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  1. 1. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com Which French dramatist and essayist and leader of the philosophical movement existentialism refused to accept Nobel Prize in 1964? Jean-Paul Sarte. What was the pseudonym of British satirist and humorist Hector Huge Munro? Saki. How do we better know controversial godman Chandra Mohan Jain? Rajneesh. Who became the first president of the Republic of China? Sun Yat-Sen. Which renowned Russian introduced the famous five-year plans in 1929? Joseph Stalin. For which film Stephen Spielberg won the Oscar award for best director and six other awards in 1974? Schindler’s list. How do we better know the boxer Cassius Marcellus Clay? Muhammad Ali. With whom did Yasar Arafat shared the 1994 Nobel prize? Which South African surgeon performed the first human heart transplant operation? Christian Neethling Bernard. Which member of the famous Beatles was shot dead in 1980? Lenon. Which American wheat scientist was responsible for the ‘green revolution’? Norman Borlaug. Which first woman PM of Norway was also the first woman to become director general of WHO? Harlem Brundtland. RECORDS,INDIAN RECORDS Record-holders Name the largest outdoor stadium in India: Yuba Bharti(Salt Lake ) stadium, Calcutta. Name the largest indoor stadium in India: Indira Gandhi indoor stadium, Delhi. Name the largest sports complex in India: Netaji Subhash Bose sports complex, Patiala. Which Indian holds the record for maximum appearances in Olympics? R K Randhir Singh. Who is the first individual Olympic medal winner for India? Norman Pritchard (Paris, 1900). Which is the largest, in size, trophy in India? Kolanka Cup (polo). What is Chundan Vallom? Snake boat races of Kerla. Who holds the most national titles for any sport? Bhubaneswari Kumari (squash-16 times). Who are the two persons to have received both the Arjun Award & Dronacharya Award? Syed Nayeemuddin and A.Ramarao. When did India participate in an archery event at an Olympic event for the first time? 1988 (Seoul Olympics). Which Indian woman reached an Olympic semifinal for the first time? Shiny Abraham.
  2. 2. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com Who is the first Indian to win commonwealth games gold in badminton? Prakash Padukone. Who is the first Indian badminton player to play a quarterfinal game at Olympics? Dipankar Bhattacharya (1992-Barcelona). Who is the first Indian to win world championship in billiards? Wilson Jones. Which Indian has own maximum world titles in billiards? Michael Ferreira. Who was the youngest player to win world billiards Championship? Geeth Sethi. Where was first world championship in snooker held? Calcutta (1963). Who is the first Indian to win world championship in snooker? B.Agarwal. Which is the oldest boxing association in India? Maharastra Amateur Boxing Association. Who is the first Indian to win International Master title in chess? (Manuel Aaron-1961). Who is the youngest Indian to win the IM title? V.Anand. Who is the first Indian to achieve the GM norm? Pravin Thipsay. Who became India’s first GM in 1987? V Anand. By what name was chess known in ancient India? Chaturanga. Who has won most national title in chess? Manuel Aaron. Who was the first Indian to be on the jury of Olympic game boxing competition? Aspy Adjania. Who is the first Indian woman chess player to participate in men’s national? Rohini Khadilkar. Which sisters dominated the Indian chess scene for more than a decade? Khadilkar. Who is the youngest player to win a gold medal in an international event for any sport? Tanya Sachdev. The chess federation of which country named a trophy after three Khadilkar sisters? Australia. Who led the first Indian cricket team’ s official tour to England? Maharaja of Pourbander.
