Facts About India – Questions and Answers

Indian Research and Development Organisations

  • Central Building Research Institute – Roorkee(UP)
  • Central Drug Research Institute – Lucknow (UP)
  • Central Food Technological Research Institute – Mysore
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Technology – Ernakulam
  • Central Leather Research Institute – Chennai
  • Central Marine Fisheries Institute – Mandapam Camp (Tamil Nadu)
  • Central Mining Research Station – Dhanbad (Jharkhand)
  • Central Road Research Institute – New Delhi
  • Central Rice Research Institute – Cuttack
  • Central Coconut Research Station – Kayamkulam
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum – Dehra Dun(Uttaranchal)
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute – New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore
  • Indian Textile Institute – Kanpur (UP)
  • Indian Diary Research Institute – Bangalore
  • National Aeronautical Laboratory – Bangalore
  • National Diary Research Institute – Karnal (Haryana)
  • National Environment Engineering Research Institute – Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  • National Institute of Oceanography – Panaji (Goa)
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences – New Delhi
  • National Institute of Communicable Diseases – Delhi
  • Indian Cancer Research Center – Mumbai
  • National Institute of Virology – Pune
  • National Institute of Mental Health – Bangalore
  • Pasteur Institute – Konoor (Tamil Nadu)
  • National Film Development Corporation – Mumbai
  • National Film Archive of India – Pune
  • Children’s Film Society – Mumbai
  • Film and Television Institute of India – Pune

Defence days in India

  • Army Day – January 15
  • National Security Day – March 4
  • Kargil Victory Day – July 26
  • Air Force Day – October 8
  • Infantry Day – October 27
  • NCC Day – November 24
  • Vijay Day – December 16
  • Armed Force Flag Day – December 7
  • Navy Day – December 4

Indian institutions and their founders

  • Arya Samaj – Swami Dayanand Saraswathi
  • Athmiya Sabha – Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  • Bhoodan Movement – Vinoba Bhava
  • Brahma Samaj – Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  • Buddhism – Gouthama Buddha
  • Deccan Education Society – G.G.Agarkar, M.G.Ranade, V.G.Gibhongar
  • Dharma Sabha – Radhakanthadev
  • Indian Brahma Samaj – Keshav Chandra Sen
  • Jainism – Vardhamana Mahavira
  • Manavadharma Sabha – Durgaram Manjaram
  • Prarthana Samaj – Athmaram Pandurang
  • Pune Sewa Sadan – Smt.Remabhai Ranade, G.K.Devdhar
  • Ramakrishna Mission – Swami Vivekananda
  • Sadharan Brahma Samaj – Shivananda Sashtri, Anand Mohan Bose
  • Servants of India Society – Gopalakrishna Gokhale
  • Sewa Sadan – Bahuramji M.Malabari
  • Sewa Samithi – H.N.Kunsru
  • Sikkism – Guru Nanak
  • Social Service League – N.M.Joshi
  • Thathwabodhini Sabha – Debendranatha Tagore
  • Theosophical Society – Madam H.P.Blavadski, Col.H.L.Olkott

National Days

  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas – January 9
  • National Youth Day – January 12
  • Army Day – January 15
  • Netaji Day – January 23
  • India Tourism Day – January 25
  • Republic Day – January 26
  • Martyr’s Day – January 30
  • Panchayat Day – February 19
  • Arunachal Day – February 20
  • Central Excise Day – February 24
  • National Science Day – February 28
  • National Security Day – March 4
  • Ordinance Factory Day – March 18
  • Orissa Day – April 1
  • National Maritime Day – April 5
  • Jallianwala Bagh Day – April 13
  • National Technology Day – May 11
  • Solidarity Day – May 13
  • Sikkim Day – May 16
  • Anti Terrorism Day – May 21
  • Death Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi – May 21
  • Everest Day – May 29
  • Goa Liberation Day – June 18
  • Doctor’s Day – July 1
  • Kargil Vijay Day – July 26
  • Quit India Day – August 9
  • Independence Day – August 15
  • Sadhbhavana Day (Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi) – August 20
  • National Sports Day – August 29
  • Teachers Day (Birth anniversary of Dr. Radhakrishnan) – September 5
  • Hindi Day – September 14
  • Deaf Day – September 26
  • National Blood Donation Day – October 1
  • Gandhi Jayanti Day – October 2
  • Wild Life Week – October 1- 7
  • Air Force Day – October 8
  • National Postal Day – October 10
  • National Re dedication Day (Death anniversary of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel) – October 31
  • Law Day – November 2
  • Legal Service Day – November 9
  • Transport Day – November 10
  • Children’s Day – November 14
  • Indian Citizen Day – November 19
  • NCC Day – November 24
  • National Law Day – November 26
  • Navy Day – December 4
  • Armed Force Flag Day – December 7
  • Conservation Day – December 14
  • Vijay Divas – December 16
  • National Minorities Rights Day – December 18
  • Goa’s Liberation Day – December 19
  • Kissan Day (Farmer’s Day) – December 23
  • National Consumer Day – December 24

