SSC CGL 2019 EXAM PAPER : Held on 03-March-2020 Shift-2 (General Awareness)

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Q.1 In January 2020, Home Minister Amit Shah released a book ‘Karmayoddha Granth’. This book is based on the life of ________. 

1. Mahatma Gandhi
2. Jawaharlal Nehru
3. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
4. Narendra Modi

The Correct Answer is Option 4 i.e Narendra Modi.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Balraj Krishna
  • An Autobiography
  • Glimpses of World History
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • The life of Mahatma Gandhi
  • The life of Lenin
Louis Fischer
Book on life of Narendra Modi
Amit Shah/Andy Marino
Q.2 Which of the following glands is present between the lungs? 

1. Hypothalamus
2. Pineal
3. Pituitary
4. Thymus
The Correct Answer is Option 4 i.e Thymus.
  • Located between the Lungs.
  • Thymosin is the hormone of the thymus.
  • It is located at the base of the brain, near the pituitary gland.
  • It is a small pea-sized gland.
  • It is often called the master gland as it controls several other hormone glands in our body.
  • It is located in brain between Hypothalamus and the Pineal gland.
  • It is located in the epithalamus, near the center of the brain.
  • The shape of the gland resembles a pine cone from which it derived its name.

Q.3 In which state was the Global Investors Meet, ASCEND 2020 organised?
1. Gujarat
2. Kerala
3. Maharashtra
4. Rajasthan
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e Kerala.
  • A two day organized Global Investors Meet – ASCEND 2020 was held in Kochi, Kerala from January 9-10.
  • ASCEND 2020 showcased 18 mega projects with over Rs 100 crore investment each.
  • The meet was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and was organized by states Department of Industries. 
  • Chief Minister of Kerala– Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • Governor of Kerala– Arif Mohammad Khan.
Q.4 Which law of physics states that the force between the two electric charges reduces to a quarter of its former value when the distance between them is doubled? 

1. Hooke’s Law
2. Pascal’s Law
3. Stefan’s Law
4. Coulomb’s Law
The Correct Answer is Option 4 i.e Coulomb’s Law.
Coulomb’s Law
It states that two stationary point charges attract or repel each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of the magnitude of charges and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Hooke’s Law
According to this law within the elastic limits, the stress is directly proportional to the strain produced in a body.
Pascals Law
It states that if the effect of gravity is neglected, the pressure at every point of liquid in equilibrium or rest is the same.
Stefan’s Law
 According to this law, the amount of heat radiated by unit area of the surface in one second is directly proportional to the fourth power of absolute temperature of the body

Q.5 Ajatashatru, a ruler of the Haryanka Dynasty, was the son of _____. 

1. Anurudha
2. Bimbisara
3. Naga-Dasak
4. Udayin
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e Bimbisara.
  • Bimbisara was the founder of the Haryanka Dynasty.
  • He was a contemporary of Buddha.
  • He started the policy of annexation and expansion.
  • He was succeeded by his son Ajatashatru.
  • He followed a more serious and aggressive policy of expansion.
  • He won the long war with the Kosala in the form of a marriage alliance with the daughter of the Kosala king.
  • Ajatashatru was succeeded by Udayin. Udayin built the city Patilputra (Patna)
  • The Last King Nagadashak was killed by his own minister Sisunaga, who started the Sisunaga Dynasty.

Q.6 Who among the following was honoured with the 50th Dadasaheb Phalke Award? 

1. Amitabh Bachchan
2. Kamal Haasan
3. Anupam Kher
4. Naseeruddin Shah
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e Amitabh Bachchan.
Kamal Haasan
  • Padma Bhushan 
  • Padma Shri
  • Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France)
Amitabh Bachchan
  • 50th Dadasaheb Phalke Award
    • The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema.
    • It is presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals at the National Film Awards ceremony.
    • It is awarded for “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema”
  • Padma Vibhushan 
  • Padma Bhushan 
  • Padma Shri
Anupam Kher
  • Padma Shri 
  • Padma Bhushan
Naseeruddin Shah
  • Padma Shri 
  • Padma Bhushan 

Q.7 Which of the following is NOT a vertebrate? 

