Current Population of India 2011- General Knowledge Quiz 2012

Rank State or union territory Population (2011 Census) Density (per km²) Sex ratio
01 Uttar Pradesh 199,581,477 828 908
02 Maharashtra 112,372,972 365 946
03 Bihar 103,804,637 1102 916
04 West Bengal 91,347,736 1029 947
05 Andhra Pradesh 84,665,533 308 992
06 Madhya Pradesh 72,597,565 236 930
07 Tamil Nadu 72,138,958 555 995
08 Rajasthan 68,621,012 201 926
09 Karnataka 61,130,704 319 968
10 Gujarat 60,383,628 308 918
11 Odisha 41,947,358 269 978
12 Kerala 33,387,677 859 1,084
13 Jharkhand 32,966,238 414 947
14 Assam 31,169,272 397 954
15 Punjab 27,704,236 550 893
16 Haryana 25,353,081 573 877
17 Chhattisgarh 25,540,196 189 991
18 Jammu and Kashmir 12,548,926 56 883
19 Uttarakhand 10,116,752 189 963
20 Himachal Pradesh 6,856,509 123 974
21 Tripura 3,671,032 350 961
22 Meghalaya 2,964,007 132 986
23 Manipur 2,721,756 122 987
24 Nagaland 1,980,602 119 931
25 Goa 1,457,723 394 968
26 Arunachal Pradesh 1,382,611 17 920
27 Mizoram 1,091,014 52 975
28 Sikkim 607,688 86 889
UT1 Delhi 16,753,235 9,340 866
UT2 Puducherry 1,244,464 2,598 1,038
UT3 Chandigarh 1,054,686 9,252 818
UT4 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 379,944 46 878
UT5 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 342,853 698 775
UT6 Daman and Diu 242,911 2,169 618
UT7 Lakshadweep 64,429 2,013 946
Total India 1,210,193,422 382 940

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FAMOUS PLACES IN WORLD

Place Famous For
AUROVILLE UNESCO sponsored world’s first international town near Pondichery in Tamil Nadu named after Aurobindo Ghose. The town with an area of 15sq. miles and a population of 50,000 will be a self-supporting township having gour zones, viz., cultural, industrial, residential and international. It was inaugurated on February 28,1963.
ABU SIMBAL (U.S.A.) A monument executed by UNSCO in Egypt, the famous temple at Nybia (Egypt) was facing submergence as result of the construction of Aswan Dam. UNSCO has reconstructed it at a cost of 36 million dollars and was inaugurated on 12th Sept. 1968.
ADAM’S BRIDGE Sand and rock bridge between Sri Lanka and India. Legent has is that was constructed by Lord Rama when he was in invade Lanka of Ravana.
ALICE SPRINGS (Australia) Spring with medicinal properties.
BIG BEN Name given to the big clock of the British Parliament building.
BILLING’S GATE London fish market. As a term, it means foul language.
DODOMA This is going to be the new capital of Tanzania in place of Dar-es-Salam.
EIFFEL TOWER 985 feet high tower in Paris build by Gustav Effel in 1887-89 at a cost of 2,00,000
ELBA An isolated island in the Meduterranean Sea, where Napoleon was exiled in 1841.
ELLORA Famous for rock-pruned Kailash Temple (Aurangabad) in Maharashtra. An exquisite piece of Dravidian art. Ellora cave temples, 34 in number, present a blend of caves representing Buddhism and Jainism constructed in 8th century A.D.
ELYSEE PALACE Official residence of the President of France. It was the venue of Paris Peace parleys on Vietnam.
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING (U.S.A) World’s one of the loftiest structures. It has 103 storeys and a height of 1200 feet.
ESCURIAL One of the longest palaces in Spain.

