What is the purpose of SAARC?


Options: To promote the welfare of the people of South Asia,    To improve the environment of security in the region,    To accelerate economic growth and cultural development,    All of the above

Ans:D,D






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Options: 1996,    1985,    1992,    1991

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Options: Nepal,    Bangladesh,    Afghanistan,    Myanmar

Ans:D,D


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Options: 40%,    50%,    60%,    70%

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Options: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune,    Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,    Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto,    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars

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Options: 1982,    1984,    1985,    1983

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Options: 102,    104,    106,    107

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Ajit Agarkar's first match was against Australia on April 1, 1998 at Kochi. Which Australian batsman was dismissed by Agarkar in that match?
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