Wars involving India

  • India – Pak War (First Kashmir War) 1947
  • India – Pak war (1965)
  • India – Pak war (1971) (Bangladesh Formation)
  • India – Pak war 1999 (Kargil War)
  • India – China war 1962

Nicknames of famous personalities in India

  • Panditji – Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Man of Iron – Sardar Vallbhai Patel
  • Makkal Tilakam – M.G.R
  • Bengali Tiger – Bipin Chandra Pal
  • J.P – Jayaprakash Narayanan
  • Rajaji – C. Rajagopalachari
  • Guruji – MS. Golwalker
  • Iron Lady of India – Indira Gandhi
  • Barefooted Painter – M.F. Hussain
  • Kipper – K.M.Kariappa
  • Payyoli Express – P.T. Usha
  • Makkal Thilakam – M.G.R
  • Nadigar Thilakam – Sivaji Ganesan
  • Kathal Mannan – Gemini Ganesan
  • Style Mannan – Rajinikanth
  • Ulaka Nayakan – Kamal Hassan
  • Ilayathalapathy – Vijay
  • Puratchi Thalaivi – Jayalalithaa
  • Idhayakkani –  Jayalalithaa

Important Lakes in India

  • Chilka lake – Odisha
  • Kolleru lake – Andhra Pradesh
  • Pulicat lake – Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
  • Dal lake – Srinagar
  • Hussain Sagar – Hyderabad
  • Dhebar lake – Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Kaliveli lake – Tamil Nadu
  • Bhimtal – Uttarakhand
  • Ashtamudi lake – Kerala (Kollam)
  • Chandra Tal – Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
  • Renuka lake – Himachal Pradesh
  • Osman Sagar – Hyderabad
  • Pushkar lake – Ajmer (Rajasthan)
  • Sambhar lake – Rajasthan
  • Sasthamkotta lake – Kerala
  • Tsongmo lake – Sikkim
  • Wular lake – Kashmir
  • Nalsarovar lake – Gujarat

University Grand Commission (U.G.C)

  • UGC set up by the Union Government as a statutory organisation for maintenance of the standards of univesity education during the first five year plan.
  • U.G.C was set up in 1953 by the recommendation of Radhakrishnan Commission.
  • The UGC was formally inaugurated by Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad on 28th December 1953.
  • The headquarters of the U.G.C was at New Delhi
  • The first Chairman of UGC was Dr. Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
  • Motto : Gyan Vigyan Vimuktaye (Knowledge Liberates)
  • UGC conducts NET exams for the appointments of teachers in colleges and universities

Chipko Movement

  • The Chipko Movement or Chipko Andolan is a movement that practice the Gandhian method of Satyagraha and nonviolent resistance to protect the trees from being felled.
  • Sunderlal Bahuguna is the leader of Chipko Movement.
  • Ecology is the permanent economy” is the slogan of the Chipko Movement.

Bank Slogans

  • State Bank of India : “Pure banking nothing else”, “With you all the way”, The Bank of the common Man”, “The nation bank on us, The banker to every Indian”
  • Federal Bank : Your Perfect Banking Partner
  • Bank of India : Relationship beyond banking
  • HDFC Bank : We understand your world
  • Uco Bank : Honours your trust
  • ICICI Bank : Khayal Apka
  • Syndicate Bank : Faithful and friendly
  • Canara Bank : Together we can

Pictures on Indian Rupees

  • 5 Rupee – Tractor, Plough
  • 10 Rupees – Animals (Tiger, Rhinoceros, Elephant)
  • 20 Rupee – Kovalam Beach
  • 50 Rupee – Indian Parliament
  • 100 Rupee – Himalaya / Hirakud
  • 500 Rupee –  Dandi March
  • 1000 Rupee – Scientific Progress of India

