SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
   l  River Narmada makes an estuary.                  Economy
   l  Baltora glacier is located in Karakoram ranges.     l David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill and Thomas
   l  The largest producer of world’s mica is India.        Malthus are classical economist.
   l  The International Date Line is the 180° Lon-       l World Bank is also known as International Bank
      gitude.                                               for Reconstruction and Development.
   l  U.S.A has highest percentage of land under cul-
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      tivation.
   l  Carbon dioxide is a major green house gas.        Together, IBRD and IDA make up the World Bank.
   l  In atmosphere the lowermost layer is Tropo-         l By Finance Bill the Government propose col-
      sphere.                                               lection of revenues for a year.
   l  The first ever robot spacecraft to probe planet     l All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) is the
      Venus was named Magellan.                             oldest trade union organization in India.
   l  Comets revolve around the Sun.                      l Prof. Amartya Sen was awarded Nobel Prize for
                      Success Tip                           his contribution to the field of Welfare econom-
                                                            ics.
 Comets contain dust, ice, carbon dioxide, ammo-
                                                          l Textile garments is a major item of Indian ex-
 nia, methane and more.
                                                            port.
Polity and Constitution                                   l Indian agriculture is typically characterised
   l  Chandni Chowk (Delhi) is the smallest Parlia-         as Land scarce, labour surplus economy.
      mentary Constituency in terms of area.              l The process of curing inflation by reducing money
   l  The Indian Parliament is competent to enact law       supply is called Disinflation.
      on a State subject if Emergency under Article       l Sarvodaya stands for upliftment of all.
      352 is in operation.                                l As required by the WTO agreement, the Indian
   l  The President of India enjoys emergency powers        Patent Act was amended in 1999. The Act first
      of three types.                                       came into force in the year 1970.
                      Success Tip                         l Long-term funds in the capital market can be
                                                            raised either by borrowing from certain institu-
 National Emergency, failure of Constit-utional Ma-         tions or through Issue of securities.
 chinery, Financial Emergency.
                                                          l Myanmar is not a member of the SAARC.
   l Right to property was removed from the list of
      Fundamental Rights during the rule of Morarji                         Success Tip
      Desai Government.                                 SAARC members include Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
   l The chapter or Fundamental Duties includes         Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan
      Duty to cherish and follow the noble ideals       and Sri Lanka.
      which inspired our freedom movement.                l The Exclusive Economic Zone of a country ex-
                      Success Tip                           tend from her coast to 320 km.
 There are 11 Fundamental duties in our Constitu-      Physics
 tion.                                                    l Pasteurisation is the process in which milk is
   l  A national political party is one which receives      heated to 63°C for 30 minutes.
      4% of the total votes polled in four or more        l Steel is most elastic among rubber, wet clay,
      States.                                               plastic and steel.
   l  The basic features of the Indian Constitution       l The freezer in a refrigerator is fitted near the
      which are not amendable under Article 368             top It facilitates convection currents.
      are Sovereignty, territorial integrity, federal     l The swing of a spinning cricket ball in air can
      system, judicial review and parliamentary             be explained on the basis of Buoyancy of air.
      system of government.
   l  Part IV of the Indian Constitution deals with    Chemistry
      the Directive Principles of State Policy            l An emulsion is a colloid of a liquid in a liquid.
   l  5 types of writs can be issued by the Supreme       l Percentage of carbon in steel ranges from 0.1 to
      Court.                                                1.5.
                      Success Tip                         l Copper, Nickel and Zinc are present in Ger-
                                                            man-silver.
 Habeas Corpus, Mandamus, Certiorari, Prohibition,
 Writ of Quo-Warranto.                                    l The major harmful gas emitted by automobile
                                                            vehicles which causes air pollution is Carbon
   l  The Supreme Court of India enjoys Original,
                                                            Monoxide
      appellate and advisory jurisdictions.
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