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                       Success Tip                            l   The author of the book “Environmental Jurisp-
 Indian Oil Corporation (Indian Oil) is India’s Larg-             ru-dence” is Justice Ashok A. Desai
 est Commercial Enterprise, with a net profit of 103.99       l    Pope John Paul II who died recently belonged
 billion (US$1.5 billion) for the financial year 2015-            from Poland
 16.                                                          l   Angelique Kerber is the winner of the Austra-
   l   Punjab National Bank was honoured with the                 lian Open Women’s Singles Championship in
       Golden Peacock Award in 2002 for excellence in             2016 Serena Williams was the first runner up of
       corporate excellence                                       this tournament
                                                              l   The Government’s agency Minerals Development
Physics                                                           Corporation is responsible for the mapping and
   l   Heat resistant variety of glass is Flint glass             exploration of minerals in India.
   l   The light from the Sun reaches the Earth in            l   The largest number of cotton textile mills is in
       about 8 seconds                                            Tamil Nadu
Chemistry                                                     l   MIG engines are assembled in Koraput
                                                              l   Kanpur and Lucknow cities were the first con-
   l    The highest percentage of iron content is found
                                                                  nected by the STD services.
       in Magnetite
   l   Pasteurisation of milk mean heating of milk to                             Success Tip
       above 62°C                                           On 26 November 1960, between Lucknow-Kanpur,
                                                            cities was the first Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD)
Biology                                                     service started in India ?
   l   Plant cells contain chloroplast while animal
       cells do not, is true regarding plant cells and            SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam
       animal cells                                                      Held on: 03.09.2006
   l   The blood cholesterol level in 100 ml of blood in a
       normal person varies between 150 and 200 mg         Ancient History
   l   Silk is obtained from Saliva of the silk worm          l   Buddhism made an important impact by allow-
   l   The body temperature is regulated by Hypothal-             ing two section of the society into its fold, they
       amus                                                       were women and sudras.
                                                              l   Pali was the language used to write the source
Miscellaneous                                                     materials in ancient time.
   l   Pope Benedict XVI who has been elected pope in         l   India’s trade with the Roman Empire came to
       2006 was the 265th pope                                    an end with the invasion of Rome by the Hu-
                       Success Tip                                nas.
 Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the            l   From the Mundaka Upanishads the word ‘ sa-
 Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio               tyameva jayate’ inscribed in Devanagari script
 as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City.                below the state emblem.
 He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of            Medieval History
 Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit
 pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the        l   ‘Ain-i-Akbari’ has been authored by Abul Fazl.
 Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European               l   Balban introduced the famous Persian Festival
 pope since Syrian Gregory III, who died in 741                   of Nauroz.
   l   8 January 2002, announced by the Government         Modern History
       of India, the “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas”(PBD) on        l   Gopal Krishna Gokhale visited Gandhiji in
       9 January that year. The day was chosen to mark            South Africa.
       the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South
       Africa to India in 1915.                                                   Success Tip
   l   The country with which India has decided to          In 1912, Gokhale visited South Africa at Gandhi’s
       exchange its border maps is China                    invitation.
                       Success Tip                            l   Salt Satyagraha took place in 1930.
 Mar 31, 2002 India and china have decided to ex-                                 Success Tip
 change maps for the contentious western sector of          The 24-day march began on 12 March 1930 as a direct
 their disputed boundary in a meeting later this year.      action campaign of tax resistance and nonviolent
 in this stage, they will ‘’clarify and confirm’’ the de-   protest against the British salt monopoly.
 lineation of the line of control that currently marks        l   Through Wood’s despatch Calcutta University
 their 4,056 km border                                            came into existence.
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