GK Quiz-on INDIA
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Quiz on INDIA

Answer the following

  1. From which Upanishad is ‘Satyameva Jayate’ taken?
  2. What is the actual playing time of the Indian National Anthem?
  3. What is the national tree of India?
  4. Who translated ‘Vande Mataram’ into English?
  5. Which former Prime Minister of India shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi?

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Answers

  1. Mundaka Upanishad
  2. 52 seconds
  3. Banyan
  4. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
  5. Lal Bahadur Shastri

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FACT FILE

Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi

Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi was the first Indian woman to become a qualified physician in 1887. She was also the first Indian woman trained in western medicine. She was the first Indian woman to travel to the United States of America. She studied at the Woman’s Medical College of Pennysylvania.

She was born on 31 March, 1865 at Kalyan, Maharashtra. She died in Pune on 26 February, 1887. She died of tuberculosis shortly before her 22nd birthday.

Anandibai was married to Gopalrao Joshi at the young age of 9 years as was the custom in those days. Her husband was 20 years her senior. However, she was fortunate that her husband encouraged her to pursue her studies and interest in the sciences. He sent her to America to study medicine and advised her to set an example in the society by pursuing higher studies.

A crater on Venus has been named ‘Joshee’ in her honour.

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  1. The oldest eye hospital in India is located at Chennai.
  2. The expansion of Ayush of the health ministry stands for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.
  3. Baba Amte started Anandwan in Maharashtra for the treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients.
  4. The first Medical College in India was in Kolkata.

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