SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Corbet National Park is the first National Park Success Tip
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
White Phosphorous is a very reactive non-metal. If
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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
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
Success Tip in Iris.
Concurrent List is a list of 52 items and State List
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
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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
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.
l World Trade Organisation was started in the year
Physics l The International Court of Justice sits in The
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.