When is the Independence Day of Pakistan celebrated?
|Answer» D. 14 August|
Explanation: The modern state of Pakistan was established on 14 August 1947 in the eastern and northwestern regions of British India, where there was a Muslim majority. It comprised the provinces of Balochistan. East Bengal, the North-West Frontier Province, West Puniab andSindh. From 1947 to 1956, Pakistan was a dominion in the Commonwealth of Nations under two monarchs.
The first Defence Minister of India was -
|A.||K. M. Cariappa|
|Answer» C. Baldev Singh|
Explanation: Baldev Singh was an Indian Sikh political leader who was an Indian independence movement leader and the first Defence Minister of India. Moreover, he represented the Punjabi Sikh community in the processes of negotiations that resulted in the independence of India, as well as the Partition of India in 1947.
First Indian Commander-in Chief was -
|A.||Gen. K. S. Thimayya|
|B.||Gen. K.M. Kariappa|
|D.||None of the above|
|Answer» B. Gen. K.M. Kariappa|
Explanation: Field Marshal Kodandera "Kipper" Madappa Cariappa was the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army and led the Indian forces on the Western Front during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1947. He is among only two Indian Army officers to hold the highest rank of Field Marshal (the other being Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw).
Who gave the concept of Total Revolution?
|Answer» A. Jayaprakash Narayan|
Explanation: Jayaprakash Narayan was an Indian independence activist and political leader, remembered especially for leading the opposition to Indira Gandhi in the 197Os and for giving a call for peaceful Total Revolution'. He called for Sampoorna Kranti on the 5th of June, 1975 total revolution at a historic rally of students at Patna's Gandhi Maidan.
The potato crop was introduced in India by the -
|Answer» C. Portuguese|
Explanation: Some of the crops introduced by Portuguese in India were: potato, tobacco, etc. Potato was introduced in India in the early part of the 17th century by the Portuguese. It was first cultivated in Surat on the West coast. From there it spread to other areas, like Goa, which were under Portuguese influence.
Which country offered its good office to resolve Indo-Pak conflict peacefully, in the year 1966?
|Answer» C. U.S.S.R|
Explanation: A meeting was held in Tashkent in the Uzbek SSR, USSR (now in Uzbekistan) beginning on 4 January 1966 to try to create a more permanent settlement. The Soviets, represented by Premier Alexei Kosygin moderated between Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and Pakistani President Muhammad Ayub Khan. The Tashkent conference, under UN, American and Russian pressure, compelled Pakistan and India to restore their national boundary and the 1949 ceasefire line in Kashmir.
Identify the UNESCO approved World Heritage Site from the following -
|A.||Meenakshi Temple, Madurai|
|B.||Writers' Building, Calcutta|
|C.||Purana gila, Delhi|
|D.||Kaziranga National Park|
|Answer» D. Kaziranga National Park|
Explanation: Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam India. A World Heritage Site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses. It wasdeclared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 for its unique natural environment. It was first established as a reserved forest in 1908 to protect the dwindling species of Rhinoceros.
Wich of the following Gods are worshipped in the sanctum of Badrinath and Kedarnath temples respectively?
|A.||Vishnu and Shiva|
|B.||Shiva and Vishnu|
|C.||Shiva and Parvati|
|D.||Vishnu and Brahma|
|Answer» A. Vishnu and Shiva|
Explanation: The Garbhagriha (Sanctum) of Badrinath temple houses Lord Badari Narayan (Vishnu), Kuber (God of wealth), Narad rishi, Udhava, Nar & Narayan Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the exquisitely architecture Kedarnath temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. The temple has a Garbha Griha for worship and a Mandap, apt for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors.
The first woman Governor of a State in free India was -
|A.||Mrs, Sarojini Naidu|
|B.||Mrs. Sucheta Kriplani|
|C.||Mrs. Indira Gandhi|
|D.||Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit|
|Answer» A. Mrs, Sarojini Naidu|
Explanation: Sarojini Naidu was the second Indian woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to become the Governor of Uttar Pradesh state.
Name the Pakistan Prime-Minister who signed the Simla Agreement in 1972.
|Answer» C. Z.A. Bhutto|
Explanation: A summit conference between Indira Gandhi and Zulfigar Ali Bhutto, the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, was held in Simla in June 1972.
Which one of the following pair is not correctly matched?
|A.||Harshvardhan- Hiuen Tsang|
|D.||Vikramaditya - Chaitanya|
|Answer» D. Vikramaditya - Chaitanya|
Explanation: Chaitanya was a Hindu monk and social reformer from 16th century India who founded Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a Vaishnava religious movement. Vikramaditya was a legendary first-century BC emperor of Uijain, India, famed for his wisdom, valour and magnanimity.
