Terminology

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    Dec'15

    Macro evolution

    Large scale change in organisms resulting in new species, genera, families, etc

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    Dec'15

    Genetic Drift

    The change in frequency in which a gene appears in a population, through mutation, regardless of the adaptive value of the mutation.

  • 03

    Dec'15

    Fossil

    Fossil: A relic or impression of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age. Learn More: Election of the Indian President https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkDBImBAmN0

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    Dec'15

    Extinct

    Extinct: A species of life that is no longer living. Learn Also: Indian President’s term of Office https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjVoW3iNEjA

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    Dec'15

    Evolution

    Evolution: The theory regarding the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms. Learn More: Election of the Indian President https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDTLzzPGw0k

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    Dec'15

    Cladistics

    Cladistics: A system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct trees summarizing the phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms. Learn More: Raja Ram Mohan Roy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=403FGqa-Uv8

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    Dec'15

    Cambrian

    Cambrian: From 500 million to 600 million years ago; marine invertebrates.

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    Dec'15

    Astrobiology

    Astrobiology: That branch of biology that investigates the existence of living organisms on other planets. For more MCQs visit: www.theRevision.co.in Learn Also: Biosphere Reserves in India https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDTLzzPGw0k

  • 03

    Dec'15

    Abiogenesis

    Abiogenesis: The hypothetical process where life spontaneously formed from organic material that had arisen from inorganic material. Learn about: Parliamentary system Government in India For MCQs visit: www.theRevision.co.in # Abiogenesis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCAEgNEp1-g

  • 03

    Dec'15

    Phillips Curve

    The Phillips curve is a relation between inflation and unemployment. Follows from William Phillips' 1958 work on the relation between unemployment and the rate of change of money wage rates in the United Kingdom.

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    Dec'15

    Abnormal Returns

    Used in the context of stock returns; abnormal returns means the return to a portfolio. Abnormal returns can be negative.

  • 03

    Dec'15

    A forward exchange rate

    It is the exchange rate in contract for receipt of and payment for foreign currency at a specified date usually for 30 days, 90 days or 180 days in the future, at a stipulated current or 'spot' price.

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    Dec'15

    Rules of origin

    Laws, regulations and administrative procedures which determine a product's country of origin. A decision by a customs authority on origin can determine whether a shipment falls within a quota limitation, qualifies for a tariff preference or is affected by an anti dumping duty. These rules can vary from country to country.

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    Dec'15

    Real Time Gross Settlement System(RTGS)

    It is a settlement system in which processing and settlement take place on an order-by-order basis (without netting) in real time (continuously).

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    Dec'15

    Risk-weighted assets

    Refer to a concept developed by the BCBS for the capital adequacy ratio. Assets are weighted by factors representing their riskiness and potential for default.

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    Dec'15

    Revolving credit

    Refers to credit with a clause for automatic renewal under certain conditions.

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    Dec'15

    Reverse Investment

    Refers to the acquisition by a direct investment enterprise of a financial claim on its direct investor. Because direct investment is recorded on directional basis, capital invested by the direct investment enterprise in its direct investor as an offset to capital invested in the direct investment enterprises by a direct investor and its related enterprises, except in instances when the equity...

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    Dec'15

    Re-exports

    Re-exports are foreign goods exported in the same state as previously imported, from the free circulation area, premises free zones, directly to the rest of the world and from premises for customs warehousing or commercial free zones, to the rest of the world. Learn About Parliamentary system Government in India # Re-exports For MCQs visit:...

  • 03

    Dec'15

    Refinancing

    Refinancing : Refinancing refers to the extension of a new loan to enable the repayment of all or part of the amounts outstanding on earlier borrowing, possible including amounts not yet due.

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    Dec'15

    Insider Trading

    The buying and selling of corporate stock or other financial instruments based on knowledge that is not widely available to the general public. Insider trading is most often undertaken by corporate executives or directors using information that they have acquired by working 'inside' the company. Insider trading is illegal because it gives an unfair advantage to those on the inside.

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