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Geography Compendium

MonsoonNacreNebular HypothesisNew Moore IslandOcean CurrentsNational Diet of JapanCortes Generales (Spain)People’s Daily (China)QuartziteGneissSchists Monsoon Monsoons are caused by the larger amplitude of the seasonal cycle of land temperature compared to that of nearby oceans. This differential warming happens because heat in the ocean is mixed vertically through a “mixed layer” that may be fifty meters deep, ..

Quick Fact Sheet : Gold

1. Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (Latin: aurum) and atomic number 792. Gold has traditionally found use because of its good resistance to oxidative corrosion.3. It is attacked by aqua regia* (a mixture of acids), forming chloroauric acid and by alkaline solutions of cyanide but not by single acids.4. * Aqua ..

Quick Current Affairs for Exams : 2008 Award List

Awards & Prizes 20081. IIFA best film Award: Chak de India 2. IIFA Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema : Shyam Benegal 3. IIFA Outstanding contribution to International Cinema : AR Rahman 4. IIFA Best Actor : Shahrukh Khan 5. IIFA Best Actress : Kareena Kapoor (Jab we Met) 6. United Nations Public Service Award : ..