Monday, 20 August 2012

Interesting Environmental Facts

Human Influenced Facts

If just 25% of U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, we would save over 2.5 BILLION bags a year.

On the average, the 140 million cars in America are estimated to travel almost 4 billion miles in a day, and according to the Department of Transportation, they use over 200 million gallons of gasoline doing it.

Every year we throw away 24 million tons of leaves and grass. Leaves alone account for 75% of our solid waste in the fall."
Over 100 pesticide ingredients are suspected to cause birth defects, cancer, and gene mutations.

Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil.

About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable diapers, which take 500 years to decompose.

Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a TV set for 3 hours, and is the equivalent to half a can of gasoline.

Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw materials reduces related air pollution by 20%, and water pollution by 50%.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

The Hindu : News / National : Cabinet clears Mars mission

The Hindu : News / National : Cabinet clears Mars mission: "The Union Cabinet on Friday cleared the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) mission to Mars next year.

The project, which comes on the heels of the Chandrayaan mission to the moon, envisages putting a spacecraft in the red planet’s orbit to study its atmosphere, with the help of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

India joins the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and China in undertaking such an effort."

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Genera Knowledge -Test 1

Objective General Knowledge
Q.Which of the following instruments is normally used by medical professionals?





Ans: 4
Q.Name the continents that form a mirror image of each other -

1Africa and South America

2North America and South America

3Asia and Africa

4Europe and Asia

Ans: 1
Q.How many Kilometres are represented by 1 degree of latitude?

1111 km

2321 km

3211 km

491 km

Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following rivers does not flow the Bay of Bengal?





Ans: 1
Q.Which one among the following cities never get the vertical rays of the Sun all through the year?





Ans: 1
Q.Climate change resulting in the rise of temperature may benefit which of the countries/regions?

1Russia and Northern Europe

2South Africa

3East Indies islands comprising of Java, Sumatra and Borneo

4The western coasts of South America

Ans: 1
Q.Which of the following statements regarding ozone layer within the atmosphere is/are correct?
1. It absorbs most of the ultraviolet radiation found in the Sun's rays.
2. Chlorofluorocarbons are serious threat to the ozone layer.
Select the correct answer using the code given below -

11 only

22 only

3Both 1 and 2

4Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: 3
Q.When we consider 15 degree meridian on a world map or globe and count them in an eastward direction starting with Greenwich meridian (0 degree), we find that the time of this meridian is-

11 hour fast

2same as Greenwich

31 hour slow

412 hours fast

Ans: 1
Q.What is the target of the Millennium Development Goal of the United Nations with respect to Universal Primary Education?

1All children both boys and girls would complete a full course primary schooling by 2015

2All children both boys and girls are to be literate by 2050

3All boys should go to school to complete a full course of primary schooling by 2025

4All girls should be enrolled in primary school by 2015

Ans: 1
Q.Sodium thiosulphate (Na2S2O3) solution is used in photography to -

1remove undecomposed (AgBr) as a soluble silver thiosulphate complex.

2remove reduced silver

3reduce silver bromide (AgBr) grain to silver

4convert the metallic silver to silver salt

Ans: 1