Who amidst the following great music composers was the ruler of a State?
|C.||Muthu Swami Dikshitar|
|Answer» D. Swati Thirunal|
Explanation: Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma was the Maharaja of the state of Travancore in the first half of the 19th century. Besides being an able ruler, he was a patron of music and a musician himself. He encouraged both broad systems of Indian music, Hindustani and Carnatic music, though he was essentially a connoisseur of the Carnatic music tradition. He is credited with composing over 400 compositions in Carnatic music as well as Hindustani music. Some of his favorite compositions are Padmanabha Pahi, Deva Deva, Sarasijanabha and Sree Ramana Vibho.
Who was the architect of North and South Blocks of the Central Secretariat in Delhi?
|A.||Sir Edward Lutyens|
|C.||Robert Tor Tussell|
|Answer» A. Sir Edward Lutyens|
Explanation: Edwin Landseer Lutyens had originally intended the Kingsway (Rajpath) to slope up to the Viceroy's palace. However, Herbert Baker, his colleague, felt it necessary tolevel the space between the two secretariat buildings, thus creating the great central vista called the North & South Block. The two secretariat buildings are raised on a plinth so as to be level with the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Which of the following is called the Land of the Golden Pagoda?
|Answer» A. Myanmar|
Explanation: Myanmar is known as the Land of the Golden Pagoda for its glittering golden pagodas. It is also known as Suvarnabumi or "Golden Land." Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century. Pagodas are indeed unique landmarks of Myanmar.
'Buland Darwaza' was built by .
|Answer» B. Akbar|
Explanation: Buland Darwaza or the "Gate of Magnificence", was built in 1601 A.D. by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat.
Battle of Buxar was fought in the year
|Answer» C. 1764|
Explanation: The Battle of Buxar was fought on 22 October, 1764 between the forces of the British East India Company uner Hector Munro and the combined armies of Mir Qasim, Nawab of Awadh and the Mughal King Shah Alam II.
Chandragupta Maurya was the
|A.||Great grandfather of Ashoka|
|B.||Brother of Ashoka|
|C.||Father of Ashoka|
|D.||Grandfather of Ashoka|
|Answer» D. Grandfather of Ashoka|
Explanation: Ashoka was born to the Mauryan emperor, Bindusara and Subhadrangi. He was the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, founder of the Maurya dynasty.
The First Battle of Panipat was fought between the forces of
|A.||Akbar and Hemu|
|B.||Abdali and the Marathas|
|C.||Humayun and Sher Shah Suri|
|D.||Babur and Ibrahim Lodi|
|Answer» D. Babur and Ibrahim Lodi|
Explanation: The First Battle of Panipat was fought between the invading forces of Babur and Ibrahim Lodi on 21th April, 1526.
India Gate was designed by -
|A.||Frank Lloyd Wright|
|B.||Sir Edwin Lutyens|
|Answer» B. Sir Edwin Lutyens|
Explanation: The India Gate was designed by Edwin Lutyens, who was not only the main architect of New Delhi, but a leading designer of war memorials.
Indian Constitution came into force on
|A.||15th August, 1947|
|B.||26th January, 1950|
|C.||26th November, 1948|
|D.||6th November, 1948|
|Answer» B. 26th January, 1950|
Explanation: The Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950.
In India Governor of a state is removed by -
|D.||Cheif Minister of a respective state|
|Answer» C. President|
Explanation: According to Article 156 of Indian constitution, the Governor holds office during the pleasure of the President.
In which of the following Indus civilization sites, the Grate Bath structure is found?
|Answer» B. Mohenjodaro|
Who was the first Indian woman to win 'Miss World' title?
|A.||Reita Faria Powell|
|Answer» A. Reita Faria Powell|
Explanation: Reita Faria Powell won the 'Miss World' title in the year 1966. She is the first Indian and Asian to win the event.
n which session 'Dadabhai Naoroji' was elected as President of Indian National Congress for the first time?
|Answer» C. Calcutta|
Explanation: Dadabhai Naoroji was elected as President of Indian National Congress for the first time at Calcutta session in 1886.
Which dynasty immediately succeeded the Maurya dynasty and ruled Magadha Kingdom ?
|Answer» B. Shunga|
Explanation: After the fall of Mauryan dynasty, Shunga dynasty established their rule on Magadha kingdom.
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