SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
   l  Corbet National Park is the first National Park                         Success Tip
      of India.
                                                         A clear cloudless day-time sky is blue because mol-
      Success Tip: Located in Uttarakhand                ecules in the air scatter bluelight from the sun more
   l  Kaiga-11 plant which supplies electricity is a     than they scatter red light.
      nuclear project.                                     l  The device in communication satellites which
                       Success Tip                            receives signals from an earth station and trans-
 Kaiga Generating Station is a nuclear power gener-           mits them to different direction is transponder.
 ating station situated at Kaiga, near the river Kali,     l  When a ship enters the sea from a river it rises
 in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka.                      a little.
   l  Semeru Volcanoes is situated in Mexico.              l  Two stones of unequal masses are thrown verti-
                                                              cally up with the same velocity; both will reach
Polity and Constitution
                                                              the same height.
   l  If a state fails to comply with the Directives of    l  The scientist who first sent electromagnetic waves
      the Central Government then the President can           to distant places is James Clerk Maxwell.
      declare the breakdown of constitutional ma-
      chinery in the state and assume responsibili-     Chemistry
      ty for the governance of the State.                  l  The substance that is added to make natural
   l  For the first time a non-Congress government            rubber strong and more bouncy is sulphur.
      was formed in the State of Kerala.                   l  White phosphorus is always kept under water.
   l  In India, Minimum Wage Act was enacted in
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      1948.
                                                         White Phosphorous is a very reactive non-metal. If
                       Success Tip                       exposed to air it catches fire quickly.
 The Minimum Wages Act 1948 is an Act of
                                                           l  Sea water can be purified by the process of dis-
 Parliament concerning Indian labour law that sets
                                                              tillation.
 the minimum wages that must be paid to skilled
 and unskilled labours                                                        Success Tip
   l  The declaration of Constitutional Emergency in     Desalination is a process that removes dissolved
      a State has to be approved by the Parliament       minerals from seawater, brackish water, or treated
      within a period of 2 months.                       wastewater.
   l  The number of subjects in the Union List of the   Biology
      Indian Constitution is 97.
                                                           l  The colour of the eye upon the pigment present
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 Concurrent List is a list of 52 items and State List
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 is a list of 61 items.
                                                         The iris has pigmentation that determines the eye
Economy                                                  colour. Irises are classified as being one of six co-
   l  AGMARK is a quality guarantee stamp for            lours: amber, blue, brown, gray, green, hazel, or red
      commodities.                                         l  The ability of the eye to seek in the dark is due
                       Success Tip                            to the production of a purple pigment known as
                                                              Retinene.
 The term AGMARK was coined by joining the words           l  Whole grain cereals and pulses are more nu-
 ‘Ag’ to mean agriculture and ‘mark’ for a certifica-         tritious.
 tion mark.                                                l  Giraffe is a dumb animal.
   l  Trade Development Authority, Minerals and            l  The vitamin most readily destroyed by heat is
      Metals Trading Corporation and State Trad-              Ascorbic acid.
      ing Corporation of India are known for export                           Success Tip
      promotions.
                                                              Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid
   l  Excise duty, Custom duty and Income tax be-
                                                           l  BCG, Anti-rabies and Polio vaccine are vac-
      longs to central tax.
                                                              cines.
   l  World Trade Organisation was started in the year
      1995.                                             Miscellaneous
Physics                                                    l  The International Court of Justice sits in The
                                                              Hague.
   l  The sky appears blue because the atmosphere          l  In 1991, the Soviet Union was disintegrated into
      scatters blue colour more than the others.              15 Independent Republics.
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