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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-
    the screen.
                                                            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
    and Nishan-e-Pakistan.
                                                         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-
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    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.