1. Snail
2. Bird
3. Mammal
4. Fish
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e Snail.
  • Vertebrates are animals with an internal backbone or spinal column
  • Animals that are not vertebrates are called invertebrates. Eg, Silverfish, spider, silkworm
  • Vertebrates include mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles.
  • Snails are invertebrates. 
Q.8 Borra caves are situated on the East Coast of India in which of the following hills? 

1. Nagari Hills
2. Ananthagiri Hill
3. Horsley Hills
4. Nallamala Hills
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e Ananthagiri Hill.
Ananthagiri Hill
  • Borra caves:
    • They are located on the East Coast of India, in the Ananthagiri hills of Araku Valley of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    • They are also called Borra Guhalu.
Nallamala Hills
  • These are also called as Nallamala Range and are section of Eastern Ghats.
  • They spread across several districts of Andhra Pradesh and  Telangana.
  • The holy town of Srisailam, known for Mallikarjuna Swamy is located on the top of Nallamala Hill.
Horsley Hills
  • They are series of hills in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • They are also known as Yenugulla Mallamma Konda, was named after a legend of a saintly old woman named Mallamma who lived atop the hill and was fed by elephants (yenugulu).
  • W.D. Horsley, a British collector after whom it is named
Nagari Hills
  • These are located to the north of Nagari town, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The highest cliff of the hills is called Nagari Nose because it resembles a human nose.

Q.9 In which of the following countries was the 95th edition of the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress held? 

1. Australia
2. Belgium
3. England
4. France
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e England.
  • The Hastings International Chess Congress is an annual chess tournament which takes place in Hastings, England.
  • India’s P. Magesh Chandran win the title in the 95th edition of the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress.
  • The tournament was held from 28th December 2019 to 5th January 2020.
  • He defeated Indian GM Deep Sengupta in the eighth round to win the title.

Q.10 ‘Industry 4.0’ is a complex cyber-physical system which synergies production with digital technologies. The Ministry of Railways and the Department of Science and Technology have joined hands in partnership with which institution for taking up a unique project on ‘Industry 4.0’? 

1. IIT Bombay
2. IIT Delhi
3. IIT Kanpur
4. IIT Madras
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e IIT Kanpur.
‘Industry 4.0’:
  • ‘Industry 4.0’ commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, is a name given to the current trend of automation, interconnectivity and data exchange in manufacturing technologies to increase productivity.
  • Industry 4.0 is a complex Cyber-Physical Systems which synergizes production with digital technologies, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics, Machine Learning, and Cloud Computing.
  • A Pilot Project for ushering in ‘Industry 4.0’ in the country, is launched for implementation at the Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli.
  • The Ministry of Railways and Department of Science & Technology have joined hands in partnership with IIT Kanpur for taking up a unique project on ‘Industry 4.0’ by launching a Pilot Project for implementation at Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli.

Q.11 Who among the following was the last ruler of the Nanda dynasty? 

1. Panduka
2. Kaivarta
3. Govishanaka
4. Dhanananda
The Correct Answer is Option 4 i.e Dhanananda.
Nanda Dynasty:
  • It was founded by Mahapadma Nanda around 467 BC.
  • He Accepted the title of Ekrat meaning the sole sovereign who destroyed all other ruling princes.
  • Dhanananda was the last ruler of the Nanda Dynasty, was overthrown by Chandra Gupta Maurya.
  • During Dhanananda, Alexander attacked India and another King Porus fought against Alexander on the banks of river Jhelum i.e Battle of Hydaspes.

Q.12 Who became the first Indian equestrian to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2020?

1. Fouaad Mirza
2. Amar Sarin
3. Amit Sinsinwar
4. Sehej Singh Virk
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e Fouaad Mirza.
Fouaad Mirza:
  • He is an Indian equestrian.
  • He won silver medals in both the individual eventing and the team eventing at the 2018 Asian Games.
  • He became the first Indian since 1982 to win a medal at an individual event in the sport at the Asian Games.
  • He received the Arjuna Award in 2019.
  • He became the first Indian equestrian to qualify for Olympics 2020 in the last 20 years.

Q.13 Which of the following is the major component of vinegar? 

