Fa-Hien was


Options: the first Buddhist pilgrim of China to visit India during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya,    the discoverer of Puerto Rico and Jamaica,    the first Buddhist pilgrim of India to visit China,    None of the above

Ans:A,A


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Options: 21 years,    25 years,    30 years,    35 years

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HP stands for
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Our financial system has provided for the transfer of resources from the centre to the states; the important means of resource transfer are
Options: tax sharing,    grant-in-aids,    loans,    All the above

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Options: Chemistry in 1954, Peace Prize in 1962,    Peace Prize in 1954, Chemistry in 1962,    Physics in 1954, Medicine in 1962,    Medicine in 1954, Physics in 1962

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The Uprising of 1857 was described as the first Indian war of Independence by
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Options: equal fundamental rights to each citizen,    the right to adequate means of livelihood to each individual,    just and humane conditions of work to each individual,    equal wages for equal work to each individual irrespective of sex

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When was the Raggedy Ann doll patented?
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Supersonic plane fly with the speed
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The ELECTRIC BATTERY, who's charged with inventing this one?
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What is the measurement of the badminton court for singles?
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Weight of an object put in a satellite orbiting in space around the earth is
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Options: January and June,    July and December,    March and September,    September and December

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