Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #30

Babbitt metals are alloys often used to line the bearings of cranks, axles, and similar moving parts.

Babbler is the name of a large, varied group of birds found mainly in the forests of Africa, southern Asia, and Australia.

Babi Yar was a ravine near Kiev in Ukraine and the site of one of the largest massacres in history.

England, and to make Mary, Queen of Scots, the Queen of England.

Babirusa is a wild pig found in Indonesia.

Baboon is a large monkey.

Baby, also called infant, is a child up to about 18 months of age.

Babylon was a great city of the ancient world.

Babylonia was an ancient region around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now southeastern Iraq.

Bacchus was the god of wine in Roman mythology.

Back is the part of the body, viewed from the rear, that extends from the neck to the buttocks (rump).

Backache is a pain that originates in the area of the spine.

Backgammon is a game for two people played with a rectangular board and dice.

Bacon is a kind of meat that is a favourite breakfast food in several countries.

Bacteria are simple organisms that consist of one cell.

Bacteriology is the study of single-celled organisms called bacteria.

Badger is a digging member of the weasel family, which also includes martens, minks, otters, skunks, and wolverines.

Badlands are regions of small, steep hills and deep gullies formed primarily by water erosion.

Badminton is a game in which opposing players use rackets to hit a shuttle, also called a shuttlecock, back and forth over a net.

Baffin Island lies north of the Canadian mainland.

Bagpipe is a wind instrument that consists of a leather bag fitted with one or more pipes.

Baha’is are members of the Baha’i Faith.

Bahamas are a chain of islands forming an independent nation in the northern Caribbean Sea.

Baha’u’llah (1817-1892), was the founder of the Baha’i Faith.

Bahrain is an island country in the Persian Gulf (a stretch of water in southwest Asia, lying between the Arabian mainland and Iran).

Bail is security arranged with a court of law to obtain the release of an arrested person.

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A. Sulthan

Author and Assistant professor in finance

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