l  Newton defined the law of Gravitation.                                    Success Tip
   l  ‘IC’ in computers stands for integrated circuit.     The Thomas Cup, sometimes called the World Men’s
   l  A hydrogen balloon floats up because of weight       Team Championships, is an international badmin-
      of the balloon is less than the weight of the air    ton competition among teams representing member
      displaced by it.                                     nations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF),
   l  In a rechargeable cell, chemical energy is stored    the sport’s global governing body.
      with in the cell.                                      l  The American Space Shuttle which exploded in
                                                                space killing astronaut Kalpana Chaawla, was
Chemistry                                                       known as Columbia.
   l  Polythene is the polymer of Ethylene.                  l  The temple of Angkor Wat is situated in Cambo-
   l  Rayon is made from cellulose.                             dia.
   l  Rain water is considered as pure water.                l  ASEAN member states are Indonesia, Malaysia,
   l  Silver Bromide is used for making film for pho-           Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei Darus-
      tography.                                                 salam, Lao PDR (host), Vietnam, Myanmar and
   l  Common alum is used for settling muddy wa-
      ter.                                                                      Success Tip
   l  Phenol is used in the plastic industry for man-      ASEAN is a group of 10 South Asian nations which
      ufacturing Bakelite.                                 came into existence on August 8, 1967 after ASEAN
   l  The metal used to make lightening conductors         declaration (also known as Bangkok declaration)
      is copper.                                             l  Four athletes, including Olympic silver medal-
                                                                list P.V. Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shoot-
Biology                                                         er Jitu Rai and Olympic bronze medallist Sak-
   l  Triple vaccine is administered in a new born baby         shi Malik received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
      to immunize it against whooping cough, teta-              Award for the year 2016.
      nus and diphtheria.                                    l  Raja Rao the famous Indian Novelist, the title
   l  Vitamin –K can be synthesised by liver.                   of his first novel was Kanthapura.
   l   Fluid part of blood devoid of corpuscles is called    l   Mangu Singh is the Managing Director of the
      serum.                                                    Delhi Metro Railway Corporation.
   l  Heart Murmur indicates a poor oxygenation.             l  The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be hosted
                                                                by England and Wales.
   l  The language used in writing the scientific names
                                                             l  Serena Williams is the winner of the 2016 Wim-
      of animals is Latin.
                                                                bledon Women’s Singles Title.
   l  By-product obtained by soap industry is glycerol.
                                                                                Success Tip:
   l    Ripe Grapes contain Fructose.
                                                           Andy Murray is the winner of the Men’s Singles Ti-
   l  MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
                      Success Tip
 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses                SSC Combined Graduate Level
 a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to         Prelim Exam Held on: 04.02.2007
 make pictures of organs and structures inside the
 body. In many cases, MRI gives different informa-        Ancient India
 tion about structures in the body than can be seen          l  Samudra gupta’s achievements are recorded in
 with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomogra-                the Allahabad pillar inscription.
 phy (CT) scan.
                                                          Medieval India
Miscellaneous                                                l  Following was ordered by Alauddin Khalji to
   l  Raja Ravi Verma printed the master piece ‘Ham-            control black-marketing and hoarding-
      sa Damayanti’.                                         l  Land revenue should be collected in kind
   l  The concept of ‘General Will’ was advocated by         l  Cultivators should sell the harvested crops on
      Hume.                                                     the field only
                                                             l  Merchants should sell all commodities in the
   l  Law of heredity was put forward by Mendel.
   l  Guiding soul is written by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
                                                          Modern India
   l  Myanmar is not a member of SAARC.
                                                             l  Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was equated with Bis-
   l  Thomas cup is related to Badminton.                       marck.