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Lucent's General Knowledge

Lucent's General Knowledge


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 The subject matter of this book is comprehensive, thoroughly informative and very useful. The content of the book has been scientifically devised to cater to the need of the candidates preparing for the competitive exams. The book contains 10 chapters and an appendix. The first chapter describes Indian History through the ages from Ancient period to Modern period with an approach suitable for the examinees of different competitive examinations. Similarly the second chapter throws light on the World History through the ages from Ancient period to Modern period. The third chapter Geography, fourth chapter Indian Polity and Constitution and the fifth chapter Indian Economy give a vivid description of the subject matters concerned, adorned with lucid language and up-to-date information. The sixth chapter Physics seventh chapter ‘Chemistry’ and eighth chapter Biology are well arranged and updated. The ninth chapter Miscellany is a treasure of conventional general knowledge, which contains varieties of useful information including Firsts, Superlatives, Monuments, International Boundaries, National Emblems/Animals, News Agencies, Map Lines, Parliaments, Signs Symbols, Official books, UNO and World Organisations, International Decades, Years and Weeks, Important Days, India's World Heritage Sites, Defense of India, Research Centres/Institutes, Musical Instruments and their Exponents, Folk Dances, Famous Places, Crematorium, Nicknames, Awards and Honours, Books and Authors, Games and Sports, National Parks etc. The tenth chapter Computer gives to the point and up-to-date information of the subject matter. Moreover, Study matter of all the chapters are thoroughly processed, systematically compiled and based on the latest syllabus as well as the question patterns of various contemporary competitive examinations. This book will certainly enhance the level of general knowledge of the students and the candidates of competitive examinations. This book may prove itself trustworthy to cater to the need of its readers.

 

C O N T E N T S

 

 

  • Indian History

 

 

        I. ANCIENT INDIA : 1. Harappan / Indus Civilization 2. Vedic Culture 3.I. Mahajanapada Period 3.II. Religious Movements 4. Maurya

 

5.I. Post-Maurya / Pre Gupta Period 5.II. The Sangam Period 6. Gupta

 

7. Post Gupta Period / Vardhana Dynasty. II. MEDIEVAL INDIA 8. Medieval Period I. North India (Rajputa Period) II. South India

 

9. Sultanate Period I. The Delhi Sultanate II. Vijayanagar & Kingdoms

 

10. Religious Movements I. Bhakti Movements II. Sufi Movements

 

11. Mughal Period 12. Maratha State & Maratha Confederacy 13. The

 

Europeans. III. Modern India : 14. Expansion of British Power (In the

 

Context of Bengal, Mysore, Punjab etc.) 15. Economic Impact of British Struggle I. The Revolt of 1857 II. Moderate Phase III. Extremist Phase IV. The Gandhian Era IV. MISCELLANEOUS : Important Dates, Important Places, Important Foreign Travellers/Envoys, Abbreviated or Alternative Names, Important Sayings, Important Battles, Reforms/ Acts, Educational Committees / Commissions, Important Congress Session and Governor Generals & Viceroys.

 

2. World History

 

 

  • ANCIENT WORLD : Mesopotamian Civilization, Egyptian Civilization, Harappan Civilization, Chinese Civilization, Iranian Civilization, Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization, Seven Wonders of Ancient World.
  • MEDIEVAL WORLD : Medieval Europe (Feudalism, Crusades), Arab Civilization, Medieval China, Medieval Japan, Seven Wonders of Medieval World.
  • Modern World : Renaissance, Reformation, Geographical Discoveries, Glorious Revolution, Industrial Revolution, American Revolution, French Revolution, Unification of Italy, Unification of Germany, First World War, Russian Revolution, Chinese Revolution, Turkish Revolution, Economic Depression of the World : 1929-34, Fascism in Italy, Nazism In Germany, Militarism In Japan, Second World War.
  • MISCELLANEOUS : Important Dates, Association Of Places, Abbreviated or Alternative Name, Important Battles.

 

 

3. Geography

 

The Solar System, Continents and Oceans, Biosphere, Lithosphere,

 

Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Latitudes and Longitudes, Different Heat Zone of  the earth, Longitudes and Time Zone, International Date Line, Motion of the earth, Effect of the tilted axis on day and night, the Atmosphere (composition and layer of the Atmosphere), Weather and Climate, Atmospheric Pressure, Internal Structure of the earth, Rocks, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Various Landforms (Mountains, Plateaus, Plains, Grassland, Landforms created by the river system, Landforms created by glacier, Landforms created by the action of wind, Landforms created by the action of Groundwater), The Indian Sub Continent; Position, extend and physical features, Climatic diversity

 

In the Indian sub-continent, Soil resources of the Indian sub-continent, Agriculture in India, Land use Patterns of India, Water resources and their utilization in India, Multipurpose rIver valley Projects, Transport in India, Indian facts and figures (States and their capital, Population of the India, Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India, Important Irrigation power projects, Indian Satellites : at a glance), General Introduction to Geography and the Indian subcontinent, Countries with their capitals and currency, River side Cities, Wonders of the World, Countries and their main Industries, Towns associated with some important industries, Famous Sites (India), Famous Sites (World), Changed Names, Continents earth, Continents highest and lowest points, Three deepest oceans, Highest

 

Mountain peaks (world), Geographical epithets, Important boundary lines, Tribes and their homelands, Glossary.

