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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.
                                                      Physical Geography
   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
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                                                          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
Medieval History
                                                          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
                     Success Tip
                                                          l  The Council of Ministers include Cabinet Min-
 Lucknow Session 1916, presided by Ambica Charan
                                                             isters, Ministers of State and Ministers with-
                                                             out Portfolio.