Andaman & Nicobar

  1. Largest Union Territory of India – Andaman & Nicobar
  2. Andaman & Nicobar was the colony of French, the Dutch and the British also
  3. The British captured it in 1872, Japan army captured this island in 1942.
  4. Netaji renamed these islands as ‘Shaheed’ and ‘Swaraj’ Islands
  5. Onch, Jarawa, Sentinelese, etc are the tribal people of Andaman
  6. The Union territory, which is known as ‘Emerald Islands‘ – Andaman & Nicobar
  7. Andaman & Nicobar Islands are also known as as ‘Bay Islands
  8. Port Blair is the capital of Andaman & Nicobar
  9. Veer Savarkar International Airport is in Port Blair
  10. The largest peak in Andaman – Saddle Peak
  11. The largest Island in Andaman – North Andaman
  12. Baratang and Rutland are two important Islands in Andaman
  13. The active volcano in Andaman – Barren Island
  14. The passage that separates Little Andaman and South Andaman – Dunkan Passage
  15. The Channel that separates Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 10 Degree Channel
  16. Andaman Nicobar Islands comes under the jurisdiction of Kolkata High Court.
  17. The island in the Andaman in which the largest wood mill in Asia is situated – Chatham Island
  18. The country which is lying nearest to Nicobar – Indonesia
  19. The old capital of Andaman was – Rose Islands
  20. Father of modern Nicobar – Bishop John Richardson
  21. The islands called Nakavaram is Nicobar Islands
  22. Indira Point is situated in Great Nicobar Islands.
  23. The operation conducted in Andaman and Nicobar islands in relation to Tsunami – Operation Seawaves.
  24. Cellular Jail is situated at Port Blair, constructed by British in 1906
  25.  The Jail which is known as KalaPani – Cellular Jail
  26. Swathantra Jyothi is located in Cellular Jail
  27. The viceroy who was murdered during his visit to cellular jail – Lord Mayo
  28. The murderer of Lord Mayo – Sher Ali 
  1. Most Populous State – Uttar Pradesh
  2. Largest Residence – Rashtrapati Bhavan
  3. Largest Fort – Red Fort
  4. Largest Mosque – Jama Masjid
  5. Largest Gurdwara – Golden Temple
  6. Largest Church – Cathedral Church (Panaji)
  7. Largest School – South Point High School (Kolkata)
  8. Largest Stadium – Yuba Bharati Stadium
  9. Largest Indoor Stadium – Indira Gandhi Indoor Statdium
  10. Largest Dome – Gol Gumbaz
  11. Largest Desert – Thar
  12. Largest Fresh water Lake – Kalleru (AP)
  13. Largest Saltwater Lake – Chilka Lake (Orissa)
  14. Largest Delta – Sunderbans (Ganga Brahmaputra Delta)
  15. Largest Cantilever Bridge – Howrah Bridge
  16. Tallest Minaret – Qutub Minar
  17. High mountain Peak – Nanga Parbat (Kashmir)
  18. Highest Gateway – Buland Darwaza
  19. Longest serving president : Dr. Rajendra Prasad (12 years 2 months, 18 Days)
  20. First elected president : Dr. S. Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962
  21. President for short term : Dr. Zakir Hussain (May 13, 1967 – May 3, 1969)
  22. First president to die in harness : Dr. Zakir Hussain (May 3, 1969)
  23. First Vice – President to die in harness : Dr. Krishna Kant  (July 28, 2002)
  24. Oldest President of India : R. Venkataraman (at the age of 76 years, 7 months, 21 Days)
  25. Youngest President of India : Neelam Sanjeev Reddy (at the age of 64 years)
  26. Philosopher President  : Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
  27. First Malayalee to become Indian President : K.R. Narayanan
  28. The Kerala Governor who later became the President of India : V.V.Giri
  29. The first President of India – Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  30. The only one person who became the President of India twice – Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  31. The President, who is known as Bihar Gandhi – Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  32. Longest serving President – Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  33. Shortest serving President – Dr. Zakir Hussain
  34. The first president to die while serving – Dr. Zakir Hussain
  35. The second President to die while serving – Fakrudin Ali Ahmed
  36. The President, who was elected with the highest majority in the Presidential election – K.R. Narayanan
  37. The President, who was elected with least majority of votes (both in percentage and in number) – V.V. Giri
  38. The President who held the post of Governor – V.V. Giri
  39. First Union Finance Minister to become the President of India – R. Venkata Raman
  40. Second Union Finance Minister to become the President of India – Mr. Pranab Mukherjee
  41. The first President elected unopposed – Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
