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Facts about India - 2100 Questions and Answers -9

Facts about India -Questions and Answers -9

1601. Which river flows between the Satpuras and the Vindhyas?

1602. When are temperatures the highest in Southern India?

1603. Which is the southernmost unit of India?
Great Nicobar

1604. From which river has the Rajasthan Canal (Indira Gandhi Canal) been taken out?

1605. Which area in India receives the least rainfall?
Eastern Rajasthan

1606. Which river has been harnessed under the Bhakra Nangal Project?

1607. In which state the Dhuvaran Thermal Power station is located?

1608. Where is Desert National Park situated?

1609. Khangchendzonga, one of the highest national parks in the world is in the state of:

1610. Kodaikanal is situated in ......:. 
Palani Hills

1611. Which is the main religion in Ladakh?

1612. Which place is known as ‘Little Lhasa’?

1613. Which is known as the Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh :

1614. Which is the native state of the tribe, Gaddis?
Himachal Pradesh:

1615. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies is in:

1616. Which was the summer capital of British India:

1617. Where is the asylum of Dalai Lama:

1618. Which is known as ‘All Seasons State’?
Himachal Pradesh

1619. In which state is the man-made lake Govind Sagar?
Himachal Pradesh

1620. In which Indian state is Giri Hydel Project?
Himachal Pradesh

1621. In which state Kangra Valley, Lahul Valley is situated?
Himachal Pradesh

1622. Which state is called the Fruit basket of India?
Himachal Pradesh

1623. Which state is called the Apple state of India?
Himachal Pradesh

1624. Where is Central Potato Research Institute?

1625. In which river is Nathpa Jhakri Project?

1826. The first state in India to ban plastic:
Himachal Pradesh

1627. Himachal Pradesh is the state where the polling for the first general election was started. It was in?

1628. India’s first carbon-free state:
Himachal Pradesh

1629. The main language of Himachal Pradesh:

1630. The highest post office in the world:

1631. The highest state capital in India:

1632. Which state has the largest percentage of area under forest?

1633. Which State/Union Territory has the largest percentage of area under forest?
Andaman Nicobar

1634. Which state has the largest mangrove forest area?
West Bengal

1635. Which state has the second largest mangrove forest area?

1636. The headquarters of the Forest Survey of India:
Dehra Dun

1637. In which year Project Tiger was started?

1638. The minimum desired area which is considered safe for a tropical country like India:

1639. Which state has the highest per capita forest area?
Arunachal Pradesh

1640. Who started ‘Vana Maholsava’ in India?
KM Munshi

1641. In which year was ‘Vana Maholsava’was started?

1642. Nandan Canan in Orissa is famous for:
White Tiger

1643. In which state is Trishna Sanctuary?

1644. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is adjacent to the city of:

1645. Guindy National Park is adjacent to the city of:

1646. The state which is also called ‘Vananchal’:

1647. The highest national park in India is situated in the state of:

1648. The largest mountain range in India:

1649. What is the length of the Himalayas?

1650. The correct order of mountain ranges in the Himalayas from north to south:
Himadri, Himachal, Shiwalik

1651. Where is the Central Institute of Indian Languages?
= Mysore
English and Foreign Language University which is formerly known as the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages are in Hyderabad.
Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore is founded by Jamshedji Tata and the Indian Academy of Sciences at Bangalore is founded by C.V.Raman.

1652. The place where the first Aadhar Card was issued:
= Tembhili in Maharashtra.
The owner of the first Aadhar Card is Rajana Sonawane.
Khairi in Nagpur is the site of the first Navodaya School in India.

1653. To which deity the Lingaraja Temple in Bhuvaneswar is dedicated?
= Shiva
It was built by Jajati Keshari.
The temples which are known as Holy Golden Triangle is Lingaraja Temple, Puri Jagannath Temple and Konark  Sun Temple
The Konark Sun Temple was built by Narasimhadev I of the Ganga dynasty.

1654. The oldest provincial Public Service Commission in India was Madras Public Service Commission. In which year it was started?
The Public Service Commission in India was established for the first time in 1926 as per the recommendation of the Lee Commission. Later, as per the Government of India Act 1935, it became Federal Public Service Commission. After independence, it was rechristened as Union Public Service Commission (1950).

1655. The only state in North East India where Communist Party came into power?
= Tripura
The Indian state is surrounded by Bangladesh's three sides- Tripura.
The first cyber forensic laboratory in India was established in Tripura.
Tripura has the least area among the seven states of North East India.

