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Which is the first planned city in india?

A)

Chandigarh


B)

Delhi


C)

Jaipur


D)

Ahmedabad



Correct Answer :

Chandigarh


Explanation :

Chandigarh is India's first planned city, it is located in the northern part of India. It is a Union Territory which acts as the capital of Punjab and Haryana. The city was designed by Swiss-French architect and urban architect Le Corbusier.

Supreme court of india came into begin in which year?

A)

1958


B)

1950


C)

1967


D)

1985



Correct Answer :

1950


Explanation :

The Supreme Court of India came into existence on 26th January, 1950 and is located on Tilak Marg, New Delhi.
The Supreme Court of India comprises the Chief Justice and 30 other Judges appointed by the President of India. Supreme Court Judges retire upon attaining the age of 65 years.

To be appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court, a person must be a citizen of India and must have been, for atleast five years, a Judge of a High Court or of two or more such Courts in succession, or an Advocate of a High Court or of two or more such Courts in succession for at least 10 years or he must be, in the opinion of the President, a distinguished jurist.

Provisions exist for the appointment of a Judge of a High Court as an Ad-hoc Judge of the Supreme Court and for retired Judges of the Supreme Court or High Courts to sit and act as Judges of that Court.

A Judge of the Supreme Court cannot be removed from post except by an order of the President passed after an address in each House of Parliament supported by a majority of the total membership of that House and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of members present and voting, and presented to the President in the same Session for such removal on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.

The form of painting 'Madhubani' is associated with which state ?

A)

Uttar Pradesh


B)

Sikkim


C)

Andhra Pradesh


D)

Bihar



Correct Answer :

Bihar


Explanation :

Madhubani paintings as the name says get its name from Mithila region of Bihar where it is widely practised particularly by women. The history of Madhubani paintings goes back to the time of Ramayana when King Janak commissioned artists to do paintings at the time of marriage of his daughter, Sita, to Lord Ram.
Originally the painting was done on freshly plastered mud wall of huts, but now it is also done on cloth, hand-made paper and canvas.Mostly used colours in these paintings are deep colours like red, green, blue and black.

Project Tiger was launched by Government of India in the year?

A)

1973


B)

1974


C)

1975


D)

1976



Correct Answer :

1973


Explanation :

The Government of India has taken a pioneering initiative for conserving its national animal, the tiger, by launching the ‘Project Tiger’ in 1973.
Its main objective was to ensure revival of Tiger population in India. It further includes management of wildlife, site-specific eco-development & site specific protection measures to provide alternate solution to local villagers so that they would not enter into tiger reserve for their household needs.

Who is popularly known as '"Birdman of India'?

A)

Anadish Pal


B)

M G Khorana


C)

Salim Ali


D)

Raman Maharishi



Correct Answer :

Salim Ali


Explanation :

Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali (12 November 1896 – 20 June 1987) was world famous Indian ornithologist and naturalist. Sometimes referred to as the "Birdman of India", Salim Ali was the first Indian to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and wrote several bird books that popularized ornithology in India.

He received many awards and honours. In 1983, he was honoured with “Padma Vib-hushan” by Govt, of India on his true and dedicated work on birds.

Chapchar Kut is a festival of which State?

A)

Manipur


B)

Nagaland


C)

Mizoram


D)

Meghalaya



Correct Answer :

Mizoram


Explanation :

CHAPCHAR KUT : The Mizo’s festival of joy.

The Chapchar Kut is a festival of Mizoram, India. It is celebrated during March after completion of their most arduous task of jhum operation i.e., jungle-clearing.

The boundary line between India and Pakistan is called?

A)

McMahon line


B)

Maginot line


C)

Radcliffe line


D)

Sir Creek



Correct Answer :

Radcliffe line


Explanation :

On 17th August 1947 the Radcliffe Line was declared as the boundary between India and Pakistan, following the Partition of India. The line is named after Sir Cyril Radcliffe.

The idea behind the Radcliffe Line was to create a boundary which would divide India along religious demographics, under which Muslim majority provinces would become part of the new nation of Pakistan and Hindu and Sikh majority provinces would remain in India.

Which city is located on the banks of the river Mahanadi?

A)

Bengaluru


B)

Cuttack


C)

Badrinath


D)

Kota



Correct Answer :

Cuttack


Explanation :

Mahanadi is a major river in East Central India, it flows through the states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha.
Cuttack city of Odisha are located on the banks of the river Mahanadi.

India has won the gold medal in hockey ______ times at the Olympics.

A)

9


B)

7


C)

8


D)

6



Correct Answer :

8


Explanation :

In 1928, the team won their first Olympic gold medal. From 1928 to 1956, there was a golden age for the Indian hockey team. Indian men who won six gold medals at the Olympics were unbeaten in the Olympics. The Indian team has won eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the Olympics.

The Clouded Leopard National park is situated in which of the following states?

A)

Tripura


B)

Uttar Pradesh


C)

Assam


D)

Mizoram



Correct Answer :

Tripura


Explanation :

Clouded Leopard National Park is a beautiful place, located in the West Tripura district of the state of Tripura.
Clouded Leopard National Park is a part of Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary. Clouded Leopard National Park was established in the year of 2007. Total area of the park is 5.08 Km2

In 1897, the Birsa Movement supporters raised which colour flag as a symbol of Birsa Raj?

A)

Green


B)

White


C)

Brown


D)

Blue



Correct Answer :

White


Explanation :

Birsa Munda ( 15 November 1875 – 9 June 1900) was an Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe.

he was born on 15 November 1875, at Ulihatu in Bengal Presidency, now in the Khunti district of Jharkhand.

Birsa Munda's slogan threatening the British Raj—Abua raj seter jana, maharani raj tundu jana ("Let the kingdom of the queen be ended and our kingdom be established").

After his preaching, Birsa presented two flowers to everyone -one white and one red. He said red is violence and white is non violence.The red - white flag became the flag of Birsa Raj.

He was arrested at Jamkopai forest in Chakradharpur on 3 March 1900. Birsa Munda died in the jail on 9 June 1900.

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