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l Income tax, Custom tax, Excise duty is col- Chemistry
lected by the Central Government.
l Carbon dioxide is used as the fire extinguisher.
l The permission given to a bank customer to draw
l Bleaching powder is extensively used for ster-
cheques in excess of his current account bal-
ance is called an overdraft.
l ‘NABARD’ is associated with the development Success Tip
of agricultural sector and rural areas. Calcium Hypochlorite is marketed as chlorine pow-
der or bleach powder for water treatment and as a
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural
l Propane and Butane mixture of gases is mainly
Development (NABARD) is an apex development bank
used as a liquid under pressure in LPG cylinder.
in India, headquartered at Mumbai with branches
all over India. l Sulphuric acid is used in the battery.
molecular formula H 2 SO 4 and molecular weight
l The energy stored in a watch spring is potential 98.079 g/mol.
l The major constituent of air is nitrogen.
l The sensation of weightlessness in a spacecraft
l Rusting of iron takes place due to oxidation.
in an orbit is due to the acceleration in the
orbit which is equal to the acceleration due Biology
to gravity outside. l Earth worm is called farmer’s friend.
l ‘Therm’ is the unit of heat. l Ostrich is the tallest bird.
l Cream gets separated out of the milk when it is l The term ‘gene’ was coined by W.L. Johansson.
churned. This is due to centrifugal force.
l Crocodile has the maximum number of ribs.
l Newton’s first law of motion gives the concept
l Protein is the most important thing for the
growth of children up to the age of 14.
Success Tip l Glands of small intestine do not secrete any
Newton’s first law of motion- An object at rest stays digestive enzyme.
at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with l Study of newly born up to the age of 3 months
the same speed and in the same direction unless is called Neonatology
acted upon by an unbalanced force. l The term ‘GM food’ refers to the food that is
l The process by which sun’s rays reach the earth genetically modified.
is radiation. l Green plants are most likely to produce green
Success Tip house gases such as nitrous oxide and meth-
Radiation from the Sun, which is more popularly ane.
known as sunlight, is a mixture of electromagnetic Miscellaneous
waves ranging from infrared (IR) to ultraviolet rays
l There are 7 strings on a Sarod.
l In a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of
l A pond of water appears less deep due to refrac- brotherhood and peace, the UN General Assem-
tion bly declared his birth anniversary, 2 October, as
Success Tip the International day of Non-Violence.
Refraction is the bending of a wave when it enters a l In Nainy Tal Asia’s largest reflecting telescope
medium where its speed is different. is planted.
l The oldest type of energy known to man is solar l With the fall of Bastille the French revolution
l CTBT denotes arms control measure.
l Energy that is produced commercially from coal
l France, Russia and United States of America
is called Thermal Energy.
are the permanent members of the security coun-
l Water pipes in hilly areas often burst on a cold cil of the United Nations.
frosty night, because water in the pipes freez- l The Nalanda Mahavihara site is in the State
es water expands, so pipes break. of Bihar, the Khangchendzonga National Park,
l A parachute descends slowly whereas a stone Architectural Work of Le Corbusier in Chan-
dropped from the same height falls rapidly be- digarh are the latest addition to the list of
cause a parachute has a larger surrounding UNESCO’s world heritage sites in India.
area and air resistance. l Saudi Arabia is still governed by monarch.