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Odisha Public Service Commission Prelims 2018

अजीब बातें भी कभी- कभी सच हो जाती है.

**UN World Youth Skills Day15th July

Maximum UNESCO World Heritage Sites= Maharashtra


Maharashtra= 4 World Heritage sites & another one on shared basis.

>Ajanta Caves (Aurangabad),

>Ellora Caves (Aurangabad),

>Elephanta Caves (Mumbai),

>Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/Victoria Terminus (Mumbai)

Western Ghats (Sahyadri sub-clusters).


>Ahmedabad = first Indian city to receive heritage status.

>38 World Heritage sites in India= 29 cultural sites+7 natural sites.

>UNESCO World Heritage Convention= 1972

>Agra Fort + Ajanta Caves= First 2 Indian sites.


Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary= Assam


>>Statutory Bodies<<

>Central Vigilance Commission

>Central Information Commission

>State Information Commission

>Nation Human Right Commission

>National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

Executive Bodies= NITI Aayog


**World Milk Day= 1st June

National Milk Day= 26 November

UN Economic & Social CouncilHeadquarter- New York, US

>one of 6 principal organs of United Nations= Founded: 1945 

**2024 Olympic Games= ParisSummer Olympics


2020 Summer= Tokyo

2022 Winter= Beijing

Strachey Commission= prepared 'Famine Code

**Shyamji Krishna VermaNewspaper Indian Sociologist

Portugal= first in bringing printing press to India.

**Diwan-e-amirkohi=Deptt of agriculture= Mohammad-Bin Tughlaq 

named Devagiri as {Doultabad}

=Capital from Delhi to Daulatabad (Devagiri).


>Diwan-e-wazaratBalbann= finance Deptt.

>Diwan-i-arz = Balban= maintaining the army (Ministry of War)

>Diwan-i-MustkharajAlauddin Khiljiland revenue (finance deptt). 


**Haji Ibrahim Sarhindi translated= Atharvaveda in Persian Language.

*Tebhaga Revolt, 1946 =Bengalpeasant agitation

>led by All India Kisan Sabha, =peasant wing of CPI.

Dadabhai Naoroji elected to= House of Commons to speak for Indian interests in 1890s?

>Dadabhai Naoroji: The 1st Indian in British house of commons.


Primary sector = Production of raw material & basic foods.

>it include agriculture, mining, forestry, farming, grazing, hunting and gathering, fishing, quarrying.

Extraction of raw materials (primary), manufacturing (secondary), services (tertiary).


**Horticulture widely farmed in= {Temperate region}

**Line joining points with equal cloud cover = Isoneph

*Process that shapes earth's surface= Geomorphic process

>Internal & external forces causing changes in configuration of surface of the earth are known as geomorphic processes

*U-shaped valley formed by= Glacier

Mist formed as a result of = Condensation

***Concurrent Subject List

Concurrent List52 items (though last item is numbered 47)

Actionable wrongs + Bankruptcy & insolvency + Trust & Trustees.
+ Forests+ Price control

**State List

State List= 61 items

Exp- Capitation taxes.

Official languages= Art 343

Artcle 21Right to life + personal liberty + right to privacy

**Sevottam= an administrative measure to improve quality of public services in India.

**World Economic Outlook report= IMF

**OTCEI= An Indian Share Market OTC Exchange of India.

National Income estimated by= Central Statistical Organization

**To lower interest rates, RBI should= Buy securities

>To lower interest rates, RBI needs to increase money supply in economy= through purchase of securities by RBI.

**Gresham's law= Monetary principle =bad money drives out good.

>Overvalued one (bad money) + Undervalued one (good money)


>Gresham’s law comes into operation = when a new coin (bad money) is assigned same face value as a superior older coin (good money).

>In such case, new coin will be used in circulation while old coin will be hoarded and thus disappear from circulation.

Absolute Poverty means= Poverty in terms of basic minimum calorie requirements.

Gilt-edged securities= issued by Government.

Montreux Record= a register of wetland sites.

**Keoladeo National Parkenlisted in Montreaux Recorda vast bird sanctuary.

>formerly known as= Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan.

Top 5 Green House Gases




4. Nitrous Oxide

5. Ozone


Lichens= Biological indicator of SO2 pollution.

Bioremediation= to treat contaminated media, including water, soil and subsurface material.

**Ecological Footprint= measures human demand on nature.

>it measures how much nature we have & how much nature we use.

>Unit of Ecological Footprint [Global Hectare]

Argan oil helps to prevent:
>Lowers Cholesterol (Cardiovascular diseases & Obesity)

Sericulutre = rearing practice of Silk worm.

Biomagnificaiton= increase in quantity of Toxicants

>toxins are concentrated in an organism_as larger animals continue to eat smaller animals.

Brithtness of bulb decreases gradually because of =Evaporation of metal from filament of bulb.

**ICMR= Indian Council of Medical Research

Headquarter: New Delhi 

Antioxidants present in food stuffs

a) Retard action of oxygen on food materials.

b) Helps in its preservation.

c) Prevents spoilage.

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