  3. 3. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com Who was the first Indian to captain an English county team, Sussex? Ranji. Who was the first Indian to play for MCC? Ranji. Where is the highest cricket pitch in the world located? Chail in H.P. Who was the first Indian player to play test cricket? Ranji (1896- for England). Who is the first Indian umpire to officiate in a world cup final match? Ram Babu Gupta. Who was the first Indian to play test cricket? Ranjitsinghji(for England in 1896). Where was the first test in India played? Gymkhana Ground, Bombay (1933). When did India play her first test match? 1932, against England. India tested victory against which country for the first time? England in 1952. India won a series for the first time against which country? Pakistan. Against which country India registered her first series win abroad? New Zealand in 1968. Who was the only Malaysian to play test cricket for India? Lall Singh. Who was the youngest cricketer in the world to be captain? Tiger Pataudi (1962). Who was India’s first test captain? C.K.Naidu. Name the Indian wicket keeper to open the batting and bowling: Budhi Kunderan. Who was the Indian cricketer to bat in all position? V Mankad. Who was the first cricketer to be given out by third umpire (Karl Liebenberg)? S Tendulkar. Which Indian cricketer bowled 21 successive maidens in a test match? R G Nadkarni. Against which country India played her first one-day international? England (1974). Who was only Indian cricketer who has the dubious distinction of being given out for ‘handling the ball’ and ‘obstructing the fielder’ though in two separate tests? M Amaranth. Which West Indies cricketer made a cameo appearance as himself in the film Around The World starring Raj Kapoor & Rajshri? Sir Frank Worrell.
  4. 4. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com What is the first limited overs tournament in India? Deodhar Trophy. Which is the oldest football tournament in India? Durand Cup. Which is Asia’s oldest invitational international football tournament? Merdeka Tournament. When did India take part in an Olympic football game? 1948(captain – T.Aao). Who scored the only hat trick for India in an Olympic game? Neville d’ Souza in 1956, Melbourne. Who is the only Indian footballer either as a player or a coach to have participated in three consecutive Olympics? S A Rahim. India has not qualified for the Olympic football since which Olympics? 1960 Rome Olympics. Name the oldest sporting club in India, which was formed at a house in Balram Ghosh Street, Calcutta in 1889: Mohun Bagan. Name the only sports club in India to have been honoured with a special stamp in 1989: Mohun Bagan. Who has scored the only hat-trick in a Durand Cup Final, after 1947? N Ulganathan. Who is the first woman football referee? Chaitalli Chatterjee. 2.cinema Name the first film shot in India: coconut fair. Name the first film short by an Indian: The Wrestlers. Which is the first color film to be shown in India: Can- Can Dance. Name India’s first film concern: Royal Bioscope Company(Hira Lal Sen). Which is the first Indian narrative feature film? Pundalik (by R G Toney and N G Chitre). Who was the producer of first indigenous silent feature film Raja Harischandra? Dadasaheb Phalke. What was the first film to be premiered? Raja Harischandra.
  5. 5. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com Who is the only artiste to have played both hero and heroine in the same film? A Salunke in the film Lanka Dahan(Silent film). Name the first Indian film to undergo censor cuts: Orphans of the Storm. Name the first actress of the talkie era: Zubeida. Who was the first woman film maker in the silent era? Fatma Begum. Name the first film journal: Movie mirror. Which was the first Indian adult film? Social Evil. Where was the first talkie ‘Alam Ara’ produced by adreshir Irani Shot? Jyoti Studios. In which film released in 1932 the play back technique was introduced? Puran Bhakta. Which was the first Indian film to have an English version? Noor Jahan. Which Indian film saw the introduction of background music? Chandidas( Bengali). Which was the first film to be dubbed? Akashi Toofan. Which was India’s first silver jubilee silent film? Kapala Kundala. Name India’s first silver jubilee talkie film? Amrit Manthan. Which Indian film was shown for the first time at an international film festival (Venice)? Seeta. Name India’s first woman music director: Jadan Bai ( Nargis’ mother). What was India’s first golden jubilee talkie film? Sant Tukaram(marathi). Name the first songless film: Naujawan by JBH Wadia. Which actor starred with most heroines in his 60-year career? Prem Nazir. Which was the first film to be shot in Hindi, Bengali, and English? Raj nartaki(court dancer). Which was the first indian cinemascope film? Kaagaz Ke Phool by Guru dutta. Which was the first ever cinemascope film in the world? The Robe.