  42. Youngest President of India – Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
  43. Oldest President of India – K.R. Narayanan (K.R. Narayanan – 76 Years & 271 Days | R. Venkata Raman – 76 Years & 221 Days)
  44. The first Keralite to become the President of India – K.R. Narayanan 
  45. The Malayali who contest against K.R. Narayan in the Presidential election – T.N. Seshan
  46. First woman President of India – Prathibha Patil 
  47. The first person to become the President of India by defeating the sitting Vice President  – Prathibha Patil (Against Bhairon Singh Shekhawat)
  48. The first President to cast his vote in the Lok Sabha election – K.R. Narayanan
  49. The first President to cast his vote in the Assembly election – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  50. The President, who is known as ‘People’s President’  – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  51. The President known as ‘Missile Man of India’ – Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  52. Who was the first Governor general of Free India Union? – Lord Mount Batton
  53. Where is ‘India House’ located? – London
  54. The mother of Sri Buddha? – Mayadevi
  55. Name the leader of the Theosophical Society in India? – Annie Basant
  56. Which Indian state stands top in the mining of coal? – Bihar
  57. The greatest lake in India? – Wular in Kashmir
  58. Who was the chief architect of Fatehpur Sikri? – Akbar
  59. The real scientific name  of “Hinduism”? – Sanatana Darma
  60. The basic work (book) of ‘Sanatana Darma’? – The vedas
  61. What is the major turning point in the life of king Ashoka? – The Kalinga War
  62. What did Gandhiji mean by “Rama Rajyam”? – The supreme power of people
  63. The biggest book in the world? – Sri Mahabharata (118 Parvas,200 chapters,125,000 slokas)
  64. Who wrote “The Mahabharata”? – Sri Vedavyasa Maharshi
  65. Kalyan Sona is a highly yielding variety of wheat developed by Indian agricultural scientist.
  66. Asia’s largest solar plant using photo voltaic power plant has been set up at Kalyanpur in UP.
  67. Indian scientist at Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth have developed the world’s first seedless mango named ‘Sindhu’.
  68. Panchayat Raj was first adopted in the state of Rajasthan in 1959 and Gujarat in the same year.
  69. The headquarters of the Indian Foundation for the Arts is in Bhopal
  70. Babu Jagjivan Ram’s birth anniversary is observed as Samta Divas.
  71. The first major multi-organ transplant in the country was performed at the Appollo Hospital in Chennai.
  72. Hawala Trade consists of illegal foreign exchange deals.
  73. COPRA means Consumer Protection Act.
  74. World Consumer’s Day is observed on March 15 every year.
  75. Future Hope is a charity organisation set up in 1991 to provide help to street children of Calcutta.
  76. Punjab National Bank was established in 1894
  77. National Development Council was set up in the year 1952.
  78. The first deputy chairman of planning commission was V.T. Krishnamachari.
  79.  The Waga border is between India and Pakistan.
  80. PETA is largest animal rights organisation in the world.
  81. PETA stands for People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
  82. April 5, National Maritime Day.
  83. The Union Territory where the people speak French – Puducherry
  84. The Union Territory with highest sex ratio (1037/1000) – Puducherry
  85. Sri Aurobindo Ashram is in Puducherry
  86. Father of Puducherry is Francois Martin.
  87. The first union territory in India to form a Legislative Assembly is – Puducherry
  88. Romain Rolland Library is situated at – Puducherry
  89. Puducherry consists of four districts such as Puducherry, Karaikal (Tamil Nadu), Yanam (Andhra Pradesh), Mahe (Kerala)
  90. The French left Puducherry in 1954
  91. It became the Union Territory in 1962.
  92. The name Pondicherry was renamed as Puducherry in 2006.
  93. Puducherry and Yaman situated adjacent to Bay of Bengal and Mahe situated near to Arabian sea.
  94. Promenade Beach, The Auroville Beach, Paradise Beach, Serenity Beach are the famous tourist destinations in Puducherry.
  95. The Union Territory that is inside the state of Gujarat.
  96. Daman is the capital of Daman Diu
  97. Daman Diu comes under the jurisdiction of  Mumbai High Court
  98. Daman Diu was a colony of the Portuguese, even after the Independence.
  99. Nariyal Purnima is the major festival of Daman and Diu
  100. The Union territory with lowest sex ratio – Daman Diu (618/1000)
  101. There is no railway lines in Daman & Diu
  102. Dev ka beach, Naga Beach are the famous tourist destination in Daman and Diu
