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601 . Who was the first Gupta king to assume the title 'Rajadhiraja'?
Chandragupta I. In addition to 'Rajadhiraja', Samudragupta assumed the titles 'Parambhattaraka' and 'Paramabhagavata'.

602 . Who was the freedom fighter who led the Ramoshis of Maharashtra?
Vasudev Balwant Phadke.

603 . To which party did Chandrashekar Azad belong?
Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.

604 . What did Akbar divide his empire into?
Suba. Each Suba was under a governor called Subedar.

605 . Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodhi in the year?
1526 AD

606 . What was the result of the Treaty of Salbai?
Though the English did not gain materially, it gave them peace with the Marathas for 20 years, thereby enabling them to fight other enemies such as the French and Tipu Sultan.

607 . Where is Gandhara art found?
The ruins of Taksha-shila, in modern Pakistan and Afghanistan.

608 . In which language did Narasimha Mehta (also known as Narsee Mehta) compose his songs and preach?
Gujarati.

609 . Name the trading station of the Indus Valley Civilisation.?
Lothal.

610 . What was the basis of the town planning of the people of the Indus Valley Civilisation?
It was the Grid System. In the format that they used all roads cut across each other almost at right angles. This led to the city being divided into blocks.
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611 . Samudra Gupta is popularly known as?
Napolean of India

612 . Who was responsible (as President of the'Committee of Public Instruction') for the introduction of English education in India?
Thomas Babington Macaulay.

613 . Who was the French Governor General who helped Muzzafar Jung become the Nizam of Hyderabad?
Dupleix.

614 . Agra city was founded by?
Sikandar Lodhi

615 . Over which kingdom did Kharavela rule?
Kalinga.

616 . Which Indian ruler was a member of the Jacobin Club?
Tlpu Sultan.

617 . What was the Buddhist temple known as?
Chaitya.

618 . Swaraj is my birthright! was said by?
Bal Gangadhar Tilak

619 . Who is regarded as the father of Carnatic music?
Purandaradasa.

620 . Who were the opponents in the battle of Takkolam?
Cholas and Pandyas. The Pandyas were completely defeated.
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621 . Who founded the Benaras Hindu University?
Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1916.

622 . What was the Vishwajit sacrifice?
In the Vishwajit sacrifice, the (yajamana) performer had to give away all that he possessed.

623 . Who was the last Maurya King?
Brihadratha.

624 . Where did Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose set up the provisional government of free India?
In Singapore. It had been renamed Shonan. Subhas Chandra Bose regularly addressed Indians from Shonan Radio.

625 . What words did Saint Ramanuja use to describe the scheduled castes?
Tirukulattar (Belonging to the family of God).

626 . Who wrote the poem'Heer Ranjha' (also known simply as 'Heer')?
Wans Shah.

627 . What was a Buddhist monastery known as?
Vihara.

628 . Who was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress?
Sarojini Naidu.

629 . Which was the animal that was most engraved on Indus Valley Civilization seals?
The Humpless Bull.

630 . During the rule of Muhammad Shah, who was the ruler of Persia who invaded India?
Nadir Shah.
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631 . In Vedic times, who was referred to as a 'Grihapati'?
The master of the house.

632 . What was the complaint of Pliny the elder, against India?
He complained that India drained Roman wealth by selling luxury articles at high prices to Romans

633 . Who were Gandhikas?
Artisans who are mentioned as giving donations to the Buddhists. Originally Gandhika meant perfumes but was later used to describe shopkeepers. The name Gandhi is said to have been derived from it.

634 . The Greeks called cotton'Sindon'. There is a reason behind this name. What is it?
The people of the Indus Valley Civilisation were the first to produce cotton and therefore the Greeks called it Sindon. This word is derived from the name Sindh.

635 . The first President of India was?
Dr.Rajendra Prasad

636 . Madam H.P. Blavatsky and Colonel H.S Olcott founded the headquarters of this society at Adyar, Madras. Which society was this?
The Theosophical Society.

637 . Who introduced chariots drawn by horses into India?
The Aryans

638 . Who was the Portuguese Governor who captured Goa?
Alfonso de Albuquerque.

639 . The Indian Prime Minister known as'Man of Peace' was?
Lal Bahadur Shastri

640 . Who saved the life of Uday Singh of Mewar, when he was still a prince?
Panna. Panna, who was Uday Singh's nurse realised that his life was in danger; she placed her own son in Uday Singh's bed. The attackers assuming that Panna's son was the prince killed him thus saving Uday Singh.
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