When Indian forces drove away the Portuguese from
this colony, it became in the eyes of international
law, an independent country.
The residents of the colony requested the Government
of India for administrative help. Mr. K.G. Badlani, an
officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was
sent as the administrator.
In 1961, Mr. Badlani was, for one day, designated the
Prime Minister of the ‘country’, so that, as Head of
State, he could sign an agreement with the Prime
Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and formally
merge the ‘country’ with the Republic of India.
Identify this former Portuguese colony.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a Union Territory in
western India. Nagar Haveli is wedged between
Maharashtra and Gujarat, whereas Dadra is a
enclave 1 km NW surrounded by Gujarat.
The shared capital is Silvassa. The larger part spans
a large, roughly c-shaped area 12–30 kilometres up-
river from the city of Daman on the coast, at the
centre of which, and thus outside the territory, is the
A special occasion for the world's second largest
commercial employer saw the release of this
logo. Identify the organization
The logo was released to commemorate 150 years
of Indian railways.
Introduced into India by Babur and later
formalized by Akbar, Mughal Ganjifa is a card
game played with a deck of 96 cards comprising
of 8 suits of 12 cards each.
As the game became popular beyond the Mughal
courts, the designs on the cards were made
compatible with Hindu tradition.
A second form of the game emerged with 10 suits
of 12 cards each.
While local variations abound across the
country, Mughal Ganjifa and its Hindu sibling
remain the two meta-variants. Which God was
typically depicted in the 10 suits?
Ganjifa cards are circular and traditionally hand-
made by local artisans.
The suits are composed of twelve subjects on
coloured backgrounds, with pip cards running
from 1 to 10, and two court cards, one of a
minister or counselor, the other of a king.
The precise style and arrangement of the
decoration on any set is dependent on its artist.
The designs of the cards of Dashavatara Ganjifa
use motifs from the ten Avatars of Vishnu.
In 1882, Mr. W L Lake a Canadian engineer saw
elephants emerging out of dense forests with oil
stains on their feet.
So the story goes, that his shouts urging his men
to drill the area for crude oil gave this Indian town
Digboi is a town in the north-eastern part of the
state of Assam.
Crude oil was discovered here in late 19th century.
‘Dig boy, dig’, shouted the Canadian engineer, at
his men as they watched elephants emerging out of
the dense forest with oil stains on their feet.
This place is Asia’s largest wholesale market.
Built by a king for his favorite daughter in 1650 AD
so that she could shop all she wanted to, this market
place derives its name from the canals filled with
water that sparkled like silver in the moonlight.
What place in contemporary Asia is this?
Chandni Chowk originally meaning moonlit square
or market, is one of the oldest and busiest markets
in Old Delhi, now in central north Delhi, India.
Built in 17th century by the great Mughal emperor
of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter
Jahan Ara, the market was once divided by canals
(now closed) to reflect moonlight, and it remains
one of India's largest wholesale markets.
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