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641 . Who is supposed to have invited Babur to invade India?
Daulat Khan Lodi, uncle of Ibrahim Lodi.

642 . The Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur is one of the largest single domed structures constructed. Which dynasty built it?
The Adil Shahi dynasty. A whisper at one end can be heard at the other end.

643 . In 1498,the sea route to india was discovered by?
Vasco-da-gama

644 . He was an uncle of Bhagat Singh and was closely . associated with Lala Lajpat Rai. He founded the'Bharat Mata' society and worked for the Ghadar party. He died on 15th August 1947. Who was it?
AjitSingh.

645 . Aurangzeb died in the year?
1707 AD

646 . Who was the poet who enriched Kashmiri literature with her exquisite lyrics on love and life?
Habba Khatun (also spelt Habba Khotun).

647 . Name two of the epics of the Sangam Age.?
Silappadikaram, Jivakachintamani and Manimekalai.

648 . Who installed a chain of bells outside his palace gate?
Jahangir.

649 . When was the'Quit India' Resolution passed?
August 8, 1942, in Goculdas Tejpal Auditorium in Bombay.

650 . To which Age does the Indus Valley Civilisation belong?
The Bronze Age. Iron was not known to them.
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651 . Why did Mahatma Gandhi spin cloth daily?
To emphasise the dignity of labour and the value of self-reliance. Gandhi once said that from among the activities he was engaged in, khadi and uplift of the scheduled castes was the most important to him.

652 . How long did the first battle of Panipat last?
Three hours. It was all over by mid-day.

653 . To which deity was the temple of Somnath dedicated?
Shiva.

654 . Who was the chief minister of Peshwa Baji Rao II?
Nana Fadnavis. He was responsible for preserving the Maratha confederacy. He also resisted British interference in Maratha affairs.

655 . Which day was fixed as the first Independence Day?
31st December 1929.

656 . Who founded Din-I-Ilahi?
Akbar. Birbal was the only Hindu to accept the new religion of Din-i-Ilahi or Tauhid-i-Ilahi.

657 . What was the reason for the importance of Kaveripattanam during the Sangam period?
It was among the chief ports of the Tamil countries that carried on trade with the Romans.

658 . After Akbar secured victory in Gujarat he undertook an activity to commemorate this victory. What was that activity?
He founded the city of Fatehpur Sikri.

659 . Who is the author of the Greek work'Indika'?
Megasthenes. This book, however, is not available to us in its entirety and survives only in quotations by subsequent classical writers.

660 . How do we better know the Kingdom of Pragjyotishpur?
Assam.
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661 . The Simon Commission came to India in the year?
1928 AD

662 . Who wrote Kadambari?
Banabhatta.

663 . The capital of the Mauryan was?
Patliputra

664 . The Red Fort in Delhi was built by?
Shahjahan

665 . Who led the rebellion of the Koyas (tribals of the West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh) against the British?
Alluri Sitarama Raju.

666 . Who was the first Afghan to be seated on the throne of Delhi?
Buhlul Khan Lodi (in April 1451).

667 . What was the Rowlatt Act?
The Rowlatt Act sought to impose wartime restrictions on civil liberties on a permanent basis. It provided for detention without trial.

668 . Whom did Ahmed Shah Abdali serve as a general before proclaiming himself king?
Nadir Shah. Ahmed Shah Abdali proclaimed himself king of Afghanistan after Nadir Shah's assassination.

669 . Who is Subramania Bharati?
A Tamil poet and nationalist of the early 20th Century.

670 . After the Revolt, Bahadur Shah II was arrested and deported to a city outside modern India. Name the city.?
Rangoon.
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671 . Babur succeeded to the throne of this kingdom in 1494 at the tender age of 11. Identify the kingdom.?
Farghana. Farghana is located in modern Uzbekistan.

672 . The first Guru of the sikhs was?
Guru Nanak Dev

673 . Which Sikh guru completed the compilation of the Adi Granth?
Guru Arjan Dev.

674 . To which dynasty did Kanishka belong?
The Kushana dynasty

675 . Which religious sect did Harsha patronise in his later years?
The Buddhist.

676 . In the Battle of Plassey, a major part of Siraj-ud-Daulah's army did not take part in the fighting. Why was this?
Mir Jafar and Rai Durlabh who commanded a major portion of the army had turned traitors and did not join in the battle.

677 . Jyotisha is one of the Vedangas. What does it deal with?
Astronomy and astrology

678 . Who ordered the construction of the Charminar?
Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. He was a patron of art and architecture and a poet in Dakhani Urdu, Persian and Telugu. He had the Charminar constructed in 1591-92 at the centre of the new city of Hyderabad.

679 . Who died fighting the police at Alfred Park in Lucknow?
Chandrashekhar Azad. He shot himself with the last bullet that he had been left with.

680 . Shivaji's mother was?
Jeejabai
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