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 A geographic information system (GIS) is a comput-             ka L(1-a) is based on constant returns to scale
 er system for capturing, storing, checking, and dis-                            Success Tip
 playing data related to positions on Earth’s              In economics, the Cobb–Douglas produ-ction func-
 surface. GIS can show many different kinds of data        tion is a particular functional form of the production
 on one map. This enables people to more easily see,       function, widely used to represent the technological
 analyze, and understand patterns and relationships        relationship between the amounts of two or more
                                                           inputs, particularly physical capital and labour, and
   l Among Ganga, Yamuna, Sutlej and Ravi, Sutlej
                                                           the amount of output that can be produced by those
      is a Trans- Himalayan river
   l Nagarjunasagar Project is located on the River
                                                             l Monetary Policy in India is laid down and exe-
                                                                cuted by Reserve Bank of India
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 Nagarjuna Sagar Dam was built across the Krishna
                                                           In India, the central monetary authority is
 river at Nagarjuna Sagar where the river is forming
                                                           the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It is so designed as
 boundary between Nalgonda District in Telangana
                                                           to maintain the price stability in the economy
 and Guntur district In Andhra Pradesh
                                                             l The commodity for which India spends the larg-
   l Suez Canal joins Red Sea and Mediterranean
                                                                est amount to import is Crude petroleum
      Sea                                                    l As per the 2011 census, the state with the larg-
                      Success Tip                               est gap in male and female literacy is Rajasthan
 The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in       l FII is termed as ‘Hot Money’
 Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red                              Success Tip
 Sea through the Isthmus of Suez. It was construct-        A foreign institutional investor (FII) is an investor
 ed by the Suez Canal Company between 1859 and             or investment fund registered in a country outside
 1869                                                      of the one in which it is investing. Institutional in-
   l Sundarbans in West Bengal is regarded as              vestors most notably include hedge funds, insur-
      “World heritage forest”                              ance companies, pension funds and mutual funds.
Polity and Constitution                                   Physics
   l  Trade Union is not available on the Union List         l  On the moon, an astronaut cannot drink lem-
                      Success Tip                               onade with the help of a straw because there is
                                                                no atmosphere on the moon
 The Union List or List-I is a list of 100 items (the
                                                             l A particle moving with uniform speed may have
 last item is numbered 97) given in Seventh Sched-
                                                                uniform velocity
 ule in the Constitution of India on which Parliament        l Device which uses sound waves for detection and
 has exclusive power to legislate. The legislative sec-         ranging is called Radar
 tion is divided into three lists: Union List, State List
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 and Concurrent List.
                                                           Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio
   l The term “closure” in Parliamentary terminolo-
                                                           waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of
      gy implies stoppage of debate on a motion
                                                           objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships,
   l Correctly matched:
                                                           spacecraft, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather
      Article 14 — Equality before law                     formations, and terrain
      Article 16 — Equal opportunities
      Article 17 — Abolition of Untouchability            Chemistry
      Article 18 — Permission of military titles             l  Dry Ice is nothing but Solid carbon dioxide
   l Dr. Rajendra Prasad held office for two consec-                             Success Tip
      utive terms
                                                           Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide. It is used
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 From 26 January 1950 – 14 May 19625. 61st Amend-            l Calcium Silicate is obtained as slag in a blast
 ment Act reduced the voting age from 21 to 18                  furnace
                                                             l When H2 gas is allowed to expand from a region
                                                                of high pressure to a region of low pressure, the
   l  A movement along the demand curve of a com-               temperature of the gas increases
      modity occurs due to change in its own price           l In the industrial production of vegetable ghee,
   l  GNP calculation through Expenditure Method                the process involved is reduction
      includes Gross Domestic Private Investments,           l In 1986 the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant of
      Depreciation Expenditures and Private Con-                the former USSR had accident that caused es-
      sumption Expenditure etc.                                 cape of radio nuclides into atmosphere