l Aurobindo Ghosh is the author of the classic         l  “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny,
     book Life Divine.                                       and now the time comes when we shall redeem
   l Among IMF, WHO, ILO, FAO, ILO is the oldest             our pledge...  ”
     organisation.                                           This was stated on the night of Aug. 14, 1947 by
   l Indian Institute of Space Technology under the          Jawaharlal Nehru.
     Department of Science have its independent cam-      l  C.Rajagopalachari was the first Indian Gover-
     pus at Thiruvananthpuram.                               nor-General of India.
   l Ryder cup is related with Golf.                      l   Permanent Revenue Settlement of Bengal was
   l Novak Djokovic won the French Open, 2016 by             introduced by Lord Cornwallis.
     defeating Andy Murray                             Physical Geography
     SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam                           l  The highest grade and best quality coal is An-
             Held on: 16.12.2007                          l  Africa is called as the “Dark Continent”.
Modern History                                                               Success Tip
   l The Indian National Congress had passed the        During the middle of the 19th century, Africa was
     famous resolution on “Non-Cooperation” in 1920     referred to as the “Dark Continent,” because little
     as its session held at Bombay.                     was known about the mysterious land itself.
                    Success Tip                        General Geography
It was led by Mahatma Gandhi after the Jallianwala
                                                          l  Mawsynram is the wettest place in India.
Bagh Massacre. It aimed to resist British rule in
India through nonviolent means.                                              Success Tip
   l Dadabhai Naoroji is known as the ‘Grand Old        Mawsynram is a village in the East Khasi Hills
     Man’ of India.                                     district of Meghalaya
   l Agricultural Reforms can be considered as the        l  The approximate length of the coast-line of In-
     most useful and outstanding reforms made by             dia is 7,000 km.
     Lord Curzon, especially in respect of the people     l  The area with annual rainfall less than 50 cm
     living in the undivided province of Punjab.             in a year is Leh in Kashmir.
   l John Hawkins was sent as an Ambassador to            l  Silent Valley of Kerala contains rare species of
     the royal court of Jahangir by James I, the then        plants and animals.
     King of England.                                     l  The only sanctuary where Kashmir Stag is found
   l ‘Dyarchy’ was introduced in the Government of           is Dachigam.
     India Act of 1919.                                   l  The Visvesvaraya Iron & Steel Ltd. is located at
                    Success Tip                              Bhadravati.
The Act provided a dual form of gover -nment                                 Success Tip
(a “dyarchy”) for the major provinces. In each such
                                                        Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Plant (VISL), a unit of
province, control of some areas of government, the
                                                        Steel Authority of India Limited. It was started as
“transferred list”, were given to a Government of
                                                        the Mysore Iron Works on January 18, 1923 by Sir
ministers answerable to the Provincial Council.
                                                        M Visvesvaraya.
   l The transfer of Government from the ‘Company’
                                                          l  Bhakra dam of India is the highest.
     to the ‘Crown’ was pronounced by Lord Canning
     (Nov. 1, 1858) at Allahabad.                                            Success Tip
   l The India National Congress and the Muslim         Bhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam at Satluj River
     League came closer to each other in 1916 at Luc-   in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh.
     know.                                                l  Of the gross cropped area in India, the foodgrains
                    Success Tip                              occupy more than 70 per cent.
Ambica Charan Mazumdar was the President at Luc-          l   Kaziranga National Park is famous for Rhinoc-
know Session.                                                eros.
   l The first General-Secretary of the Indian Nation-       Success Tip: Located in Assam
     al Congress was A.O. Hume.                           l  Nuclear explosive devices were tested in India at
   l Raja Rammohan Roy organized a historic agi-             Pokharan.
     tation against the evil custom of sati.                                 Success Tip
                    Success Tip                         Pokhran is a city located in the Jaisalmer district of
Raja Rammohan Roy Crusaded against social evils         Rajasthan. It is a remote location in the Thar Desert.
like sati, polygamy and child marriage.