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Who used "Tulghumah"as a military tactic for the first time in India?

  • Alauddin Khilji
  • Muhammad bin Tughluq
  • Babur
  • Akbar
  • Correct Option: C  [ Babur ]

    Remark: The new war tactics introduced by Babur were the tulughma and the araba. Tulughma meant dividing the whole army into various units, viz. the Left, the Right and the Centre. The Left and Right divisions were further subdivided into Forward and Rear divisions.

Which Act provided for establishing a Public Service Commission for both the Union and each State ?

  • Government of India Act, 1909
  • Government of India Act, 1919
  • Government of India Act, 1935
  • Indian Independence Act, 1947
  • Correct Option: C  [ Government of India Act, 1935 ]

    Remark:

Who was the first President of Indian National Congress?

  • A O Hume
  • Rash Bihari Bose
  • W.C. Banerjee
  • Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  • Correct Option: C  [ W.C. Banerjee ]

    Remark:

Kings of which dynasty were described as 'Sons of God' ?

  • Sakas
  • Cholas
  • Kushans
  • Palas
  • Correct Option: C  [ Kushans ]

    Remark:

Name the first Governor-General of free India :

  • C. Rajagopalachari
  • Lord Mountbatten
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  • None of them
  • Correct Option: B  [ Lord Mountbatten ]

    Remark:

Mountbatten plan

  • 4rd June 1947
  • 3rd May 1947
  • 5th January
  • 3rd June 1947
  • Correct Option: D  [ 3rd June 1947 (creation of Pakistan) ]

    Remark:

The Swadeshi movement was started because

  • of de-industrialisation in India
  • Lord Curzon divided Bengal
  • the British massacred innocent people at Jallianwala Bagh
  • the British government did not grant responsible government in India
  • Correct Option: B  [ Lord Curzon divided Bengal ]

    Remark:

On February 20, 1947, Prime Minister Attlee announced the British Government's decision to withdraw from India latest by

  • June, 1948.
  • August, 1948.
  • January, 1948.
  • August, 1947.
  • Correct Option: A  [ June, 1948. ]

    Remark:

Who of the following refused to allow the adopted son of Lakshmi Bai to succeed to the throne after the death of her husband and subsequently annexed the State?

  • Lord Dalhousie
  • Lord William Bentinck
  • Lord Wellesley
  • Lord Canning
  • Correct Option: A  [ Lord Dalhousie ]

    Remark:

Who was William Hunter ?

  • Chairman of the Education Commission of 1882-83
  • Chairman of the Education Commission of 1917-1919
  • Chairman of the Education Commission of 1929
  • Educational Advisor to the Goverment of India, appointed by the Central Advisory Board of Education, 1944.
  • Correct Option: A  [ Chairman of the Education Commission of 1882-83 ]

    Remark: