SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
                                                          Biology
             SSC CGL Tier-I Exam
      Held on: 12.08.2017 2nd Shift                          l In the names Mangifera indica (mango), Solanum
                                                                tuberosum (potato) and Panthera leo (lion), the
Medieval History                                                three names, indica, tuberosum and leo repre-
                                                                sents Specific Epithet.
  l Big landlords or warrior chiefs in the seventh           l Algae are chlorophyll-bearing, simple, thalloid,
     century were acknowledged as Samantas by the
                                                                autotrophic and largely acquatic (both fresh wa-
     existing kings.
                                                                ter and marine) organisms.
Modern History                                               l Animals like annelids and arthropods etc where the
  l The Agra fort was built by Akbar.                           body can be divided into identical left and right halves
                                                                in only one plane, exhibit bilateral symmetry.
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Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in     Sports
India. It was the main residence of the emperors of          l The winner of 2017 Formula One Chinese Grand
the Mughal Dynasty till 1638, when the capital was              Prix is Lewis Hamilton. (next will be held on De-
shifted from Agra to Delhi.                                     cember 2018)
Geography and Environment                                 Miscellaneous
  l As of June 2017 India have 29 states.                    l 3D optical data storage is a technology where
  l The northern plain of India has been formed by              data is stored in multiple layers in the optical
     the interplay of the three major river systems,            disc.
     namely – the Indus, the Ganga and the
                                                             l Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission scheme
     Brahmaputra.
                                                                launched by the Central Government aims to spur
  l Stratosphere acts as a shield absorbing ultravio-
                                                                social, economic and infrastructure development
     let radiation from the sun.
                                                                in rural areas by developing a cluster of 300 Smart
  l Charminar is located in Hyderabad.                          Villages.
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The Charminar (“Four Minarets”), constructed in
1591, is a monument and mosque located in                 Rurban Mission was launched by the Prime Minister
Hyderabad, Telangana, India.                              on 21 February, 2016 at Kurubhata, Murmunda
                                                          Rurban Cluster, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh.
Polity                                                       l The electrocardiogram (ECG) was invented by
  l “United Nations Organization” is listed in the              Willem Einthoven.
     Union list given in the Seventh Schedule in the         l The winner of the Grammy Awards 2016 “Record
     Constitution of India.                                     of the Year” was Uptown Funk.
  l There are total seven (7) parliamentary seats            l Novels and their authors
     (Rajya Sabha constituency) in Punjab.                         Novel                        Author
Economy                                                         a. Darkness at Noon             Arthur Koestler
  l The real exchange rate is the relative price of for-        b. The Great Gatsby             F. Scott Fitzgerald
     eign goods in terms of domestic goods.                     c. The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
  l Isoquant is an alternative way of representing           l Norway’s rank in 2016 Human Development In-
     the production function.                                   dex published by the United Nations Develop-
Physics                                                         ment Programme was 1 out of 168.
                                                             l Thailand, Myanmar and India are the member of
  l If the orbit of the planet is elliptical, then the
                                                                Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Tech-
     point at which the sun is situated is called the
                                                                nical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) and
     focus.
                                                                Pakistan is not a member of BIMSTEC.
  l The sliding friction is smaller than the static fric-
     tion.                                                                      Success Tip
  l Kelvin (K) is the unit of measurement of tem-         The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Tech-
     perature.                                            nical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an
                                                          international organisation involving a group of coun-
Chemistry                                                 tries in South Asia and South East Asia. These are:
  l The process of rust forming on iron is called Rust-   Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand,
     ing.                                                 Bhutan and Nepal.
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