SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana Economy
launched by the Central Government is a special
social security scheme which includes Pension l A Current Account deficit is financed by net capi-
tal flows from the rest of the world, thus by a
and Life Insurance.
capital account surplus.
l Space Pen was invented by Paul C. Fisher.
l Average product is defined as the output per unit
l The Best Feature Film Award at the 64th National of variable input.
Film Awards held in the year 2017 was won by
l SAARC Agriculture Center (SAC) is based in
Kaasav. (3rd may - 65th National Film Awards) Dhaka.
l Novels and their related author
Novel Author SAARC Agriculture centre (SAC) has organized a
a. Fellside Mike Carey SAARC Regional consultation on ‘Farm-made feeds
for sustainable aquaculture development in South
b. A Head Full of Ghosts Paul G. Tremblay
Asia: opportunities, challenges and policy interven-
c. Brave New World Aldous Huxley tion’ in Kathmandu, Nepal during 10-12 October 2017.
l The first rank in the 2016 Human Development
Index published by the United Nations Develop- Physics
ment Programme was Norway. l If the force applied on the object is in the direc-
tion opposite to the direction of motion, the speed
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam of the object decreases.
Held on: 19.08.2017 3rd Shift l The SI unit of acceleration is meters per seconds
Medieval History Chemistry
l Sultan Mahmud was a ruler of Ghazni. l Fire extinguishers emit carbon dioxide gas.
Success Tip l Ash is formed when Magnesium is burnt.
Mahmud took over his father"s kingdom in 998 after l Photon was discovered by Albert Einstein.
defeating and capturing Ismail at the Battle of Ghazni. Biology
He then set out west from Ghazni to take the
l In male reproductive system, the tests are situ-
Kandahar region followed by Bost (Lashkar Gah), ated outside the abdominal cavity within a pouch
where he turned it into a militarised city. called scrotum.
l Gol Gumbaz was designed by Yaqut of Dabul. l The 3 main classes of Algae are Chlorophyceae,
Success Tip Rhodophyceae and Phaeophyceae.
l Sycon (Scypha), Spongilla (Fresh water sponge)
Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of maharaja
and Euspongia (Bath sponge) are examples of
Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. The tomb,
located in Bijapur, Karnataka in India, was completed
in 1656. Sports
l The winner of 2016-17 Premier League (Football)
Geography is Chelsea.
l As the river enters the plains it twists and turns
forming large bends known as meanders.
l The method of soil conversation in which stones, l In Microsoft Excel, MIN() function returns the
smallest value among the values passed as argu-
grass, soil are used to build barriers along con-
tours and trenches are made in front of the bar-
l Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan scheme
riers to collect water is called contour barriers. launched by Central Government aims to prove
l The salt concentration (measured as salinity in rural livelihoods and promote rural development
parts per thousand), is less than 5% in inland and strengthen the Panchayati Raj across the
l The winner of Grammy Awards 2018 “Country
Polity Song of the Year” was Broken Halos.
l “Taxes on lands and buildings” is listed in the l Novels and their related author
state list given in the Seventh Schedule in the Novel Author
Constitution of India. a. Bird Box Josh Malerman
l There are total 19 parliamentary seats (Rajya b. The Devil in Silver Victor LaValle
Sabha constituency) in Maharashtra.
c. Fellside Mike Carey