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l Manoj Kumar has been awarded the Dada Sa- l The Arya Samaj was founded by Swami Dayanan-
heb Phalke Award for 2016. da Saraswati.
l Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was Success Tip
founded in the year of 1969. Arya Samaj was established in Bombay on 7 April
l The first Commonwealth Games were held in the 1875 by Dayanand Saraswati.
year 1930 at Hamilton (Canada).
l Maulana Abul Kalam Azad started an Urdu
l The Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty came into Weekly, The Al-Hilal in 1912, but, on its being
force in 1970. banned by the Government, he founded the Al-
l Bihar has the largest percentage of poor in In- Balagh in 1915.
dia. l High Courts were established in Calcutta, Bom-
l The island of Corsica is associated with Napolean bay and Madras in 1961.
l The headquarters of Organization of Petroleum
Exporting Countries is located in Vienna. The High Courts of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay
were established by Indian High Courts Act 1861.
l Jamini Roy distinguished himself in the field
of Painting. l Annie Besant was the first Woman President of
Indian National Congress.
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Held on: 06.01.2008 In August 1917 she was made the President of the
Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
l Brahmo Samaj reform movement was the first
l The Khajli Sultans of Delhi were Turks. to be started in the 19th century.
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The Khilji dynasty, which ruled large parts of South It was started at Calcutta on 20 August 1828 by
Asia between 1290 and 1320. It was founded by Jalal Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Deben-dranath Tagore.
ud din Firuz Khilji
l Arabs were defeated in 738 A. D. By Chalukyas.
l The rulers of Vijayanagar promoted Telugu, Urdu l India has a coastline of 7500 km.
and Sanskrit. l Jawahar Tunnel, the largest in India is located
in the State of Jammu & Kashmir.
Modern History l The most literate union territory in India is Lak-
l Dadabhai Naoroji propounded the theory of Eco- shadweep.
nomic Drain of India during British imperial- l Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran sets of coun-
ism. tries are referred to as The Golden Crescent the
l First Indian Commander-in-Chief was Gen. K. largest opium industry in the world.
M. Kariappa. l The volcano Mount Gamkonora, the highest peak
of Halmahera island, which erupted in July,
2007 is located in Indonesia.
He was appointed commander-in-chief of the Indi- l Tea and Coffee are close substitutes.
an Army in 1949. l In India, the irrigation of agricultural land is
l In Durban city of South Africa Gandhi was beat- carried out maximum by Wells.
en up and thrown off the pavement by the white l The four largest planets of the Solar System in
people. decreasing sizes are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus
l Jawaharlal Nehru attended the Congress of and Neptune.
Oppressed Nationalists at Brussels in 1927, on Success Tip
behalf of the National Congress. Planets of the Solar System in decreasing sizes Ju-
l Dalhousie made it possible for the Indians to piter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars,
enter the Indian Civil Service through an open Mercury
competitive examination. l Off-shore Bombay High produces maximum
Success Tip : By the Charter Act of 1853. crude petroleum in India at present.
l In the year 1907 Lala Lajpat Rai was deported l India is one of the largest producers of manga-
to Mandalay for organising the agrarian move- nese in the world along with Brazil and Russia.
ment in Punjab. l The Chipko Movement is related to Forest con-
l William Bentinck had entertained Ranjit Singh servation.
with great honour at Ropar. Success Tip: Began in 1973