GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND GENERAL AWARENESS

Dr. T.K. Jain. AFTERSCHOOOL M: 9414430763 tkjainbkn@yahoo.co.in www.afterschool.tk
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Brass is made from?
 Copper

& zinc

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 Insecticide

2-4-D is a : pesticide / weedicide / insectiside / herbicide?

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Anand Math is written by ?
 Bankim

chandra Chatterjee

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Full form of WMO?
 World

Meteorological Organisation.

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Who has written Animal Farm?
 George

Orwel

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Keins Film festival is organised in which country?
 France

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What is the real name of Nirala?
 Suryakant

Tripathi

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What is the real name of Agyeya?
 Sachhinand

Hiranand Vatsyayana

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When did Radio start in India?
 1927  (govt.

took it over in 1936 and since 1957 it is Akashwani).

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What is the India’s sea-shore length in approx. km. ?
 5600

Km. approx.

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When did telephone start in India?
 1851

at Kolkatta

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Which city has famous Jagannath Temple?
 Puri

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Who invented Telephone?
 Alexander

Graham Bell in 1876

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When was Uttaranchal formed as a separate state?
 2000.

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Which is world Postal Day?
9

October.

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Duterium contains how many protons and neutrons?
 One

each

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 Gama

Among Alpha, Beta and Gama rays, which has highest penetration power?

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When ice melts, its density will increase or decrease?
 Increase

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Who identified the structure of DNA ?
 Watson

and Crick 1953 (got nobel prize in 1962 for this)

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Where is Lebrodor current in the world?
Just upper side of Northern America below Greenland.

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Where is Kuroshio current?

near Japan

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Pacific sea has how much % of earth in terms of area?
 35%

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Of the total land surface, how much is in Asia (total earth)?
 1/3rd

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Highest peak of Rocky Mountains?
 Alberts

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Highest Peak in Alps series of mountains?
 Mount

Black

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When was voting age reduced from 21 to 18?
 1989

by 61st constitution amendment.

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When was anti-defection law introduced in constitution?
 1985

by 52nd amendment.

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 1/3 rd

What was the rate of land tax on farmers at the time of Moghuls? rd

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Which group revolted against Aurungjeb?
 There

were many groups which revolted against – for example – Jats, Gorkhas, Bundela etc.

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Who followed Arjun Dev in Sikhs?
 Guru

Hargovind singh

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When did Jahangir Became Ruler?
3

Nov. 1605

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Who wrote Akbarnama?
 Abul

Fazal

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First Britisher who came during Akbar?
 Hawkins

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 Akbar

Mansabdari system was introduced by which Moghul ruler?

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Ahmed Shah introduced a tax on Hindus (only on Hindus),what was the name of tax?  Jajiya

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 Bodhgaya

Where is Bodhi Tree (under which Lord Budha got salvation)?

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 Magadh

Kautilya destroyed the kingdom of King Nanda, who was ruler of which State?

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Hygrometer measures what?
 Humidity

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In how much time, a satellite located nearest to the Earth, will be able to rotate around the earth?  83.7 minutes approx.

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A niddle made of iron will float or dip inside water?
 Float

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One yard is equal to how much meter?
 .9144

meters.

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One KG will weigh highest at which place on earth?
 Poles

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One calories is equal to how many jules?
 4.2

jules

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What is the measurement of resistance?
 Ohm

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A dry cell’s covering contains which metal?
 Copper

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Lie detector was used at airports to identify what?
 Gold

hidden in the body.

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Giant Panda is found in which country?
 China

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Yeast is what?
 Algae

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Silk worm feeds on?
 Mulbery

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Which Gas released in Bhopal gas tragedy?
 Mithyl

Isosinade

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How many states in India are touching Myamar?
4  Arunachal,

Nagaland.

Mijoram, Manipur,

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How many states in India are touching China?
5 J

& K, Arunachal, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, HP,

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How many states in India are touching Pakistan?
4  Punjab,J&K,

Rajasthan, Gujarat.

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How many states in India are touching Bangladesh?
5  WB,

Tripura, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya

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How many states in India are touching Nepal?
4  Uttaranchal,

UP,WB,Sikkim

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Jojila Pass has been carved out by which river in India?
 Indus

river.  (Shipki has be made by Satluj, Jeleps has been made by Tista)

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Southern Point of India which was washed out by Tsunami?
 Indira

Point.

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 Durand

Which line demarcates borders between India and Afghanistan?
Line

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Which line demarcates borders between India and China?
 McMahon

Line

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Which line demarcates borders between India and Pakistan?
 Redcliffe

Line.

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Which is the highest peak of Pakistan?
 Gresarbram

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Which is the heighest peak of India?
 K-2

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Which is the highest peak of China?
 Gosaithan

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What is the 92nd amendment in Constitution of India?
 It

added 4 languages in our 8th schedule.  These languages were Bodo, Dogari, Methali, and Santhali.

