Sunday, 13 January 2013

Do you know?
  1. The Himalayan Yew (Taxus wallachiana) is a medicinal plant found in various parts of Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh. A chemical compound called ‘taxol’ is extracted from the bark, needles, twigs and roots of this tree, and it has been successfully used to treat some cancers – the drug is now the biggest selling anti-cancer drug in the world
  2. Asiatic cheetah, pink head duck are now extinct from India.
  3. Under Wildlife Act of 1980 and 1986, several hundred butterflies, moths, beetles, and one dragonfly have been added to the list of protected species. In 1991, for the first time plants were also added to the list, starting with six species.
  4. India receives nearly 4 per cent of the global precipitation and ranks 133 in the world in terms of water availability per person per annum. The total renewable water resources of India are estimated at 1,897 sq km per annum.
  5. In the 11th Century, Bhopal Lake, one of the largest artificial lakes of its time was built.
  6. In the 14th Century, the tank in Hauz Khas, Delhi was constructed by Iltutmish for supplying water to Siri Fort area.
  7. Krishna-Godavari dispute is due to the objections raised by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh governments? It is regarding the diversion of more water at Koyna by the Maharashtra government for a multipurpose project.
  8. India has the largest reserve of iron ore in Asia. Main types of ore found in our country are haematite and magnetite.
  9. Manganese is an important raw material for smelting of iron ore and also used for manufacturing ferro alloys.
  10. Orissa is the leading producer of Manganese. Major mines in Orissa are located in the central part of the iron ore belt of India, particularly in Bonai, Kendujhar, Sundergarh, Gangpur, Koraput, Kalahandi and Bolangir.
Funny Facts
  1. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet !
  2. If you were to roll-out a human lung and flatten it, it would be the size of a tennis court.
  3. The quartz crystal in your wristwatch vibrates 32,768 times a second.
  4. During World War II, twice as many fighter pilots were killed during training than combat.
  5. No one can drown in the Dead Sea. It is 25 percent salt, which makes the water very heavy.
  6. To produce half a kilo of honey, bees have to collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers.
  7. ‘Nokia’, the communications giant, was founded in 1865 as a wood-pulp mill by Fredrik Idestam.
Stage I Test at SSB’s
Stage –I test at SSB’s is conducted to eliminate the obvious failures. That means those candidates , who have no chance of clearing the SSB in this attempt.
Main causes of failure in this test are as follows:-
OIR Test
(a) Poor performance in the officers Intelligence rating test( either in any one of the verbal or non verbal tests, or in both of them)

Picture Perception Test
(b) Misunderstanding of test instructions delivered by the examiner, prior to the test.
(c) Writing the story, which does not relate to the picture shown and the characters identified in it.
(d) Describing the scene in the picture, instead of writing a story about the characters involved in it.
(e) Writing unrealistic stories fantasies as stories, or fairy tail as stories.

Discussion Test
(f) Hesitant/ nervous narration of the story.
(g) Lack of participation in the discussion.
(h) Only raising questions on other’s stories without looking for the commonalities.
(i) Speaking loudly and continue to speak, without listening to other participants.
In most of the cases the participants forget to behave in gentlemanly manner, in the effort to project oneself as the most suitable candidate or as a candidate possessing all the desired leadership qualities. This invariably happens due to faulty coaching imparted by ill-equipped trainers or the wrong advice received from the candidates, who themselves have not been able to clear the SSB tests in the past.
One has to keep in mind that the coaching can be derogatory if not used correctly. You may hamper your chances of clearing the SSB, if you just ape others or try to fit in the solutions suggested/ given by others.
My sincere advice to all the aspirants of defence services is to remain what to are. Develop yourself from with in as per the advice or the training obtained. Learn to generate options , so that a well considered decision could be made.

Prepare yourself to bring in positive changes in your attitude and behavior. Try this three pronged approach.
(a) Learn to acknowledge the help given to you i.e. learn to say thank you for even to the remotest favour done to you by anyone.
(b) Learn to give whatever you can afford to give to people around you without any expectation or favour in return, be it material or moral support. Try it once even if you do not like it. I can assure you, it will give you immense pleasure and a new friend.
(c) Learn to pardon others mistake. This will help you in focusing your total energy to your goal, rather than getting it diverted in fighting with the ideas or thoughts of taking revenge from this person.
This will not only take you closure to your immediate goal of clearing the SSB test , but will change your approach to the life and propel you to the elite group of gentlemen, who are devoid of ego and are polite.
“Unche bhaye to kya bhaye jaise ped khajoor, Panthi ko chaya nahin, phal lage ati door.”

Some of the Courses offered by KAKINI

Preparatory courses to face Services Selection Board
Selection for Indian defence services involves a written test by UPSC or by the concerned services head quarter, like AFCAT by Air Force, followed by the psychological tests at the SSB. It is these tests which bring maximum stress upon a candidate, because these lie in the unfamiliar territory, unlike the written tests, to which everyone is very familiar with. During our courses we orient our trainees to learn the ways of enhancing their personal abilities through psychological training. This enhancement brings in improved handling of difficult situations and assists them in better decision making to tackle conflict situations.
Our USP is improving attitude by behaviour training and overall personality development for life through self awareness.

NDA entrance test preparation courses
Strong fundamentals are the basic need to gain success in any sphere. The preparatory courses offered by our institute lay emphasis on these. The syllabus for the test is covered by subject experts in a systematic manner, to make it easily comprehendible by the aspirant. The training is imparted in a very conducive environment with the help of audio-visual aids in air-conditioned class rooms. Our faculty members are outstanding in the respective subject and have made a mark in the field of training. Our USP is small batches and personal attention by dedicated faculty.
Every candidate has his or her unique requirements in terms of time slot, duration and the base level of preparation. Considering these we offer different packages in the form of specially designed modules.

Contact us
Tele -fax : 01127932097
Mobile -09858297097
Prepared By :
Gp Capt (Retd) D K Tanwar

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