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Friday, August 30, 2013

First in India and World

Aircraft Carrier Indian ShipI.N.S. Vikrant
American president to visit IndiaDwight David Eisenhower
Asian Games organized in IndiaDelhi (in 1951)
atomic Submarine of IndiaI.N.S. Chakra
British Prime Minister to visit IndiaHarold Mc Millon
British to visit IndiaHawkins
Chief justice of IndiaJustice Hiralal J. Kania
Chief of Air Staff of IndiaAir Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst
Chief of Army Staff of IndiaGeneral M.Rajendra Singh
Chief of Naval Staff of IndiaVice- Admiral R.D Katari
Chinese pilgrim to visit IndiaFa-hien
Commander-in-chief of free IndiaGeneral K.M. Cariappa
Commander-in-chief of Free IndiaGeneral Roy Bucher
Dalit Speaker of the Lok SabhaG.M.C. Balyogi
Deputy prime Minister of IndiaSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
E-business news paper of IndiaFinancial Express
Education Minister of Independent IndiaMaulana Abdul Kalam Azad
Election Commissioner of IndiaSukumar Sen
Emperor of Moghul Dynasty in IndiaBabar
field Marshal of IndiaGeneral S.F.J. Manekshaw
Foreign recipient of Bharat RatnaKhan Abdul Gaffar Khan
Governor General of BengalWarren Hastings (1774-85)
Governor General of Ind. IndiaLord Mountbattten
Governor General of IndiaLord William Bentic (1833-35)
Governor of BengalLord Clive (1757-60)
Home Minister of Independent IndiaSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
Indian air Chief of IndiaAir Marshal S. Mukherjee
Indian author to get Anderson AwardRuskin Bond
Indian Cosmonaut (to go into space )Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
Cricketer to make double centuries 5 timesRahul Dravid
WOman to win in a Wimbledon touramentSania Mirza
Governor general of Independent IndiaC.Rajgopalachari (21 June,1948
I.C.S. OfficerSatyaendra Nath Tagore
Woman to win a medal in World AthleticsAnju Bobby George
MissilePrithvi
Woman to win the Miss Great Britain TitlePreeti Desai
PilotJ.R.D. Tata (1929)
Prime Minister to loose an electionIndira Ghandi
Prime Minister to resign from officeMorarji Desai
Recipient of Nobel Prize in EconomicsDr. Amartya Sen
Scientist to get Nobel PrizeC.V. Raman (Physics)
SubmarineI.N.S. Cauveri
United Nations Civilian Police AdvisorMs. Kiran bedi
To climb Mount AverestTenzing Norgay
To fly the U.S. space shuttleDr. Kalpana Chawla
To get Bhart Ratna AwardDr. S. Radhakrishnan
To get Jnanpeeth AwardG. Shankar Kurup
To get Paramvir ChakraMajor Somnath Sharma
To make printing press popular in IndiaJames Hicky
To pass ICSSurendra Nath Benerjee
To reach AntarcticaLt. Ram Charan (1960)
To reach the south PoleCol. I.K.Bajaj
To ski to the north poleAjeet Bajaj
To Swim Across English Channel in IndiaMihir Sen
To win Magsaysay AwardAcharya Vinoba Bhave (1958)
To win Stalin AwardSaiffudin Kichlu
To win world Billiards TrophyWilson Jones
Weightlifter to win bronze medal in OlympicsKarnam Malleshwari
Woman Airline PilotDurga Banerjee
Woman Air-vice-MarshalP. Bandopadhyaya
Woman Chairman and Managing Director of NABARDMrs. Ranjana Kumar
Woman cricketer to score adouble centuryMithali Raj
Woman I.P.S. OfficerKiran Bedi
Woman Merchant Navy OfficerSonali Banerjee
Woman president of Indian National CongressSarojini Naidu (1925)
Woman Speaker of State Assembly in IndiaMrs. Shanno Devi
Woman to become Miss UniverseSushmita Sen
Woman to become Miss WorldMiss Reita Faria
Woman to get Ashok ChakraNirja Mishra
Woman to get Bharat RatnaSmt. Indira Gandhi
Woman to get Jnanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
Woman to get the Nobel PrizeMother Teresa (1979)
Woman to go into spaceKalpana Chawla
Woman Lt. General in the Indian ArmyPuneeta Arora
Woman to swim across the English ChannelMiss Arati Saha (now Mrs. Arati Gupta)
Woman to win a Gold Medal in Asian GamesKamaljeet Sandhu
Woman to win the Booker PrizeArundhati Roy
woman to win WTA TitleSania Mirza
Woman yo cross seven important seas by swimmingBula Chaudhury
World Chess ChampionVishwanathan Anand
Large-scale Atomic Reactor of IndiaApsara (1956)
Medium range Missile of IndiaAgni
Minister to resign form Union Cabinet of IndiaShyama Prasad Mukherjee (1950)
Muslim President of Indian National CongressBadruddin Tayab Ji
Muslim President of Indian RepublicDr. Zakir Hussain
Nuclear Centre of IndiaTarapur
Paperless Newspaper of IndiaThe News Today
President of Constituent Assembly of IndiaDr. Rajendra Prasad
President of India to die in officeDr. Zakir Hussain
President of Indian National CongressW.C. Banerjee
to win Nobel prize in PhysicsSubrahmanium Chandrasekhar
Sikh Prime Minister of IndiaDr. Manmohan Singh
Speaker of lok SabhaG.V. Mavlankar (1952-57)
To win an individual Olympic gold for India.Abhinav Binra
Talkie Film in IndiaAlam Ara
Test Tube Baby of IndiaIndira (Baby Harsha)
University of IndiaNalanda University
Vice-President of India to die in harnessKrishna Kant
Woman Chief Justice of a High Court in IndiaSmt. Leela Seth
Woman Judge in Supreme Court in IndiaMrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Biwi