  6. 6. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com What was the first cinemascope film in color? Pyar Ki Pyaas. Name the first post-talkie silent film: Ingeet(Bengali). Which was the first one actor one set film? Yaadein by Sunil Dutt. Name the first 3-D film: My Dear Kuttichathan What was the first 3-D film in Hindi? Shiva Ka Insaaf Who was the first artiste to be honoured with a foreign retrospective of her films? Smita Patil. Which proxy producer has dubbed 48 films in 20 years? Dinesh Salgia. Who did maximum roles in a single film for the first time? Shivaji Ganeshan in Naavratri. Who has acted as police inspectors in maximum number of films? Jagdish Raj. What was the last film of V.Shantaram released in1987? Jhanjhar. Name the first music director of a foreign film: Pandit Ravi Shankar. Which is the first dual screen theatre in the country? Topivala(Bombay) Name the country’s oldest air-conditioned theatre? Regal (Bombay) Who has compiled the first encyclopaedia of Hindi film songs? Harminder Singh Hamraj. Seven music directors worked in which film released in 1992? Beta. Which is the first film to have three actors playing the double role? Aankhen. Which actor has been honoured with Chavalier award by the French government? Shivaji Ganeshan. Which Indian director has won a green Oscar? Mike Pandey Which was the first film made in 1937 to completely dispense with background music? Duniya Na Mane. a. Miscellaneous
  7. 7. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com Which Indian king convened a council of Jain monks in 172 B.C? Kharvela. Sanghamitra, the first woman missionary and daughter of Ashoka was also known as what? Aayupati. Who was the first woman disciple of Mahavira? Ajja Chandana. Who was the first to preach Christianity in India? St. Thomas. Which is the oldest church in existence? Palayur church(Kerla). Who was the first pope to visit India? PopePaul VI. Who was the first Indian to be appointed as Cardinal by the Vatican in 1953? Valerian Gracias. Who started the first Indian circus called the Chatre Circus in 1881? Vinayak Chatre. Who is the only Asian to get the New York’s Finix award? P.C.Sorcar Sr. Zebunnissa, the daughter of Aurangzeb wrote verses under what pen name? Makhfi. Who was the first woman to win the Jnapith Award in 1976? Ashapurna Devi. Who is the first woman to become the justice of Supreme Court of India? Fatima Beevi. Who was the first actress to win the padmashri award? Nargis. Who was the first actress to be nominated to Rajya Sabha? Nargis. Which was the first state to include woman in Volleyball? Uttar Pradesh. Who was the first woman poet in modern Hindi? Subhadra Chauhan(of Mukul fame). Name the youngest daughter of Babur who wrote Humayun Nama: Gulbadan. Who was Babur’s wife? Masuma. Who was Humayun’s wife? Hamida. Which is the fastest Ramayana completed in just 5 days? Molla Ramayana Into which family was Meerabai, the Bhakti poetess married? Sisodia.
  8. 8. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com Which British actress was the heroine of the film Shakuntala made by Suchet Singh in 1920? Dorothy Kingdom. Who was the inventor of Dravidian language family in 1856? Bishop Caldwell. Which is the only state with common civil code in the country? Goa. Which state has the largest concentration of scheduled castes in the country? U.P. Which union territory has largest concentration of S.C? Pondichery. Which is the smallest S.C community in India? Watal of J&k Which is the largest S.C community in India? Chamar. Ghost marriage (neel), symbolizing the marriage of dead bachelors is observed in Hindu fisher folk of which UT? Daman & Diu. Who established the linguistic affinity of Sanskrit with Latin and Greek? Sir William Jones. Which superintendent of Linguistic Survey Of India undertook the massive venture of single- handed compilation of all Indian languages? Sir George Abraham Grierson. Which is the most spoken tribal language? Gondi. Which is the source of all Indian scripts? Brahmi( Ashokan inscription) Which university set up the first department of tribal and regional language in India? Ranchi. Who was the first D.G of Anthropological Survey Of India? Dr K.S.Singh. Who were the first to wage a war (Hui) in tribal India? Santhals. When was the first Naga-Anglo war fought? 1879. Who called cotton as sindoon? Greeks. i. AGRICULTURE Where was country’s first vacuum sugar factory set up? Saran (Bihar). Which is the oldest agrlicutural research institute in India? Imperial Agriculture research institute, Pusa,Bihar.