1. Nitric acid
2. Acetic acid
3. Citric acid
4. Lactic acid
The Correct Answer is option 2 i.e Acetic acid.
  • Acetic acid is a major component of vinegar.
    • Its concentration determines the strength of vinegar.
    • It is a colorless liquid with a strong, corrosive pungent odor.
    • Acetic acid is widely used in the food industry as vinegar and as an acidity regulator
  • lactic acid buildup around muscles.
  • Nitric acid is used in the production of ammonium nitrate for fertilizers.
  • Citric acid is naturally found in citrus fruits, most concentrated in lemons.
Q.14 Archaeologist R Nagaswamy was honoured at the Silver Jubilee International Conference of Art by which country? 

1. Nepal
2. Bangladesh
3. Bhutan
4. China
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e Bangladesh.
Archaeologist R. Nagaswamy
  • He was honored at the Silver Jubilee International Conference of Art held in Dhaka by Bangladesh Culture Minister K.M. Khalid. 
  • He was honored for the contribution of Nagaswamy to art, archaeology, history, and culture. 
  • Ramachandran Nagaswamy is an Indian historian, archeologist, and epigraphist who is known for his work on temple inscriptions and art history of Tamil Nadu.
  • He was awarded India’s third highest civilian award the Padma Bhushan in 2018.
Q.15 When we cut an onion, the synthase enzyme converts the amino acid sulfoxides of the onion into which acid? 

1. Nitric acid
2. Citric acid
3. Sulphuric acid
4. Sulfenic acid
The correct answer is Option 4 i.e. Sulfenic acid.
  • When we cut an onion, the synthase enzyme converts the amino acid sulfoxides of the onion into Sulfenic Acid.
  • Citric acid is found naturally in citrus fruits, especially in lemons.
  • Nitric acid, also known as aqua fortis and “spirit of nitre” is a highly corrosive mineral acid. 
  • Sulfuric acid, also known as vitriol, is a mineral acid composed of the elements sulfur, oxygen, and hydrogen.
  • Note: A sulfenic acid is an organosulfur compound and oxoacid with the general formula RSOH.
Q.16 In which state has the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) opened the first silk processing plant? 

1. Tamil Nadu
2. Karnataka
3. Gujarat
4. Maharashtra
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e Gujarat.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC):
  • It is a statutory body formed by the Government of India under the KVIC Act of 1956.
  • It is formed as an apex body under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
  • It aims to nurse employment and economic uplift in rural India and also aid in the development of Khadi and Village industries in rural India in conjunction with other agencies involved in rural development. 
  • KVIC opened its first silk processing plant in Gujarat to boost patola saree production.
Q.17 In which year was the foundation stone for the Gateway of India laid in Bombay (now Mumbai)? 

1. 1915
2. 1905
3. 1913
4. 1920
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i. 1913.
The Gateway of India:
  • It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India.
  • It was built during British rule and was inaugurated on December 4th, 1924.
  • The Foundation stone was laid by the then governor of Mumbai, Sir George Sydenham Clarke on march 31st 1913.
  • Architecture is built in Indo- Saracenic style.
  • George Wittet was the chief architect of the Gateway of India.
Q.18 In which district of Karnataka is the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary located? 

1. Hassan
2. Udupi
3. Mandya
4. Kodagu
The Correct Answer is Option 4 i.e Kodagu.
Wildlife Sanctuary
Adichunchanagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Melukote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
Mandya District, Karnataka
Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • It is situated on the border between Wyanad of Kerala on the south and Kodagu of Karnataka in North.
  • It is a part of western ghats.
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Kodagu District, Karnataka
Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
Udipi District, Karnataka
Q.19 Which of the following festivals me’Merry making of the Gods’? 

1. Makar Sankranti
2. Diwali
3. Pongal
4. Lai Haraoba
The Correct Answer is Option 4 i.e Lai Haraoba.
Lai Haraoba
  • Lai Haraoba festival is celebrated by the Meitei community to please “Umang Lai” (sacred tree).
  • It is widely celebrated in the state of Manipur in the month of May.
  • Lai Haraoba means ‘Merry making of the Gods’.
  • It is known as “Festival of Lights“. 
  • it is celebrated in India and as well as other parts of the world.
Makar Sankranti/Pongal
  • This festival is predominantly a harvest festival and is celebrated throughout India.
  • It is most popular in West India, down south, the festival is known as Pongal and in the North, It is known as Lohri.
  • Uttarayan, Maghi, Khichdi are some other names of this festival.
Q.20 Which of the following was previously known as ‘the Lady Willingdon Park’? 

