SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Science and Technology l Alberuni came to India with Mahmud of Ghaz-
l Samuel Cohen invented optical fibre.
l Aurangzeb died in Aurangabad.
l A compact disc (CD) is a data storage system of
magnetic type. l Abu Bakr was the first calipha.
l Optic fibres are used in endoscopy. Modern History
l The National institute of Excellence in the field l Sati was prohibited by Lord William Bentinck
of Information Technology and Allied Science is Success Tip: It was banned in 1861.
in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh).
l Indian National Trade Union Congress was
Miscellaneous affiliated with the congress party.
l The Landmines treaty became a global law in Success Tip
September 1998 with the approval of Norway. The foundation of the Indian National Trade Union
l Leander paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won two congress on 3 May, 1947.
doubles Grand slams in 1999, that were French l The Simon commission was formed to review a
Open and Wimbledon. constitution for India.
l Ian Healy created a world record for maximum
number of dismissals in test cricket as a wicket
keeper. A group of seven British members of parliament that
had been dispatched to India in 1928.
l Madam curie won the Nobel prize in science in
two different disciplines. Physical Geography
l Most of the devastating earthquakes are usual-
l Nobel prize in physics (1903). ly caused by collision of earth plates.
l Nobel prize in chemistry (1911) l Tornado has the highest wind velocity.
l She is the only person to win Nobel prize in l Speed of wind is measured by Anemometer.
two different sciences.
l A special type of well in which water rises an-
l Khushwant singh is the author of the book ‘’The tomatically under the pressure of a column of
company of women’’. water to the ground surface through a hole is
l The Bondung conference was a major milestone known as Geyser.
in the history of The Non-Aligned movement. l The soil water which is of the greatest impor-
tance to the plant life is gravitational water.
SSC Section Officer (Audit) l Atlantic ocean has the shape of English alpha-
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l The colour of loamy soil is yellowish brown.
l Trade winds are due to convections.
l The paintings of Ajanta inspired the compas-
l Himalayas is the longest mountain range in the
world above sea-level.
l Darius-I was the first to invade India.
l The Term Roaring Forties is related to the West-
Success Tip erlies.
Darius-I was the third king of the persian Achae- l Ultra violet radiations of the sun do not reach
menid empire. the earth because earth’s atmosphere is sur -
rounded by ozone.
l The presence of a lion in the forest is essential
l The Bahmani Kingdom was f ound ed by in order to save the pastures from being over-
Alauddin Hasan. grazed.
L The Dilwara temple at Mount Abu in Rajasthan General Geography
were built by the followers of Jainism.
l Danube river flows in Germany.
Success Tip l The west to east extension of the Himalayas is
Creator-Vastapul Tejpal between 11th and 13th cen- from Indus George to Dihang George.
turies AD. l Bandipur National park is in Assam.
l In third battle of Panipat, the Marathas were l Nuclear energy is not a non-conventional ener-
defeated by the Afghans. gy source.
Success Tip l ‘Todas’ are found in Tamil Nadu.
It took place on 14 January, 1761. l The production of Union is highest in Mah-arash-