SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
    l For a missile launched with a velocity less than    l  Microbial Type Culture Collection Centre is sit-
      the earth’s escape velocity, the total energy is       uated at Chandigarh
      Negative                                            l  Raga Kameshwari was composed by Pandit Ravi
    l A Fuse wire is characterised by low resistance         Shankar
      and low melting point                               l  The father of computer is Charles Babbage
Chemistry                                                 l  In 1913 Dada Saheb Phalke produce the first
    l The ore of Aluminium is Bauxite                        feature film
                                                          l  “Don’t Laugh : We are Police”, this book was
                      Success Tip
                                                             compiled by Bishan Lal Vohra I.G.P
 The usual aluminium ore is bauxite. Bauxite is
 essentially an impure aluminium oxide. The major         l  The classical Dance of Andhra Pradesh is Ku-
 impurities include iron oxides, silicon dioxide and         chipudi
 titanium dioxide                                         l  The film on the dacoit queen Phoolan Devi was
    l Waksman got the Nobel Prize for the discovery          directed by Shekhar Kapoor
      of Streptomycin                                     l  PSW stands for program status word
                      Success Tip                         l  The technology used in the electronic printer is
 Streptomycin is an antibiotic used to treat a number        called Micro encapsulation
 of bacterial infections. This includes tuberculosis,
 Mycobacterium avium complex, endocarditis,             SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL)
 brucellosis, Burkholderia infection, plague,              Tier-I Exam Held on: 16.08.2015
 tularemia, and rat bite fever
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    l Heavy metals got their name because compared
      to other atoms they have higher atomic mass-
      es                                               Ancient History
    l Photo chemical smog is a resultant of the reac-     l  Kautilya’s “Arthashastra” mainly deals with Po-
      tion among NO2,O3 and peroxy acetyl nitrate            litical state craft
      in the presence of Sunlight                                                 Success Tip
    l When a helium atom loses an electron it be-
                                                        The Arthashastra is an ancient Indian treatise on
      comes a positive helium ion
                                                        statecraft, economic policy and military strategy,
Biology                                                 written in Sanskrit
    l Cyanide poisoning causes death in seconds be-    Medieval History
      cause It causes cardiac arrest
    l Xenobiotics which are inherently resistant to       l  The Nawab of Bengal during “Battle of Plassey”
      microbial attack are called as Recalcitrant            was Siraj-ud-duala
    l A Fleming discovered the first antibiotic           l  Raja Birbal was a member of the “Din-iIlahi”
                      Success Tip                         l  The first Sultan of Delhi to issue regular cur-
                                                             rency and declare Delhi as the capital of his
 Sir Alexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist,
                                                             empire was Iltutmish
 pharmacologist and botanist. His best-known
 discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the   Modern History
 world’s first antibiotic substance benzyl penicillin
 (Penicillin G) from the mould Penicillium notatum in     l  Correct about Mahatma Gandhi:
 1928
                                                             ä        Gandhi believed in nonviolence
    l Molybdenum deficiency affects the activity of
      Chlorate reductase, Nitrogenase and Nitrate              ä      Gandhi believed in the sanctity of means
      reductase
    l When one gene pair hides the effect of the other           ä    Gandhi supported close relation between re-
      unit, the phenomenon is referred to as Epistasis                ligion and politics
Miscellaneous                                             l        The only AICC session Gandhi presided was held
                                                                   at Belgaum
    l first Indian talkie film produced in 1931 was
      Alamara                                                      Success Tip: 39th session 1924
    l The oldest form of composition of Hindustani     Physical Geography
      vocal music is Dhurpad
                                                          l        In mountainous areas a natural cause for road
    l International ‘Yoga Divas’ is celebrated on 21               blocks is often land slides
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