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-
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’.
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
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.
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
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-
Geography and Environment
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.