Travancore Cochin Which constitutional amendment virtually transferred Article 45 from Part IV (Directive Principles) to part III (Fundamental Rights) in the form of Article 21A? – 86 Amendment



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1. In spite of being a secular state Indian Constitution itself has provided for grant from consolidated

fund of certain states to “Devaswom” (Divine Property) Trust as a consequences to the merger

agreement with – Travancore Cochin
2. Which constitutional amendment virtually transferred Article 45 from Part IV (Directive Principles) to part III (Fundamental Rights) in the form of Article 21A? – 86 Amendment
3. During which Prime Minister’s regime the right to property was excluded from the list of fundamental

rights? – Morarji Desai


4. The Five Year Plan is endorsed and reviewed by – The National Development Council

(this question is irrelevant now because planning commission has been abolished now and it is replaced by NITI AAYOG).


5. Who can appoint an adhoc judge in the Supreme Court? – Chief Justice of India with the permission

of the president
6. Article 28 of the Constitution prohibits – Religious Education in the government educational

institutions
7. What is the principal ingredient of a pearl? – Calcium carbonate only
8. Peeling or cutting of onion causes profuse tearing in the eyes because of – Presence of Sulphur

in its cells
9. What is the role of iodized salt in the human body? –To regulate the function of thyroid gland
10. Night-blindness is caused by the deficiency of – Vitamin “A”
11. Who was the first Indian savant(scholar) to be invited to accept the chair of oriental philosophy at Harvard

University? – Swami Vivekanand


12. The first commercial civil aviation flight in India on 18. February, 1911 took place between – Allahabad

and Naini
13. Who commented about the inadequacy of Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms in the following

manner?


“It has dawned but where is the Sun” – Lokmanya Tilak
14. “My ambition is to become Muslim Gokhle”. Who once expressed his political ambition in the

above words? – Mohmmad Ali Jinnah


15. By whom Swami Vivekananda has been hailed as “the greatest gift of India to mankind”? – Sister Nivedita
16. Defying the orders of Viceroy Lord Curzon, ruler of which princely state mustered the courage to

remain absent from Delhi Darbar held in 1903 to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII? –Mewar


17. Who was instrumental in establishing Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi by providing Rs.

1.50 Lakh in the year 1921 A.D. – Dr. Pranjeevan Das Mehta


18. In which format “Hind Swaraj” was written by Mahatma Gandhi? – Dialogue between the Editor

and Reader
19. Basically Hind Swaraj happens to be – A discourse on civilization
20. What was the greatest achievement of modern civilization according to Mahatma Gandhi? – Invention

of weapons of mass destruction
21. What caption was given to the first American edition of “Hind Swaraj” published in 1924? –Sermon on the sea
22. What was the reaction of Mahatma Gandhi after going through R.C. Dutta’s monumental work

“Economic History of India”? – His eyes were moist with tears


23. Which mental state is conductive for the renunciation of anything according to Mahatma Gandhi?

After finding better alternative to desired things


24. When Winston Churchill did dubbed Mahatma Gandhi “Half Naked Faqir” of India giving vent to

his intense disliking for Mahatma Gandhi? – During Dandi March


25. About which book Mahatma Gandhi has commented that it has been written with “blood and

tears”? – Unto This Last


26. Which renowned political thinker was so impressed by the sagacity of the Preamble to the Indian

Constitution that he opened his important book on social and polity theory by quoting it verbatim?

