300 India Trivia Questions and Answers

Did you know that India used to be an Island more than 100 million years ago? We know you’re wondering how it could have been an Island, while it is now the second most populated country in the world. That’s an amazing geographical fact there! Well, about 50 million years ago, India collided with the Asian continent and the Himalayas came into existence. Fascinating, right?

With over a billion people of different ethnicities and religions, India is home to colorful festivals, diverse landscapes not to forget their spicy hot cuisines and other food ideas that are enough reasons for you to pack your bags and leave for Varanasi or Mumbai.

India Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

There are so many fascinating things about India that make most people want to visit it and while at it capture some good memories. Did you know that India is the only country with a bill of rights for cows? Actually, if you’re a foodie who loves your hamburgers, you’ll need to get another favorite because killing a cow is a crime.  Talking of animals, they really do live the best of their lives, there is a spa for elephants, where they receive baths, a relaxing massage, and food! Wow, you low-key want to be an elephant there, huh? We do too!

Are your afternoons a little boring, and you don’t feel like watching a popular movie or listening to some music? Why not try out these fun trivia questions and see how much you’d score? You can do it solo or gather your friends and family, which will make it even more fun.

Whether you have visited India before or you’re just interested in learning everything about it from its population, animals, food, culture, music, among many others, then these trivia questions will definitely come in handy.

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1. The real Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India. Why does it have orange and black stripes?

To camouflage themselves from prey

 

2. What was India’s population, as of 1 March 2011?

1,210,193,422 Billion

 

3. What is the famous Indian drink “Lassi” made of?

Yogurt

 

4. Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan and is known as?

The Pink City

 

5. Which is India’s largest city by population?

Mumbai

 

6. What is usually combined with “Sarson Ka saag” (Mustard leaves recipe) in a traditional north Indian household during winters?

Makki Ki Roti

 

7. What is the primary diet of the sloth bear?

Insects

 

8. What is the number of State and Union Territories in India?

29 States and 7 Union Territories

 

9. What is the name of the white food component which most Indians love to eat, and vegetarians eat it for protein intake?

Cheese

 

10. Name one difference between Asian and African elephants.

 

11. What is the population density of India?

382/km2

 

12. Which of the following is not Indian bread? Challah, Roti, Poori

Challah

 

13. What is the national bird of India?

Indian peafowl

 

14. What is India’s total area?

3.3 Million sq. km

 

15. What is the clay oven used to cook tandoori food know as?

Tandoor

 

16. What is the only ape found in India?

Gibbon

 

17. What is the sex ratio of India according to the 2011 census?

940

 

18. Name the famous food cooked in “Saawan” in India?

Kheer-Poda

 

19. In Hinduism, many deities have vahanas, animal vehicles. Which deity is often depicted with a tiger or lion as their vehicle?

Durga

 

20. What is the National Motto of India?

Satyameva Jayate

 

21. What type of meat do Indian Muslims never eat?

Pork

 

22. What is the National Anthem of India?

Jana Gana Mana

 

23. Why was the Taj Mahal constructed?

As a tomb for a Mughal emperor’s wife

 

24. What is the traditional Indian puffy snack served with hot tea during rains, filled with vegetables and deep-fried?

Samosa

 

25. On a drive through  Kaziranga National Park along the banks of Brahmaputra River which endangered animal would you not see?

Vaquita

 

26. What is the National Song of India?

Vande Mataram

 

27. Name the North East Indian State specialty made of fish, vegetables, and bamboo shoots and requires fermentation?

Iromba

 

28. India has the largest population of tigers in the world, true or false?

True

 

29. What is the name of India’s National Aquatic Animal?

River Dolphin

 

30. In southern India, people mostly eat with?

Right Hand

 

31. What is the most common deer species found in Kanha National Park?

Spotted Deer (Chital)

 

32. In which century did Portuguese merchants first land in Goa?

16th Century

 

33. Which Indian animal is the largest bovine in the world?

Guar

 

34. Who designed the Indian Parliament in New Delhi?

Edwin Landseer Lutyens

 

35. How many books are there to learn in the basic stages of learning music?

2

 

36. Which monument was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay?

Gateway of India

 

37. Which Indian actor makes a cameo appearance in the original music video of Adnan Sami’s “Lift Karade” song?

Govinda

 

38. The title track of the 2000 film “Kya Kehna” was directly lifted from the popular song “Oh Carol”. Which well-known singer co-wrote and sang the original tune?

