SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
SSC CAPFs ASI & DP SI Exam l For a time difference of two hours, the longitudi-
nal distance will be equal to 300.
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Ancient History Abiotic components or Abiotic factors are non-living
l Gold, Copper and Silver were found in Harappan chemical and physical parts of the environment that
civilization. affect living organisms and the functioning of eco-
l Hiuen-Tsang visited India in the reign of Harsh- systems. Abiotic factors and the phenomena associ-
vardhana. ated with them underpin all Biology.
l Cellulose fibres are organic pollutant mainly pro-
duced by Paper and Pulp Industry.
Hiuen-Tsang was a Chinese Buddhist monk, schol-
ar, traveller, and translator who described the inter- Success Tip
action between Chinese Buddhism and Indian Bud- Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic com-
dhism in the early Tang dynasty. pounds that are resistant to environmental degrada-
Medieval History tion through chemical, biological, and photolytic pro-
l Babar invaded India in 1526 A.D.
l Barley, wheat and mustard are Rabi crop where-
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Babur was an invader from Central Asia who, follow-
ing a series of setbacks, finally succeeded in laying
the base for the Mughal dynasty in the Indian sub- l A system of rules that takes effect when a mili-
continent and became the first Mughal emperor. tary authority takes control of the normal ad-
l Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan. ministration of justice is called as Martial law.
l Prime Minister is the most important political
institution in a democratic country.
Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned construction of l Prudential decisions are usually based on care-
the Red Fort on 12 May 1639, when he decided to
ful calculation of gains and losses.
shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.
Prudence is the ability to govern and discipline one-
l Events in chronological order in which they hap- self by the use of reason.
pened are Vasco da Gama reached India; Babur
l Emergency provisions in Indian Constitution have
started Mughal dynasty and Sepoy mutiny.
been taken from Government of India act 1935.
Geography and Environment l Terms and their related method
l Neptune is farthest from Sun. Term Method
a. Acquisition of Indian By Registration
Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from
the Sun in the Solar System. In the Solar System, it b. Loss of Indian By Deprivation
is the fourth-largest planet by diameter, the third- citizenship
most-massive planet, and the densest giant planet. c. Fundamental Right Equality before law and
l In ocean, ‘Benthos’ is found at bottom of ocean. equal protection of laws
Success Tip l Directive Principles of State Policy can be amended
by special majority.
Benthos is the community of organisms that live on,
in, or near the seabed, also known as the benthic zone. Success Tip
l ‘Great Dividing Range’ is located in Australia. Special majority as per article 368 requires a major-
l ‘Jog falls’ is located on Sharavati River. ity of 2/3rd members present and voting supported
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This type of majority is used for most of the Consti-
Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River dropping
tutional amendment bills.
253 m, making it the second-highest plunge water-
fall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of l There is no limit to the duration of financial
335 m in Meghalaya. emergency.