SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
l Nikita Khrushechev was the Russian leader when Polity and Constitution
the Indo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Co-op-
l President and the two Houses of Parliament
eration was signed between India and Russia. makes laws in India.
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The Indo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Co-Opera- The parliament (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) is vest-
tion was signed between India and Russia on au- ed with power to legislate on all subjects enumerat-
gust 9, 1971 that specified mutual strategic co-op- ed in the Union List and Concurrent List.
eration. Nikita Khrushchev was the President of l The Indian Constitution envisages not only a
Russia (USSR) IN 1971. democratic form of government but also a demo-
l ‘Kesari’ was a Marathi Newspaper. cratic society, because it is infused with the spirit
of Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
Kesari was founded in1881 by Lokmanya Bal Gan-
gadhar Tilak, he also founded “Maratha” in English The preamble to the Constitution embodies the ob-
jectives and basic purposes which indicate the fun-
from Kesari Wada.
damental principles of new order.
Physical Geography l Territorial Representation is used in the elec-
l Land jutting out into the sea is called Peninsu- tion of members of the Lok Sabha.
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by the people from Territorial const-ituencies in the
Peninsula refers to a piece of land jutting into the States and Union Territories.
sea and almost surrounded by the sea
l Andhra Pradesh is the first linguistic state
l The term ‘Lithosphere’ refers to Crust of the formed in India.
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Earth’s lithosphere includes the crust and the up- been formed on a purely linguistic basis. On Octo-
permost mantle ber 1, 1953, eleven districts of the Madras State were
put together to form a new Andhra State with Kur-
Geography nool in capital.
l The Kullu Valley is situated between the moun- Economy
tain ranges of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal.
l ‘Economic Survey of India’ is published every year
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Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas Riv- l When labour supply curve bends backward, lei-
er between Manali and Largi. sure becomes an inferior commodity.
l Ganges is the leading sediment transporting riv- Success Tip
er in India. When labour supply curve bends back-ward people
will substitute leisure for working as wages are in-
The Ganges Delta, formed mainly by the large, sed-
l The term ‘food security’ implies sufficient sup-
iment laden flows of the Ganges and Brahmaputra plies of food at affordable prices.
river, is the world’s largest delta, at about 59000
l Cement is an example for derived demand.
l A fall in the price of its complement does not
l Match between cities and business shift the demand curve for a product to the right.
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b. Visakhapatnam Ship building Demand curve is a line on graph showing the quan-
c. Avadi Tank Factory tity of a goods consumers would be able and willing
d. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works to buy in a given market and specified time period
over a range of possible prices, other things being
l ‘Jhum’ is a type of cultivation
equal. The demand curve is depicted as downward-
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Jhum (Shifting) cultivation is a primitive practice l The Central Government gives grants-in-aid to
of cultivation in States of North Eastern Hill Re- the States out of the consolidated Fund of In-
gion of India and people involved in such cultiva- dia on the basis of the recommendation of the
tion are called Jhumia Finance Commission.