SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
  l Correctly Matched                                                        Success Tip
    Indonesia – Jakarta                                It started in the early 1960s and led to an increase
    Maldives –Male                                     in food grain production, especially in Punjab,
    North Korea- Pyongyang                             Haryana and Uttar Pradesh during the early phase.
    Zimbabwe- Harare                                     l  Percentage share of services is higher than
                                                            agriculture and industry put together.
Polity and Constitution
  l In the State of Kerala the first non- Congress    Physics
    Government was set up in Independent India.          l  Sling Psychomotor is used to measure humidity.
  l A candidate, to become a member of the Rajya         l  The period of revolution of a geostationary sat-
    Sabha, should not be less than 30 years of age.         ellite 24 hours.
  l The 42nd Constitutional Amendment gave pre-          l  Mirror used in the headlamp of cars is parabol-
    cedence to the Directive Principles of State Pol-       ic concave.
    icy over Fundamental Rights.                         l   Flat footed camels can walk easily in sandy
  l Nov. 26, 1949 is a significant day in the history       deserts because pressure on the sand is de-
    of our constitution because the Constitution            creased by increasing the area of the surface
    was adopted on this day.                                in contact.
  l Federal expressions does not figure in the Pre-      l  Refraction is the reason for a swimming pool
    amble to the Indian Constitutions                       to appear less deep than the actual depth is.
  l Rajendra Prasad, President of India served for       l  Alternating current is converted into direct cur-
    two terms.                                              rent by a rectifier.
    Success Tip: 26 January 1950 – 14 May 1962        Chemistry
  l The maximum strength of the elected members          l  The lustre of the metals is because of reflection
    of the House of the People (Lok Sabha) is 550.          of light due to the presence of free electrons.
  l Three readings does a non-Money Bill have in         l  German silver used for making utensils is an
    each House of the Parliament.                           alloy of copper, zinc, nickel.
  l Money Bill can be introduced in the State Leg-       l  Aqua regia is used to dissolve noble metals.
    islative Assembly with the prior permission of
    the Governor of the State.                                               Success Tip
  l The Prime Minister who was voted out of power      Aqua regia is a very strong acid. It is made by mixing
    by the Parliament was V.P. Singh.                  one part nitric acid and three parts hydrochloric acid.
  l The Union Parliament consists of the President     The acid was named by alchemists because it can
    of India, the Council of States (Rajya Sabha),     dissolve the noble metals gold and platinum.
    the House of the People (Lok Sabha).                 l Gunpowder was invented by Roger Bacon.
  l Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir) is the largest par-         l The purity of gold is expressed in carats. The
    liamentary constituency in terms of area.               purest form of gold is 24 carats.
Economy                                                  l Petroleum consists of a mixture of Hydrocar-
                                                            bons.
  l Cheep money means low rates of interest.
                                                         l Otto Hahn is famous for the invention of Atom
  l Under the rules of the IMR, each member is re-
    quired to declare the par value of its legal ten-       Bomb.
    der money in terms of the US dollars and Pound    Biology
    Sterling.
                                                         l  The colour of human skin is produced by Mela-
  l The Government takes ‘Ways and means advanc-
                                                            nin.
    es’ from RBI.
                                                         l  Typhoid is not transmitted via blood transfu-
  l Kisan Credit Card Scheme was introduced in
                                                            sion.
    1998.
                                                         l  Dogfish is a fish.
  l Compared to the rich the poor save a smaller
                                                         l  Caffeine, Piperine and Nicotine is plant prod-
    part of their income.
                                                            ucts.
  l One of the main factors that led to rapid expan-
    sion of Indian exports is diversification of ex-  Miscellaneous
    ports.                                               l  The gradation and standardization of agricul-
  l When too much money is chasing too few goods,           tural products are conducted through Director-
    the situation is inflation.                             ate of Marketing and Inspection.
  l Green Revolution has been associated with            l  Dr. Jim Yong Kim is the 12th president of the
    wheat.                                                  World Bank Group.
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