SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
   l  The book ‘Truth, Love and A little Malice’ was                             Success Tip
      written by Khushwant Singh.                            The Forward Bloc of the Indian National Congress
   l  WLL stands for Wireless in Local Loop.                 was formed on 22 June 1939 by Netaji Subhas Chan-
   l  Kapil Dev received the Wisden Award for the            dra Bose.
      ‘Indian Cricketer of the 20th century’.                  l  Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the epitaph of
   l  The Ad line ‘connecting people’ is linked with Nokia.       Lokmanya during Home Rule Movement.
   l  Personalities              Associated With                                 Success Tip
      Rod Laver                  Lawn Tennis                 The name of Tilak became a household name during
      Chanda Kochar              Banking                     Homerule Movement and this let him earn the epi-
      Birju Maharaj              Kathak Dancing              thet Lokmanya.
      Bala Muralikrishnan        Music                         l ‘Do or Die’ (Karenge ya Marenge )Gandhiji gave
                                                                  this Mantra to the nation on the eve of Quit
   l  ISRO is abbreviation for Indian Space Research
                                                                  India Movement.
      Organisation.
   l  Pyeongchang, South korea would host the 2018                               Success Tip
      Olympic Games.                                         Quit India Movement was launched on 8 August,
                                                             1942 by M.K. Gandhi.
                SSC Tax Assistant                              l  Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the President of the
         (Income Tax Central Excise)                              Constituent Assembly of India.
          Exam Held on: 25.11.2007                             l  All India Scheduled Castes Federation was es-
                                                                  tablished by B.R. Ambedkar.
Ancient History                                                   Success Tip: Established in 1942.
   l  The word ‘Veda’ means knowledge.
                                                            Physical Geography
   l  Copper was the first metal used by the Vedic
      people.                                                  l  Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar sys-
                                                                  tem.
Medieval History                                               l  The International Date Line is the 180 degree
   l  Ain-i-Akbari was written by Abul Fazl.                      longitude.
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 Ain-i-Akbari or the “Constitution of Akbar”, is a           The International Date Line, established in 1884,
 16th-century, detailed document recording the ad-           passes through the mid-Pacific Ocean and roughly
 ministration of emperor Akbar’s empire.                     follows a 180 degrees longitude north-south line on
   l The Medieval city of Vijayanagar is known as            the Earth
      Hampi.                                                   l  The largest ocean is Pacific Ocean.
   l Taj Mahal is said to possess the unique feature           l  Earthquake is caused by disturbance of earth
      of being exactly equal in length and breadth.               surface.
Modern History                                                 l  We see the same face of the moon, because it
                                                                  takes equal time for revolution around the
   l  Raja Ram Mohan Roy was the founder of the
                                                                  earth and rotation on its own axis.
      ‘Brahmo Samaj’.
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                                                            General Geography
 It was started at Calcutta on 20 August 1828 by               l  Tea, coffee and rubber are plantation crops.
 Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Debendr-anath Tagore                   l  Forest crops are related to Silviculture.
   l The correct chronological order in which the              l  The only ape of India found in hill forests of
      British established their trading centre in the             Assam and Nagaland is Orangutan.
      places- Surat, Madras, Calcutta, Bombay.                 l  Brahmaputra River is also known as Tsangpo
   l The Revolt of 1857 was started by the Sepoys.                in Tibet.
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 The rebellion began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East       Origin from the Angsi glacier, located on the north-
 India Company’s army on 10 May 1857, in the can-            ern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of Ti-
 tonment of the town of Meerut                               bet as the Yarlung Tsangpo River.
   l  After leaving the Congress, Subash Chandra               l Jhum Cultivation is a method of cultivation
      Bosh formed, in 1939, his own party, named                  which used to be practiced in Central Highland.
      Forward Bloc.                                            l The largest producer of gold in the world is South
                                                                  Africa.
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