Sir Ernest Barker
27. “Rare personalities like Gandhi arrive rarely on this earth for the weal of humanity and Motherland”

who eulogized Mahatma Gandhi in these terms? – Dr. Pranjeevandas Mehta


28. Between 1936 and 1945 Mahatma Gandhi often stayed at Manorville, wheneverhe visited Shimla.

This mansion belonged to – Rajkumari Amrit Kaur


29. After taking one look at the Shimla town during British era who burst out “if one were told that

the monkeys had built it, all one could say, “What wonderful monkeys they must be shot in case

they do it again” – Sir Edwin Lutyens
30. Tihra Sujanpur was developed as a capital city by – Raja Sansar Chand
31. Which practice was known as “Saradena” among the Brahmins of Kangra? – Marriage of a Halwha’s

daughter into a Nagarkotiya family
32. Who are known as Bhojkis? – Priests of Jwalaji and Naina
33. What is meant by Pabuchi, Pandvani and Bhataakshri? – Types of Scripts
34. On what count Raja Aniruddhachand went to the extent of abdicating the throne instead of carrying

out the bidding of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh? – To marry his sister in the family of Mian Dhyanchand


35. The only dynasty which has its genesis in Himachal Pradesh and does not owe its existence to

migration from outside? – Katoch


36. Mukhiya, Wazir and Mhar sub castes of Kanets are found in – Shimla District
37. Who are the Ghiraths of Kangra regions? – Farmers
38. Pandi Chandradhar Sharma Guleri’s father held on honorable position in Jaipur state. He was –

Principal of Maharajas’s College
39. “Bhent” and “Bihagra” folk songs are – Religious songs
40. Customs of Chundavad and Pagvand are related with – Division of Parental property
41. Kamala Rani and Roshni Devi have carved niche for themselves in the field of – Folk Song
42. In which district was Himachal’s first music studio, “Sound of Mountains’” established in the year

1986? – Mandi


43. The theme of Kinnauri folk song “Tipsi Ban Thanee” is – Usha Devi’s curse to beautiful kinnuar

girl being envious of her beauty
44. Essay collection of which literature has been published under the title “Bund Samani Samudra”?

Prem Pakhrolvi


45. The literature who is known as “Dard Dhamotavi” happens to be – Deshraj Dogra
46. In what manner Nobel Laureate Aung San Su Kyi has an intimate connection with Shimla? – She

stayed in Shimla as a Research fellow in IIAS for two years
47. Who has given orders to H.P. Power Corporation against felling trees in the heartland of tribal

Kinnaur district? – National Green Tribunal


48. During the Riyasati era Minjar festival in Chamba used to commence with – Presentation of Minjar

in the temples of Raghuveer and Laxminarayan in early morning by the king
49. Which pass connects Lahual region to Chamba district’s Bharmour area? – Kugati
50. “Thuppa” the main traditional dish of Lahual Valley is prepared particularly during – Winter
51. Which Temple’s Kardar happens to be a Thakur, whereas the priest happens to be a lama? –

Trilokinath Temple
52. For the prosperity and happiness of which state Guru Gobind Sing performed Akhand Keertan for 18 days? – Mandi
53. Johadji fair, the most popular fair of Solan district is associated with – Guru Nanak Dev
54. What step was taken by the British government through Shimla manifesto? – Announcement of

war with Afghanistan
55. Ruler of which state used to send snow compressed into ice and packed to pine needles and hay

for chilling the wine of Mughal Princess Jhanars Begum? – Sirmaur


56. Who designated Shimla as the summer capital of British Empire in India? – Sir John Lawrence
57. The only hill chief who did not provide men and money to British government during the upheaval

of 1857 A.D.? – Ruler of Bushahr


58. By whom Shimla’s designation as summer capital of British India was defended in the following

manner “It was only place in India where a viceroy could dives himself of the trappings of office”?– Lord Curzon


59. Which country’s National Anthem has been revised recently to remove its masculine bias by inserting into it the words “Great Daughters” too along with great sons? – Austria
60. By whom Malala Yousafzai’s name has been suggested for the next Nobel Peace Prize? – Angelina

Jolie
61. The enormous increase in the brain size of human has been ascribed to the intake of cooked

food by them in a recently published research paper by two Latin American Woman Researchers.

