SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
                      Success Tip                            l Sukanya Samridhi Account was launched by
                                                               Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a part of the
The Ajanta Caves are about 29 rock-cut Buddhist
                                                               Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign.
cave monuments which date from the 2nd century
BCE to about 480 or 650 CE in Aurangabad district                              Success Tip
of Maharashtra.                                           The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra
   l Kosi River originates in Nepal and flows into the    Modi on 22 January 2015. The scheme encourages
                                                          parents to build a fund for the future education and
      Ganges.
                                                          marriage expenses for their female child.
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                                                             l The first mechanical computer which proved to
The Koshi or Kosi River drains the northern slopes             be the prototype for future computers was cre-
of the Himalayas in Tibet and the southern slopes in           ated by Charles Babbage.
Nepal. The Koshi River is also known as Saptakoshi           l The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016
for its seven upper tributaries.                               was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi and in 2017
                                                               to Michael W. Young, Michael Roshbash and
Polity                                                         Jeffrey C. Hall.
   l “Betting and gambling” is listed in the state list      l Books and their related authors
      given in the Seventh Schedule in the Constitu-              Book                    Author
      tion of India.
                                                               a. A Foreign Policy For    I. K. Gujral
   l There are total 42 parliamentary seats (Lok Sabha
      constituency) in West Bengal.                                India
                                                               b. Wings of Fire           A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Economy
                                                               c. Open                    Andre Agassi
   l If the monopoly firm has zero costs or only has         l According to Stockholm International Peace Re-
      fixed cost, the quantity supplied in equilibrium         search Institute, with spending of $55.9 Billion
      is given by the point where the marginal revenue         in 2016, India became world’s fifth-largest mili-
      is zero.                                                 tary spender.
   l The short run marginal cost curve is U shaped.
                                                                       SSC CGL Tier-I Exam
Physics
                                                                 Held on: 21.08.2017 1st Shift
   l According to the Second Law of Motion, for a
      given force, acceleration is inversely proportional Ancient History
      to the mass of an object.
                                                             l According to the categories of land mentioned in
   l The coil wire in the electric room heater or elec-
                                                               the Chola inscriptions Shalabhoga was known
      tric cooking heater is called element.
                                                               as the land for the maintenance of schools.
Chemistry                                                 Medieval History
   l Salt is obtained by evaporation of sea.                 l Prince Salim was the name of the future Em-
   l The passage of an electric current through a con-         peror Jahangir.
      ducting liquid causes Chemical Reaction.
                                                                               Success Tip
Biology                                                   Jahangir was the fourth Mughal Emperor who ruled
                                                          from 1605 until his death in 1627.
   l Genus being a higher category is the assemblage
      of families which exhibit a few similar charac-        l Charminar was built by Mohammed Quli Qutab
      ters.                                                    Shah.
   l Sexual reproduction in Algae that takes place        Geography and Environment
      through fusion of two dissimilar size gametes is
                                                             l Weathering is the breaking up of the rocks on
      called anisogamous.
                                                               the earth’s surface.
   l The animals in which the body cavity is absent
      are known as Acoelomates.                                                Success Tip
                                                          Weathering is the breaking down of rocks, soil, and
Sports                                                    minerals as well as wood and artificial materials
   l India win Bronze medal at Rio Olympics 2016 in       through contact with the Earth"s atmosphere, wa-
      Wrestling.                                          ters, and biological organisms.
                                                             l The method of soil conservation in the coastal
Miscellaneous                                                  and dry regions where rows of trees are planted
   l Open Source software are freely available and can         to check the wind movement to protect soil cover
      be edited and customized by anyone.                      is called shelter belts.
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