1656. The Mughal Emperor who was buried at Aram Bagh in Agra?
= Babur
Though Babur was buried at Aram Bagh immediately after the demise, later his mortal remains were transferred to Kabul as per his wishes.
The Imperial Mughals whose tombs are outside present-day India are Babur and Jahangir (Lahore).
They are the Mughal emperors who wrote autobiographies.

1657. The oldest public sector bank in India:
= Allahabad Bank
Allahabad Bank was founded in 1865.
Allahabad is in Uttar Pradesh which is the seat of the High Court of U.P. But the headquarters of Allahabad Bank is Kolkata.
The name Allahabad means 'city of Allah' and was given by Mughal emperor Akbar.

1658. Which temple is called 'Black Pagoda'?
= Konark Sun Temple.
The name of Black Pagoda was given by European sailors.
Puri Jagannath Temple is known as 'White Pagoda'.
The construction of the Puri Temple was started by Anathvarman Chodaganga of the Eastern Chalukya dynasty. It was completed by Ananga Bhima Deva.

1659. The youngest to become Governor in an Indian State:
= Swaraj Kausal
He became Governor of Mizoram in 1990 at the age of 37.
His wife Sushma Swaraj is the youngest (25) to become a cabinet minister in Indian Union (1977) She was also the first woman spokesperson for any political party in India.
The youngest to become Chief Minister of an Indian / Union Territory is M. O. Hasan Farook Maricar of Puducherry. He became Chief Minister at the age of 30.

1660. In which Indian State is Haripura where Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was elected President of Indian National Congress in 1938?
= Gujarat
The Tripuri session of 1939 in which Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was re-elected was held in the State of Madhya Pradesh.
Gujarat was formed after the bifurcation of Bombay state in 1960. Gujarat is the first state formed after the state re-organisation of 1956.

1661. Where did India's first U.N. Technology innovation lab set up?

1662. The founder-director of CSIR-Centre for Cellular Molecular Biology: 
P.l'rl. Bhargava

1663. The name of the central ministry dealing with environmental affairs is:
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

1664. Who authored the series of articles entitled India's Disin­tegrating Democracy in The Times?
Neville Maxwell 

1665. 'Socialistic pattern' of Indian society comes through: 
Mixed economy

1666. Anti Defection Law came into force in: 

1667. In which year STD was introduced for the first time in India between Kanpur and Lucknow: 

1668. In which year the first ISD line was established between Mumbai and London: 

1669. Protection of Human Rights Act came into force in: 

1670. Susmita Sen became Miss Universe and Aishwarya Rai became Miss World in: 

1671. The Defence Minister who resigned the post following an attack on the northeastern border of India by China in1962:
V.K. Krishna Menon 

1672. The Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) was constituted in:

1673. The socialist leader who was the exponent of 'total rebel­lion':
Jayaprakash Narayan 

1674. The first Administrative Reforms Commission in India was appointed in: 

1675. University Grants Commission was formed as per the recommendations of . 
Dr S. Radhakrishnan Commission 

1676. Where did the First Asian Games hold in 1951? 
New Delhi

1677. Which foreign country is associated with Delhi Metro Project? 

1678. Who headed the first Admin­istrative Reforms Commis­sion?
Morarji Desai 

1679. Who headed the second Administrative Reforms Com­mission?
Veerappa Moily 

1680. Which ship has the nickname The Raging Rhino'? 
INS Brahmaputra 

1681. Where did Asia's first export processing zone (EPZ) set up? 

1682. 'Wherever he trod became hallowed land, wherever he sat became temples'. Who said these words in tribute to Mahatma Gandhi? 
Jawaharlal Nehru

1683. Name the institutions in India that are modelled after the Massachusetts Institute of  Technology of USA:

1684. National Policy For Empower­ment of Women was adopted in: 

1685. The founder leader of Mizo National Front:

1686. The U.S. president when India requested military help during the Chinese invasion?
John F. Kennedy 

1687. In which year, the first socio-economic caste census start in India?

1688. Whose birthday is celebrated as National Women's Day on February 13?
Sarojini Naidu 

1689. The Right to Education Act came into force except for the state of. ...........
Jammu & Kashmir 

1690. 'Mission Indradhanush' launched by the Government of India pertains to .................
Immunization of children and pregnant women 

1691. In which year, United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2nd October as the  International day of Non-Vio­lence? 

