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The famous Champaran satyagraha was started by Gandhiji in the year
Gandhiji’s first Satyagraha in India – Champaran(Bihar)
Gandhiji’s first Hunger strike in India – Ahammedabad Mill strike(1918)
1919- Jalian Walabagh Massacre
1920 – No cooperation movement
Which education reform was considered as the ‘Magna Carta’ of English education in India?
a)Charter Act of 1813
d)Indian University Act
- Woods dispatch : 1854 by Charles wood
- Charter Act of 1813 – first step taken by Govt. in spreading the modern education
- Hunter Commission: assessed the position of primary education in India
- Chairman: William Hunter
- Indian University Act: 1904
Who was considered as the father of Indian self Govt?
- Vernacular press act : Lord Rippon
- First time census in India :Lord Mayo
- Partition of Bengal : Lord Curzon
In which year Rash Bihari Bose organized the Indian Independence League at Bangok?
- Rash Bihari Bose organized a conference;
- In Tokyo in March 1942
- In Bangkok in June 1942
- Both led to the formation of Indian Independence leage and Indian National Army
Which is the oldest mountain range in India?
Aravalli: running in North east to South West direction from Delhi to palamputin Gujrat
Western Ghats : North of Kanyakumari
Eastern Ghat: chain of highly broken and detached hills starting from Mahanadi (Orissa) to Vaiga(Tamil Nadu)
Youngest Mountain: Himalayas
Which river was considered as the sacred by the Vedic Aryans?
Indus (Sindhu) : Western most Himalayan river
Origin: northern slopes of Kailashrange near lake ManasaSarovarin Tibet
Length “ 2910 km, only 709 km in India
Tributaries: Jhelum, Chenab, Beas , Ravi, Satlej
Ganga: Longest river India (2510 km)
Origin: Gangotriglacier in the Himalayas( Uttarakhand)
Origin: Chera-young Dung glacier on the Kailas range
Ganga, Yamuna and SaraswathiCombined : TriveniSangam(Allahabad)
Who wrote the book “ Poverty and Un British Rule in India”?
First attempt to calculate National income in India(1868)
“ Father of Indian politics and Indian Economics”
“ Grand Old man of India”
Served as INC prcidentthrice
First Indian to be elected to the British Parliament
Suggested the name INC
What was the original name of Swami DayanandaSaraswathi?
“ Grandfather of Indian Nation”
Founded Aryasamajamin 1875(Mumbai)
“ Go Back to the Vedas”
Started “SudhiMovement” ( Convert Non Hindu’s to Hinduism)
“ Calvin of Hinduism”
“ Martin Luther of Hinduism”
Who among the following English men described the 1857 revolt was a “ National uprising’?
d)Sir James Outram
First war of Independence: 10thMay,1857 (Meerut, UP)
“Indian war of Independence”-V D Savarkar
“Historyuof Indian Mutiny:-T R Holmes
“ A History of the Sepoywar in India”-J W Kaye
“1857”-S N Sen
“ SepoyMutiny and the revolt of 1857”R C Majumder
“ the great rebellion of 1857”-Ashok Mehta
“ The Indian Mutiny of 1857” –G B Malleson
“ The Sepoyrevolt, its causes and consequences” –Henry Mead
Movie related to MangalPande–“ The Rising”
Who was the Chief organizer of the ‘ GhadarMovement’?
d)Lai Chand Falak
Ghadarpart: 1913 in USA
IndainHomeruleSociety (London): ShyamjithKrishna Varma, 1905
Started the news paper “Indian Sociologist”
India is called a tropical country mainly on account of its:
d)Tropical Monsoon Cimate….
Tropic of cancer passes through;
The Marshy and forested land in Northern part of Uttar Pradesh is:
Khadar soil: new Alluvial soil
Bangar:older Alluvial soil
Siwalik :Southern most part of the Himalaya
Which river is called a river between two mountains?
Ganga: National river of India, 2008
Godavri: largest in PenisularIndia,1465 km( 2ndlongest in India)
Sutlej: Most important tributary of Indus
Which state is known as the agricultural epitome of India?
UP: sugar cane, Bajra, Barley,Wheat
Which region of India has larger female population than the male population?
Most populated state : Uttar Pradesh
Least populated state : Sikkim
Most populated UT: Delhi
Least populated UT : Lakshadweep
Most densely populated state: Bihar
Least densely populated state: Arunachal Pradesh
Most densely populated UT: Delhi
Least densely populated UT: Andaman Nicobar
State with Highest sex ratio: Kerala (1084/1000)
State with Lowest sex ratio : Hariyana(877/1000)
UT with Highest sex ratio: Puducheri(1038/1000)
UT with Lowest sex ratio : Chandigarh (818/1000)
Who was the first propounderof the doctrine of ‘Passive Resistance’?
c)G K Gokhale
d)M K Gandhi
AurobindoGhosh published the article: New Lamps for the Old
BalaGangadharThilak: Lokmanya, Maratha Kesari
GopalaKrishna Gokhale: “ The Socrates of Maharashtra’
In which five year plan University Grants Commission was setup for promoting and strengthening higher education?
UGC inaugurated: dr. Abdul KalamAzad on 28thDec,1958
H.Q : New Delhi
Motto: “Gyan-VigyanVimuktaye(Knowledge Liberates)
Set up on recommendation of : RadhakrishnanCommission
Who is known as the father of Renaissance of Western India?
a)B M Malabari
b)M G Ranade….
c)R G Bhandarkar
d)K T Telang
Political Guru of G K Gokhale: M G Ranade
Father of Indian Renaissance : Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Sevasadan, Mumbai : B M Malabari
M G Ranade
K T Telang
R G Bhandarkar
The largest producer of rice in India?
Kasi, the holy place is situated on the banks of the river:
River Side cities
Kolkata –Hoogly( West Bengal)
Konarkthe famous sun temple is situated in which state?
Konarktemple –“ Black Pagoda”
Built –NarasimhaDevan (Ganga Dynasty)
Capital of Odisha –Bhuvaneswar(temple city & Cathedral city)
The first National park in India was;
1stNational park in India : Jim Corbet, 1936, Uttarakhand( Haily)
Project tiger launched
Wild life protection Act : 1972
Project tiger 1973
1stBiosphere reserve : Nilgiri
Biggest tiger reserve : NagarjunaSagar(AP)
Smallest tiger reserve “ Bohr (Maharashtra)
Most no. of tigers –Sunderbans
Largest National Park in India : Hemis(J&K)
Largest no of National parks -MP
Who was the Governor General of India during the time of Revolt of 1857?
The newspaper published by Mrs. Annie Besant
Mahatma Gandhi –Indian Opinion,YoungIndia,Harijan,Navajeevan
Annie Besant –common wheel,NewIndia
MadanMohan Malavya–The Leader