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1641 . Who was the first General-Secretary of the Indian National Congress?
Dadabhai Naoroji

1642 . Which first Bank was established in India?
Bank of Hindustan

1643 . Magnetic dipole moment is a vector quantity directed from which direction?
South to north

1644 . How much distance does the earth's annual circuit round the sun cover?
966 million kms

1645 . Which animal had the Stone Age people first?
Sheep

1646 . Insectivorous plant generally grow in soil which is deficient in which gas?
Nitrogen

1647 . From which constitution did the Amendment procedure lay down in Indian Constitution?
Constitution of Canada

1648 . What is the name the President of India who was elected unopposed?
Dr. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

1649 . Where are the hot desert of the world generally found?
The horse latitude

1650 . Who were the first to attribute coins to the kings?
Indo Greeks
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1651 . The United Nations declared 2004 as which International Year?
International Year of Rice

1652 . Which compound can not be used as nitrogenous fertilizer?
HNO3

1653 . What is pH of human blood?
From 7.5 to 8

1654 . Which environment support the growth of Mangrove Swamp?
Tidal flat

1655 . Which script of ancient India was written from right to left?
Kharoshti

1656 . By which amendment has the National Capital Territory of Delhi been constituted?
69th Amendment

1657 . What is the task of the Planning Commission?
Preparation of the plan

1658 . When is International Talk like a Pirate Day is observed?
19-Sep

1659 . Which is the largest river in the world?
Amazon

1660 . Who was known as 'Andhra Bhoja'?
Krishnadeva Raya
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1661 . By which algae is Nitrogen fixation done?
Blue-green algae

1662 . Which post does the Constitution of India not mention?
The Deputy Prime Minister

1663 . When do all the magnetic materials lose their magnetic properties?
Strongly heated

1664 . Why are the Canals in Western Europeare mainly used?
For inland navigation

1665 . By whom was the 'Tahglq-i-Hind', a famous literary work, written?
Alberuni

1666 . Which day is observed as the World Environment Day?
5th June

1667 . In which Indian state is the game of Polo said to have originated?
Manipur

1668 . Which organs are morphologically different but perform the same function?
Analogous organs

1669 . Which is not a landform which results due to rejuvenation of a river?
Oxbow lake

1670 . Which Bhakti saint wrote the commentary on Vedanta sutras in Sanskrit?
Vallabhacharya
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1671 . How can a major portion of the Constitution be amended?
By two-thirds majority

1672 . In which type of coal percentage of carbon is the highest?
Anthracite

1673 . By whom was the first attempt to initiate economic planning in India made?
By M. Visvesvaraya

1674 . In which ocean is Diamantina Trench situated?
Indian Ocean

1675 . Form where did Babar come to India originally?
Ferghana

1676 . Which beach is visited by Olive Ridley turtles annually for mass nesting?
Gahirmatha

1677 . Why is the water of Holy Ganges river is pure?
Due to presence of Bacteriophages

1678 . How the Constitution describes India?
As a Union of States

1679 . The Himalayan mountain system belongs to which mountains?
Fold mountains

1680 . During the reign of emperor was the artillery most perfect and numerous?
Aurangzeb
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English Grammar
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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