Science -General Awareness
1- Pollination by birds is called ornithophily.
2-Cheetah is the fastest-running terrestrial animal.
3-Study of the Universe is known as Cosmology.
4-Big Bang theory explains explains origin of universe. It was proposed and formulated by the Belgian astronomer and cosmologist named as Georges Lemaitre.
5-Parshvanath was the twenty third Jain Tirthankara. He was a Kshatriya and son of Ashvasena, King of Banaras (Varanasi).
6- Chandragupta II has succeeded Samudragupta as the next ruler of Gupta Dynasty.
7-The two essential elements of Steel are iron and Carbon.
8-Vima Kadphises, the Kushan Emperor was the first to introduce the gold coinage in India.
9-Titan is the largest natural satellite of planet Saturn.
10- The vestiges of hind limbs are present in Python.
11-The characteristic odour of Garlic is due to the presence of Sulphur-containing compounds.
12- Cowper’s glands in the human body,form a part of Reproductive system.
13-Earth quake waves travel fastest in water.
14-The gas Carbon dioxide is predominantly responsible for global warning.
15- Mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy in Dynamo.
16-Throat is affected most due to diphtheria.
17- It is due to dispersion of light, sky is blue in colour.
18-Thalassaemia is a hereditary disease affecting blood.
19- Infra-red waves are used in a night vision apparatus.
20- Adrenal glands produces the Growth Hormone (Somatotropin).
21-Lactic acid is produced when milk gets sour.
22- When an ant bites a person, Formic acid chemical has been injected by ant into person’s body.
23-Washing soda is the common name for Sodium carbonate.
24-Airbag, used for safety of car driver, contain Sodium azide.
25-Chemically, lime water is Calcium hydroxide.
26-International Dance Day is observed annually on April 29.
27-America has become first in the world to declare Rubella (German measles) free.
28-Nadia district of West Bengal has been declared country’s first open defecation free district.
29-National Development Council was set up 6th August 1952.
30-Annie Besant has launched the Home Rule Movement in 1916.