SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Physics                                                               SSC CGL Tier-I Exam
  l If the mass of an object is 60 kg, its weight on            Held on: 19.08.2017 1st Shift
     the moon will be 100N (N=Newton).
                     Success Tip                        Ancient History
The Moon only has 1/6 the gravity that Earth does.         l Kumaragupta started construction of Nalanda
This means you weigh six times less on the Moon               (Mahavihara).
than you do on Earth. (1 kg = 9.8 N.)
                                                        Medieval History
  l The side mirrors of vehicles are convex mirrors.
                                                           l The Tomara Rajputs were defeated in the middle
Chemistry                                                     of the twelfth century by the Chauhans of Ajmer.
  l In an acid base reaction water is produced along
                                                        Modern History
     with a salt.
  l The process of melting is also called fusion.          l Mahatma Gandhi’s volunteers of the Salt
                                                              Satyagrah walked for 24 days.
Biology                                                                       Success Tip
  l In the names Mangifera indica (mango), Solanum      The 24-day march began from 12 March 1930 and
     tuberosum (potato) and Panthera leo (Lion), the    continued until 6 April 1930.
     terms Mangifera, Solanum and Panthera repre-
     sent the higher level of taxon.                    Geography and Environment
  l Agar is the commercial product obtained from           l India is the 7th largest country in the world.
     Gelidium and Gracilaria are used to grow microbes
                                                           l The place on the earth’s surface above the focus
     and in preparations of ice-creams and jellies.
                                                              is called the epicenter.
  l Taenia (Tapeworm), Fasciola (Liver fluke) are ex-
     amples of Platyhelminthes Phylum.                     l During the past century, the temperature of Earth
                                                              has increased by 0.60C.
  l The Major Abiotic Factors are temperature, wa-
     ter and light.                                        l Uranus was discovered by William Herschel.
Sports                                                  Polity
  l The winner of 2017 Formula One Bahrain Grand           l All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)
     Prix is Sebastian Vettel. (6th April, 2018 it will       was founded in 1972.
     be hosted.                                            l Right to Equality Fundamental Right in Indian
                                                              Constitution includes equal access to shops,
Miscellaneous                                                 bathing, ghats, hotels etc.
  l In Microsoft Excel, the MAX function returns the                          Success Tip
     largest value among the values passed as argu-     Right to equality is provided from Article 14 to Ar-
     ments.                                             ticle 18 of Indian constitution.
  l Stand up India scheme launched by the Central
     Government aims to promote entrepreneurship        Economy
     among people from schedule caste/schedule tribe.      l The collection of all possible combinations of the
                     Success Tip                              goods and services that can be produced from a
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Stand              given amount of resources ad a given stock of
up India’ scheme on 5 April 2016 as part of the               technological knowledge is called the Production
government’s efforts to support entrepreneurship              Possibility Set of the Economy.
among women and SC & ST communities.                       l If at a price, market supply is greater than mar-
  l Potassium was discovered by Humphry Davy.                 ket demand, we say that there s excess supply in
  l The winner of the Grammy Awards 2018 “Rap Al-             the market at that price.
     bum of the Year” was “Loyalty” by Kendrick Lamar.  Physics
  l Novel and their related author
                                                           l In the formula average velocity = (u + v)/2, u is
        Novel                    Author                       the initial velocity.
     a. Brave New World          Aldous Huxley
                                                        Chemistry
     b. An Affair Downstairs     Sherri Browning
                                                           l The name of the acid in grapes is tartaric acid.
     c. Darkness at Noon         Arthur Koestler
  l India gave Rs. 35 crore rupees to children of free- Biology
     dom fighters in under the new ‘Muktjodha schol-
                                                           l The male sex accessory ducts include vasa effer-
     arship’ scheme to Bangladesh.                            entia, epididymis, vas deferens and rete testis.
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