Success Tip                      Polity and Constitution
 BCCI conferred “Col. C. K. Naydu Lifetime Achieve-        l  Total assembly segments in Delhi are 70
 ment Award” for 2015 to Syed Kirmani                      l  ‘Democratic Centralism’ is an important feature
   l  Greenpark Stadium is in Kanpur                          of a Communist state
                                                           l  The Constitution of India, describes India as
 SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL)                            Union of states
            Tier-1 Re-Exam (2013)                          l  ‘Shadow Cabinet’ is the feature of Administra-
                                                              tive system of Britain
             Held on: 27.04.2014
                                                                              Success Tip
Ancient History                                          The Shadow Cabinet is a feature of the Westminster
                                                         system of government. It consists of a senior group
   l  Sanchi, Barhut and Dhamek have Stupa
                                                         of opposition spoke-speople who, under the leader-
                       Success Tip                       ship of the Leader of the Opposition, form an
 Stupas originated as pre-Buddhist tumuli in which       alternative cabinet to that of the government, and
 sramaGas were buried in a seated position               whose mem-bers shadow or mark each individual
 called chaitya. After the parinirvana of the Buddha,    member of the Cabinet
 his remains were cremated and the ashes divided           l Finance Commission is constituted by the Pres-
 and buried under eight mounds with two further               ident of India to advise on the decision of Cen-
 mounds encasing the urn and the embers                       tral Resources between the centre and the state
   l  The site of birth of Gautam Buddha is marked                            Success Tip
      by a “Rummindei Pillar” of Ashok                   The Finance Commission came into existence in
                                                         1951. It was established under Article 280 of
Medieval History
                                                         the Indian Constitution by the President of India.
   l  Firoz Tughluq was the Delhi Sultan to impose       It was formed to define the financial relations be-
      Jizya even on the Brahmins                         tween the centre and the state
Modern History                                             l Consumer Protection Act 1986, was amended in
   l  Discovery of India, An Autobiography and
                                                           l In relation to the State Government, local gov-
      Glimpses of World History is written by Jawaha-
                                                              ernment exercises Delegated Authority
      rlal Nehru
                                                           l John Locke said that “Where there is no Law
   l  Subash Chandra Bose is the founder of the               there will not be Liberty”
      “Azad Hind Fauj”
                                                           l Section of IPC, which deals with LGBT (Lesbi-
   l  Bal Gangadhar Tilak is known as the Father of           an, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community
      ‘Indian Unrest’                                         is 377
Physical Geography                                      Economy
   l  Virtually treeless, sparse vegetation is found in    l  The Minimum Support Price for food grains was
      Tundra                                                  introduced in the year 1974
   l  Soil factors are otherwise known as Edaphic fac-                        Success Tip
      tors                                               The MSP is announced by the Government of India
   l  Obsidian, Andesite, Gabbro and Perodite are        for 25 crops currently at the beginning of each sea-
      Extrusive rocks                                    son viz. Rabi and Kharif
   l  The current spell of cold wave in the US has         l Entrepreneurs benefits the most during the in-
      been a fall out of the polar vortex                     flationary period
                       Success Tip                         l An increase in the quantity supplied suggests a
 The polar vortex is a large area of low pressure and         movement up along the supply curve
 cold air surrounding both of the Earth’s poles. It        l Preparation of butter, ghee by a household for
 always exists near the poles, but weakens in sum-            their own use is a part of consumption
 mer and strengthens in winter                             l The production, marketing, storage, advertis-
                                                              ement and consumption of smokeless tobacco
General Geography                                             is banned in Assam
   l  National Highway No.1 is called Shershah Suri     Physics
                                                           l  The threshold frequency is the frequency below
   l  Potato was introduced to Europe by Spanish              which photo electric emission is not possible