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General Knowledge fo india

1) India is located in the continent Asia.
2) India became free on 15th August 1947. Since then the day is celebrated as the Independence Day. Our constitution was adopted on 26th January 1950. This day is celebrated as Republic Day.
3) The total land area of India is 3.29 million sq.kms.
4) The name INDIA is derived from the River Indus.
5) The Indian republic comprises of 28 states and 7 Union territories (UT).
6) The capital of India is Delhi.
7) The population of India according to the 2001 census is 1,027 million.(the population is counted after every 10 years).
8) India’s time zone is GMT+51/2 hrs.
9) The currency of the country is called Rupee.
10) India is the 7th largest country according to geographical area.
11) After China, India is the second most populous country.
12) India’s parliamentary system of democracy is similar to that of the British parliamentary system.
13) Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem of India which was composed by Rabindranath Tagore. The duration of the anthem is 52 seconds.
14) Vande Mataram is the national song which was composed by Bankimchandra Chatterjee. It is in Sanskrit.
15) Tiger is the national animal while Peacock is the national bird. Lotus is the national flower.
16) The 8th schedule in the Indian constitution involves 22 different languages. Hindi and English are the national and official languages of India.
17) India is a religious country and comprises of 2 major religions, Hindu and Muslims.
18) The bordering countries of India are Bangladesh, Bhutan,Burma,China, Nepal and Pakistan.
19) The total coastline of India is 7000 kms.
20) In the north of India, is the highest mountainous range in the world, the Himalayas.
21) There are 65,000 varieties of animal species in the country and 12,000 different species of flowers.
22) Sundarbans in the east of India is the largest mangroves in the world. It is located along the coast of Bay of Bengal.
23) Amongst the games, India has invented Chess.
24) The studies of Trigonometry, Algebra and Calculus were invented in India.
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General Knowledge of India- High Court

High Court
Presently there are 21 High Courts in India. Consists of Chief Justice & other such judges as appointed by the President.
The Constitution, unlike in the case of the Supreme Court, does not fix any maximum number of judges for a High Court. A judge of a High Court can be transferred to another High Court without his consent by the President.
In this, the Chief Justice of India is also consulted. The opinion provided by him shall have primacy and is binding on the President.
Appointment of Judges
The appointment of Chief Justice is made after consultation with the Chief Justice of Supreme Court & the Governor of the State by the President.
In case of appointment of a Judge, the Chief Justice of the High Court concerned is also consulted in addition to Chief Justice of Supreme Court & Governor of the State concerned.
On Oct 6, 1993, the Constitution bench of Supreme Court held that the opinion of Chief Justice (of the concerned High Court & the Supreme Court) will be given priority in both the appointment as well as transfer of senior judges.
Jurisdiction and Seats of High Courts
Name Estd. In the Year Territorial Jurisdiction Seat
Allahabad 1866 Uttar Pradesh Allahabad (Bench at Lucknow)
Andhra Pradesh 1954 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
Mumbai 1862 Maharashtra, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman and Diu Mumbai (Bench at Nagpur, Panaji and Aurangabad)
Kolkata 1862 West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Kolkata (Circuit Bench at Port Blair)
Delhi 1966 Delhi Delhi
Guwahati 1948 Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh Guwahati (Bench at Kohima and Circuit Benches at Imphal, Agartala & Shillong)
Gujarat 1960 Gujarat Ahmedabad
Himachal Pradesh 1971 Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir 1957 J & K Srinagar and Jammu
Karnataka 1884 Karnataka Bangalore
Kerala 1956 Kerala and Lakshadweep Ernakulam
Madhya Pradesh 1956 Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur (Benches at Gwalior and Indore)
Chennai 1862 Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Chennai
Orissa 1948 Orissa Cuttack
Patna 1916 Bihar Patna
Punjab & Haryana 1966 Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Chandigarh
Rajasthan 1950 Rajasthan Jodhpur (Bench at Jaipur)
Sikkim 1975 Sikkim Gangtok
Bilaspur 2000 Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Nainital 2000 Uttarakhand Nainital
Ranchi 2000 Jharkhand Ranchi
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General knowledge of india- IMPORTANT DAYS