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What is the 91st amendment in Constitution of India?
 It

was about reorganisation of political parties after defections.

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What is the 90th amendment in Constitution of India?
 It

gave special powers to Bodoland and other tribal areas.

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Where is the headquarter of NATO?
 Brussels

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Where is the headquarter of OPEC?
 Viana,

Austria

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Where is the headquarter of ESCAP?
 Bangkok

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Where is the headquarter of OECD?
 Paris

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Where is the headquarter of UNHCR
 Jeneva

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Where is the headquarter of ADB
 Manila

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Where is the headquarter of UNCTAD
 GENEVA

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Where is the headquarter of IOC
 LUSANE

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Where is the headquarter of ECM
 GENEVA

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Where is the headquarter of SAARC
 KATHMANDU

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Where is the headquarter of UNIDO
 VIANA

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Where is the headquarter of CHOGM
 STRAUSBERG

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Where is the headquarter of UNEP
 NAIROBI

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Where is the headquarter of INTERPOL
 PARIS

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Where is the headquarter of AMNESTY
 LONDON

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Where is Shivaji Stadium?
 At

Delhi – for Hockey.

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Where is black heath?
 It

is in London, it is for Rugby.

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Where is KENAN?
 JAMSHEDPUR,

FOR CRICKET

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Where is CHEPAK
 CHENNAI

– FOR CRICKET

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Where is GUCHIBOWLI
 STADIUM

AT HYDERABAD

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Where is GREEN PARK?
 CRICKET

STADIUM AT KANPUR

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Where is WACA?
 SYDNEY,

CRICKET

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Where is WANKHEDE
 Mumbai

– cricket stadium

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Where is EADEN GARDEN
 CRICKET

STADIUM AT KOLKATTA

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Where is AMBDEKAR STADIUM?
 Delhi

– for football

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Where is WHITE CITY?
 STADIUM

AT LONDON

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Where is WIMBLEDON
 LONDON

– TENNIS

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Where is FOREST HILL
 STATIDUM

FOR TENNIS – NEW YORK

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Who was the freedom fighter, who threw bomb on Kingsford?
 Khudiram

Bose and Prafull Chaki  (sentenced on 11 august 1908)

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 Bhagat

Singh, Sukhdev & ( Rajguru)  (8 April 1929, sentenced on 23 March 1931)

Who was the freedom fighter, who threw bomb in central assembly?

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Who was the freedom fighter, who killed General Dyre?
 Uddham

Singh (13 March 1940), sentenced on 12 June)

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First census in India?
 1872  First

regular census in 1881 by lord Rippon (1880-84)

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Who introduced doctrine of lapse?
 Lord

Dulhousie (1848) first state annexed: Satara, then, Jetpur, Sambalpur etc.

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What is the sequence of rulers at Delhi before Moghuls?
 Chouhans

1100 - 1192  Ghulam 1206 - 1290  Khilji 1290 - 1320  Tughlaq 1320 – 1398  (Temur Lung had destroyed delhi in 1398)  Sayyad 1414-1451  Lodi 1451- 1526
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Who were the founders of different dynasties?
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Chouhans Vasudev Ghulam Kutubudin Aibek Khilji Jalaludin Firojshah Tughlaq – Gaji Giyasuddin (Temur Lung had destroyed delhi in 1398) Sayyad - Khijra Khan Lodi – Bahlol Khan Vijaynagar – Harihar & Bukka Solanki (Gujarat) – Mulraj Parmar (MP) = Upendraraj Pal – Gopal Gurjar - (Nagbhatt I)
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What was the capital of Kushan rulers?
 Peshawar

& later it was transferred to Mathura.

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 64 th

& 73 rd amendements.  It was started on 2 Oct 1959 at Nagour by J.L. Nehru  Balwant Rai Mehta and Ashok Mehta, and B K Rai, and LM Singhvi committee had given recommendations on Panchayati Raj.

Which constitution amendments are related to Panchayati Raj? th rd

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What is the name of parliament of Japan?
 Dait

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What is the name of parliament of Egypt
 People’s

Assembly

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What is the name of parliament of Afghanistan?
 Shora

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What is the name of parliament of Russia?
 Duma

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What is the name of parliament of Spain?
 Kortes

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What is the name of parliament of Maldiv?
 Majlis

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What is the name of parliament of Bangladesh?
 Jatiya

Sansad.

