Botany (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

1. Though coffee and tea both are cultivated on hill slopes, there is some difference between them regarding their cultivation?
In this context, consider the following statements: [2010]
1. Coffee plant requires a hot and humid climate of tropical areas whereas tea can be cultivated in both tropical and subtropical areas.
2. Coffee is propagated by seeds but tea is propagated by stem cuttings only.
Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

2. The major chemical compound found in kidney stones is: [1996]

3. The major component of honey is [1997]

4. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the disease which causes the death of the largest number of people today is [1996]

5. Daily intake of proteins, recommended for a moderately active woman is [1997]

6. Which one of the following sets is correctly matched? [1995]
(1) Diphtheria, Pneumonia and Leprosy: Hereditary
(2) AIDS, Syphilis and Gonorrhoea: Bacterial
(3) Colour blindness, Haemophilia and Sickle cell anaemia: Sex linked
(4) Polio, Japanese B encephalitis and Plague: Viral

7. By Weaving threads of physics, chemistry and biology into a rich tapestry, this remarkable scientist provided a unifying molecular view of the world. He touted the wonderful properties of Vitamin C, first as a cure of common cold and later as preventing agent against cancer." One of science's major figures of all time referred to above is [1995]

8. Which one of the following hormones contains iodine? [1995]

9. Examine the following three statements: [1998]
1. Processed meat is a perishable food
2. All perishable foods are packed in sealed tins
3. Sealed tins sometimes to do not contain processed meat
Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the above statements?

10. A pesticide which is a chlorinated hydrocarbon is sprayed on a food crop. The food chain is: Food crop - Rat - Snake - Hawk. In this food chain, the highest concentration of the pesticide would accumulate in which one of the following? [2010]

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    Nothing travels faster than light. Thats something we hear bandied about quite a lot. Another is, Light is a constant. We can measure everything alongside it. Sometimes we hear that light can have its direction of travel altered, e.g. when it passes close to a star. The truth is that light can end up going quite slowly and it is not quite the constant many believe it is. What people mean to say, or should rather express, is that light travels at a constant speed in a vacuum. Without this essential qualification we soon see that light is anything but a constant. In a vacuum light travels at 186,000 miles per second, (300,000 km per second).

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