Monday, December 31, 2012

SSC Combined Graduate Level Model Questions Part 6

Ques 68. What is Labrador Current ?

The Labrador Current is a cold current in the North Atlantic Ocean which flows from the Arctic Ocean south along the coast of Labrador and passes around Newfoundland, continuing south along the east coast of Nova Scotia. It is a continuation of the West Greenland Current and the Baffin Island Current.
It meets the warm Gulf Stream at the Grand Banks southeast of Newfoundland and again north of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The combination of these two currents produces heavy fogs and also created one of the richest fishing grounds in the world.

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Ques 69. What is North Equatorial Current ?

The North Equatorial Current is a significant Pacific and Atlantic Ocean current that flows east-to-west between about 10° north and 20° north. It is the southern side of a clockwise subtropical gyre. Despite its name, the North Equatorial Current is not connected to the equator. In both oceans, it is separated from the equatorial circulation by the Equatorial Countercurrent (also known as the North Equatorial Countercurrent), which flows eastward. The westward surface flow at the equator in both oceans is part of the South Equatorial Current.

Ques 70. What is Gulf Stream ?

The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension towards Europe, the North Atlantic Drift, is a powerful, warm, and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates at the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
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Ques 71. What is Smog ?

Smog is a type of pollution. It is a combination of smoke and fog.

Ques 72. What is Green Banking ?

Banks providing financial support to environment friendly projects. 

Ques 73. The gland responsible for Blood Pressure control is

Adrenal Gland

Ques 74. Beri Beri is caused due to deficiency of

Vitamine B1 (Thiamine)

Ques 75. Ammonal comprises of

Ammonal is an explosive made up of ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene, and aluminium powder mixed in a ratio of roughly 22:67:11.The ammonium nitrate functions as an oxidizer and aluminium as a power enhancer.

Ques 76. What is the composition of dry Atmospheric air by volume ?

Dry air contains roughly (by volume) 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.039% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.

Ques 77. Number of players in each team of Water Polo ?

7 (6 field players and 1 goal keeper)

Ques 78. Vijay Kelkar Committee report states about

Tax Reforms