SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Pygmalion Point is located near the Equator. l Carbon, chromium, nickel and manganese
l The Mettur Dam is located in Tamil Nadu. elements are present in stainless steel.
Convention/Protocol Topic l Ammonia, hydrogen sulphide and carbon
a. Basel Convention Hazardous waste monoxide are inorganic gas whereas methane is
dumping an organic gas.
b. Montreal Protocol Ozone layer Biology
c. Kyoto Protocol Greenhouse gases l Vitamin C is found in lemon.
l Grazing food chain is Grass ® Rabbit ® Fox. l The blood clot formed is due to presence of
l The most important function of the legislature l Bryophyllum can be produced by its leaves.
is making laws. l Sex of the baby depends on father chromosomes.
l Right to life, Right to Religious Freedom and Right l The change in focal length of an eye lens is caused
to Education and Culture does come under social by the action of the ciliary muscle.
rights. l Fungi do not perform photosynthesis.
l Six (6) Zonal Councils are working in India at l Monera are unicellular.
present time. l Fungi have cell wall.
l Selecting Candidates for Election is not a work l Minamata and Itai–Itai diseases are caused by
of Election Commission works of Election metal toxicity whereas Dermatitis disease is not
Commission are: caused by metal toxicity.
a. allotment of election symbols Sports
b. fixing of election dates l The women’s singles title of 2017 US Open on 9
c. keeping the fairness of the election September 2017 was won by Sloane Stephens.
l Maharashtra has bicameral legislature whereas Miscellaneous
Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal l Lucknow became the ninth Indian city to have
have unicameral legislature. its metro rail system on September 5, 2017.
Economy l Sunil Arora was appointed as the Election
l Brick market can usually be kept in local market. Commissioner in the 3-member Election
l Expenditure on machines is a fixed cost. Commission of India on 31 August 2017.
l Entertainment tax on cinema is paid by audience. Success Tip
l National Telecom policy was announced in 2012. Om Prakash Rawat is the current Chief Election
l HDFC Bank was declared a domestic–syste- Commissioner and other Election Commissioners are
matically important bank (D–SIB) by the Reserve Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa.
Bank of India on September 4, 2017.
l “The Freethinker’s Prayer Book: And Some Word
Physics to Live by” is written by Khushwant Singh.
l The resistance of a metal conductor is directly l The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in
proportional to its length. October 2017 was won by Michael W. Young,
l While moving from one end to another end inside Michael Rosbash and Jeffry C. Hall.
a solenoid, its magnetic field remains same. l Australian Art Gallery has agreed to return a 2000
l Concave mirror would be best suited for use in a years old Buddha idol to India.
solar cooker. l An agreement for a culture exchange program for
l Silicon is semiconductor. the year 2017–2020 was signed between India and
Chemistry Turkey in May 2017.
l Ionic compounds have high melting and boiling l India gave Rs 35 crores to children of freedom
points. fighters in Bangladesh.
l Carbon compounds are poor conductor of l The most important advantage of an Integrated
electricity. Circuit is its extremely high reliability.
l Carbon compounds have low melting and boiling l The components of a CPU in a computer are
point. control unit, arithmetic logic unit and register.
l Seven (7) hydrogen atoms are present in
l To neutralize too acidic soil, both quick and
slaked lime is used.