Indian History GK Questions and Answers 

​Indian History GK Questions and Answers 

Pre Historic Era

  • Stone Age
  • Bronze Age

Early Historic Period

  • Vedic Period
  • Ancient India Timeline

Prehistoric Period

  • Indus Valley Civilisation
  • Epic Age
  • Hinduism and Transition
  • The Mauryan Age
  • The Invasions
  • Saraswati (Harappan) civilization: 6500 BC – 1000 BC or also called ‘Vedic period’ in the history of India.
  • Golden period of Indian History: 500 BC – 800 AD
  • Muslim influence in India: 1000 AD- 1700 AD
  •  British period in India: 1700 AD – 1947 AD
  • Modern India: 1947 – till today
  • The International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed on 21st March.
  • Number of districts in Bangladesh having borders with India is-30 
  • The present base year for calculating wholesale price index number is 1991-92. 
  •  On September 1, 2007 Life Insurance Corporation of India completed its 50 years.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has not been signed by India.
  • The last Mughal Emperor was Bahadur Shah Jafar.
  • 2008 – International Year of Potato.
  • The Supreme Court consists of a Chief Justice and 25 Judges.
  • ‘New Horizons’ spacecraft – NASA to study Pluto.
  •  Merdeka Cup is related with the game of Football.
  • The metal used to make lightning conductors is Copper.
  •  Formosa was the old name of Taiwan.
  • Anousheh Ansari is the first woman space tourist.
  • International Women’s Day – March 8. 
  • Washing of peeled vegetables removes vitamin C from them.
  • Dada Saheb Phalke Award is given for excellence in the field of cinema.
  • USA has an Unwritten Constitution.
  • India Wins Freedom is the autobiography of Abul Kalam Azad. 
  • Dry farming methods does not help in conserving soil fertility and moisture.
  • Fluid part of blood, devoid of corpuscles – Plasma. 
  • Ripe grapes contain Fructose.
  • Phenol is widely used in the plastic industry for manufacturing bakelite.
  • The full form of ECB is External Commercial Borrowing. 
  •  The Indian Parliament is competent to enact law on a State subject if emergency under Article 352 is in operation.
  •  Arabs were defeated in 738 A.D. by Pratiharas.
  • The rulers of Vijayanagar promoted Tamil, Telugu, and Sanskrit.
  •  Baltora glacier is located in Karakoram ranges. 
  • The largest producer of mica in the world is India. 
  • Aryabhata launch – Sriharikota. 
  • Dr Vijay Kelkar is the Chairperson of the 13th Finance Commission.
  • China launched its first Lunar Orbiter ChangE-1
  • Reverse Mortgage Loan Scheme – for helping Senior Citizens to avail loan by mortgage of their residential property.
  • The word FTP stands for File Translate Protocol.
  • Fructose is the sweetest natural sugar.
  •  Parliament has the powers to create a new All-India Service.
  • A computer virus is a special kind of computer program.
  • India has a coastline of 7500 kms.

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