SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
   l   Phillips curve shows the inverse relationship be-   General Geography
       tween unemployment and inflation rates                l  The country which top in the production of co-
   l   Short term contraction and expansions in eco-            coa is Ghana
       nomic activity are called the business cycle
   l   Wall street collapse led to Great Depression        Economy
   l   Information Technology industries is known as         l  The term ‘Macro Economics’ was used by Ragner
       ‘Sunrise Industries’                                     Frisch
Physics                                                      l  The aim of Differential Interest Scheme was to
   l   If electric resistance is to be decreased, then the      provide concessional loans to weaker section of
                                                                the society
       number of resistances should be connected in
                                                             l  Tax on inheritance is called Estate Duty
       parallel
   l   The material used in electric heater is nichrome    Physics
Chemistry                                                    l  Silver is an ohmic conductor
                                                             l  Anemometer is an instrument meant for mea-
   l   All isotopes of the same element have the same           suring wind speed
       atomic but different atomic masses                    l  The spring balance works on the principle of
   l   Nitric acid does not react with gold                     Hook’s law
Biology                                                      l  The liberation of oxygen during photosynthesis
                                                                is due to photolysis of water
   l   Potato is a stem
   l   Haematopoiesis take place in bone marrow
                                                           Chemistry
   l   Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount        l  Calcium salts used as fertilizer is calcium sul-
       of glucose in the blood                                  phate
   l   Pellagra and Scurvy are caused by the deficiency      l  Formic acid is produced by red ants
       of vitamin B-12 and vitamin C respectively            l  The most reactive phosphorous is white phos-
Miscellaneous                                                   phorous
   l   Related to computers, ‘Wetware’ is human brain      Biology
   l   Indira Goswami, the famous editor, poet, schol-       l  Increased RBC’s in the blood leads to a condi-
       ar and writer won the Jananpith Award in Assa-           tion called polycythemia
       mese language                                       Miscellaneous
 SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL)                           l  Routing is used to decide the path to transfer
                                                                the packets from source to destination
                 Tier-1 (CBE) Exam                           l  Spawn is used by the computer virus ‘worm’ to
     Held on: 31.08.2016 (3rd Shift)                            duplicate itself
                                                             l  The first Commonwealth Games in 1930 was held
Ancient History                                                 in Canada
   l   Pandyas were the patrons of Sangam Literature         l  Pulitzer Prize is given for outstanding contribu-
                                                                tion in the field of journalism
Medieval History                                             l  The Jawaharlal Nehru award is given for Inter-
   l   Surat was the first French factory established in        national Understanding
       India                                                 l  Venice is called as ‘Queen of the Adriatic’
                         Success Tip                         l  Zubin Mehta is associated with music
 The first factory established by the French in India
 in 1668
                                                            SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL)
   l The silver coin ‘Tanka’ was introduced by Iltutmish
                                                                         Tier-1 (CBE) Exam
                                                               Held on: 01.09.2016 (2nd Shift)
Modern History
   l   The first chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia Uni-    Ancient History
       versity at Aligarh was Hakim Ajmal Khan               l  The earliest reference to Sati custom is made in
                         Success Tip                            Eran inscription of Bhanugupta
 As one of its founders, Hakim Ajmal Khan was elected      Medieval History
 first chancellor of the Jamia Milia Islamia University
                                                             l  The chief objective of the ‘Wahabi’ movement was
 on 22 November 1920, holding the position until
                                                                to purify Islam
 his death in 1927
                                                                                 Success Tip
Physical Geography                                          The Wahabi movement was a revivalist movement
   l   The gentle ‘seaward sloping’ surface from the coast  which tried to purify Islam by eliminating all the
       is called continent shelf
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