Success Tip                           l The rocket which gives us information about
 Carbon monoxide is produced from the partial oxi-            Mars is Atlas 5
 dation of carbon-containing compoun-ds; it forms           l The International agreement to reduce green-
 when there is not enough oxygen to produce carbon            house gases between 2008 – 2012 is known as
 dioxide (CO2), such as when operating a stove or             Kyoto Protocol
 an internal combustion engine in an enclosed space.                          Success Tip
   l ‘Milk of magnesia’ is a suspension of Magne-        The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty which
      sium hydroxide                                     extends the 1992 United Nations Framework Con-
                      Success Tip                        vention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that com-
 Magnesium hydroxide powder is used industrially         mits State Parties to reduce greenhouse gas emis-
 as to neutralize acidic wastewaters.                    sions, based on the premise that (a) global warming
   l Pik globosa is used as biofilter in cleaning pol-
                                                         exists and (b) human-made CO 2 emissions have
      lution of water by Cadmium                         caused it.
   l Chemical name of Plaster of Paris is Calcium           l The famous book “A Better India, A Better World”
      sulphate hemihydrates                                   has been written by N. R Narayana Murthy
                      Success Tip                            SSC Graduate Level Tier-1 Exam
 Gypsum is a crystalline mineral of hydrated calci-
 um sulphate (chemical formula CaSO4. 2H2O). Gyp-
                                                                     Held on: 01.07.2012
 sum is colourless or white, is not highly water-sol-          (North Zone: Evening Shift-2)
 uble and is not at all hard.
   l Acidity of rain is measured by pH meter
                                                        Ancient History
   l Carbohydrates are compounds of Carbon, oxy-            l Alara Kalama was the teacher of Gautama Bud-
      gen and hydrogen                                        dha
Biology                                                                       Success Tip
                                                         Alara Kalama was a hermit saint and a teacher of
   l  If all the plants of the world dies, all the ani-
                                                         yogic meditation. According to the Pali Canon scrip-
      mals would also die due to shortage of Food
                                                         tures, he was one of the teachers of Gautama Bud-
   l  The growth rate of plants is measured by auxa-
                                                            l The prose collection of the Vedic poems are Sam-
   l  Honey bees are used for Apiculture
   l  Mammals form urea in the Kidney
   l  If a bacterium cell divides in every 20 minutes,                        Success Tip
      64 bacteria will be formed in two hours            Samhita also refers to the most ancient layer of text
   l  Simple Goitre is a disease affecting Thyroid       in the Vedas, consisting of mantras, hymns, prayers,
      glands                                             litanies and benedictions. Parts of Vedic Samhitas
                                                         constitute the oldest living part of Hindu tradition.
                      Success Tip
 A goitre is a swelling of the neck or larynx result-   Modern History
 ing from enlargement of the thyroid gland, associ-         l The treaty of Versailles restored Alsace Lorraine
 ated with a thyroid gland that is not functioning            to France
 properly, caused by iodine deficiency.
                                                                              Success Tip
Miscellaneous                                            The Treaty of Versailles was the most important of
   l  Dubai has produced the first cloned camel          the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end.
   l  The Newzealanders are also known as Kiwis          The Treaty ended the state of war between Germany
   l  JDBC stands for Java Database Connectivity         and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919
                                                            l The Asokan Edicts were deciphered first by James
                      Success Tip
 Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) is an applica-           l B.G.Tilak favoured the Arctic Home theory of
 tion programming interface (API) for the program-            the Aryans
 ming language Java, which defines how a client may
                                                                              Success Tip
 access a database. It is part of the Java Standard
 Edition platform, from Oracle Corporation.              It propounded the theory that North Pole was the
                                                         original home ofAryans during pre-glacial period
   l The contents of memory will not be lost, when
                                                         which they had to leave due to the ice de The Arctic
      the power goes off in ROM
                                                         Home in the Vedas is a seminal work on the origin
   l Kapil Dev has been declared by the ICC as ‘Crick-
                                                         of Aryans presented by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Ti-
      eter of the Twentieth Century’                     lak