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[sg_popup id=”1345″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]University Assistant previous year question paper Facts about India with notes/Previous questions for University Assistant Kerala PSC/ Facts about India Expected questions for University Assistant

The famous Champaran satyagraha was started by Gandhiji in the year

a)1916

b)1917……

c)1919

d)1920

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

b)Hunter Commission

c)Wood’s Despatch…..

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?

a)Lord Mayo

b)Lord Curzon

c)Lord Lytton

d)Lord Rippon….

  • 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?

a)1938

b)1940

c)1942…..

d)1944

  • 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?
a)Aravalli….
b)Western Ghats
c)Eastern Ghats
d)Himalayas

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?
a)Sindhu
b)Ganga
c)Saraswathi……
d)Brahmaputra

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)
Brahmaputra :
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”?
a)R.P Dutt
b)DadabhaiNaoroji….
c)M.G Ranade
d)GopalahrishnaGokhale

DadabhaiNaoroji

First attempt to calculate National income in India(1868)
Drain Theory
“ 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?
a)KesabChandra Sen
b)NarendranathDutta
c)Mulshankar….
d)Mohan Roy

Swami DayanandaSaraswathi

“ Grandfather of Indian Nation”
Founded Aryasamajamin 1875(Mumbai)
“ Go Back to the Vedas”
Started “SudhiMovement” ( Convert Non Hindu’s to Hinduism)
Work: Satyarthaprakasam
“ Calvin of Hinduism”
“ Martin Luther of Hinduism”

Who among the following English men described the 1857 revolt was a “ National uprising’?
a)T.R Holmes
b)James Mill
c)Benjamin Disraeli….
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’?
a)LalaHardayal….
b)Mahatma Gandhi
c)LalaLajpatRai
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:
a)Latitudinal extent
b)Logitudinalextent
c)Areal size
d)Tropical Monsoon Cimate….

Tropic of cancer passes through;

1.Gujarat
2.Rajasthan
3.Madhypradesh
4.Chattisgarh
5.Jharkhand
6.West Bengal
7.Tripura
8.Mizoram

The Marshy and forested land in Northern part of Uttar Pradesh is:
a)Khadar
b)Bangar
c)Terai….
d)Siwaliks

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?
a)Narmada….
b)Ganga
c)Godavari
d)Sutlej

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?
a)West Bengal
b)Uttar Pradesh…..
c)Tamil Nadu
d)Madhya Pradesh

UP: sugar cane, Bajra, Barley,Wheat

Which region of India has larger female population than the male population?
a)West Bengal
b)Mizoram
c)Nagaland
d)Pondichery….

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’?
a)B.G Thilak
b)AurobindoGhosh…..
c)G K Gokhale
d)M K Gandhi

AurobindoGhosh published the article: New Lamps for the Old
Extremist group:
LalaLajpatRai
BalGangadharThilak
BipinChandra pal
AurobindoGhosh
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?
a)1st……
b)3rd
c)5th
d)11th

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
PrarthanaSamaj: AtmaramPandurang
M G Ranade
K T Telang
R G Bhandarkar

The largest producer of rice in India?
a)Kerala
b)Andhra Pradesh
c)Tamil Nadu
d)West Bengal….

Kasi, the holy place is situated on the banks of the river:
a)Yamuna
b)Ganges….
c)Brahmaputra
d)Indus

River Side cities

Kolkata –Hoogly( West Bengal)
Patna-Ganges(Bihar)
Agra-Yamuna(UP)
Ayodhya-Sarayu((UP)
Ajmer-Luni(Rajasthan)
Gwalior-Chambal (MP)
Hyderabad-Musi(Thelengana)

Konarkthe famous sun temple is situated in which state?
a)Maharashtra
b)Rajasthan
c)Madhyapradesh
d)Odisha ….

Konarktemple –“ Black Pagoda”
Built –NarasimhaDevan (Ganga Dynasty)
Jagannathtemple –Puri
Capital of Odisha –Bhuvaneswar(temple city & Cathedral city)
Gomatheswaratemple –Karnataka
Somnathtempole-Gujarath
Golden Temple-Punjab
KedarnathTemple –Uttarakhand
Badrinathtemple –Uttarakhand
Akshardhamtemple –Delhi,
Rameswaram–Tamil Nadu

The first National park in India was;
a)Bandipur
b)Kasiranga
c)Jimcorbet….
d)Periyar

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?
a)Lord Dalhousie
b)Lord Mayo
c)Lord Hardinges
d)Lord Canning….
The newspaper published by Mrs. Annie Besant
a)Maratha
b)Common wheel….
c)Bangabas
d)Kesari

Mahatma Gandhi –Indian Opinion,YoungIndia,Harijan,Navajeevan
Annie Besant –common wheel,NewIndia
MadanMohan Malavya–The Leader
AurobindoGosh –VandeMataram
BalaGangadharaThilak–Kesari, Maratha

 

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