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The first multipurpose project in India

Damodar Valley

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

Chirrapunji

The largest Indian river flowing into the Arabian Sea is

Narmada

Indian broadcasting was nationalised in

1930

The Indian forests are divided into how many regions

Eight

The place where Indian Standard time coincides with local time is

Allahabad

The industry for which Vishakapatnam is famous for is

Ship Building

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

Karnataka

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

Kharagpur

The Indian state which is largest exporter of Cashew nut is

Kerala

The main occupation of Indians is

Agriculture

Nagarjuna Sagar dam is built across the River

Krishna

Madras state was renamed as Tamilnadu in the year

1969

The main industry of Assam is

Tea Industry

The Indian state which has maximum number of districts is

Uttar Pradesh

The length of Indian coastline is

7500 kms

The longest day in India is

21st June

The biggest museum in India is

Indian Museum, Calcutta

Kodaikanal, a famous holiday resort is located in

Tamilnadu

Bangalore city is also Indus is

Mount Kailash, Tibet

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

Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

The Gandhi Sagar dam is constructed across the river

Chambal

The river that passes through the Thar desert is

Sindhu

Nagore, a place in Tamilnadu, is famous for

Famous Muslim shrine

The Hindustan Ship Yard is located at

Vishakapatnam

The Indian state that tops in the production of cocoa is

Kerala

The first major steel plant established in India was

Tata Iron & Steel Co, Jamshedpur

Crude oil is found in south Gujarat at

Ankeleshwar

The first oil well drilled in India was at

Nahar Pong in Assam

Calcutta is situated on the banks of India is

Hooghly

The largest opium growing state in India is

Uttar Pradesh

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

Pimpri

The former name of Arunachal Pradesh was

NEFA

Khajuraho temples are located at

Chhatarpur, M.P.