1692. The Obra city is famous for ...............
Thermal Power Plant

1693. The headquarters of Tobacco Board:

1694.  The Space Commission was set up in: 

1695. The United Progressive Alli­ance was formed in: 

1696 Which is the highest honour among the Padma Awards conferred on eminent personalities by the Government of India every year?
Padma Vibhushan 

1697 Which is the oldest regiment of the Indian Army?
Madras Regiment 

1698  Who was the president of India during the Janatha Party regime? 
N. Sanjiva Reddy

1699 Lord Mountbatten remained in office as the Governor Gen­eral of free India up to: 
20th June 1948

1700. National Green Tribunal (NGT) was established in:

1701. The headquarters of Antrix Corporation Limited, the apex marketing agency under Department of Space:

1701. The Union Government setup the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) under the National Commission for Minorities Act, ...............

1702. Which country provided nuclear reactor technology for the Tarapur Atomic Power Station?

1703. Which did the last princely state accede to Indian Union inconsequent to independence? 

1704. Kuldip Nayyar served as the High Commissioner to:

1705. Who became the second Home Minister of India, after the death of Sardar Patel?
C. Rajagopalachari 

1706. India's first ambassador to U.S:
Asaf Ali 

1707. He was nominated for the highest Indian civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in 1968 but he declined, citing his opposition to such honours in a Republic, which he had first voiced during the Constituent Assembly debates. Name this person:

1708. India's first Cyber Grameen Centre became operational in: 
Andhra Pradesh

1709. Name the Prime Minister of India who took oath of office at Raj Ghat: 
Morarji Desai

1710. The Indian who served as the Chief Election Commissioner of Nepal and Sudan:
Sukumar Sen 

1711. What was the symbol of Indi­an National Congress in the first General Election ( 1951- 52)? 
a pair of bulls with a yoke

1712. In which year National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme spread to all districts? 

1713. Who controversially backed the emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi calling  it  'Anushasana Parva' (Time for Discipline)? 
Vinoba Bhave

1714. Who established 'Anandwan' at Warora village in Maharash­tra? 
Baba Amte

1715. Who was the President of In­dia who consistently described Indian secularism as 'Sarva Dharma Sambhav'?
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan 

1716. From which country did India buy the Barak anti-missile defence systems?

1717. Where is the headquarters of the Animal Welfare Board of India located?

1718. The first Assamese to become the president of India: 
Fakruddin Ali Ahmed

1719. The first state in India to enact the Right to Service Act (201 O) :
Madhya Pradesh 

1720. The president who returned Indian Postal (Amendment) Bill to Parliament in 1986:
Zail Singh 

1721.The supreme authority for telecommunication in India? 

1722 The venue of the first Interna­tional Film Festival of India held in 1952: 
New Delhi

1723. 'Project Arrow' is related to: 
Postal system 

1724. Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan is related to: 
Secondary Education

1725. The father of 'Operation Flood':
Varghese Kurian 

1726. Who organises Bharat Rang Mahotsav? 
National School of Drama

1727. The first large scale social security scheme launched in Asia in 1948:
Employees State Insurance Corporation 

1728. Study of human language is?

1729. The most widely spoken language in the world is? 
Mandarin (Chinese) 

1730. Which schedule of the Indian constitution contains the list of official languages? 
Eighth Schedule 

1731. At present, the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution specifies how many languages?
22 (originally 14 languages) 

1732. As per Article 343(1) of the Indian constitution the official language of India is ...
Hindi in Devanagiri Script 

1733. Hindi has adopted the official language of India in the year? 

1734. The script of Hindi Language is .........

1735. Which languages were added to the official list by the 92nd Amendment Act of 2003?
Bodo, Dogri, Maithili and Santhali

