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100 GK Questions and Answers About India

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  1. Who is the ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha?

  2. Who is the 1st Indian to win an individual gold medal in Olympic Games?

  3. Which scientist is known as the Father of Green Revolution in India?

  4. Name the largest brackish water lake in India.

  5. Which country / countries is/are connected with India through Nathu La Pass located in Sikkim?

  6. Where was the 1st IIM (Indian Institute of Management) established?

  7. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is popularly known by the name ____

  8. Which two Indian states were formed by dissolving Bombay State in May 1960?

  9. Who was the first President of independent India?

  10. How many members can be nominated by the President in the Rajya Sabha

  11. Name the classical dance form of Andhra Pradesh.

  12. The rulers of which dynasty built the Khajuraho temples?

  13. Who is the founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU)?

  14. Who is the 1st Indian to receive Raman Magsaysay award?

  15. Vishwambar Mishra was the original name of

  16. In place Gautama Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana i.e salvation?

  17. Who is the 1st recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke award?

  18. In which mountain range, Siachen Glacier, the world's longest glacier, is located?

  19. Who is the founder of Servants of India Society?

  20. Who is popularly known as 'Mahamana'?

  21. Who is the author of the Bengali novels 'Anand Math' and 'Kapalakundala'?

  22. What is the correct order of the 3 colors, from top to bottom (in descending order), in our National Flag?

  23. Where is Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary located?

  24. The largest Buddhist Monastery in India is

  25. Chanakya was the chief advisor of

  26. Which Lodhi ruler was defeated by Babar in the 1st battle of Panipat?

  27. Which is the first indigenously developed super computer of India?

  28. Who is the author of the Hindu epic Ramayana?

  29. Who is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal?

  30. Name the architect who designed the city of Chandigarh.

  31. Who is the founder of the Forward Block political party?

  32. Name the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest.

  33. Who is the author of the book 'Discovery of India'?

  34. Which Mughal Emperor built Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri?

  35. Which Indian scientist invented Crescograph - the device for measuring the growth of plants?

  36. Name the highest civilian award in India.

  37. Which is the smallest state of India in terms of area?

  38. Which is the oldest mountain range in India?

  39. Which state is popularly known as the Spice Garden of India?

  40. In which state is Keoladeo National Park located?

  41. What is the new name of Bharatpur Bird Santuary?

  42. In which state is the famous Sunderbans National Park located?

  43. Where is Nameri National Park located?

  44. Where is Pench National Park located?

  45. In which state is Gir Forest National Park?

  46. In which state is Dibru-Saikhowa Wildlife sanctuary located?

  47. Where is Kanha Tiger Reserve located?

  48. In which state is Nagarhole National Park located?

  49. Where is National Chambal Sanctuary located?

  50. Where is Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary located?

  51. In which state is Ranthambore National Park located?

  52. In which place is Periyar Tiger Reserve located?

  53. In which year Bharat Ratna award was introduced?

  54. What is the color of the Wheel (Chakra) in our (Indian) National Flag?

  55. Which is the National Anthem of India?

  56. Who composed our National Anthem?

  57. In which language was our National Anthem originally composed?

  58. When was the Hindi version of our National Anthem adopted by the Constituent Assembly?

  59. When was the song 'Jana Gana Mana' (National Anthem) sung for the first time?

  60. Our National Anthem comprises of _______ stanzas.

  61. What is the approximate time taken to sing the song?

  62. When was the National Tricolor Flag of India adopted by the Constituent Assembly?

  63. What is the ratio of the width our National Flag to its length?

  64. Who designed our National Flag?

  65. Which is the National Song of India?

  66. Who composed our National Song 'Vande Mataram'?

  67. From which famous novel our National Song is taken?

  68. When was the National Song sung for the first time?

  69. Where from our National / State Emblem is adopted?

  70. How many lions are depicted in our State Emblem, that stand back to back?

  71. What words are inscribed at the bottom of the emblem?

  72. Where from the words 'Sayameva Jayate' inscribed on the State Emblem, are taken?

  73. In which schedule of the Constitution of India are languages listed?

  74. How many languages are listed in the VIII schedule of the Constitution of India?

  75. Which is the official language/s of India?

  76. In which Indian state Bodo language is spoken?

  77. Konkani is the official language of ________

  78. In which Indian state Khandeshi language spoken?

  79. Name the script in which Hindi language is written?

  80. Currently how many states are there in India? (updated)

  81. Bhopal is the capital of_______

  82. Name the capital of Rajasthan.

  83. Dehradun is the capital of_____

  84. The capital of Odisha is_____

  85. Which is the capital of Manipur?

  86. Panaji (Panjim) is the capital of_____

  87. Ranchi is the capital of______

  88. Which is the capital of Sikkim?

  89. The capital of Meghalaya is______

  90. Dispur is the capital of _______

  91. Agartala is the capital of_____

  92. The capital of Lakshadweep is_____

  93. Port Blair is the capital of_____

  94. Which is the capital of National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT)?

  95. Which is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh?

  96. Silvassa is the capital of______

  97. Chandigarh is the capital of______

  98. Tiruvanthapuram (Trivandrum) is the capital of_____

  99. Which is the capital of Bihar?

  100. The capital of Mizoram is_____

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