SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
                      Success Tip
 The cohesion-tension theory is a theory of
                                                          SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL)
 intermolecular attraction that explains the process         Tier-I Exam Held on: 09.08.2015
 of water flow upwards (against the force of gravity)                      (First Sitting)
 through the xylem of plants. It was proposed in 1894
 by John Joly and Henry Horatio Dixon                    Ancient History
                                                            l  The greatest king of the Pratihara dynasty was
Chemistry
                                                               Bhoj (Mihir-Bhoj)
   l  The total energy of an electron inside an atom        l  Correctly matched:
      is less than zero
                                                               Harshvardhan – Hiuen Tsang
   l  The rusting of metal iron in air needs both Oxy-         Akbar – Todarmal
      gen and moisture
                                                               Chanakya – Chandragupta
   l  Arsenic problem in India is primarily due to over-
                                                               Vikramaditya – Kaliadas
      exploitation of ground water in the affected
      areas                                              Medieval History
   l  Acid rain is caused by SO2 and NO2                    l  Bahlol Lodhi was the founder of Lodhi dynasty
                      Success Tip                        Modern History
 Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulphur dioxide        l  In 1939 Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as
 and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water                President of the Congress Party defeating Patta-
 molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids                  bhi Sitharamayya
   l  Graphite is used in pencils                           l  Jallianwala incident took place at Amritsar
   l  The branch of medicine involving synthetic                              Success Tip
      chemical compounds is Allopathy
                                                          Took place on 13 April 1919 when a crowd of
   l  Hydrogen was discovered by Cavendish                nonviolent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims,
Biology                                                   who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar,
                                                          Punjab, were fired upon by troops of the British
   l  A member of Liliaceae that shows reticulate ve-
                                                          Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald
      nation is Smilax
                                                          Dyer
   l  Euphenics is treatment of defective heredity
      through genetic engineering                        Physical Geography
   l  Araneology is Study of spiders                        l  The South-East trade winds are attracted to-
   l  “Corpus luteum” secretes Progesterone                    wards the Indian subcontinent in the rainy sea-
   l  The male sex hormone is Testosterone                     son due to the presence of low atmospheric
                                                               pressure over North-West India
   l  Iodine test is used to detect Carbohydrate
                                                            l  The ‘graded profile’ of a river course is a smooth
Miscellaneous                                                  curve from source to mouth
   l  The new name of Burma is Myanmar and its              l  Sink hole is a phenomenon of Karst topography
      capital is Naypyidaw                                                    Success Tip
   l  DBMS used for building computer applications        Karst topography is a landscape formed from the
      stands for Database Management System               dissolution of soluble rocks such as lim-estone,
   l  Dev Anand is the author of the book “Romanc-        dolomite, and gypsum. It is characterized by
      ing With Life”                                      underground drainage systems with sinkholes and
   l  A South Rajasthani trible earning its living by     caves
      song and dance is Garasia                          General Geography
   l  “Vatsalya Mela” is annually organised in New
                                                            l  Brahmaputra river does not originate in Indian
      Delhi
                                                               territory
   l  Tony Hall is the Director General of the BBC
                                                                              Success Tip
   l  Harinder Sidhu is Australia’s High Commissioner
      to India                                            Originates from the Angsi glacier, located on the
                                                          northern side of the Himalayas in Burang
   l  Praful Patel is the President of Indian Football
                                                          County of Tibet as the Yarlung Tsangpo River
      Federation
                                                            l Darjeeling hill station’s name means a place of
   l  N Chandrasekaran took over as the Executive
                                                               the thunderbolt
      Chairman of Tata Sons in January 2017
                                                            l Rain water harvesting:
                                                    SGPE-131