SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Stratellite is the high altitude airship positioned
SSC Junior Engineer in the stratosphere.
Held on: 25.01.2018 Morning Shift l Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano
located in United States of America.
l The Chalukya ruler Pulakesin’s victory over Success Tip
Harshvardhana was in year 618 A.D. A stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano,
Success Tip is a conical volcano built up by many layers of
hardened lava, tephra, pumice, and volcanic ash.
Pulakeshin II was the most famous ruler of the
Chalukya dynasty. During his reign, the Chalukyas l The Nanda Devi peak is located in Uttrakhand.
of Badami saw their kingdom extend over most of l India shares longest international boundary with
the Deccan. Bangladesh.
l ‘Ekabrahmana’ has been used for Gautamiputra l Excess of fluoride in drinking water causes
Satakarni. mottling of teeth.
l Reduce; Reuse and Recycle are the three R’s to
save the environment.
Gautamiputra Satakarni was a ruler of the l Fine solid particles or liquid droplets suspended
Satavahana Empire in present-day Deccan region of in air are called aerosol.
India. He ruled in the 2nd century CE, although his l Mar ine e cosyst em have inverted biom ass
exact period uncertain. pyramid.
Medieval History Polity
l Naqshbandi Sufi order was the most orthodox. l Accountability, Transparency and Rule of law are
Success Tip the feature of good governance whereas Red
Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1318–1389) was Tapism is not a feature of good governance.
the founder of the Sufi Naqshbandi Order. He was l Herbert Simon rejected the “Principles of
born in the village of Qasr-i-Hinduvan near Bukhara. Administration as myths and proverbs”.
l Salaries of important officials is related to the
Modern History Second Schedule of Indian Constitution.
l The first person to be selected for “Individual l The concept of single citizenship in the Indian
Satyagraha” during the Indian Independence Constitution is inspired from England.
Movement was Acharya Vinoba Bhave.
l The authoritative text of the Indian Constitution
Success Tip in Hindi was authorized to be published 58th
In 1940 Acharya Vinoba Bhave was chosen by Gandhi Constitutional Amendment, 1987.
to be the first individual Satyagrahi (an individual Economy
standing up for Truth instead of a collective action) l In a period of inflation and price rise the supply
against the British rule. of money increases.
l Mountbatten Plan (June 1947) provided for a l John Locke is related with ‘Labour Theory of
referendum in North-West Frontier Province. Property’.
Success Tip l India’s first “Global Telecom City” in Bengaluru.
The Mountbatten Plan proposes the partition of India l According the World Bank, the approximate land
and the speedy transfer of responsibility, initially in utilization percentage of India for agriculture
the form of Dominion Status, to Indian Governments purposes was 60%.
for the sections of a divided India. l Our Census, Our Future was used as the motto
for Census of India 2011.
Geography and Environment
l Gneiss, phyllite and schist are the examples of
metamorphic rock whereas granite is an example l Angle of incidence and angle of reflection are equal
of igneous rock. in case of plane mirror.
l Filament of electric bulbs are generally are made
Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of l Fleming’s right hand rule is movement of
existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, conductor; magnetic field and induced current
which means "change in form". The original rock is are perpendicular to each other.
subjected to heat and pressure, causing profound l Fahrenheit and Celsius scales are equal at the
physical or chemical change. numerical value of temperature is –40°.