IMPORTANT DAYS
INDIA
January 9 Pravasiya Bharatiya Divas
January 12 National Youth Day
January 15 Army Day
January 25 Tourism Day
January 26 Republic Day
January 30 Martyrs’ Day
February 28 National Science Day
March 3 National Defence Day
March 4 National Security Day
March 16 National Vaccination Day
April 5 National Maritime Day
May 11 National Technology Day
July 26 Kargil Victory Day
August 9 Quit India Day
August 15 Independence Day
August 20 Sadbhavna Divas
August 29 National Sports Day
September 5 Teachers’ Day; Sanskrit Day
October 2 Gandhi Jayanthi
October 8 Indian Air Force Day
October 10 National Postal Day
November 14 Children’s Day
November 26 Law Day
December 4 Navy Day
December 7 Flag Day
December 18 Minorities Rights Day
December 14 National Energy Conservation Day
December 23 Farmers Day
INTERNATIONAL
January 10 World Laughter Day
January 26 International Customs Day
January 30 World Leprosy Eradication Day
March 8 International Women’s Day; International Literacy Day
March 15 World Disabled Day; World Consumer Rights Day
March 19 World Disabled Day
March 21 World Forestry Day; International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
March 22 World Day for Water
March 23 World Meteorological Day
March 24 World TB Day
April 7 World Health Day
April 17 World Haemophilia Day
April 18 World Heritage Day
April 22 Earth Day
April 23 World Book and Copyright Day
May 1 International Labour Day
May 3 Press Freedom Day, International Energy Day
May 8 World Red Cross Day
May 12 International Nurses Day
May 15 International Day of the Family
May 17 World Telecom Day
May 24 Commonwealth Day
May 31 Anti-tobacco Day
June 5 World Environment Day
July 1 Doctor’s Day
July 11 World Population Day
August 6 Hiroshima Day
August 9 Nagasaki Day
August 12 International Youth Day
August 19 World Photography Day
September 8 World Literary Day
September 15 International Day of Democracy
September 16 World Ozone Day
September 26 Day of the Deaf
September 27 World Tourism Day
October 1 International Day for the Elderly
October 2 International Non-violence Day; World Wetlands Day
October 3 World Habitat Day
October 4 World Animal Welfare Day
October 9 World Postal Day
October 10 World Mental Health Day
October 12 World Sight Day
October 16 World Food Day
October 17 International Poverty Eradication Day
October 24 United Nations Day
October 30 World Thrift Day
November 14 Diabetes Day
December 1 World AIDS Day
December 10 Human Rights Day
December 11 UNICEF Day

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general knowledge of india- Important Battles And Wars In India

Important Battles And Wars In India

Battle of Hydaspes 326 B.C.—Alexander the Great, defeated Porus, the Paurava king. Impressed by the valour of Porus, ultimately Alexander returned his kingdom to him. 

Battle of Kalinga 261 B.C.—Ashoka defeated the king of Kalinga. Ashoka embraced Buddhism and preached it during the rest of his life after this war. 

First Battle of Tarain or Thaneswar A.D. 1191  Prithvi Raj Chauhan defeated Mohammed Ghori. Second Battle of Tarain A.D. 1192—Mohammed Ghori defeated Prithvi Raj Chauhan. Ghori’s victory paved the way for the establishment of Muslim rule in India. 

First Battle of Panipat 1526—Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodhi. This laid the foundation of the Mughal rule in India. 

Battle of Khanwah 1527— Babar defeated Rana Sanga of Mewar. This battle resulted in the defeat of the powerful Rajput confederacy. 

Second Battle of Panipat 1556—Bairam Khan (Akbar’s General) defeated Hemu (the Hindu General and right-hand man of Mohd. Adil Shah). It also ended the Afghan Rule and Mughal Rule began instead. 

Battle of Talikota 1564- 65—United alliance between Bijapur, Bidar, Ahmednagar and Golkonda under Hussain Nizam Shah defeated Ram Raja of Vijayanagar. It destroyed the Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. 

Battle of Haldighati 1576—Akbar’s forces headed by Raja Man Singh defeated Rana Pratap, the brave Rajput king. Though defeated, Rana Pratap refused to accept Mughal authority and carried on warfare till his death. 

Battle of Plassey 1757— The English under Lord Clive defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah.It brought Muslim Rule in Bengal to an end and laid foundations of the British Rule in India. 

Battle of Wandiwash 1760—The English defeated the French. The battle sealed the fate of the French in India and paved the way for English rule in India. 

Third Battle of Panipat 1761—Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated Marathas. It gave a terrible blow to the Maratha power. It made the field clear for the English. 

Battle of Buxar 1764— Fought in 1764 between the forces of the English and the combined forces of Mir Qasim, Shuja-ud-Daulah (Nawab of Oudh) and the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam. The English victory at Buxar finally riveted the shackles of the Company’s rule upon Bengal. 