  9. 9. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com Which was the first agriculture university in India? Govind Ballav Pant University at Pantnagar,Nainital. Which institute has bred ICPH 8, the world’s first hybrid pigeonpea plant? ICRISAT. Who brought tobacco plant to India around 1605? Portuguese. Where was the first pollen cryobank(frost-bank) established in India? IIHR, Bangalore . What are (TPS) C-3 AND HPS 113 varieties of? Potato seed. What is IR 64 variety of? Rice. What is world’s first high -yielding semi-dwarf basmati rice called? Pusa Basmati-I. Where is India’s first tea estate located? Chubwa ,Dibrugarh. Which is India’s largest tea estate? Kakajan tea estate,Assam (of Tata Tea) Which tree is called as man’s most useful tree and also known as kalpavriksha? Coconut. Which is the most common fertilizer in India? Urea. Which is India’s biggest fertilizer plant under cooperative sector? KRIBHKO Urea plant at Hazira( Gujrart). Which is the first and most common pesticide produced in india? BHC (benzene hexa chloride). Which crop consumes most pesticide in India? Cotton. Catamarans, the oldest fishing crafts of India are made out of what? Albezia (a type of soft wood). Which country has world’s longest coastline? India (8129km). Which state has largest average farm holdings? Nagaland. Which state has smallest average farm holdings? Kerla. Who is the first recipient of world food prize? M S Swaminathan. Which organization gives away Borlaug award for excellence in agriculture? Coromandal Fertilisers Ltd.
  10. 10. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com Who designed the first national flag, displayed at the socialist congress at Stuttgart (1907)? Madame Cama. Which is the earliest dynasty of India with a historical base? Sisunga. Who was the only Hindu nominee of the Muslim league in the interim government? Jogendra Nath Mandal. Who was the first Governor General of British India? William Bentick. Who was the founder of Indian women’s Association? Margaret Cousins. Who was the first woman to be elected to Indian Legislative Council? Muthulaxmi Reddy. Which was the first political association to be formed in India? Zamindari Association. When was the first constitution of INC drawn up? 1908. Who had served as the President of INC for a record number of eight times? J. L. Nehru. Who was the president of INC for seven consecutive years? Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad. 181.Which city is the venue of most numbers of congress sessions? Calcutta. 182.Who was the first woman to address a congress session? Kadambini Ganguly. 183.When did Indira Gandhi become president of INC for the first time? 1958-1959. 184.Who established the communist party of India in July 1924? Satyabhakta. 185.Under whose presidency the first all-India communist conference was held in Kanpur in 1924 December? Singravelu Chettiar. 186.When was first general election held in India? 1952. 187.Which general election introduced both ballot paper and indelible ink for the first time? Third (1962) 188.Whom did Mr P V Narasimha Rao defeat by a record margin of 5,80,297 in 1991 by election from Nandyal constituency? Bangaru Laxman.
  11. 11. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com 189.Who defeated his rival by a lowest margin of just one vote in an assembly election? K Ramakrishna. 190. In which assembly constituency of Meghalaya in 1989 the result was a tie and winner was declared by a toss of coin? Kherapara. 191.Who is the only parliamentarian in the world to win a seat for a record 7th consecutive time without changing his constituency? B Shankaranand(Chhikodi reserve constituency in Karnataka) 192.Which is the highest pooling booth in the Asia? Hikkim in HP. 193.Which president promulgated a whooping 29 ordinances in a single year? Fakiruddin Ali Ahmed. 194.Who holds the record of longest tenure as MP from one constituency, though not consecutively? Babu Jagjivan Ram (Sasaram ) 195.Who was the first chief Election Commissioner of India? Sukumar Sen. 196.Who was the first communist MLA ever? K Anantan Nambiar. 197.Who was the first chief election commissioner of India? Sukumar Sen. 198.Who had the longest tenure as chief election commissioner of India(CEC)? K V K Sundaram. 199.Who had the shortest tenure as CEC ? Nagendra Singh. 200.In which state electronic voting machine was used for the first time in the Assembly election? Kerla. 201.When was the first presidential election held in India? 1962. 202.Which president served the longest tenure? Dr Rajendra Prasad. 203.Which President had the shortest tenure? Zakir Hussain. 204.Who was the oldest man to assume the august office of President of India? R Venkat Raman. 206.Who became the youngest President of India? N. Sanjiva Reddy.
