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QUESTION

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01

The first multipurpose project in India is

Damodar Valley

02

The place in North East India which receives the highest annual rainfall is

Chirrapunji

03

The largest Indian river flowing into the Arabian Sea is

Narmada

04

Indian broadcasting was nationalised in

1930

05

The Indian forests are divided into how many regions

Eight

06

The place where Indian Standard time coinsides with local time is

Allahabad

07

The industry for which Vishakapatnam is famous for is

Ship Building

08

The state which is the largest producer of iron ore in India is

Karnataka

09

The longest railway platform in India measuring 836.63 mts. is located at

Kharagpur

10

The Indian state which is largest exporter of cashewnut is

Kerala

11

The main occupation of Indians is

Agriculture

12

Nagarjuna Sagar dam is built across the River

Krishna

13

Madras state was renamed as Tamilnadu in the year

1969

14

The main industry of Assam is

Tea Industry

15

The Indian state which has maximum number of districts is

Uttar pradesh

16

The length of Indian coastline is

7500 kms

17

The longest day in India is

21st June

18

The biggest museum in india is

Indian Museum,Calcutta

19

The source of river Indus is

Mount Kailash,Tibet

20

Kodaikanal, a famous holiday resort is located in

Tamilnadu

21

Bangalore city is also called the

Garden city

22

The only place in India where rock salt is found is in

Mandi,Himachal Pradesh

23

The Gandhi Sagar dam is constructed across the river

Chambal

24

The river that passes through the Thar desert is

Sindhu

25

Nagoor,a place in Tamilnadu,is famous for

Famous muslim shrine

26

The Hindustan Ship Yard is located at

Vishakapatnam

27

The Indian state that tops in the production of cocoa is

Kerala

28

The first major steel plant established in India was

Tata Iron & Steel Co,Jamshedpur

29

Crude oil is found in south Gujarat at

Ankleshwar

30

The first oil well drilled in India was at

Naharpong in Assam

31

Calcutta is situated on the banks of river

Hoogli

32

The largest opium growing state in India is

Uttar Pradesh

33

Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd,India's largest manufacturer of penicillin is located at

Pimpri

34

The former name of Arunachal Pradesh was

NEFA

35

Khajuraho temples are located at

Chattarput,M.P.

36

The Indian freedom fighter who turned into a famous spiritualist was

Aurobindo Ghosh

37

The king who installed a `Chain of Justice' outside his place was

Jehangir

38

The name of the mines in Rajasthas from where we get zinc is

Zawar

39

Singereni in Andhra Pradesh is famous for

Coal Mines

40

Amaravathi is located on the bank of river

Krishna

41

Agra was founded in the year

1506

42

Ajmer was founded by

Raja Ajay Dev Chauhan

43

The only Indian state where we find nickel ore is

Orissa

44

The Udaygiri caves were built by

Karavelu

45

The strength of Lok Sabha is

545 members

46

The National Museum of Natural History is located at

New Delhi

47

The Indian Prime Minister who nationalised the banks was

Mrs.Indira Gandhi

48

The birth date of Jawaharlal Nehru is

14th November 1889

49

The Environment protection Act came into effect in

1986

50

The capital city founded on the bank of river Gomathi is

Lucknow

51

The president of the Indian National congress at its first session held in 1885 was

