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SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Amartya Sen is the first Asian to become the l G. V. Joshi attended the Imperial Durbar of 1877
Head of the prestigious Trinity College of Cam- dressed in handspun Khadi.
bridge University. l Lokmanya Tilak was the founder-editor of the
l The headquarters of the Food and Agricultural famous newspaper ‘Kesari’ during the National
Organisation (FAO) is at Rome. Struggle.
l Japan’s Parliament is known as Diet. Success Tip
l Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former Indian Pres- Bal Gangadhar Tilak used to run his two newspa-
ident, received the prestigious Bharat Ratna pers, Kesari, in Marathi and Mahratta in English
award in the year 1997. from Kesari Wada, Narayan Peth, Pune
l The Indian actor who played a prominent role in 7. List-I List-II
the Hollywood production “The Ghost and The
Sarojini Naidu Indian National Congress
Darkness” is Om Puri.
M. A. Jinnah Muslim League
l PSLV stands for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
Tej Bahadur Sapru Liberal Party
l Indira Gandhi Cup is associated with Boxing.
V. D. Savarkar Hindu Mahasabha
l Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay is the author
l Madhusudan Dutta translated the novel Nil
of the novel ‘DEVDAS’.
Darpan in English.
l The currency of Thailand is Bhat.
l National Anthem was first sung in the year 1950.
l The United Nations officially came into exist-
ence on October 24, 1945. Success Tip
l The headquarter of Zoological Survey of India is The underlying message of Jana Gana Mana is pluralism.
located in Kolkata.
l Correct Match:
l The lower layer of atmosphere is called Tropo-
Vasco de Gama—1498
l List-I (Country) List-II (Local Wind)
(a) Australia Willy-Willy
(b) China Typhoon
SSC Tax Assistant (c) France Mistral
(d) West Indies Hurricane
(Income Tax & Central Excise) Exam
l Ultraviolet radiation striking the earth is due to
Held on: 14.12.2008 the depletion of Ozone.
Ancient History General Geography
l Kanishka in AD 78 started the Saka Era. l Integral Coach Factory is located at Perambur
l ‘Seven Sisters’ states are Arunachal Pradesh,
l Ibn Batuta visited India during the reign of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Naga-
Muhammad bin Tughluq land and Tripura.
l Muhammad Adil Shah, Bahmani ruler, built the l Jharkhand possesses biggest coal reserve.
famous Gol Gumbaj at Bijapur. l The coastal tract of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil
Modern History Nadu is called Coromandel.
l The British made English the medium of instruc- l The highest Indian waterfall is Gersoppa.
tion in India In 1835. Success Tip
l During Lord Algin’s Veceroyship, High Courts It is also known as Jog Falls and created by Shara-
came into existence at the three presidential vathi River.
cities of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay. l Deflation, Deforestation and over cropping are
l Balaji Baji Rao was popularly known as ‘Nana the cause of soil erosion.
Saheb’. l China has the longest international boundary
l In Lucknow session of the Indian National Con- with India.
gress the historic union of Congress and Mus- Success Tip: Divided by Mcmahon Line.
lim League took place.
Polity and Constitution
l The Council of Ministers include Cabinet Min-
Lucknow Session 1916, presided by Ambica Charan
isters, Ministers of State and Ministers with-