SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS Pointers
Medieval History                                                                 Success Tip
   l  Akbar-Nama was written by Abul Fazl                 Kaziranga National Park which hosts two-thirds of
                                                          the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World
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                                                          Heritage Site
Abul Fazl who was one of the nine jewels in Akbar’s
court. Akbar- Nama was written in Persian, the           Polity and Constitution
literary language of the Mughals, and includes vivid         l  District Judges in a State are appointed by the
and detailed descriptions of his life and times                 Governor
Modern History                                               l  Vice-President of India will head the Jury of
                                                                the Awards Committees of Padma, Ratna and
   l  Chronologically correct:
                                                                other highest honorary awards
      Civil Disobedience Movement – Quit India Move-
                                                             l  Most important responsibility of a Welfare State
      ment – The Cabinet Mission Plan
                                                                is to check exploitation
   l  “Desbhandhu” is the title of C.R Das
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                                                          The welfare state is a concept of government in which
C.R. Das was the founder-leader of the Swaraj (In-        the state plays a key role in the protection and pro-
dependence) Party in Bengal under British rule            motion of the social and economic well-being of its
General Geography                                         citizens.
   l  Assam shares a border with Bangladesh and              l Presidents in chronological order: Zakir Hussain,
      Bhutan                                                    Justice Hidayatullah, Fakhruddin All Ahmed, A.
                                                                P. J. Abdul Kalam
      West Bengal shares a border with Bhutan and
      Nepal                                              Economy
      Mizoram shares a border with Bangladesh and            l  Gross Domestic Product is the monetary value of
      Myanmar                                                   all final goods and services produced in a year
   l  Fiji is called the ‘Crossroads of the Pacific’
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                       Success Tip                        Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the broadest quan-
Fiji is an archipelago of more than 330 islands, of       titative measure of a nation’s total economic activ-
which 110 are permanently inhabited, and more than        ity. More specifically, GDP repre-sents the monetary
500 islets                                                value of all goods and services produced within a
   l Correctly matched:                                   nation’s geographic borders over a specified period
      (1) Longcoy – U.S.A.                                of time.
      (2 Rhine– Germany                                      l Oligopoly market structures has a kinked de-
      (3) Glasgow – Great Britain                               mand curve
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   l Coastal States in India are 9                        Oligopoly is a market structure in which a small
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                                                          share. An oligopoly is similar to a monopoly, except
The states which have a sea-line running along their
                                                          that rather than one firm, two or more firms domi-
borders are nine viz. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa,
                                                          nate the market.
Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh,
                                                             l Plan         Year
Odisha and West Bengal.
                                                                I Plan – (1951 – 1956)
   l International boundary between India and Pa-
      kistan is demarcated by Radcliffe Line                    III Plan – (1961 – 1966)
                                                                XI Plan – (2007 – 2012)
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                                                                VI Plan – (1980 – 1985)
The Radcliffe Line was published on 17 August 1947
                                                             l NABARD deals with credit to Agriculture and
as a boundary demarcation line between India and
                                                                Rural Development
Pakistan upon the Partition of India. It was named
after its architect, Sir Cyril Radcliffe, who, as chair-                         Success Tip
man of the Border Commissions, was charged with           National Bank for Agriculture and Rural
equitably dividing 175,000 square miles (450,000 km2)     Development (NABARD) is an apex development bank
of territory with 88 million people. Today its western    in India, headquartered at Mumbai with branches
side still serves as the Indo-Pakistani border and the    all over India.[2] The Bank has been entrusted with
                                                          “matters concerning policy, planning and operations
eastern side serves as the India-Bangladesh border.
                                                          in the field of credit for agriculture and other eco-
   l Kaziranga National Park is situated in Assam
                                                          nomic activities in rural areas in India”.
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