l The international group ICAN won the Nobel        Polity
    Peace Prize on 6th October, 2017.                   l “The state is everywhere: it leaves hardly a gap”,
  l On June 30, 2017 Shri Pranab Mukherjee                this statement explains the concept of Welfare
    inaugurated an exhibition of artworks at Academy      State.
    of fine Arts in Kolkata.                            l In 12th Report of the Second Administrative
  l MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) has been            Reforms Commission has identified “Citizen–
    signed between India and Spain in May 2017.           Centric Administration” as barriers of good
  l Myanmar became the 7th member of SASEC.               Governance in India.
                    Success Tip                         l First (1st) Schedule of the Constitution of India
The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation           lists the States and Union Territories of India.
(SASEC) Program, set up in 2001, brings together        l As per the Constitution of India, The President
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar,             of India is authorized to transfer the Judge of
Nepal, and Sri Lanka in a project-based partnership.      the High Court to another High Court.
  l Bookmark is a quick access a favourite website      l Article 19 of the Constitution of India ensures
    by saving it in your browser.                         the freedom of the press.
  l Control Unit is called the nerve center or brain  Economy
    of a computer.                                      l Services of a housewife are not taken into account
                                                          to estimate national income but few sources,
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                                                          which are taken into account to estimate
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                                                          a. services of a personal secretary
Ancient History
                                                          b. services of a car driver
  l The first Tirthankara of Jainism was Rishabhdev.
                                                          c. services of a tourist guide
  l The first Gupta ruler to attain the title of        l Parallel economy emerges due to Tax Evasion.
    Maharajadhiraja was Chandragupta I.
                                                        l The net area under crops sown in India is
Medieval History                                          approximately 14 crore hectares.
  l Jai Chand was defeated by Muhammad Ghori in         l Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    the Battle of Chandawar.                              Development Act (MSMED) was passed in 2006.
Modern History                                          l As per Census of India–2011, the highest
                                                          population has recorded in Delhi and Mumbai
  l Bakht Khan was bestowed with the title of ‘Saheb-
    e-Alam Bahadur’ by Bahadur Shah during the
    uprising of 1857.                                 Physics
  l Vitthal Bhai Patel was the President of the         l Refractive angle is 90° for critical angle.
    Central Legislative Assembly in August 1925.        l Light ray goes from denser to rarer medium for
                                                          critical angle.
Geography and Environment
                                                        l To hear a distinct echo, the time interval between
  l Tamu Massif is considered to be the largest           the original sound and reflected sound must be
    volcano on Earth (in terms of its mass and            atleast 0.1 seconds.
    footprint).                                         l Mercury, manganese and iron are the conductor
  l Ionosphere layer of the atmosphere makes Radio        of electricity whereas ebonite is not a conductor
    Communication possible.                               of electricity.
  l The name of mid-latitude grass land in South        l An electric motor converts electric energy into
    America is Pampas.                                    mechanical energy.
  l Mahatma Gandhi Hydropower Project is situated       l An electric generator works on the principle of
    on Jog waterfall.                                     electromagnetic induction.
  l The Eastern Ghats joins the Western Ghats at        l The magnetic field at the center of a long circular
    Nilgiri Hills.                                        coil carrying current will be parallel straight lines.
  l Sulphur dioxide is responsible for turning Taj    Chemistry
    Mahal yellow.                                       l When a substance loses oxygen during a reaction,
  l Lichen helps in monitoring air pollution.             it is called reduction.
  l Dust, soot and smoke are the particulate            l Lime stone, chalk and marble are the form of
    pollutant whereas ozone is not a particulate          calcium carbonate but lime water is a form of
    pollutant.                                            calcium hydroxide.
  l Grassland ecosystem has upright of biomass          l Nitrogen is most electronegative among Arsenic,
    pyramid.                                              Nitrogen and Phosphorus.