Success Tip                        Polity and Constitution
 GSAT-19E is scheduled by the Indian Space Research         l  Indirect Democracy provides Representative
 Organisation for launch aboard a Geosynchronous               Government
 Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III on 20 January 2017       l  The main duty of the Legislature is enacting laws
                                                            l  Members of the Union Public Service Commis-
     SSC Graduate Level Tier-I Exam                            sion are appointed by the President
Held on: 26.10.2014 (Second Sitting)                        l  Laski said, “A state is known by the rights that
                                                               it maintains”
Ancient History
   l  Chandragupta Maurya spent his last days at
      Sravanabelgola                                        l  Interest paid to a bank for a crop loan is a fac-
                                                               tor payment
   l  Buddha died in the year 483 BC
                                                            l  Economic growth refers to continuous growth
                      Success Tip                              of per capita real income over a period of time
 Buddha died at Kusinara, present day Kushinagar U.P.          in an economy
   l  The famous Jain centre in South India is locat-       l  Correct Statements about Economy:
      ed at Sravanabelgola                                     ä        The central problem of an economy is the prob-
                                                                        lem of allocation of resources
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                                                                 ä      Economy faces the problem of utilisation of
 Shravanabelagola is located near Channa-
 rayapatna of Hassan district of Karnataka
                                                                   ä    Economy faces the problem of growth of re-
   l  The Asokan Inscriptions were engraved in Brah-                    sources
                                                            l        In the case of direct taxes, the payment liability
Medieval History                                                     and the ultimate burden of the tax lies upon
                                                                     the person on whom it has been imposed
   l  Jahangir, a Mughal Emperor prohibited the use
                                                            l        Capitalism Is based on the principle of surplus
      of tobacco
Physical Geography                                          l        If only a part of the labour force employed by a
   l  Harmattan blows in Sahara desert from                          firm can be dismissed at any time and without
   l  The forest in Silent Valley of Kerala is an exam-              pay, the total wages and salaries paid by the
                                                                     firm must be considered a variable cost
      ple of tropical rainforest
   l  The loss of water in the form of water droplets is Physics
      called Guttation                                      l  Herman Hollerith had perfected his tabulating
                      Success Tip                              system and developed a machine called Tabu-
                                                                     lation Engine
 Guttation is the exudation of drops of xylem sap on
 the tips or edges of leaves of some vascular plants                                 Success Tip
                                                          The machine was developed to help process data for
General Geography                                         the 1890 U.S. Census. It spawned a class of
   l  Titicaca lake is called ‘Honeymoon Lake’            machines, known as unit record equipment, and the
                      Success Tip                         data processing industry
                                                            l The velocity of light is 3 × 108 m/sec
 Lake Titicaca is a large, deep lake in the Andes on
 the border of Peru and Bolivia. By volume of water         l A seconds pendulum is a pendulum whose time
 and by surface area, it is the largest lake in South                period is 2 seconds
 America                                                                             Success Tip
   l  The busiest ocean from the point of view of trade   A seconds pendulum is a pendulum whose period is
      is Atlantic Ocean                                   precisely two seconds; one second for a swing in one
   l  The biggest delta in the world is the Ganges Delta  direction and one second for the return swing, a
                                                          frequency of 1/2 Hz. A pendulum is a weight
   l  Annaimudi peak is located in the Sahyadri
                                                          suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely
                      Success Tip                           l A jug is filled the brim with water at 0°C. A piece
 It is the highest peak in the Wester n Ghats                        of ice floats in it. The moment the ice melts
 and South India, at an elevation of 2,695 metres                    water level is unchanged
   l  Commercially important cotton fibres are              l Absorption of water from cut ends of stems dis-
      epider-mal hairs of seeds                                      proves the cohesion-tension theory