SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l The plastic material commonly used for making l The Montreal Protocol 1987 refers to saving the
gear wheels is Polystyrene. ozone layer from destruction by reducting the
l The anode in a dry cell consists of cadmium. use of CFCs.
l Sodium iodide is used to iodise common salt. l International Telecommunication Union reg-
ulates the slots where the geosynchronous sat-
Biology ellites should be placed.
l Typhoid fever is caused by bacteria. l Boris Pasternak refused the Nobel prize for lit-
l Blood group AB is a universal recipient. erature.
Success Tip l Le Corbusier, the architect of Chandigarh was
a national of France.
Blood group ‘O’ is called universal donor.
l Mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier housed at
l Rod shaped bacteria is called Bacillus. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Velha (Goa)
l All the progeny obtained from a single plant by l Ozone-hole in the atmosphere is largely caused
vegetative propagation are called pedigree line. by the presence of chloroflorocarbon.
l A sponge is an animal. l Wooly wolf has become extinct recently in In-
Success Tip dia.
Sponges are multicellular organism that have SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim
bodies full of pores and channels allowing water to
circulate through them. Exam Held on: 24.02.2002
l The radioactive element used in heart pace mak- Ancient History
ers is Uranium.
l Maurya dynasty is the oldest dynasty among
l A.B and AB blood groups may be present in the
maurya, Gupta, Kushan, Kanva.
children of a couple having blood groups A and
Success Tip : 322BC–185BC
l Poliomyelitis disease is caused by a virus. l The classic “Jivaka Chintamani” in Tamil asso-
ciated with Jainism.
Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, Medieval History
is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. l Rashtrakuta rulers built the Ellora temples.
l Thiamin is known as vitamin B1. l Ibn Batuta came from Morocco.
Success Tip Success Tip
Thiamin deficiency causes the disease Beriberi. Ibn Batuta came to India during regime of Moham-
l DNA is the genetic material in most of the or- mad Bin Tughlaq.
l Pathogenic bacteria secrete Antigens.
l In 1853 the first train steamed off in India.
Science and Technology Sucess Tip : Lord Dalhousie started railways in India.
l Holography is a technique of recording a per- l Private entities introduced broadcasting in In-
manent three dimensional photograph of a dia first.
given single colour or a multicolour.
l Tyagaraja, a great music composer was the ruler
l Barak is a ship-based missile system.
of a state.
Success Tip : Barak is an Israeli surface-to-airmissile.
l NMD is National Meterological Department.
l Kochi was the million-plus population cities
Miscellaneous according to 1991 census had got the highest
l Carl Lewis is the athlete who set the maximum literacy rate.
number (6) of the world record in a span of 45 l Naranarayan setu been built on river Brahm-
l Antonio Carbajal is the goal keeper who played
in five football world cup tournaments. Success Tip
l George Bernard show, the great dramatist was It is the third bridge have been constructed over the
an Irishman. Brahmaputra river in Assam.
l Ustad Bismillah Khan is the Bharat Ratna
awardee who had performed at the red Fort on l Sambhar salt lake is situated in Rajasthan.
the 15th August, 1947. Success Tip
l Mrs. Marry Robinson is the chairperson of the It is India’s largest inland salt lake.
united Nations Human Rights Commission.