  12. 12. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com 207.Who was the first President to die in office? Dr Zakir Hussain. 208.Which decade saw most Presidents? 1960-70. 209.Which state was under President’s rule for the longest time from May 11, 1987 to February 21,1992? Punjab. 210.Which Vice-President had the longest tenure? Dr S Radhakrishnan. 211.Who had the shortest tenure as Vice-President? V V Giri. 212.Who was the oldest person to become the Vice-President of India? R.Venkatraman. 213.Who was the only interim President? Sachidananda Sinha. 214.Which prime minister had the shortest tenure? Charan Singh. 215.Which prime minister of India never faced the parliament? Charan Singh. 216.Who was the oldest person to become the Prime minister of India? Morarji Desai. 217.Who was the first prime minister to resign from office? Morarji Desai. 218.Who was the first prime minister to head a minority government? Charan Singh. 219.In which year parliament passed maximum acts? 1976 (118). 220.Who was the first speaker of Loksabha? G.V.Mavalankar. 221.Who served the longest term as speaker of Loksabha? Balram Jhakar. 222.Who was the first chairman of Rajyasabha? S.V.Krishnamoorthy. 223. Who had the shortest term as speaker of Loksabha? N.Sanjeeva .reddy. 224.Who served the longest period as Rajya Sabha Chairman? Dr S Radhakrishnan. 225.Who was the first M.P to be disqualified under anti defection law? Lalduhoma. 226.Who was the first woman General Secretary of Rajyasabha? V.S.Ramadevi. 227.Who was the first blind M.P to be elected to Loksabha? J P Shastry.
  13. 13. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com 228.Which Loksabha members had the highest average age? 6th 229.Which Loksabha represented maximum number of woman? 8th 230.Who has been either in a state or at center a minister maximum number of times? Sushil Kumar Shinde. 231.Who was the longest serving union minister? Jagjivan Ram. 232.Who had the shortest tenure as union minister? Justice Khanna. 233.Who was the first minister to resign from union cabinet? S P Mukherjee. 234.Who was the first minister to die in harness? Sardar Patel. 235.Who was the first minister to be assassinated? L N Mishra. 236.Which prime minster reshuffled the external affair 4 times during 4 years? R.Gandhi. Government-States 237.Who was the first speaker of a legislative assembly? L.M.Pailee(Kerla) 238.Which speaker of a legislative assembly used the casting vote eight times to save the K.Karunakaran ministry in early 1980s? A.C.Jose. 239.Name the first woman legislator and first woman alderman in India: Dr S.Muthulaxmi Reddy. 240.Who had the longest tenure as speaker of a state assembly sans house? Surjit Singh Minhas. 241.Who was the first woman minister in India? Vijaylaxmi Pandit. 242.Which state had five chief ministers in eight months from November 1989 to July 18,1990? Haryana. 243.Who was the first film star to become Chief Minister of a state? M.G.Ramachandran. 244.Who was elected chief minister while he was hospitalized abroad? M.G.Ramachandran. 245.Which agitator for the formation of separate Andhra Pradesh died on the 58th day of his
  14. 14. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com fast? Potti Sriramulu. 246.Which state legislative assembly celebrated its centenary in March 1988? Kerla. 247.Who was the first government to be dismissed under article 356 of the constitution in 1959? Namboodiripad Govt. ok Kerla. 248.Which is the first state to come under President’s rule in July 1951? Punjab 249.Shortest period of President’s rule has been imposed on which state? Orissa. 250.Which state has been under prohibition since 1950? Gujrat. Administration/Legalia 251.Who were the first foreigners to acquire territories in India? Portugese. 252.Who took over as Governor of Bombay in 1668? Sir George Oxden. 253.Which is the oldest civic body in India? Madras Municipal Corporation. 254.Which is the first prison to introduce a panchayat to maintain ‘law and order’ in the prison? Tihar Jail. 255.Under whose chairmanship the first Public Service Commission was set up in 1926? Atchison, Governor of Punjab. 