SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
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 The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of its resistance   Puerto Rico’s Stephanie del Valle is the winner of
 to gradual deformation by shear str-ess or tensile        ‘Miss World’ title for 2016
 stress                                                      l Sumitranandan Pant was the first Hindi writer
    l When Arsenic atoms are added to Germanium                 to receive Jnanpith Award
      lattice, it becomes a Extrinsic semiconductor          l Christopher Martin Jenkins is the author of the
    l The ambient air is stable when the ambient lapse          book “Cricketing Life”
      rate is Sub adiabatic                                  l South Africa has three capitals viz. Adminis-
    l The filter over which sewage is sprinkled is called       trative, Legislative and Judicial
      as Trickling filter                                    l Four countries in Africa are members of the Or-
                                                                ganisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
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                                                                (OPEC)
 It consists of a fixed bed of rocks, lava, coke, gravel,
 slag, polyurethane foam, sphag-num peat moss,                                   Success Tip
 ceramic, or plastic media over which sewage or oth-       Currently, the organisation has twelve members
 er wastewater flows down-ward and causes a layer          namely: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait,
 of microbial slime (bio film) to grow, covering the       Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab
 bed of media                                              Emirates and Venezuela
                                                             l World Heritage Sites Khajuraho Temples, San-
Chemistry                                                       chi Stupa and Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
    l The nuclear particle having no mass and no                are in Madhya Pradesh
      charge, but only spin is neutrino                      l Darren Sammy was the captain of the West In-
    l In a period from Li to F, ionisation potential            dies Cricket team, which won the T 20 World
      cannot be predicted                                       Cup 2016
    l Iron can deposit copper from copper sulphate           l Lionel Messi has won the FIFA World Player
      solution                                                  Award (FIFA Ballon d’Or) for four years in a row
    l Helium is used to dilute oxygen in the gas cylin-         SSC Graduate Level Tier-I Exam
      ders used by divers
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    l Sulphur, Chlorine and Nitrogen etc form oxy-
      acid                                                Ancient History
    l Exposure to mixtures of chemicals is greater than      l  King Kharvela was the greatest ruler of the Che-
      expected on the basis of effects of exposure to           di Dynasty of Kalinga
      each chemical individually. This is known as
      Synergism                                           Medieval History
                                                             l  The Peshwaship was abolished by the British at
Biology                                                         the time of Peshwa Baji Rao II
    l A molecule in plants comparable to haemoglo-                               Success Tip
      bin in animals is Chlorophyll
                                                           The subsidiary Treaty at Bassein (1802) was signed
    l An Antigen is the stimulus for Antibody for-         by the Peshwa with the British. It led to the second
      mation                                               Aglo-Maratha war (1803-05). The Third Anglo-Mar-
    l Blood does not coagulate inside the body due to      atha War (1817-18) brought an end to the Maratha
      the presence of Heparin                              power. The Peshwaship was abolished and he was
    l Leech is an ectoparasite on cattle, which is Her-    pensioned off to Bithur near Kanpur
      bivorous                                            Modern History
    l A mammalian heart have 4 chambers
                                                             l  Choudhry Rehmat Ali coined the name ‘Pakistan’
    l The release of Gambusia fish into ponds and
                                                                                 Success Tip
      wells helps in controlling mosquitoes
                                                           Chaudhry Rehmat Ali was one of the earliest propo-
Miscellaneous                                              nents of the creation of the state of Pakistan. He is
    l “What is the Third Estate ?” pamphlet associat-      credited with creating the name “Pakistan” for a sep-
      ed with the French Revolution, was written by        arate Muslim homeland in South Asia and is gener-
      Abbe Sieyes                                          ally known as the founder of the movement for its
                                                           creation
    l The technology that is used to establish wire-
      less networking is Bluetooth                           l By Charter Act of 1833, the East India Com-
                                                                pany’s monopoly of trade with China came to
    l USB stands for Universal Serial Bus
                                                                an end
    l Wenxia Yu was the winner of “Miss World” title         l The idea of federation was first proposed in Ne-
      for 2012                                                  hru Report of 1928
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