SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
                       Success Tip                      Economy
 The magnetic equator is defined as the line around         l  Gandhian economy emphasises on Socialist and
 the earth where the magnetic field is horizontal, or          economic values
 parallel to the earth’s surface.
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   l Lands dependent on rain are rain fed
                                                         It is largely characterised by rejection of the concept
                       Success Tip                       of the human being as a rational actor always seek-
 Dry farming areas (as per the IV five year plan) are    ing to maximize material self-interest that under-
 those areas receiving an annual rainfall ranging from   lies classical economic thinking
 375 to 1125 mm and very limited irrigation facilities      l The 2004 09 Foreign Trade Policy gave emphasis
   l Himalayas mountain systems has the feature                to export promotion
      of syntaxial bend
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                       Success Tip                       The Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 has been de-
 Himalayas extend in the east-west direction from        signed by including long term and medium term strat-
 the Indus gorge in the west to the Brahmaputra gorge    egy to boost overall growth of India’s foreign trade
 in the east                                             by enhancing trade competitiveness
   l Palaeontology is the study of Fossils                  l Markets fail when they do not maximise the
   l The planet nearest to the Sun is Mercury                  aggregate consumer and producer surplus
   l Nino Modoki phenomena is associated with glo-          l Neglect of agriculture in the development pro-
      bal warming                                              cess will lead to severe bottlenecks in overall
General Geography                                              development
                                                            l Monopolistic competition produces close sub-
   l  The first fertiliser plant in India was set up at
                                                               stitutes
      Sindri
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                                                         Monopolistic competition is a type of imperfect
 Sindri is an industrial township within the Dhan-
                                                         competition such that many producers sell products
 bad municipal limits of the Dhanbad District of
                                                         that are differentiated from one another (e.g. by
 Jharkhand state. Sindri was well known because of
                                                         branding or quality) and hence are not perfect sub-
 a large Fertilizer factory
                                                         stitutes
   l Russia has the highest natural gas reserves
                                                            l A Socialist economy is a planned economy
   l The largest tiger reserve in India is Nagarjuna
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                                                         A socialist economic system is character -ised by
 Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the larg-      social ownership and democratic control of the
 est tiger reserve in India. The reserve spreads         means of production, which may mean autonomous
 over five districts, Nalgonda District, Mahbubnagar     cooperatives or direct public owner-ship; wherein
 district, Kurnool District, Prakasam District and       production is carried out directly for use
 Guntur District
                                                            l The least populated State in India is Sikkim
Polity and Constitution                                     l The Indian Railways inaugurated the country’s
   l  The President can use of Pocket veto with re-            first Green Station in 2011 at Manwal
      gard to bills by the Parliament                                          Success Tip
                       Success Tip                       Manwal is a village located in Udhampur district in
 The President of India is vested with the three types   Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is 28 km away from
 of veto i.e. Absolute Veto, Suspensive Veto and Pocket  district headquarter. It is well connected with jam-
 Veto                                                    mu and to udhampur via dhar road
   l In England the Speaker soon after getting elect-   Physics
      ed sever all kinds of relations with his party
   l France’s Constitution is a mixture of both Parl-
                                                            l  Pound, Kilogram and Gram are units of weight
      iamentary and Presidential forms of Governments       l  The materials which are weakly repelled by mag-
   l That India is a secular state is implied in the           nets are called dia-magnetic materials
      phrase Liberty of faith and worship                                      Success Tip
   l The first Chief Election Commissioner of India
                                                         Diamagnetic materials are repelled by a magnetic
      was Sukumar Sen                                    field; an applied magnetic field creates an induced
                       Success Tip                       magnetic field in them in the opposite direction,
 Sukumar Sen was a civil servant who was the first       causing a repulsive force. In contrast, paramagnetic
 Chief Election Commissioner of India, serving from      and ferromagnetic materials are attracted by a
 21 March 1950 to 19 December 1958                       magnetic field
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