1736. Dogri language is spoken in which state? 
Jammu and Kashmir 

1737. Where is the Central Institute of Indian Languages? 

1738. The first language to be conferred the status of a classical language? 

1739. Which language has recently been conferred the status of classical language?

1740. The Gupta king who was called 'Indian Napoleon' by the famous mentioned in: 
Allahabad inscription

1741. The court language of Guptas: 

1742. Where is the Central Institute of Classical Tamil?

1743. Where is the English and Foreign Languages University?

1744. The official language of Nagaland is?

1745. The official language of Jammu and Kashmir 

1746. The official language of Goa?

1747. The only state which has Sanskrit as one of its official languages: 

1748. The Indian language is known as the 'Italian of the East is? 

1749. Foreign language is commonly spoken in Puducherry 

1750. Malayalam became the classical language on 
23rd May 2013 

1751. The first Indian state which was created on a linguistic basis following a long-drawn agitation?

1752. Where is Maulana Azad National Urdu University?

1753. Khasi and Garo are the principal languages of ............. 

1754.  The main port of Cholas during Sangam age:

1755. The highest speaking language in India after Hindi is? 

1756. Sindhi was added by which amendment Act?
21st Amendment Act of 1967 

1757. Konkani, Manipuri and Nepali were added by which amendment? 
7lst Amendment Act of 1992 

1758. Bodo, Dogri, Maithili were in 8th schedule by which amendment? 
92nd Amendment Act of 2003 

1759. Which place is known as the Sanskrit Village of India?
Mattur (Karnataka) 

1760. In 1973 ........ was made the sixth official language of the United Nations 

1761. From what language does the word Parliament come? 

1762. In which language was Hortus Malabaricus originally written? 

1763. Which was the first book to print Malayalam letters? 
Hortus Malabaricus 

1764. The first book was completely printed in Malayalam 
Samshepa vedartham 

1765. The first Malayalam Newspaper in Kerala?

1766. The Rajyasamacharam was published from Thalassery in which year? 

1767. The capital of Harsha's empire was:

1768. How many official languages are recognized by UNO? 

1769. Official Languages of UNO English, French, Russian, Spanish,
Chinese and Arabic 

1770.  Simhala is the official language of. .
Sri Lanka 

1771.  Which is the official language of Brazil

1772.  Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University is situated at? 
Tirur (Malappuram District)

1773.  Malayalam University comes in to being on: 
1st November 2012

1774.  The first Vice-Chancellor of Malayalam University 
K. Jayakumar 

Confusing Facts 

1775. Languages defined in 8th schedule of Indian Constitution: 
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Mar­athi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu 

1776. Classical Languages: Tamil, Sanskrit, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Odiya, 

1777. Dravidian languages: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Thulu, Malayalam. 

1778.  Who is known as Father of Indian armed struggle? 
Vasudev Balwant Phadke

1779.  Who was the first Indian to tour for political propaganda?
Vasudev Balwant Phadke 

1780.  To which place Vasudev Bal­want Phadke was deported in 1879?
Aden (Yemen) 

1781. Who committed the first political murder of a European in India? 
Chapekar Brothers (Damodar Hari Chapekar and Balakrishna Hari Chapekar) 

1782.  Name the British officers who were murdered by Chapekar Brothers in Pune on June 23, 1897? 
Commissioner Walter Charles Rand and Police officer U. Charles Ayrest

1783.  Which was the organisation founded by V.D. Savarkar in 1904?
Abhinav Bharat 

1784.  Who was at the forefront of the murder attempt of the Muzaffarpur judge Douglas Kingsford on April 30, 1908? 
Khudiram Bose, Prafulla Chandra Chaki 

1785.  Name the revolutionary who was hanged in the Kingsford murder attempt case? 
Khudiram Bose

1786. Name the viceroy who faced a bomb attack at Chandni Chowk while travelling on elephant back as part of an official procession in 1912?
Lord Hardinge 

1787.  Who was the mastermind of a bomb attack on Lord Hardinge at Chandni Chowk in Delhi in 1912?
Ras Bihari Bose 

1788.  Name the revolutionary who shot dead Bengal Lt. Governor Sir Curzon Wyllie? 
Madan Lal Dhingra 

1789. The train which was heading from Shahjahanpur to Lucknow was brought to halt by pulling a chain and robed of money on August 9, 1925. This incident is known as:
Kakori Conspiracy case 

1790.  Who led the revolutionaries in Kakori Conspiracy? 
Ram Prasad Bismil

1791.  When did Hindustan Republican Association rename as Hindustan Social­ ist Republican Army (HRSA)?

1792.  Who founded Naujawan Bharat Sabha in 1926? 
Bhagat Singh

1793. Which was the student union founded jointly by Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev? 
Lahore Student Union

1794.  Murder of (December 17, 1928) assistant police super­ intended John Saunders, who was responsible for the police lathicharge in Lahore in which Lala Lajpat Rai was seriously injured and later died, was a part of which conspiracy?
Lahore Conspiracy 

1795.  Who were the accused in the Lahore Conspiracy case? 
Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Chandrashekhar Azad

1796.  Name the revolutionary who associated with Bhagat Singh for the bomb blast at Central Assembly Hall, Delhi, on April 8, 1929? 
Batukeshwar Dutt 

1797.  Name the revolutionary who died following 63 days of hunger strike at the Lahore Central Jail?
Jatindra Nath Das 

1798.  Where did Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged on March 23, 1931? 
Lahore jail

1799.  Who authored the books 'Why I am An Atheist: An Autobio­ graphical Discourse' and 'The fragrance of Freedom'?
Bhagat Singh

1800.  At where Chandrasekhar Azad was killed in an encounter with Police in 1931? 
Alfred Park, Allahabad
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