Success Tip                            l  In October month of every year, each one of the
Yolk sac is situated on the ventral aspect of the              first four dates (i.e. from 1st to 4th) is observed
embryo, it is lined by extra-embryonic endoderm,               as a World/International Day for a specific pur-
outside of which is a layer of extra-embryonic mes-            pose
enchyme, derived from the mesoderm                          l  Folk Dance                       State
                                                               Kerala                           Mohiniyattam
  l Medulla Oblongata of the human brain is the
                                                               Gujarat                          Garba
     regulating centre for swallowing and vomiting             Uttar Pradesh                    Nautanki
                     Success Tip                               West Bengal                      Jatna
The medulla oblongata helps regulate breathing,
heart and blood vessel function, dige-stion, sneez-
                                                              SSC Graduate Level Tier-I Exam
ing, and swallowing. This part of the brain is a          Held on: 19.05.2013 (Morning Shift)
centre for respiration and circulation
                                                         Ancient History
  l Sea horse is devoid of lateral line sense organ
  l Conglobate gland is a leaf like structure found
                                                            l  Pulakesin II was the greatest ruler of the Chaluk-
                                                               yas of Badami
     in Male Cockroach
  l The science of Dactylography is commonly known          l  The Uttaramerur inscription provides inform-
     as Finger printing                                        ation on the administration of the Cholas
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Dactyloscopy is the technique of compa-ring finger-       Uthiramerur temple inscriptions describe a self-gov-
                                                          ernance system existing around 7th to 9th century CE
prints, typically those found at the setting of a crime
and those of a suspect.                                  Medieval History
  l The Curcumin is isolated from Turmeric                  l  Pitts India Act of 1784 was a Regulating Act
                     Success Tip                                                    Success Tip
Curcumin is a bright yellow chemical produced by          Pitt’s India Act, was an Act of the Parliament of
some plants. It is the principal curcuminoid of tur-      Great Britain intended to add-ress the shortcom-
meric, a member of the ginger family. It is sold as an    ings of the Regulating Act of 1773 by bringing
herbal supplement, cosm-etics ingredient, food fla-       the East India Company’s rule in India under the
vouring and food colouring                                control of the British Government
Miscellaneous                                            Modern History
  l  Sun Lab’s Java Car uses embedded technology            l  True in respect of A.O. Hume:
     to keep your car networked with the world out-            ä        He was an ornithologist
     side                                                        ä      He was a member of the Indian Civil Service
  l Jaipal Singh was the Captain of the Indian                     ä    He founded the Indian National Congress
     Hockey Team, which won the first Olympic Gold          l        Telangana Movement saw the biggest peasant
     Medal in Amsterdam in 1928                                      guerilla war on the eve of independence
  l Sushmita Sen was the first Indian woman win-
                                                         Physical Geography
     ner of Miss Universe award
  l G. Sankara Kurup was the first recipient of the         l        The angle between the magnetic meridian and
     Jnanpith Award                                                  the geographical meridian at a place is Decl-in-
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                                                            l        Maps on large scale, representing both natural and
G.Sankara Kurup was the first winner of the Jnan-                    man-made features are called Topographic maps
pith Award, India’s highest literary award. He won          l        A narrow strip of land that connects two larger
the prize in 1965 for his collection of poems in Ma-                 land masses is called Isthmus
layalam                                                     l        Tiny marine animals which constitute limestone
  l Midnight’s Children works of Salman Rushdie,                     skeletons are called Coral reefs
     was his first creation
  l U.K. is the only country whose postage stamps
                                                         General Geography
     do not bear its name                                   l        Narmada river in India flows in a rift-valley
  l World Trade Organisation, World Health Orga-            l        Apatanis are the major tribal group of Arunachal
     nisation and International Labour Organisa-                     Pradesh
     tion having its headquarters in Geneva                                         Success Tip
  l Stuti Narain Kacker is the Chairperson of the         The Apatani, also known by Apa and Apa Tani, are
     National Commission for Protection of Child          a tribal group of people living in the Ziro valley in
     Rights                                               the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh