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ABBREVIATIONS

 

COFEPOSA: Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act
CARE: Co-operative for American Relief Everywhere
CHOGM: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CSO: Central Statistical Organisation
CVRDE: Combat Vehicles Research Development Establishment
EPZ: Export Processing Zone
ESMA: Essential Services Maintenance Act
FEMA: Foreign Exchange Management Act
GATE: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
HUDCO: Housing and Urban Development Corporation

 

SUPERLATIVES

 

Largest delta: Sunderban
Largest diamond: The Cullinan
Largest archipelago: Indonesia
Smallest bird: Humming Bird
Largest library: United States Library of Congress, Washington (more than 59,000,000 items)
Largest sea bird: Albatross
Largest sea: South China Sea
Hottest place: Azizia (Libya, Africa 580c (1360F))
Largest peninsula: Arabia
Largest museum: American Museum of Natural History, New York City
Longest mountain range: Andes, South America – 8,800 km long
Deepest lake: Baikal (Siberia); Average depth 701 metre
Largest gulf: Gulf of Mexico
Largest desert: Sahara (Africa)
Largest creature: Blue Whale

 



PARLIAMENT’S NAME OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

 

USA – Congress
Sweden – Riksdag
Russia – Duma
Japan – Diet
Denmark – Folketing
Israel – knesset
China – National Peoples Congress
Iran – Majlis
Nepal – National Panchayat
Poland – Sejm
Afghanistan – Shora
Norway – Storting
Spain – Crotes

Switzerland – Federal Assembly

 

BRANCHES OF SCIENCE

 

Eugenics: is the study of ways in which the physical and mental characteristic of the human
race may be improved. Modern elemination of genetic diseases.
Cryogenics: The science dealing with the production, control and application of very low
temperature.
Metallurgy: It is the process of extracting metals from their ores.
Hydropathy: The cure of disease by the internal and external use of water.
Heliotherapy: It is the method of treating diseases by sunlight.
Ballistics: It is the science of launching projectiles into space.

YEARS

1885: Formation of Indian National Congress
1905: Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon
1906: Muslim League was formed at Dacca
1911: Partition of Bengal was cancelled by Lord Hardinge
1911: India’s Capital was Shifted from Calcutta to Delhi
1917: Gandhiji’s Champaran campaign launched
1919: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
1919: Khilafat Movement
1924: Communist Party of India was formed
1929: Poorna Swaraj resolution at Lahore session
1930: Gandhiji’s Dandi March
1932: Third Round Table Conference
1937: Provincial Autonomy
1942: Quit India Movement
1945: Trial of INA at Red Fort
1946: British Cabinet Mission visited India
1948: Death of Mahatma Gandhi
1950: India becomes a Republic

 



WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES AND NATIONAL PARKS

 

Hazaribagh: Bihar
Sivapuri National Park: Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park: Madhya Pradesh
Jim Corbet National Park: Uttaranchal
Manas Sanctuary: Assam
Ghana Bird Sanctuary: Rajasthan
Bandipur Sanctuary: Karnataka
Dachigam Sanctuary: Kashmir
Chandra Prabha Sanctuary: Uttar Pradesh
Kaziranga Sanctuary: Assam
Periyar Sanctuary: Kerala
Bharatpur: Rajasthan
Nagerhole: Karnataka
Tadoba National Park: Maharashtra
Gir Lion Sanctuary: Gujarat

 

FIRST IN INDIA

 

Actress to win Padma Shri Award — Nargis Dutt (1958).
Bharat Ratna Award winner — C. Rajagopalachari (1954).
Miss World — Reita Faria (1966).
Field Marshal — S.H.F.J. Manekshaw (1973).
Elected President — S. Radhakrishnan (1962-67).
Cosmonaut — Rakesh Sharma (1984).
Chief Justice of India — Harilal J. Kania (1950-51).
Chief Election Commissioner — Sukumar Sen (1950-58).
Chairman of Rajya Sabha — S.V. Krishnamoorthy (1952).
Woman to swim the English Channel — Arati Saha (1959).
Woman Jnanpith Award winner — Ashapurna Devi (1976).
Woman IPS officer — Kiran Bedi (1974).
Woman Governor — Sarojini Naidu (1947).

 

NATIONAL LABORATORIES AND LOCATIONS

 

National Physical Laboratory: New Delhi
National Institute of Oceanography: Panaji (Goa)
National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI): Nagpur
Indian Institute of Petroleum: Dehra Dun (Uttaranchal)
National Chemical Laboratory: Pune
Central Road Research Institute: New Delhi
Central Mining Research Station: Dhanbad (Bihar)
Central Drug Research Institute: Lucknow (UP)
Central Building Research Institute : Roorkee (UP)
Central Food Technological Research Institute: Mysore
Central Leather Research Institute: Chennai
National Aeronautical Laboratory: Bangalore

 

TERMS RELATED WITH DIFFERENT SPORTS ITEMS

Scoop – Hockey
Baton – Relay (Athletics)
Fault – Badminton/Tennis
Punch – Boxing
Ashes – Cricket
Chinaman – Cricket
Off side – Football/Hockey
Bull’s eye – Shooting
Deuce – Tennis
Scissors – Wrestling
Volley – Tennis

 




MALAYALAM BOOKS AND AUTHORS

 

MALAYALAM BOOKS AND AUTHORS

COUNTRIES WITH CHANGED NAMES

New Name – Old Name
Iraq – Mesopotamia
Iran – Persia
Zimbabwe – Rhodesia
Malaysia _ Malaya
Ghana – Gold Coast
Surinam – Dutch Guiana
Myanmar – Burma

Guyana – British Guiana

COUNTRIES WITH ALTERNATE NAMES

Japan – Nippon
Taiwan – Formosa
India – Bharat

 

FIRST IN THE WORLD

 

Woman to reach North Pole: Ann Bancroft
Test Tube Baby: Louise Joy Brown
Woman Prime Minister of a country: Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1960)
Woman President of a country: Maria Estela Peron (Argentina)
Men on Mt. Everest without Oxygen: Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler (1978)
Foreigner to get Bharat Ratna: Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
First Chinese pilgrim to visit India: Fahien
Englishman to receive Nobel Prize for Literature: Rudyard Kipling (1907)
Pope to visit India: Pope Paul VI
Woman to climb Mount Everest: Junko Taibei

Muslim invader of India: Mohammad-bin-Qasim

QUOTATIONS

 

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing – Alexander Pope
Man is by nature a political animal – Aristotle
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread – Alexander Pope
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever – John Keats
‘Just as I would not like to be a slave, so I would not like to be a master’ – Abraham Lincoln
I came, I saw, I conquered – Julius Caesar
Jai Jawan Jai Kisan – Lal Bahadur Shastri
Gharibi Hatawo – Indira Gandhi
Child is the father of man – Wordsworth

 

PEN NAMES OF MALAYALAM WRITERS

 

Kovilan – V.V. Ayyappan
Omchery – N. Narayana Pillai
Sanjayan – Manikkoth Ramunni Nair
Cynic – M. Vasudevan
Nandanar – P.C. Gopalan
Thikkodiyan – P.Kunjanandan Nair
Uroob – P.C. Kuttikrishnan
Vilasini – M.K. Menon
Mali – V. Madhavan Nair
Kakkanadan – George Varghese

IMPORTANT YEARS IN WORLD HISTORY

 

776 BC: First Olympiad in Greece
4 BC: Birth of Jesus Christ
AD 570: Birth of Prophet Mohammed
622: Beginning of Hijra Era
1215: Signing of Magna Carta
1492: Columbus discovered America
1688: Glorious Revolution in England
1776: American War of Independence
1789: French Revolution
1815: Battle of Waterloo
1848: Publication of Communist Manifesto
1918: First World War ended
1948: Myanmar and Sri Lanka achieved independence
1963: Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
1957: First artificial satellite was launched by Russia

 

REFORMS AND EVENTS DURING BRITISH PERIOD

 

First Census – Ripon
Communal Award – Wellington
Doctrine of Lapse – Dalhousie
Dyarchy – Chelmsford
INA Trial – Wavell
Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy – Chelmsford
Permanent Settlement – Cornwallis
Quit India – Linlithgow
Sepoy Mutiny – Canning
Subsidiary Alliance – Wellesley

Cabinet Mission – Wavell

 

ALTERNATE NAMES

 

