SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
   l  Correct pairs                                     Polity and Constitution
      Pannalal Gosh – Flute                                 l 1/3 of the total members of the Rajya Sabha
      Guru Gopi Krishna –Kathak                               retire from the house every 2 years
      Nilchil Banerjee-Sitar                                l The President of India can be impeached by the
      Nandlal Bose-Painting                                   Indian Parliament
   l  Abraham Alkazi is one of the most influential         l Planning Commission (NITI Aayog) is not a
      Indian theatre directors.                               Constitutional Body
   l  M.S. Swaminathan is the author of the book            l Protection from discrimination on grounds of
      “To a Hunger Free World”.                               religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth fun-
                                                              damental rights is available to Indian citizens only
 SSC (South Zone) Investigator Exam                         l The Constitution of India contains 395 Articles
             Held on: 12.09.2010                                              Success Tip
                                                         The Indian constitution contains 395 Article in 22
Ancient History                                          parts and 8 schedules
   l  Animals carved on the Sarnath Pillar are              l The Attorney General of India has the right to
      Humped Bull, Elephant and Horse.                        audience in any court of law within the terri-
                     Success Tip                              tory of India
 Four animals are carved representing the four car-     Economy
 dinal directions: a horse (west), an ox (east), an el-
 ephant (south), and a lion (north)                         l The Reserve Bank of India was nationalised in
                                                              the year 1949.
   l  The Kannauj assembly organised by Harsha was
      held in the honour of Hieun-Tsang.                                      Success Tip
   l  The first metal used by man was Copper.            Sir C.D. Deshmukh was the Governor of RBI at the
   l  Satvahanas minted their coins predominantly        time of its nationalisation
      in Lead                                               l The abbreviation SEBI stands for Securities and
                     Success Tip                              Exchange Board of India.
 The Satavahanas produced coins in lead, copper,                              Success Tip
 potin, brass, bronze and silver. The earliest and the   It was established in the year 1988 and given statu-
 majority of the Satavahana coins are made of lead.      tory powers on 30 January 1992 through the SEBI
                                                         Act, 1992
Modern History
                                                            l The most distinguishing feature of oligopoly is
   l  According to Gandhiji, Non cooperation and Civ-         number of firms
      il disobedience are the major means of Satya-
                                                            l J. M. Keynes defined investment as “the con-
      graha.
                                                              struction of a new capital asset like machinery
Physical Geography                                            or factory building”
   l  Cloudy nights are warmer compared to clear            l International Monetary Fund:
      nights, because clouds mainly reflect back the          l   provides short term credit to its members
      heat given by the earth                                 l   arranges for conversion of currencies
   l Cirrus is the highest cloud
                                                              l   secures stability in the rates of foreign ex-
   l ‘Mushroom’ rock in India can be found in Thar
                                                                  change
      Desert
                                                            l ‘Law of demand’ implies that when there is ex-
                     Success Tip                              cess demand for a commodity, then price of the
 A mushroom rock, also called rock pedestal.                  commodity rises
   l  Bad land topography is characteristic of Gulf of      l Insurance sector in India is regulated by IRDA
      Kachchh                                                                 Success Tip
                     Success Tip                         It was constituted by the Insurance Regulatory and
 The Gulf of Kutch is an inlet of the Arabian Sea        Development Authority Act, 1999.
 along the west coast of Gujarat.                           l In India ‘NDDB’ means National Dairy Develo-
General Geography                                             pment Board
   l  Kerala and Haryana states as per census, has                            Success Tip
      the highest and lowest sex ratio respectively      The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) was
   l  Finland is known as the ‘Land of Thousand Lakes’   created in 1965, founded by Dr. Verghese Kurien.
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