1. Mughal Gardens
2. Deer Park
3. Lodhi Gardens
4. Buddha Jayanti Park
The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e Lodhi Gardens.
Lodhi Gardens
  • Once known as “Lady Willingdon Park“, renamed after India gained independence from British. 
  • It is a city park situated in New Delhi
Mughal Gardens
  • Built by Mughals in the Persian style of architecture.
  • Sir Edwin Lutyens had finalized the designs of the Mughal Gardens as early as 1917, however, it was only during the year 1928-1929 that plantings were done.
  • It is also in New Delhi
Deer Park
  • It is also known as A. N. Jha Deer Park.
  • it was named after social worker Aditya Nath Jha.
  • It is located in Delhi.
Buddha Jayanti Park
  • It was established to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of Gautham Buddha.
  • It is located in New Delhi
Q.21 In which of the following states is the Madhavpur Mela celebrated? 

1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Gujarat
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. Bihar
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e Gujarat.
Sonepur Cattle Fair
Uttar Pradesh
  • Ramnavmi Mela
  • Deva Mela
Madhya Pradesh
  •  Ujjain Kumbh Mela
  • Madhavpur Mela:
    • Madhavpur lies on the seashore, close to Porbandar and the site is marked by the Madhavrai Temple.
    • The festival associated with the Mela is ” Ram Navami”.

Q.22 Wings India 2020 is scheduled to be held in which of the following airports? 

1. Warangal Airport
2. Begumpet Airport
3. Rajahmundry Airport
4. Vijayawada Airport
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e Begumpet Airport.
Wing India 2020:
  • It is a four-day civil aviation business exhibition and air show event held in Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad from March 12th to 15th.
  • the event is being organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with the Ministry of  Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India.
  • The theme of the year 2020 is “Flying for All” and the focus is on the new business acquisition, investments, policy formation and regional connectivity in the civil aviation industry.
Q.23 What was India’s position in the Brand Finance Nation ranking of 2019? 

1. Seventh
2. Sixth
3. Fifth
4. Third
The Correct Answer is Option 1 i.e Seventh.
Brand Finance Nation Ranking:
  • India has jumped from 9th position to 7th position in the Brand Finance Nation ranking of 2019.
  • While the US, China, and Germany continued to be the top three nations respectively even in 2019.
  • Brand Finance is an independent brand business valuation consultancy.
  • It advises branded organizations or those with tangible assets, on how to maximize their value through effective management, of their brand and other intangible assets. It is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Q.24 Which state’s Legislative Assembly adopted a new logo consisting of the national emblem and foxtail orchid (Rhynchostylis Retusa), the state flower, in January 2020? 

1. Meghalaya
2. Arunachal Pradesh
3. Mizoram
4. Tripura
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (APLA) adopted a new logo, reflecting the distinct identity and culture of the state.
    • The new logo consists of the national emblem and foxtail orchid (Rhynchostylis Retusa), the state flower.
    • The national emblem in the logo signifies the federal system of the Indian Constitution.
    • The flower foxtail orchid represents the state, its people and culture of the state.
    • The blue color of the logo denotes the autonomy of the assembly secretariat.
Note: State’s Legislative Assemblies of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Mizoram uses the National Emblem of India.
Q.25 Objects that shine in the night sky are known as: 

1. constellations
2. celestial bodies
3. meteoroids
4. asteroids
The Correct Answer is Option 2 i.e celestial bodies.
  • Meteoroids: A meteoroid is a small rock or particle of debris in our solar system and it burns up as it passes through the Earth’s atmosphere, is known as a meteor.
  • Constellations: Constellation is a group of stars that makes some imaginary shape or pattern in the sky.
  • Asteroids: A belt of minor planets revolving around the sun between Mars & Jupiter.
  • Celestial bodies: It is any natural body outside of the earth’s atmosphere. Examples are the Moon, Sun, and the other planets of our solar system.
  • The term night sky refers to the nighttime appearance of celestial objects like stars, planets and the Moon, which are visible in a clear sky. 

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