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Bangalore based company, which promotes SELCO solar power in rural India, has twice won an Ashden Award?
Cretaceous Malagasy mammal is most closely related to a species from Lavanify India?
fisheries of in Chilka Lake India sustain more than 150,000 fisherfolk living in 132 villages?
2006 visit by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to India was officially described as "heralding a new era in "?
Indo-Saudi Arabian relations the
1st century Greek historian reported the embassy of holy men from Nicolaus of Damascus India to the Levant, Athens and Rome during the time of Jesus?
1459 reports that "a Fra Mauro map junk from India" rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1420, around 70 years before the navigations of Vasco da Gama?
1959 court case was the last K. M. Nanavati vs. State of Maharashtra jury trial ever held in India?
Halmidi inscription, an , found near the tiny village of Indian inscription Halmidi, in Karnataka, India, is the oldest known inscription in the Kannada language?
Indian was established because of Defence Intelligence Agency intelligence lapses during the Kargil War?
Indian poet and philosopher wrote the book Dwijendranath Tagore Boxometry about the construction of boxes?
Indian politician was dropped as Jamuna Nishad cabinet minister after being named in the murder case of a police constable?
Indian novelist started writing novels only after the age of forty-five?
M. K. Indira the
Indian national flag is called ?
Indian is chaired by the Economic Intelligence Council Finance Minister?
Indian mobster turned Congress politician won two elections while in jail?
Pappu Kalani the 9th century
in Navalinga temple Karnataka, India, is a cluster of nine Hindu temples, each containing a Shiva ?
linga the 6th century
in Mahakuta group of temples Karnataka, India, exhibit pan-Indian architectural forms?
edicts of Emperor Ashoka, found at in the present-day Brahmagiri Karnataka state of India, indicated the southernmost extent of the Mauryan Empire?
scientists believe construction of the
and barrier in Rengali Dam Orissa, India, negatively impacts plant species in the Bhitarkanika Mangroves?
hangings used to take place near the site of the Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai (pictured), India?
poet, film producer and journalist
is credited with opening Pritish Nandy India's first cyber cafe in 1996?
one of the largest
rainwater harvesting projects in the world is being implemented in the rural areas of the state of , Karnataka India?
Karnataka gained independence after its , a year later than most of Unification India?
bauls, a community of wandering minstrels who sing devotional songs, assemble annually for the fair at Jaydev Kenduli (temple sculpture pictured) in West Bengal, India?
since 1967 the state of
Tamil Nadu in India has been ruled by ?
Dravidian parties the 2000-seater
laser auditorium at Hyderabad's is the first of its kind in Lumbini Park India?
in north Edicts of Ashoka India and Pakistan are the first tangible historical evidence of Buddhism?
the 12th century
Doddabasappa Temple (pictured) in Karnataka state, India, has a 24-pointed star-shaped plan?
the 10th century reservoir
Surajkund (pictured) and the 8th century dam are both located in Anagpur Haryana, India?
six idols from the Sivagurunathaswamy temple in
, Sivapuram India, were secretly smuggled out of the country in the 1950s?
in National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research Orissa, India, attacked its Director during a protest about living conditions in the hostel?
Indian state of has started a project for the location of suitable sites for Maharashtra Jatropha plantations?
Indian Coast Guard estimates more than annually stray across the 100 fishing boats and an unknown number of fishermen territorial waters of India and Pakistan?
Bhutanatha temples (pictured) in India have a pillared hall extending into a lake?
in famine of 1873–74 Bihar, India was less severe than had originally been anticipated, and 100,000 tons of grain was left unused at the end of the relief efforts?
, an Bharatiya Khet Mazdoor Union Indian farm labourers movement, claims a membership of over 2.5 million?
is a Best Bakery case legal case involving the killing of 14 people in Vadodara, India, during the 2002 Gujarat violence?
fought between Battle of Asal Uttar India and Pakistan was the largest tank battle in the history of the Indian subcontinent?
fought between Battle of Garibpur India and Pakistan preceded the official start of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, and was the first battle where dog fighting occurred over East Pakistan?
are a Birhor people tribal forest people, traditionally nomadic, living primarily in the Indian state of Jharkhand?
depict scenes of ancient Buner reliefs Greeks in India during the 1st century?
, the oldest Cheraman Juma Masjid mosque in India, was originally constructed in traditional Hindu architectural style?
is a narrow strip of land 24 km in width connecting Chicken's Neck India to its north-eastern states?
is an annual event in Chennai Book Fair Chennai, India, which takes place between the last week of December and the third week of January?
serves as the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau secretariat of the Economic Intelligence Council of India?
in Casino Goa Goa is the only legal casino in India?
in the Cellular Jail Andaman Islands in India had a forked structure and derived its name from the fact that it comprised only of isolated cells?
in Bangalore Palace India, which was built to resemble Windsor Castle in England, has hosted music concerts of bands like Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and Deep Purple?
in Bandra Fair Mumbai, India was established to commemorate finding a statue of Mary in the Arabian Sea?
railcar that ran on the in Shimoga-Talaguppa railway India had to be reversed on a turntable, so that it could start its return journey?
tamburi, the principal drone instrument in Carnatic music to this day, was introduced during the in Vijayanagara era India?
photographer duo of Krupakar-Senani were kidnapped by the bandit Veerappan, while filming the movie in Wild Dog Diaries India?
lyrics of the debut song of Indian rock musician were written by the 18th century Rabbi Shergill Punjabi poet Bulleh Shah?
nationalist activities of in the early India House 1900s led Valentine Chirol to describe it as the "most dangerous organisation outside India"?
Late Cretaceous madtsoiid snake preyed on hatchling Sanajeh sauropod dinosaurs at nesting sites in India?
world's tallest statue of Hindu God Lord Shiva ( pictured) is located in , a coastal town in Murudeshwara Karnataka, India?
World Wide Fund for Nature rates the bordering Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rain forests India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar (Burma) as "Globally Outstanding" in biological distinctiveness?
Amar Mahal Palace (pictured) in Jammu, India, built by a French architect on the lines of a chateau for Raja Amar Singh, is now run as a museum by the Hari-Tara charitable trust?
is the second largest and deepest wetland ecosystem in Ashtamudi Lake Kerala, India?
was a major part of the movement for a All India Sikh Students Federation Sikh-majority state of Punjab in India?
is the second oldest stock exchange in Ahmedabad Stock Exchange India, and first functioned under a banyan tree?
was called "India's 1989 Valvettiturai massacre My Lai" by the Indian politician George Fernandes?
in 1999 Chamoli earthquake India, in which 103 people died, was also felt in the Baitadi, Dadeldhura and Kanchanpur districts in Nepal?
one of the first discoveries of
atmospheric neutrinos was made at India's ?
Kolar Gold Fields one of the first actions of
India's was to formally end the Desai government state of emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi?
such as its numerous attractions Lal Bagh (pictured), Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, is known as the "Garden City of India"?
