SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Modern History constitutional authority as the British Mon-
l Permanent Settlement, the system of revenue
collection was introduced by Lord Cornwallis. l Legislature is the custodian of the National
l Mrs. Annie Besant was the first women presi- Purse.
dent of Congress. l Election Commission, Finance Commission
l The disputed coastal strip off the Gujarat coast and Union Public Service Commission are the
on which India and Pakistan are holding talks constitutional bodies.
is known as Sir Creek. l A member of the Union Public Service Commis-
l The Simon commission which came to India in sion can be removed by the President.
February 1928 was boycotted because all its l Ministers who are the members of the Rajya
members were English men. Sabha can speak both in Rajya Sabha and Lok
l Lord Mountbatten was the chairman of the Par- Sabha.
tition Council. l Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the first Deputy
Prime Minister of India.
l The Right to Vote in elections to a parliament is
l Dolomite is a sedimentary rock. a constitutional right.
l El Nino is a warm ocean current.
l Through ‘photosynthesis’ green plants generate
organic material. l In the law of demand, the statement “other
l The instrument for measuring intensity of earth- things remain constant” means income of con-
quakes is called seismograph. sumer should not change, price of other goods
should not change, taste of consumer should
l Brightest planet in our solar system is Venus. not change.
l Venus is the hottest planet of the solar system. l A firm is in equilibrium when its marginal cost
l The Milky Way Galaxy was first discovered by equals the marginal revenue.
Galileo. l The World Trade Organisation(WTO) was known
l Given the money wages, if the price level in an
l Late expanding stage in the population cycle economy increases, then the real wages will be-
in which India is classified on the basis of its come flexible.
demographic characteristic. l The difference between visible exports and visi-
l Jadugoda mines are famous for uranium depos- ble imports is defined as Balance of trade.
its. l Value Added Tax is a simple, transparent, and
l Madhya Pradesh has the largest coverage of for- easy to pay tax imposed on consumers.
est in India. l The outcome of devaluation of currency is in-
l Aliyar, Periyar and Kundah hydroelectric creased exports and improvement in balance
projects belong to Tamil Nadu. of payment.
l Turkey is dependent on others for raw the ma- l The term ‘Green GNP’ emphasises increase in
terial for its Iron-Steel industry. per capita income.
l The largest irrigated area in India is occupied by l An agency for safe keeping of securities is
rice. referred to as ‘Depository Services’.
l Cotton, textile and petrochemical industries Physics
are the major beneficiaries of the Mumbai port.
l A multi meter is used to measure current, volt-
l In India, ‘yellow revolution’ is associated with age and resistance.
production of oilseeds. l Diamonds are glittering and attractive because
l Gram is considered as a cash crop in India. light incident on them undergoes multiple in-
l West Bengal shares boundaries with three coun- ternal reflections.
tries. l Prism is used to split the white light into differ-
l Submersed objects can be located using SONAR.
The state has international boundaries with Bang-
ladesh in the east, Bhutan and Nepal in the north. Success Tip
Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR) is a tech-
Polity and Constitution nique that uses sound propagation to navigate, com-
l The Bureaucracy performs administrative as municate with or detect objects on or under the sur-
well as quasi-judicial and quasi-legislative face of the water, such as other vessels.
functions. l Spectrometer is used to study dispersion of
l The president of the union of India has the same light.