Women Chief Ministers of Various States

NameStatePartyTerm
Sushma SwarajDelhiBJP13 Oct to 3 December 1998
Uma BhartiMPBJP2003-2004
Vasundhara RajeRajasthanBJP2003-2008
Mamata BanerjeeW.BengalTrinamool Congress2011 – present
Sheila DikshitDelhiCongress1998-present
Rabri DeviBiharRJD1997—1999, 1999—2000, 2000—2005
Rajinder Kaur BhattalPunjabCongressApril 1996 to February 1997
MayawatiUttar PradeshBSP13 June 1995 – 18 October 1995, 21 March 1997 – 21 September 1997, 2002–2003, 2007–2012
J JayalalithaaTamilnaduAIADMK1991–1996, 14 May 2001 – 16 September 2001, 2002–2006, 2011 – present
Janaki RamachandranTamilnaduAIADMK7 to 30 January 1988
Syeda Anwara TaimurAssamCongressDecember 1980 to June 1981
Shashikala KakodkarGOAMaharashtrawadi Gomantak Party12 August 1973 to 27 April 1979
Nandini SatpathyOrissaCongressJune 1972 to December 1976 & August 1973 to April 1979
Sucheta KriplaniUttar PradeshCongressOctober 1963 to May 1967


Facts about female chief ministers of Indian States

  • Sucheta Kriplani is the first woman to be chief minister of any state in India.
  • Syeda Anwara Taimur is the first muslim female who became the chief minister.
  • J. Jayalalithaa is a film actress who became CM.
  • Mayawait is the first dalit CM of any Indian state.
  • Mamata Banerjee became CM after uprooting 34 year old Left front rule in the state.
  • Vasundhara Raje belongs to royal Maratha Scindia family.
  • Sheila Dikshit is the only woman chief minister to lead a government for a third consecutive term.
  • Rajinder Kaur Bhattal is the first and only Female CM of Punjab till date.
  • Janaki Ramachandran was CM only for 23 days.
  • Shashikala Kakodkar is the first female CM of GOA.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Republic Day Chief Guests

Republic day is celebrated every year on January 26. This day is decreed as National holiday since January 26, 1950. Indian became free on August 15, 1945 as was declared as Sovereign, Democratic and Republic State with the adoption of constitution of India in 1950. 

India is celebrating its 64th Republic Day in the year 2013. Chief guest of Republic day 2013 is Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said Al Said. AS every year, this year too Republic day will be celebrated in a grand way all around the country. On Republic Day, flag hoisting ceremonies accompanied by armed forces is held in all parts of the Country. The Republic Day Parade in Delhi is presided over by the President of India. The Prime Minister of India, lays a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year. By this, the Nation pays respect to all the members of the Armed Forces who sacrificed their lives for the country. This is followed by 21 gun salute and thereafter the National flag is unfurled. 

Republic day is celebrated every year on January 26. This day is decreed as National holiday since January 26, 1950. Indian became free on August 15, 1945 and was declared as Sovereign, Democratic and Republic State with the adoption of constitution of India in 1950. 

India is celebrating its 64th Republic Day in the year 2013. Chief guest of Republic day 2013 is Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said Al Said. As every year, this year too Republic day will be celebrated in a grand way all around the country.

On Republic Day, flag hoisting ceremonies accompanied by armed forces is held in all parts of the Country. The Republic Day Parade in Delhi is presided over by the President of India.

The Prime Minister of India, lays a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year.By this, the Nation pays respect to all the members of the Armed Forces who sacrificed their lives for the country. This is followed by 21 gun salute and thereafter the National flag is unfurled.

Republic Day Chief Guests:

YearGuest NameCountry
1950President SukarnoIndonesia
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954King Jigme Dorji WangchuckBhutan
1955Governor General Malik Ghulam MuhammadPakistan
1956 
1957 
1958
1959 
1960President Kliment VoroshilovUSSR
1961Queen Elizabeth IIUnited Kingdom
1962 
1963King Norodom SihanoukCambodia
1964 
1965Food and Agriculture Minister Rana Abdul HamidPakistan
1966 
1967 
1968Prime Minister Alexei KosyginUSSR
President Josip Broz TitoSFR Yugoslavia
1969Prime Minister of Bulgaria Todor ZhivkovBulgaria
1970 
1971President Julius NyerereTanzania
1972Prime Minister Seewoosagur RamgoolamMauritius
1973President Mobutu Sese SekoZaire
1974President Josip Broz TitoSFR Yugoslavia
Prime Minister Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias BandaranaikeSri Lanka
1975President Kenneth KaundaZambia
1976Prime Minister Jacques ChiracFrance
1977First Secretary Edward GierekPoland
1978President Patrick HilleryIreland
1979Prime Minister Malcolm FraserAustralia
1980President Valéry Giscard d'EstaingFrance
1981President José López PortilloMexico
1982King Juan Carlos ISpain
1983President Shehu ShagariNigeria
1984King Jigme Singye WangchuckBhutan
1985President Raúl AlfonsínArgentina
1986Prime Minister Andreas PapandreouGreece
1987President Alan GarcíaPeru
1988President Junius JayewardeneSri Lanka
1989General Secretary Nguyen Van LinhViet Nam
1990Prime Minister Anerood JugnauthMauritius
1991President Maumoon Abdul GayoomMaldives
1992President Mário SoaresPortugal
1993Prime Minister John MajorUnited Kingdom
1994Prime Minister Goh Chok TongSingapore
1995President Nelson MandelaSouth Africa
1996President Dr. Fernando Henrique CardosoBrazil
1997Prime Minister Basdeo PandayTrinidad and Tobago
1998President Jacques ChiracFrance
1999King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah DevNepal
2000President Olusegun ObasanjoNigeria
2001President Abdelaziz BouteflikaAlgeria
2002President Cassam UteemMauritius
2003President Mohammed KhatamiIran
2004President Luiz Inacio Lula da SilvaBrazil
2005King Jigme Singye WangchuckBhutan
2006King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud[Saudi Arabia
2007President Vladimir PutinRussia
2008President Nicolas SarkozyFrance
2009President Nursultan NazarbayevKazakhstan
2010President Lee Myung BakRepublic of Korea
2011President Susilo Bambang YudhoyonoIndonesia
2012Prime Minister Yingluck ShinawatraThailand
2013King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel WangchuckBhutan

 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Most Densely Populated States In India

S.No.StatesPopulation Density per sqaure km
1Bihar1,102.4
2West Bengal1,029.2
3Kerala859.1
4Uttar Pradesh689
5Haryana573.4
6Tamil Nadu554.7
7Punjab550.1
8Jharkhand441.5
9Assam396.8 
10Goa393.8

