General Awareness -Miscellaneous

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Science -General Awareness

1- Pollination by birds is called ornithophily.

2-Cheetah is the fastest-running terrestrial animal.

3-Study of the Universe is known as Cosmology.

4-Big Bang theory explains explains origin of universe. It was proposed and formulated by the Belgian astronomer and cosmologist named as Georges Lemaitre.

5-Parshvanath was the twenty third Jain Tirthankara. He was a Kshatriya and son of Ashvasena, King of Banaras (Varanasi).

6- Chandragupta II has succeeded Samudragupta as the next ruler of Gupta Dynasty.

7-The two essential elements of Steel are iron and Carbon.

8-Vima Kadphises, the Kushan Emperor was the first to introduce the gold coinage in India.

9-Titan is the largest natural satellite of planet  Saturn.

10- The vestiges of hind limbs are present in Python.

11-The characteristic odour of Garlic is due to the presence of Sulphur-containing compounds.

12- Cowper’s glands in the human body,form a part of Reproductive system.

13-Earth quake waves travel fastest in water.

14-The gas Carbon dioxide is predominantly responsible for global warning.

15- Mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy in Dynamo.

16-Throat is affected most due to diphtheria.

17- It  is due to dispersion of light, sky is blue in colour.

18-Thalassaemia is a hereditary disease affecting blood.

19- Infra-red waves are used in a night vision apparatus.

20-  Adrenal  glands produces the Growth Hormone (Somatotropin).

21-Lactic acid  is produced when milk gets sour.

22- When an ant bites a person, Formic acid chemical has been injected by ant into person’s body.

23-Washing soda is the common name for Sodium carbonate.

24-Airbag, used for safety of car driver, contain Sodium azide.

25-Chemically, lime water is Calcium hydroxide.

26-International Dance Day is observed annually on April 29.

27-America has become first in the world to declare Rubella (German measles) free.

28-Nadia district of West Bengal has been declared country’s first open defecation free district.

29-National Development Council was set up 6th August 1952.

30-Annie Besant has launched the Home Rule Movement in 1916.

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