  103. The Shanti Swarup  Bhatnagar award are given for excellence in – Science and Technology
  104. Where is the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research situated – Mumbai
  105. Who is known as “Punjab Kesari” – Lala Lajpat Rai
  106. Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam belong to which linguistic family – Dravidian
  107. Nilgiris are part of – Western Ghats
  108. First air flight in India was from – Bombay to Karachi
  109. The highest mountain peak in India – Godwin Austin
  110. The only artificial lake in India 1200 meter above sea level – Nakki
  111. The master control facility  of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is at – Hassan
  112. Gandhi Sagar Dam is on the river – Chambal
  113. What does IRDP stands for – Integrated Rural Development Program.
  114. In which year was the Tashkent pact signed between India and Pakistan? – 1966
  115. Which state in India tops in the distribution of forest area – Assam
  116. Inland Fisheries is referred to – Culturing fish in fresh water
  117. Who is known as the Father of Local Self Government in India – Lord Rippon
  118. Which is the largest Man made Lake in India – Nagarjune Sagar in Andhra Pradesh
  119. Which is the deepest part of Indian Ocean – Java Trench
  120. The European country which first started trade with India was – England
  121. Which is oldest of all Vedas – Rig Veda
  122. Puducherry is former colony – French
  123. India’s National newspaper ‘The Hindu’ started since – 1878
  124. The true democracy is what promotes the welfare of the society. Who said it – Mahatma Gandhi
  125. Indian economy is most appropriated described as – Mixed Economy
  126. In which year did the High Courts come in to existence? – 1861
  127. Name the second governor general of British India? – Lord Cornwallis (1786-1793)
  128. Who formed the basis for the Mughal Dynasty in India? – Babar
  129. When did Aurangzeb become the Mughal emperor? – 1658
  130. Who were the stone age inhabitants – The Negritos
  131. What was the main idol worship of the Indus Valley people – Pasupati (Lord Shiva)
  132. Where is ‘India House’ located? – London
  133. Name the currency advocated by Sher Shah – Rupya
  134. Who was the son of Babar – Humayun
  135. Name the leader of the Theosophical Society in India – Annie Besant.
  136. What did Gandhiji mean by “Rama Rajyam” – The supreme power of people
  137. Name the last ruler of Vijaya Nagar Province – Rajarayar
  138. Name the capital of Vijaya Nagar – Hampi
  139. Who defeated Ibrahim Lodi and captured Delhi and Agra – Babar
  140. Name the first Governor General of British India – Warren Hastings
  141. Under whose leadership did the Maharashtra become a dominant force – Shivaji
  142. In which region was the Portuguese given the permission to accommodate themselves, by Shajahan – Hooglie
  143. Whom to fight against did the Portuguese reach India – The Arabs
  144. When did the Bengal partition take place – 1905
  145. When was Qutb Minar built – AD 1231
  146. When was Guru Nanak born – AD 1469
  147. Which city in India was planned by Swiss architect Mont Corbusier – Chandigarh
  148. The tomp of Khwaja Moin Ud-din Chisti is situated in – Ajmir
  149. Who was the Indian President between 1967 – 1969 – Dr. Zakir Husain
  150. When did Alexander the great defeat Purus of India – BC 326
  151. The chairman of Rajya sabha is – Vice President
  152. The first general election in India was held in – 1952
  153. The largest arch dam in Asia is – Idukki
  154. In which year did Akbar the great became emperor of India – AD 1556
  155. The first was of Indian independence took place in – AD 1800
  156. Who established Arya Samaj – Dayanand Saraswati
  157. In which year East – India regime came to an end in India – AD 1858
  158. Who formed Indian National Army in Singapore – Subhash Chandra Bose
  159. Which year of AD corresponds to the Saka Era – AD 78
  160. When did the second round table conference take place – AD 1931
  161. When was the battle to Panipat Fought – AD 1526
  162. Where is the Jaladapara  Sanctuary famous for Rhinoceros is situated – West Bengal
  163. Dilwara Temples are situated in – Mount Abu, Rajasthan
  164. Governor General who legally stopped sati was – Lord William Bentinck
  165. Which English social reformer deeply influenced Mahatma Gandhi – John Ruskin
  166.  The expression Atithi Devo Bhava means – Treat a guest like a God.
  167. Bon Jour is greeting in – French
  168. The fifth International Airport in India was opened in – Trivandrum
  169. Cocos Nucifera is – The coconut tree
