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How Well Do You Know India? Take This Quiz And Find Out!

As India steps into her 70th year of Independence, it's time to look back and see how much we really know about this incredible journey. 

What is the Operation Flood?

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Amey Narvankar
Operation Flood or White Revolution that was launched by the Government of India in 1970, resulted in making our country the largest milk producer in the world. 

When did India join the club of countries able to fire big satellites deep into space?

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In 2001, India launched a high-powered rocket deep into space.

In which year was the iconic Ambassador car launched in India?

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Dhruv Chakkamadam
One of the most Iconic Indian cars the "Ambassador" leaves its factory In Uttarpara near Calcutta after its assembly. The busy atmosphere of the factory engulfs the cars, buildings and the people while they work.

Why was Sharmila Tagore discussed in the Parliament in 1966? 

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Furqan Jawed
In 1966, Sharmila Tagore became the first Indian actress to pose for popular magazine Filmfare's cover in a two piece bikini. Not only did the magazine go viral, but also went on to become a hot topic that was discussed in the Parliament regarding the morality and image of an Indian woman.

Which state was added to the Indian map in 1961?

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Gargi Chandola
1961 is the year that Goa became a part of India. For most of us Goa has been a right to passage, to being or at least feeling like an adult. A map of India where people all over were rejoicing the inclusion of Goa. 

A gruesome tale unfolded in India in January 1990. Where?

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Girik Jain
January 1990, an insurgency breaks out in Kashmir Valley. Throwing out hundreds of families from their homes followed by one of the deadliest massacre ever seen.

What was the amount paid by Union Carbide in 1989 for the Bhopal Gas Tragedy?

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Mayur Mengle
In 1989, UCC paid $470m ($907m in 2014 dollars) to settle litigation stemming from the disaster.

Which one of her best-loved reel stars did India lose in 1964? 

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Nasheet Shadani
Guru Dutt.

When did Hindi become the official language of India?

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Pawan Aakrsh
January 26, 1965.

What do Operation Blue Star, Bhopal Gas Tragedy and Indira Gandhi's assassination have in common?

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Rekha Bahl
1984.

In which year did Vishvanathan Anand become the first grandmaster of India?

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Rishav Mohanty
1988.

How did ISRO revolutionise education in 2004?

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Rutuja Mali
EDUSAT is the first Indian satellite built exclusively to serve the educational sector. It has revolutionised classroom teaching through IP-based technology.

What is the name of India's first satellite?

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Sadhna Prasad
The first indian satellite Aryabhata was launched in 1975. 

In which year did the first Indian general election take place?

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Shirin Kekre
The first Indian general election that took part in 1951. Jawaharlal Nehru became the democratically elected first prime minister of India.

Did you know know that a meteor almost destroyed our country? Which year was this?

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Svabhu Kohli
On 29 August 2006, a 90% iron meteorite fell near Rawatbhata, Rajasthan Atomic Power Station and was discovered by two shepherds. This impact could have caused devastation on an unimaginable scale, reported GSI scientists. Had things gone differently, this spectacular event of discovering one of the rarest meteorites could have also been a disastrous occurrence of our time.

An unfortunate incident led to the formation of Elephant Rejuvenation Camps in Tamil Nadu. Which event was this?

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Vijay Krish
In July 2003, a temple elephant broke loose and created havoc in a local Tamil Nadu temple. Following this incident, Chief Minister Jayalalitha commissioned the creation of Elephant Rejuvenation Camps - a month long holiday for temple elephants across Tamil Nadu to be taken to a natural retreat, be pampered, given proper medical care and be allowed to socialise with their kin. This has since become an annual event with more and more elephants participating each year, making friends and coming back the following year to renew their friendships. My artwork will be an ode to this story and others like these in India which are aimed at making the lives of our domestic animals better.

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