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Mock Test for IAS Prelims-2017: History & Culture

Q.1. “Delhi pact” of 1932

  1. Was endorsed by Chamber of Princes
  2. Projected federation as constitutional demand of the Princes of India
  1. 1 & 2
  2. Only 1
  3. Only 2
  4. None of the above

Q.2. Which of the following World Heritage site

History and Culture wizard for IAS (Mains), 2017

Q.1. “While some Englishmen were battling at home for improvements in Parliament and reforms in religion, others were adventuring across the Atlantic to establish colonies and trade in the Americas”. Was this their confusion of thought or their double standard?…

Yoga entered Intangible Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO from India

Yoga became the new intangible cultural heritage from India that has got entry into UNESCO’s list.

Yoga joined UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity after an Indian proposal in this regard was unanimously supported by all the 24 …

FESTIVALS OF NORTH-EAST INDIA

FESTIVALS OF NORTH-EAST INDIA

  1. Sajibu Cheiraoba:
  • Celebrated in Manipur to mark the beginning of a new year
  • Observed on the first lunar day of the lunar month Sajibu (March/April) by the Meiteis community
  • On this occasion, people clean and decorate

Lahore High Court okays plea to bring back Koh-i-Noor from U.K.

Lahore High Court has accepted a petition seeking direction to the government to bring back Koh-i-Noor from British Queen Elizabeth-II.

The plea filed by a barrister made Pakistan’s claim over the 105-carat gem on the basis that it hailed from …

TEST SERIES-9 FOR IAS/ PCS- MAINS (HISTORY)

TEST SERIES-9 FOR IAS/ PCS- MAINS-(HISTORY)

  1. How was Quit India Movement different from Civil Disobedience Movement? Whether it represented any shift in Gandhian philosophy?
  2. “Industrial Revolution led to colonization” Explain with special reference to the growth European powers.
  3. “Partition of

Kullu dance enters Guinness world record

Kullu dance enters Guinness world record

The mega Kullu “Natti” dance performed during the Kull Dasehra on 26th October, 2015, had made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. 9892 participants were registered in this largest mega dance …

GANDHARA SCHOOL VS. MATHURA SCHOOL OF ART

Factor Mathura School Gandhara School
Origin No foreign Influence, however, later it cross fertilized with the Gandhara School. Strong Greek influence
Its development took place indigenously Was based on Greco-Roman norms encapsulating foreign techniques and an alien spirit. It is

Government allows bull-taming sport Jallikattu and bullock cart races

Government allows bull-taming sport Jallikattu and bullock cart races

The government has allowed Jallikattu to be held in Tamil Nadu and bullock cart races in other states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, Kerala and Gujarat.

Government has taken this action …

National Archives of India

National Archives of India
 Originally established as the Imperial Record Department in 1891, in Calcutta, then capital of British India
 Headquarter was transferred to Delhi in 1911.
 It functions as an Attached Office of the Department of …

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