SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Economy l The major harmful gas emitted by automobile
vehicle which causes air pollution is carbon
l Lion is the animal on the insignia of the RBI.
l The measure of a worker’s real wage is the change
in his productivity over a given time. l South Sudan is a UN member nation.
l The main source of revenue for a State Govern- Success Tip
ment in India is Excise duty. South Sudan was admitted to the United Nations
l Average Revenue means the profit realised from by the General Assembly, making it the 193rd coun-
the marginal unit sold. try to join the UN
l To achieve high rates of growth of national out- l Swami Narayan temple, Akshardham located in
put, the economy has to increase the rate of in- Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
vestment and reduce the capital output ratio.
l Jimmy Carter the US President has awarded
l The proceeds of income tax go to Central Gov- the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2002.
l Clive Lloyd was the Captain of the West Indies
l National income refers to money value of cap-
team that was defeated by the Indian Cricket
ital goods produced by a country during a
team in 1983 to win the Prudential World Cup.
l Yann Martel is the author of the book “Life of
l A Scheduled Bank is one which is included in
the II Schedule of Reserve Bank of India Act. Pi”.
l Economic rent refers to payment made for the l According to the Gregorian calendar one month
use of labour. of a year have been named after Roman emper-
Physics l First Common Wealth Games was held in 1930.
l The substance which conducts current in the
solid state is graphite
l High temperature and low pressure represents The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930
the easiest way to liquify a gas. in Hamilton, Canada
l Grahm Smith holds the record for the maxi-
mum number of gold medals at the Common
l The source of sun’s energy is the process of ther- wealth Games.
l Rudolf diesel produced the first automobile.14.
l Nitric acid is the acid used in lead storage cells.
32 gold medals India won at the Common-
Biology wealth Games-2002 held at Manchester.
l Carbon is the most abundant element in the l Rivaldo won the Golden Ball award for the best
human body player at the FIFA World Cup 2002 tournament.
l Night blindness results from the deficiency of l The extent of change of the literacy rate envis-
Vitamin-A. aged by the end of the 10th Five Year Plan was
l A crab has got 6 feet. from 65% to 75%
l Ovary is found only in women. l Sri Lanka amidst the SAARC countries rank
l Gamma rays can cause gene mutation. highest in the Human Development Index re-
l Regulation of blood pH, removal of metabolic
leased by the UNDP
wastes from the body, regulation of osmotic
pressures of the blood are the functions of kid-
SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim
l Water in plants is transported by xylem. Exam Held on : 11.05.2003
l Milk tastes sour when kept in the open for some-
time due to the formation of acetic acid. Ancient History
l Adrenaline is released in excess quantity dur- l Nagarjuna, Asvagosha, Vasumitra were con-
ing excitement. tem-poraries of Kanishka.
Miscellaneous Success Tip
l Trumpet is not a stringed instrument. Kanishka was the emperor of the Kushan dynasty in
l R.K.Narayan has created the unforgettable lit- the second century (AD 127-150)
erary character ‘Swami’.
l Kuchipudi dance has originated in Andhra Modern History
Pradesh. l Hunter Commission was appointed by the Vice-
l The country that has come forward to mediate roy to probe into Jallianwala Bagh tragedy.
in Sri Lanka is Norway.