In 1945, fifty nations met to phrase the basic charter for a world organization which would "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war". This conference took place at


Options: Dumbarton Oaks,    London,    San Francisco,    Yalta

Ans:C,C


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The major cause of species extinction is
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Options: are appointed by the president in consultation with the prime minister,    are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the speaker,    are taken from various groups and parties in Parliament in proportion to their respective strength,    both (b) and (c)

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Indian Institute of Petroleum is located at
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Pressure cooker cooks rice faster because
Options: it always lets the steam escape,    high pressure crushes the hard covering of rice grains,    it does not let the heat energy escape easily,    high pressure raises the boiling point of water

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How many gold medals have been won by India in the Olympics so far?
Options: 4,    8,    9,    10

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The snow line of the Rocky Mountains of the USA is about
Options: 3 km above sea level,    6 km above sea level,    it is at the sea level,    None of the above

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Which of the following is a military alliance?
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When did Sachin Tendulkar make his Test debut?
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Who among the following has received a Nobel Prize in literature 1953?
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Stars appears to move from east to west because
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The absorption of ink by blotting paper involves
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Where is the BARC's Research Centre?
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Who invented Bicycle?
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The largest dry rock in India is situated at
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When was Shakespeare born?
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When did Christopher Columbus discovered the West Indies?
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The number of waves made by an electron moving in an orbit having maximum magnetic quantum number is +3
Options: 4,    5,    2,    zero

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