October 24, 2018


*Jawahar Rozgar Yojana was introduced in Seventh Five Year Plan
* Capital market deals with long term fund
*In India, the interest rate on savings accounts
in all the nationalized commercial banks is not
fixed by Reserve Bank of India
*Pegging up of a currency means, fixing the value
of a currency at a constant level
*Plan Holiday was declared after The Third Five Year Plan
*Due to miserable failure of the Third Plan the government was forced to declare “plan holidays” (from1966–67, 1967–68, and 1968–69). Three annual plans were drawn during this intervening period
*CRR, Bank Rate and Change in margin requirement is helpful in controlling money supply
*Growth rate of population means the difference
between birth and death rates
* Central Food Technology and Research Institute
(CFTRI) is located in Mysore
* The first Five Year Plan of the Government of
India was based on Harrod-Domar model

Modern History

*The Quit India Resolution (1942) proposed the starting of a non-violent mass struggle on the widest possible scale. Mahatma Gandhi gave the mantra “Do or Die” for this struggle
*Annie Besant was the first Woman President of Indian National Congress
*In August 1917 she was made the Presid-ent of the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress
*At the time of independence, India practised Subsistence agriculture predominantly
* Charter Act of 1813 brought to an end, the
East India Company’s monopoly in India’s foreign trade
*The Act expressly asserted the Crown’s sovereignty over British India
* The policy of ‘imperial preferences’ adopted by
Britain in its colonies in 1932 is also known as
the Ottawa Agreement

Polity and Constitution

l The maximum strength of Rajya Sabha is 250
*If the President of India wants to resign, he has
to address the letter of resignation to the VicePresident
* The playing time (in seconds) of the full version
of Indian National Anthem is 52
*Prime Minister acts as the channel of communication between the President and the Council Ministers
*Bureaucracy literally means a system of government by Officials
* A federal government is in the shape of agreement between the Centre and the States
*Parliamentary or Presidential Government can
be distinguished mainly by the legislative-executive relations
*The phrase “equality before law” used in Article-
14 of Indian Constitution has been borrowed
from Britain
*In India, woman had never been a Chief Minister in the State of Maharashtra
* The specific feature of the single member constituency system is, It secures a stable majority in the legislature

*Light from the Sun reaches us in nearly 8 min
*Radar is used to detect and locate distant objects.
*Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain
* Optical fibre works on the principle of total internal reflection
*The moment of inertia of a body does not depend upon its angular velocity
*To open a door easily. the handle should be fixed
at the greatest distance from the hinges

*2, 4-D is used as Weedidde
*Among Fluorine, Lithium, Oxygen and Zinc,
Lithium exhibits the greatest tendency to lose electrons
*Poison used for killing rats is Zinc phosphide (Zn3P2)
* Antacid tablets consist of hydroxides of magnesium and aluminium
*The element absorbed both in cation and anion form is Nitrogen
*Nucleons are regarded as composites sub-particles known as quarks
*Radioactive element Radium was discovered by Marie Curie
*Water vapour, O3 and CO2 are greenhouse gases
*Interveinal necrotic spots on leaves appear due to SO2 injury
*Nuclear fallout contains Alpha particles and â-particles

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