l  Chronological order of the events: Simon Com-           l  A Retired Judge of a High Court is not permit-
      mission, Dandi March, Gandhi Irwin Pact, Poona             ted to practice as a lawyer in Except the High
      Pact                                                       Court where he retired
                       Success Tip                            l  Correct Match:
                                                                 l Hindu Marriage Act: 1955
 Simon Commission (1928), Dandi March(1930),
                                                                 l Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act: 1971
 Gandhi Irwin Pact (1931), Poona Pact (1932)
                                                                 l Domestic Violence on Women Act: 2005
Physical Geography                                               l Cruelty against Women: 1995
   l  The earth is at its maximum distance from the       Economy
      Sun on July 4th
                                                              l  Mother’s service is an example for a non eco-
   l  The soil salinity is measured by Conductivity
                                                                 nomic good
                                                              l  Narsimhan committee is associated with bank-
                       Success Tip                               ing sector reforms in India
 Water and soil salinity are measured by passing an           l  Fixing margin requirements, Variable inter-
 electric current between the two electrodes of                  est rates and Credit rationing are the quali-
 a salinity meter in a sample of soil or water. The elec-        tative credit control measure of the RBI
 trical conductivity or EC of a soil or water sample is       l  The 13th Five Year Plan will be operative for the
 influenced by the concentration and composition of              period 2017-2022
 dissolved salts                                              l  The national income of a nation is the Sum to-
   l Among Marble, Limestone, Chalk and Slaked                   tal of factor incomes
      lime, odd one is Marble                                 l  The total population divided by available arable
   l The stability of a pond ecosystem depends on
                                                                 land area is referred to as Population density
      producers and consumers                                 l  Correct statement about India’s population as
                                                                 per the 2011 census:
   l The main factor which determines balance of
                                                                 l Literacy rate has gone up to 74% from 65%
      nature is environmental conditions
                                                                 l Kerala has the highest literacy rate
   l Odd one among Tsunami, Earthquakes, Wind-                   l Bihar has the lowest literacy rate
      mills and Cyclones is Windmills
                                                              l  Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam advocated the adop-
General Geography                                                tion of ‘PURA’ model to eradicate rural poverty
   l  Correctly Matched:                                                          Success Tip
      Darjeeling — West Bengal                             Provision of Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (PURA)
      Mount Abu — Rajasthan                                is a strategy for rural development in India. This
      Kodaikanal — Tamil Nadu                              concept was given by former president Dr. A.P.J.
      Simla — Himachal Pradesh                             Abdul Kalam and discussed in his book Target 3
   l  Tributary                       Main River           Billion which he co-authored with Srijan Pal Singh
      Chamba                          Yamuna
      Sone                            Narmada
      Manas                           Brahmputra              l  A form of condensation that reduces visibility
                                                                 and causes breathing problems is Smog
Polity and Constitution
                                                                                  Success Tip
   l  The Constitutional Amendment Act that has
                                                           Smog is a type of air pollutant. This kind of visible
      introduced safeguards against the misuse of proc-
                                                           air pollution is composed of nitrogen oxides, sul-
      lamation of national emergency is the 44th
                                                           phur oxides, ozone, smoke or particulates among
      Amendment Act
                                                           others (less visible pollutants include carbon mon-
                       Success Tip                         oxide, CFCs and radioactive sources). Human-made
 A Proclamation of Emergency under article 352 has         smog is derived from coal emissions, vehicular emis-
 virtually the effect of amending the Constitution by      sions, industrial emissions, forest and agricultural
 converting it for the duration into that of a Unitary     fires and photochemical reactions of these emissions
 State and made the rights of the citizen to move the         l Instruments can be shielded from outside mag-
 courts for the enforcement of fundamental rights                netic effects by surrounding them with Iron shield
 including the right to life and liberty to be suspend-       l Centrifugal force is a pseudo force
                                                                                  Success Tip
   l The Fundamental Rights can be suspended by
      the President                                        In Newtonian mechanics, the centrifugal force is
                                                           an inertial force (also called a ‘fictitious’ or ‘pseudo’
   l The main reason for the growth of communalism
                                                           force) directed away from the axis of rotation that
      in India is Educational and economic backwa-
                                                           appears to act on all objects when viewed in a
      rdness of minority groups
                                                           rotating reference frame