Largest States of India in Terms of Area

S. No.StatesArea
1Rajasthan342,269 km2 
2Madhya Pradesh308,252 km2 
3Maharashtra307,713 km2 
4Andhra Pradesh275,045 km2
5Uttar Pradesh243286 km2 
6Jammu & Kashmir222,236 km2 
7Gujarat196,024 km2 
8Karnataka191,791 km2 
9Orrissa155,820 km2 
10Chhattisgarh135,194 km2 

Monday, February 6, 2012

GK India: Festivals

  1. The Jewish festival of lights is
    (a) Nikkahanu
    (b) Hanuhakk
    (c) Hakukkah
    (d) Hanukkah
    Answer: Hanukkah
  2. The Festival of Shivratri comes in
    (a) Dec-Jan
    (b) Jul-Aug
    (c) Feb-Mar
    (d) Apr-May
    Answer: Feb-Mar
  3. The Festival of Baisakhi comes in
    (a) Apr
    (b) Feb
    (c) Mar
    (d) Jan
    Answer: Apr
  4. The Festival of Naag Panchami comes in
    (a) May - Jun
    (b) Sep - Oct
    (c) Jan -Feb
    (d) Jul - Aug
    Answer: Jul - Aug
  5. The Festival of Onam comes in
    (a) Aug-Sep
    (b) Jun-Jul
    (c) Oct-Nov
    (d) Jan-Feb
    Answer: Aug-Sep
  6. The Festival of Janmashtami comes in
    (a) Jan-Feb
    (b) Jun-Jul
    (c) Aug-Sep
    (d) Oct-Nov
    Answer: Aug-Sep
  7. The Festival of Ganesh Chathurti comes in
    (a) Nov
    (b) Jul
    (c) May
    (d) Aug- Sep
    Answer: Aug- Sep
  8. The Festival of Dusshehra comes in
    (a) Jul - Aug
    (b) Sep - Oct
    (c) Nov - Dec
    (d) May - Jun
    Answer: Sep - Oct
  9. The Festival of Ramzan comes in
    (a) Jan - Dec
    (b) Jun - Jul
    (c) Oct - Nov
    (d) Aug - Sep
    Answer: Oct - Nov
  10. Which of the following combination of the states and the festivals mainly celebrated there is not correct?
    (a) Rajasthan - Gangaur Teej
    (b) Uttar Pradesh - Krishna Janmashtami
    (c) Maharashtra - Ganesh Chaturthi
    (d) Gujarat - Durga Puja
    Answer: Gujarat - Durga Puja
  11. The Festival of Ganesh Chaturthi comes in
    (a) Aug- Sep
    (b) Jul
    (c) Nov
    (d) May
    Answer: Aug- Sep
  12. The Festival of Ramzan-Id comes in
    (a) Aug - Sep
    (b) Jun - Jul
    (c) Jan - Dec
    (d) Oct - Nov
    Answer: Oct - Nov
  13. In which of the following festivals are boat races a special feature?
    (a) Ranali Bihu
    (b) Navratri
    (c) Onam
    (d) Pongal
    Answer: Onam
  14. The fourth Asian Film Festival was held in
    (a) Munmbai
    (b) Goa
    (c) Nagpur
    (d) Pune
    Answer: Pune
  15.  What is the name of the festival that ends the fasting month of Ramzan?
    (a) Eid-Ul-Fitr
    (b) Idd-ul-Zuha
    (c) IId
    (d) Bakri ID
    Answer: Eid-Ul-Fitr
  16.  Hornbill festival is celebrated in which State of India?
    (a) Nagaland
    (b) Sikim
    (c) Mizoram
    (d) Manipur
    Answer: Nagaland
  17. Who among the following introduced the famous Persian festival of Nauroj in India ?
    (a) Firuz Tughlaq
    (b) Ala-ud-din Khilji
    (c) Iltutmish
    (d) Balban
    Answer: Balban
  18. At Puhar or Kaveripumpattinam, a great festival described vividly by the Sandam Epics, was held in honour of Lord
    (a) Indra
    (b) Svamimalai
    (c) Venkateshwara
    (d) Murugan
    Answer: Indra
  19. In 1893 he started using the traditional religious Ganapati festival to stimulate nationalism among young Maharashtrains?. This passage refers to
    (a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    (c) Vishnu Shastri Chiplunkar
    (d) V.D. Savarkar
    Answer: Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  20. Which one of the following countries celebrates Christmas festival in summer season ?
    (a) Mexico
    (b) Italy
    (c) Australia
    (d) Canada
    Answer: Bal Gangadhar Tilak

