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Mango, India's or Asia's greatest gift to people with a good taste, is also known as the 'King of Fruits'. In their original form, Mangoes come from the forest of Assam in north-east India and Myanmar. The mango tree bears fruit in the height of summer. It is observed, the warmer the temperature the sweeter the fruit, and the sweeter it is the juicier it gets. There are more than a thousand odd varieties of this wonderful fruit to satisfy our taste buds. They come in different shapes like a ball, or oval in shape, kidney shaped or just long and thin. It can be of red and yellow colour like the setting sun or even green as a leaf.
How this king of fruits got its name is an interesting story. The name comes from Tamil. From Man-Kay, it was altered to manga. The Portuguese after coming in the country as colonisers changed the name to mango. It was their experimentation and inquisitiveness about the juicy fruit that we have so many different varieties of the sumptuous fruit. The famous Alphonso or Mulgoa that we cherish today, are the result of their hard work and research.
History is a witness to the existence of this fruit since time immemorial. The ancient scriptures like Upnishads have spoken about the fruit 3000 years ago, but, the world has savoured it for only for the last 300 years! It was mentioned in the Upnishads by the name of amra, rasala and sahakara. Down the ages, several qualities have got attached to the mango. It is seen as a symbol of good luck. In many parts of west and south India, mango leaves are put up at the front door. It is a belief that the mango tree has the power to make wishes come true. The mango tree is also associated with the God of love 'Manmatha' its blossoms are considered to be the God's arrows. Moreover, it is said that the Buddha created a white mango tree which was later worshipped by his followers.
What has the author compared with the setting sun?
AThe round shape of mango.
BEating mangoes after the sunset.
CThe availability of mangoes during summer.
DThe red and yellow colour of mango varieties.
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Belgian J.J. Etienne Lenoir was the first to take out a car on the public highway in September 1863. Since then driving has come a long way. So has the concept of various types of cars to suit the various needs of people. Why do different people want to buy different cars? This is because the car is not just used as a necessity, but, is also a status symbol.
People buy different types of cars; get them upgraded by changing their hydraulic system, getting them painted and often having different car accessories on them. They, then display them in front of their friends and families and to everyone else. Due to the need of cars increasing day-by-day, there are various types of cars. There are the mini cars, the economy cars, the convertibles, the sports cars, the vans and the mini vans and many more.
The model and the year they were manufactured can judge the different car types. The models change every year. As the year passes, new technology comes and the car is updated with the latest needs of the people. There are two types of cars mainly. One is the expensive ones and the other is the affordable cars. The expensive ones are either the sports cars, luxury cars or the classic cars. The sports cars are usually bought by youngsters as they give a look of joy and freedom while the luxury cars are usually for the high class people who believe in style and elegance. Another type of expensive cars is the archetypal cars. These cars are sometimes more than 70 years old and are the worlds most expensive cars.People who cannot afford luxury cars buy the reasonably affordable cars. They need the car for the basic purpose of transportation or for moving goods. They do not buy these cars to go to big premier shows and be the gossip of the town but for going to work or school or transporting goods from one place to another.
Which is the most expensive variety of cars in the world as mentioned in the passage?
Choose the correct word/phrase to complete each sentence.
Honour is ___________valuable to him than life.
Select the prefix that would
be added to the word to make its
Can you tell the answer of this question
Choose the best word from the options to replace the word in bold.
The opposition leader is accused of instigating the communal violence.
There are no words given in bold.How do we write the correct answer?
Arrange the jumbled words
appropriately to form a
meaningful sentence :
our body | carbohydrates | and | vitamins | proteins | necessary | for | fats are
A Proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and fats are necessary for our body.
B Proteins vitamins carbohydrates and fats are necessary for our body.
C Necessary for our body are fats, proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins.
D Proteins, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins are necessary our for body
Both option (A) and (D) work perfectly for this answer.