SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Only two members of the Anglo-Indian commu-
SSC SAS Exam Held on: 26.06.2010 nity can be nominated by the President of India
to the Parliament.
l Gandhi’s definition of Rama Raj is the great-
l True statements about the Guptas est good for all.
ä They ruled mainly over parts of north and l Impeachment of the president can initiate, 1/
central India. 4th members of either house of the Parlia-
ä Kingship was hereditary and the throne al- ment.
ways went to the eldest son.
ä The judicial system was for more developed
than in earlier times. l The presence of a parallel economy or black
l Sanskrit grammar was written by Panini. money makes the monetary policies less ef-
l Taxes on advertisement are levied and collect-
PaGini is known for his text Ashtadhyayi, a sutra-
ed by the centre but their net proceeds are whol-
style treatise on Sanskrit grammar.
ly transferred to the state.
Medieval History l Census of population in India is done after ev-
l The first Indian Hindi Scholar of the Mughal ery 10 years.
period was Malik Muhammad Jayasi. l When the price of a commodity falls, we can
expect the demand for it to increase.
Success Tip: His most famous work is Padmavat.
l Satyam has been merged with software compa-
l The Upanishads were translated by Dara Shikoh ny Tech Mahindra.
in Persian Under the title of Sirr-i-Akbar. l The bank cheques are processed by using MICR.
Modern History l According to Suresh Tendulkar committee on
l The Dewan of Travancore was the first to sign Bellow Poverty Line (BPL) number is 38%.
the ‘Instrument of Accession’. Physics
Physical Geography l If a boy sitting in a train, which is moving at a
l The ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’ is associated with vol- constant velocity, throws a ball straight up into
canoes and earthquakes. the air, the ball will fall into his hand.
l Intensity of gravitational field of earth is maxi-
General Geography mum at the pole.
l River Tapti forms an Estuary. l The spokes used in wheel of the bicycle increase
Success Tip its Moment of Inertia.
Flows between the Godavari and Narm-ada rivers. l A transformer works on the principle of Mutual
l Correctly Matched Induction.
Country Mineral Chemistry
Russia Nickel l German silver, an alloy, does not contain the
Mexico Silver metal Silver.
Bolivia Tin l Sulphur is added to make natural rubber more
U.S.A. Copper strong and bouncy.
l The leading producer of aluminium in the world l Detergents are sodium salts of sulphonic acids.
is Jamaica. l The noble gas used in radiotherapy is radon.
l According to a report in the science journal ‘Na- l Steel contains 0.1-2 % carbon.
ture Geoscience‘ twenty-four out of thirty-three
l The chemical most commonly used for cloud
deltas in the world are shrinking and thus
shrinking. The Indian delta in the ‘Greater Per- seeding or ‘artificial rainmaking is Silver Iodide.
il’ category is Mahanadi. Biology
l Manas Sanctuary in Assam is known for ele- l Oxygen which is vital for life is a product of
phant. photosynthesis and comes from water.
Polity and Constitution l Clove, the commonly used spice, obtained from
l The Idea of ‘Directive Principle of State Policy’ its flower bud.
was borrowed by the framers of the Indian l Chewing gum is made from latex.
Constitution from the Constitution of the Re- l The brain of human adult weighs about 1200-
public of Ireland. 1300 gm.