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Biology                                                     l The angle between the normal and the incident
                                                              ray is called the angle of incidence.
   l In each testes in a male reproductive system,
      there are 250 compartments called testicular lob-  Chemistry
      ules.
                                                            l Stainless Steel is made by mixing iron with car-
   l The predominant stage of the life cycle of a moss        bon and metals like chromium, nickel and man-
      is the gametophyte which consists of two stages.        ganese.
      The second stage is the leafy.
                                                            l The melting point of ice is 273.16 K.
   l In Animal Kingdom classification, the Phylums
      are Mollusca, Chordata and Annelida.               Biology
Sports                                                      l The ovaries are the primary female sex organs
                                                              that produce the female gamete (ovum) and sev-
   l The highest number of medals at 2016 Rio Olym-           eral steroid hormones (ovarian hormones).
      pics was won by USA.
                                                            l Bryophytes are also called amphibians of the
Miscellaneous                                                 plant kingdom.
   l Hybrid Hard Disk Drive (HHDD) is a technology                            Success Tip
      where the conventional disk drive is combined      Bryophytes are an informal group consisting of three
      with non-volatile flash memory, of typically 128   divisions of non-vascular land plants, the liverworts,
      MB or more to cache data during normal use.        hornworts and mosses. They are characteristically
   l Uday Desh Ka Aam Nagrik scheme launched by          limited in size and prefer moist habitats although
      the Central Government aims at providing af-       they can survive in drier environments.
      fordable aviation by making domestic flight           l Animals belonging to phylum chordata are fun-
      charges economically accessible for middle-class        damentally characterised by the presence of a
      citizens of India.                                      notochord, a dorsal hollow nerve cord and paired
   l The hot air balloon was invented by Montgolfier          pharyngeal gill slits.
      brothers.                                             l Adaptation is any attribute of the organism (mor-
                                                              phological, physiological and behavioural) that
   l India’s highest civilian award is Bharat Ratna.
                                                              enables the organism to survive and reproduce
                      Success Tip                             in its habitat.
The first recipients of the Bharat Ratna were politi-
cian C. Rajagopalachari, philosopher Sarvepalli
                                                         Sports
Radhakrishnan, and scientist C. V. Raman, who were          l In the Rio Olympics 2016, India won 2 medals
honoured in 1954.                                             overall.
   l Novels and their related author                     Miscellaneous
      Novel                       Author
                                                            l Browser is designed to read and interpret HTML.
   a. An Affair Downstairs        Sherri Browning
   b. White Teeth                 Zadie Smith               l Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
                                                              launched by the Central Government aims at
   c. Atonement                   Ian McEwan
                                                              providing free health checkups for pregnant
                                                              women for the first 6 months of pregnancy.
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                                                            l The thermos flask was invented by James Dewar.
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                                                            l “Young Girls” is the famous work of painter
Geography and Environment                                     Amrita Shergill.
   l The innermost layer is the core with a radius of                         Success Tip
      about 3500 km.                                     This painting done in 1932 won Amrita Sher-Gil an
                                                         associate membership at the Grand Salon in 1933.
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                                                            l Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey was awarded the
Earth radius is the distance from Earth"s center to           Paramvir Chakra for his martyrdom at Kargil War
its surface, about 6,371 km.                                  of 1999.
                      Success Tip                           l Books and their related author
Nepal also shares its border with Uttar Pradesh and              Book                      Author
Bihar.                                                        a. Open                      Andre Agassi
Physics                                                       b. India 2020: A Vision      A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
   l A ball rolling along the ground gradually slows             for the New Millennium
      down and finally comes to rest is due to friction.      c. A Foreign Policy of India Chandra Bhambhri
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