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     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-
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                                                               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.
      tugal.
    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
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 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-
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                                                          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
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