SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
SSC Graduate Level Tier-1 Exam Polity and Constitution
Held on: 01.07.2012 l The National Commission for Minorities was
constituted in the year 1992.
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Ancient History The Union Government set up the National Com-
mission for Minorities (NCM) under the National
l King Asoka is referred to as Devanampiya Piya-
Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.
dassi (Beloved of the Gods) in the inscr-iptions
l Wheat cereals were among the first to be used l Federal system of government is bicameralism
by man. an essential feature.
l The National Policy for Empowerment of Wom-
en was adopted in the year 2001
It was developed by artificial selection of the domes-
ticated emmer wheat strains formerly grown in Cen- Success Tip
tral Europe and the Near East around 7000 BC The National Policy for the Empowerment of Wom-
en 2001, is an attempt to institutionalise the gains
Medieval History of women’s movements across the country.
l Bombay was given away as dowry to the English l The Rashtriya Barh Ayog (RBA) is related with
King Charles II for marrying the Princess of Por- Floods.
l The Grand Trunk Road built by Shershah con- Success Tip
nected Punjab with Agra. The National Flood Control Programme was launched
in 1954 for the first time, in the country
The Grant Trunk Roads runs from Chittagong, Bang- l Socialism succeeds in achieving equal distri-
ladesh west to Howrah, West Bengal in India, then bution of income in the society.
across Northern India through Delhi, passing from l Ballots were first used in Australia.
Amritsar to Lahore in Pakistan, further up to Kabul l There are 24 spokes in the Dharmachakra of
in Afghanistan. the National Flag.
l Saint Tukaram, the Maratha Saint was a con- l Srikrishna Committee Report, which was made
temporary of Shivaji. public in 2011, is related to demand for a sep-
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Tukaram was a 17th-century poet-saint of the Bhakti Success Tip
movement in Maharashtra Srikrishna Committee on Telangana or the Com-
l Balban was credited with the destruction of mittee for Consultations on the Situation in Andhra
‘Chahalgani. , a group of powerful nobles Pradesh (CCSAP) is a committee headed by former
chief justice B. N. Srikrishna to look into the de-
mand for separate statehood for Telangana.
‘Chahalgani’, a group of the forty most important
nobles in the court l Shunglu Committee, which submitted its report
in 2011, was related to Commonwealth Games
Physical Geography scandal
l The impact of global warming on mangrove for- Success Tip
ests can be defined as They will grow more lux- The committee consists of former Comptroller and
urious and Their role as carbon sinks will be- Auditor General V K Shunglu, former Chief Elec-
come more important tion Commissioner N Gopalaswami and former Chief
l A series of lines connecting places having a quake Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar
at the same time are called Homoseismal lines
l The seat of Madhya Pradesh High Court is lo-
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Definition of homoseismal line. Line on the Earth’s
surface connecting points where the seismic wave Economy
arrives, generated by an earthquake, at the same time. l Monopolist resorts to price discrimination de-
l The brightest planet is Venus pending upon the Elasticity of demand.
l Economic planning is an essential feature of
General Geography Socialist economy.
l The most endangered Asiatic top predator on the l The HYV programme in India is also called as
edge of extinction is Dhole New Agricultural Strategy.
l Railway coaches are manufactured at Perambur Success Tip
l Durum wheat species are being cultivated in India
Meaning of HYV is High-yielding varieties