SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Miscellaneous Physical Geography
l Chitra, The court dancer, Chithrangada are l Convectional rainfall occurs in Equatorial re-
the work of Ravindranath Tagore. gion.
l India introduce cultivation of tobacco/tapioca/ l Clear nights are colder than cloudy nights be-
pineapple from Pacific Islands. cause of radiation.
l Artists and their art form General Geography
Artist Art Form
l Western Ghats is a ‘hot spot’ for biological di-
Jatin Das Painting
versity in India.
Parveen Sultana Hindustani Music
l Nagaland does not have a border with Mizoram.
Pradosh Das Gupta Sculpture
l The longest river of peninsular India is Goda-
Ustad Vilayat Khan Sitar vari.
l Parimarjan Negi became the youngest grand-
master of india.
Godavari is the second longest river in India after
l Beethovan LV. was a music composer was deaf.
the river Ganges
l Five major powers of the allied forces in the
Second World War made the permanent mem- l Ellora Caves, Qutab Minar and Manas Wild Life
bers of the U.N. Security Council. Sanctuary in India is on the UNESCO’s list of
World Cultural Heritage.
l Sabeer Bhatia was associated with the creation
of Pentium Chip. l Aral Sea is a land locked sea.
l Amir Khusro is considered as the father of Success Tip
Sahatara(Sitar). lying between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbeki-
l Gatiman Express with 160km/h is the fastest stan in the south
running train on Indian Railway. l Dams and the states in which they are situated
l Wernher Von Braun developed Ballistic Missile. Dam States
l Tata Indicom provides fixed line telephone ser- Tungabhadra Karnataka
vices with numbers starting with 5. Lower Bhavani Tamil Nadu
l Charles Ginsberg invented the video-tape. Idukki Kerala
l Arun Shourie is the author of the book “Courts Nagarjuna Sagar Andhra Pradesh
and their judgement”. l Ghagra river does not originates in Indian terri-
l Web site is an organisation’s introductory web tory.
page. Success Tip
l Snakes and vultures are eating rats in a field. If Karnali, also called Ghaghara is a perennial trans-
wild dogs are let into the field, decrease in the boundary river originating on the Tibetan Plateau
number of rats will be the immediate result. near Lake Mansarovar.
SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Polity and Constitution
Prelim Exam Held on: 08.02.2004 l The presidential Government operates on the
principle of separation of powers.
Medieval History l The Supreme Court in its judgement of Septem-
ber 2003, hold that privatisation of HPCL and
l In Shivaji’s council of ministers the Prime min-
BPCL was not permissible because it is in con-
ister was called Peshwa.
flict with the statues that created HPCL and
Success Tip BPCL.
Shivaji’s council of ministers was known as Ashta l President of India is empowered to transfer a
Pradhan was a council of eight ministers that ad- judge from one High Court to Another High
ministered the Maratha empire. Court.
l In Assembly elections held in Himachal
Modern History Pradesh in 2003, the mandate that a candi-
l Sir Edward Lutyens was the architect of north date at an election should file his nomination
and south blocks of Central Secretariat in Delhi. papers an affidavit recording the particulars of
the spouse and the dependents, enforced at a
Success Tip general election for the first time.
Edwin Lutyens was a British architect l Maximum Time interval permitted between two
l Muslims of undivided India from the part now session of the Parliament is 6 months.
outside Pakistan but opted to live in Paki- l The item ‘Education’ belongs to the Concurrent
stan are Mohajirs list.