l  Taxonomy is a science that deals with Class-         l  Contours are the lines which are drawn joining
      ification                                               places having equal height from mean sea level
                      Success Tip                          l  Soil formed by leaching and oxidation is Later-
 Taxonomy is a branch of science that encompasses             ite soil
 the description, identification, nomenclature, and     General Geography
 classification of organisms
                                                           l  Bass strait separates Australia and Tasmania
   l ENIAC was the first electronic computer con-
                                                           l  The largest coral reef in the world is found near
      structed at the Moore School of Engineering             the coast of Australia
   l TCP/IP standard protocols is the most widely
      used by the Internet                              Polity and Constitution
   l Sarus crane is the state bird of Uttar Pradesh        l  Attorney General of India is not a member of
   l “Martyr’s Day” is marked on January 30                   Parliament, has the right to address it
                                                           l  The Declaration of American Independence was
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                                                              based on the theory of Natural Rights
 Since Gandhi’s martyrdom on January 30, 1948 this
                                                           l  England is regarded as the home of ‘Fabian Soci-
 day was declared as the Martyrs’ Day. Since then
 every year the Nation pays homage to the Mahatma
 and other martyrs on this day                                                Success Tip
   l Nishantha Fernando won the World Carrom             Fabian Socialism is an evolutionary form of social-
      Championship 2012                                  ism rather than revolutionary, in which the state
                                                         involvement in economic activity is supposed to in-
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                                                         crease, steadily
 Chamil Cooray won the World Carrom Champion-
                                                           l Speaker of Lok Sabha decides a ‘bill’ is a mon-
 ship 2016
                                                              ey bill
   l Second India-Africa Forum Summit-2011 was
      held in Ethiopia                                  Economy
                      Success Tip                          l  Taxes on Services was given constitutional sta-
 The Third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) was           tus much later after its introduction in a small
 held in New Delhi from 26–30 October 2015                    way in 1994–95
                                                           l  Stagflation refers to a situation which is charac-
     SSC Graduate Level Tier-I Exam                           terised by inflation and rising unemployment
   Held on: 19.05.2013 (Morning Shift)                                        Success Tip
                                                         Stagflation is a situation in which the inflation
Ancient History                                          rate is high, the economic growth rate slows, and
   l  The Buddhist monk who spread Buddhism in           unemployment remains steadily high. It raises a di-
      Tibet was Padmasambhava                            lemma for economic policy, since actions designed
                                                         to lower inflation may exacerbate unemployment,
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                                                         and vice versa
 Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche, was
                                                           l The demand for necessities is perfectly inelas-
 an 8th-century Indian Buddhist master
Medieval History                                           l The ‘balance of payments of a country is in equi-
   l  The first Sultan who requested and obtained let-        librium when the demand for the domestic cur-
      ters of investiture from the Caliph (Khalifa) was       rency is equal to its supply
      Iltutmish                                            l Value added means value of goods and services
                                                              less cost of intermediate goods and services
Modern History                                             l The difference between GNP and NNP equals de-
   l  In 1937, an educational conference endorsing            preciation
      Gandhi’s proposals for ‘basic education’ through     l Dr. YV Reddy is the Chairman of the 14th Fi-
      the vernacular medium was held at Wardha                nance Commission
   l  Gandhi’s Salt Satyagraha was a part of Civil      Physics
      Disobedience Movement
                                                           l  In plant water relationships, symbol ‘Ø w ‘ is
Physical Geography                                            used to represent Water potential
   l  The atmospheric layer farthest from the Earth’s      l  Photon is the fundamental unit/quantum of
      surface is known as Exosphere                           light
   l  The temperate grasslands of South America are        l  A liquid disturbed by stirring comes to rest due
      called Pampas                                           to viscosity