Neil Sedaka

 

39. Which monument was built by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah in 1591 to commemorate the end of Plague?

Charminar

 

40. What is the tune of the song “Lift Karade” called?

Ragam

 

41. Who was the composer of “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”?

Jatin-Lalit

 

42. When do Indians celebrate Hindi Divas?

14th September

 

43. Teen Tal is metered under how many beats?

16

 

44. Who composed the music for Mohabbatein?

Jatin-Lalit

 

45. Which state has the highest literacy rate?

Kerala

 

46. “Jaise gadhi ke gihra se, Waqt kahin pe gira ho, Jaise roshni subah se, Ho jaaye judaa…” Which song are these lyrics part of?

Jab Mila Tu

 

47. What was the code name of the first nuclear tests conducted by India in on 18 May 1974, in Pokhran, Rajasthan?

Smiling Buddha

 

48. Strings :- a band which almost become a household name in India with hits like “Duur” and “Anjane Kyon” is a band from which country?

Pakistan

 

49. Lata Mangeshkar is considered the doyenne of Hindi film music. But she has not sung a single song for one particular music director, do you know his name?

O P Nayyar

50. Which state is known as India’s Spice Garden?

Kerala

 

51. Movie music in India is made for the Indian movie industry. What is the Indian movie industry called?

Bollywood

 

52.  What movie is the song ‘Kajra Re’ from?

Bunty Aur Babli

 

53. On which riverbank is Goa located?

Mandovi

 

54. The world-famous Kishanji Maharaj belongs to which Gharana (school) of Tabla playing?

Benaras

 

55. The soundtrack of “Maine Pyaar Kiya” (1989) was a huge hit. The tune of one of the popular songs in the album, ‘Aate Jaate’, was directly lifted from the English song ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’. Name the singer.

Stevie Wonder

 

56. Which State in India is the largest producer of Soyabean?

Madhya Pradesh

 

57. Leslie Lewis and Hariharan came together to form which music band?

Colonial Cousins

 

58. The first song, “Chali Aayee”, is sung by whom?

Chitra and KK

 

59. India won its first Olympic hockey gold in?

1928

 

60. Garba is a dance that goes along with some types of Indian music. It often consists of partners dancing together with sticks and is popular at traditional weddings. What state in India did Garba originate from?

Gujarat

 

61. Which iconic British rock band recorded the hit “We Will Rock You” which was blatantly ripped off to produce the “We Love – We Love Rocky” song from the movie “Aflatoon”?

Queen

 

62. On which spacecraft did Rakesh Sharma make his historic trip to Space?

Soyuz-T

 

63. How many MelaKartha Ragas are there?

72

 

64. Who was the album’s lyricist?

Sameer

 

65. Who was the backup crew for Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space?

Ravish Malhotra

 

66. It is said that Tabla was invented accidentally during a stage performance by an artist. Name the instrument from which Tabla was believed to be invented.

Mridangam

 

67. Who penned the lyrics to the songs from “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”?

Anand Bakshi

 

68. Which is India’s first artificial satellite?

Aryabhata

 

69. Shankar Mahadevan teamed up with which famous Indian Poet for the album “Breathless”

Jaaved Akhtar

 

70. Before the song ‘Ankhein Khuli’, Shahrukh says a part of the song. What does he sing?

“Ek ladki thi deewani…”

 

71. IRS series satellites are used for?

Remote Sensing

 

72. What is the Arohanam of Ragam Dhanysi?

S G M P N S

 

73. Which song are these lyrics a part of? “Jis pal na chaha tujhko, Uss pal sazayein maangi, Paya hai maine phir tujhe”.

Sajde Kiye hai Lakhon

 

74. Which was the first University established in India?

University of Calcutta

 

75. What is the name of the all-girl pop band that was created by Indian music station Channel V via a nationwide talent search?

VIVA

 

76. One of the films that revolutionized Hindi film music was ‘Teesri Manzil’. This film marked the first big hit of a great music director, can you name him?