They belong to – Brazil
62. In an Indian state 60 years old struggle of farmers for land rights succeeded recently when state

government agreed to return 85000 acres of land to the farmers taken over by the British government.

That state is – Maharashtra
63. Legendary astronomer Patrick Moore holds the unique record of presenting a program continuously

for 50 year on BBC Television. This landmark program was – The sky at night


64. According to a new genetic study, Europe’s largest minority group Romani began their migration

1500 years ago from – India


65. At the heart of current political impasse in Nepal happens to be – Opposition’s insistence on

changing the Prime Minister
66. Direct Cash Transfer Scheme will be launched in 51 districts across India from January 2013 with

a rider that in the concerned district. – 80 percent of population should have Aadhar Cards


67. British Prime Minister’s decision to reject Lord Leveson Report has evoked widespread protests

there. Its key recommendation is – Establishment of an independent media regulatory body backed by legislations


68. Nobel Laureate of which field gave a touching human touch to his Nobel acceptance lecture in

the following manner recently. “Two hours ago, the wife of General Secretary of Swedish Academy

had a Baby girl. It is the beginning of a beautiful story” – Literature
69. What has been the impact of Himachal Pradesh High Court judgment in Satinder Kumar and others

Vs. Union of Indian Case? – Religious functions cannot be performed in the church located within the Rashtrapati Niwas


70. Indian Railways are looking forward to technical and commercial cooperation with Jungfau railway

on all aspects of running the mountain railways. Jungfau Railway belong to – Switzerland


71. The Gun walking Scheme of U.S.A. has recently come under fire in the lower house of U.S.A.

Congress. It is related with – Strategy of allowing fire arms to be bought by arms traffickers of Mexican drug cartels


72. Preparation for the presentation of five centuries old “Chavittu Natkam” is underway on a big scale to be performed during a Grand Art festival having a span of three months. This is being done in – Kerala
73. What is the eligibility criterion for availing benefit through “Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana”?

Should not have more than two living children and should be more than 19 years of age


74. What is the role of Petrocaribe in the world energy sector – An energy co-operation agreement

through which Venezuela supplies crude oil on concessional terms to 17 Latin American

nations
75. A preppy lissome Malvika Vaz, the only Asian selected for “The student on ice expedition into

Antarctica” and the first girl to be a Naval Aviator for a day belongs to – Goa


76. Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Aung San Su kyi became extraordinary in the sense that – She accepted

it personality after 21 years of wining the award
77. Which Hindi Classic film was recently added to Time Magazine’s all Time 10 lists of greatest

films made since 1923? – Aawara

78. The language that has been added recently by Pope Benedict XVI to the weekly Vatican address

in front of the pilgrims – Arabic


79. Allepo is the largest city in which Asian Country that is going through a big political turmoil? –Syria
80. Adi Shankaracharya, the founder of “Advait Darshan” was born at kalady, it is in – Kerala
81. Sri Lanka is in the throes of stand off between the executive and judiciary because of controversy

over “Divineguma Bill” it means – Uplifting lives


82. From which Indian state members of the Benin Menasha Community have been migration to Israel

for the last seven years? – Manipur


83. Where are “Chintally Talks” being held between the Afghan government and Taliban to facilitate

a road map for 2015? – France


84. The Parsi Panchayat Mumbai has informed the Bombay High Court that only a “Poor Parsi” is eligible

for accommodation in a subsidized housing scheme of the community. According to it “ apoor parsi” is one who earns – Rs. 90 thousand monthly


85. Contribution of which renowned judge of the Supreme Court was hailed in the following manner

recently. “He believed that law was meant to serve the last, least and lost and that was his

constituency”? – Justice V.R. Krishna Lyer
86. In the context of hoary spiritual heritage of Indian society who presented the following syncretistic

view of secularism: “When India is said to be a secular state, it does not mean that we

reject the reality of an unseen spirit or the relevance of religion to life or that we exalt irreligion”

