SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l In the election of the President, participated by: l The chemical name of quick lime is calcium oxide.
• Elected members of both the Houses l The common name of CaOCl2 is bleaching powder.
• Elected members of Legislative Assemblies of l In a periodic table, while moving from left to right
States in a period, number of shells remains same.
• Elected members of Legislative Assemblies of Biology
Delhi and Puducherry l Amoeba digests its food in Food Vacuole.
Economy l Female gametes are called as Ova.
l Economic Survey of India is conducted by Minis- Success Tip
try of Finance. Female gametes are created during the cellular re-
l The government decides what goods are to be pro- production process known as meiosis. The resulting
duced in accordance with the needs of society in gamete cell is a haploid cell. When the two haploid
socialist economic system. cells, the egg and sperm, fuse together during fertili-
l 1 Rupee note bears the signature of Finance Sec- zation, the result is a diploid cell called a zygote.
retary of India. l Plastids cell organells are present only in plant cell.
l Eighth Five Year Plan recognized human devel- Success Tip
opment as the core of all development efforts.
The plastid is a major double-membrane organelle
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The first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru eukaryotic organisms. Plastids were discovered by
presented the First Five-Year Plan to the Parliament Ernst Haeckal.
of India and needed urgent attention. The First Five- l Muscles are connected to bones by connective
year Plan was launched in 1951 which mainly fo- tissue called as tendon.
cused in development of the primary sector.
Physics Connective tissue (CT) is one of the four basic types
l Frictional force is responsible for changing the of animal tissue, along with epithelial tissue, mus-
state of motion of an object. cle tissue, and nervous tissue. It develops from the
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Frictional Force refers to the force generated by two other tissues everywhere in the body, including the
surfaces that contacts and slide against each other. nervous system.
These forces are mainly affected by the surface tex- l Modified stems and their related example
ture and amount of force impelling them together. Modified Stem Example
l According to law of reflection, angle of incidence a. Rhizome Banana
is always equal to angle of reflection. b. Bulb Onion
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The law of reflection states that the incident ray, the l Neutrons are part of nervous system of human
reflected ray, and the normal to the surface of the body.
mirror all lie in the same plane. Furthermore, the Sports
angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence. l Twiddle is associated with Table Tennis.
l There is no unit of relative density.
l Protocol used for receiving an email is POP – 3.
Relative density is the ratio of the density (mass of a
unit volume) of a substance to the density of a given l Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has
reference material. Specific gravity usually means launched ‘Test and Treat’ policy for HIV.
relative density with respect to water. l ‘Madhubani’ is a famous folk painting form of
l Archimedes principle states that when a body is Bihar.
immersed fully or partially in a fluid, it experi- l Malala Yousafzai has been designated as UN
ences an upward force that is equal to the weight
messenger of peace.
of the fluid displaced by it.
l Laser was invented by T. H. Maiman. l ‘The Red Sari’ is written by Javier Moro.
Chemistry l 9th BRICS summit was held in China.
l Tartaric Acid is found in tamarind, grapes and l The members of Indian Ocean Rim Association
unripe mangoes but it is not found in spinach. (IORA) are Bangladesh, Mauritius and India.
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Tartaric acid is a white crystalline organic acid that The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), formerly
occurs naturally in many plants, most notably in known as the Indian Ocean Rim Initiative and Indi-
grapes. Its salt, potassium bitartrate, commonly an Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation
known as cream of tartar, develops naturally in the (IOR-ARC), is an international organisation consist-
process of winemaking. ing of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean.