General Awareness Indian History

Indian History -5

1. In Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic
development?
Seals
2. In which year was the Indus Valley Civilisation discovered? 1921
3. Purushsukta is a part of which veda? Rigveda
4. What are the brothers Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha? Dhrupad vocalists
5. Which was common both to the Harappan society and the Rigvedic society? Horses
6. Who was the President of the First Buddhist Council held at Rajagriha? Mahakassapa
7. By which method is the age of most ancient geological formations estimated? C4 method
8. Ban-Ki-Moon the Secretary general of UNO belongs to which country? South Korea
9. In which state had Gautama Buddha had attained Mahaparinirvan? Malia
10. Who is the Father of local self government in India? Lord Ripon
11. Who was the last ruler of Sunga dynasty? Devabhuti
12. What was the pen name of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhaye? Kamla Kant
13. ‘Man-The Maker of His Own Destiny’ book was written by which person? Swami Vivekananda
14. Who is considered to be the father of Ayurveda? Charaka
15. In ancient India, Nalanda University was a great centre for the study of which
religion?
Mahayana Buddhism
16. By whom was the first Muslim invasion of India lead? Muharnmad-bin-Oasim
17. The Arab conquest of Sind took place in which year? 712 A.D.
18. Which was the medieval ruler who was the first to establish a ministry of
agriculture?
Mohammad Bin
Tughlaq
19. Why is Sher Shah is well known for his administrative skill,? Land revenue system
20. By whom was the Sarak-i-Azam which ran from the Indus to Sonargaon (in
Bangladesh) built?
Sher Shah
21. The Upanishads were translated into Persian by the orders of which rular? Dara Shikoh
22. ‘Padmavat’ of Malik Muhammad Jaisi, a notable, work in Hindi, was completed
during which reign?
Sher Shah
23. Who commanded the Maratha army in the third battle of Panipat? Sadashiv Rao Bhau
24. Tejaswini Sawant is the first Indian woman to be crowned World Champion in
which sports?
Shooting
25. Which forms the western boundary of the Indian sub-continent? Hindukush
26. Uplift of the backward classes was the main programme of which family? Satyashodhak Samaj
27. By whom was the practice of Sati was declared illegal? Lord William Bentinck
28. Who was the leader to have the unique distinction of firing the first shot in the
rebellion of 1857?
Mangal Pande
29. The world famous ‘Khajuraho’ sculptures are located in which State? Madhya Pradesh
30. In the Interim Government formed in the year 1946, who held the portfolio of
Defence?
Baldev Singh

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