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GK Quiz-Kingdoms and Dynasties

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Question

Name the thrones of these Kingdoms/Dynasties

  1. Name the throne of the Mughals
  2. Of Mysore?
  3. Of Japan?
  4. Of China?
  5. Of Sweden?

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Answers

  1. Peacock Throne
  2. Golden Throne
  3. Chrysanthemum Throne/ Takamikura Throne
  4. Dragon Throne
  5. The Silver Throne of Sweden

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F A C T F I L E - C. Rajagopalachari

C. Rajagopalachari
C. Rajagopalachari

Chakravarti Rajagopalalchari nicknamed ‘Mango of Krishnagiri’, CR, Rajaji was one of the first to be awarded the Bharat Ratna. He was the favourite of Mahatma Gandhi and was described by Gandhiji as ‘The keeper of my conscience’. Rajaji was perhaps the only Indian leader who occupied the highest position in the country as the Governor General of India which he took over from Lord Mountbatten in 1947. However, he did not mind accepting positions much lower later in life. He was the Governor of Bengal, Minister without portfolio in Nehru’s cabinet and the main link between Nehru and Sardar Patel. On Sardar Patel’s death he became Home Minister of India. Later he accepted the junior position of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He was known for his Rajaji Formula to solve the deadlock between the All India Muslim League and Indian National Congress on the Independence of India in 1944. This was the first acknowledgement by a Congressman about the inevitability of the partition of the country and was the basis of Gandhi- Jinnah talks in 1944.

He belonged to Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, and founded the Swatantra Party disagreeing with Nehru’s planned development which he described as ‘Quota-Permit-License-Raj’. He was the author of a number of books including Mahabharatha, Ramayana, Upanishads and Hinduism: A Doctrine. He died in Madras in 1972.

GK Quiz-Kingdoms and Dynasties
  1. A Rhinoceros horn is made of hair.
  2. Rhinoceroses are herbivores [plant eating].
  3. There are five species and eleven sub-species of Rhinos.
  4. Some Rhinos have one horn like the Indian variety and some may have two horns like the Sumatran variety.
  5. A group of rhinos is called a ‘herd’ or a ‘crash’.

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