Quiz 494: General Awareness Questions for Public Services Examinations

The geosynchronous orbit, around the Earth with an orbital period that matches the Earth’s sidereal rotation period and allows the satellites to appear stationary, is directly above which among the following?
The International Space Station is located in which among the following orbits?
Many countries such as North Korea, Burma etc. ban possession of a satellite phones and possessing the satellite phones is illegal over there. In this context, please consider the following: 
  1. Satellite Phones usually bypass local telecom systems and pose a threat to Government 
  2. The Governments in these countries want mass surveillance and / or lack the technology to intercept satellite phone traffic.
  3. These countries need to enter into an international convention which they don’t want to. 
Which among the above hold correct reason for the given statement?
Consider the following statements: 
  1. Both North Pole and South Pole have equally responded to the Global Warming, giving rise to shrinkage 
  2. Both North Pole and South Pole have warmed equally due to the Global Warming 
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
What is the number of Green House Gases, as recognized by the Kyoto Protocol?
In many countries with cold climates, the municipalities often sprinkle salt on icy roads in winter. 
Which among the following is the correct reason for this?
Which among the following is the correct statement about Black Ice?
A new term Anti-Green House Effect was in news recently. Consider the following statements: 
  1. Anti-Green House Effect causes cooling of the planet or body 
  2. Anti-Green House Effect is not a phenomenon seen on earth 
  3. Anti-Green House Effect is due to opacity of the planet / body’s atmosphere to Infra Red waves 
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
On which of the following planets of the solar system, the scientists have seen a “Great Red Spot” which is an anticyclonic storm persistent since last over 180 years?
Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary which is home to only ape in India, the hoolock gibbon is lcoated in which of the following state?

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011 at 9:36 am

    A geosynchronous orbit need not necessarily lie above the plane of the equator. This is the pre-condition for geo-stationary (satellite) orbit only.

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