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NTPC General Awareness Questions : 20th December 2019

Q1. The writers of the East India Company had their training in the college at ________ in England.
(a) London
(b) Manchester
(c) Liverpool
(d) Haileybury

Q2.In which year did the Portuguese captured Goa from Bijapur?

Q3. Who among the following was a social reformer belonging to the Mali Community of Pune?
(a) ThakkarBhappa
(b) BR Ambedkar
(c) JyotibaPhule
(d) None of these

Q4. In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff, who of the following established Hindu College at Calcutta ?
(a) Henry Louis Vivian Derozio
(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(c) Raja Rammohan Roy
(d) Keshab Chandra Sen

Q5. A stretch of sea water, partly or fully separated by a narrow strip from the main sea is called
(a) Bay
(b) Isthmus
(c) Lagoon
(d) Strait

Q6.In Indian constitution, the method of election of President has been taken from which country?
(a) Britain
(b) USA
(c) Ireland
(d) Australia

Q7. The Poona Pact, which was signed between B.R Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi in 1932, provided for
(a) The creation of dominion status for India
(b) Separate electorate for the Muslims
(c) Seats reserved for Depressed class
(d) Joint electorate with reservation for women

Q8. Who was the Governor General of India during the launch of Civil Disobedience Movement?
(a) Lord Chelmsford
(b) Lord Reading
(c) Lord Irwin
(d) Lord Wavell

Q9. Provincial Autonomy was one of the important features of the Act of___
(b) 1919
(c) 1909
(d) 1858

Q10. Who is the Viceroy of India during Quit India Movement ?
(a) Linlithgow
(b) Cornwallis
(c) Mountbatten
(d) Munro


Sol. Haileybury is an independent school near Hertford in England.

Sol. The Portuguese conquest of Goa occurred when the governor of Portuguese India Afonso de Albuquerque captured the city in 1510.

Sol. Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was an Indian social activist for the Dalit people, a thinker, anti-caste social reformer and writer from Maharashtra. Satyashodhak Samaj is a social reform society founded by Jyotirao Phule in Pune, India, on 24 September 1873. Its purpose was to liberate the Shudra and Untouchable castes from exploitation and oppression.

Sol. “Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Radhakanta Deb, David Hare”, “Sir Edward Hyde East, Baidyanath Mukhopdhya and Rasamay Dutt” established Hindu College on January 20th 1817.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. A shallow body of salt water close to the sea but separated from it by a narrow strip of land, such as a barrier island, or by a coral reef is called Lagoon.

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. The method of election of President has been taken from Irish Constitution.
Sol. The Poona Pact refers to an agreement between B. R. Ambedkar and M. K. Gandhi made on 24 September 1932 at Yerwada Central Jail in Poona, India. It was signed by Madan Mohan Malviya, Ambedkar and some other leaders as a means to end the fast that Gandhi was undertaking at the jail.

Sol. On April 3, 1926 Lord Irwin was appointed 30th Viceroy and Governor-General of India. This was the most tumultuous period for the politics of India. During this period the important events were Visit of Simon Commission (1928), Nehru Report (1928), Jinnah’s 14 Points, Murder of Saunders in 1929, Bomb thrown in Assembly Hall in Delhi by Bhagat Singh, civil disobedience movement execution of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev (1931),

Sol. Government of India Act 1935 was passed by British Parliament in August 1935. Salient Features of the Government of India Act 1935 were Abolition of provincial dyarchy and introduction of dyarchy at centre and Abolition of Indian Council and introduction of an advisory body in its place.

Sol. Lord Linlithgow was Viceroy of India from 1936 to 1944 and this eight years period was longest reign as Viceroy of India. During this period, parts of Government of India Act 1935 came into force in 1937,Start of World War-II (1939), resignation of Subhash Chandra Bose and foundation of “Forward Block”,Escape of SC Bose from India, Jinnah’s two nations theory,August Offer (1940),Foundation of Indian National Army,Cripps Mission (1942),Launch of Quit India Movement.

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