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01 The first multipurpose project in India is Damodar Valley
02 The place in North East India which receives the highest annual rainfall is Chirrapunji
03 The largest Indian river flowing into the Arabian Sea is Narmada
04 Indian broadcasting was nationalised in 1930
05 The Indian forests are divided into how many regions Eight
06 The place where Indian Standard time coinsides with local time is Allahabad
07 The industry for which Vishakapatnam is famous for is Ship Building
08 The state which is the largest producer of iron ore in India is Karnataka
09 The longest railway platform in India measuring 836.63 mts. is located at Kharagpur
10 The Indian state which is largest exporter of cashewnut is Kerala
11 The main occupation of Indians is Agriculture
12 Nagarjuna Sagar dam is built across the River Krishna
13 Madras state was renamed as Tamilnadu in the year 1969
14 The main industry of Assam is Tea Industry
15 The Indian state which has maximum number of districts is Uttar pradesh
16 The length of Indian coastline is 7500 kms
17 The longest day in India is 21st June
18 The biggest museum in india is Indian Museum,Calcutta
19 The source of river Indus is Mount Kailash,Tibet
20 Kodaikanal, a famous holiday resort is located in Tamilnadu
21 Bangalore city is also called the Garden city
22 The only place in India where rock salt is found is in Mandi,Himachal Pradesh
23 The Gandhi Sagar dam is constructed across the river Chambal
24 The river that passes through the Thar desert is Sindhu
25 Nagoor,a place in Tamilnadu,is famous for Famous muslim shrine
26 The Hindustan Ship Yard is located at Vishakapatnam
27 The Indian state that tops in the production of cocoa is Kerala
28 The first major steel plant established in India was Tata Iron & Steel Co,Jamshedpur
29 Crude oil is found in south Gujarat at Ankleshwar
30 The first oil well drilled in India was at Naharpong in Assam
31 Calcutta is situated on the banks of river Hoogli
32 The largest opium growing state in India is Uttar Pradesh
33 Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd,India's largest manufacturer of penicillin is located at Pimpri
34 The former name of Arunachal Pradesh was NEFA
35 Khajuraho temples are located at Chattarput,M.P.
36 The Indian freedom fighter who turned into a famous spiritualist was Aurobindo Ghosh
37 The king who installed a `Chain of Justice' outside his place was Jehangir
38 The name of the mines in Rajasthas from where we get zinc is Zawar
39 Singereni in Andhra Pradesh is famous for Coal Mines
40 Amaravathi is located on the bank of river Krishna
41 Agra was founded in the year 1506
42 Ajmer was founded by Raja Ajay Dev Chauhan
43 The only Indian state where we find nickel ore is Orissa
44 The Udaygiri caves were built by Karavelu
45 The strength of Lok Sabha is 545 members
46 The National Museum of Natural History is located at New Delhi
47 The Indian Prime Minister who nationalised the banks was Mrs.Indira Gandhi
48 The birth date of Jawaharlal Nehru is 14th November 1889
49 The Environment protection Act came into effect in 1986
50 The capital city founded on the bank of river Gomathi is Lucknow
51 The president of the Indian National congress at its first session held in 1885 was Womesh Chandra Banerji
52 Bhaskara-II was a famous Mathematician
53 The Bhopal Gas leak incident occured in December 1984
54 The city that is called the city of golden Temple is Amritsar
55 Traveller Hawkins visited India in the year 1608 AD
56 Mahadevi Varma won the Jnanpith for her book titled Yama
57 The headquarters of Oil and Natural Gas Commission is located at Dehradun
58 Satyartha Prakash'was written by Swami Dayananda Saraswati
59 Emperor Akbar's Revenue Minister was Todarmal
60 The elder brother of famous sitarist Ravishankar is Uday Shankar,dancer
61 The first batsman to score a century in each of his first three tests is Mohammed Azharuddin
62 The 10th Vice-President of India is Krishan Kant
63 The first Chief of Indian Navy was R.D.Katari
64 The longest road in India is the Grand Trunk Road
65 The first modern college in India is the Fort William college,Calcutta
66 The first purely Indian bank is the Punjab National Bank
67 Lalit Kala Academy of India is situated at New Delhi
68 The first Indian to win Oscar Award is Bhanu Athaiya
69 Goa was liberated in the year 1961
70 Sharda Act was enacted to prevent Child Marriage
71 National Science day is celebrated on 28th February
72 Jamnalal Bajaj Awards are given for Constructive work
73 Rabindranath Tagore give up his knighthood because of the tragic incident of Jallianwala Bagh massacre