Eastern journey Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovitch of Russia visited Egypt, India, China and Japan travelling a distance of more than 51,000 km (31,500 mi)?
despite what its
scientific name implies, the perennial garden plant is not naturally found in Salvia indica India?
despite operating a charity that has set up four
clinics in the city of Kolkata, British doctor has been ordered to leave Jack Preger India on at least one occasion?
leheria turbans were male business attire in Rajasthan, India during the 19th and early 20th centuries?
in the Mughal Road Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir was opposed because it impeded the movement of the Markhor goat?
in 1927 Nagpur riots India, in which 22 people were killed, the house of Hindu nationalist leader K. B. Hedgewar (pictured) was stoned?
in the Agra famine of 1837–38 North-Western Provinces of India, approximately 800,000 people died of starvation and an even larger number of livestock perished?
every year 70,000 to 80,000
migratory birds visit , an artificially created forest in Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary West Bengal, India?
following the invasion of
Tibet in 1959, the fifth Keutsang incarnation of the was incarcerated and later sought asylum in Keutsang Hermitage India in the 1980s?
every household in the
bloc of Dhaniakhali West Bengal, India, has at least one loom, where handloom saris are made?
(example pictured) found in the 11th century in Tripurantaka Temple Karnataka state, India, are miniatures?
of 1982, nearly 250,000 workers and more than 50 textile mills went on strike in Great Bombay Textile Strike Mumbai, India?
Indian Christians were Nestorians until the arrival of Portuguese in the 16th century introducing ?
Roman Catholicism to the country bridges carrying
India's Grand Trunk Road over the were washed away in 1913 and 1946?
Barakar River boats crammed with people from both
India and Bangladesh, flying the flags of their respective countries, converge on the , the international border, to immerse the idols after Ichamati River Durga Puja?
Ishvara temple (pictured) in Karnataka, India, seems modest in construction, it is in fact the most complicated Hoysala monument?
Siddhesvara Temple (pictured) in Karnataka, India is currently a temple of Shiva, historians are unsure of its original faith?
Nationalist Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party belong to opposing alliances in national Indian politics, they are both partners in the in governing coalition Meghalaya?
although in present-day
India the former princely states and their princes have lost that status, the Raja of still wears his ancestors' tattered royal attire twice a year?
Indian domino cockroaches copulate, a female does not permit males to approach, kicking them away with her hind legs?
India's first overseas military base in Tajikistan strengthened , Indo-Tajik relations bilateral trade remained low at USD 12.09 million in 2005?
torpedo scad (pictured) is of major importance to Indian fisheries and extensively studied in that country, worldwide catch statistics for the species do not include India?
Governor of Madras, , had John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland Annie Besant arrested in 1917 for advocating home rule for India?
because of differences in the demands for a separate nation called
Dravida Nadu, India's DMK party split in 1962 and a short-lived was formed?
Tamil National Party between the 10th and 14th centuries, the
Indian state of Karnataka was ruled by the ?
Hoysala Empire bandmates of
, recently killed in Beverley O'Sullivan India, found out the true extent of her hearing difficulties when she developed a sore ear during a Westlife performance?
2008 Summer Olympics, Indian freestyle wrestler won his country's second medal in the sport since the Sushil Kumar 1952 Games?
at 4,595 m above sea level, the fields at
Korzok Monastery (pictured) in India have been called the highest cultivated land in the world?
at least 37 people have died in the
in ongoing caste violence Rajasthan, India?
from November to April every year
is the capital of Jammu Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost Indian state, and that during the summer Srinagar is the capital?
houses in the
Indian village do not have doors?
Shani Shingnapur innovative
Indian film director Ritwik Ghatak's first feature film premiered after his death, twenty-four years after it was made?
Nagarik inscriptions found on a stone pillar in the village of
in Talagunda India describe the rise of the Kadamba dynasty?
in the year 2004, both the
Tamil and Telugu language versions of the Kannada novel won the Parva Sahitya Akademi of India's translation award?
in 1538 an Siege of Diu Ottoman fleet equipped with 130 cannons attempted to eliminate the Portuguese from the harbour of Diu in India?
Indian Gaarudi Gombe ceremonial dance, dancers are required to wear full-body doll-suits made of bamboo sticks?
in siege of Cannanore (1507) India, a Portuguese garrison of 150 resisted for four months against 60,000 attackers?
legend has it that
in Nainital Lake Uttarakhand, India, was created when three pilgrims dug a hole which filled from the sacred Tibetan Lake Manasarovar?
many government-planted trees in the
in Banni grasslands India were legally cut down to make charcoal for profits from 2004 to 2008 even though the area has been a protected forest since 1955?
, at least ten people were killed in a , November 22 2006 in burning leather factory India after being trapped behind locked emergency exits?
one of the
, the earliest known references to Karnataka name of an Indian state, is found in the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata?
a military , May 3 2002 MiG-21bis aircraft into the Bank of Rajasthan in crashed India, killing eight?
, , December 12 1996 India and Bangladesh signed a 30-year treaty resolving the long-standing dispute over the ?
sharing of Ganges Waters multiple-award winning
Indian film , which could not be screened in Vanaja India because it found no takers, was the Master of Fine Arts thesis of its director, ?
Rajnesh Domalpalli nine workers died at
India's due to a blast that occurred when leaking water was accidentally mixed with molten Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Limited steel?
1972 census there were an estimated 580,000 in Jamnapari goats India?
in the 1930s the
Indian girl related details of an alleged Shanti Devi former life, and a commission set up by Gandhi deemed her claims to be accurate?
in 1969, a world record number of 15 million people attended the funeral of
, the first non C.N.Annadurai Congress Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India?
became the first service chief in independent Vishnu Bhagwat India to be fired?
in 1938, the
Raja of Aundh voluntarily handed over rule of his Indian state to the people in what became known as the ?
Aundh Experiment in 1915,
founded the Indian Boat Club at T. V. Seshagiri Iyer Kodaikanal in response to discrimination against Indians at the English Boat Club?
have led to Indo-Taiwanese relations bilateral trade rising to USD 2.26 billion by 2005, even though India has not accorded diplomatic recognition to Taiwan?
established the Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty Crescent, the first Indian-owned newspaper in Madras Presidency?
2005, Ghatam player became the first Ghatam Udupa Indian to perform at the Krakow International Percussion Festival?
Test cricket, Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, with , leads the list of 39 centuries batsmen making centuries?
in response to the
, Hajong communist peasants' uprising Pakistani authorities forced the majority of the Hajong people into exile in India?
in the 1508
in Battle of Chaul India, a Mamluk- Gujarati fleet defeated a Portuguese fleet under Lourenço de Almeida?
India, the ethos of the old religious order is retained by worship of computers during the Ayudha Puja (pictured), as practised in the past for other implements?
in his later years,
Indian journalist was detested by the extremists of the C. Karunakara Menon Indian independence movement as well as the Government of British India?
in December 1955,
India became the first country outside the Eastern bloc to establish ?
diplomatic relations with Mongolia in a few of the
international cricket matches played by India in the 1990s, more than half of the players in the Indian team belonged to the state of ?
in Church of Our Lady of Light Chennai, India was built in 1516 by Portuguese missionaries?
, originally the Christian church of Church of the East Sassanid Persia, eventually established churches throughout Asia, including in Mesopotamia, India, Central Asia, and China?
the meaning and significance of
changed dramatically over time in kingship India between the 2nd millennium BCE and ca. 500 BCE?
from the Ramu Indian state of Orissa was kept behind bars for five years on the charge of disturbing communal harmony?
the main theme of
Indian novelist 's writings was the 18th-century V.J.P. Saldanha captivity of 60,000 Mangalorean Roman Catholics at Seringapatam?