R D Burman

 

77. The first IIT established in 1951 was known as?

IIT Kharagpur

 

78. How many sounds does Tabla produce?

12

 

79. ‘Where’s the Party Tonight’, ‘Rock and Roll Soniye’, and ‘Mitwa’ are songs from what popular movie?

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

 

80. Which is the biggest District in India?

Kachchh, Gujrat

 

81. Who dedicated the evergreen song “Jaanam Samjha Karo” to Pancham Da(R.D.Burman)?

Asha Bhosle

 

82. ‘Pal Pal’ from one of 2006’s biggest hits, “Lage Raho Munnabhai”, is a rehash of an old English song ‘Theme For A Dream’. Which singer sang the original song?

Cliff Richards

 

83. Which is the smallest District in India?

Mahe, Puducherry

 

84. What material is the Indian flute made of?

wood

 

85. On which label was the soundtrack “Pal Pal” released?

Sony Music

 

86. Arundhati Roy was the first Indian to win a Man Booker Prize. Which book was it?

The God of Small Things

 

87. What is the name of the first Varnam?

Sami Ninnekori

 

88. When was the soundtrack “Pal Pal” released?

July 25, 1995

 

89. Which is the largest freshwater lake in India?

Wuller Lake, Kashmir

 

90. What material is used to make right-hander Tabla, the smaller drum?

Wood

 

91. What was the music label for “Pal Pal?”

YRF Music

 

92. Which is the highest waterfall in India?

Kunchikal Falls

 

93. What is Apache Indian’s original name?

Steven Kapoor

 

94. The films of Raj Kapoor were known for their super hit songs. One of the classic Raj Kapoor films was ‘Bobby’. Who was the music director of this film?

Laxmikant-Pyarelal

 

95. Which Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as First National Park in India?

Jim Corbett National Park

 

96. Rashid Khan is a famous Indian classical musician. What kind of musician is he?

Jim Corbett National Park

 

97. Though popular, the soundtrack of “Akele Hum Akele Tum”(1995) had as many as four of its five tracks copied from other English songs. The title track was copied from a 1959 number ‘But You Love Me Daddy’. Name the singer.

Jim Reeves

 

98. Which is the first Indian company listed on Nasdaq stock exchange?

Infosys

 

99. What are the names of the parts in Adi Tala Varnams?

Pallavi, Anupallavi, Mukhtayi Swaram, Charanam, Chittai Swaras

100. “Tumhe kaise main bataun, kya main paa gaya hoon, Tum jo mere saath ho, Mujhko duniya mil gayi hai, zindagi badal gayi hai Tum jo mere saath ho…” These are the lyrics to…?

Hey Ya

 

101. Which agreement was signed at the end of the India-Pakistan war of 1971?

Shimla Agreement

 

102. Musical instruments are of four kinds. Tabla is which type of instrument?

Avanaddha

 

103. Who was the first Minister of Education to be awarded Bharat Ratna Award?

Abul Kalam Azad

 

104. What kind of Indian music does Rashid Khan play?

Hindustani Clasical

 

105. One of the superstars of Bollywood was Rajesh Khanna. Who was the famous singer who was known as the voice of Rajesh Khanna?

Kishore Kumar

 

106. Rabindranath Tagore (first non-European) won a noble prize in 1913 for which book?

Gitanjali

 

107. Who is singer Saagarika’s famous brother?

Shaan

 

108. Who is the music director of “Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon”?

Anu Malik

 

109. Gitanjali, written by Rabindranath Tagore is a collection of?

157 poems

 

110. Which instrument does Zakir Hussain play?

Tabla

 

111. The opening lines of the song “Neela Dupatta Peela Suit” from the movie “Hamesha” are obviously inspired by the hit song “They Don’t Really Care About Us”. Which ‘King of Pop’ recorded this song?

