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1881 . What is Electric field intensity at a point a hollow charged spherical conductor?
Is zero

1882 . How many member country were founder of the Southern African Development Community?

1883 . In which year Swarn Jayanti Gram Swa-Rozgar Yojna came into being?

1884 . Which is a typical feature of volcanic eruption?

1885 . The most famous musician at the court of Akbar was Tansen. what was his original name?
Ramtanu Pande

1886 . What is the most important requirement for the people of a flood hit area?
Inoculation against cholera

1887 . By whom is the Annual Financial Statement caused to be laid before both Houses of Parliament?

1888 . Which are the most commonly used chemicals in the artificial rain making or cloud seeding?
Silver Iodide (Agl)

1889 . Which country is land locked?

1890 . The Maratha, confederacy was virtually dissolved after which battle?
Third Battle of Panipat
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1891 . The General happiness is the end of the state”, who said this?

1892 . Who is the author of the book 'A bend in the River'?
V.S. Naipaul

1893 . Which hormone is responsible for the secretion of milk in mothers?
Lactogenic hormone

1894 . Which is the largest island?

1895 . Which Indian king requested Napoleon for help to drive the British from India ?
Tipu Sultan

1896 . How are the members of the Rajya Sabha elected?

1897 . What happens, When water is heated from 0°C to 10°C the volume of water?
First decreases then increases

1898 . By which is National income of India compiled?
Central Statistical Organisation

1899 . Indian sovereignity in sea extends upto howmany nautical miles?

1900 . What was the earliest public association formed in the history of modern India in 1837?
The Landholder's Society
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1901 . If a material, placed in a magnetic field is thrown out of it, then how is the material?

1902 . Who became the first Indian to take 16 wickets in a single test match?
Narendra Hirwani

1903 . Stock Exchanges play a role in an economy how may itbe termed?
Useful but need strict regulation

1904 . Which is the highest lake above the sea level in the world?
Lake Titicaca

1905 . The Maratha power reached the zenith of its glory during which reign?

1906 . A person who lives exclusively on milk, egg and bread is likey to become a victim of which desease?

1907 . Which is at the apex of the-three tier system of Panchayati Raj ?
Zila Parishad

1908 . In organic compound, halogens are estimated by which method?
Carius method

1909 . Which is the example of crater lake?

1910 . The 'Misl' of which Ranjit Singh was the leader?
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1911 . Where is the headquarters of International Olympic Committee?
At Lausanne (Switzerland)

1912 . Who is the author of the book 'My Country, My Life' ?
L.K. Advani

1913 . Which is known as 'graveyard of RBCs'?

1914 . Exceptionally high rainfall is recorded in regions owing to which effect?
Orographic effect

1915 . Which Land tenure systems was introduced by Lord Cornwallis?

1916 . Which can impose reasonable restrictions on the Fundamental Rights of the Indian citizens?

1917 . If the temperature of a semiconductor rises, what is its resistivity?

1918 . CENVAT is associated with which rate?
Rate of indirect tax

1919 . In which country has maximum damage to the forests been caused by acid rain?

1920 . By whom was Swaraj as a national demand first made?
Dadabhai Naoroji
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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 withoutlearning 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 dont 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 its 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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