Success Tip                          l  The calorie requirement of the body increases in
 The appointment of the Finance Commi-ssion by                winter as compared to summer because more
 the President every five years and the determination         calories are necessary to sustain body temper-
 of the basis for the distribution of taxes between           ature.
 the center and the states on the basis of the recom-      l  The human body remains uncrushed even un-
 mendations of the finance commission adds to the             der high atmospheric pressure mainly due to
 importance of the center in financial relations.             presence of fluid in the cells.
   l  FCCBs have become a popular route to raise           l  Thyroid cartilage, part of throat in men is called
      capital by several companies. The full form of          Adam’s apple.
      the FCCBs is Foreign Currency Convertible
      Bonds.                                             Miscellaneous
                                                           l  The computer memory holds data program.
                                                           l  Symbian OS is a mobile operating system.
   l  With an ascent of every 165 meters, the tem-
      perature is reduced by 1°C                                             Success Tip
   l  Pressure cooker is fast in cooking rice because    Symbian is a discontinued mobile operating system
      high pressure raises the boiling point of wa-      (OS) and computing platform designed for smart-
      ter.                                               phones.
   l  It takes more time to cook potatoes on mountain      l  Tummalapalli in Andhra Pradesh has come on
      tops because the atmospheric pressure is low.           the world map for discovery of largest uranium
   l  Water and ice crystals are in equilibrium at 0°C.       mines.
      When pressure is applied to this system more
      of ice becomes water                                                   Success Tip
                                                         The Tummalapalle Mine is a uranium mine in Tu-
                                                         malapalli village located in Kadapa of the Indian
   l  Match the following : Alloy                        state of Andhra Pradesh
      Bronze                        Copper, tin
                                                           l  GSLV Project of India is connected with Missile
      Brass                         Copper, zinc
                                                              engines for space programmes.
      German Silver                 Copper, zinc, nickel
      Type metal Composition        Lead, antimony, tin                      Success Tip
   l  It is not advisable to sleep under a tree at night Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, abbrevi-
      because of the release of carbon dioxide.          ated in English as GSLV, is an expendable launch
   l  Match the following:                               system operated by the Indian Space Research Or-
      Copper sulphate            Fungicide               ganisation (ISRO).
      Penicillin                 Antibiotic                l  Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for 2016 was
      Urea                       Insecticide                  conferred on P.V. Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa
      Malathion                  Fertiliser                   Karmakar and Jitu Rai.
   l  Heavy water implies deuterated water.                l  Man Booker Prize for 2011 was won by Julian
   l  Fly ash is the environmental pollutant generat-         Barnes, for his work ‘The Sense of An Ending’.
      ed by Thermal power plant                                              Success Tip
   l  Water hyacinth has been found useful to check
                                                         The Sellout by Paul Beatty is named winner of the
      water pollution caused by Industrial affluents.
                                                         2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Biology                                                    l  U.K. was the host of 2012 Olympic Games
   l  The most dangerous consequence of excessive                            Success Tip
      deforestation is loss of many valuable plant
   l  A plant bearing both male and female flowers is    The 2016 Olympics, was a major international multi-
      called Monoecious.                                 sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5
   l  Photosynthesis needs Sunlight Water Chlo-          August to 21 August 2016.
      rophyll.                                             l  Union Territory Chandigarh is at the bottom of
   l  The most important stimulant in tea leaves is           the child sex ratio as per the 2011 census (pro-
      Caffeine.                                               visional data)
   l  Quinine is obtained from a plant. Stem bark
                                                           l  India ranked 130 among 188 countries in 2014
      part of the plant yields the drug
                                                              in Human Development Report 2015 released on
                      Success Tip
                                                              by the United Nations Development Programme
 Quinine is a medication to treat malaria and babe-           (UNDP).