Question: Which place in India is known for its distinct French culture?
Correct Answer The centrally administered region of Pondicherry in southern India was formerly a French colony.Today,it still retains its old world charm in its beautiful villas dotting the bougainvillaea covered boulevards.
Question: Which Indian city is well known across the world for its film industry?
Correct Answer Mumbai, formerly Bombay, the capital of the western state of Maharashtra is the financial capital of India. It is equally famous for its film industry also known as'Bollywood'.India produces the maximum number of films in the world every year.
Question: Which state is known as 'God's own country'?
Correct Answer Kerala, declared as one of the 50 places of a lifetime by National Geographic,is really 'God's own country'! With coconut palms dotting the sun kissed beaches and the houseboats drifting in the lazy backwaters, the place is a favourite of the legendry Sir Paul Mc.Cartney. The state is also renowned for its traditional 'Ayurveda' system of medicine,its glorious culture and mouthwatering cuisine.
Question: Which city is known as Silicon Valley of India'?
Correct Answer Bangalore,the capital of the southern state of Karnataka is the hub of the emerging software industry of India. With the skyline dotted with the head offices of giant multinationals like IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Dell and the sprawling campuses of Indian giants like Infosys and Wipro,it has earned the distinction of 'Silicon Valley of India' originally used to refer to California. The city has also been declared as one of the 'Style capitals' of the world by the prestigious Time magazine recently.A historical city famed for its beautiful gardens and monuments,it is the pride of modern India.
Question: In which Indian city would you find the Indira Gandhi International Airport?
Correct Answer New Delhi is the capital of India. The Palam International Airport of New Delhi is renamed after Late Mrs.Indira Gandhi who was the first woman Prime Minister of India and one of the longest serving ones.A dynamic lady with an iron will,she was hugely popular among the masses. She was assassinated by her own body guards in 1984.
Question: Which Pallava ruler founded the city of Mahabalipuram and built several temples there?
Correct Answer He ruled from AD 630-668 and was considered the greatest of the Pallava Kings. He sent two naval expeditions to Ceylon. His greatest achievement however was the three successive triumphs over the Chalukya King Pulakesin II and annexed Vatapi to his kingdom. He caused the execution of the wonderful Rathas,or Seven Pagodas at that place, each of which is cut out from a great rock boulder.
Question: In 1857 there was a major rebellion against the British. It began in which city?
Correct Answer It is not entirely clear what happened, as many sources disagree about the facts. However, many Indians and British were killed, including many British children and women. This rebellion led to the British government assuming sole control in place of the East India Company. (Previously there had been a complicated system of dual control).