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   l  25 cm is the distance of ‘distinct vision’ for nor-   l  Some oil- rich seeds can be stored for long peri-
      mal eye                                                  ods without any change in their oil content be-
   l  A body which is a good absorber of heat is also a        cause of the presence of Antioxidants
      good radiator                                                            Success Tip
   l  Semiconductor materials are Silicon and Ger-        An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxi-
      manium                                              dation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical
                      Success Tip                         reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to
                                                          chain reactions that may damage cells. Antioxidants
 A semiconductor is a substance, usually a solid
                                                          such as thiols or ascorbic acid (vitamin C) termi-
 chemical element or compound that can conduct
                                                          nate these chain reactions
 electricity under some conditions but not others,
 making it a good medium for the control of electri-        l Food chain is present in Marine ecosystem, For-
 cal current                                                   est ecosystem and in Pond ecosystem etc
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Chemistry
                                                          Food chains begin with plant-life, and end with an-
   l  When dust gets into the eye, the part that be-      imal-life. Some animals eat plants, some animals
      comes inflamed and pink is the Sclerotic            eat other animals. A simple food chain could start
   l  Chromium salt is used as a mordant in dyeing        with grass, which is eaten by rabbits
   l  Green house effect in the environment is due to
      the increase of Carbon dioxide
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                                                               Arpanet was a precursor to the Internet
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Biology
   l  Opium is a plant product obtained from dried
                                                          The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (AR-
      latex
                                                          PANET) was an early packet switch-ing network and
                      Success Tip                         the first network to implement the protocol suite
 Opium is the dried latex obtained from the opium         TCP/IP. Both technologies became the technical
 poppy. Opium latex contains appro-ximately 12 per-       foundation of the Internet
 cent of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is          l In Java, thread is an independent sequential flow
 processed chemically to produce heroin and other              of control within a process
 synthetic opioids for medicinal use and for the illegal                       Success Tip
 drug trade
                                                          Java is a multi-threaded programming language
   l The colour of cow’s milk is slightly yellowish due
                                                          which means we can develop multi-threaded pro-
      to the presence of carotene
                                                          gram using Java. A multi-threaded program contains
                      Success Tip                         two or more parts that can run concurrently and
 Cow milk fat contains a colouring pigment called         each part can handle a different task at the same
 Beta-carotene (a carotenoid which is precursor of        time making optimal use of the available resources
 vitamin-A). Whereas buffalo milk lacks the same          especially when your computer has multiple CPUs
 thus it is not yellowishlike cow milk. The same car-       l  The author of the book ‘Journey of a Nation :
 otenoid is also found in vegies like carrot                   Indian National Congress – 125 Years is Anand
   l Pneumonia is not caused or aggravated by air              Sharma
      pollution                                             l  France became the first country in Europe to
                      Success Tip                              apply a ban on the wearing of full face cover-
 Pneumonia is usually caused by infection                      ings in 2011.
 with viruses or bacteria and less commonly by              l  K. Balachander was selected in 2011 for the
 other microorganisms                                          Dada shaheb Phalke Award for the year 2010
   l Haemoglobin is a respiratory pigment present                              Success Tip
      in all chordate except in larvae of Eel fish
                                                          Manoj Kumar has been honoured with Dada Saheb
   l Ilium is a part of Pelvic girdle
                                                          Phalke Award 2016
                      Success Tip                           l Novak Djokovic won the Men’s Singles Title in
 The pelvic (hip) girdle transfers the weight of the           the Wimbledon 2011 Championship
 upper body to the legs. It consists of a pair of coxal
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 bones, each of which contains three fused bones:
 the Ilium, ischium, and pubis                            Andy Murray won the Men’s Singles Title in the
   l The pores in leaves through which liquid water
                                                          Wimbledon 2016 Championship
      oozes out at times are called Stomata                 l  The Book ‘Mein Kampf ‘ was written by Adolf
                                                               Hitler
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