SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l HYV refers to High yielding variety. Physics
l The residue left after extracting juice from sug- l Nano technology deals with objects with dimen-
ar beet and sugarcane is called bagassee. sions in the range of 10–9 m.
Polity and Constitution l Blue wavelength of light is most effective in pho-
l The first mid-term election for Lok Sabha was tosynthesis.
held in 1977. l A falling drop of rainwater acquires the spheri-
l The convention that “once a speaker always a cal shape due to Surface Tension.
speaker” is followed in UK. l The weakest of all fundamental forces is Gravi-
l Supreme Court is the guardian of Fundamen- tational force.
tal Rights enumerated in Indian Constitution. l Velocity of sound in air does not change with
l The Sarkaria Commission was appointed to re- the change of Pressure of air.
view the question of Centre/state relations. l The density of a gas is maximum at Low tem-
l The Judges of the High Court hold office till they perature, high pressure.
have attained 62 years of age.
l The English Crown is an example of Nominal
executive. l The isotope of uranium used in atomic reactors
l The annual report of the UPSC is submitted to is U235.
the President. l In the process of magnetization of a bar the en-
l The ‘Speaker’s vote’ in the Lok Sabha is called tire bulk of the bar gets magnetised.
Casting vote. l Cadmium is not a radioactive element.
l Part III of the Indian Constitution deals with l Candle is a mixture of Paraffin wax and stear-
‘Fundamental Rights’. ic acid.
l To be a regional party, the minimum percentage l Ethanol containing 5% water is known as rec-
of votes that a party needs to secure in any elec- tified spirit.
tion is 4%. l Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
l Eleven Fundamental Duties are in the Indian l Roentgen had discovered X-rays.
l The important ore of aluminium is bauxite.
l Indian Penal Code came into operation in 1862.
l Aqua regia is a 1 : 3 mixture, by volume, of conc.
Economy nitric acid and conc. hydrochloric acid.
l Jawahar Rozgar Yojna was launched in 1989. Biology
l Reserve Bank of India was nationalised in 1949. l Human cloning is permitted in Britain for the
l Devaluation of currency leads to expansion of purpose of Research.
export trade, contraction of import trade and
l Hepatitis is a viral disease.
expansion of import substitution.
l Dolly, the World’s First cloned animal was a
l Open market operations of RBI refer to buying
and selling of Government bonds. sheep.
l Co nt rol t he pr od uct io n of fo od gr ains l The large amount of sugar present in human
is not the objective of Public Procurement and blood is glucose.
Distribution system followed by Indian Govern- l Mumps is a viral disease in man.
ment. l The major constituent of gobar gas is Methane.
l Indian Institute of Foreign Trade located New l The expansion for AIDS is Acquired Immune
Delhi. Deficiency Syndrome.
l The National Institute for Agricultural Market- l Bee keeping is known as Apiculture.
ing is located at Jaipur. l Among the defects of eye, the short sightedness
l Per capita income is obtained by dividing National is called Myopia.
Income by Total population of the country.
l The greenhouse effect is caused by the higher
l World Bank helps countries with loans for the
level of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
purpose of reconstruction and development.
l Token privatisation or deficit privatisation of Miscellaneous
public sector units occur when the government l The maximum number of goals scored by India
sells 5% of shares. in the history of international hockey tourna-
l The Narasimham Committee (1991) on finan- ment were in 1932 Olympic in Los Angeles when
cial reforms proposed for establishment of a four it beat USA by 24–1.
tier hierarchy of the Banking structure.
l Eden Garden (Kolkata) is associated with Crick-
l The Planning Commission of India was consti- et.
tuted in the year 1950.