SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Physical Geography immiscible with each other and petrol which
forms the upper layer continues to burn.
l Among Mumbai, Chennai, Thiruvanthapuram
and Srinagar, Srinagar will never get the verti- l Helium gas is used in gas balloons instead of
cal rays of the sun. hydrogen gas because it is lighter than hydro-
l Water is a biotic and renewable resource.
l In a photocell light energy is converted into elec-
General Geography trical energy.
l The science of map making is called Cartogra- l IC chips for computers are usually made of Sili-
l Among P atna, Allahabad, Pachmar hi and Chemistry
Ahmedabad, Patna lies to the northern most
latitude. l The gas used in the artificial ripening of fruit is
l Thermal power accounts for the largest share
of power generation in India. l Ruby and sapphire are oxides of aluminium.
l Among Mathura, Rohtak, Panipat and Khurja, Biology
Mathura does not come within NCR. l According to WHO, the bird flu virus cannot be
l Godavari is also called Vridha Ganga. transmitted through cooked food beyond 70 de-
Success Tip gree Celsius.
The Godavari is the second longest river in India l There are four chambers in human heart.
after the river Ganges having its source at Tryam- l A universal recipient belongs to the blood group
bakeshwar, Maharashtra. AB.
l Capital of Tanzania is Dar-es-salaam. Success Tip
l The Andaman group and Nicobar group of is- O Rh D negative blood are often called universal
lands are separated from each other by Ten De- donors.
gree Channel. l Vitamin K helps in blood clotting.
Polity and Constitution l Heart attack is caused by hypotension.
l Age of a candidate to contest a parliamentary l Cold blooded animals change their body tem-
election should not be lesser than 25 years. perature in accordance with the atmosphere.
l The 42nd Amendment Act, 1976 introduced Miscellaneous
the changes in the preamble to the Indian Con-
l Correct pairs
Success Tip Bhim Sen Joshi Vocal Music
The 42nd Amendment Act, 1976 was enacted during Utpal Joshi Films
the Emergency (25 June 1975 – 21 March 1977) by
Shambhu Maharaj Kathak
the Indian National Congress government headed
by Indira Gandhi. l The World’s largest biofuel plant with produc-
tion capacity of 110 million litres of fuel annu-
l The interval between two sessions of either house
ally has been set up in Brazil.
of the Parliament should not exceed six months.
l Pondicherry University is a central university.
l A person of Indian origin working as a comput-
er engineer in America is a non resident Indian. l Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is known as ‘the father
of Indian missile technology’.
Economy l Twenty-20 rules correctly stated
l The capital of IMF is made up by contribution ä Each inning has a time limit of 75 minutes. For
of the member nations. every over bowled after that, the batting side gets
Physics extra 6 runs.
l Two thin shirts can keeps us warmer than a single ä If a batsman fails to reach the crease within 90
thick shirt because air layer between two shirts seconds after the fall of wicket, the bowling side
behaves like a insulating media. gets 5 penalty runs.
l Ionosphere of the earth’s atmosphere reflects ä Fielding restrictions are applicable for the first
the radio waves to the earth. six overs of the innings.
l Sound cannot pass through vacuum. l Gita Mehta is the author of the ‘A River Sutra’.
l Water is not effective in extinguishing a fire l National Academy of Agricultural Research Man-
caused by petrol because water and petrol are agement is located in Hyderabad.