 

112. Project Tiger in India was started in the year?

1973

 

113. How many Navagraha Dharu Varnams are there?

1

 

114. During the shooting of which song did actress Kajol fall from her bicycle?

Yeh Ladka Hai Deewana

 

115. Which state in India shares only one border with Indian state?

Sikkim

 

116. By popular belief, Tabla was invented in which province of India?

Punjab

 

117. What was the music label of the soundtrack?

Sa Re Ga Ma

 

118. Which one is the longest river bridge over a single river in India?

Dhola-Sadiya Bridge, Assam

 

119. “Purani Jeans” which till today is one of the most popular numbers amongst college students in India was sung by whom

Ali Haider

 

120. “Tere dil ke ishaaron pe main chalta hoon, Teri khwaabon ki baharon mein main palta hoon, Tere dil se main hokey bina rokey bina tokey tere ishq ki raah nikalta hoon.” These are the lyrics to which song?

I’m Dog Gone Crazy

 

121. Who had delivered the longest ever speech in United Nations Security Council?

VK Krishna Menon

 

122. Where did the British first open their factories in the Eastern part of India?

Orissa

 

123. Duet songs are a popular feature in Hindi film music. One of the greatest duet songs, featuring Raj Kapoor and Nargis was ‘Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua’. Who were the singers of this great song?

Lata Mangeshkar-Manna Dey

 

124. RBI was set up on the recommendation of which commission?

Hilton Young

 

125. When the East India Company came into existence, England was ruled by?

Normans

 

126. Who starred in the song ‘You Are My Soniya’?

Hrithik & Kareena

 

127. Famous environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna is associated with which movement?

Chipko

 

128. In Bengal, the headquarters of East India Company was located at?

Fort William

 

129. The title song of “Dil Deke Dekho”(1959) is a direct lift of ‘Sugartime’. Which group sang the original?

The McGuire Sisters

 

130. “Operation Flood” is a movement-related with which product?

Milk

 

131. When was Goa was captured by the Portuguese?

1510 AD

 

132. “Koi Nahin Tere Jaisa” from the movie “Keemat” was lifted from the American country song “Cotton-Eyed Joe”. The song received international popularity after it was covered by a band called Rednex. Which country did the band originate from?

Sweden

 

133. Who is known as the father of the Indian Green Revolution?

MS Swaminathan

 

134. The First Governor-General of Bengal was?

Warren Hastings

 

135. Which famous song sung by Udit Narayan and Lata Mangeshkar is from this music album?

Humko Humise Chura Lo

 

136. The world’s first Granite Temple was build in India, which one was it?

Brihadeeswarar Temple

 

137. The first Governor-General of India was?

Lord William Bentinck

 

138. The following lyrics are from which song? “Ab se koi khushi nahi, Jiski tum wajah nahi, Ab se koi din nahi, Jiski tum subah nahi, Ab se koi baat nahi, Jo tumse na hogi shuru, Ab se koi raah nahi, Jo tum sang main mudhoon.”

Tumse Hi Tumse

 

139. The value of “pi” was first calculated by which Indian mathematician?

Budhayana

 

140. Sati was declared illegal and punishable by?

Lord William Bentinck

 

141. ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ was one of the greatest films made in Bollywood, featuring many hit songs. Who was the music director of this film?

Naushad

 

142. “The Musalman”, India’s only handwritten newspaper is published from?

Chennai

 

143. The first session of the All India Congress held in Bombay in 1920, was presided over by?

Lala Lajpat Rai

 

144. The song ‘Salaam Namaste’ took place where?

a beach

 

145. The first Indian newspaper to offer an online edition on the internet was?

The Hindu

 

146. Who founded Ferguson College at Pune in 1885?

Decan Educational Society

 

147. ‘Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi’ features on the soundtrack of the movie “Aa Gale Lag Ja”(1973) in two versions. Both have been copied from the English number ‘The Yellow Rose of Texas’. Who sang this song in the 1963 movie “Viva Las Vegas”?

 

148. Sanskrit is the official language of?

Uttarakhand

 

149. Which was the first English newspaper in India?

The Bengal Gazette

150. Which movies did Jatin-Lalit and Anand Bakshi work together on?

“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai”

 

151. How many parvas are in the Mahabharat book?

18

 

152. Who wrote the book “Babuvivah”

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

 

153. “Saachi saachi teri nazrein ek darpan, Dede mann ki yeh khabrein ek pal chin, Adharon ne kuch na kaha re… Naino ne keh diya…” These are the lyrics to which Bollywood song?

