SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Physics SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-1
l Optical fibres are based on the phenomenon of Exam Held on: 26.06.2011
Total Internal Reflection
l Now a days yellow lamps are frequently used as Ancient History
street lights. Sodium gases is used in these lamps l The Greek ambassador sent to Chandragupta
l ‘Mirage’ is an example of refraction and total Maurya’s court was Megasthenes.
internal reflection of light
l The phenomenon of light associated with the Medieval History
appear ance of blue colour of the sky is Scat- l Shivaji obtained cannons and ammunition from
tering The Portuguese.
Chemistry Modern History
l Lens is made up of a Flint glass l Disraeli admitted the Revolt of 1857 as a na-
l The element which is used for vulcanizing rub- tional revolt.
ber is Sulphur Success Tip
l Borax is responsible for the extra strength of
Benjamin Disraeli was a British politician and writer
who twice served as Prime Minister of the United
l The noble gas used for the treatment of cancer
l Vasundhara Summit was held in Brazil l The call of “Back to the Vedas” was given by
Swami Dayanand Saraswati.
l Ostrich is the largest living bird on Earth
Satyarth Prakash was written by Swami Dayanand
l In coriander, the useful parts are leaves & dried
Saraswati which contributed to the Indian indepen-
l Amla is called ‘Herbal Indian Doctor’
l The pH of human blood is 7.4 l Simon Commission was boycotted by the na-
l Thyroid is largest endocrine gland in the body tionalist leaders of India because all the num-
l Whale is the largest mammal bers of the Commission were English.
l Second incisor becomes modified as the tusk of l Sir Edward Lutyens was the architect of North
elephant and South Blocks of the Central Secretariat in
l Edward Jenner had invented vaccination for Delhi.
‘Small Pox’ Physical Geography
l BT seed is associated with Cotton
l The lowest layer of the atmosphere is Trop-os-
Success Tip phere.
BT stands for Bacillus thuringiensis, a bacterium l 1/5th of the Earth’s land surface is desert.
that produces toxins harmful to a variety of insects,
l The atmospheric air is held to the Earth by grav-
including bollworms that attack cotton.
Miscellaneous l The strong earthquake-cum-tsunami which has
l spreadsheet software is more useful in the area moved Japan’s main island by a few feet and
of Statistics has caused the Earth’s axis to wobble is expect-
l The nuclear reactors which were damaged heavily ed to lead to the shortening of the day by 1.6
due to a strong Earthquake cum Tsunami that microseconds.
hit Japan on March 11, 2011 causing radiation General Geography
leakage were at Fukushima l The Konkan Railway connects Roha Mangalore.
l The book ‘Witness the Night’ has been written
by Kishwar Desai Success Tip
l Yakshagana folk/ tribal dance is associated with It is operated by Konkan Railway Corpo-ration,
Karnataka headquartered at CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai
l Abhishek Pandit and Chandra Shekhar Prasad l Nellore is called the ‘shrimp capital of India’.
received Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismill- l River Indus originates from Kailash range.
ah Khan Yuva Puraskar for 2016 in Theatre l The word’s only floating national park is situat-
l South Africa did not win any of the “FIFA World ed in Manipur.
Cup” in 2002, 2006 & 2010 Success Tip
l The Headquarters of International Atomic En-
The Keibul Lamjao National Park is a national park
ergy Agency is in Vienna
in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur