SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Success Tip l The calorie requirement of the body increases in
The appointment of the Finance Commi-ssion by winter as compared to summer because more
the President every five years and the determination calories are necessary to sustain body temper-
of the basis for the distribution of taxes between ature.
the center and the states on the basis of the recom- l The human body remains uncrushed even un-
mendations of the finance commission adds to the der high atmospheric pressure mainly due to
importance of the center in financial relations. presence of fluid in the cells.
l FCCBs have become a popular route to raise l Thyroid cartilage, part of throat in men is called
capital by several companies. The full form of Adam’s apple.
the FCCBs is Foreign Currency Convertible
l The computer memory holds data program.
l Symbian OS is a mobile operating system.
l With an ascent of every 165 meters, the tem-
perature is reduced by 1°C Success Tip
l Pressure cooker is fast in cooking rice because Symbian is a discontinued mobile operating system
high pressure raises the boiling point of wa- (OS) and computing platform designed for smart-
l It takes more time to cook potatoes on mountain l Tummalapalli in Andhra Pradesh has come on
tops because the atmospheric pressure is low. the world map for discovery of largest uranium
l Water and ice crystals are in equilibrium at 0°C. mines.
When pressure is applied to this system more
of ice becomes water Success Tip
The Tummalapalle Mine is a uranium mine in Tu-
malapalli village located in Kadapa of the Indian
l Match the following : Alloy state of Andhra Pradesh
Bronze Copper, tin
l GSLV Project of India is connected with Missile
Brass Copper, zinc
engines for space programmes.
German Silver Copper, zinc, nickel
Type metal Composition Lead, antimony, tin Success Tip
l It is not advisable to sleep under a tree at night Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, abbrevi-
because of the release of carbon dioxide. ated in English as GSLV, is an expendable launch
l Match the following: system operated by the Indian Space Research Or-
Copper sulphate Fungicide ganisation (ISRO).
Penicillin Antibiotic l Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for 2016 was
Urea Insecticide conferred on P.V. Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa
Malathion Fertiliser Karmakar and Jitu Rai.
l Heavy water implies deuterated water. l Man Booker Prize for 2011 was won by Julian
l Fly ash is the environmental pollutant generat- Barnes, for his work ‘The Sense of An Ending’.
ed by Thermal power plant Success Tip
l Water hyacinth has been found useful to check
The Sellout by Paul Beatty is named winner of the
water pollution caused by Industrial affluents.
2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Biology l U.K. was the host of 2012 Olympic Games
l The most dangerous consequence of excessive Success Tip
deforestation is loss of many valuable plant
l A plant bearing both male and female flowers is The 2016 Olympics, was a major international multi-
called Monoecious. sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5
l Photosynthesis needs Sunlight Water Chlo- August to 21 August 2016.
rophyll. l Union Territory Chandigarh is at the bottom of
l The most important stimulant in tea leaves is the child sex ratio as per the 2011 census (pro-
Caffeine. visional data)
l Quinine is obtained from a plant. Stem bark
l India ranked 130 among 188 countries in 2014
part of the plant yields the drug
in Human Development Report 2015 released on
by the United Nations Development Programme
Quinine is a medication to treat malaria and babe- (UNDP).