l  Uttar Pradesh government launched ‘Prakash hai
                                                              to Vikas hai’ Scheme, a free household power
   l ‘Bull’ and ‘Bear’ are associated with Share
                                                              connection scheme for the poor in the state.
                                                           l  The International Chinese New Year starts from
   l The meaning of ‘Take off stage’ in an economy is
                                                              16 February 2018.
     stage of growth.
                                                           l  “I Witness: Partial Observation” is written by
   l N K Singh has been appointed as the Chairman
                                                              Kapil Sibal.
     of 15th Finance Commission.
                                                           l  Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh
   l The largest share of deficit in budget of India is
                                                              has been selected for Indira Gandhi Prize for
     fiscal deficit.
                                                              Peace, Disarmament and Development in 2017.
   l Trade is not a component of fiscal policy but         l  The first ever Asia–Pacific Broadcasting Union
     public expenditure, public debts and taxation are
                                                              Dance festival was concluded in January, 2017.
     the components of fiscal policy.
                                                           l  Saudi Arabia has allowed India to ferry Haj
Physics                                                       pilgrims via sea route.
   l Concave lens always forms a virtual, erect and        l  In January 2017, India signed a Memorandum of
     diminished image.                                        Understanding to construct 3000 rain water
   l The direction of magnetic field lines in a magnet        harvesting system with Sri Lanka.
     is North Pole to South Pole.                          l  Floppy disk, hard disk and punched tape are
   l Speed of a proton cannot change while it moves           storage devices used in computer.
     freely in magnetic field.                             l  The computers and computers networks exchange
   l Stethoscope works on reflection of sound                 information using Transmission Control Protocol
     principle.                                               (TCP) to communicate with each other.
Chemistry                                                            SSC Junior Engineer
   l Galvanisation method is used to protect iron from
                                                         Held on: 27.01.2018 Morning Shift
     Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc metals.
                                                        Ancient History
   l Rayon is obtained from wood pulp.                     l  The exponent of a Vaisheshika Darshan (philos-
   l Fuel, air and heat are requirements for producing        ophy) is Kanad.
                                                                              Success Tip
                                                        Vaisheshika is one of the six orthodox schools of
   l Vitamin D is made at a higher rate in our body.    Hindu philosophy (Vedic systems) from ancient India.
     Organism             Respiration Source            In its early stages, the Vaisesika was an independent
  a. Diaphragm            Chest cavity                  philosophy with its own metaphysics, epistemology,
  b. Fish                 Gills                         logic, ethics, and soteriology.
  c. Frog                 Lungs and skin                   l  Dhananada was called “Agrammes” or “Xan-
  d. Cockroach            Spiracles                           drames” by Didorus (Greek historian)
   l Flower is the usual reproductive part of a plant.  Medieval History
   l Most frogs are oviparous animals.                     l  The first king of the Chola dynasty to conquer
                                                              Sri Lanka was Rajendra I.
   l Budding is not possible in hydra.
   l Internal fertilisation takes place in hens.                              Success Tip
   l A person having hypermetropia has to keep a        Rajendra I was a Chola emperor of India who
     reading material at 25 cm for comfortable reading. succeeded his father Rajaraja Chola I to the throne
   l Cough-cold, Pneumonia and tuberculosis does        in 1014 CE. During his reign, he extended the
     spread through the air whereas cholera does not    influence of the Chola Empire to the banks of the
     spread through the air.                            river Ganga in North India and across the Indian
                                                        Ocean to the West.
                                                           l  Timur Lang invaded India in 1398 AD.
   l Commonwealth Games 2022 will be hosted by
     Birmingham.                                                              Success Tip
   l Australia beat Argentina 2–1 in the final of the   Timur was a Turco-Mongol conqueror. As the founder
     Hockey World League on December 10, 2017.          of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Central Asia, he
                                                        became the first ruler in the Timurid dynasty. In 1398,
Miscellaneous                                           Timur invaded northern India, attacking the Delhi
   l Safe City Surveillance Scheme was launched by      Sultanate ruled by Sultan Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud
     Bihar Government for checking crimes against       Shah Tughluq of the Tughlaq Dynasty.