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   l  Mudumalai Wild-Life Sanctuary is located in the                          Success Tip
      state of Tamil Nadu.
                                                         It was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26
   l  Naga, Khasi and Garo hills are located in Pur-     November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January
      vanchal Range.                                     1950.
   l  Bajra, Rice,Maize and Jowar are grown in the
                                                           l  The Constitution of India contains 12 Sched-
      kharif season.
                                                              ules.
   l  The instrument used to measure the speed of
                                                           l  Under Art- 370 Jammu & Kashmir enjoys spe-
      the wind is Anemometer.
                                                              cial position.
   l  India exports Iron ore mainly to Japan.
                                                           l  The Lok Sabha which was elected in 2014 was
   l  Town                     State                          the 16th Lok Sabha.
      Dehradun                 Uttarakhand                 l  The NITI Aayog of India is a statutory Body.
      Shimla                   Himachal Pradesh
      Darjeeling               West Bengal
                                                        Economy
      Panchmarhi               Madhya Pradesh              l  Capital formation in an economy depends on
   l  Pir Panjal mountain range lies in India.                total production.
   l  Among Kamet, Kun Lun, Nanga Parbat and Nan-          l  If the tax rate increases with the higher level of
                                                              income, it shall be called progressive tax.
      da Devi, Nanga Parbat is the highest peak.
                                                           l  In India One rupee coins and notes and subsid-
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 Nanga Parbat is the world’s ninth tallest mountain        l  Prime Cost is equal to variable cost only
 and stands at about 26,660 feet (8,126 meters) in         l  New capital issue is placed in Primary market.
 height.                                                   l  Bank deposits that can be withdrawn without
   l  For the determination of the age of fossils and         notice are called Demand Deposits.
      rocks, Carbon Dating method is used.                 l  An expenditure that has been made and cannot
                                                              be recovered is called sunk cost.
Polity and Constitution                                    l  The practice of selling goods in a foreign coun-
   l  National Development council is the highest body        try at a price below their domestic selling price
      that approves Five Year Plans in the country.           is called ‘dumping ‘.
                                                           l  J.B. say propounded the market law.
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                                                           l  Indian Foreign Service is not a central service.
 The National Development Council is presided over         l  The high growth rate of population is charac-
 by the Prime Minister of India and includes all Union        terised by high birth and low death rates.
 Ministers, Chief Ministers of all the States and Ad-      l  Standard 18-carat gold sold in the market is 18
 ministrators of Union Territories and Members of             parts gold and 6 parts other metal.
 the NITI Aayog.
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   l  Art 40 of the Indian Constitution provides for
                                                         Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and
      the institution of Panchayati Raj.
                                                         the atomic number 79
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 These provisions, contained in Part IV of              Physics
 the Constitution of India, are not enforceable by any     l  A device used for converting A.C. into D.C. is
 court, but the principles laid down therein are con-         called rectifier.
 sidered fundamental in the governance of the coun-        l  An antibiotic is a chemical synthesised by a
 try, making it the duty of the State[1] to apply these       micro-organism against another micro-organ-
 principles in making laws to establish a just society        ism.
 in the country.                                           l  Energy of ultra violet rays is greater than cos-
   l  Habeas Corpus is a bulwark of personal free-            mic rays.
      dom.                                                 l  To an astronaut sky appears dark.
   l  Cabinet Secretary is the highest civil servant                           Success Tip
      of the Union Government.
                                                         The sky appears blue from earth because the light
   l   Article 1 of the Indian Constitution declares     from the sun gets scattered by the dust particles and
      India as a Union of States.                        water vapour present in the earth’s atmosphere and
   l  Attorney General of India can be invited to give   among all the light rays of different wavelengths
      his opinion in the Parliament.                     present in polychromatic sunlight, the blue light scat-
   l  U.K. has an Unwritten Constitution.                ters the most. In outer space atmosphere is absent
   l  The Constitution of India was adopted on 26        and hence such scattering doesn’t occur. Thus the
      November, 1949.                                    outer space appears dark to an astronaut in space.
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