Womesh Chandra Banerji

52

Bhaskara-II was a famous

Mathematician

53

The Bhopal Gas leak incident occured in

December 1984

54

The city that is called the city of golden Temple is

Amritsar

55

Traveller Hawkins visited India in the year

1608 AD

56

Mahadevi Varma won the Jnanpith for her book titled

Yama

57

The headquarters of Oil and Natural Gas Commission is located at

Dehradun

58

Satyartha Prakash'was written by

Swami Dayananda Saraswati

59

Emperor Akbar's Revenue Minister was

Todarmal

60

The elder brother of famous sitarist Ravishankar is

Uday Shankar,dancer

61

The first batsman to score a century in each of his first three tests is

Mohammed Azharuddin

62

The 10th Vice-President of India is

Krishan Kant

63

The first Chief of Indian Navy was

R.D.Katari

64

The longest road in India is the

Grand Trunk Road

65

The first modern college in India is the

Fort William college,Calcutta

66

The first purely Indian bank is the

Punjab National Bank

67

Lalit Kala Academy of India is situated at

New Delhi

68

The first Indian to win Oscar Award is

Bhanu Athaiya

69

Goa was liberated in the year

1961

70

Sharda Act was enacted to prevent

Child Marriage

71

National Science day is celebrated on

28th February

72

Jamnalal Bajaj Awards are given for

Constructive work

73

Rabindranath Tagore give up his knighthood because of the tragic incident of

Jallianwala Bagh massacre

74

The Chief minister of a state who was awarded the Bharat Ratna was

M.G.Ramachandran

75

Baba Amte's real name is

Muralidhar Devidas Amte

76

Mihirsen,India's famous long distance swimmer,was by profession

An Advocate

77

Dr.Pramod Karan Sethi is famous for the

Jaipur foot

78

Rabindranath Tagore was born at

Jorasanko,Calcutta

79

The name of the school started by Rabindranath Tagore was

Shanti Niketan

80

Neyveli Thermal Power Station is located in

Tamil Nadu

81

The earlier name of Assam was

Kamrup

82

Sir C.V.Raman was born at

Thirunavannikaval

83

The Indian Academy of Science was founded by

C.V.Raman

84

The Indian Academy of Science is located at

Bangalore

85

All India Institute of Medical Science is located at

New Delhi

86

Atomic Energy Commission is located at

Mumbai

87

Cement Research Institute of India is located at

Balabhgarh

88

Space Applications Centre is located at

Ahmedabad

89

Jog falls is located at

Jog,Karnataka

90

Jawaharlal Nehru died in the year

1964

91

Aurangzeb died in the year

1707

92

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan died in the year

Frontier Gandhi

93

Rabindranath Tagore died in the year

1941

94

Mahatma Gandhi died in the year

1948

95

Zakir Hussein died in the year

1969

96

Raja Ram Mohan Roy died in the year

1833

97

India's second Prime Minister was

Gulzarilal Nanda

98

The first Law Minister of Independent India was

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar

99

Jawaharlal Nehru's biography "With No Regrets"was written by

Krishan Hathisingh

100

India's first test tube baby was born in

June 1986

101

The leader whose death was announced in the Lok Sabha before his actual death was

