The term used when a member of a legislature leaves his party on whose ticket he was elected to join the ruling party or the opposition, is called


Options: floor crossing,    fourth estate,    fifth column,    free ports

Ans:A,A


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Farokh Engineer played his last Test match at his home ground.Where did he play his last Test match?
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What are the number of moles of CO2 which contains 16 g of oxygen?
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Economic goods are
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Ms. Harita Kaur has the distinction of being the first Indian Women
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Options: I, III,    II, III,    I, II, III,    I, II

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The only Indian to win the Nobel prize in physics is
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Which state gives Mewar Award?
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The birthday of which of the leader in India is observed as Children's day?
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The president can be impeached for
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Which was the 1st non Test playing country to beat India in an international match?
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What is the difference between the Internet and an intranet?
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Where is the headquarters of Intel located?
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Options: Kanpur,    Jamshedpur,    Cuttack,    Patiala

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Which country hosted the first Asian Games?
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