Modern History                                              l 2016 Arjuna Award in the field of ‘wrestling’ was
                                                               received by Virender Singh, Vinesh Phogat and Amit
   l The first Governor General of India was Lord              Kumar. 2017 went to Laishram Debendro Singh.
     William Bentinck.
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Lord William Bentinck served as Governor-General            l Binary system is used by the Digital Computers
of India from 1828 to 1835. The Charter Act of 1833            encode data and Programs.
was passed during the time of Lord William Bentinck.        l The Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana scheme dur-
                                                               ing financial year 2017-18 will be implemented
Geography and Environment                                      by Life Insurance of Corporation of India.
   l Venus is also known as ‘Earth’s twin’.                                    Success Tip
   l The Isohyets imaginary lines join places with same  The scheme will be implemented to provide social
     level of rainfalls.                                 security during old age and protect elderly persons
   l Tropical Region has maximum bio-diversity.          aged 60 years and above against a future fall in their
   l Five (5) Indian states share their boundaries with  interest income due to uncertain market conditions.
     Nepal.                                                 l Albert Sabin is known for developing polio vac-
                      Success Tip                              cine.
These states are Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,         l Sonal Mansingh is a renowned Indian classical
West Bengal and Sikkim.                                        dancer.
                                                            l The book ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ is
Polity                                                         written by Arundhati Roy.
   l Comptroller and Auditor General of India is ap-        l Myanmar became seventh member of South Asia
     pointed for 6 years.                                      Sub regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) on
                                                               31 March 2017.
                      Success Tip
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The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of In-
dia is an authority, established by the Constitution     Members of SASEC are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,
under Constitution of India/Part V - Chapter V/Sub-      Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The Manila,
Part 7B/Article 148.                                     Philippines-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) serves
                                                         as the Secretariat for the SASEC member countries.
   l The custodian of Contingency Fund of India is
     the President.                                                    SSC CGL Tier-I Exam
Economy                                                         Held on: 12.08.2017 3rd Shift
   l The instruments of fiscal policy are taxation,     Ancient History
     public expenditure and public debt.
   l Suitable equations are:                                l The most prominent god of ‘Rig Veda’ is Indra.
     a. NI = NDP + Net Foreign Income                   Modern History
     b. GNP = GDP + Net Foreign Income                      l Takshashila University was located between
     c. NDP = GDP - Depreciation                               Indus and Jhelum rivers.
                                                                               Success Tip
   l When a ball thrown vertically upwards energy
     remains constant during its motion.                 Takshashila, flourished from 600 BC to 500 AD, in
   l The SI unit of heat energy is Joule.                the kingdom of Gandhar. 68 subjects were taught at
Chemistry                                                this university and the minimum entry age, ancient
   l The common name of Sodium Bicarbonate is            texts show, was 16.
     Baking Soda.                                       Geography and Environment
   l An ore of iron is Siderite.
Biology                                                     l The largest area under Wastelands is in
   l The study of fungus is known as Mycology.                 Rajasthan, India.
   l The Lacto-bacillus bacteria is responsible for the     l The highest peak in Andaman and Nicobar
     formation of curd.                                        inlands is Saddle Peak.
   l Twelve (12) pairs of ribs are there in human body.     l Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan are landlocked
                                                               country Whereas Myanmar is not a landlocked
Sports                                                         country.
   l Terms and their associated sport
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        Term                       Associated Sport
     a. No ball                    Cricket               A landlocked state or landlocked country is a sover-
     b. Goal                       Hockey                eign state entirely enclosed by land, or whose only
     c. Knockout                   Boxing                coastlines lie on closed seas. There are currently 49