SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Polity                                                    l Novel and their writers
  l Original jurisdiction means cases that can be               Novel                    Author
     directly considered by the Supreme Court with-          a. Forty Thieves            Thomas Perry
     out going to the lower courts before that.              b. Half of a Yellow Sun     Chimamanda Ngozi
  l Under Writ Jurisdiction can any individual, whose                                    Adichie
     fundamental right has been violated, can directly
     move the Supreme Court for remedy.                      c. Middlesex                Jeffrey Eugenides
                                                          l USA’s rank in 2016 Human Development Index
Economy                                                      published by the United Nations Development
  l The closest example of a centrally planned               Programme was 10 out of 168 countries.
     Economy is the Soviet Union for the major part       l The Delhi – Lahore Bus is officially known as
     of the 20th century.                                    Sada-e-Sarhad.
  l The relationship between the variable input and
     output, keeping all other inputs are held con-                  SSC CGL Tier-I Exam
     stant is total product.                                  Held on: 18.08.2017 2nd Shift
Physics                                                 Ancient History
  l In a qualitative way, the tendency of undisturbed     l Dhamek Stupa is located in Varanasi, India.
     objects to say at rest or to keep moving with the
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     same velocity is called inertia.
                                                        Dhamek Stupa is a massive stupa located at Sarnath,
  l The time taken by a pendulum to complete one
                                                        13 km away from Varanasi in the state of Uttar
     oscillation is called its time period.
                                                        Pradesh, India. The Dhamek Stupa was built in 500
Chemistry                                               CE to replace an earlier structure commissioned by
                                                        the great Mauryan king Ashoka in 249 BCE.
  l Metals react with sodium hydroxide to produce
     hydrogen gas.                                      Medieval History
  l Calcium hydroxide base is present in lime water.
                                                          l Dara Shikoh was killed in conflict with his
Biology                                                      brother Aurangzeb.
  l Other name of Platelets is Thrombocytes.                                  Success Tip
  l In stems, the protoxylem lies towards the centre    Dara Shikoh was the eldest son and heir-apparent
     and the metaxylem lies towards the periphery of    of the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Dara
     the organ. This type of primary xylem is called    Shikoh was killed at 30 August, 1659 in Delhi.
     Endarch.                                             l The Arabic work of al-Biruni that gave an ac-
  l Mollusca is the second largest animal phylum.            count of the subcontinent in called Kitab – Al
                     Success Tip                             Hind.
Arthropoda is the largest phylum of Animalia which      Geography and Environment
includes insects. About two-thirds of all the named
species on earth are arthropods.                          l As of June 2017 there are seven (7) Union Terri-
                                                             tories in India.
Sports                                                    l The northern plain of India is formed of alluvial
  l The 2015 Men’s Rugby World Cup Winner was                soil.
     New Zealand.
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Miscellaneous                                           Alluvial soils are formed mainly due to silt deposited
  l Teach Text is a text editor in Macintosh operat-    by Indo-Gangetic-Brahmaputra Rivers.
     ing system.                                          l According to an estimate, almost 40 percent for-
  l Soil Health Card scheme launched by the Cen-             ests have been lost in the tropics, compared to
     tral Government plans to issue soil cards to farm-      only one (1) percent in the temperate region.
     ers which will carry crop-wise recommendations
     of nutrients and fertilizers.                      Polity
                     Success Tip                          l Advisory Jurisdiction means that the President
Soil Health Card Scheme is a scheme launched by              of India can refer any matter that is of public
the Government of India in February 2015.                    importance or that which involves interpretation
  l The electric tram was invented by Fyodor Pirotsky.       of Constitution to Supreme Court for advice.
  l The Best film in 63rd filmfare Awards 2018 was        l There is total One (1) parliamentary seat (Rajya
     won by Hindi Medium.                                    Sabha constituency) in Sikkim.
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