First Mysore War (1767- 68)—In 1768, Haider Ali was defeated by the English relinquishing all his rights over Mysore in favour of the English. 

Second Mysore War 1780— A grand alliance between Haider Ali, the Nizam and the Marathas was formed and Haider Ali. He defeated the English and took possession of Arcot and became the undisputed master of the Carnatic. 

Third Mysore War 1790- 92—Fought between the English and Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan had to submit and was compelled to sign the Treaty of Seringapattam stripped him of half his territory. 

Fourth Mysore War 1799— The British forces under Arthur Wellesley defeated Tipu Sultan, which brought the end of the Tipu Sultan. Maratha War 1803-05—It weakened the Maratha power. The English annexed Tanjore, Surat and Carnatic. 

Fourth Maratha War 1817- 18—The British forces defeated Marathas and this campaign finally extinguished the Maratha Empire. 

Battle of Cheelianwala 1849—Forces of the East India Company under Lord Hugh Gough defeated the Sikhs under Sher Singh. 

Burmese War 1885—As a result of this War, the whole of Burma was occupied by the English and made a part of India. 

Afghan War III 1919—As a result of this War, Treaty of Rawalpindi was signed by which Afghanistan was recognised as an independent State. 

lndo-Pak War 1965—This was Pakistan’s second attack on India. While India had the upper hand, the fighting was brought to a stop by a call for ceasefire issued by the Security Council. Later on, Tashkent accord was signed between the two nations. lndo-

Pak War Dec 1971— Pakistan started the war attacking India on Dec 3. India defeated Pakistan on all fronts. Pakistani occupation forces, numbering about one lakh, in East Bengal (Bangladesh) surrendered. Bangladesh emerged as an independent nation.

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1.कोणार्क का सूर्य मन्दिर किस प्रदेश में स्थित है?
(A)आन्ध्र प्रदेश
(B)उड़ीसा
(C)छत्तीसगढ़
(D)महाराष्ट्र
Ans. (B)

2.कौन सा झील भारत का सबसे बड़ा मीठे पानी वाला झील है?
(A)डल झील
(B)चिल्का झील
(C)सांभर झील
(D)वुलर झील
Ans. (D)

3.”पहाड़ों की रानी” किस स्थान को कहा जाता है?
(A)नैनीताल
(B)शिमला
(C)कुलू
(D)मनाली
Ans. (B)

4.”हिडिम्बा मन्दिर” कहाँ है?
(A)नैनीताल
(B)शिमला
(C)कुलू
(D)मनाली
Ans. (D)

5.”फतेहसागर झील” कहाँ पर है?
(A)श्रीनगर
(B)भोपाल
(C)उदयपुर
(D)नैनीताल
Ans. (C)
6.भारत के किस क्षेत्र में कोंकणी भाषा प्रचलित है?
(A)आसाम और अरुणाचल प्रदेश
(B)छत्तीसगढ़ और झारखंड
(C)महाराष्ट्र और गोवा
(D)त्रिपुरा
Ans. (C)

7.चाणक्य, जिन्हें कौटिल्य तथा विष्णुगुप्त के नाम से भी जाना जाता है, ने किसकी सहायता से भारत में मौर्य वंश की स्थापना की?
(A)समुद्रगुप्त
(B)बिम्बसार
(C)चन्द्रगुप्त मौर्य
(D)अशोक

8.”साकेत” खण्डकाव्य के रचयिता कौन हैं?
(A)जयशंकर ‘प्रसाद’
(B)मैथिलीशरण गुप्त
(C)सियारामशरण गुप्त
(D)सुमित्रानन्दन पन्त
9.ब्रिटिश पार्लियामेन्ट में चुने जाने वाले प्रथम भारतीय कौन थे?
(A)मोहनदास करमचंद गांधी
(B)रास बिहारी बोस
(C)दादा भाई नौरोजी
(D)सुरेन्द्र नाथ बनर्जी

10.गरबा नृत्य भारत के किस राज्य से सम्बन्धित है?
(A)महाराष्ट्र
(B)गुजरात
(C)राजस्थान
(D)पंजाब
Ans. (B)

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