GK India: Largest, Tallest, Biggest, Smallest

  1. According to area India is __ largest country in the World.
    (a) 6th
    (b) 3rd
    (c) 2nd
    (d) 7th
    Answer: 7th
  2.  Which country is the second largest producer of rice?
    (a) India
    (b) USA
    (c) China
    (d) Canada
    Answer: India
  3.  Which state of India has the largest area under forest?
    (a) Rajasthan
    (b) Uttar Pradesh
    (c) Assam
    (d) Madhya Pradesh
    Answer: Madhya Pradesh
  4. Which is the largest state in India?
    (a) Uttar Pradesh
    (b) Rajasthan
    (c) Andhra Pradesh
    (d) Madhya Pradesh
    Answer: Rajasthan
  5. Located in India it is largest residential university in Asia. Name it.
    (a) Banaras Hindu University
    (b) Anna University
    (c) The Utkal University
    (d) Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Answer; Banaras Hindu University
  6. Name the largest freshwater lake in India?
    (a) Chilka Lake
    (b) Powai Lake
    (c) Wular Lake
    (d) Dal Lake
    Answer; Wular Lake
  7. Name the largest freshwater lake in India?
    (a) Dal Lake
    (b) Powai Lake
    (c) Wular Lake
    (d) Chilka Lake
    Answer: Wular Lake
  8. Which is the smallest state in India?
    (a) Goa
    (b) Nagaland
    (c) Orissa
    (d) Kerala
    Answer: Goa
  9.  Largest nandi in India is found at
    (a) Sun Temple
    (b) Lakshmi Venkatesha Temple Manel
    (c) Leepakshi Temple
    (d) Chamundeshwari Temple
    Answer: Leepakshi Temple
  10.  Largest buddhist monastery in India is at
    (a) Dharmashala
    (b) Tawang
    (c) Sarnath
    (d) Darjeling
    Answer: Tawang
  11. Which company is India's largest transporter and marketer of petroleum gas?
    (a) Reliance
    (b) Gail
    (c) ONGC
    (d) HPCL
    Answer: ONGC
  12. Smallest state of India is
    (a) Sikkim
    (b) Nagaland
    (c) Meghalaya
    (d) Goa
    Answer: Goa
  13. 2nd largest state of India by area is
    (a) Karnatka
    (b) Madhya Pradesh
    (c) Rajasthan
    (d) andhrapradesh
    Answer: Madhya Pradesh
  14. Which is India's largest Private Sector Bank?
    (a) ICICI
    (b) IDBI
    (c) HDFC
    (d) UTI
    Answer: ICICI
  15. Where is the biggest ship building yard in India ?
    (a) Vishakapatnam
    (b) Tuticorin
    (c) Mumbai
    (d) Chennai
    Answer: Vishakapatnam
  16. The largest cantilever bridge of India is
    (a) Chambal Bridge
    (b) None of them
    (c) Mahatma Gandhi Setu
    (d) Howrah Bridge
    Answer: Howrah Bridge
  17. The largest city of India is
    (a) Chennai
    (b) Kolkata
    (c) New Delhi
    (d) Mumbai
    Answer: Kolkata
  18. The largest lake in India is
    (a) Wular lake
    (b) None of them
    (c) Luni lake
    (d) Sambhar lake
    Answer: Wular lake
  19. The smallest state of India is
    (a) Rajasthan
    (b) Himachal Pradesh
    (c) Sikkim
    (d) Goa
    Answer: Goa
  20.  Which is the India's largest and the oldest museum?
    (a) Indian Museum, Kolkata
    (b) Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
    (c) National Museum, New Delhi
    (d) Allahabad Museum
    Answer: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  21. Which is the oldest paramilitary force in India?
    (a) Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
    (b) Border Security Force (BSF)
    (c) Coast Guard
    (d) Assam Rifles
    Answer: Assam Rifles
  22. Which is the state with largest urban population?
    (a) Kerala
    (b) Goa
    (c) Maharashtra
    (d) West Bengal
    Answer: Maharashtra
  23. Which state covers the largest area in India?
    (a) Uttar Pradesh
    (b) West Bengal
    (c) Goa
    (d) Rajasthan
    Answer: Rajasthan
  24. Largest Mosque in India is
    (a) Moti Masjid
    (b) Jama Masjid
    (c) Tajjul-Masajid
    (d) Mecca Masjid
    Answer: Jama Masjid
  25. The largest state of India is
    (a) Utter Pradesh
    (b) Maharastra
    (c) Rajasthan
    (d) Madhay Pradesh
    Answer: Rajasthan
  26. The largest share of India's national income originates in the
    (a) None of these
    (b) Primary Sector
    (c) Secondary Sector
    (d) Teritary Sector
    Answer: Primary Sector
  27. The largest revenue in India is obtained from
    (a) Direct Taxes
    (b) None of these
    (c) Excise Duties
    (d) Sales Tax
    Answer: Excise Duties
  28. The largest Public Sector Bank in India is
    (a) Indian Overseas Bank
    (b) State Bank of India
    (c) Central Bank
    (d) Punjab National Bank
    Answer: State Bank of India
  29. Name the Indian Bank which is having the largest number of branches abroad :
    (a) Bank of India
    (b) Central Bank of India
    (c) Indian Overseas Bank
    (d) State Bank of India
    Answer: State Bank of India
  30. Which one of the following is the largest mutual fund organisation in India ?
    (a) Unit Trust of India
    (b) Ind Bank Mutual Fund
    (c) SBI Mutual Fund
    (d) GIC Mutual Fund
    Answer: Unit Trust of India
  31. Which of following factors is responsible for the biggest problem faced by India's cotton textile industry ?
    (a) Rising cost of Production
    (b) Competition from handloom sector
    (c) Obsolete machinery
    (d) Falling demand
    Answer: Rising cost of Production
  32.  Which of the following is the largest (in terms of profit) Public Sector organisation in India ?
    (a) Bharat Heavy Electricals
    (b) Steel Authority of India
    (c) Bharat Petroleum
    (d) Oil and Natural Gas Commisssion
    Answer: Oil and Natural Gas Commisssion
  33. The largest irrigation canal in India is called the
    (a) Upper Bari Doab Canal
    (b) Indira Gandhi Canal
    (c) Yamuna Canal
    (d) Sirhand Canal
    Answer: Indira Gandhi Canal
  34.  The largest land holding in India is
    (a) Basic holding
    (b) Co-operative holding
    (c) Economic holding
    (d) Family holding
    Answer: Family holding
  35.  Which of the following agricultural holdings have the largest percentage in India ?
    (a) Small holdings
    (b) Medium holdings
    (c) Marginal holdings
    (d) Large holdings
    Answer: Marginal holdings
  36.  The largest nationalized bank of India is the
    (a) Reserve Bank of India
    (b) Central Bank of India
    (c) Bank of India
    (d) State Bank of India
    Answer: State Bank of India
  37. Which one of the following is the largest mutual fund organisation in India ?
    (a) GIC Mutual Fund
    (b) Ind Bank Mutual Fund
    (c) Unit Trust of India