Tamil stage and film artiste was also a political activist, and the first film personality to enter an K. B. Sundarambal Indian state legislature?
the killers of
, former Law Minister of the Aladi Aruna Indian state of Tamil Nadu, were sentenced to death?
snail Indrella ampulla (pictured) lives only in the rainforests of the Western Ghats, in India?
the mother of
, an Jamila Massey Indian actress and writer, refused to allow her to attend drama school, after the death of her father?
the name of the
in Karmanasa River India means "destroyer of religious merit"?
the original images of
Lord Swaminarayan (pictured) at the in Shri Swaminarayan Temple Karachi, Pakistan were removed and taken to India during the turbulent times of its partition?
the people of
, Khichan India have a tradition of offering five quintals of grain per day to Demoiselle Cranes (pictured)?
the only known
population of Irrawaddy dolphins in India is along the coast of ?
Orissa the only
active volcano in South Asia is on , one of Barren Island India's Andaman Islands?
is the largest prison in Puzhal Central Prison India and provides relatively more facilities to inmates?
is the largest association for Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association textile research and allied industries in India?
the founders of the
Indian spice manufacturing company were popularly known as MDH Deggi Mirch Wale, the "Pot Chilli People"?
the first temple to be built in
soapstone was constructed in Western Chalukya architecture (pictured), in Karnataka, India?
the day that
British East India Company acquired a sliver of land to build Fort St. George is celebrated as in Madras Day Madras, India?
the dispute regarding the distribution of the
and Zira Firozpur administrative districts to India was settled as part of an agreement between the governments of India and Pakistan in 1960, thirteen years after partition?
the comic series
focused on rehabilitation of dacoits at a time when Bahadur dacoity was prevalent in many parts of rural India?
the city of
Mysore, in the Indian state of Karnataka, has been called the " "?
Cultural Capital of Karnataka the birth place of
Tipu Sultan, also known as the , is located 150 metres (490 ft) south-west of Tiger of Mysore in Devanahalli Fort Karnataka, India?
the cast for the
Academy Award-nominated movie had never acted in a movie before and that the crew worked for the movie free of charge, and even travelled to Little Terrorist India at their own expense?
Kannada film industry lead by Dr.Rajkumar participated in the to demand the first language status of Gokak agitation Kannada in the Indian state of Karnataka?
the fact that no one has been arrested for the murder of
Indian ex-parliamentarian is seen as evidence of government complicity?
Ehsan Jafri the first recorded owner of the
Spanish Inquisition Necklace (pictured) was an Indian Maharaja?
the first session of the
Legislative Council of Mysore State in India was held in the Jaganmohan Palace (pictured) in July 1907?
the first private
radio station in India was Akashvani which was set up in 1935 in Mysore, ?
Karnataka the first organized
postal system in India was established between the British East India Company factories at Madras and Calcutta during the tenure of ?
Edward Harrison the film
, by The Cloud Door Indian director Mani Kaul, features a parrot telling erotic stories?
public interest litigation case to be heard in the in Karnataka High Court India was to prevent the demolition of the very building from which it was functioning?
the residents of
and other deltaic islands in the Basanti Indian part of the Sundarbans thanked the French author Dominique Lapierre for the floating dispensaries he had provided?
the shores of
in Dal Lake India (pictured) contain Mughal gardens and Shalimar Bagh known as "the jewel of Nishat Bagh Kashmir valley"?
of origin of the Western Ganga Dynasty Talakad (in modern Karnataka, India) is debated, they made rich contributions to the polity, culture and literature of the region?
thousands of people at
, a pilgrimage center in Deekshabhoomi Nagpur, India, embraced Buddhism on October 14, 1956?
there is no
statutory body in India to investigate academic misconducts such as ?
scientific plagiarism there is a form of
mental calculation called which is based on the ancient Vedic mathematics Indian ?
Vedas there are significant breeding populations of 35
, mammalian species in Kaziranga National Park Assam, India, out of which 15 are threatened mammals according to the IUCN Red List?
there has been a
for a separate demand Tulu Nadu state from Karnataka, India since the 1990s?
by illegal entry foreign nationals, India and China are currently building security barriers at their borders with Bangladesh and North Korea respectively?
tradition has it that
Warren Hastings hunted with elephants in the jungle in , now a business district in Chowringhee Kolkata, India?
while the rest of
India worships the Hindu wealth-goddess Lakshmi, Bengalis venerate the fearsome goddess Kali (pictured) today on ?
Kali Puja with the testing of the
, PAD missile India became the fourth country to have successfully demonstrated an anti-ballistic missile system?
when a fifteen-year-old girl garlanded
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the inauguration of India's , she was considered to have "married" him?
Panchet Dam when
, a former Shiv Chowrasia caddie, won the 2008 Indian Masters golf tournament, he became the third Indian to win a European Tour event?
LeT militants barged into her home in Rajouri, started a counter-attack wielding an axe, and later drew praise from the Rukhsana Kausar President, Prime Minister and Home Minister of India?
, a Indrajit Gupta Communist, became India's Union Minister for Home Affairs in 1996, he became head of a ministry "which once policed the Commies"?
there are only 0.5–1.5 tigers per 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi) in
Palamau Tiger Reserve there are hints of political opposition to the land acquisition for the
Special Economic Zone and industrial hub at in the "neglected" Saltora Bankura district in India?
the town of
Channapatna in India is known as the "toy-town of Karnataka" due to the popularity of the manufactured there?
wooden toys the town of
in Melattur Tamil Nadu, India is famous for its Bharatanatyam, a classic South Indian dance?
, the native word in Rashtrapati India to refer the nation's President, was first suggested by the Kannada poet, scholar ?
T.N. Srikantaiah the suppression of a protest in
Nagpur and Jabalpur caused the to erupt in 1923, bringing thousands of nationalists from across Flag Satyagraha India to the rebellion?
the slang term
is speculated to have originated from brass razoo Egyptian or Indian currency?
the state of
Karnataka, particularly the region belonging to the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, is known as the in cradle of banking India?
the town of
in Rawalsar Himachal Pradesh, India is sacred to three major religions -- Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism?
the unsolved murder of Miss Garnett-Orme at
, Savoy Hotel, Mussoorie India in 1911, inspired Agatha Christie's first novel, (1916)?
The Mysterious Affair at Styles the winners of the
, a tournament between Twenty20 Champions League Twenty20 cricket champions from Australia, England, India and South Africa, will collect a prize estimated at £2.5 million?
the world's first
birth control clinic was set up in 1930 in the Mandya district of the state of , Karnataka India?
zebrafish is the first vertebrate to have its entire genome sequenced in India, a task carried out by the scientists at the ?
Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology the wide variety of people who have been
includes deported from the United States Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick, political activist Emma Goldman, and Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh?
the village of
in Kodinji Kerala, India, where multiple birth is a regular phenomenon, is home to over 204 pairs of twins?
the village of
in Naluvedapathy Tamil Nadu, India remained unscathed by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami because of a record 80,244 casuarina saplings planted on the coast two years earlier?
the biggest walk-through
aviary in India is located on the shore of the in Karanji Lake Mysore?
the appearance of a
in a dog named Cheeka Hutch ad campaign doubled sales of pugs in India in 2003?
in practice of agriculture India had started by 9000 BCE?
led a Hyderabad State Congress non-violent civil disobedience campaign for the union of Hyderabad State with India, declaring August 7, 1947, as "Join Indian Union Day"?
is a Hindu Munnani Hindu nationalist organization based in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu?
, based in Higginbotham's Chennai, is India's oldest bookstore in existence?
names its Haryana Tourism Corporation tourist complexes after local birds in the Indian state of Haryana?
