SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Newton defined the law of Gravitation. Success Tip
l ‘IC’ in computers stands for integrated circuit. The Thomas Cup, sometimes called the World Men’s
l A hydrogen balloon floats up because of weight Team Championships, is an international badmin-
of the balloon is less than the weight of the air ton competition among teams representing member
displaced by it. nations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF),
l In a rechargeable cell, chemical energy is stored the sport’s global governing body.
with in the cell. l The American Space Shuttle which exploded in
space killing astronaut Kalpana Chaawla, was
Chemistry known as Columbia.
l Polythene is the polymer of Ethylene. l The temple of Angkor Wat is situated in Cambo-
l Rayon is made from cellulose. dia.
l Rain water is considered as pure water. l ASEAN member states are Indonesia, Malaysia,
l Silver Bromide is used for making film for pho- Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei Darus-
tography. salam, Lao PDR (host), Vietnam, Myanmar and
l Common alum is used for settling muddy wa-
ter. Success Tip
l Phenol is used in the plastic industry for man- ASEAN is a group of 10 South Asian nations which
ufacturing Bakelite. came into existence on August 8, 1967 after ASEAN
l The metal used to make lightening conductors declaration (also known as Bangkok declaration)
is copper. l Four athletes, including Olympic silver medal-
list P.V. Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shoot-
Biology er Jitu Rai and Olympic bronze medallist Sak-
l Triple vaccine is administered in a new born baby shi Malik received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
to immunize it against whooping cough, teta- Award for the year 2016.
nus and diphtheria. l Raja Rao the famous Indian Novelist, the title
l Vitamin –K can be synthesised by liver. of his first novel was Kanthapura.
l Fluid part of blood devoid of corpuscles is called l Mangu Singh is the Managing Director of the
serum. Delhi Metro Railway Corporation.
l Heart Murmur indicates a poor oxygenation. l The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be hosted
by England and Wales.
l The language used in writing the scientific names
l Serena Williams is the winner of the 2016 Wim-
of animals is Latin.
bledon Women’s Singles Title.
l By-product obtained by soap industry is glycerol.
l Ripe Grapes contain Fructose.
Andy Murray is the winner of the Men’s Singles Ti-
l MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses SSC Combined Graduate Level
a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to Prelim Exam Held on: 04.02.2007
make pictures of organs and structures inside the
body. In many cases, MRI gives different informa- Ancient India
tion about structures in the body than can be seen l Samudra gupta’s achievements are recorded in
with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomogra- the Allahabad pillar inscription.
phy (CT) scan.
Miscellaneous l Following was ordered by Alauddin Khalji to
l Raja Ravi Verma printed the master piece ‘Ham- control black-marketing and hoarding-
sa Damayanti’. l Land revenue should be collected in kind
l The concept of ‘General Will’ was advocated by l Cultivators should sell the harvested crops on
Hume. the field only
l Merchants should sell all commodities in the
l Law of heredity was put forward by Mendel.
l Guiding soul is written by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
l Myanmar is not a member of SAARC.
l Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was equated with Bis-
l Thomas cup is related to Badminton. marck.