Monday, 16 January 2017


1Which archaeologist initially discovered the Mohenjodaro site of the Indus Valley Civilization?Rakhal Das Banerji
2What was the main characteristic of the Indus Valley Civilization?Town planning
3Which Mauryan emperor abdicated his throne and migrated to the south to live as Jain ascetic?Chandragupta Maurya
4Which Gupta ruler was a poet and a musician and was adorned with the title of Kaviraja or King of poets?Samudragupta
5Who is considered as the first national ruler of India?Chandragupta Maurya
6Which ruler was known as Amitraghata, the 'destroyer of foes'?Bindusara
7By whom was the largest grant of villages to temples and brahmanas given?The Guptas
8Who was the first and the last woman ruler of Delhi?Razia Sultan
9Which General of Ala-ud-din Khilji, was known as the Rustam of the age and the hero of the time? 65292Malik Kafur
10When Babur invaded India who was the ruler of Vijayanagara empire in South India?Krishna Deva Raya
11Who was a contemporary of Chingiz Khan?Iltutmish
12The number of wives of which Mughal ruler 'fell short even of the Quranic allowance of four'?Aurangzeb
13During which ruler were Upanishads translated into Persian?Shah Jahan
14In where were Bengal the headquarters of East India Company located?Fort William
15Who set up the Atmiya Sabha in Kolkata in the first half of the nineteenth century?Ram Mohan Roy
16What was the original name of Swami Dayananda Saraswati?Mula Shankar
17Who had started 'Mitra Mela'Association?Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
18Which was a revolutionary who later turned into a yogi and a philosopher?Aurobindo Ghosh
19With how many volunteers did Gandhiji start on his famous Dandi march on March 12, 1930?72 078
20Who opposed Mahatma Gandhi's association with the Khilafat movement?Mohammed Alix Jinnah
21Where has the world's largest monolithic statue of Buddha been installed?Bamiyan
22Who taught the doctrine of Shunyata (Shunyavad)?Nagarjuna
23Who appointed Ibn Batuta as the Chief Qazi of Delhi?M o h a m m a d -b i n -Tughlaq
24Which philosophical system was founded by Vallabhacharya?Suddhadvaita
25Which Europeans, were the last to come to pre-independence India as traders?French
26Who is the longest serving Chief Minister in India?Jyoti Basu
27Which Indus citiy was known for water management?Mohenjo-daro
28The vedic deity Indra was the god of which thing?Rain and thunder
29A radio broadcast from Delhi on Monday at 7.30 p.m. it is heard at New York on which day?The same day at 7.30 a.m.
30Which was the last Buddhist text produced in India?Vamsathapakasini

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