SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Electricity supply was first introduced in Dar- l Oxygen is the most abundant element in the
jeeling in India. human body.
l Pushker Fair is held in Rajasthan. l Oxygen liberated during photosynthesis is com-
l Sarada Barrage, Tanakpur Barrage, Pancheswar ing from water.
project are Indo-Nepal cooperation project. Science and Technology
l Trees are leafless for a shorter or longer season
l Flip-Flop circuit is used as ‘Memory device in
of the year in deciduous forest.
Polity and Constitution l Microwave is used in oven.
l Right to freedom of speech, Right to equality l When heated from O° to 10°C volume of a given
before law, Right to constitutional Remedies mass of water will decrease and then will in-
are included as a fundamental right in the Indi- crease.
an constitution. l Oil seeds, pulses and maize are included in
l Money bill can be initiated only in Lok Sabha. the technology mission.
l Kashmiri language listed in the eighth sched- Miscellaneous
ule of the constitution. l Italy had won the gold medal in foodball at the
Success Tip Sydney Olympics 2000.
The eighth schedule includes the recogn-ition l Carl Lewis won the gold medal for 400 meters
of the 22 languages. run at two consecutive Olympic games.
l The President is authorised to transfer the judge l Hampi Ruins is in the world Heritage list.
of one high court to another High court. l R.K.Narayan created the unforgettable literary
l A court can issue a writ for enforcement of fun- character swami.
damental Rights. l Botanical survey of India headquartered in Luc-
l Dhar commission made the recommendations know.
which formed the basis for the Punjab Reorga- l Oval office is the personal office of the US pres-
nization Act which created the states Punjab ident.
and Haryana. l Jamini Roy make his name in the field of Paint-
l Indira Goswami won the Jhanpith award for the
l IDBI bank was recently converted to a universal year 2001.
Bank. l Walter Kohn was awarded Nobel prize for path
l Pound sterling is costliest among French Franc, breaking contributions to develop treatment
Swiss Franc, Euro, Pound sterling. against Parkinson’s disease.
l Andhra Pradesh has benefitted the most with l Booker prize is given in the field of fiction writ-
the Asian Development Bank (ADB) loans for ing.
improvement of National Highways. l From Russia, USA purchase Alaska to make it
l Raising funds for entrepreneurs is not a role the 50th federating state.
assigned to science and Technology Entrep-re- l From the age of 40 certain category of sports
neurship parks. persons winning gold medals at international
Chemistry level are entitled to receive pension.
l “Curie” is unit of Radioactivity. SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam
The enzyme that converts glucose to ethyl alco-
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hol is Maltase.
l J. Robert Oppen Heimer had developed Hydro- Ancient History
gen Bomb. l The Saka era commencing from A.D. 78, was
Biology founded by Kanishka.
l Milk is a colloidal system in which Fat is dis- l Ganhadra school of art came into existence in
persed in water. Mahayana sect.
l Silk fibre chemically is- cellulose. Success Tip
l Apple is rich in iron. Shakas and Kushanas were patrons of Gandhara
l Robert Koch discovered cholera germs. School, which is known for the first sculptural rep-
resentations of the Buddha in human form.
l Sweetex used by the diabetic patients has ener-
gy content of five calories. l Seals excavated in Indus Valley, indicates the
commercial and economic development.