    (d) SBI Mutual Fund
    Answer: Unit Trust of India
  38. The singloe largest donor to India has been
    (a) the World bank
    (b) Kuwait
    (c) the USA
    (d) the USSR
    Answer: the USSR
  39. Which of the following states, according to 2001 census, has the largest concentration of scheduled tribes population ?
    (a) Madhya Pradesh
    (b) West Bengal
    (c) Andhra Pradesh
    (d) Bihar
    Answer: Madhya Pradesh
  40.  Which of the following states, according to 2001 census, has the largest concentration of scheduled castes population ?
    (a) Uttar Pradesh
    (b) west Bengal
    (c) Madhya Pradesh
    (d) tamil Naidu
    Answer: Uttar Pradesh
  41. Which of the following ports was the biggest port during the Mughal Period ?
    (a) Chittagong
    (b) Balasore
    (c) Surart
    (d) Hooghly
    Answer: Surart
  42. The country having a largest area under tea cultivation is
    (a) Bangladesh
    (b) U.S.S.R
    (c) Brazil
    (d) India
    Answer: India
  43. Which of the following states has the largest representation in the Lok Sabha ?
    (a) Uttar Pradesh
    (b) Madhya Pradesh
    (c) Bihar
    (d) Maharashtra
    Answer: Uttar Pradesh
  44. Which of the following states has the largest percentage of reserved parliamentary seats ?
    (a) Madhya Pradesh
    (b) Uttar Pradesh
    (c) Orissa
    (d) Bihar
    Answer: Uttar Pradesh
  45. The largest contribution to the total combined annual tax revenue of the Centre, States and Union Territories in India is made by
    (a) Custom duties
    (b) Union Excise duties
    (c) Sales Tax
    (d) Income and Corporation Tax
    Answer: Union Excise duties
  46. Next to Hindi, language spoken by the largest number of people in the Indian subcontinent is
    (a) Tamil
    (b) Marathi
    (c) Telugu
    (d) Bengali
    Answer: Bengali
  47. The state having the largest population of scheduled castes is
    (a) Uttar Pradesh
    (b) Bihar
    (c) Rajasthan
    (d) Tamil Nadu
    Answer: Bihar
  48. Which of the following is the second largest spoken language in India ?
    (a) Telugu
    (b) Punjabi
    (c) Bengali
    (d) Marathi
    Answer: Telugu
  49. Largest percentage of revenue is earned by the Government of India from
    (a) Income tax
    (b) Wealth tax
    (c) Excise duty
    (d) Customs duty
    Answer: Excise duty
  50. Which of the following states has the largest percentage of reserved parliamentary seats ?
    (a) Orissa
    (b) Madhya Pradesh
    (c) Bihar
    (d) Uttar Pradesh
    Answer: Uttar Pradesh
  51. The largest contribution to the total combined annual tax revenue of the Centre, States and Union Territories in India is made by
    (a) Union Excise duties
    (b) Custom duties
    (c) Sales Tax
    (d) Income and Corporation Tax
    Answer: Union Excise duties
  52. Which of the following provinces had the largest number of members in the constituent Assembly ?
    (a) Madras
    (b) United Provinces
    (c) Bihar
    (d) Bombay
    Answer: United Provinces
  53. The state having largest area of forest cover in India is
    (a) Madhya Pradesh
    (b) Assam
    (c) Arunachal Pradesh
    (d) Haryana
    Answer: Madhya Pradesh
  54. Which of the following groups of states has the largest deposits of iron ore ?
    (a) Bihar and Orissa
    (b) West Bengal and Assam
    (c) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
    (d) Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
    Answer: Bihar and Orissa
  55. Which of the following foodgrain crops occupies the largest part of the cropped area in India ?
    (a) Rice
    (b) Wheat
    (c) Barley and maize
    (d) Jowar and bajra
    Answer: Rice
  56.  Which of the following agricultural products is the largest earner of foreign exchange for India ?
    (a) Tea
    (b) Tobacco
    (c) Sugarcan
    (d) Jute
    Answer: Tea
  57. The largest river delta of India is of
    (a) Kaveri
    (b) Ganga
    (c) Mahanadi
    (d) Godavari
    Answer: Ganga
  58. The biggest lake in India is
    (a) Sambhar lake
    (b) Wular Lake
    (c) Dal Lake
    (d) Chilka lake
    Answer: Wular Lake
  59. Which States has a the largest coastline in India ?
    (a) Karnataka
    (b) Andhra Pradesh
    (c) Gujarat
    (d) Tamil Nadu
    Answer: Andhra Pradesh
  60. Which of the following states has the largest nimber of salt lakes in India ?
    (a) West Bengal
    (b) Maharashtra
    (c) Rajasthan
    (d) Gujarat
    Answer: Gujarat
  61. The biggest agregation of coral island in India is
    (a) None of these
    (b) Lakshadweep
    (c) Andamans
    (d) Nicobar
    Answer: Lakshadweep
  62.  Which of the following is the highest Aravalli Peak ?
    (a) None of these
    (b) Guru Shikhar
    (c) Mt. K2
    (d) Taragarh
    Answer: Guru Shikhar
  63. The second largest river basin in India is of the river
    (a) Godavari
    (b) Krishna
    (c) Brahmaputra
    (d) Narmada
    Answer: Godavari
  64.  Which of the following is the longest river in India ?
    (a) Godavari
    (b) Ganga
    (c) Narmada
    (d) Brahmaputra
    Answer: Ganga
  65. The second largest basin in Peninsular India is
    (a) Krishna Basin
    (b) Godavari Basin
    (c) Cauvery Basin
    (d) Narmada Basin
    Answer: Krishna Basin
  66. The largest southernmost single island in India is
    (a) Rameswaram island
    (b) Great Nicobar island
    (c) Car Nicobar island
    (d) Minicoy island
    Answer: Minicoy island
  67. Which of the following states in India has the largest area under forests ?
    (a) Kerela
    (b) Madhya Pradesh
    (c) Himachal Pradesh
    (d) Assam
    Answer: Madhya Pradesh
  68.  Which state is the largest producer of natural rubber ?
    (a) Tamil Nadu
    (b) Karnataka
    (c) Kerela
    (d) Assam
    Answer: Kerela
  69. The largest Zoo in India is at
    (a) Bombay
    (b) Madras
    (c) Kolkata
    (d) Delhi
    Answer: Kolkata
  70. Which of the following states in India is the largest producer of teak wood ?
    (a) Madhya Pradesh
    (b) Assam
    (c) Rajasthan
    (d) Maharashtra
    Answer: Madhya Pradesh
  71. Which of the following states has the largest average size of agriculture holding ?
    (a) Maharashtra
    (b) Rajasthan
    (c) Punjab
    (d) Tamil Naidu
    Answer: Rajasthan
  72. Which Indian state is the largest producer of pepper ?
    (a) Tamil Naidu
    (b) Karnataka
    (c) Andhra Pradesh
    (d) Kerela
    Answer: Kerela