Chori Kiya Re Jiya

 

154. How many kandas are in the Ramayan book?

7

 

155. Who first translated Bhagvad Gita to English?

Charles Wilkins

 

156. What movie is the song ‘Ladki Kyon’ from?

Hum Tum

 

157. In which year was the capital of India shifted from Calcutta to Delhi?

1911

 

158. The first census in India was conducted at the time of?

Lord Mayo

 

159. The track ‘Jeena, Pyaar Se Jeena’ from the movie “Yeh Tera Ghar, Yeh Mera Ghar”(2002) has been blatantly copied from the popular song ‘Nina, Pretty Ballerina’. Name the band which sang the original.

ABBA

 

160. Where is the largest shipyard in India located?

Kochi

 

161. Who was the Viceroy of India when the Rowlatt Act was Passed?

Lord Chelmsford

 

162. “You Needed Me” was the inspiration behind the song “Suno Zara” from the movie “Bada Din”. Which Canadian singer won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the original song?

Anne Murray

 

163. Which state has the minimum total forest area covered in India?

Haryana

 

164. Who introduced English as the official language in India?

Sir Charles Wood

 

165. How many singers lent their voices to the soundtrack “You Needed Me?”

Six

 

166. Which Union Territory has the minimum total forest area covered in India?

Daman and Diu

 

167. Who was the founder of the Indian Association?

Surendranath Banerjee

 

168. Which famous love song is showcased in the movie “Suno Zara”?

Tujhe Dekha To

 

169. The Gulf of Mannar is situated along the coast of?

Tamil Nadu

 

170. The first Indian leader to undergo imprisonment was?

C Vijaraghavachari

 

171. “Aaja Aaja Dil Nichodhe, Raat Ki Matki Tode, Koi Good Luck Nikale, Aaj Gullak To Phodhe, Aaja Aaja Dil Nichodhe, Raat Ki Matki Tode, Koi Good Luck Nikale, Aaj Gullak To Phodhe.” These are the lyrics to which song?

Dhan Te Nan

 

172. Indian Standard Time(IST) refers to the local time of which city?

Allahabad

 

173. Who was the first Indian to used the word ‘Swarajya’

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

 

174. The song ‘Crazy Kiya Re’ is sung by what popular singer?

Sunidhi Chauhan

 

175. Which one is the oldest refinery in India?

Digboi

 

176. All India Harijan Sangha was established by Mahtama Gandhi in the year?

1932

 

177. “Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye” released in 2000 sank without a trace at the box office. The most popular song on its soundtrack ‘O Priya O Priya’ is lifted from ‘Maria Maria’, which was Number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for ten weeks. Name the artist who composed this song.

Carlos Santana

 

178. Which state is the largest producer of rice in India?

West Bengal

 

179. In which place did Satyagraha first started by Mahatma Gandhi?

Champaran

 

180. “Doli mein bitha ke, Sitaro se sajake, Zamane se churake, Lejayega ek roj tera udke jiya…” These lyrics are from which song?

Saawariya

 

181. Which state is the largest producer of cotton in India?

Gujarat

 

182. Who was the first to address Mahtma Gandhi as the “Father of Nation”

Subhas Chandra Bose

 

183. Where is India’s first Defence University located?

Haryana

 

184. Dandi March began on which date?

12th March, 1930

 

185. In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development located?

Tamil Nadu

 

186. Which farm was established by Mahatma Gandhi in Natal, South Africa?

Phoenix Farm

 

187. Which one is the oldest mountain range in India?

Aravalli

 

188. Who is considered the chief architect of Tajmahal?

Ahmad Lahauri

 

189. Which one is the highest mountain peak in India?

Kangchenjunga

 

190. What is the number of years required to build Tajmahal?

22 years

 

191. Which one is the longest river in South India?

Godavari

 

192. Who was the English ambassador who got permission from Jahangir to build a factory for the East India Company

Thomas Roe

 

193. Which one is the longest rail tunnel in India?

Pir Panjal

 

194. Mangal Pandey was a sepoy at?

34th Bengal Native Infantry

 

195. In which city is the longest flyover of India located?

Hyderabad

 

196.  Which one is the first fort constructed by the British in India?

Fort St George

 

197. In which State are the living root bridges found?

Meghalaya

 

198. The second battle of Panipat, 1556 was fought between?

Akbar and Hemu

 

199. Which one is the largest Zoological park (Zoo) in India?

Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai

200. Who wrote the biography of Akbar – “Akbarnama” (Book of Akbar)

Abul Fazl

201. In which state is the cleanest village of India and Asia Mawlynnong located?

Meghalaya

 

202. Qutub Minar construction was started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1192. Who had completed the construction of Qutub Minar?

