SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Uttar Pradesh government launched ‘Prakash hai
to Vikas hai’ Scheme, a free household power
l ‘Bull’ and ‘Bear’ are associated with Share
connection scheme for the poor in the state.
l The International Chinese New Year starts from
l The meaning of ‘Take off stage’ in an economy is
16 February 2018.
stage of growth.
l “I Witness: Partial Observation” is written by
l N K Singh has been appointed as the Chairman
of 15th Finance Commission.
l Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh
l The largest share of deficit in budget of India is
has been selected for Indira Gandhi Prize for
Peace, Disarmament and Development in 2017.
l Trade is not a component of fiscal policy but l The first ever Asia–Pacific Broadcasting Union
public expenditure, public debts and taxation are
Dance festival was concluded in January, 2017.
the components of fiscal policy.
l Saudi Arabia has allowed India to ferry Haj
Physics pilgrims via sea route.
l Concave lens always forms a virtual, erect and l In January 2017, India signed a Memorandum of
diminished image. Understanding to construct 3000 rain water
l The direction of magnetic field lines in a magnet harvesting system with Sri Lanka.
is North Pole to South Pole. l Floppy disk, hard disk and punched tape are
l Speed of a proton cannot change while it moves storage devices used in computer.
freely in magnetic field. l The computers and computers networks exchange
l Stethoscope works on reflection of sound information using Transmission Control Protocol
principle. (TCP) to communicate with each other.
Chemistry SSC Junior Engineer
l Galvanisation method is used to protect iron from
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Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc metals.
l Rayon is obtained from wood pulp. l The exponent of a Vaisheshika Darshan (philos-
l Fuel, air and heat are requirements for producing ophy) is Kanad.
Vaisheshika is one of the six orthodox schools of
l Vitamin D is made at a higher rate in our body. Hindu philosophy (Vedic systems) from ancient India.
Organism Respiration Source In its early stages, the Vaisesika was an independent
a. Diaphragm Chest cavity philosophy with its own metaphysics, epistemology,
b. Fish Gills logic, ethics, and soteriology.
c. Frog Lungs and skin l Dhananada was called “Agrammes” or “Xan-
d. Cockroach Spiracles drames” by Didorus (Greek historian)
l Flower is the usual reproductive part of a plant. Medieval History
l Most frogs are oviparous animals. l The first king of the Chola dynasty to conquer
Sri Lanka was Rajendra I.
l Budding is not possible in hydra.
l Internal fertilisation takes place in hens. Success Tip
l A person having hypermetropia has to keep a Rajendra I was a Chola emperor of India who
reading material at 25 cm for comfortable reading. succeeded his father Rajaraja Chola I to the throne
l Cough-cold, Pneumonia and tuberculosis does in 1014 CE. During his reign, he extended the
spread through the air whereas cholera does not influence of the Chola Empire to the banks of the
spread through the air. river Ganga in North India and across the Indian
Ocean to the West.
l Timur Lang invaded India in 1398 AD.
l Commonwealth Games 2022 will be hosted by
Birmingham. Success Tip
l Australia beat Argentina 2–1 in the final of the Timur was a Turco-Mongol conqueror. As the founder
Hockey World League on December 10, 2017. of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Central Asia, he
became the first ruler in the Timurid dynasty. In 1398,
Miscellaneous Timur invaded northern India, attacking the Delhi
l Safe City Surveillance Scheme was launched by Sultanate ruled by Sultan Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud
Bihar Government for checking crimes against Shah Tughluq of the Tughlaq Dynasty.