Hawa Mahal (pictured) in Jaipur, India, has 953 small windows ( jharokhas) which were built with the intention to allow royal ladies to view the street below without being seen?
, a 1,624 kilometer-long Indo-Burma barrier barrier between India and Burma, is being built to curtail gunrunning and illicit drug trafficking?
( Kandariya Mahadeva pictured) is one of the best examples of Hindu temples preserved from the medieval period in India?
in Mahé River India was nicknamed the " English Channel" because it separated British-ruled Thalassery from French-ruled Mahé?
Mahabaleshwar Temple (pictured) in Gokarna is one of the seven sacred Muktikshetras (places of salvation) in India and is said to bestow immense blessings upon devotees who even glimpse it?
in Hosaholalu, Lakshminarayana Temple Karnataka state, India is mounted on a platform ( ), a style unique to jagati Hoysala architecture?
has been responsible for Ladakh Ecological Development and Environmental Group solar energy development in Ladakh in northern India?
(literally Gateway of Blood) is a Khooni Darwaza 16th century monument in Delhi, India that was named for the various incidents of bloodshed associated with it?
organised Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan India's first May Day celebrations in 1923?
in Harihareshwara temple Karnataka, India, was consecrated in 1224 CE, in dedication to Harihara (pictured), a fusion of the Hindu gods Shiva and Vishnu?
replaced her sister-ship the HMS Finisterre in Hogue Far Eastern service after the latter was destroyed by a collision with an Indian cruiser?
, a symbol of Delhi-Lahore Bus Indo- Pakistani friendship, continued running during the 1999 Kargil War?
Diu Fort (pictured) in India was voted one of seven wonders of Portuguese colonialism in an opinion poll in Portugal?
was given the unusual name at the request of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement India?
Carolina dayflower (pictured) is actually from India and was named in the United States nearly a century before it was described in its native country?
in City Palace of Jaipur Rajasthan, India, holds the world's two largest silver objects (one pictured)?
have had a settlement in Cochin Jews India since the 16th century?
, the women's wing of the Durga Vahini Vishva Hindu Parishad, have been accused of instigating violence against religious minorities in India?
of energy elasticity India in 2005 was 0.80?
was founded in 1920 by Gujarat Vidyapith Mahatma Gandhi as a means to establish an education system for all Indians free of British rule?
will be Gurgaon Metro India's first privately owned and operated metro?
was the only Goa Opinion Poll referendum to have been held in Independent India?
is the deepest port in Gangavaram Port India?
in Eparchaean Unconformity India is a major discontinuity between Proterozoic Nagari Quartzites and Archaean granite with a time gap of at least 500 million years between the two formations?
involved the alleged Fodder Scam embezzlement of about Rs. 950 crore (US$ 199 million) from the treasury of the Indian state of Bihar?
university in Kashi Vidyapeeth Varanasi was founded on Mahatma Gandhi's principle of Indian self-reliance through the boycott of colonial institutions?
Mahishya caste is one of the predominant Hindu castes in West Bengal, India?
is the oldest Sidrapong Hydel Power Station hydroelectric power station in India?
( St. Philomena's Church pictured) in the city of Mysore in India was built in Neo-Gothic style drawing inspiration from the Cologne Cathedral in Germany?
across the Shahi Bridge Gomti River in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, was built in 1569 without the chhatris (pictured), which were added almost three centuries later?
was founded in Satyashodhak Communist Party Maharastra, India, in 1978, seeking to combine the philosophies of Karl Marx, B.R. Ambedkar and Jyotirao Phule?
in Royal Opera House Mumbai is India's only surviving opera house?
was a series of clashes between Sannyasi Rebellion Indian ascetics and the British East India Company during the eighteenth century in Bengal?
in Thikse Monastery India is called Mini-Potala because of its structural similarity to the former residence of the Dalai Lama, the Potala Palace in Tibet?
are the hereditary priests of the Valluvars Pallars and Paraiyars of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu?
the Presidential office of India operates from
The Retreat at in Mashobra Himachal Pradesh, India at least once every year?
the Roman merchants who
, used the traded with ancient Tamil country monsoon winds to reduce the travel time between Egypt and India to forty days?
the Madras Bank,
India's oldest Western-style banking institution, was established in 1683 by , the Agent of William Gyfford Madras at the time?
leader K.N. Joglekar successfully moved a resolution that the Workers and Peasants Party Indian National Congress should demand full independence for India?
, a Buddhist temple Wat Phra Kaew (temple complex pictured) in Bangkok, Thailand, has an idol of Emerald Buddha with a legend linked to India, five centuries after Buddha attained Nirvana?
in Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary Gujarat, home to the endangered Asian Wild Ass, is the largest wildlife sanctuary of India?
project in Rangit Dam Sikkim in northeastern India cost more than $109 million?
is Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award India's highest sporting honour?
in Mayurakshi river India wreaks havoc with its floods even after the construction of a dam?
is so named because of a belief in milk shark India that eating its meat improves lactation?
, known popularly as Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry Palace Kochi, India, was built by the Portuguese and renovated by the Dutch?
was excavated around Maratha Ditch Calcutta, India, as a protection against attacks by Marathas, who, however, never attacked?
was launched on Maitreyi Express in 2008 to revive the railway link between Pohela Baisakh India and Bangladesh that had been closed for 43 years?
, a local Malankara Rite Indian variant of the West Syrian Rite, contains some elements archaic in the wider West Syrian tradition, such as use of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in Lent?
Nano Ganesh mobile application allows farmers in India to control irrigation pumps in remote fields with mobile phones?
who reside in the Narikuravas Indian state of Tamil Nadu speak an Indo-Aryan language called Vagriboli?
of premiership of Lal Bahadur Shastri India lasted only 19 months due to his sudden death in 1966?
, a police shooting of Rahul Raj BEST bus hijacker in Mumbai, India, sparked nationwide protests and discussions?
in Plaza film theatre Bangalore, India was modelled after the Piccadilly Circus in London?
rock exposure in the Peninsular Gneiss Lalbagh botanical gardens in Bangalore, India, is a National Geological Monument?
of 1968 called for education spending to increase to six percent of National Policy on Education India's national income?
in Orang National Park Assam, India, is the only stronghold of rhinoceros (pictured) on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river?
according to rumour, an Englishman was murdered and a fire ruined
Metcalfe's testimonials during a Christmas Eve party in 1895 at the in Metcalfe House Delhi, India?
according to legend, any immigrant to the city of
Agroha, established by in ancient Emperor Agrasen India, would receive a hundred thousand bricks to build a home, and a hundred thousand rupees to start a business of his own?
was the first Abraham Barak Salem Black Jewish lawyer in India?
was an Agathokleia Indo-Greek queen who ruled parts of Northern India from 135 to 125 BC?
inaugurated the A. P. Patro Loyola College in Chennai, India, in 1925?
in July 2009 after consuming adulterated more than 130 people died bootleg liquor in Gujarat, India, where alcohol consumption is prohibited?
Tamil devotional song " " was composed by Kurai Onrum Illai Indian statesman and Governor-General, C. Rajagopalachari?
Tejashwini Sreeramesh, an Indian Member of Parliament from the Kanakapura constituency of Karnataka, was previously an anchor of a talk show on ?
was the first Ajit Wadekar Indian to represent the country as Test Cricket player, captain, coach/manager and Chairman of Selectors?