Iltutmish

 

203. Where is the headquarters of the Indian Railway located?

Delhi

 

204. What is the real name of Birbal?

Maheshdas Brahmbhatt

 

205. Where are the headquarters of Life Insurance of India (LIC)  located?

Mumbai

 

206. Who was not included in the ‘Navaratna’ of Akbar?

Raja Bharmal

 

207. Who is the first Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest?

Bachendri Pal

 

208. Which poem was written by Kalidas?

Kumarasambhava

 

209. Who is the first Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest with prosthetic legs?

Arunima Sinha

 

210. Who is known as the Napoleon of India?

Samudragupta

 

211. Who is known as the “Birdman of India?”

Salim Ali

 

212. Kabir was whose disciple?

Ramanand

 

213. Who was the first Indian to be a member of the British Parliament?

Dadabhai Naoroji

 

214. Which monuments were built by Shah Jahan?

Taj Mahal,Red Fort, Jama Masid

 

215. The ‘onam’ festival is mainly celebrated in which state?

Kerala

 

216. Who was the ruler of Delhi when Babur attacked India?

Ibrahim Lodi

 

217. ‘Kuchipudi’ is a classical dance from which state?

Andhra Pradesh

 

218. ‘Gayatri Mantra’ is written in?

Rigveda

 

219. ‘Bharata Natyam’ is a classical dance from which state?

Tamil Nadu

 

220. At the time of Alexander’s invasion, which dynasty was ruling North India?

Nanda

 

221. The total number of caves present in the Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra is?

30

 

222. Who was not a part of ‘Navaratnas’ of Vikramaditya? Kalidas, Varahamihira, Charaka, Amarasimha

Charaka

 

223. The total number of caves present in the Ellora Caves, Maharashtra is?

34

 

224. The use of Zero and Decimal system was introduced during the period of which dynasty?

Gupta

 

225. Maha Kumbh Mela can be held in the same place after every?

12 years

 

226. Who was the founder of Madras?

Francis Day

 

227. Kumbh Mela can not be held in which city?

Varanasi

 

228. Who was the founder of Indian Boy Scouts?

Robert Baden-Powell

 

229. Officially, the Indian Republic Day celebration continues for a duration of?

Three day

 

230. The National song of India “Vande Mataram” was first published in which novel in 1882?

Anandamath

 

231.  What is the total number of spokes present in the Ashoka Chakra?

24

 

232. Who had renamed the famous diamond ‘Syamantaka-mani’ as ‘Kuh-e nur’

Nadir Shah

 

233. When the Postal Index Number (PIN) was first introduced in India?

1972

 

234. The ‘Din-e-Ilahi’ religion was founded by?

Akbar

 

235. Total number of PIN (Postal Index Number) zone in the Indian postal service is?

9

 

236. The other name of Chanakya is?

Vishnu Gupta

 

237. ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ is celebrated in India on?

9th January

 

238. Who is the author of the book ‘Rama Charitamanas?’

Tulshidas

 

239. French is one of the official languages of which union territories in India?

Puducherry

 

240. Vande Mataram was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in which year?

1896

 

241. According to the census 2011, which state has the highest sex ratio with 1084 women per 1000 men?

Kerala

 

242. Which battle gave the East Indian Company the right to collect of revenue in India for first time?

Battle of Buxar

 

243. Which is the most literate state in India, according to the 2011 census?

Kerala

 

244. The first Indian national elections under the Constitution were held in the year?

1952

 

245. Who was the Governor-General of India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857?

Charles Canning

 

246. TATA Airlines is now known as?

Air India

 

247. Who had implemented the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’ policy in India?

Lord Dalhousie

 

