Indian History Current Affairs 2018

  1. Todar Mal was associated with:
    A. Finance
    B. Law
    C. Literature
    D. Music
  2. A. Finance
    Raja Todar Mal was the Finance Minister of the Mughal empire during Akbar's reign. He was one of the Navaratnas in Akbar's durbar.
  3. Under Akbar, the Mir Bakshi was required to look after:
    A. The Land Revenue System
    B. The Military Affairs
    C. The Royal Household
    D. The State Treasury
  4. B. The Military Affairs
    The head of the military was called the Mir Bakshi, appointed from among the leading nobles of the court. The Mir Bakshi was in charge of intelligence gathering, and also made recommendations to the emperor for military appointments and promotions.
  5. The Battle of Plassey was fought in:
    A. 1748
    B. 1757
    C. 1764
    D. 1782
  6. B. 1757
    The Battle of Plassey, 23 June 1757, was a decisive British East India Company victory over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies, establishing Company rule in South Asia which expanded over much of the Indies for the next 190 years. The battle took place at Palashi, Bengal, on the river banks of the Bhagirathi River, about 150 km north of Calcutta, near Murshidabad, then capital of undivided Bengal. The belligerents were Siraj-ud-daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, and the British East India Company.

  7. The treaty of Mangalore was signed between:
    A. English East India Company & Haidar Ali
    B. English East India Company & Tipu Sultan
    C. French East India Company & Tipu Sultan
    D. Haidar Ali & the Zamorin of Calicut
  8. B. English East India Company & Tipu Sultan
  9. To conquer and annex Peshawar and Punjab, Mahmud of Ghazni defeated:
    A. Arabs
    B. Ghurids
    C. Hindu Shahis
    D. Karkotakas
  10. C. Hindu Shahis
  11. Two of the great Mughals wrote their own memories. Those were:
    A. Babar & Humayun
    B. Babar & Jahangir
    C. Humayun & Jahangir
    D. Jahangir & Shahjahan
  12. B. Babar & Jahangir
  13. The use of spinning wheel (Charkha) became common during the:
    A. 9th Century AD
    B. 10th Century AD
    C. 12th Century AD
    D. 14th Century AD
  14. D. 14th Century AD
  15. Under the Mountbatten Plan of 1947 the people of ___ were given the right to decide through a plebiscite whether they wished to join Pakistan or India.
    A. Assam
    B. Bengal
    C. N.W.F.P and the Sylhet District of Assam
    D. Punjab
  16. C. N.W.F.P and the Sylhet District of Assam
  17. The term 'Yavanapriya' mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted:
    A. Damsels sent to the Greek court for dance performance
    B. Indian Muslin (fine variety)
    C. Ivory
    D. Pepper
  18. D. Pepper
  19. The language of discourses of Gautama Buddha was
    A. Bhojpuri
    B. Magadhi
    C. Pali
    D. Sanskrit
  20. C. Pali

  21. To which king belongs the Lion capital at Sarnath?
    A. Ashoka
    B. Chandragupta
    C. Harsha
    D. Kanishka
  22. A. Ashoka
  23. The title of 'Viceroy' was added to the office of the Governor-General of India for the first time in:
    A. 1848 AD
    B. 1856 AD
    C. 1858 AD
    D. 1862 AD
  24. C. 1858 AD
  25. Tripitakas are sacred books of:
    A. Buddhists
    B. Hindus
    C. Jains
    D. None of the above
  26. A. Buddhists
  27. The territory of Porus who offered strong resistance to Alexander was situated between the rivers of:
    A. Beas & Sutlej
    B. Chenab & Jhelum
    C. Chenab & Ravi
    D. Ganga & Yamuna
  28. B. Chenab & Jhelum