SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
      ä         It is a device of water conservation                l  The term ‘brown air’ is used for Photochemical
        ä       It helps raising water table                           smog
          ä     It helps meet rising water demand                   l  There is a violent explosion when a drop of
   l        The ship building yard-Mazgaon Dock is located             glycerol is added to crushed KMnO4, spread on
            at Mumbai                                                  a paper
   l        Kerala is famous for the cultivation of Coco-           l  Most commonly used bleaching agent is Chlo-
      nut, Black-pepper and Rubber                                     rine
   l  The longest continental Railway in the world is               l  The least penetrating power ray is á- Ray
      Trans Siberian                                                l  Hydrogen peroxide is an effective sterilizing
                                                                       agent. Water results when it readily loses active
Polity and Constitution                                                oxygen
   l        The legislature gains a priority over the execu-     Biology
            tive in a Parliamentary Government
   l        The legislature in a democratic country can in-         l  The maximum fixation of solar energy is done
            fluence public opinion by focusing attention               by green plants
            on public issues                                        l  Allantois of Embryo helps in excretion
   l        If the President wants to resign from his office,       l  Hare belongs to mollusc
            he may do so by writing to the Vice President           l  Outside the nucleus DNA is found in Mitoc-hon-
   l        Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep and                    dria
            Pondicherry are Union Territories                       l  Animal protein is called first class protein be-
   l        The Panchayat Samiti remains accountable for               cause it is rich in essential amino acids
            its functions to Zilla Parishads                        l  Photoperiodism affects Flowering, Vegetative
                                                                       growth and Fruiting
Economy                                                             l  Match the following:
   l        Equilibrium price in the market is determined              Ascorbic acid- Vitamin-C
            by the equality between marginal cost and                  Chlorophyll- Photosynthetic pigment
            marginal revenue
                                                                       Carotenoid- Quencher
   l        In the national context exports of Mangoes to
                                                                       Superoxide- Enzyme
            UK indicates Macro approach
   l        Internal economy arise when there is expan-          Miscellaneous
            sion in an industry                                     l  The line ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’ is
   l        One of the features of a free market economy is            attributed to John Keats
            consumer’s sovereignty                                Success Tip: John Keats was an English Romantic
   l        Gross National Product – Depreciation Allow-          poet
            ance = Net National Product                             l The birthday of S. Radhakrishnan is celebrated
Physics                                                                as ‘Teachers Day’ in India
                                                                    l The award given for outstanding performance in
   l        Electric current is measured using Ammeter
                                                                       sports is Arjuna Award
   l        It is easy to burst a gas-filled balloon with a nee-    l The first conference of SAARC (South Asian As-
            dle than with a nail. It is because needle exerts          sociation for Regional Cooperation)was held at
            more pressure than nail on the balloon                     Dhaka
   l        The velocity of sound in moist air is more than         l Bretton Woods Institutions: International Mon-
            in dry air because the moist air has less densi-           etary Fund (IMF), World Bank
            ty than dry air
                                                                                        Success Tip
   l        X-rays can be used to detect defects in pre-
            cious stones and diamonds                             The Bretton Woods Institutions are the World Bank,
   l        Ice is packed in saw dust because saw dust is         and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). They
            poor conductor of heat                                were set up at a meeting of 43 countries in Bretton
                                                                  Woods, New Hampshire, USA in July 1944
Chemistry                                                           l ‘Agha Khan Cup’ is related with Hockey
   l        Peroxyacetyl nitrate is a secondary pollutant           l Parity bit is used to identify whether a data
                              Success Tip                              word has an odd or even number of l’s
 Peroxyacetyl nitrate is a peroxyacyl nitrate. It is a                                  Success Tip
 secondary pollutant present in photochemical smog.               A parity bit, or check bit, is a bit added to a string
 It is thermally unstable and decomposes into                     of binary code to ensure that the total number of 1-
 peroxyethanoyl radicals and nitrogen dioxide gas. It             bits in the string is even or odd. Parity bits are used
 is a lachrymatory substance                                      as the simplest form of error detecting code
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