SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Biology                                                Biology
  l Phloem is responsible for transport of food and      l Aedes mosquito is the carrier of Zika virus
    other substances in plants                           l Root cap is derived from Calyptrogen
  l Temporal lobe of human brain is associated with      l The blotting technology used to identify the iso-
    hearing                                                lated protein is western blotting
  l In mammals, an important role of excretion is
                                                         l Morphology of Chromosomes can be best stud-
    played by Kidneys
                                                           ied at Metaphase
Miscellaneous
                                                       Miscellaneous
  l The Secretariat of SAARC is set up at Kathmandu
                                                         l The United Nations Organisation came into ex-
  l CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and Pen Drive are external
                                                           istence in 1945
    storage devices
  l The Sahitya Akademi Awards are given for best        l French Revolution was broke out in the year 1789
    writings in 24 Indian languages                      l In networks, WEP stands for Wired Equivalent
  l Pushpakamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is the Prime             Privacy
    Minister of Nepal                                    l Netherland is the first country in the world to
                                                           legalise euthanasia
    SSC Combined Graduate Level                          l Portugal won the Euro Cup 2016 (Football)
         (CGL) Tier-1 (CBE) Exam                         l Shivkumar Sharma is famous for playing the
   Held on: 30.08.2016 (1st Sitting)                       Santoor
                                                         l Oscar Carl Pistorious is popularly known as
Medieval History                                           ‘Blade Runner’
  l Abul Fazal was the son of Sheikh Mubarak
                                                        SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL)
Modern History
                                                                    Tier-1 (CBE) Exam
  l The Song “ Vande Mataram “ occurs in the book
    Anandmath
                                                          Held on: 31.08.2016 (1st Sitting)
General Geography                                      Ancient History
  l Geothermal energy is maximum utilised in Ice-        l The people of the Indus valley civilisation wors-
    land                                                   hipped Pashupati
  l Continuous chain of mountains that rise abrupt-      l The Upanishads are the source of Hindu Philos-
    ly more or less parallel to the coastline of India     ophy
    is Western Ghats
  l The biggest reserve of thorium are in India        Modern History
                                                           Sabarmati Ashram, Sevagram Ashram and Phoe-
Polity and Constitution                                  l
                                                           nix Ashram were founded by Mahatama Gandhi
  l The president of India is not a member of the
                                                           Fact: Vishwa Bharti was founded by Ravindra
    National Development Council
                                                           Nath Tagore
  l The founding father of “ Theory of bureaucracy “
    was Max Weber                                      Physical Geography
Economy                                                  l The transfer of minerals from top soil to subsoil
  l The rate of tax increases as the amount of the         through soil-water is called Leaching
    tax base increases is called progressive tax       General Geography
  l The supply side economies lays greater emphasis
                                                         l India shares longest international boundary with
    on producer
                                                           Bangladesh
  l FCRA administered by the Ministry of Home Af-
    fairs stands for Foreign Contribution Regulation     l Tsangpo is the other name in Tibet for Brahmapu-
    Act                                                    tra
                                                         l The largest herbarium of India is located
Physics                                                    at Kolkata
  l The ‘Choke’ used with a tube light is basically an   l Himachal Pradesh has become India’s first car-
    inductor                                               bon free State
Chemistry                                                l At Barren Island, the only active volcano in In-
  l Curie is a unit of Radioactivity                       dia is situated in Nicobar Islands
  l For extinguishing fire, we use carbon monoxide       l The Kovvada Nuclear Park project is proposed to
  l The chemical name of quartz is sodium silicate         be setup in Andhra Pradesh
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