Success Tip                       Miscellaneous
 The Concurrent List or List-III (Seventh Schedule) is     l  Florence Nightingale is known as the ‘Lady with
 a list of 52 items given in the Seventh Schedule to          the Lamp’
 the Constitution of India.                                l  The government of Madhya Pradesh has insti-
Economy                                                       tuted the “Tansen Samman”
   l  Under the minimum reserve system, the Reserve        l  In Bamiyan the world’s largest monolithic stat-
      Bank of India as the sole authorityof note issue        ue of Buddha has been installed.
      is required to maintain assets worth not less        l  Folk painting ‘madhubani’ is popular in Bihar.
      than 200 crores of rupees.                           l  The distance between the popping crease and the
   l Service tax collected by the union is not man-           stumps on a cricket pitch is 4 feet.
      dated to assigned to the states.
                                                           l  According to the UN convention on the rights of
   l Devaluation usually causes the internal prises
                                                              the child, social security, protection from ex-
      to remain unchanged.
                                                              ploitation and education is a right.
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                                                           l  In 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted the
 “Devaluation” means official lowering of the value           Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
 of a country’s currency within a fixed exchange rate
 system, by which the monetary authority formally                             Success Tip
 sets a new fixed rate with respect to a foreign         The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
 reference currency.                                     is a declaration adopted by the United Nations Gen-
   l  One of the objectives of the Industrial Licensing  eral Assembly on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de
      Policy in India is to ensure free flow of foreign  Chaillot, Paris.
      capital in Indian industries.                        l  Sydney Brenner facilitated the development of
   l  Currency notes of Rs. 2 denomination and above          MRI as an important diagnostic tool and for that
      are liabilities of Reserve Bank of India.               won a Nobel Prize.
Physics                                                                       Success Tip
   l  When a bottle of scent is open in a corner of a    Sydney Brenner is a South Afri-can biologist and a
      room its odour is felt in all parts of the room.   2002 Nobel prize winner in Physiology or Medicine
      This phenomenon is known as diffusion.             laureate, shared with Bob Horvitz and John Sul-
   l  Speed of sound is greatest in the glass            ston
Chemistry                                                  l  The last Gold Medal that India won in football
                                                              in an International Tournament was in 1951
   l  Electron microscope was introduced by Knoll
                                                              Delhi Asiad.
      and Ruska.
                                                           l  Events in the chronological order· First Earth
      Success Tip: In 1931
                                                              satellite (Sputnik 1) launched by the USSR· Alas-
   l  A gas thermometer is more sensitive than a liq-
                                                              ka became the 49th state of the USA· China and
      uid thermometer because a gas expands more
                                                              Pakistan signed Frontier Treaty· Sir Winston
      than a liquid.
   l  Crooks glass is used for sun glasses.                   Churchill dies.
   l  ‘Milk of Magnesia’ is a suspension of magne-         l  Santoor is a stringed instrument
      sium hydroxide.                                      l  England and France were involved in a hundred
Biology                                                       years war.
   l  A substance that stimulates the production of        l  Three eminent statesmen Jawaharlal Nehru,
      antibodies when introduced into a living organ-         Fidel Castro, Marshal Tito started the non-
      ism is known as antigen.                                aligned movement.
   l  ‘Darwin Finches’ refer to a group of birds.                             Success Tip
   l  The tissue in man where no cell division occurs    The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a group of
      after birth is nerves.
                                                         states that are not formally aligned with or against
   l  The source of oxygen generated during photo-
                                                         any major power bloc. The organization was found-
      synthesis is water.
                                                         ed in Belgrade in 1961.
   l  Fluorine is associated with teeth disorder.
                                                           l  Ikebana is a Japanese form of flower arran-ge-
Science and Technology                                        ment.
   l  Teletext’ is flashing of the text of news and                           Success Tip
      information on the TV screen.
   l  A collection of pictures that can be inserted into tradition dates back to the 7th century when floral
      documents is called clip art.                      offerings were made at altars.