SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Photo oxidation process is initiated by Light. l Book, ‘The Road Ahead’ is written by Bill Gates.
l Limestone is used in large quantities in Cement l The missile Agni II of India is a Surface-to-sur-
Industry. face missile.
l The amount of chlorine available in water after l S. H. F. J. Manekshaw was the first Field Mar-
disinfection is called as Residual chlorine. shal of India.
l Carbon monoxide and benzene are the major l Ben Kingsley played the role of Mahatma Gan-
pollutants of cigarette smoke. dhi in the film Gandhi.
l Nuclear energy is a mineral based energy source. l ‘Mandi House’ in New Delhi houses the Office
It is derived from Uranium, Thorium and Plu- of the Director General of Doordarshan.
tonium. l The emolument payable to the President has been
Biology raised to Rs. 150 lakh from Rs. 50,000 per
l A colour-blind person cannot distinguish be-
l Mike Pence is the Republican Party candidate
tween certain colours.
for Vice-Presidentship for the next US Election.
l An ECG shows the functioning of the heart.
l Amjad Ali Khan is a maestro with Sarod.
l The purest form of water is Rainwater.
l Kangana Ranaut is the winner of the ‘Best Ac-
l The main constituent of biogas is Methane.
tress Award’ at the 63th National Film Awards
l The most abundant element in the human body for the year 2016.
l NREGP is the abbreviated form of National Ru-
l Carbon dioxide, Nitric oxide and Chlorofluo-
ral Employment Guarantee Programme.
ro-carbon are greenhouse gases.
l Vegetables are easily perishable because of their Success Tip
high content of Water. National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme
l Anaemia occurs due to the deficiency of Folic (NREGP) was launched on February 2, 2006 by the
Acid. Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, in Anantapur
l For a healthy heart, one needs to take a bal- district.
anced diet, adequate sleep and Do right amount l The venue for the 32nd Olympic Games is To-
of physical exercise. kyo, Japan.
l AIDS is a viral disease. l The name of Geet Sethi is associated with Bil-
l Amoebic dysentery is caused by Entamoeba his- liards.
tolytica. l The highest number of medals in the Rio Olym-
l DNA test was developed by Dr. Alec Jeffreys. pic 2016 was won by USA.
Miscellaneous l The Commonwealth Games 2018 will be held on
the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia between
l Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is situated in
4 and 15 April 2018.
l Urjit Singh has been appointed the Governor of
Success Tip RBI after the retirement of Raghuram Rajan.
It was established in 1954 to consolidate all the re- l 2016 Cricketer of the Year is Ravichandran Ash-
search and development activity for nuclear reac- win.
tors and technology under the Atomic Energy Com-
mission. SSC Tax Assistnat
l Japan is not a permanent member of the Secu- (Income Tax & Central Excise)
rity Council of the UNO.
Exam Held on: 29.03.2009
China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Ancient History
the United States are the Perma-nent Members of l The Kalinga War brought about a profound
the UN Security Council. change in Ashoka’s administrative policy.
l The first astronaut to walk in outer space is Ale- l Nalanda University is located in Bihar.
Success Tip Nalanda University was made by the Gupta King
Leonov was one of the 20 Soviet Air Force pilots se- Kumargupta.
lected to be part of the first cosmonaut group in
1960. Medieval History
l The full form of NATO is North Atlantic Treaty l The traces of Portuguese culture found in India
Organisation. in Calicut.