General Geography                                           l  The chemical name of ‘Plaster of Paris” common-
                                                               ly used for setting broken bones is calcium sul-
   l  Marble is the odd item among Shale, Marble,
      Limestone and Sandstone                                  phate
                                                            l  The apparatus used to test acidity of aqueous
                      Success Tip
                                                               solution is pH meter
 Marble is a metamorphic rock while others are
 sedimentary rocks                                       Biology
   l In our country the ‘Van Mahotsav Day’ is ob-           l  Rugae folds found in the mucous lining of the
      served on 1st July                                       empty stomach
                      Success Tip                           l  Leaves of many grasses are capable of folding
 Van Mahotsav was started in 1950 by K.M.Munshi,               and unfolding because they have specialised
 the then Union Minster for Agriculture and Food to            bulliforrn cells
 create enthusiasm among masses for forest                  l  Pleura is the covering of Lung
 conservation and planting trees                            l  Duck – billed platypus is an egg-laying mammal
   l The Hutti Gold mines are located in the State          l  The type of kidneys present in frog are meso-
      of Karnataka                                             nephros
   l Ganga river serves the largest cultivable area         l  Medicine of Quinine is provided by Cinchona
Polity and Constitution                                        plant
   l  India follows the policy of non-alignment which       l  Process through which plants reproduce is Pol-
      implies neutrality towards power blocs                   lination
   l  The number of subjects incorporated in the         Miscellaneous
      Union List is 97
                                                            l  An aspect of Input/output controller of data log-
   l  Democratic Socialism aims at bringing about
                                                               ic is called Buffering
      Socialism through democratic means
                                                            l  BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System
   l  Two – Party System is found in U.S.A.
                                                            l  Nelson Mandela was the first recipient of ‘Ma-
   l  Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is appoint-
                                                               hathir Award’ for Global Peace in August 2013
      ed by the President
                                                            l  In August 2013, Malala Yousafzai won the In-
Economy                                                        ternational Children’s Peace Prize
   l  A unit price elastic demand curve will touch                             Success Tip
      neither price axis, nor quantity axis
                                                          International Children’s Peace Prize 2016 has been
   l  If the supply curve is a straight line passing
                                                          conferred to Kehkashan Basu (16) from the United
      through the origin, then the price elasticity of
                                                          Arab Emirates for her extraordinary fight to safeguard
      supply will be equal to unity
                                                          the environment
   l  According to Modern Theory of Rent, rent ac-
      crues to any factor                                   l  Mamnoon Hussain is the present President of
   l  The book which is at the centrepiece of the study        Pakistan
      of Macro–Economics was written by Prof. J.M.          l  Shubha Mugdal had been selected for the Rajiv
      Keynes                                                   Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2016
   l  The basic problem studied in Macro –Econom-           l  Thomas Bach was elected as the Ninth Presi-
      ics is production of income                              dent of International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Physics                                                                        Success Tip
   l  The device used to convert solar energy into elec-  Headquarters of the International Olympic
      tricity is Photovoltaic cell                        Committee is in Lausanne (Switzerland)
                                                            l The Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won
                                                               the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016
   l  The moderator used in a nuclear reactor is ordi-      l Zubin Mehta had been selected for the Tagore
      nary water
                                                               Award for Cultural Harmony in 2013
                      Success Tip                           l Stan Wawrinka won the U.S. Open Men’s Sin-
 Commonly used moderators include regular (light)              gles in 2016 in Lawn Tennis
 water (roughly 75% of the world’s reactors),               l On 26th August, 2013 Rajya Sabha passed “ The
 solid graphite (20% of reactors) and heavy water (5%          Marriage Laws” (Amendment) Bill 2012
 of reactors). Beryllium has also been used in some
                                                            l GSAT – 7 was the first Indian exclusive defence
 experimental types, and hydrocarbons have been
                                                               satellite which was successfully launched on 29
 suggested as another possibility
                                                               August, 2013