Bard of Avon – William Shakespeare
Sultan of Beypore – Vaikom Mohammed Basheer
Man of Destiny – Napoleon Bonaparte
The Birdman of India – SalimAli
Andhra Kesari – T. Prakasam
Lok Nayak – Jayaprakash Narayan
Father of Medicine – Hippocrates
Lady with the Lamp – Florence Nightingale
Poet’s Poet – Edmund Spenser
Rajaji – C. Rajagopalachari
Deenabandhu – C.F. Andrews
Grand Old Man of India – Dadabhai Naoroji
Father of History – Herodotus
Father of Indian Industry – Jamshedji Tata
Father of Modern Chemistry – Joseph Priestley
Father of Indian Renaissance – Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Banga bandhu – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Tiger of the Snows – Tenzing Norgay
Indian Napoleon – Samudragupta
Man of Blood and Iron – Bismarck
Guruji – M.S. Golwalkar
Maid of Orleans – Joan of Arc
Father of Biology – Aristotle
Kerala Simham – Pazhassy Raja
Lokmanya – Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Nightingale of India – Sarojini Naidu

 

DISEASES AND AFFECTING BODY PARTS

 

Pneumonia – Lungs
Meningitis – Brain and Spinal Cord
Eczema – Skin
Aids – Immune System
Goitre – Thyroid Gland
Jaundice – Liver
Trachoma – Eyes
Tuberculosis – Lungs
Malaria – Spleen
Rheumatism – Joints
Diabetes – Pancreas
Arthritis – Inflammation of Joints
Cataract – Eyes
Diphtheria – Throat
Typhoid – Intestine, Whole Body

Pyorrhoea – Gums

 

HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT PLACES

 

Mount Blanc: It is the highest mountain peak in Europe in the Alps on the confines of Italy and France.
Yellow Sea: It is a sea between China and Korea.
Lumbini: It is the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal.
Kremlin: It is in Moscow. It is the headquarters of Russia.
Pearl Harbour: US naval base in Hawai Island. The Japanese attack of this brought them into the second world war.
Pentagon: It is in Washington. It is the defence head-quarters of USA.
Pisa: It is in Italy, well known for its leaning tower.
Victoria Falls: It is on river Zambezi in Central Africa. It is 1,700 metres wide.
Potala: It is in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Dalai Lama’s palace is situated here.
Monte Carlo: It is in France, famous for the luxurious resorts and world-renowned car rally.




Great Wall of China: 2,400 km long wall constructed by the Chinese Emperor Shih Hwang Ti.

 

IMPORTANT DAYS

 

April 23: World Book Day
May 8: Red Cross Day
May 11: National Technology Day
June 5: World Environment Day
September 16: Ozone Day
September 27: World Tourism Day
October 1: Day of the Elderly
October 16: World Food Day
October 30: World Thrift Day
December 1: World AIDS Day

December 10: Human Rights Day

 

THE FIRST TO VISIT INDIA

 

American President – Eisenhower
Russian Prime Minister – Bulganin
British Prime Minister – Harold Macmillan
British Monarch – King George V
Chinese Premier – Chou-En-lai
First Pope – Pope John Paul VI

 

GEOGRAPHICAL EPITHETS

 

Bengal’s Sorrow – Damodar River
Blue Mountains – Nilgiri Hills
City of Sky Scrapers – New York
City of Seven Hills – Rome
City of Dreaming Spires – Oxford
City of Palaces – Calcutta
City of Golden Gate – San Francisco
City of Magnificent Distances – Washington
Cockpit of Europe – Belgium
China’s Sorrow – Hwang-Ho
Dark Continent – Africa
Emerald Island – Ireland
Eternal City – Rome
Forbidden City – Lhasa (Tibet)
Garden City – Chicago
Gate of Tears – Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb
Gateway of India – Mumbai
Gift of Nile – Egypt
Granite City – Aberdeen
Holy Land – Palestine
Herring Pond – Atlantic Ocean
Hermit Kingdom – Korea
Island Continent – Australia
Island of Cloves – Zanzibar
Island of Pearls – Bahrein (Persian Gulf)
Key to the Mediterranean – Gibraltar
Land of the Rising Sun – Japan
Land of Golden Fleece – Australia
Land of Midnight Sun – Norway
Loneliest Island – Tristan De Gunha (Mid Atlantic)
Land of Morning Calm – Korea
Land of Thousand Lakes – Finland
Land of the Thunderbolt – Bhutan
Land of Maple – Canada
Land of White Elephant – Thailand
Land of Cakes – Scotland
Never Never land – Vast Prairies of North Australia
Playground of Europe – Switzerland
Pearl of the Antilles – Cuba
Pillars of Hercules – Straits of Gibraltar
Pearl of the Pacific – Guyayaquil port of Equador
Quaker City – Philadelphia
Queen of the Adriatic – Venice

Roof of the World – The Pamirs, Central Asia

 

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