256 Which prominent Indian was appointed as law member in the executive council of Governor General Minto? S.P.Sinha. 257.Who set up a committee to devise Indian Civil Service in 1963? Lord Macaulay. 258.Which Indian was directly recruited into covenanted Civil Service? Satyendra N Tagore. 259.Which two Indians were admitted to the privy council of India 1907? K.H.Puta & Syed Hussain. 260.Who was appointed under secretary of state for India by Lioyd George and elevated to peerage on January 25,1919? Lord S.P.Sinha. 261.Who became the first woman mayor of Bombay in 1956? Sulochana Modi(for 3 months)
  15. 15. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com 262.Who became the first woman mayor of Madras in 1957? Tara Cherian. 263.Who in 1988 was elected Mayor of New Delhi for a record 7th consecutive times? Mahinder Singh Sethi. 264.Who was appointed Governor of Mizoram in February 1990 at the age of 37 years and 7 months? Swaraj Kaushal. 265.Who was the first woman ambassador of India? Vijaya Laxmi Pandit. 266. Who was the first Indian as well as the first woman to be elected President of General Assembly Session of UN in 1953? Vijaya Laxmi Pandit. 267.Who introduced into Bengal Indian Penal Code and Criminal procedure code in 1862 drafted 30 years earlier by Maculay’s team? John Beams. 268.When was the Preventive Detention Act introduced for the first time in India? 1784. 269. Who in 1865 was enrolled as the first Indian barrister in Calcutta High Court? Gnanendra Mohan Tagore. 270.Which is the oldest High Court in India? Calcutta High Court. 271.Who was appointed as the first High court Judge in 1863? Shambunath Pandit. 272.Which High Court has the largest sanctioned strength of judges? Allahabad. 273.Who became in 1991 India’s first woman Chief justice of a High Court? Leila Seth. 274.Who was the first Indian to become the president of International Court of Justice? Nagendra Singh. 275.Who was the first Indian recipient of World Justice Award? Nagendra Singh. 276.Who was the first chief Justice of India? Harilal Kania. 277.Who served the longest tenure as Chief Justice of India? Y.V.Chandrachud. 278.Who served the shortest tenure as Chief Justice of India? K N Singh 279.Who was the first Indian woman to be appointed as a judge of Supreme Court of India? Fateema Beevi.
  16. 16. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com 280.Who was the first woman advocate of India? Cornelia Sorabji. 281.Which bar association, established in 1857 is the oldest in India? Alipore. 282.Which bar association, the second largest bar association in the world –after Sanghai bar association- is the largest in India? Tis Hazari Bar Association. 283.Who was appointed as first public prosecutor at Madras in 1887? S.Subramania Iyer. 284.Who became the first Indian to be appointed as Sheriff of Calcutta in 1873? Manackjee Rustomjee. 285.Which case is the first recorded trial by jury in India? Rex-vs- Ascentia Dawes. 286.Which former chief minister had filed more than 200 defamation cases against political opponents, newspapers etc? Jayalalita. 287.Where was the world’s first fingerprint bureau set up in1897? Calcutta. 288.Which member of Indian Civil Service initiated dactylography or the science of finger printing as a means of personal identification? William Herschel. 289.Who devised the systemic study and methods of using fingerprints for personal identification? Edward Richard Henry. 290.What is MIRACODE system? A system of fingerprint identification. 291.Where was the first open prison started in 1956? Jaipur. 292.Which American conceived ‘Portrait Parley’, sketches of suspects drawn by proficient artist based on descriptions supplied by eyewitnesses? Hugh McDonald. 293.Police Dog Squad was first set up by which police force in India in 1951? Madras Police. 294.Which is the first all-woman police station in India? Calicut in Kerla. 295.The first all woman paramilitary battalion has been commissioned in which central Paramilitary Organisation in 1986? CRPF. Media 296.Where was the first multilingual press set up in 1800 AD? Serampore.
