SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Ape, Mouse and wolf are warm blooded animal l In Indus Valley Civilization, Lothal was famous
whereas snake is a cold blooded animal. for dockyard.
Success Tip l The Sanchi Stupa was built by Ashoka.
Cold blooded is an informal term for one or more of a Success Tip
group of characteristics that determine an animal"s The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the most impor-
thermophysiology. tant Buddhist monuments reflecting gem of Buddhist
l Pituitary Gland secret growth hormone. art and architecture. Located at Sanchi Town,
l Heliophytes trees are also called as sun loving Madhya Pradesh, India, this Stupa is the oldest stone
trees. structure in India that was built during the Mauryan
l ‘Calibre’ is related to shooting. Modern History
l Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is known as ‘Bismarck
l GUI stands for Graphical User Interface, VDU l Lord Macaulay is generally associated for bring-
stands for Visual Display Unit and ALU stands ing English education in India.
for Arithmetic Logic Unit.
l Microsoft Word, Word Perfect and Word Star are Geography and Environment
the word processor. l Longitude/latitude and their related names
l An initiative proposed by the Ministry of Civil Longitude/Latitude Name
Aviation to make boarding pass and security a. 0 Longitude
check-in digital is Digi yatra. b. 00 Latitude Equator
l ‘Chronometer’ was invented by John Harrison.
c. 23.50 North Tropic of Cancer
Success Tip d. 23.50 South Tropic of Capricorn
The term chronometer is a specific type of timepiece l An isthmus is a narrow strip of land separating
tested and certified to meet certain precision stan- two water bodies.
dards. l ‘Red Indians’ are natives of North America.
l All souls day is a Christian festival. l The time difference between India Standard Time
Success Tip [IST] and Greenwich Mean Time [GMT] is 5 hours
The Eastern Orthodox Church and associated East-
l Harmattan is also known as ‘Doctor Wind’.
ern Catholic churches celebrate it on the first Sunday
after Pentecost. Oriental Orthodox churches of Chaldea Success Tip
and associated Eastern Catholic churches celebrate The Harmattan blows during the dry season, which
All Souls Day on the first Friday after Easter. occurs during the lowest-sun months, when the sub-
l The recipient of Padma Vibhushan 2017 in the tropical ridge of high pressure stays over the central
field of Art – Music is K. J. Yesudas. Sahara Desert and when the low-pressure Intertrop-
l The book ‘The People’s Maharaja’ based on the ical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) stays over the Gulf of
life of Amarinder Singh has authored by Khush- Guinea.
want Singh. l An example of artificial ecosystem is aquarium.
l The largest non-nuclear weapon over Afghanistan
in April 2017 was dropped by United States of
America. An artificial ecosystem is a human made system of
l Under ‘Muktijodha Scholarship Scheme’, India plants, animals, and people living in an area togeth-
will give 35 crore rupees to children of freedom er with their surroundings.
fighters in Bangladesh. l Dodo is a bird categorized as extinct.
l Farakka barrage is a major reason for conten-
SSC CAPFs ASI & DP SI Exam tion between India and Bangladesh.
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Farakka Barrage is a barrage across the Ganges Riv-
Ancient History er, located between Murshidabad and Malda districts
l Rig Veda, Yajur Veda and Sama Veda are the part in West Bengal, roughly 16.5 kilometres from the
of Vedatrayi whereas Atharva Veda is not a part border with Bangladesh near Chapai Nawabganj Dis-
of Vedatrayi. trict.