SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
   l A major driving force behind the ‘Narmada             Economy
      Bachao Andolan’ is Medha Patkar.
                                                             l In a centrally planned Economy, the Government
                        Success Tip                             plans all the important activities in the Economy.
Narmada Bachao Andolan is a social movement con-             l Law of diminishing marginal product says that if
sisting of adivasis, farmers, environmentalists and             we keep increasing the employment of an input,
human rights activists against the number of large              with other inputs fixed, eventually a point will
dams being built across the Narmada River.                      be reached after which the resulting addition to
   l ‘Udey Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN) scheme for                output (i.e., marginal product of that input) will
      regional air connectivity will provide to tier 2 and      start falling.
      tier 3 cities at the rate of Rs. 2500 per hour.
   l Japanese art ‘Ikebana’ is related to flower arrange-
                                                           Chemistry
      ment.                                                  l Most liquids that conduct electricity are solu-
   l The 2017 Padma Bhushan Award in the field of               tions of acids, bases and salts.
      Art-Music was awarded to Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.           l Magnesium hydroxide base is present in milk of
   l Karan Johar has recently launched his autobi-              magnesia.
      ography titled ‘An Unsuitable Boy’.
                                                           Biology
   l The members of ‘The Indian Ocean Rim Associa-
      tion (IORA)’ are Sri Lanka, Mauritius and              l Potato, tomato and brinjal are three different
      Seychelles.                                               species but all belong to solanum genus.
                        Success Tip                          l The first formed primary xylem elements are called
                                                                protoxylem.
The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an in-            l Nereis, Pheretima (Earthworm) and Hirudinaria
ternational organization with 21 Member States.
                                                                (blood sucking leech) are examples of Annelida
   l The longest bullet train line covering a distance          Phylum.
      of 2252 kilometers in January, 2017 has launched       l In humans, the sound is produced by the larynx.
      by China.
                                                             l The vocal cords in men are about 20 mm long.
              SSC CGL Tier-I Exam                          Sports
        Held on: 17.08.2017 1st Shift                        l 2016 Men’s Kabaddi World Cup Runner-Up was
                                                                Iran.
Medieval History
   l The queen with the title Didda ruled over Kash-       Miscellaneous
      mir between 980 – 1003.                                l The World Wide Web uses an addressing scheme
   l Jama Masjid of Delhi was built in 17th century.            known as URL to indicate the location of files on
                        Success Tip                             the web.
Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Jama Masjid              l Swachh Bharat Abhiyan scheme launched by the
between 1644 and 1656.                                          Central Government to eliminate open defeca-
                                                                tion by constructing toilets for households, com-
Modern History                                                  munities.
   l During their rule the British persuaded or forced       l Sodium was discovered by Humphry Davy.
      cultivators in Madras to grow rice.                    l The Man Booker Prize 2016 was won by The Sell-
                                                                out.
Geography and Environment
                                                                                Success Tip
   l In the north-west, India shares its land bound-
      aries with Pakistan.                                 ‘The Sellout’ was written by Paul Beatty.
   l The part of the Himalayas lying between Satluj          l Authors and their related novels
      and Kali rivers is known as Kumaon Himalayas.                Novel                     Author
   l Reforestation is the process of restoring a forest
      that once existed but was removed at some point           a. Gilead                    Marilynne Robinson
      of time in the past.                                      b. Wolf Hall                 Hilary Mantel
Polity                                                          c. To Kill a Mockingbird     Harper Lee
                                                             l United Kingdom’s rank in 2016 Human Develop-
   l Appellate Jurisdiction means that the Supreme
      Court will reconsider the case and the legal is-          ment Index published by the United Nations De-
      sues involved in it.                                      velopment Programme was 16 out of 168.
   l 15th Amendment of the Constitution of India             l Zero Point railway station is used for immigra-
      increased the age of retirement of High Court             tion and customs of passengers who travel on
      judges from 60 to 62 years.                               the Thar Express between Pakistan and India.
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