, an Akkamma Cherian Indian freedom fighter, was popularly known as the " Jhansi Rani of Travancore?"
, a council formed by Ashta Pradhan Shivaji in 1674 to help him in administration, was one of the first instances of ministerial delegation in India?
was the Asit Kumar Haldar first Indian fellow at the Royal Society of Arts?
Ananda Ranga Pillai (pictured), famous for his diaries which portray life in 18th-century India, was a in the service of the dubash French East India Company?
, an Amrutanjan Healthcare Limited Indian pharmaceutical company specializing in Ayurvedic balm for headaches and cold, was founded by freedom fighter Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao?
, the mystic-saint of 12th century Allama Prabhu Karnataka, India, was also an accomplished Vachana poet?
in Amar Kutir West Bengal, India, once a place of refuge for independence movement activists, has been turned into a society for the promotion of arts and crafts?
Somerset cricket captain was entrusted with the education of seven Jack Meyer Indian boys, six of them princes, and founded the Millfield School to do so?
Romulus Whitaker won the Whitley Award for establishing a rainforest research station at , Agumbe India to conserve King Cobras?
Kolkota, India is called the because of its abundance of City of Palaces European-style buildings?
Lesser Whistling Ducks are the most prominent species among the migratory birds that visit the lake in the area of Santragachhi Howrah, India, during winter?
Keremane Shivarama Heggade, the founder of folk-art troupe was the first Idagunji Mahaganapathi Yakshagana Mandali Yakshagana artist in India to receive the Rashtrapati Award?
Karnataka is home to the largest concentration of (a Siddhis tribe of African descent) in India?
international airport project in MIHAN Nagpur is the biggest economic development project currently underway in India in terms of investment?
Japan and India signed a peace treaty and in April 1952, one of the first such treaties by Japan after established diplomatic relations World War II?
London-born actress made her acting debut in Sarah Badel India?
Marathi film was Shwaas India's official entry to the 2004 Oscars but faced financial problems to showcase and promote the film?
paleolithic implements and a variety of speleothems have been found in the located in the Borra Caves Indian state of Andhra Pradesh?
Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was buried in in St. Francis Church India?
nationalists seek a that extends into Greater Nepal Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim in India?
Mysore Palace (pictured), a , is one of the most visited monuments in tourist attraction in the city of Mysore India, even more than the Taj Mahal?
bishop was one of the first David of Basra Christian missionaries to India, circa 300 CE?
Morarji Desai is India's only Finance Minister to have tabled the twice on his birthday?
produced A. V. Meiyappan India's first dubbed film, Harischandra, in 1944?
along with Shanmuga Nadar is credited for transforming the small village of Ayya Nadar Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, India, into a thriving industrial town?
formed in Dravidar Kazhagam 1944 was the first fully Dravidian party in India?
developed the hand-held Dwarkin harmonium, a western instrument, to make it suitable for use with Indian music?
Diskit Monastery (pictured) is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, northern India?
reportedly provides its natural resources for the livelihood of 14 indigenous villages (1,200 families) located in its Dipor Bil wetland ecosystem in Assam, India?
are dhabawallahs Indian lunch carriers that make, on average, only one mistake in every 6000 deliveries, even though they do all their work manually?
have been known in diamonds India for at least 3000 years, but most likely 6000 years?
was home to the poor and the depressed, and a neighbourhood where Entally Mother Teresa started her active life in Kolkata, India?
in Farkhor Air Base Tajikistan is India's only extraterritorial military base?
is the highest railway station in Ghum India at 2,225 m (7,407 ft)?
in Gingee Fort Tamil Nadu, India was called the " Troy of the East" by the British for its inaccessibility and is one of the few forts still surviving in the state?
, a school dropout, is the 13th richest person in Gautam Adani India?
earned the moniker " G. S. Khaparde of Nawab Berar" because of his personal and political influence in the central Indian province?
once Frank Morse outsourced the research for a speech on globalization to a company in India?
of Frederick Booth-Tucker The Salvation Army was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind medal in 1913 for his work among the poor of India?
are dabbawalas Indian lunch carriers that make, on average, only one mistake in every 6,000,000 deliveries, even though they do all their work manually?
in Cubbon Park Bangalore, India, has indigenous and exotic botanical species of 68 genera and 96 species with about 6,000 plants?
, the largest manufacturer of auto-grade Bhushan Steel steel in India, is expanding its capacity to 12 million tonnes annually?
, a government college in Bidhannagar College Kolkata, West Bengal, India, had to move out of its old premises because of student overpopulation?
, established by Bengaluru Pete Kempegowda I in 1537 with roads laid in cardinal directions with entrance gates at the end of each road, is an integral part of the present-day Bangalore, India?
(Bengali Women’s College) was the first women’s liberal arts college in Banga Mahila Vidyalaya India?
in Bahu Fort Jammu, India, originally built by Raja Bahulochan some 3,000 years ago, was refurbished by the Dogra rulers in the 19th century?
and Banduan in Manbazar West Bengal, India, are located in an area of violent political activities by Maoists?
was a Binaca Geetmala Radio Ceylon countdown program of hit Indian film songs that was the most listened to radio program in India for portions of its 42-year run?
is a kind of booth capturing electoral fraud that is seen mainly in India, where armed gangs belonging to political parties try to "capture" a polling booth and indulge in bogus voting?
, one of the most popular blogs on Churumuri.com WordPress.com, is named after a snack made of puffed rice that is a speciality of Mysore, Karnataka in India?
was the site of the 1911 Coronation Park Delhi Durbar that marked the shifting of the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi?
in Cherrapunji India is the wettest place in the world?
of the Charles Grant British East India Company wanted it to promote Christianity as well as trade in India?
in Bugle Rock Bangalore, India, is a peninsular gneiss formation from which warning bugle calls were made to alert citizens of intruders?
is an ancient and endangered Camling Kiranti language, spoken by only about 10,000 people in eastern Nepal, Bhutan and India?
Indian Test cricketer was previously a national Shanthakumaran Sreesanth break dancing champion of India?
Indo- Guyanese lawyer and civil rights activist could, Rudy Narayan Michael Mansfield has written, have been the great black barrister of his generation?
India and Vietnam plan to sign a free trade agreement to bolster and further expand bilateral relations trade, which is expected to reach US$2 billion in 2008?
India established its in diplomatic representation Nigeria in 1958, two years before Nigeria's independence from British rule?
India and Pakistan have expanded , including across the cross-border road and rail transport links disputed region of Kashmir?
India's to capture the Operation Meghdoot Siachen Glacier in 1984 was the first assault launched in the world's highest battlefield?
Hindu pilgrims to in Pushkar Lake Rajasthan, India, considered it lucky to be devoured by the crocodiles there?
Iceland and India established in 1972?
India has developed with close bilateral relations Burma with the aim of countering China's growing influence and to elevate itself as a regional power?
India's Defence Attaché Brigadier was killed in the Ravi Datt Mehta suicide bombing on the Indian Embassy in Kabul and is being considered for the Kirti Chakra?
India's aims to establish extensive "Look East" policy relations with Asian countries to project its influence as a counterweight to that of the People's Republic of China?
India's , a manmade Kanjli Wetland wetland created in 1870, has been recognised by the Ramsar Convention for its rich biodiversity?
India's has a concentration of Harike Wetland migratory waterfowl with a number of globally threatened species?
India's was the first President of the Sir Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar United Nations Economic and Social Council?
India's imports fell by 47% and exports by 49% between 1929 and 1932 due to the ?
India's USD 650–750 million aid for Afghanistan has bolstered and made it the largest regional provider of aid since bilateral relations overthrow of the Taliban?
Gandhi biographer , a student of Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar Eisenstein, is considered to be one of the pioneers of documentary film making in India?
Dravidian parties in rose to power Tamil Nadu after the 1967 general election in India, in which they won all the seats they competed for?
, who fought the Rani Abbakka Portuguese in the 16th century, is regarded as the 'first woman freedom fighter of India'?
Arya Samaj spearheaded the 19th-century , cow protection movement Hindu opposition to Muslim cow sacrifice, leading to violent riots spreading all across India?
70% of the population of
Tamil Nadu is engaged in the Indian and related industries for their livelihood?
state's agricultural sector 22-year-old
Indian cricketer , regarded by many as the Vikram Singh fastest bowler in India, played only 5 matches for his state before being selected for the national squad against Sri Lanka?
Indian musician-composer Miyan laid the foundations of Tansen Hindustani classical music by mixing Sufi and Bhakti musical traditions ?
portrait painter was the first Tilly Kettle British painter to work in India?
footballer was born in Bud Houghton Madras to an Anglo-Indian family who migrated to England in 1947 when India gained independence from British rule?
Australian Test cricketers Mark Waugh and Shane Warne were fined after accepting money from an Indian bookmaker known only as " " in return for pitch and weather reports?
Colombia and India established on diplomatic relations ?
, January 19 1959
communist politician became the speaker of the K. Ramani Legislative Assembly of the Indian state Tamil Nadu in 1989?
centenarian , was the first chief of the Nittoor Srinivasa Rau Central Vigilance Commission of India and also the first to translate Mahatama Gandhi's autobiography to Kannada?
Chinese Buddhist monk and companions traveled to northwest Song Yun India at the request of Empress Hu during the Northern Wei dynasty?
Bollywood actress was discovered while stuck in Shenaz Treasurywala India when Kuwait Airways lost her luggage, including travel documents she needed to return to school in New York?
Brahmo social reformer served a girls' Dwarkanath Ganguly boarding school in Kolkata, India as headmaster, teacher, dietician, guard, and janitor?
India's , or "mafia regime," first emerged around the state-owned Mafia Raj coal mines of Jharkhand?
India's was created in 1986 to enforce the Narcotics Control Bureau Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act?
Indian poet is known as the pioneer of Gopalakrishna Adiga Navya literature?
Indian politician rejected Erasmo de Sequeira Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's offer to make him a Deputy Minister, stating that he wanted her post?
Indian musician Ram Narayan's album was recorded in a single unedited take of over 73 minutes?
Indian leader was released from prison after writing a letter of apology to the Syed Mahmud British Viceroy for participating in the Quit India movement?
Indian indigenous tribal journalist and activist once worked as a maid to pay her way through University?
Indian labour leader called for a ban on sales of J. Hemachandran Coca-Cola and Pepsi in the state of Tamil Nadu?
Indian revolutionary poet was arrested for his writings in 1971?
Indian scholar is believed to have been instrumental in the introduction of Śāntarakṣita Buddhism to Tibet?
Indian-born English cricketer died whilst watching a cricket match at Hugh Bartlett Hove in 1988?
Indians perform the for second most Google searches Ayn Rand after Americans?
Indian youth was used for political campaigning in Muslim-dominated areas of Meraj Khalid Noor Bihar as he resembled Osama Bin Laden?
Indian women's activist is said to have been the first woman to ride a bicycle in the state of Moturu Udayam Andhra Pradesh?
Indian schoolteacher discovered properties in D. R. Kaprekar number theory including a number and a constant named after him?
Indian singer released his first album when he was 10 years old?
Indian film actors M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar and N. S. Krishnan spent 30 months in jail in connection with the before being acquitted?
Lakshmikanthan Murder Case
Indian classical dancer was married to Mrinalini Sarabhai Vikram Sarabhai, considered the Father of the Indian space program?
Indian historian believed that ancient V. R. Ramachandra Dikshitar South Indians may have known of Australia and Polynesia before their discovery by Europeans?
Indian historian and Dravidologist served as the Director of K. A. Nilakanta Sastri UNESCO's Institute of Traditional Culture?
Indian historian , who was the first to attempt a systematic V. Kanakasabhai chronology of Tamils, was of Sri Lankan Tamil ancestry?
Indian communist politician was in the forefront of a K.P. Prabhakaran trade union of toddy tappers in Kerala for 55 years?
India's Red and White Bravery Awards were renamed the after protests claimed it provided surrogate advertising for Red and White brand Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Awards cigarettes?
Indian communist politician and six-time Tripura Legislative Assembly member never lost any election he contested?
Indian nobleman was known as Anup Rai "Singh Dalan" (Lion Crusher) because he stopped a lion from attacking Mughal emperor Jahangir during a royal hunt?
Indian sarod player composed music for the 1988 movie Brij Narayan ?
The Bengali Night
Indian author and journalist played a leading role in the Peary Chand Mitra Bengal renaissance in the 19th century and became known as the " Dickens of Bengal" due to his clear Bengali prose?
Indian businessman , a co-owner of the Ness Wadia Indian Premier League cricket team Kings XI Punjab, is the great-grandson of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah?
Indian anthropologist , also a scholar on Nirmal Kumar Bose Mahatma Gandhi, did not agree with Gandhi's practice of active sexual celibacy?
Indian trade unionist led an estimated 200,000 workers on a year-long strike in Dutta Samant 1982, causing the exodus of the textile mill industry from Mumbai?
Indian serial killer targeted street Raman Raghav urchins and beggars sleeping in the open on roadsides and slums in Mumbai?
Indian social worker and 2009 Padma Bhushan awardee, is a daughter of former Sarojini Varadappan Chief Minister of Madras, M. Bhaktavatsalam?
s Gubbi Veeranna' theatre company was the first one in the state of Karnataka, India to employ female artists to portray female characters on the stage?
is a H. Vasanthakumar MLA in India, owner of an entertainment channel, Vasanth TV, and of Vasanth & Co, one of the largest electronics retail chains in Tamil Nadu?
in Kochi Kerala, India is the only place where Chinese fishing nets are used outside of China?
Tsomoriri (pictured), with an altitude of 4,595 metres (15,075 ft) in Ladakh, is the largest of the High Altitude Lakes in the Trans- Himalayan biogeographic region entirely within India?
, with 84 Tibbia College patents in herbal medicine, is the only medical institution in India to offer education and training in two ancient systems of medicine, Ayurveda and Unaani?
in northeastern Tawang Monastery India is said to be the largest Buddhist monastery in the world outside of Lhasa, Tibet?
founded Dr. T. M. Nair India's Justice Party along with Theagaroya Chetty?
was the first T. Muthuswamy Iyer Indian judge of the Madras High Court?
was rebuilt in downtown Ujjayanta Palace Agartala, India after being destroyed by an earthquake in 1897?
was the first Justice of the V. Ramaswami Supreme Court of India to face impeachment proceedings in independent India?
was the first Y. G. Parameshwara blind Indian to qualify as a doctor?
in Yana Karnataka, India, offers treks to two rock outcrops of black crystalline limestone (pictured) that house a cave temple where a " self-manifest" Shiva Linga is venerated?
, a William Hamilton surgeon of British East India Company, cured the Mughal emperor Farrukhsiyar from recurrent illness, thereby hastening the process of achieving the grant that allowed the company to legally trade in India?