  17. 17. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com 297.Who imposed vernacular press Act in 1878? Lord Lytton. 298.Which English missionary was first to translate the complete bible into six Indian languages and parts of the bible into 33 other languages? Dr. William Carey. 299.Which was the first newspaper, a weekly, to be published in India in 1780? Bengal Gazette or the Calcutta General Advertiser. 300.Name the first vernacular newspaper published in Bengali by Dr Carey and Marshman in 1818: Samachar Darpan. 301.Which is Asia’s oldest daily? Mumbai Samachar (Gujarati Language). 302.Which is the oldest almanac in India? Bombay Samachar Panchang? 303.Which is the oldest English daily, still in circulation in India? The Times Of India. 304.Which is the first financial daily of India? The Economic Times. 305. Name the only weekly newspaper for children? Newsjoy. 306.Which editor and founder of Amrit Bazar Patrika was known as ‘firebrand editor’? Tushar Kanti Ghosh. 307.By what name Urdu poet and litterateur Raghupati Sahay is better known? Firaq Gorakhpuri. 308.Indian Broadcasting Company was established during which viceroy’s reign? Lord Irwin. 309.All India Radio was earlier known as what? Indian State Broadcasting Service. 310.When did the first vividh Bharti Programme go on air? October 1957. 311.Where was the first FM transmitter set up in India? Madras. 312.Which station of All India Radio started the first FM stereo station in 1988? Delhi. 313.Which was the first film in India to be telecast in colour ? Satranj ki Khiladi. 314.Which was the first telefilm to be telecast in India? Sadgati. 315.Which was the first feature film with seven sub titles? Saalam Bombay.
  18. 18. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com 316.Which was the first Indian soap opera serial? Humlog. 317.Who was the animation director of first ever serialized animation film in India, Ghayab Aya ? Suddhasattwa Basu. 318.Which was the first Indian science fiction serial? Space City Sigma. 319.Which was the first ever-video film made in India? Teri Meri Kahani. 320.The post office at Antarctica operates under which postal division? Goa. 321.Which Governor General started the postal service in India? Lord Clive. 322.Which deputy Surveyor General of Calcutta designed India’s first stamps? Captain H.L.Thullier. 323.Which is the first state in India to issue a postal stamp in 1864? Kathiwar State in Saurastra (later Gujrat). 324.What was the inscription on the first stamp of independent India, a three-and-a-half anna stamp? Jai Hind. 325.Which state issued the earliest official stamp in 1873? Hyderabad. 326.Which prominent personality did the biggest stamp issued so far depict? Rajiv Gandhi. 327.Who was the first person to be honored with a stamp issued in 1948? Mahatma Gandhi. 328.Who was the first woman to feature on an Indian stamp? Meerabai. 329. Besides Ba and Bapu, which other couples have so far featured jointly on an Indian stamp? Nelli and Jatin Sengupta. 330. Whose autograph has been inscribed on a stamp issued in 1961?R.N.Tagore. 331. Who was the first foreigner, in the post independence era, to feature on a stamp? Jean Henry Durant. 332. Which is the only athletic club in India to be honored with a stamp issue? Mohan Bagan. 333. Which country has issued a stamp on former president Giani Zail Singh? S Korea 334. Which Caribbean country has issued stamps on Indian cricket legends Gavaskar and Kapil
  19. 19. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com Dev? St. Vincent. 335. When was pin code introduced for the first time? 1972. 336. First regular airmail service was started between which two cities in 1935? Karachi and Lahore 337. First pigeon mail started between which two cities in 1931? Asansol and Calcutta. 338. Where did the first postal museum open in India in 1938? Delhi. 339. First all-India postage stamp printed in Calcutta was called what? Half-anna blue. 340. First telegraph lines were installed in 1838 between which two places? Calcutta and Diamond Harbour. 341. Where in India was the first automatic telephone system commissioned in 1914? Shimla. 342. Subscribers Trunk Dialing (STD) was first started in India in1960 between which two cities? Kanpur AND Lucknow. 343. Which was the longest functioning University in India? Nalanda. 344. Which was the oldest Open University in India? Andhra Open University. 345. Which is the largest Open University in India? Indira Gandhi Open University. 346. Which is the first law university in India? The National Law School of India, Bangalore. 347. Which is the first woman university India? SNDT University Pune. 348. Who established the first Indian college, Fort William College in 1879? Lord Wellesley. 349. Which is the first woman’s college in India? Bethune College, Calcutta. 350. Which Governor Genaral of India established the first medical college in India, TheMedical College Bengal in 1835? William Bentick. 351. Which is the oldest exiting institution for oriental studies in India? Asiatic Society, Bengal. 352. In which city of India the first Engineering College opened in 1847? Roorkee. 353. In which city of India the first School for the blinds opened in 1887? Amritsar.
