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General Awareness -Miscellaneous

1-IBM FORTRAN  was the world’s first high level programming language 1957.

2-Consumption was the former name of disease Tuberculosis.

3-American state Delaware is nicknamed The Diamond State .

4-Processed Galena produces Lead metal.

5-Jonathon Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travels (both names).

                                                                   Jonathon Swift

6-William Harvey  discovered blood circulation.

                                                                     William Harvey

7-The dunnock is another name for common bird Hedge Sparrow.

                                                                  Hedge Sparrow

8-Hermes was the son of Zeus and Maia – Gods Messenger.


9-Judo martial arts name means gentle way.

10-Kimberlite contains precious item Diamonds.

11-Squirrel  animal lives in a drey.


12- Louise Brown born on 1978 famous being first test tube baby.

13-The title of Adolf Hitler’s book translated  as my struggle.

14-In Greek mythology a Hamadryads spirit guarded Trees

15-Polaroid  was invented by Dr Edward Land in 1947.

16-Uranium  is mainly extracted from pitchblende.

17-Germany  introduced the worlds first diesel loco in 1912.

18-In 1656 Christian Huygens invented Pendulum clock.

                                                         Christian Huygens

19-Epistaxis refers to the bleeding from the nose.

20-Hippopotamus  is water horse.


21-In Greek mythology Perseus killed the Gorgon.

22-Tin and Lead metals are alloyed to make pewter.

23-Po is the longest river in Italy.

24-In 1643 Evangalisa Torichelli invented Barometer.

                                                       Evangalisa Torichelli

25-Priam was the last king of Troy killed by Achilles son Pyrrhus.

26-In 1901 Mercedes brand of car was seen for the first time.

27-In 1890 the first electric Underground railway opened in London.

28-Oil seed rape belongs to Mustard plant family.

29-Zambia and Zimbabwe used to be called Rhodesia.

                                                                      Rhodesia Flag

30-The staple food of one third of the worlds population is Rice. 

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