  73. The largest coffee growing state in India is
    (a) Tamil Naidu
    (b) Maharashtra
    (c) Kerela
    (d) Karnataka
    Answer: Karnataka
  74. Which state is the largest producer of Groundnut ?
    (a) Gujarat
    (b) Maharashtra
    (c) Madhya Pradesh
    (d) Uttar Pradesh
    Answer: Gujarat
  75. The largest food crop of India is
    (a) Gram
    (b) Rice
    (c) Wheat
    (d) Maize
    Answer: Rice
  76. The largest no. of cattel are found in
    (a) Bihar
    (b) Rajasthan
    (c) Madhya Pradesh
    (d) Uttar Pradesh
    Answer: Uttar Pradesh
  77. The maximum edible oil in India is produced from
    (a) Groundnut
    (b) Sunflower
    (c) Rapeseed and Mustard
    (d) Til
    Answer: Groundnut
  78. Among the largest milk producing countries in the world, India stand
    (a) Second
    (b) Fourth
    (c) First
    (d) Third
    Answer: Second
  79. The largest producer of arecanut is
    (a) Andhra Pradesh
    (b) Kerela
    (c) Maharashtra
    (d) Tamil Nadu
    Answer: Kerela
  80. The largest producer of fresh water fish in India is
    (a) Tamil Nadu
    (b) Kerela
    (c) West Bengal
    (d) Maharashtra
    Answer: West Bengal
  81. Which state is the biggest producer of cashewnut ?
    (a) Tamil Nadu
    (b) Karnataka
    (c) Kerela
    (d) Andhra Pradesh
    Answer: Tamil Nadu
  82. The largest producer of sesamum in India is
    (a) Madhya Pradesh
    (b) Kerela
    (c) Tamil Nadu
    (d) Andhra Pradesh
    Answer: Tamil Nadu
  83. Which of the following is the largest livestock in India ?
    (a) Sheep
    (b) Horses and Ponies
    (c) Bafaloes
    (d) Goats
    Answer: Goats
  84.  The largest tea producing state in India is
    (a) Karnataka
    (b) West Bengal
    (c) Assam
    (d) Kerela
    Answer: Assam
  85. The largest coal deposit in India is in
    (a) Satpura valley
    (b) Damodar valley
    (c) Godavari valley
    (d) Brahmani valley
    Answer: Damodar valley
  86. The largest coal producing state in India is
    (a) Bihar
    (b) Madhya Pradesh
    (c) West Bengal
    (d) Orissa
    Answer: Bihar
  87. The largest bauxite producer in India is
    (a) Rajasthan
    (b) Orissa
    (c) Madhya Pradesh
    (d) Bihar
    Answer: Bihar
  88. Which of the following state is the largest producer of gypsum in India ?
    (a) Bihar
    (b) Rajasthan
    (c) Madhya Pradesh
    (d) Orissa
    Answer: Rajasthan
  89. Which state is the leading producer of mica in India ?
    (a) Bihar
    (b) Orissa
    (c) Rajasthan
    (d) Andhra Pradesh
    Answer: Bihar
  90. Which state in India is the largest producer of maganese ?
    (a) Madhya Pradesh
    (b) West Bengal
    (c) Orissa
    (d) Bihar
    Answer: Orissa
  91. At present, India largest mineral resource is
    (a) Copper
    (b) None of these
    (c) Iron-ore
    (d) Col
    Answer: Col
  92.  The biggest oil refinery in India is at
    (a) Digboi
    (b) Koyali
    (c) Barauni
    (d) Mathura
    Answer: Koyali
  93. Which is the biggest hinterland port in India ?
    (a) Bombay
    (b) Madras
    (c) Vishakhapatnam
    (d) Kandla
    Answer: Bombay
  94. Which of the following major sea ports handles the largest volume of our foreign trade ?
    (a) Calcutta
    (b) Vishakhapatnam
    (c) Marmugao
    (d) Bombay
    Answer: Bombay
  95.  Which of the following sea ports is the largest exporter of iron ore from India ?
    (a) Calcutta
    (b) Kandla
    (c) Bombay
    (d) Vishakhapatnam
    Answer: Vishakhapatnam
  96. India's largest run off river is
    (a) Godavari
    (b) Ganga
    (c) Narmada
    (d) Mahanadi
    Answer: Ganga
  97. The largest quantity of iron ore is exported from India through the ports of
    (a) Calcutta and Bombay
    (b) Vishakhapatnam and Mormugao
    (c) Bombay and Mormugao
    (d) Madras and Vishakhapatnam
    Answer: Vishakhapatnam and Mormugao
  98. Which state has the largest length of roads ?
    (a) Uttar Pradesh
    (b) Bihar
    (c) Andhra Pradesh
    (d) Maharashtra
    Answer: Maharashtra
  99. Which one of the following is the industry in which the largest number of women are employed in India ?
    (a) Tea
    (b) Coal
    (c) Textiles
    (d) Jute
    Answer: Tea
  100. India is a leading producer of
    (a) Meat
    (b) Cheese
    (c) butter
    (d) Milk
    Answer: Cheese
  101. The largest industry in India is
    (a) Textiles
    (b) Sugar
    (c) Aircraft
    (d) Ship - building
    Answer: Textiles
  102. Which of the following states accounts for the largest share of industrial production and capital investment ?
    (a) Maharashtra
    (b) Gujarat
    (c) West Bengal
    (d) Karnataka
    Answer: Maharashtra
  103. Which of the following states in India is the largest in area ?
    (a) Maharashtra
    (b) West Bengal
    (c) Uttar Pradesh
    (d) Madhya Pradesh
    Answer: Madhya Pradesh
  104. Which is the largest states in India with regard to population ?
    (a) Rajasthan
    (b) Uttar Pradesh
    (c) Tamil Nadu
    (d) Madhya Pradesh
    Answer: Uttar Pradesh
  105. In terms of Area which of the following is the smallest state in India ?
    (a) Sikkim
    (b) Tripura
    (c) Nagaland
    (d) Goa
    Answer: Goa
  106. The largest city situated on river Gomti is
    (a) Agra
    (b) Meerut
    (c) Lucknow
    (d) Kanpur
    Answer; Lucknow
  107. Which of the following is the second largest spoken language in India /
    (a) Marathi
    (b) Bengali
    (c) Telgu
    (d) Punjabi
    Answer: Telgu
  108. The biggest public sector undertaking in the country is
    (a) Iron and Steel plants
    (b) Airways
    (c) Roadways
    (d) Railways
    Answer: Railways
  109. Which city in India is the largest according to 1991 census ?
    (a) New Delhi
    (b) Madras
    (c) Kolkata
    (d) Mumbai
    Answer: Mumbai
  110. Which state has propotionately the largest area covered by forests ?
    (a) Arunachal Pradesh
    (b) Nagaland
    (c) Madhya Pradesh
    (d) Bihar
    Answer: Arunachal Pradesh
  111. Which states account for the largest softwood resources in India ?
    (a) Assam
    (b) Himachal Pradesh
    (c) Tamil Nadu
    (d) Jammu and Kashmir
    Answer: Himachal Pradesh
  112. Which of the following is the largest district of Rajasthan ?
    (a) Jaipur
    (b) Jodhpur
    (c) Bikaner
    (d) Jaisalmer
    Answer: Jaisalmer
  113. The largest coconut producing state in India is
    (a) Karnataka
    (b) Tamil Nadu
    (c) Andhra Pradesh
    (d) Kerela
    Answer: Kerela

