SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
   l  Chromium one of the toxic heavy metals is            l As per latest ‘Sample Registration Survey Re-
      found in modern tannery industries                     port’ released some time back by the census of-
   l  High octane fuel contains high content of lead         fice at New Delhi there has been a significant
                                                             improvement in the ‘Infant Mortality Rate’ per
Biology                                                      1000 live births in India during the period 1999-
   l  ‘COD’ is a variety of Fish                             2009. The percentage change during this period
                      Success Tip                            was 29%
 The two most common species of cod are the Atlantic       l Premlata Agarwal has become the oldest Indian
 cod (Gadus morhua), which lives in the colder wa-           woman to scale Mount Everest at the age of 45.
 ters and deeper sea regions throughout the North            She belongs to the state of Jharkhand
 Atlantic, and the Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus),
 found in both eastern and western regions of the              FCI Assistant Grade-II Exam
 northern Pacific.                                                   Held on: 22.01.2012
   l  Golden Revolution refers to Horticulture
   l  A large number of identical plants can be ob-
                                                        Ancient History
      tained in a short span of time through tissue        l Worship of Mother Goddess was associated with
      culture technique                                      Indus Valley Civilization
   l  The smallest flowering plant is Wolffia              l Alexander and Porus fought a battle at Hydasp-
   l  Leukaemia or blood cancer is characterized by          es
      abnormal increase of the White blood cells                              Success Tip
   l  The total number of bones in our body is 206       The battle of the Hydaspes River was faught by Al-
   l  The poison of honey bee is Acidic                  exander the Great in 326BC against King Porus of
   l  Birds which swim in water have webbed feet         the Hindu Paurava Kingdom on the banks of the
                                                         Hydaspes (Jhelum)
Miscellaneous
                                                           l Tripitakas is a Buddhist Literature.
   l  The member states of the U.N.O have delegated
      the primary responsibility for maintaining world  Medieval History
      peace and security to the Security Council           l The Battle of Haldighati was fought between
   l A new technology which provides the ability to          Akbar and Maharana Pratap Singh
      create an artificial world and have people inter-    l The famous Peacock Throne of Shah Jahan was
      act with it is called Virtual Reality                  taken away in 1739 by Persian invader Nadir
   l A parallel port is most often used by a printer         Shah
   l Kuchipudi is a dance-drama associated with the     Modern History
      state of Andhra Pradesh                              l Gandhiji was influenced by the writings of Leo
   l Mukesh Bhatt is not a recipient of Dadasaheb            Tolstoy
      Phalke Award
                                                        Physical Geography
   l National Environmental Engineering Research
      Institute is located at Nagpur                       l Desertification can be checked by Checking over-
                                                             grazing
   l Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the ‘Purple Cap’ for
      taking maximum number of wickets in IPL-9            l Lakes freeze in cold countries in winter, leaving
      series.                                                the water underneath at 4 degree C.
    Success Tip: Virat Kohli Got the Orange Cap         General Geography
   l A new banknote paper mill was established in          l Brahmaputra river has its source outside India
      Mysore , the foundation stone was laid by                               Success Tip
      Pranab Mukherjee, that time he was serving as
                                                         From its origin in south western Tibet as the Yarlung
      a finance minister of India
                                                         Tsangpo River, Brahmaputa flows across southern
   l The book ‘Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His
                                                         Tibet to break through the Himalayas in great gorg-
      Struggle with India’ was in news some time back    es and into Arunachal Pradesh.
      and was banned in some Indian States includ-
                                                           l Major iron and steel industries are located in
      ing Gujarat. The author of the book is Joseph
                                                             the plateau of Chota Nagpur
      Lelyveld
                                                           l Majuli, the largest river island in the world, lies
   l The secret operation carried out successfully by
                                                             in the state of Assam
      the US Navy Seals, in which Osama Bin Laden,
                                                           l Surat is situated on the banks of the river Tap-
      the world’s most wanted terrorist was killed was
                                                             ti
      codenamed as Geronimo
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