SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l The longest bone in human body is femur bone. l Taxila University is currently located in Pakistan.
l The main function of white blood cells (WBC’s) Success Tip
is to fight against infection.
l Arrangement of leaves in a plant is called as Phyl- Taxila or Takshashila is an important archaeological
lotaxy. site and in 1980 was declared a UNESCO World Her-
itage Site. Its ruins lie near modern Taxila, in Punjab,
Sports Pakistan, about 35 km northwest of Rawalpindi.
l Sports and their related Sports equipment l Gautam Buddha took his Samadhi in Kushina-
Sports Sports Equipment gar.
a. Snooker Cue Medieval History
b. Golf Club
l Battle of Haldighati was fought between Akbar
c. Rugby Ball and Maharana Pratap.
d. Squash Racket
Miscellaneous The Battle of Haldighati was a battle fought on 18
l The input devices are keyboard, scanner and joy- June 1576 between cavalry and archers supporting the
stick. Rana of Mewar, Maharana Pratap and the Mughal
l Scanner is a light sensitive device used for con- emperor Akbar’s forces, led by Man Singh I of Amber.
verting images to their digital form. l The ‘Amer Fort’ was built by Raja Man Singh.
l Program for capacity building of Elected Woman
Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayats has been Geography and Environment
launched at Ranchi, Jharkhand. l Winter solstice is observed in Northern Hemi-
l Computer was invented by Charles Babbage. sphere on 21st December.
l Festivals and their related state l Barren Island is located in India.
Festival State l Strait is a water body separating two land mass-
a. Onam Kerala es.
b. Kuchipudi Andhra Pradesh l Switzerland is a landlocked country.
c. Pongal Tamil Nadu l The only planet whose period of rotation is long-
d. Gudipadwa Maharashtra er than the period of revolution around the sun
l The recipients of Nobel Prize 2016 in the field of
Chemistry are Jean – Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fras- l Masses of stars and galaxies are usually expressed
er Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa. The recipi- in solar mass.
ent for 2017 are Joachin Frank, Richard Hend- l Diesel Engine primarily produces Nitrogen diox-
erson and Jacques Dubochet. ide leading to air pollution.
l ‘Life on my terms: from the grassroots to the cor- l The main aim of Kyoto Protocol was to fight Glo-
ridors of power’ is an autobiography of Sharad bal Warming.
Pawar. l A high BOD in any water body indicates polluted
l The ‘One belt, One road’ summit was held in water.
l ‘Maitree Express’ is an international train be-
tween India and Bangladesh. l The final decision-making power must rest with
those elected by the people in a Democratic Gov-
Success Tip ernment.
The Bandhan Express is an international passenger l Community Government:
train which runs between the Indian city of Kolkata • Is elected by people belonging to one language
and the Bangladeshi city of Khulna. It is the 2nd community.
modern train link between West Bengal and Bang- • Has the power regarding cultural, educational
ladesh. and language related issues.
l Federalism is a system of government in which
SSC CAPFs ASI & DP SI Exam the power is divided between a central authority
and various constituent units of the country.
Held on: 05.07.2017 1st Shift l One form of punishment is substituted by a light-
er form under commutation power of the Presi-
Ancient History dent.
l In Indus valley civilization, Great Bath is found l Concept of Judicial Review in Indian Constitu-
in Mohenjo-daro. tion has been taken from USA.