Jayaprakash Narayan

102

The Gold mines located in Andhra Pradesh are

Ramagiri Gold Fields,Ananthapur district

103

The Homeguards were organised in India in the year

1962

104

Ankleshwar oil field is located in

Gujarat

105

The Indian Prime Minister who wrote the book `Nature Cure'was

Morarji Desai

106

Burma seperated from India in the year

1937

107

`Sea Bird'project is located at

Karwar

108

The name of the artificial harbour along the west coast India is

Kandla

109

The first medical college was established in India at

Calcutta

110

Jawaharlal Nehru's mother's name was

Swaroop Rani

111

The pin code was introduced in India in the year

1972

112

In his last years,Ambedkar converted to

Buddhism

113

Gandhiji's mother's name was

Putli Bai

114

Gandhiji was born on

2nd October 1869

115

Khushwant Singh is a famous

Journalist

116

The film actor who became the chiefminister of Andhra Pradesh was

N.T.Rama Rao

117

Satyajit Ray was awarded the Bharat Ratna in the year

1992

118

Central Research Institute is located at

Kasauli

119

The movie Raja Harishchandra was released in the year

1913

120

The first Indian Prime Minister to resign from office was

Morarji Desai

121

The largest railway bridge in India is

Sone Bridge,Bihar

122

The largest dome in India is the

Gol Gumbaz,Bijapur

123

Air Force Day is celebrated on

October 8

124

Indian Military Academy is located at

Dehradun

125

The postal department was set up in India in the year

1854

126

Army day is celebrated on

21st Century

127

Navy day is celebrated on

4th December

128

The national flower of India is

Lotus

129

NABARD was established in the year

1982

130

Koradi Thermal power Station is located at

Maharashtra

131

PTI stands for

Press Trust of India

132

Rail Coach Factory is located at

Kapurthala

133

The construction of India was adopted on

26-11-1949

134

The construction of India became effective on

26-1-1950

135

`Mrinalini'was written by

Bankim chandra Chatterjee

136

Bhagat Singh was hanged in the year

1931

137

Sheik Abdulla was popularly known as

Sher-e-Kashmir

138

Goa attained statehood on

30 May 1987

139

Gujarat attained statehood on

1 May 1960

140

Haryana attained statehood on

1 November 1966

141

The capital of Haryana is

Chandigarh

142

Panipat is popularly known as

Weaver City

143

Dal lake is located in

Jammu and Kashmir

144

Madhya Pradesh attained statehood on

November 1956

145

The capital of Madhya Pradesh is

Bhopal

146

Manipur attained statehood on

21st January 1972

147

The capital of Manipur is

Imphal

148

Meghalaya attained statehood on

21st January 1972

149

The capital of Meghalaya is

Shillong

150

Meghalaya state was carved out of

Assam

151

Mizoram attained statehood on

20th February 1987

152

The capital of Mizoram is

Aizawl

153

Before attaining statehood,Mizoram was one of the districts of

Assam

154

Nagaland attained statehood on

1 December 1963

155

The capital of Nagaland is

Kohima

156

Orissa was earlier known as

Kalinga

157

The capital of Orissa is

Bhubaneshwar

158

The main airport of Orissa is located at

Bhubaneshwar

159

Rajasthan attained statehood in the year

1958

160

The capital of Rajasthan is

Jaipur

161

The capital of Sikkim is

Gangtok

162

India's highest peak is the

Kanchenjunga

163

Mount Abu, a famous hill station is located at

Rajasthan

164

The main attraction of Mount Abu are the

Dilwara Jain Temples

165

Hussain Sagar Lake is located at

Hyderabad

166

The Samadhi of Gandhiji is known as

Rajghat

167

The Samadhi of Gandhiji is located on the bank of river

Yamuna

168

The largest state in India is

Madhya Pradesh

169

The highest TV tower in India is located at

New Delhi

170

The most literate state in India is

Kerala

171

Golconda Fort is located near

Hyderabad

172

Gateway of India is located at

Mumbai

173

Buland Darwaza is located at

Fatehpur Sikri

174

Badrinath is located at

Uttar Pradesh

175

Elephanta Caves are located on an island near

Mumbai

176

Ajanta caves are located near

Aurangabad

177

Humayu's tomb is located at

New Delhi

178

Jantar Mantar is located in

New Delhi

179

Jantar Mantar is an

Observatory

180

Jantar Mantar was constructed by

Maharaja Jai Singh II

181

Mughal Gardens is located at

New Delhi

182

Qutb-Minar is located at

New Delhi

183

Rashtrapati Bhawan was built by

Edwin Lutyens

184

The samadhi of Indira Gandhi is known as

Shakti Sthal

185

The Tower of Victory is located at

Chittoor

186

Victoria Memorial is located at

Calcutta

187

The highest airfield of India is the

Chushul airfield,Ladakh

188

The largest lake of India is the

Wular lake,Kashmir

189

The largest Zoo of India is the

Zoological Garden,Calcutta

190

The most populated state of India is

Uttar Pradesh

191

Central Bureau of Investigation was formed in

1963

192

BSF stands for

Border Security Force

193

ITBP stands for

Indo-Tibetan Border Police

194

The actual name of Mother Teresa was

Agnes Gonxha Bejaxhiu

195

A programme launched by Chandrababu Naidu,Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, to clean the city of Hyderabad was named

Janmabhoomi

196

Vajpayee Government was sworn in for the second time on

19 march, 1998

197

Miss World 1997 contest was held at

Seychelles

198

The Miss World 1997 title was won by

Diana Hayden

199

The Miss World 1996 Contest was held at

Bangalore

200

Mother Teresa died on

5 September 1997

201

Bill Gates visited India in

March 1997

202

The Carnatic volalist who won the Bharat Ratna Award was

M.S.Subbulakshmi

203

The first musician to get the Bharat Ratna

M.S.Subbulakshmi

204

Kerala attained statehood on

1st November 1956

205

Sahar airport is located at

Mumbai

206

Dum Dum airport is located at

Calcutta

207

The first ever railway train travelled from

Bombay-Thane

208

The only Indian metro railway system is at

Calcutta

209

Air India was formed in

1946

210

Indian Airlines was formed in

1953

211

Indira Gandhi airport is located at

Delhi

212

Meenambakkam airport is located at

Chennai

213

The Export-Import Bank of India is also known as

EXIM Bank

214

The Navy Academy is located at

Cochin

215

In 1983,Bharat Ratna was posthumously awarded to

Acharya Vinoba Bhave

216

Mrs.Indira Gandhi was assassinated on

31-10-1984

217

Mr.Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on

21-5-1991

218

The strength of Rajya Sabha is

250

219

The supreme commander of Army,Navy and Airforce is the

President

220

The Chairman of the Lok Sabha is the

Speaker

221

Pong dam is located in

Punjab

222

The fastest train in India is the

Shatabdi Express

223

The oldest refinery in India is the

Digboi refinery

224

The largest refinery of India is the

IOC Refinery at Koyah,Gujarat

225

The Bhakra dam is built across the River

Sutlej

226

The first General Elections were held in India in the year

1952

227

The first engineering college established in India is the

Thompson college,Roorkee

228

The first library established in India is the

William Carey library,Serampore

229

The oldest english daily newspaper of India is

The Times of India

230

The largest post office in India is the

GPO,Mumbai

231

The largest prison in India is the

Tihar Central Jail,Delhi

232

The first Indian state formed on linguistic basis after Independence was

Andhra Pradesh

233

The largest cave temple in India is

Ellora

234

The only diamond producing area in India is

Panna Diamond Belt,M.P.

235

The biggest public sector bank in India is the

State Bank of India

236

Reserve Bank of India was established in

1935

237

The oldest tree in India is the

Monus Serrata at Joshimutt

238

The first Education Minister of free India was

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

239

Who is known as the Father of Indian industry

Jamshedji Tata

240

Gandhiji was assassinated by

Nathuram Godse

241

VDIS was launched on

July 1, 1997