SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
  l The ‘Project Snow Leopard’ to conserve the en-      l The addition of gypsum to Portland cement helps
    dangered species, launched by the Union Minis-        in preventing rapid setting of cement.
    try of Environment and Forests covers the states    l Indoform is used as an antiseptic.
    of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Ut-           l The constituent of automobile exhaust that can
    tarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.              cause cancer is Lead.
Polity and Constitution                                 l The optimum dissolved oxygen level (in mg/li-
                                                          tre) required for survival of aquatic organisms
  l Judicial review in the Indian Constitution is
                                                          is 4-6.
    based on Procedure established by Law.
  l The Drafting of the Constitution was completed    Biology
    on 26th December 1949.                              l Bark of this tree is used as a condiment Cinna-
  l Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the President of the          mon.
    Constituent Assembly.                               l Saliva helps in the digestion of Starch.
  l Zero hour discussion process is introduced by       l The longest bone in the human body is Femur.
    the Indian Parliament to the World Parliam-en-      l Red data book gives information about species
    tary systems.                                         which are endangered.
  l The Judges of the Supreme Court retire at the       l Humming bird is the smallest bird.
    age of 65 years.
                                                        l White lung disease is prevalent among the work-
Economy                                                   ers of Pesticide industry.
  l When there is an official change in the exchange    l An artificial ecosystem is represented by aquar-
    rate of domestic currency, then it is called Re-      ium.
    valuation.                                        Miscellaneous
  l Inflation redistributes income and wealth in
                                                        l The first computer made available for commer-
    favour of Rich.
                                                          cial use was UNIVAC.
  l The fringe benefit tax was introduced in the bud-
                                                        l A communication network which is used by large
    get of 2005-06.
                                                          organizations over regional, national or global
  l In the Budget 2015-16, allocation for Agricul-
                                                          area is called WAN.
    ture and Farmers welfare is Rs 35,984 crore.
                                                        l Indian Army’s Operation ‘Saiyam’ was related
  l As announced by the Finance Minister in his           to Indo-Pak Border in Punjab and Rajasthan.
    budget speech on 2015-16, the income tax ex-
                                                        l Thora dance is associated with Uttar Pradesh.
    emption limit for individuals other than senior
    citizen and women has been raised to Rs.            l Earth and Ashes has been written by Atiq Ra-
    250,000.                                              himi.
  l According to the latest ‘Education Development      l Nasira Sharma is the recipient of the Sahitya
    Index’ based on a series of surveys conducted by      Akademi Award 2016 in Hindi Literature cate-
    the National University of Education, Planning        gory.
    and Administration and released in February,        l The 2016 FIFA World Cup Final was held in Ja-
    2011, the state with the highest Development          pan.
    Index is Kerala.
  l Rail Development Authority will be established    SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-1
    as statutory body to enable fair pricing of rail-       Exam Held on : 26.06.2011
    way services and promote competition, protect
    customer interests and determine efficiency stan- Ancient History
    dards.                                              l Hiuen Tsang visited India during the reign of
                                                          Harshavardhana
Physics
  l The function of ball bearings in a wheel is to    Medieval History
    convert kinetic friction into rolling friction.     l Painting reached its highest level of development
  l ‘Shock-absorbers’ are usually made of steel as        during the reign of Jahangir
    it has higher elasticity.                           l The Muslim adventurer who destroyed the Na-
  l The time period of a pendulum when taken to           landa University was Muhammed-Bin-bakhti-
    the Moon would increase.                              yar.
Chemistry                                             Modern History
  l Liquid Hydrogen + Liquid Oxygen could be used       l The communal electorate was introduced for the
    as fuel in propellant or rockets.                     first time in India in 1909
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