SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
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-
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.
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
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.
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
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.