  170. The jog falls are in the river – Sharavati
  171. Sculptors of the Gandhara School reflect the influence of the? – Greeks
  172. Relies Buddha preserved in a? – Stupa
  173. The Indus Valley people establish commercial contacts with the? – Sumerians
  174. Which was a great centre of trade and commerce in the Gupta period? – Texila
  175. Indian war memorial is situated in? – Delhi
  176. Which is the world’s largest delta? – Sunderbans
  177. Who is called Nepoleon of India? – Samudra Gupta
  178. Who was the founder of Amritsar? – Guru Ram Das
  179. What was the court language of Mughals? – Persian
  180. In which year was China attacked India? – 1962
  181. Goa was liberated on – 1961
  182. The first women ruler of Delhi was? – Razia Sultana
  183. The Capital of Pallavas? – Kanchi
  184. Whose reign in Ancient India is known as ‘The Golden Age’? – Shahjahan
  185. The Slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” was launched by whom? – Lal Bahadur Shastri
  186. The first Viceroy of India was? – Lord Canning
  187. Hampi was the Capital of? – Vijayanagar Empire
  188. Who founded Khilji Dynasty? – Jalaluddin Khilji
  189. The first battle of Panipat was fought between? – Babar and Ibrahim Lodhi
  190. During whose reign Tansen lived? – Akbar
  191. Who is called the ‘Father of Indian Rupee’? – Sher Shah Suri
  192. The first Muslim Ruler in India to introduce the standing army was? – Ala -ud-din- khilji
  193. The founder of Arya Samaj? – Swami Dayananda Saraswathi
  194. Who was the founder of Great Magadha Empire? – Bimbisara
  195. Which Indian city is known as the ‘Cathedral City of India’? – Bhubaneswar
  196. Burma was separated from India in – 1937
  197. The Chennakesava Temple is found in – Mysore
  198. The famous Amarnath Shrine is in the state of : Jammu & Kashmir
  199. Odissi is the dance style of : Orissa
  200. Mughal Sarai is situated in : Uttar Pradesh
  201. Who founded I.N.A? Subhash Chandra Bose
  202. Jute is grown on large scale in the delta of : Damodar
  203. The state famous for Dairy Co-operatives in India is Gujarat.
  204.  The birthplace of mortgage banks is Germany.
  205. The biggest public sector bank in India is the? : State Bank of India
  206. Kuchipudi Orginated in? : Andhra Pradesh
  207. Dhavanthari Award is given the field of? : Medicine
  208. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is built across the river? : Krishna
  209. Who was the last emperor of India? – George VI
  210. Who brought the Nobel Prize in India in 1913? – H.G. Khurna
  211. What is the full form of DTH offered by Doordarshan? – Direct to Home
  212. In 2004, Operation Cocoon was successful in? – Eliminating Veerappan
  213. The first woman university in India – Smt. Nathibai Takkaray University (Pune)
  214. The first agricultural university in India –  Govind Ballabh Pant University (UP)
  215. The first university for handicapped students – Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University (UP)
  216. First NRI University is situated at – Bangalore 
  217. The first tribal university in India – Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (Madhya Pradesh)
  218. The first western style university in India – Calcutta (1857)
  219. India’s first defence university is at Binola Village – Gurgaon (Haryana)
  220. The first Petroleum Energy Studies University – Uttaranchal
  221. INS Sindhurakshak was diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy
  222. INS Sindhurakshak Submarine recently refurbished by Russia
  223. INS Sindhurakshak was exploded on 14th August 2013 in Mumbai.
  224. Father of Indian Constitution – B.R. Ambedkar
  225. Architect of Indian Constitution – B.R. Ambedkar
  226. First Union Law Minister – B.R. Ambedkar
  227. B.R. Ambedkar also known as Modern Manu, Modern Buddha
  228. The language based reformation of state in India was done in – 1956
  229. The designer of India’s National Flag is – Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
  230. All nations have been observing_every year as no tobacco day? – 31 May
  231. The highest observatory in the world is situated in? – India
  232. Stock exchange in India is regulated by? – SEBI
  233. The first Indian Navy Ship that returned home recently after voyage around the globe is – INS Tarangini
  234. The number of nominated members of Rajya Sabha is? – 12
  235. The chief election commission appointed by? – The President
  236. Chipko movement is associated with? – Protection of environment
  237. Who is the author of India in the new millennium? – Dr. P.C. Alexander

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