l  The ‘Sun Temple’ of Konark is in the State of
           SSC Delhi Police SI Exam                           Odisha
              Held on: 19.08.2012                       Polity and Constitution
Ancient History                                            l  Fundamental Duties were incorporated in the
                                                              Indian Constitution on the Swaran Singh Com-
    l  The Nalanda University was founded by Kuma-            mittee
       ra Gupta
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Medieval History                                         Fundamental Duties were introduced by the 42nd
    l  Somnath temple was attacked by Mahmud of          Amendment Act, 1976 under Article 51-A.
       Ghazni                                              l There is a Parliamentary system of Government
                       Success Tip                            in India because the Council of Ministers is
 In 1024, during the reign of Bhima I, the prominent          responsible to the Lok Sabha
 Turkic ruler Mahmud of Ghazni raided Gujarat,             l Is it permissible to conduct the election for the
 plundering the Somnath temple and breaking                   post of President of India when one or more State
 its jyotirlinga                                              Assemblies are dissolved
                                                           l Attorney General is non member but can par-
    l Portuguese navigator who succeeded in crossing
       the Cape of Storms and renamed it as “Cape of          ticipate in the business of Parliament
                                                           l Supreme Court is the guardian for Fundamen-
       Good Hope” was Vasco da Gama
                                                              tal Rights
Modern History                                             l Estimates Committee consists of members from
    l  Gopal Krishna Gokhale founded the Servants             Lok Sabha
       of India Society                                                       Success Tip
                       Success Tip                       The Estimates Committee, constituted for the first
 The Servants of India Society was formed in Pune,       time in 1950, is a Parliamentary Committee con-
 on June 12, 1905 by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, who          sisting of 30 Members, elected every year by the Lok
 left the Deccan Education Society to form this as-      Sabha from amongst its Members. The Chairman of
 sociation                                               the Committee is appointed by the Speaker from
                                                         amongst its members
Physical Geography
                                                           l The Chief Election Commissioner of India is
    l  Alluvial soils are usually poor in humus, high-        Nasim Jaidi
       ly fertile and easy to plough
    l  The Temperate grasslands in South America are
       known as Pampas                                     l  The purchase and sale of securities by the Cen-
    l  Water cycle refers to constant movement of wa-         tral Bank is known as Open market operation
       ter from ocean to land and back to ocean once       l Car and diesel are the examples of Joint demand
       again                                                                  Success Tip
General Geography                                        Joint demand occurs when demand for two goods is
    l  The boundary between India and Pakistan was
                                                           l Buffer stock operations are conducted by Food
       demarcated by Sir Cyril Radcliffe
    l Tel is the tributary of river Mahanadi
                                                              Corporation of India
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 Tel is the second largest river of Odisha               Food Corporation of India was set up on 14 January
                                                         1965 having its first District Office at Thanjavu-rice
    l Sardar Sarovar Project is built across the river
                                                         bowl of Tamil Nadu-and headquarters at Delhi under
       Narmada                                           the Food Corpo-rations Act 1964
                       Success Tip                         l Marginal productivity theory of distribution
 It is the largest dam and part of the Narmada Valley         states that the price of a factor of production
 Project, a large hydraulic engineering project involv-       depends upon its Marginal productivity
 ing the construction of a series of large irrigation      l The Chairman of Thirteenth Finance Commi-
 and hydroelectric multi-purpose dams on the Nar-             ssion is Dr. Vijay Kelkar
 mada River                                                                   Success Tip
    l Khasi hill tract receives maximum rainfall         The Chairman of the Fourteenth Finance Commis-
                       Success Tip                       sion is Dr. Y.V. Reddy (2015-2020)
 Mawsynram is a village in the East Khasi Hills dis-    Physics
 trict of Meghalaya. It is reportedly the wettest place
 on Earth, with an average annual rainfall of 11,872       l  The dynamo converts mechanical energy into
 millimetres                                                  electrical energy