, whose Webb Miller reporting of the Salt Satyagraha raid on the Dharasana Salt Works was credited for helping turn world opinion against British colonial rule in India, was kidnapped by Morton Salt co-founder ?
established Walchand Hirachand India’s first shipyard, first aircraft factory and its first car factory?
is Watson's Hotel India's oldest cast iron building and is among the " 100 Most Endangered Sites"?
founded the Surendranath Banerjea Indian National Association, the first Indian political organization in British-ruled 19th-century India?
Suraj Tal (pictured), the highest lake in India, may be reached by National Highway NH-21, the highest mountain road in the world?
scored the only goal in the final of the first Sahu Mewalal Asian Games football competition held at Delhi, India, in 1951?
are the most popular Sardarji jokes ethnic jokes in India?
in the Saddam Beach Indian state of Kerala was given its name by local Muslim villagers after the Gulf War of 1991 in solidarity with former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein?
is the first mother to compete alongside her daughter at the Sabeena Saleem Asian Games in Indian bowling history?
, Archbishop of Most Rev. S. Arulappa Hyderabad, was the youngest to be consecrated as a Roman Catholic Archbishop in India?
was awarded the National Citizen's award for planting and nurturing 284 Saalumarada Thimmakka banyan trees along an Indian highway?
was one of the first two non- Sathyavani Muthu Congress members from Tamil Nadu to serve as a Union Minister in India?
, the first Satyendranath Tagore Indian to join the elite Indian Civil Service, played a pioneering role in freeing women from being imprisoned in their homes?
is considered to be one of the best examples of St. Paul’s Church, Diu baroque architecture in India?
worked towards normalizing Subramanian Swamy Sino-Indian relations and persuaded Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping to open the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet to Hindu pilgrims from India?
in Skeleton Lake India is named after the remains of approximately 600 people who died there in a sudden hailstorm?
, the daughter of Shruti Haasan Indian actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika, is a singer turned model who is now also venturing into acting?
was a candidate for the Shaukat Usmani Communist Party of Great Britain in the 1929 UK general election while imprisoned in India?
, a king in 17th century Shivappa Nayaka Karnataka, India, introduced a unique and variable tax system called Sist?
of the Yogendra Singh Yadav Indian army was awarded India's highest military honour posthumously in error, until it was realized that he was still alive recovering from injuries from the Kargil War?
, an Annette Akroyd orientalist, is remembered primarily for her early efforts at women’s education in India?
tornado that hit in Dantan India on killed over 250 people?
, March 24 1998 a
or Sub Inspector S.I. is the rank of an Indian police officer who is in command of a police station?
lithograph (pictured) of s painting of the Captain Stephen Ponsonby Peacocke' new bungalow at in Sispara India was published nine years after the Sispara ghat mountain trail was completed in 1838?
a 2007 treaty significantly modified
by reducing Indo-Bhutanese relations India's guiding role over Bhutan's foreign policy?
served in both J. Grant Anderson World Wars, founded a theatre in India, and played a clown in a Burmese circus?
epigraph styles the Mahadeva temple (pictured) in Karnataka, India, as "the emperor among temples"?
is an Vihara Indian Buddhist cave monastery that takes its name from the Sanskrit word for "a secluded place in which to walk"?
in raga Indian musician Ram Narayan's album was named for an incarnation of Rag Shankara, Rag Mala in Jogia Shiva?
a year after conducting rival
nuclear tests, India and Pakistan issued the 1999 , committing to develop safeguards to prevent Lahore Declaration nuclear conflict?
about one million people were affected by floods in the
and other rivers in northern Kamala Bihar in India in 2003?
a split in
India's Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party in 1988 resulted in a split in the Congress party in Tamil Nadu, leading to the birth of the new party ?
Thamizhaga Munnetra Munnani a special kind of
soil from Bidar fort is an essential ingredient in making , a Bidriware metal handicraft of Karnataka, India?
a fire that broke out a few days before
Hiralal Sen (pictured) died destroyed all his films including India's first political film?
through strategic road link Bangladesh and its capital Dhaka will reduce the travel distance between the Indian cities of Agartala and Kolkata from 1,700 kms to 400 kms?
Indologist was the founder of the first European-style drama theatre in Gerasim Lebedev India and also the first printing house in Europe equipped with Indic scripts of Bengali and Devanagari?
Reynier van Vlissingen, the
Dutch Governor of Negapatam in India, surrendered to British forces in the 1781 because the garrison had only one day of Siege of Negapatam gunpowder remaining?
was one of the two ships of São Gabriel Vasco da Gama's armada that returned from the trip to India?
, a comprehensive and authoritative work on the Shabdamanidarpana of the grammar Kannada language, was written in the 13th century by the Indian linguist and poet ?
made by Kisan Kanya Ardeshir Irani in 1937 is India's first indigenously made color film?
, compiled by Epigraphia Carnatica Benjamin L. Rice, contains a study of about 9000 inscriptions found in the Old Mysore region of India?
Justice was the first woman Leila Seth judge on the Delhi High Court and the first woman to become Chief Justice in India?
ran an article titled "Mother Doesn't Do Much" by The Atlantic Monthly about her role as an ambassador's wife in Catherine Galbraith India after her son wrote a school essay using those words?
, a shrub found in the hill forests of Strobilanthes callosus India used in folk medicines, flowers only once in eight years before dying off, exhibiting a once in a lifetime mass flowering and mass seeding life cycle?
, written by Yuktibhasa Indian astronomer Jyeshtadeva, is considered to be the first mathematical treatise on calculus?
, who ruled over the Narasaraja Wodeyar II Indian Kingdom of Mysore for a decade in the 18th century, was either mute or preferred to remain silent throughout his rule?
Queen Chennabhairadevi, who ruled for 54 years from Gersoppa under the
Vijayanagara Empire in Uttara Kannada, India, was credited with building the in the 16th century?
Mirjan Fort Justice
was the lone dissenter when the Hans Raj Khanna Supreme Court of India ruled that those arrested during India's repressive Emergency period from 1975 to 1977 would have no rights to habeas corpus?
attracted US$27.5 billion of bids on the first day of its Reliance Power initial public offering (IPO), equivalent to 10.5 times the stock on offer, thereby creating India's IPO record?
Batasio sharavatiensis, a species of bagrid catfish discovered near Jog Falls in India, is named after the in which it was found?
Iranshah Âtash Bahrâm in , a town in Udvada Gujarat, India, is the holiest fire temple for the Parsi community?
was a Rush Limbaugh U.S. ambassador to India?
in Ruparel College Mumbai, India boasts nuclear physicist Anil Kakodkar and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai among its alumni?
, Kolachal India was the location of a battle in 1741 where an Indian kingdom defeated a European naval force for possibly the first time in Indian history?
has one of the largest foreign direct investments in township projects in Kolkata West International City India?
is Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw India's richest woman?
waged a war on illegal mining and quarrying in her native Kinkri Devi Indian state of Himachal Pradesh despite her illiteracy?
, an Kashmir Singh Indian spy, was released last week after 35 years of captivity in Pakistan?
was independent Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav India's first individual Olympic medalist when he won the wrestling bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki games?
was the first Kongara Jaggayya Indian film actor to be elected directly to the Parliament?