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan


87. The purpose for which it has been declared by the UN special envoy for Education that henceforth

November 10 will be observed as “Malala and 32 million girl’s day” – To educate the out of



school girls across the world
88. NASA’s curiosity rover which completed its first soil analysis on Mars has found minerals on the

Red Planet similar basalt volcanic soils in – Hawaii


89. In which year AITUC (All India Trade Union Congress) founded and who presided over its maiden

session? – Year 1920 and Lala Lajpat Rai


90. “Operation Black Tornado” was launched in the wake of – Terrorist attack on Mumbai
91. Which prominent leader of Indian National Congress had predicted during an interview given to

the Editor of “Chattan” (A Lahore Periodical) in April, 1946 that “if Pakistan comes into existence

it will have to face some very serious problems from the very beginning. An incapable and incompetent

political leadership will pave the way for military takeover” – Maulana Abul Kalam Azad


92. Almost half of Rs. 21 lakh fund spent for construction of ‘Gate Way of India’ at Mumbai was received

through donation from a single family. It was a – Jewish Family


93. In 1984 general election contest for which parliamentary constituency in West Bengal was

dubbed as “Giant Killing Contest”? – Jadavpur


94. In which present day Indian state progressive step of abolition of centuries old slavery system

was taken first of all during the British era? – Kerala


95. During British rule which factor signified the importance of Postman in the Summer Capital of

the Raj? – They were paid more than teachers


96. Practiced in different parts of India, Patua, Worli and Kalighat are varieties of – Folk art
97. Which Bharat Ratna’s performance on Independence Day was a highlight every year from 1947

till his earthly Sojourn’s Continuity? – Ustad Bismillah Khan


98. Who was known as “Nightingale of India” during the freedom struggle? – Sarojini Naidu
99. According to Newar Buddhists Deepawali is an auspicious day or Saddharma because – Emperor

Ashoka embraced Buddhism on this day
100. Who persuaded the river Ganges to descend on the Earth by his extreme penance? – King

Bhagirath
101. Which day is celebrated as “Bandi Chhod Divas” in the Sikh Panth? – Deepavali
102. Which literary work of Sanskrit depicts the geographical features of India in an enchanting manner?

Meghadoot


103. Who is known as Radheya among the prominent characters of Mahabharat? – Karna
104. Who accomplished the stupendous task of writing the epic Mahabharata conceding the request

of Sage Vyas? – Lord Ganesh


105. Lumbini is a sacred place for Buddhists because – It is the birthplace of Lord Buddha
106. Who is working for the amelioration of the pathetic condition of beggars and rag pickers living in

the charran khadda area of Dharamshala? – Tibetan monk Jamyang


107. The order of the Supreme Court in the year 2006 in Prakash Singh case is considered a landmark

order because through his order the apex court – Laid down a series of seven recommendations to make the police force accountable to the citizens


108. On what ground Maulana Hasrat Mohani refused to sign the Constitution of India passed by the

Constituent Assembly? – It was anti-people


109. Who asked renowned Cartoonist Shankar, “Don’t spare me Shankar” showing the true democratic

and liberal spirit at the very outset of India’s onward march as a republic – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru


110. Virndavan Vastra, a unique tapestry that depicts scenes from Sri krishna’s childhood originated

in – Assam


111. Who is a descendant of Maulana Fazle Haq Khairabadi who was exiled for life to Andamans for

rising against the British? – Javed Akhtar


112. As a protest against which incident Rabindranath Tagore relinquished hi knighthood? – Jallianwalla

Bagh Massacre
113. Who was the first to be honored with Bharat Ratna posthumously? – Lal Bahadur Shastri
114. Himalayan Pass Bomdila is situated in – Arunachal Pradesh
115. In which state Kahchenjunga biosphere has been carved out? – Sikkim
116. In which Upanishad do we find the dialogue between Rishi Yagyavalkya and Gargi? – Vrihadaranyak



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