 

4.  Indian Polity and Constitution

 

 

  • Evolution of Indian Constitution, 2. Constituent Assembly and Making of the Constitution 3. Different Sources of Indian Constitution 4. Important Articles of the Constitution 5. Some Important Amendments of the Constitution 6. Some Special Features of the Indian Constitution 7. Federal and Unitary Features of the Indian Union 8. The Preamble 9. Lapse of Paramountcy 10. Integration and Merger of Indian States 11. The Union and its Territories 12. Reorganization of States 13. Citizenship 14. Fundamental Rights 15. Directive Principles of State Policy 16. Fundamental Duties 17. Procedure of Amending the Constitution 18. Executive of the Union 19. The Parliament  of India 20. Executive of the States 21. Special Position of J & K 22. Panchayats 23. Municipalities 24. The Supreme Court 25. The High Court 26. Inter-State Council 27. Finance Commission 28. Planning Commision 29. National Development Council 30. National Integration Council 31. Inter-State Relations 32. Emergency Provisions 33. Public Service Commissions 34. Election 35. Delimitation Commission of India 36. The Official Languages 37. National Symbols 38. Glossary of Constitutional Terms.

 

 

5.  Indian Economy

 

 

  • Highlights of Indian Economy 2. Economy and Economics 3. Characteristics of Indian Economy 4. Agriculture & Land Development 5. National Income 6. Economic Planning 7. Unemployment 8. Trade & Commerce 9. New Economic Policy 10. Indian Financial System 11. Indian Fiscal System 12. Banking In India 13. Tax System 14. Industry 15. Foreign Trade 16. Miscellaneous Facts 17. Glossary of Economic & Financial Terms 18. Some Noteworthy Facts * Appendix:- 1 :Highlights of Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011

 

 

6.  Physics

 

 

  • Unit 2. Motion 3. Work, Energy and Power 4. Gravitation 5. Pressure 6. Floatation 7. Surface Tension 8. Viscosity 9. Elasticity 10. Simple Harmonic Motion 11. Wave 12. Sound Wave 13. Heat 14. Light 15. Static Electricity 16. Current Electricity 17. Magnetism 18. Atomic & Nuclear Physics 19. Electronics 20. Scientific Instruments 21. Inventions 22. Important Discoveries in Physics 23. SI Units of Physical Quantity 24. Conversion of Units From One System to Another System

 

 

7.  Chemistry

 

 

  • Introduction 2. Atomic Structure 3. Periodic Classification of Elements 4. Chemical Bonding 5. Oxidation & Reduction 6. Solution 7. Acids & Salts 8. Behaviour of Gases 9. Electrolysis 10. Carbon & its Compounds 11. Fuels 12. Metallurgy 13. Important fact About Some Metals 14. Non Metals 15. Common Facts

 

 

8.  Biology

 

 

  • Introduction 2. What is Living 3. Classification of Organism 4. Study of Cell-Cytology 5. Genetics 6. Sex Determination in Human 7. Organic Evolution.  Botany : 1 Classification of Plantae 2. Plant Morphology 3. Plant Tissue 4. Photosynthesis 5. Plant Harmones 6. Plant Disease 7. Ecology 8. Nitrogen Cycle 9. Pollution.  Zoology : 1. Classification of Animal Kingdom 2. Animal Tissue 3. Human Blood 4. System of the Human Body 5. Nutrients 6. Human Diseases 7. Miscellaneous.

 

 

9.  Miscellany

 

 

  • Firsts in India (Male) 2. Firsts in India (Female) 3. Firsts in World (Male & Female) 4. Superlatives : India 5. Superlatives : World 6. Important Monuments 7. The Nobel Prize Awarding Institutions 8. National Emblems 9. National Animals 10. News Agencies 11. Map Lines 12. Political Parties 13. Intelligence Agencies 14. Parliaments 15. Important Sign / Symbol 16. Official Books 17. Newspaper 18. United Nations 19. World Organisations 20. UNO Secretary Generals 21. International Decades 22. International Years 23. SAARC Years 24. International Weeks 25. Important Days (India & World) 26. India’s World Heritage Sites 27. Famous Tourist Spots of India 28. Defence of India 29. Internal Security of India 30. Defence Training Institutions 31. Foundation Day of Some States 32. Research Centres of India 33. Nuclear & Space Research Centres in India 34. Health & Medicinal Research Centres in India 35. Defence Institutes in India 36. Government Industrial Undertakings 37. Musical Instruments & their Exponents 38. States & their Folk Dances 39. Famous Places associated With Eminent Persons 40. Crematorium of Famous Persons 41. Nicknames 42. Great Works associated With Famous Persons 43. Awards & Honours 44. National & Padma Awards 45. Gallantry Awards 46. Bharatiya Jnanpith Awards 47. Dada Saheb Phalke Awards 48. Books & Authors 49. Games & Sports- Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, SAF Games, Sports & Related Informations, World Cups-Cricket, Football, Hockey, Tennis, Cups & Trophies, Famous Stadiums, National Games & Sports, Court / Campus / Field, No. of Players in Popular Sports & Games 50. National Parks.

 

 

10.  Computer

 

       Introduction, Generation of Computer, Some Important Facts related to computers, Hardware, Software, Keyboard Shortcuts (Commands), Glossary, Abbreviations associated with computer, Abbreviations.

 

 

  • Appendix

 

 

Census of India 2011 : Figures At a Glance

 

 

 

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