, near Koradi Thermal Power Station Nagpur, India, was commissioned in 1974 and currently operates seven units with a total capacity of 1,080 MW?
in La Martiniere Boys' College Lucknow, India is the only school in the world to be awarded a battle honour?
was the first member of the M. C. Rajah Dalit community to be elected to the Madras Legislative Council in India?
had the unique distinction of acting in the first L. V. Prasad talkies in three different Indian languages: Hindi, Telugu and Tamil?
in Kuttanad Kerala, India, is the country's only region below sea level?
in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kerala, India, receives migratory birds from far away Siberia?
is the largest Kursha Monastery Buddhist monastery in the Zanskar region of eastern Jammu and Kashmir, India?
, former director of Karl Graul Leipzig Lutheran mission and a Tamil scholar, believed that Christian missionaries in India should not interfere with the local traditions including the caste system?
, the former K. Chidananda Gowda Vice-chancellor of the Kuvempu University in India, is the son-in-law of the Kannada playwright Kuvempu, the university's namesake?
is ranked as Hexaware Technologies Limited India’s 11th top IT service provider by NASSCOM since 2005?
, in Ho people Jharkhand, India, have a literacy rate of 39.2%, lower than the state average which is amongst the lowest literacy rates in India?
is the only Hema Sardesai Indian singer to have won the Grand Prix award at the International Pop Song Festival in Germany?
helped lead Hedley Howarth New Zealand to its first ever test cricket win on the Indian subcontinent with a five-wicket bag against India in 1969?
is an Handigodu Syndrome osteoarthritic disorder endemic to the Malnad region in Karnataka, India?
got the Haridas Mundhra Indian government in 1956 to invest $10 million in his sinking firms, a scandal which further exposed the rift between Feroze Gandhi and his wife Indira Gandhi, daughter of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru?
play an important role in the reconstruction of Indian copper plate inscriptions India's elusive history?
improved considerably after Indo-Iraqi relations Iraq supported India's 1998 nuclear tests and its stand on the Kashmir dispute?
, an Jatin Das Indian freedom fighter, died after sixty three days of hunger strike demanding rights for prisoners and undertrials in Lahore jail in 1929?
between villagers and the government of Joint Forest Management India was started to prevent theft of forest resources at Arabari, but now accounts for the management of at least 14 million hectares in 27 states?
, a block in the Jangipara Indian state of West Bengal, includes a mosque built in 1375?
was a Iyothee Thass Dalit Buddhist leader from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu after whom a hospital was named?
grew stronger after Indo-Maldivian relations India responded to Maldives' request for help and thwarted a militant plot to overthrow the government in 1988?
of the Indra Lal Roy Royal Air Force became India's first flying ace after he achieved 10 victories in thirteen days during World War I?
is the master MGM Group of Companies franchisee of Marrybrown fast food chain for Southern India?
in Maharajbagh zoo Nagpur, India, has been built on the garden of Bhonsle, Maratha rulers of the Nagpur kingdom?
was an Pisharoth Rama Pisharoty Indian meteorologist who was a pioneer of remote sensing technologies in India?
, a 450 km Pulicat Lake 2 (174 sq mi) bird sanctuary, adjoins the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, launch site of India's successful first lunar space mission, the Chandrayaan-1?
phumdis (example pictured), exclusive to , are masses of decaying vegetation forming Loktak Lake , the world’s only floating park and a preservation area for Keibul Lamjao National Park endangered , in Eld's Deer Manipur, India?
was the first Peter de Noronha Indian to become an envoy of the Legion of Mary and was later knighted by Pope Paul VI?
, an Papa II Indian detention centre once infamous for reports of torture, is now the official residence of senior state politician Mehbooba Mufti?
, who became a Patacara Buddhist while disconsolately wandering naked through the Indian city of Savatthi, rose to become the foremost bhikkhuni of Gautama Buddha in her mastery of the Vinaya?
, an entrepreneur from R. G. Chandramogan Sivakasi, is the head of Hatsun Agro Product Ltd, the largest private dairy in India?
are sometimes considered Raj Ghat and other memorials India's modern day equivalent of Westminster Abbey?
and Rinku Singh Dinesh Patel became the first Indians to sign Major League Baseball contracts after throwing a baseball for the first time a year earlier?
, the Robert Bristow British harbour engineer credited for the development of the Indian port of Kochi, also founded the first non white-exclusive club in the state?
is a term used to describe an impoverished region in the east of Red Corridor India that experiences considerable Naxalite communist militant activity?
a celebrated 18th-century judge in the Ram Shastri, Maratha Empire, created judicial history in India by sentencing the incumbent Peshwa ( de facto ruler) to death on a charge of murder?
, a public finance expert in Raja Chelliah India, received the Padma Vibushan award in year 2007?
, which runs from the presidential residence Rajpath Rashtrapati Bhavan to the war memorial India Gate, is probably the most important ceremonial avenue in India?
was one of the earliest Pankaj Gupta Indian sports administrators involved in football, hockey and cricket?
, brother of the Palwankar Shivram Dalit cricketers Baloo and Vithal, was a spin bowling all-rounder who represented the All-India cricket team that toured England in 1911?
, the king of the Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar Kingdom of Mysore in India, was also a collector and an inventor of board games?
is the only company in Mysore Paints and Varnish Limited India authorised to manufacture the indelible ink which is used in elections to prevent fraudulent voting?
was the founder of the Mayurasharma Kadamba Kingdom of Banavasi, the earliest native kingdom to rule over what is today Karnataka state, India?
organised an armed rebellion against the Maulana Mehmud Hasan British Raj with Turkish support but was arrested just before his return to India?
or Pong Dam Lake, created by the highest Maharana Pratap Sagar earthfill dam in India on the Beas River (pictured), intercepts migratory birds on their trans- Himalayan fly path during each migration season?
is a researcher, author and historian who analysed present-day conservation conflicts in Mahesh Rangarajan India and found their roots in India's colonial past?
Mysore mallige (pictured), a variety of Jasmine flower endemic to Karnataka state of India, is patented for its unique quality, attribution and reputation?
made Nagesh Kukunoor Hyderabad Blues, the most successful independent film from India in just 17 days?
was the name given to the failed plan by Operation Gibraltar Pakistan to infiltrate Jammu and Kashmir, India and start a rebellion and that it eventually sparked the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965?
was a Palwankar Baloo Dalit (also called Untouchable) who helped break down the Indian caste system with his prowess at cricket?
helped improve the social status of bargadars ( Operation Barga sharecroppers) in West Bengal, India?
, a cultural organization in Ninasam Karnataka, India, had a project sponsored by the Ford Foundation of the United States?
, a local civic government body of Nagpur Improvement Trust Nagpur, India established in 1936, is not an elected body and continues to work along side Nagpur Municipal Corporation?
, a Narmada Bachao Andolan NGO in India, was the main reason for World Bank to conduct its first-ever independent review of any of its projects?
10,000 people protested against construction of a dam across the
in Subarnarekha River India?
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Question 1: Among Indian writers of the modern era active in Indian languages or [156 ] English, ________ won the Nobel Prize in 1913.
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Question 4: The ________ describes the social stratification and social restrictions in the Indian subcontinent, in which social classes are defined by thousands of endogamous hereditary groups, often termed as or jātis castes.
Question 5: Which of the following titles did India have?
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Question 7: It was followed by the Vedic period, which laid the foundations of ________ and other cultural aspects of early Indian society, and ended in the 500s BCE.
Question 9: What is the population of India?
Question 10: Which of the following languages is spoken in India?