SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Microphone is input device. Success Tip
l The first UDAN flight under ‘Regional Connec-
tivity Scheme’ was flagged off between Shimla – Arya Samaj was founded by the Swami Dayanand
Saraswati on 7 April 1875.
Success Tip Geography and Environment
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the l Longitudes/latitudes and their related geograph-
scheme on 27th May 2017 by flagging off the inaugu- ical name
ral regional flights between Delhi and Shimla and Longitudes/Latitudes Geographical Name
also between Kadapa-Hyderabad-Nanded. a. 23.5° South Tropic of Capricorn
l Monument and their related country b. 23.5° North Tropic of Cancer
Monument Country c. 66.5° North Arctic Circle
d. 66.5° South Antarctic Circle
a. Great Pyramid of Giza Egypt
l Dead Sea has highest salinity.
b. Great Wall of China China
c. Colosseum Italy Success Tip
d. Chichen Itza Mexico The Dead Sea is 304 m deep, the deepest hypersaline
l The recipient of Nobel Prize 2016 in the field of lake in the world. With a salinity of 342 g/kg, or
Physiology or medicine is Yoshinori Ohsumi. The 34.2%, it is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean and one
of the world"s saltiest bodies of water.
recipients for 2017 are Michael W. Young, Michael
Rosbash and Jeffrey C. Hall. l Ox-bow lakes are formed when river is at very
l The book ‘Matoshree’ has authored by Lok Sab-
ha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Success Tip
l Four (4) agreements have been signed by India An oxbow lake is a U shaped body of water that forms
and Cyprus on 28 April 2017. when a wide meander from the main stem of a river
is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water.
SSC CAPFs ASI & DP SI Exam l Cape Comorin is located in Tamil Nadu.
Held on: 03.07.2017 1st Shift Success Tip
Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil
Ancient History Nadu on India’s southern tip. Jutting into the Lac-
cadive Sea, the town was known as Cape Comorin
l Indus Valley civilisation was discovered by Alex- during British rule and is popular for watching sun-
ander Cunningham in the year 1856. rise and sunset over the ocean.
Success Tip l The green house gases are methane and carbon
Marshall, Rai Bahadur Daya Ram Sahni and Madho
Sarup Vats began excavating Harappa in 1921, find- Success Tip
ing buildings and artefacts indicative of an ancient The primary greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere
civilisation. These were soon complemented by dis- are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous
coveries at Mohenjo-daro by Rakhal Das Banerjee, oxide, and ozone.
Ernest J. H. l A major component of water pollution in Bengal
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l Magical charms and spells are given in Atharva
Basin is Arsenic.
l Detritus food chain is:
Dead animal ® maggots ® frog ® snake
l In Indus Valley civilization, Dholavira is famous
l The grassland ecosystem pyramid of biomass is
for Water Conservation.
The Dholavira site was discovered in 1967-1968 by J. An ecological pyramid is a graphical representation
P. Joshi ex. D.G. of A.S.I. and is the fifth largest of designed to show the biomass or bio productivity at
eight major Harappan sites. each trophic level in a given ecosystem.
Modern History Polity
l Delhi was declared as the capital of India in 1911. l The branches of federal form of government are
l The founder of Arya Samaj was Swami Dayanand judiciary, executive and legislative.
Saraswati. l ‘Defection’ is meant by changing party after win-