SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
SSC Junior Engineer
l The examples of exothermic reaction are:
a. burning of natural gas
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b. respiration Ancient History
c. the decomposition of vegetable matter into l Buddhism was divided into Mahayana and
compost Hinayana during the reign of Kanishka ruler.
l Silver chloride, silver bromide and silver iodide l Harappan site Lothal is thought to have direct
are used in black and white photography. sea trade links with Mesopotamia.
l Boron shows exception to the Octet rule. Medieval History
l Suspension is a heterogeneous mixture. l Sultan Sikandar Lodhi of the Sultanate of Delhi
Biology transferred his capital from Delhi to Agra.
l Beri-Beri disease is caused by deficiency of Success Tip
Vitamin B. Sikandar Lodi (died 21 November 1517), born Nizam
l During heavy exercise, we get cramps in the legs Khan, was the Sultan of Delhi between 1489 and
due to the accumulation of lactic acid. 1517. He became the next ruler of the Lodi dynasty
after the death of his father Bahlul Lodi in July 1489.
l Carbon monoxide in Hemoglobin has maximum
affinity. Modern History
l Iris controls the amount of light entering the eye. l Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected the Congress
l Common-cold, AIDS and dengue fever diseases president after the end of the Tripuri crisis.
are caused by virus whereas tuberculosis is caused l Ramsay Macdonald chaired first Round Table
by bacteria. Conference.
Sports Geography and Environment
l Rafael Nadal defeated Kevin Anderson to win the l The Buxa Tiger Reserve is located in West Bengal.
US Open 2017 Men’s Singles title. l Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest not
only in India but in the world.
l Pankaj Advani defeated Sourav Kothari to win
the Asian Billiards Championship title in year l Doab term is used in India for a tract of land
2017. lying between two consecutive rivers.
l Sardar Singh has received Rajiv Gandhi Khel l The Nagarjuna Sagar project is constructed on
Ratna Award in August 2017.
l The largest producer of cardamom in India is
l Madhya Pradesh became the first to shift to l Micro-organisms act upon the dead plants to
January to December financial year. produce humus.
l The name of satellite that was carried on-board l A species restricted to a given area is endemic
PSLV-C40 rocket in ISRO’s historic 100th satellite species.
launch on 12 January 2018 is Cartosat-2F. l Special Climate change fund was established in
l The ‘Malabar’ is a naval exercise between India, 2001.
Japan and USA. l Food chain is Grass ® Insect ® Frog ® Snake
l “India: The Future Is Now” is written by Shashi Eagle.
l The traditional festival of Losar 2017 was l The name of Madras State was changed to Tamil
celebrated in Himachal Pradesh. Nadu in 1969.
l India and Russia have signed comprehensive anti- l Dr Zakir Hussain has the shortest tenure as
terror pact agreement in November 2017. Indian President.
l The only country in the world whose flag is not a l Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was elected unopposed as
square or rectangle is Nepal. the President of India.
l The Data Structures perform an important role l Eighth (8th) Schedule of the Indian Constitution
in program design. is related to the languages of India.
l The full form of ‘MAN’ in computer terminology l In the Constitution of India, promotion of
is Metropolitan Area Network international peace and security is mentioned in
Directive Principles of State.