SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam
The Cripps mission was an attempt in late March
Held on: 30.11.2008 1942 by the British government to secure full Indi-
Ancient History an cooperation and support for their efforts in World
l The science of map making is called Cartogra-
l Congress Socialist Party was founded in 1934
under the leadership of Acharya Narendra Dev
l Among P atna, Allahabad, Pachmar hi and
and Jai Prakash Narayan.
Ahmedabad, Patna lies to the northern most
latitude. Success Tip
l Thermal po Congress Socialist Party was influenced by Fabian-
l St. Thomas is said to have come to India to prop- ism as well as Marxism-Leninism.
agate Christianity during the reign of the Physical Geography
l The cause for the Tsunami, as deduced by the
Success Tip seismologists, is low pressure trough in the
Thomas the Apostle (called Didymus which means ocean.
“the twin”) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus l The moon is showing its same face to the earth
Christ. because its periods of rotation and revolution
l The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usu- are the same.
ally built their houses of Pucca bricks. l The latitude passing through the northern most
Modern History part of India is 37° N.
l River erosion is at its greatest where the river’s
l Jayaprakash Narayan gave the concept of ‘To-
flow is fast.
l Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea.
l Gandhiji declared as his ultimate aim the wip-
ing of every tear from every eye. Success Tip
l In ends and means relationship, Gandhiji be- The Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea,
lieved, means determine the end. off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
l The Greek classic that Gandhi translated into l The South West monsoon engulfs the entire In-
Gujarati was Plato’s Republic. dia by 15th July.
l The First Viceroy and Governor-General of Brit- l Pluto is the coldest planet among Mars, Earth
ish India was Lord Canning. and Mercury.
l The split between the ‘Extremists’ and ‘Moder-
ates’ came up in the open at the Surat Congress General Geography
Session in the year 1907. l Kerala records the highest sex ratio in India.
l Bhulabhai Desai’s most memorable achievement l Major fishing grounds are found in Northern
was his defence of the Indian National Army Hemisphere.
(I.N.A.) personnel at the Red Fort Trial towards l The first National Forest Policy issued by the
the end of 1945.
Government of India in1952
l The First Viceroy of the Portuguese in the East
l Sonalika, Kalyan Sona and Girija are a HYV of
was Francisco de Almeda.
l All India Women’s Conference was founded in
l Maximum Water Vapour content in the atmo-
sphere is 3 to 4 per cent.
Success Tip l In Indian agriculture, the period from July to
The AIWC first met at Pune in January 1927, through October-November is called Kharif season.
the efforts of Margaret Cousins. l Delhi–Kolkata National Highway number 2 joins.
l The Kuka movement started in mid-nineteenth l Watermelons grow best in Sandy soil.
century in Western Punjab. l Maikala range is situated in the state of Chhat-
Success Tip tisgarh.
Kuka movement was started in 1871 by Baba Ram l Nallamala hills are located in the state of
Singh. Andhra Pradesh.
l Subhash Chandra Bose is the author of the l Excluding the East European countries and
autobiography, The Indian Struggle. Russia, the country with the largest area under
l Mahatma Gandhi’s remark, “A post-dated forest, is Brazil.
cheque on a crumbling bank” is regarding the l The first iron and steel industry of India was
proposals of Cripps Mission. established in Jamshedpur.