The Indian freedom fighter who turned into a famous spiritualist was

Aurobindo Ghosh

The king who installed a ‘Chain of Justice’ outside his place was

Jehangir

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

Zawar

Singareni in Andhra Pradesh is famous for

Coal Mines

Amaravati is located on the bank of river

Krishna

Agra was Founded in the year

1506

Ajmer was founded by

Raja Ajay Dev Chauhan

The only Indian state where we find nickel ore is

Orissa

The Udaygiri caves were built by

Karavelu

The strength of Lok Sabha is

545 members

The National Museum of Natural History is located at

New Delhi

The Indian Prime Minister who nationalised the banks was

Mrs. Indira Gandhi

The birth date of Jawaharlal Nehru is

14th November 1889

The Environment protect Act came into effect in

1986

The capital city founded on the back of river Gomati is

Lucknow

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

Womesh Chandra Banerjee

Bhaskara-II was a famous

Mathematician

The Bhopal Gas leak incident occurred in

December 1984

The city that is called the city of golden Temple is

Amritsar

Traveller Hawkins visited India in the year

1608 AD

Mahadevi Varma won the Jnanpith for her book titled

Yama

The headquarters of Oil and Natural Gas Commission is located at

Dehradun

Satyarth Prakash’s was written by

Swami Dayananda Sara

Emperor Akbar’s Revenue Minister was

Todarmal

The elder brother of famous sitarist Ravishnkar is

Uday Shankar, dancer

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

Mohammed Azharuddin

The 10th Vice-President of India is

Krishan Kant

The first chief of Indian Navy was

R.D. Katari

The longest road in India is the

Grand Trunk Road

The first modern college in India is the

Fort William collage, Calcutta

The first purely Indian bank is the

Punjab National Bank

Lalit Kala Academy of India is situated at

New Delhi

The first Indian to win Oscar Award is

Bhanu Athaiya

Goa was liberated in the year

1961

Sharda Act was enacted to prevent

Child Marriage

National Science day is celebrated on

28th February

Jamnalal Bajaj Award are given for

Constructive work

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

Jallianwala Bagh massacre

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

M.G. Ramachandran

Baba Amte’s real name is

Murlidhar Devidas Amte

Mihir Sen, India’s famous long distance swimmer, was by profession

An Advocate

Dr. Pramod Karan Sethi is famous for the

Jaipur foot

Rabindranath Tagore was born at

Jorasanko, Calcutta

The name of the school started by Rabindranath Tagore was

Shanti Niketan

Neyveli Thermal Power Station is located in

Tamil Nadu

The earlier name of Assam was

Kamrup

Sir C.V. Raman was born at

Thiruvanaikaval

The Indian Academy of Science was founded by

C.V. Raman

The Indian Academy of Science is located at

Bangalore

All India Institute of Medical Science is located at

New Delhi

Atomic Energy Commission is located at

Mumbai

Cement Research Institute of India is located at

Ballabhgarh

Space Applications Centre is located at

Ahmedabad

Jog falls is located at

Jog, Karnataka

Jawaharlal Nehru died in the year

1964

Aurangzeb died in the year

1707

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan died in the year

1988

Rabindranath Tagore died in the year

1941

Mahatma Gandhi died in the year

1948

Raja Ram Mohan Roy died in the year

1833

India’s second Prime Minister was

Gulzarilal Nanda

The first Law Minister of Independent India was

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Jawaharlal Nehru’s biography “with No Regrets” was written by

Krishan Hathi Singh

India’s first test tube baby was born in

June 1986

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

Jayaprakash Narayan

The Gold mines located in Andhra Pradesh are

Ramagiri Gold Fields, Anantapur district

The Home Guards were organised in India in the year

1962

Anklewar oil field is located in

Gujarat

The Indian Prime Minister who wrote the book ‘Nature Cure’ was

Morarji Desai

Burma separated from India in the year

1937

‘Sea Bird’ project is located at

Karwar

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

Kandla

The first medical college was established in India at

Calcutta

The pin code was introduced in India in the year

1972

In his last years, Ambedkar Converted to

Buddhism

Gandhiji’s mother’s name was

Putli Bai

Gandhiji was born on

2nd October 1869

Khushwant Singh is a famous

Journalist

The film actor who become the chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh was

