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161 . Who succeeded Peshwa Baji Rao?
Peshwa Baji Rao was succeeded by Balaji Baji Rao.

162 . Who was the ruler of Malwa who was among the chief adversaries of Humayun?
Bahadur Shah.

163 . Babur, after defeating Ibrahim Lodi and Rana Sanga had to deal with the Afghans who had regrouped. Who did the Afghans proclaim as their leader?
Mahmud Lodi, brother of Ibrahim Lodi.

164 . Name the ruler of the Tughluq dynasty who was well versed in Astronomy, Mathematics and Medicine.?
Muhammad bin Tughluq.

165 . Her real name was Madeleine Slade. She was a devoted follower of Gandhiji. What was the name given to her by Gandhiji?
MeeraBehn.

166 . From which source have historians got some details of the overthrow of the Mauryan dynasty?
Bana's Harshacharita written almost eight centuries after the event.

167 . What were the important clauses of the treaty of Seringapatam?
Tipu Sultan had to cede about half his territories to the English and also pay Rs.330 lakhs as indemnity. His two sons were also kept as hostages.

168 . By which name was Ramtanu Mishra known?
Tansen. He was earlier in the employment of the Raja of Rewah.

169 . At which battle was Humayun defeated by Sher Shah?
The Battle of Chausa (March 1539) and Battle of Kanauj (May 1540).

170 . Who was the Chola ruler who crossed the Ganga and defeated the rulers there?
Rajendra Chola.
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171 . The Iron Pillar near Qutb Minar was erected by?
Chandragupta II

172 . Where did Buddha deliver his first sermon?
At Sarnath.

173 . What religion did Harsha follow during his early years?
He was a devotee of Shiva.

174 . What was the Rajasuya sacrifice (yajna)?
It was the yajna to mark the royal consecration. It included offerings to the gods in the houses of officials and a formal abhisheka by the priest. Other popular rites that followed were a cow-raid and a game of dice in which the king was made the Victor.

175 . What was the capital of the kingdom of the Gonds?
Chandrapur. Durgavati was the queen of the Gonds who fought bravely with the Mughal forces sent by Akbar.

176 . What is the birthplace of Shankaracharya?
Kaladi. Shankaracharya was a famous exponent of the Advaita philosophy. Advaita literally means not two. Advaita believes in an eternal being and holds that the plurality is nothing but illusion.

177 . Which area did the Japanese hand over to the Azad Hind Government?
Andaman and Nicobar islands.

178 . Who fought the battle of Talikota?
The battle was fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the combined forces of the Deccan Sultans. The Sultan of Berar however did not take part in this battle.

179 . Which were the provinces added by Aurangzeb to the Mughal Empire?
Bijapur and Golconda.

180 . What was the Kuka movement?
The Kuka movement began as a religious movement. Its aim was to purify die Sikh religion by removing superstitions mat had crept into it. After the conquest of the Punjab by the British, the revival of the Sikh sovereignty became its chief aim.
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181 . Name India's first newspaper?
Bengal Gazette.

182 . Which empire rose on the remains of the Kushan Empire?
The Gupta Empire.

183 . What role did the Chapekar brothers play in the Freedom struggle?
Damodar Chapekar along with his two brothers, Vasudev and Balakrishna, fired at Rand and then disappeared in the dark. They were arrested later and were hanged.

184 . Why was the Cripps Mission sent to India?
The British Government wanted India's help in the Second World War. It sent the Cripps Commission to persuade Indian leaders to support its war effort.

185 . What was the Doctrine of Lapse?
When the ruler of a protected state died without a natural heir, the adopted heir would not be able to succeed him. In such a case the state would be annexed by the British. The only exception would be if the British authorities approved of the adoption before hand.

186 . What was the Act which granted partial autonomy to the Provinces?
Government of India Act of 1935.

187 . Which common seasoning ingredient of today finds no reference in the Rig Veda?
Salt.

188 . What were the Jains originally called?
Nirgrantha.

189 . Who was the first President of the Indian National Congress?
Womesh Chandra Banerji.

190 . To whom is Angkor Vat dedicated?
Vishnu.
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191 . Quit India Movement started in the year?
1942 AD

192 . The Mughal forces defeated a Rajput ruler at the pass of Haldighat. Which ruler are we talking about?
Rana Pratap.

193 . Who constructed Angkor Vat?
Suryavarman II.

194 . Aurangzeb was the son of?
Shahjehan

195 . Which were the four divisions of the army in ancient India?
Infantry, cavalry, elephants and chariots.

196 . What were Nalanda, Vikramshila in reality?
Buddhist monasteries. They later took on the shape of universities.

197 . From whom did some sections of the Hindus adopt the concept of the purdah?
The Turks.

198 . Babar died in the year?
1530 AD

199 . What help did Balaji Vishwanath render the Sayyid brothers?
He marched to Delhi and helped them overthrow the Mughal Emperor Farrukh Siyar. (1719).

200 . Of which territories was Ashoka the Viceroy before he became the king?
Taksha-Shila and Ujjain.
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