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Interesting Facts about India

  • India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
  • When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
  • The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
  • The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
  • Chess was invented in India.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
  • The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C.
  • The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.
  • India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.
  • The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat'. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
  • The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
  • India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  • The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
  • The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  • Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
  • India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
  • The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word 'NAVGATIH'. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.
  • Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.
  • The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period.Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).
  • Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world
    (Source: Gemological Institute of America).
  • The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.
  • Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.
  • Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism,physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.
  • India exports software to 90 countries.
  • The four religions born in India - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population.
  • Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
  • Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.
  • There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
  • The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.
  • Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively
  • The largest religious building in the world is Angkor Wat, a Hindu Temple in Cambodia built at the end of the 11th century.
  • The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.
  • Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in 1577.
  • Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called "the Ancient City" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  • India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.
  • His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, runs his government in exile from Dharmashala in northern India.
  • Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  • Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rank of Indian States in terms of Area

Rank
State
Area (in Sq Km)
1
Rajasthan
342269
2
Madhya Pradesh
308252
3
Maharashtra
307713
4
Andhra Pradesh
275045
5
Uttar Pradesh
243286
6
Jammu and Kashmir
222236
7
Gujarat
196024
8
Karnataka
191791
9
Orissa
155820
10
Chhattisgarh
135194
11
Tamil Nadu
130058
12
Bihar
99200
13
West Bengal
88752
14
Arunachal Pradesh
83743
15
Assam
78550
16
Jharkhand
74677
17
Himachal Pradesh
55673
18
Uttarakhand
53566
19
Punjab
50362
20
Haryana
44212
21
Kerala
38863
22
Meghalaya
22720
23
Manipur
22347
24
Mizoram
21081
25
Nagaland
16579
26
Tripura
10491.69
27
Sikkim
7096
28
Goa
3702

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Highest, Biggest, Longest, Largest, Deepest in the World