N.T. Rama Rao

Satyajit Ray was awarded the Bharat Ratna in the year

1992

Central Research Institute is located at

Kasauli

The movie Raja Harishchandra was released in the year

1913

The first Indian Prime Minister to resign from office was

Morarji Desai

The largest railway bridge in India is

Son Bridge, Bihar

The largest dome in India is the

Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur

Air Force Day is celebrated on

October 8

Indian Military Academy is located at

Dehradun

The postal department was set up in India in the year

1854

Army day is celebrated on

21st Century

Navy day is celebrated on

4th December

The national flower of India is

Lotus

NABARD was established in the year

1982

Koradi Thermal power Station is located at

Maharashtra

PTI stands for

Press Trust of India

Rail Coach Factory is located at

Kapurthala

The construction of India was adopted on

26-11-1949

The construction of India became effective on

26-1-1950

‘Mrinalini’ was written by

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

Bhagat Singh was hanged in the year

1931

Sheik Abdulla was popularly known as

Sher-e-Kashmir

Goa attained statehood on

30 May 1987

Gujarat attained statehood on

1 May 1960

Haryana attained statehood on

1 November 1966

The capital of Haryana is

Chandigarh

Panipat is popularly known as

Wearer City

Dal lake is located in

Jammu and Kashmir

Madhya Pradesh attained statehood on

November 1956

The capital of Madhya Pradesh is

Bhopal

Manipur attained statehood on

21st January 1972

The capital of Manipur is

Imphal

Meghalaya attained statehood on

21st January 1972

The capital of Meghalaya is

Shillong

Meghalaya state was carved out of

Assam

Mizoram attained statehood on

20th February 1987

The capital of Mizoram is

Aizawl

Before attaining statehood , Mizoram was one of the districts of

Assam

Nagaland attained statehood is

1 December 1963

The capital of Nagaland is

Kohima

Orissa was earlier known as

Kalinga

The capital of Orissa is

Bhubaneswar

The main airport of Orissa is located at

Bhubaneswar

Rajasthan attained statehood in the year

1958

The capital of Rajasthan is

Jaipur

The capital of Sikkim is

Gangtok

India’s highest peak is the

Kanchenjunga

Mount Abu, a famous hill station is located at

Rajasthan

The main attraction of Mount Abu are the

Dilwara Jain Temples

Hussain Sagar Lake is located at

Hyderabad

The Samadhi of Gandhiji is known as

Rajghat

The Samadhi of Gandhiji is located on the bank of river

Yamuna

The largest state in India is

Madhya Pradesh

The highest TV tower in India is located at

New Delhi

The most literate state in India is

Kerala

Golconda Fort is located near

Hyderabad

Gateway of India is located at

Uttar Pradesh

Buland Darwaza is located at

Fatehpur Sikri

Badrinath is located at

Uttar Pradesh

Elephanta Caves are located on an island near

Mumbai

Ajanta Caves are located near

Aurangabad

Humayun’s tomb is located at

New Delhi

Jantar Mantar is located in

New Delhi

Jantar Mantar is an

Observatory

Jantar Mantar was constructed by

Maharaja Jai Singh II

Mughal Gardens is located at

New Delhi

Qutb-Minar is located at

New Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan was built by

Edwin Lutyens

The Samadhi of Indira Gandhi is known as

Shakti Sthal

The Tower of Victory is located at

Chittor

Victoria Memorial is located at

Calcutta

The highest airfield of India is the

Chushul airfield, Ladakh

The largest lake of India is the

Wular lake, Kashmir

The largest Zoo of India is the

Zoological Garden, Calcutta

The most populated state of India is

Uttar Pradesh

Central Bureau of Investigation was formed in

1963

BSF stands for

Border Security Force

ITBP stand for

Indo-Tibetan Border Police

The actual name of Mother Teresa was

Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu

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

Janmabhoomi

Vajpayee Government was sworn in for the second time on

19 March, 1998

Miss World 1997 contest was held at

Seychelles

The Miss World 1997 title was won by

Diana Hayden

The Miss World 1996 contest was held at

Bangalore

Mother Teresa died on

5 September 1997

Bill Gates visited India in

March 1997

The Carnatic vocalist who won the Bharat Ratna Award was

M.S. Subbulakshmi

The first musician to get the Bharat Ratna

M.S. Subbulakshmi

Kerala attained statehood on

1st November 1956

Sahar airport is located at

Mumbai

Dum Dum airport is located at

Calcutta

The first ever railway terrain travelled from

Bombay-Thane

The only Indian metro railway system is at

Calcutta

Air India was formed in

1946

Indian Airlines was formed in

1953

Indira Gandhi airport is located at

Delhi

Meenambakkam airport is located at

Chennai

The Export-Import Bank of India is also known as

EXIM Bank

The Navy Academy is located at

Cochin

In 1983, Bharat Ratna was posthumously awarded to

Acharya Vinoba Bhave

Mrs. Indira Gandhi was assassinated on

31-10-1984

Mrs. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on

21-5-1991

The strength of Rajya Sabha is

250

The supreme commander of Army, Navy and Air Force is the

President

The Chairman of the Lok Sabha is the

Sumitra Mahajan

Pong dam is located in

Punjab

The fastest train in India is the

Shatabdi Express

The oldest refinery in India is the

Digboi refinery

The largest refinery of India is the

IOCL Refinery at Koyana, Gujarat

The Bhakra Dam is built across the River

Sutlej

The first General Elections were held in India in the year

1952

The first engineering college established in India the

Thompson college, Roorkee

The first library established in India is the

William Carey library, Serampore

The oldest English daily newspaper of India is

The Times of India

The largest post office in India is the

GPO, Mumbai

The largest prison in India is the

Tihar Central Jail, Delhi

The first Indian state formed on Linguistic basis after Independence was

Andhra Pradesh

The largest cave temple in India is

Ellora

The only diamond producing area in India is

Panna Diamond Belt, M.P.

The biggest public sector bank in India is the

State Bank of India

Reserve Bank of India was established in

1935

The oldest tree in India is the

Morus Serrata at Joshimath

The first Education Minister of free India was

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Who is known as the Father of Indian industry

Jamshedji Tata

Gandhiji was assassinated by

Nathuram Godse

VDIS was launched on

July 1, 1997