P.T. Usha, who came close to bagging a bronze finished fourth in ____ in 1984 Olympics.


Options: 400 m final,    800 m final,    400 m hurdle,    the marathon

Ans:C,C


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The mass of one Avogadro number of helium atom is
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Options: Bjarne Stroustrup,    Steve Wozniak,    Ken Thompson,    Niklaus Wirth

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The Parliament of India can make use of the residuary powers
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Options: Having waited a day, it is too late to take an antibiotic,    You need an antiseptic, not an antibiotic,    You need to be vaccinated instead of taking an antibiotic,    You are infected by a virus

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The landforms that are created by massive earth movements due to place tectonics are called
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The Radcliffe line is a boundary between
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Who is the only U.S. President to invent and patent something?
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Unlike other parts of the Indian Coast, fishing industry has not developed along the Saurashtra coast because
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Bannerghatta National Park
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Options: graphite,    Synthetic petroleum,    fertilisers,    carbide

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Options: I, II and III,    I and II,    I and III,    II and III

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Out of the following pairs, choose the pair in which the physical quantities do not have identical dimension?
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Bromine is a
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Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first to
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The number of d-electrons in Fe2+ (Z = 26) is not equal to that of
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Ans:A,A

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