Airliner, Largest: Boeing 747
Animal, Tallest: Giraffe
Animal, Fastest: The Peregerine Falcon
Archipelago, Largest: Indonesia
Bird, Fastest: Swift
Bird, Largest: Ostrich
Bird, Smallest: Humming Bird   
Bridge, Longest Railway: Huey P. Long Bridge (U.S.A.)
Building, Tallest in Asia: The Connaught Centre in Hong Kong (195 metres tall; has 46 floors)
Building, Highest in the world: Sears Tower in Chicago (440-metre high. It is a 110-storey tower which is nearly 60 metres taller than the Empire State building in New York)
Canal, Longest, small ship: Beloye (White Sea) Baltic Canal (CIS) 226 km long
Canal, Longest, big ship: Suez Canal (U.A.R.) (161 km)
Canalised System, Longest: Volga-Baltic Canal (2960 km)
Capital, Highest: Lhasa (Before domination of Tibet by China) 3684 metres above sea-level
City, Highest: Wenchuan (China) 5,100 metres above sea-level La Paz (capital of Bolivia) stands at an altitude of 3632 metres above sea-level
City, Largest in population: Shanghai  followed by: Tokyo, New York, Beijing, London and Moscow
Conference Hall, World’s Highest: At Nathu-La Pass on Indo-China border in Sikkim
Continent, Largest: Asia
Continent, Smallest: Australia
Coral Formation, Largest: The Great Barrier Reef (North-east coast of Australia)
Country, Largest in Population: China  followed by India
Country, Largest (in area): Russia
Country (with largest electorate): India.
Creature, Largest: Blue Whale is the largest creature in the world today. It can grow up to a weight of 150 tonnes.
Dam, Highest: The Grande (Switzerland)
Day, Longest: June 21 (in Northern Hemisphere)
Day, Shortest: Dec 22 (in Northern Hemisphere)
Delta, Largest: The world’s largest delta is that created by the Ganges and Brahmaputra in  Bangladesh and West Bengal, India.
Desert, Largest  (in the world): Sahara (Africa)
Desert, Largest (in Asia): Gobi (Mongolia)
Diamond, Largest: The Cullinan (over 1½  lb.)
Dome, Largest: “Astrodome” in Housten, Texas (U.S.A.); outside dia: 216 metres and inside 196 metres. (The largest dome in India is Gol Gumbaz (Bijapur) 44 metres in Dia.)
Employer, Largest of India: Indian Railways
Epic, Longest: Mahabharata
Forest, Largest: Coniferous forest of Northern Russia
Gulf, Largest: Gulf of Mexico
Highest Motorable Road: Khardungla-Leh-Manali sector 5682 Mt
Highest Non-military Airport: Leh 3256 Mt
Island, Largest: Greenland
Islands, Largest (Group of): Malaya Archipelago
Lake, Largest Artificial: Lake Mead (Boulder Dam)
Lake, Deepest: Baikal (Siberia); average depth 701 metres
Lake, Highest: Titicaca (Bolivia) 3854 metres above sea level
Lake, Largest Fresh Water: Superior (50,200 sq km)
Lake, Largest Salt Water: Caspian Sea (26 metres below sea-level)
Largest Crater of India: The Lonar in Vidharba region of Maharashtra
Largest Inland Waterway of India: Kerala
Largest Barrage of India: Farakka 224 mt
Largest Stadium of India: Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata, 1,20,00 capacity
Largest Tribe of India: Gond
Largest Library of India: National Library Kolkata
Largest Exhibition Ground  of India: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi 150 Acres
Largest Ocean Island of India: Middle Andaman
Largest River Basin of India: Ganga Basin
Largest Estuary: at the mouth of the river Hooghly
Library, Largest: United States Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (more than 59,000,000 items).
Longest Ropeway in India: connecting Joshimath in Uttranchal 4.15 km long
Longest Train in India: Prayag Express running between Delhi and Allahabad (24 bogies)
Longest Road Tunnel in India: Chiplin—Koya Nagar, Maharashtra 1 km long
Longest National Highway of India: NH-7, 2369 km
Longest Cave of India: Krem um Kwan Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya
Mountain Peak, Highest in the world: Everest (Nepal)
Mountain Peak, Highest in India: Godwin Austen (8,611 m)
Mountain Peak, Highest in Africa: Kilimanjaro (5,888 m)
Mountain Peak, Highest in Europe: Elbruz (5,633 m )
Mountain Range, Highest: Himalayas
Mountain Range, Longest: Andes (S. America), 8,800 km in length
Museum, Largest: American Museum of Natural History, New York city. It comprises 19 inter-connected buildings with 23 acres of floor space.
Nuclear Reactor, Biggest: France
Ocean, Deepest and Biggest: The Pacific
Palace, Biggest: Vatican
Park, Largest: Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta Canada. Area : 28260 sq km.
Peninsula, Largest: Arabia
Pilot, Youngest of India: Capt Nivedita Bhasin, at age 26 in 1990 became youngest pilot to command a jet aircraft
Place, Coldest: Verkhoyansk (Russia); Temperature 85° below zero
Place, Dryest: Death Valley (California); rainfall 1.5 inch
Place, Hottest: Azizia (Libya, Africa 58°C (136°F)
Place, Rainiest: Cheerapunji (Meghalaya, India)
Planet, Biggest: Jupiter
Planet, Brightest: Venus
Planet, Farthest (from the sun): Pluto
Planet, Nearest (to the sun): Mercury
Planet, Smallest: Mercury
Planetarium, biggest: Tsukuba, Japan
Plateau, Highest: Pamir (Tibet)
Platform, Longest: Kharagpur platform in West Bengal (India)
Railway, Longest: Trans-Siberian Railway (9,600 km long)
Railway Station, Largest: Grand Central Terminal, New York City, covers 48 acres. On an average more than 550 trains and 180,000 people per day use it.
River, Longest: Nile (6,679 km)
Sea-bird, Largest: Albatross
Sea, Largest: South China Sea
Star, Brightest: Sirius (also called Dog Star)
Statue, Tallest : “Motherland” an enormous female figure on Mamayev Hill, outside Volgagrad (Russia).
Swimming Course, Longest recognised: English Channel
Tallest TV Tower of India: Rameshwaram, T.N. 1000 feet
Telescope, Largest Radio: The world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope, Y-shaped with each arm 21 km long with 27 mobile antennae on rails, built in New Mexico (USA).
Telescope, Largest Solar: Kit Peak National Observatory, Arizona USA
Telescope, Largest Reflector: Mount Semirodriki, in the Caucasus  (CIS)
Telescope, Largest Refractor: Yerkes Observatory, Wisconsin (USA)
Tunnel, Longest Railway: Secken Tunnel (Japan)
Tunnel, Longest Road: St Gothard tunnel in Switzerland (16.32 km)
Village, Highest: Andean (Chile) 5334 metres above sea-level
Volcano, Highest: Cotopaxi (Andes, Ecuador)
Volcano, Largest: Mauna Lea (Hawaii); crater
Wall, Longest: Great Wall of China (2400 km)
Water Falls, Greatest in the world: Victoria Falls on river Zambesi (Zambia) 1700 metres wide
Waterfall, Highest: Angel (Venezuela)
Water, Lowest body of: Dead Sea

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
(1) The Pyramids of Egypt; (2) the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; (3) the temple of Artemis at Ephesus; (4) the statue of Zeus at Olympia; (5) the mausoleum at Halicarnassus; (6) the Colossus of Rhodes; (7) The Pharos (Lighthouse) at Alexandria.

Seven Wonders of the Mediaeval World
The Colosseum of Rome; (2) the Great Wall of China; (3) the Procelain Tower of Nanking; (4) the Mosque at St Sophia (Constantinople); (5) the Stonehenge of England; (6) the Catacombs of Alexandria; (7) the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Friday, November 4, 2011

SOME POPULAR PLACES IN INDIA

  • Agra – The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort
  • Delhi - Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Maszid, Lotus Temple, Rail Museum, Doll Museum
  • Jammu & Kashmir – Patnitop, Vaishno Devi Temple, Shalimar and Nishant Bagh, Dal lake
  • Chandigarh – Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Pinjore Garden, Sukhna Lake
  • Himachal Pradesh – Shimla, Dalhousie, Kullu & Manali
  • Gangtok – Kanchenjunga National Park, Tsomgo lake, monastries
  • Uttaranchal – Dehradun, Massourie, Nanital
  • Jaipur – Hawa Mahal, Palace Museum, Sheeshmahal, Jantar Mantar, Chokhi Dhani, other forts and palaces
  • Konark – Sun Temple
  • Kolkata – Hoogley river, Hawrah Bridge, Eden Gardens, Victoria Memorial Hall, National Library, Rabindra Sarovar, Indian Museum
  • Mumbai – Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Essel World, Juhu & Chowpatty beaches
  • Goa – Beaches, St. Cathedral Church, Mahalakshmi Temple
  • Hyderabad – Golconda Fort, Charminar
  • Chennai – Marina Beach, St. George Fort, St. Mary Church,  
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Lakshdweep Islands
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