74 The Chief minister of a state who was awarded the Bharat Ratna was M.G.Ramachandran
75 Baba Amte's real name is Muralidhar Devidas Amte
76 Mihirsen,India's famous long distance swimmer,was by profession An Advocate
77 Dr.Pramod Karan Sethi is famous for the Jaipur foot
78 Rabindranath Tagore was born at Jorasanko,Calcutta
79 The name of the school started by Rabindranath Tagore was Shanti Niketan
80 Neyveli Thermal Power Station is located in Tamil Nadu
81 The earlier name of Assam was Kamrup
82 Sir C.V.Raman was born at Thirunavannikaval
83 The Indian Academy of Science was founded by C.V.Raman
84 The Indian Academy of Science is located at Bangalore
85 All India Institute of Medical Science is located at New Delhi
86 Atomic Energy Commission is located at Mumbai
87 Cement Research Institute of India is located at Balabhgarh
88 Space Applications Centre is located at Ahmedabad
89 Jog falls is located at Jog,Karnataka
90 Jawaharlal Nehru died in the year 1964
91 Aurangzeb died in the year 1707
92 Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan died in the year Frontier Gandhi
93 Rabindranath Tagore died in the year 1941
94 Mahatma Gandhi died in the year 1948
95 Zakir Hussein died in the year 1969
96 Raja Ram Mohan Roy died in the year 1833
97 India's second Prime Minister was Gulzarilal Nanda
98 The first Law Minister of Independent India was Dr.B.R.Ambedkar
99 Jawaharlal Nehru's biography "With No Regrets"was written by Krishan Hathisingh
100 India's first test tube baby was born in June 1986
101 The leader whose death was announced in the Lok Sabha before his actual death was Jayaprakash Narayan
102 The Gold mines located in Andhra Pradesh are Ramagiri Gold Fields,Ananthapur district
103 The Homeguards were organised in India in the year 1962
104 Ankleshwar oil field is located in Gujarat
105 The Indian Prime Minister who wrote the book `Nature Cure'was Morarji Desai
106 Burma seperated from India in the year 1937
107 `Sea Bird'project is located at Karwar
108 The name of the artificial harbour along the west coast India is Kandla
109 The first medical college was established in India at Calcutta
110 Jawaharlal Nehru's mother's name was Swaroop Rani
111 The pin code was introduced in India in the year 1972
112 In his last years,Ambedkar converted to Buddhism
113 Gandhiji's mother's name was Putli Bai
114 Gandhiji was born on 2nd October 1869
115 Khushwant Singh is a famous Journalist
116 The film actor who became the chiefminister of Andhra Pradesh was N.T.Rama Rao
117 Satyajit Ray was awarded the Bharat Ratna in the year 1992
118Central Research Institute is located at Kasauli
119The movie Raja Harishchandra was released in the year 1913
120The first Indian Prime Minister to resign from office was Morarji Desai
121The largest railway bridge in India is Sone Bridge,Bihar
122The largest dome in India is the Gol Gumbaz,Bijapur
123Air Force Day is celebrated on October 8
124Indian Military Academy is located at Dehradun
125The postal department was set up in India in the year 1854
126Army day is celebrated on 21st Century
127Navy day is celebrated on 4th December
128The national flower of India is Lotus
129NABARD was established in the year 1982
130Koradi Thermal power Station is located at Maharashtra
131PTI stands for Press Trust of India
132Rail Coach Factory is located at Kapurthala
133The construction of India was adopted on 26-11-1949
134The construction of India became effective on 26-1-1950
135`Mrinalini'was written by Bankim chandra Chatterjee
136Bhagat Singh was hanged in the year 1931
137Sheik Abdulla was popularly known as Sher-e-Kashmir
138Goa attained statehood on 30 May 1987
139 Gujarat attained statehood on 1 May 1960
140 Haryana attained statehood on 1 November 1966
141 The capital of Haryana is Chandigarh
142 Panipat is popularly known as Weaver City
143 Dal lake is located in Jammu and Kashmir
144 Madhya Pradesh attained statehood on November 1956
145 The capital of Madhya Pradesh is Bhopal
146 Manipur attained statehood on 21st January 1972
147 The capital of Manipur is Imphal
148 Meghalaya attained statehood on 21st January 1972
149 The capital of Meghalaya is Shillong
150 Meghalaya state was carved out of Assam
151 Mizoram attained statehood on 20th February 1987
152 The capital of Mizoram is Aizawl
153 Before attaining statehood,Mizoram was one of the districts of Assam
154 Nagaland attained statehood on 1 December 1963
155 The capital of Nagaland is Kohima
156 Orissa was earlier known as Kalinga
157 The capital of Orissa is Bhubaneshwar
158 The main airport of Orissa is located at Bhubaneshwar
159 Rajasthan attained statehood in the year 1958
160 The capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur
161 The capital of Sikkim is Gangtok
162 India's highest peak is the Kanchenjunga
163 Mount Abu, a famous hill station is located at Rajasthan
164 The main attraction of Mount Abu are the Dilwara Jain Temples
165 Hussain Sagar Lake is located at Hyderabad
166 The Samadhi of Gandhiji is known as Rajghat
167 The Samadhi of Gandhiji is located on the bank of river Yamuna
168 The largest state in India is Madhya Pradesh
169 The highest TV tower in India is located at New Delhi
170 The most literate state in India is Kerala
171 Golconda Fort is located near Hyderabad
172 Gateway of India is located at Mumbai
173 Buland Darwaza is located at Fatehpur Sikri
174 Badrinath is located at Uttar Pradesh
175 Elephanta Caves are located on an island near Mumbai
176 Ajanta caves are located near Aurangabad
177 Humayu's tomb is located at New Delhi
178 Jantar Mantar is located in New Delhi
179 Jantar Mantar is an Observatory
180 Jantar Mantar was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II
181 Mughal Gardens is located at New Delhi
182 Qutb-Minar is located at New Delhi
183 Rashtrapati Bhawan was built by Edwin Lutyens
184 The samadhi of Indira Gandhi is known as Shakti Sthal
185 The Tower of Victory is located at Chittoor
186 Victoria Memorial is located at Calcutta
187 The highest airfield of India is the Chushul airfield,Ladakh
188 The largest lake of India is the Wular lake,Kashmir
189 The largest Zoo of India is the Zoological Garden,Calcutta
190 The most populated state of India is Uttar Pradesh
191 Central Bureau of Investigation was formed in 1963
192 BSF stands for Border Security Force
193 ITBP stands for Indo-Tibetan Border Police
194 The actual name of Mother Teresa was Agnes Gonxha Bejaxhiu
195 A programme launched by Chandrababu Naidu,Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, to clean the city of Hyderabad was named Janmabhoomi
196 Vajpayee Government was sworn in for the second time on 19 march, 1998
197 Miss World 1997 contest was held at Seychelles
198 The Miss World 1997 title was won by Diana Hayden
199 The Miss World 1996 Contest was held at Bangalore
200 Mother Teresa died on 5 September 1997
201 Bill Gates visited India in March 1997
202 The Carnatic volalist who won the Bharat Ratna Award was M.S.Subbulakshmi
203 The first musician to get the Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi
204 Kerala attained statehood on 1st November 1956
205 Sahar airport is located at Mumbai
206 Dum Dum airport is located at Calcutta
207 The first ever railway train travelled from Bombay-Thane
208 The only Indian metro railway system is at Calcutta
209 Air India was formed in 1946
210 Indian Airlines was formed in 1953
211 Indira Gandhi airport is located at Delhi
212 Meenambakkam airport is located at Chennai
213 The Export-Import Bank of India is also known as EXIM Bank
214 The Navy Academy is located at Cochin
215 In 1983,Bharat Ratna was posthumously awarded to Acharya Vinoba Bhave
216 Mrs.Indira Gandhi was assassinated on 31-10-1984
217 Mr.Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on 21-5-1991
218 The strength of Rajya Sabha is 250
219 The supreme commander of Army,Navy and Airforce is the President
220 The Chairman of the Lok Sabha is the Speaker
221 Pong dam is located in Punjab
222 The fastest train in India is the Shatabdi Express
223 The oldest refinery in India is the Digboi refinery
224 The largest refinery of India is the IOC Refinery at Koyah,Gujarat
225 The Bhakra dam is built across the River Sutlej
226 The first General Elections were held in India in the year 1952
227 The first engineering college established in India is the Thompson college,Roorkee
228 The first library established in India is the William Carey library,Serampore
229 The oldest english daily newspaper of India is The Times of India
230 The largest post office in India is the GPO,Mumbai
231 The largest prison in India is the Tihar Central Jail,Delhi
232 The first Indian state formed on linguistic basis after Independence was Andhra Pradesh
233 The largest cave temple in India is Ellora
234 The only diamond producing area in India is Panna Diamond Belt,M.P.
235 The biggest public sector bank in India is the State Bank of India
236 Reserve Bank of India was established in 1935
237 The oldest tree in India is the Monus Serrata at Joshimutt
238 The first Education Minister of free India was Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
239 Who is known as the Father of Indian industry Jamshedji Tata
240 Gandhiji was assassinated by Nathuram Godse
241 VDIS was launched on July 1, 1997

 

 
 
 
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