SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Physical Geography l Noise is measured in Decibel.
l The bats can fly in the dark because they gen-
l Seismic sea waves which approach the coasts at
erate ultrasonic sound waves.
greater force are known as Tsunami.
l Depression formed due to deflating action of l No change will happen when a bowl of ice and
winds is called Yardang. water kept at exactly zero degree Celsius.
l The land of maximum biodiversity is Tropical. Chemistry
l Heat transfer horizontally within the atmosphere
l One of the constituents of tear gas is Chloro-
is called Convection.
l Proxima Centaur is the second nearest star to
l An atomic clock is based on transitions in Cae-
the Earth after the Sun.
General Geography l Chemical name of vinegar is Acetic acid.
l Indian Standard Time relates to 82.5° E longi- l Properties of heavy water-
tude. ä Density of heavy water is higher than that of
l The forest in Sunderban is called Mangrove. ordinary water
ä Freezing point of heavy water is higher than
Polity and Constitution that of ordinary water
l The term ‘Caste’ was derived from Portuguese. ä It produces corrosion
The term “Greater India” denotes Cultural uni-
l The Directive Principles of State Policy was adopt- l A vitamin requires cobalt for its activity. The
ed from the Irish Constitution. vitamin is Vitamin B12.
l The two forms of democracy are Parliamentary l Plasma membrane in eukaryotic cells is made
and Presidential. up of Phospholipid.
l Planning Commission is an extra-Constitution- l Mitochondrion is also called the ‘power plants’
al body. of the cell.
l The Prime Minister of India is Elected. l In the process of Respiration energy is released.
l Indian Administration Service, Indian Police l Animals living in the three trunks are known as
Service and Indian Forest Service are All In- Arboreal.
Economy l Pankaj Advani has won 16th world title over-
l Formalised system of trading agreements with all.
groups of countries is known as Trading blocks. l The Messenger Satellite launched by NASA is to
l Expenditure method, Product method and In- study Mercury.
come method are the methods of estimating l Red Rose was the name of the ship that sank
near the Paradip Port in September, 2009 caus-
l The monetary policy is India is formulated by
ing an oil spill.
Reserve Bank of India.
l A short-term government security paper is called l Manoj Kumar has been honoured with the pres-
Treasury bill. tigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2016.
l WTO basically promotes multilateral trade. l An Intelligent terminal has a microprocessor,
l Under Monopolistic competition firms have ex- but cannot be programmed by the user.
cess capacity. l Ravichandran Ashwin has won the ‘ICC Crick-
l Price theory is also known as Micro Econom- eter of the Year Award’ for the year 2016.
l At present, India is following Floating exchange SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim
rate. Exam Held on: 16.05.2010
l National Income is the Net National Product
at factor cost. Ancient History
Physics l The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace
l A concave lens always forms an image which is Buddhism was Upa Gupta.
virtual and erect.
l Harshavardhana was defeated by Pulakesin II.
l The modulus of rigidity is the ratio of Volume
stress to volume strain. Medieval History
l The propagation of sound waves in a gas involves l The Lodi dynasty was founded by Bahlol Lodi.
adiabatic compression and rarefaction.
l If input frequency of a full wave rectifier be n, Success Tip: From 1451 to 1526
then output frequency would be 2n. l Akbar was an illiterate.