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Jean _____ was a French diplomat and scholar, in 1560 he introduced a plant in the French court initially for medicinal purposes. This introduction gave rise to a culture associated with the plant and its eventual dissemination and popularization throughout Europe. Name the plant and tell in what way the French diplomat’s name was immortalized later by Carl Linnaeus?

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The word X meaning ‘a walled area’ or ‘enclosure’ in Old Iranian was mentioned in the work Anabasis by the Greek soldier and writer Xenophon in which it is described as a ‘park for animals’. However, its meaning has evolved into many languages including English to describe a certain, special place. Id X.

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Frothy white on the top, dark black/brown on the bottom.  How are these monkeys related to a drink originating from Italy around the 17th century?


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The image is Priyadarshini Lake an important freshwater source for Indians working at this location. Where is this lake located?

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The developed countries have shown increasing interests in the areas of Arctic Circle, due to it’s storehouse of unexploited and unexplored reserves of natural resources. However little do people know that India is also a player in the Arctic game due to a legal coincidence.

Which relatively unknown treaty gives India a footing in the Arctic Circle region?

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