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l Total number of bones in man is 206. Success Tip
l Russell’s viper, snake killed for its beautiful Servants of India Society was founded in 1915.
skin has been declared endangered species.
l English education was introduced in India by
l Japan was the first country that launched world’s Lord Macaulay.
first satellite for monitoring Greenhouse gases. l Pondicherry was the important French posses-
Miscellaneous sion in India.
l As per provision of the Charter Act of 1833, a
l The non-permanent members of the Security
Law Commission (for consolidating codifying and
Council are elected for two years.
improving Indian laws) was constituted under
l In a 14 inch TV or computer monitor, the di-
the Chairmanship of Lord Macaulay.
mension of 14 inch stands for the diagonal of
l DadaBhai Naoroji was the First Indian to be-
come a member of British Parliament.
l The Government has renamed NREGA scheme
and the name associated with the scheme is that Success Tip
of Mahatma Gandhi. He was a Liberal Party member of parliament (MP)
l The US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven in the Un ited Kin gdo m Ho use of
National Laboratory in New York an attempt to Commons between 1892 and 1895.
understand cosmic history used a giant atom
l Acharya Vinoba Bhave said “Patriotism is reli-
smasher and has generated temperature of 4 tril-
gion and religion is love for India”.
lion degree Celsius.
l MIRV stands for Multiple Independently-tar- Physical Geography
getable Re-entry Vehicles. l Humboldt Current is a cold ocean current.
l Folk dance ‘Garba’ is associated with Gujarat.
l The next Commonwealth Games will be held on Success Tip
the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia in 2018. The Humboldt Current is a cold, low-salinity ocean
l North Pole was discovered by Robert Peary. current that flows north along the west coast of
l The internationally acclaimed book, ‘The Mystery South America from the southern tip of Chile to
of Capital’ was authored by Hernando de Soto northern Peru.
l Morarji Desai was awarded both Bharat Ratna General Geography
l Rihand Dam has been constructed on the trib-
SSC CISF ASI Exam utary of River Son.
Held on: 29.08.2010 Success Tip
Rihand Dam is also known as Govind Ballabh Pant
Modern History Sagar.
l The decline of Indian Handicraft Industry in the l The length of India’s coastline is about 7500 kms.
19th century was attributed to competition from l K2 is the second highest peak of the world.
British manufacturing industries, disappear-
ance of Princely courts and establishment of
alien rule. K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and
the highest point in both Pakistan and Xinjiang
l The industrial Revolution in England represents
the climax of the transition from Feudalism to
Capitalism. l The approximate length of Konkan Railway is
l The Simon Commission was boycotted by the 760 kms.
Indians because it did not include any Indian l Andhra coast of India is most affected by vio-
as a member. lent tropical cyclone.
Success Tip l The largest fresh water lake in the world is Lake
Simon Commission came to India in 1928 to study
constitutional reform. Success Tip
l James A. Hickey started the first newspaper in Lake Superior is considered as the largest freshwa-
India. ter lake in the world by surface area. It is the
world’s third-largest freshwater lake by volume and
Success Tip the largest by volume in North America.
Hickey’s Bengal Gazette was an English newspaper l In the world, India tops in the production of
published from Kolkata. Mica.
l Servants of India Society was founded by Gopal l Surti breed of buffalo is found in the South-
Krishna Gokhle. Western part of the Gujarat.