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1401 . The Chief Minister of Union Territory where such a set up exists, is appointed by whom?
Lt. Governor

1402 . By whom was the first English newspaper in India started?
Rabindranath Tagore

1403 . Where is the headquarters of the Universal Postal Union?
Switzerland

1404 . Which is the largest island in the Indian Ocean?
Madagascar

1405 . The Treaty of Amritsar was concluded between Maharaja Ranjit Singh and whom?
Lord Minto

1406 . Which is known as the queen of spices?
Cardamom

1407 . When was decimal coinage introduced in India?
1957

1408 . What is the minimum age required for becoming the Prime Minister of India?
25 years

1409 . Which place ranks second among the coldest places in the world?
Dras (Jammu and Kashmir)

1410 . During the reign of which dynasty did Kalidasa flourish?
Guptas
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1411 . Which radiation carries maximum energy?
Gamma-rays

1412 . Of which bills Open market operations of a Central Bank are sale and purchase?
Trade bills

1413 . When did World Health Organization (WHO) come into force?
7th April, 1948

1414 . Which factor does not have influence on the Indian climate?
Ocean currents

1415 . The Laxman Era was started (in 1119 AD) by which dynasty?
Sens

1416 . Where are Lungs situated?
In thoracic cavity

1417 . In which article Right to education is a fundamental right?
Personal liberty under Article 21

1418 . Flux reacts with the impurities to form fusible material. which is known as which name?
Slag

1419 . Water vapour is turned into water droplets by which process?
Condensation

1420 . Who according to the Buddhists, is believed to be the next incarnation of Gautam Buddha ?
Kalki
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1421 . What was the pen name of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhaye?
Anila Devi

1422 . What is the smallest structural and functional unit of nervous system?
Neuron

1423 . To whom are the Ministers individually responsible?
The President

1424 . Which mountain passes lies outside India?
Khyber

1425 . To whom the credit of discovering the sea route of India goes?
Portuguese

1426 . What is the unit of luminous efficiency of an electric bulb?
Lumen / watt

1427 . Which Veda contains an account of magical charms and spells?
Atharva-veda

1428 . For howmany years is rolling plan?
One year

1429 . Where does rainfall from the south-west monsoon reach?
Delta region of Mahanadi

1430 . Which Indian leader was dismissed by British from the Indian Civil Service?
Surendranath Banerji
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1431 . Which is the membrane that protects the developing embryo from desication?
Amnion

1432 . By whom is the Contingency Fund of the State operated?
Governor

1433 . Which nuclear particles responsible for holding all nucleons together?
Mesons

1434 . The retreating monsoon withdraws from which state?
North-west India to Bengal

1435 . Who was associated with supression of Thugs?
Captain Sleeman

1436 . How many centuries in Tests did Sunil Gavaskar bag when he retired?
34

1437 . Which country was readmitted to the Olympics after her 21 year suspension?
South Africa

1438 . What is France's global ranking in terms of the number of animal species under threat?
8

1439 . Where is the Indian Wild Ass (Ghor-Khur) found?
The Rann of Kachch

1440 . Who was the first President of the Indian Trade Union Congress in 1920 ?
Lala Lajpat Rai
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The hardest part is memorizing all those new words!

It has to be done though. You cannot hope to master the language successfully without learning the words and phrases that make it up.

The best way to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of idioms is through reading.Hence, making that list of new words is important! However, watching English movies will give you a bigger knowledge of idioms and phrases.

Now, when you build your English vocabulary as well as stock of phrases and idioms,you can disintegrate your learning into two levels:

Fundamental level: There are 2000 to 2500 words which are called the foundation blocks of English language. These words are not particularly listed but comprise of each first word for every meaning that you learn to the count. These include certain words like how, why, where which are not replaceable by another word. For phrases and idioms, the cardinal ones will fall in the fundamental category.

Extensive level: Every word, phrase or idiom with similar or opposite meaning and intent as of the fundamental ones will form the extensive list for a more in-depth learning.

Tips for expanding vocabulary:



? One word at a time
Do not try to learn the entire dictionary in a weekend. That will not do you any good! Start small. Once you find a new word, incorporate it in your daily use.

? Spend every spare minute reading
Read, read, and read! Books will expand your vocabulary to a large extent.Pay close attention to what you are reading. If you do not understand a word, use a dictionary to find its meaning.

? Context skills

Usually, while reading it is easy to decipher the meaning of a word from the sentence it is used in i.e. the context. In this sentence, you can figure out that the word ‘decipher’ means to understand or convert into normal language. If you come across a word that you cannot completely understand, before turning to the dictionary, trying figuring out what the word could mean. Then, you can cross check with the dictionary to see if you were right. This will build your context skills and it is important in English because a lot of words are similar and pronounced in the same way. Some words even have the same spelling but mean something completely different.

? Practice

Of course, practice makes perfect. Use the new vocabulary you have, or you
might forget it before you even get a chance to use it. After learning a word
and understanding the context it is used in, make it a point to put that word in
your sentences.



? Use the dictionary

I know I said do not learn the dictionary in a day, but skimming through it and picking out words that fascinate you is a good exercise. Learn these words and use them so you get used to the context they are used in.

? Play with words

Play games like scrabble or words with friends or ruzzle. These games can increase your vocabulary in a fun way. Ask friends to help you along the way.Since these games have a competitive twist, you intend to learn new words
faster. Even Pictionary is a good game to learn new words. Since you are drawing the words out, the meaning of the word stays with you.

? Crosswords

Make it a point to do the crossword every day. They can be a little overwhelming but with a little help, one can usually manage to complete the whole thing. They not only give you new words as you go through the thesaurus, but you general knowledge also expands. I think this is a brilliant exercise for learning a language.

? Write a journal

Start a written journal where you pen down your thoughts in English. This way you can practice writing as well. Remember to use the words you learned that day.

? Listen

When others speak, listen! Observe how native English speaker use their words. Do not hesitate in asking what they mean if you don’t understand something. When you learn listen, you will also learn the usage of idioms,
phrases, slang and colloquialisms. This will make you more fluent as well as understandable.

? Associations

When you learn a new word, associate it with something so that you have an easier time recalling it later. It could be a colour, a feeling, another word, or anything else. For example, ‘quintessential’ – one of my favorite words –
means ‘the perfect example of something’. You can associate it with your favorite dish, your favorite actress or actor, your parents. Use these associations to remember the word.

? Make a list of words

In a diary you keep with you, make a list of all the words you come across in a day. When you get home or in your free time, open a dictionary and find the meanings of each word you collected.

? Learn the roots

Make it a point to learn the roots of the words. This is an interesting way to remember the words. Mostly every word in English has roots in either Latin or Greek. It is fun to learn how the word came about. Languages keep
evolving, so a word that meant something in the 17th century would not mean the same today.



? Use the word

Again, this point is so important that I am repeating is over and over again. If you do not use the words you learn, you will forget them. Learn to use the words. Make is a habit.

? Prefixes and suffixes

English has a lot of words that use prefixes and suffixes. A prefix is a word that is added before another word. A suffix on the other hand is a morpheme that is added to the end of a word.

“Do It Right Now”: Steps to Start Improving instantly

Step 1: Pick a subject or a noun
Step 2: Look for words and descriptive phrases in the dictionary which can describe or narrate about the subject
Step 3: Note down the relevant words with it’s meaning/s, synonyms and antonyms
Step 4: Now, using those words, construct descriptive sentences about the subject and place phrases in the right sequence.
Step 5: Repeat the process with other topics, objects and nouns.
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