सम्पत्ति का मौलिक अधिकार, मौलिक अधिकार न होकर नागरिकों का एक सामान्य ‘विधिक अधिकार’ है
  • b)
    राष्ट्रपति तब तक आपातकाल की  घोषणा नहीं कर सकते, जब तक कि उसके सम्बन्ध में मंत्रिमण्डल ने निर्णय न ले लिया हो और लिखित रूप में राष्ट्रपति के पास उसे न पहुँचा दिया गया हो
  • c)
    जीवन की सुरक्षा और व्यक्तिगत स्वतंत्रता के अधिकार को आपात्काल में भी स्थगित नहीं किया जा सकता है
  • d)
    राष्ट्रपति को मंत्रिमण्डल के किसी परामर्श को प्रथम बार में ही स्वीकार करना होगा
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

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