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What is the name of parliament of Germany
 Woundsteg

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What is the name of parliament of Pakistan?
 National

Assembly

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What is the name of parliament of China?
 National

People’s congress

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What is the name of parliament of Switzerland?
 Federal

Assembly

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What is the name of parliament of Turkey?
 Grand

national Assembly

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What is the name of parliament of Malayasia
 Diwan

Nigara

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What is the name of parliament of Nepal?
 Rastriya

Panchayat

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What is the name of parliament of Canada
 Parliament

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What is the name of parliament of Australia
 Parliament

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Who was India’s first field marshal?
 Manik

Shaw

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Who was India’s first Home Minister?
 Sardar

Patel

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Who was India’s first middle range anti bellestic missile?
 Agni

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Who was India’s first Paramvir Chakra recipient?
 Major

Somnath Sharma

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Who was India’s first chief Justice?
 H.J.

Kania

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Who was India’s first election commissioner?
 Sukumar

Sen

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Who was India’s first person to reach Everest without Oxygen?
 Ang

Dorji

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Who was first Bharat Ratna Winner from out of country?
 Abdul

Gaffar Khan (seemant Gandhi)

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Who was India’s first education minister?
 Abul

Kalam Azad

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Who was India’s first commandar in chief?
 Gen

Kariappa

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Who was India’s first speaker of Loksabha?
 G.V.

Mavlankar

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Who was India’s first chairman of constitution assembly?
 Rajendra

Prasad  Dr. Ambdekar was chairman of Drafting Committee of Constititon.

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Who was India’s first Indian Governor General?
 C.Rajagopalchari  Mount

betton was the first governor general of India.

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Who was India’s first scientist to win Nobel prize?
 C.V.

Raman (physics).

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Who was India’s first nuclear reactor?
 APSARA

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Who was India’s first Indian to cross Pak Street by swimming?
 Vaidyanath.  (Bula

choudhary had crossed English Channel by swimming)

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Who was India’s first Gyan peeth award winner
 V.

Shankar Kurupp

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Who was India’s first chief of Air Force?
 Air

Marshal S. Mukharji

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Who was India’s first chief of Naval Staff?
 Vice

Admiral R.D. Katari.

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How many matters are there in centre , state and concurrent list?
the time of independence, there were 97,66,& 47 subjects, but now we have 99, 61 & 52 matters in these lists. These are mentioned in 7th schedule.

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What is mini-constitution (an amendement)?
 It

was 42nd constitution amendment – in 1976.

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While framing constititon, what did we borrow from Canada?
 Federal

Government structure, and residual powers with Centre.

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While framing constititon, what did we borrow from Ireland?
 Directive

Principles, Presidential election system.

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 Constitution

While framing constititon, what did we borrow from South Africa?
amendment provisions

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While framing constititon, what did we borrow from Russia?
 Fundamental

duties.

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While framing constititon, what did we borrow from Germany?
 President’s

powers during emergency.

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While framing constititon, what did we borrow from USA?
 Fundamental

Rights,  Impeachment motion  Supremacy of constitution and courts.

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While framing constititon, what did we borrow from England?
 Single

citizenship  Parliamentary government system

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While framing constititon, what did we borrow from Australia?
 Preface

– language  Centre – state relations

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While framing constititon, what did we borrow from Japan?
 System

established by law.

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When was regulating act enacted on India?
 1773

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When was Pitts India act enacted on India?
 1784

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When was Charter act enacted on India?
 1793,

1813, 1833, 1853, 1858

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What is Morley Minto Reforms?
 India

govt. Act 1909

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What is Montegue Chelmsford Reforms?
 India

govt. Act 1919

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Which is the most important source of Indian constititon?
 India

Govt. Act 1935

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When was dual govt. started at state level?
 1919

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The longest National Highway in India?
 Varanasi

long

– Kanyakumari – 2369 KM

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Smallest Natioanl Highway in India?
 NH

47 A – 6 KM long.

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Which highway, is just opposite AFTERSCHOOOL?
 89

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WHAT IS B.O.T.
 Build

Operate and Transfer.

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Which state has largest road network?
 Maharastra

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First Indian Railway?
 1853

– Thane to Mumbai (34 Km).

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Status of Indian Railway in world?
 2nd

in terms of length (1st in Asia).

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World’s longest railway route?
 Trans

long.

–syberia route – 9332 Km.

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Longest platform?
 Kharakpur

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India’s longest route train?
 Himsagar

Express – Jammu to Kanyakumari – 3726 Km.

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How many divisions are there in India?
 16

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World’s first airway postal service –when and where?
 In

1911 from Ilahabad to Naini

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How many national waterways are there in India?
4  Ilahabad

– haldia (longest).  Saia to Dhubri  Kollam to Kottayam  Kakinada to marakkanam.

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Largest port in India?
 Mumbai

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India’s best natural port?
 Vishakhapatnam

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Tidal port?
 Kandla

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India’s oldest port?
 Chennai

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The union territory with largest literacy in %?
 Lakshdweep

– with 87% literacy.

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