If a small piece of iron is brought near a magnet, it will be attracted. Iron piece will be attached with magnet. The iron pieces act like a magnet when near or in contract with a magnet. This process is called magnetic induction. Magnetic induction is a process by which a piece of magnetic material becomes a magnet, when it is placed near, or in contract with a permanent magnet.
For example, when he demonstrated that magnetic fields could be used to produce a current in a wire loop, politicians were not impressed as they failed to see the use of it. It turns out that this was the critical step in creating generators and power plants, which make electricity available without flying a kite in a storm or carrying large arrays of batteries. The alternating-current circuits that power all the electrical grids of the world have as part of their components a generator that is based on magnetic induction.