248. The international hub of Jet Airways is located at?

Belgium

 

249. Who had founded the Hindu reform movement ‘Arya Samaj’ in 1875?

Dayananda Saraswati

250. Who had written the book ‘Geet Govind?’

Jayadev

251. How many times India has been elected to the UN Security Council?

7

 

252. The city of Agra was founded in 1504 by?

Sikandar Lodi

 

253. In which year was the Reserve Bank of India nationalized?

1949

 

254. During which Governor’s rule, was the Indian Civil Service introduced?

Lord Cornwallis

 

255. The largest museum of India is located at?

Kolkata

 

256. When was the declaration of ‘Purna Swaraj’ made by the Indian National Congress?

1930

 

257. The longest railway platform in India is located in?

Gorakhpur

 

258. Which viceroy of India made the decision of Partition of Bengal?

Lord Curzon

 

259. In which city is the biggest bus terminal of India and South Asia located?

Chennai

 

260. In which year was the Indian National Congress established?

1885

 

261. The First city in India to have a dedicated lane for bicycle rides was?

Pune

 

262. Who is known as the founder of the Indian National Congress?

Allan Octavian Hume

 

263. In which year did UNESCO declare Darjeeling Himalayan Railway as World Heritage Site?

1999

 

264. Who was the first woman president of the Indian National Congress?

Annie Besant

 

265. Which railway station is at the highest altitude in India?

Ghum

 

266. The first round table conference in London was held in the year?

1930

 

267. India’s first metro railway service in Kolkata was started in the year?

1984

 

268. The Indian Councils Act, 1909 is also known as?

Morley-Minto Reforms

 

269. India’s first all-women Post Office is located in?

Delhi

 

270. Who was the first Secretary of State for India?

Edward Stanley

 

271. Mother Teresa received Nobel Peace Prize in the year?

1979

 

272. Who was the last Governor-General of Indian under East India Company Rule?

Lord Canning

 

273. In which country Mother Teresa was born?

Macedonia

 

274. Who was the first president of the Indian National Congress?

Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee

 

275. In which year was Maruti Udyog Limited established in India?

1981

 

276. In which year did Akbar reign the power of the Mughal Empire?

1556

 

277. Which is the biggest slum area in Asia?

Orangi, Karachi

 

278. Who wrote the book Ain-i-Akbari or the “Constitution of Akbar”

Abul Fazl

 

279. The population census in India is conducted after every?

10 Years

 

280. Who built the famous Shalimar Bagh of Srinagar?

Jahangir

 

281. Who is known as the ‘Metro man’ in India?

E Sreedharan

 

282. Which Mughal Emperor is also known as ‘Alamgir?’

Aurangzeb

 

283. Which city is known as the diamond city of India?

Surat

 

284. Who was the first Mughal Emperor to enforce sharia law in India?

Aurangzeb

 

285. Who is known as the missile woman of India?

Tessy Thomas

 

286. Famous Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta visited India during the reign of?

Muhammad bin Tughluq

 

287. The National Stock Exchange of India is located in?

Mumbai

 

288. Delhi’s only lady ruler Razia Sultana belongs to which dynasty?

Slave Dynasty

 

289. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) of India was established in the year?

1875

 

290. Who was the founder of the Lodi dynasty in India?

Bahlol Lodi

 

291. Which state in India was the first to apply VAT (Value Added Tax)

Haryana

 

292. Who was the founder of Slave dynasty in Delhi

Qutb-ud-din Aibak

 

293. Which city of India is also known as the ‘leather city of India?’

Kanpur

 

294. Chinese traveler Hsuan tsang visited India during the reign of?

Harsha Vardhan

 

295. Which city of India is also known as ‘Manchester of India?’

Ahmedabad

 

296. Who was the founder of Vijayanagara Empire?

Harihara I

 

297. Which city of India is also known as ‘Silicon Valley of India?’

Bengaluru

 

298. Who is the writer of the book ‘Ratnavali?’

Harsha Vardhan

 

299. Which city of India is also known as ‘Orange City of India?’

Nagpur

 

300. Who is the writer of the book ‘Panchatantra?’

Vishnu Sarma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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