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Interesting Facts - 6

The planets Mercury and Venus have no moons

Tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and the Moon

The Earth is slightly flattened at the poles. It bulges near the equator, the greatest bulge being just south of the equator

Shooting stars are not stars. They are meteors.

Petrol is such a powerful fuel that a small cup of it contains enough energy to raise a person to the top of Mt.Everest

Arabic numbers were not invented by Arabs. these originated in India. Arab traders learned the numbers from India and introduced them to Europe

A blood donor can give about half a litre of blood, once in about two months

The tomato is called the 'most popular vegetable fruit'

The world's largest grown vegetable crop is the potato

The most dangerous creature in the world is the common housefly. It transmits germs of maximum number of diseases to the food it sits on, thus, causing death of many people

Talking ATM in India is launched in Ahmedabad

Which planet crossed the sun on 5th June 2012 making one complete orbiter rotation?
Venus

Name the Wisconsin governor in USA who survived recall.
Scott Walker

How many gold did India win on 1st day of Commonwealth Weightlifting?
11 gold

Name the author of 'The Twilight Zone' who passed away recently.
Ray Bradbury

Where in India talking ATM is launched by Union Bank of India?
Ahmedabad

Name the boxer who ended his 19 year boxing career which earned him 5 world titles and 3 weight classes.
Shane Mosley

Which 2 cricketer of India's World Cup winning squad were conferred with Eklavya award by Gujarat Government recently?
Yusuf Pathan and Munaf Patel

Who has been appointed as Chief Election Commissioner to take over S.Y.Quraishi from June 10th 2012?
V.S.Sampath

International Olympic Committee has announced to live stream free London Olympic Games on which medium to fans in 64 territories across Asia and Africa including India?
Youtube

Numerical Ability - 4

Convert 0.05 into percentage
i) 1/2% ii) 0.05% iii) 5% iv) 50%

What percent of 5/8 is 8/5?
i) 8 ii) 128 iii) 5 iv) 256

3/4th of a certain number is 60. Half of that number is
i) 40 ii) 30 iii) 80 iv) 20

A number when divided by 3, is reduced by 20. The number is
i) 30 ii) 60 iii) 33 iv) 21

If a:b = 2:3 and b:c = 3:4. Find a:b:c and a:c
i) 2:1 ii) 1:3 iii) 1:2 iv) 3:1

The difference of two numbers is 11 and 1/3 of their sum is 7. Then one number 1s
i) 7 ii) 10 iii) 11 iv) 16

Find the square root of: 0.000943
i) 0.03037 ii) 0.30 iii) 0.308 iv) 0.3030708

Three numbers are in the ratio 3:4:5 and their average is 24. The largest number is
i) 45 ii) 15 iii) 30 iv) 10

Find the area of a triangle whose sides measures 15cm, 16cm, 17cm.
i) 99.98 ii) 109.98 iii) 110 iv) 111

Find the value of: 12*12+2*12*15+15*15
i) 745 ii) 987 iii) 729 iv) 725