  20. 20. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com 354. Where in India the only institute for the hearing impaired located? Madras. 355. Which is the largest school in India? South Point High School, Calcutta. 356. Where was the first full-fledged college of veterinary Science established in the undivided India in 1882? Lahore. 357. Who established the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, the first center for modern scientific research in India? Dr Mahendralal Sarkar. 358. Which is the largest library in India? The National Library,Alipore Calcutta. 359. Where was the first IIT set up in India? Kharagpur. 360. Which was the first university to offer postgraduate degree (M.A) IN India? Calcutta. 361. Which University in India was first to introduce correspondence courses in India in 1962? Delhi. 362. Which is the oldest institution for oriental studies in India? Asiatic Society, Calcutta established by William Jones in 1784. 363. Where was the first National Institute for the Blind established in India? Dehradun. 364. Who established the National Library in Calcutta in 1836? Dwarkanath Tagore. 365. Where is the National Film Archives located? Pune.It is also the largest. Transport 366. Which is India’s largest Bus terminus? Imlibun Bus Terminus,Hyderabad. 367.Which State Road Transport Corporation is the largest in India? Maharastra. 368.Maharaja of Patiala imported the first automobile to India in 1902? Of which make? French –made De Dion Bonton car. 369.Central Railway was earlier known as what? Great India Peninsular Railway. 370.The first train journey started from what is now known as Victoria Terminus. What was it earlier called? Bouri Bunder. 371.Which is the world’s busiest narrow-gauge junction? Dabhoi near Vadodora.
  21. 21. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com 372.Which is the longest railway tunnel in India? Parsik Tunnel on Mumbai-Kalyan route. 373.Which Rail route in India has most tunnels? Kalka-Shimla(102) 374.Which is the longest railway bridge in India? Dehri-On-Sone. 375.Which is the first electrified railway route in India? Mumbai-Pune. 376.Which is the largest locomotive factory in India? Chittaranjan Locomotive Works. 377.The only rack railway system in the country covers a distance of 46km.Between which two stations? Mettupalayam and Udagmandalam. 378.Between which two stations the first push-pull train was flagged off on September 1994? Diva and Vasai. 379.Which is the first vestibule train in India? Deccan Queen(between Bombay VT and Pune) 380.The first Janata Express was introduced in 1948 between which two stations? Patna and Delhi. GK GK GK,INDIA GK In which Indian state would you find the the cave sites Karle and Bhaje? Maharashtra What was unique about the 1990 film 'Mathilukal' (Walls) by Adoor Gopalakrishnan? It had an all-male cast Which is the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia? Chilka Lake What are Zebu and Gaur types of? Oxen In which Indian city would you find the Prince of Wales Museum? Mumbai In which Indian city was Rudyard Kipling born? Bombay Where in India is the Ganga Sagar Mela held? West Bengal
  22. 22. More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com More Materials Visit : www.kalvikadal.com The venom of which snake is the most dangerous? Tiger snake Which of these Indian states is known for the boat race during the Onam festival? Kerala Who was elected the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century? Kapil Dev GK GK GK INDIA QUIZ,INDIA MYTHOLOGY,HISTORY "In the Mahabharata, who was the father of Janmajaya?" Parikshit By what name is the dance Kacheri Aatam now known? Andhra Nrityam The Pooram festival is celebrated in which state of India? Kerala Who invaded India during the rule of Muhammad Shah? Nadir Shah Who won the National Award for choreography in the film 'Dil To Paagal Hain'? Shiamak Davar "In computers, what is the full form of COAST?" Cache On A Stick "After Mohun Bagan, which was the second Indian club to win the IFA Shield? " Mohammedan Sporting Club Who produced of the film 'Lekin'? Hridaynath Mangeshkar The Chinkara Sanctuary is in which Indian state? Gujarat Captain Nemo was the character of which of these novels? Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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