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89951. Who was the Mughal Governor of Deccan who was instructed by Aurangazeb to invade Shivaji's territories?

Answer: Shaista Khan.

89952. Who started the Home Rule movement?

Answer: Annie Besant. At the Congress session held in Kolkata in 1917, the demand for home rule was made eloquent by Ms. Annie Besant, the President of the session.

89953. Domingo Paes, the famous Portuguese traveller, described this city as the best provided city in the world. Name the city.

Answer: Vijayanagar.

89954. Who was the Sultan of Malwa who died when he went on board a Portuguese ship for negotiations?

Answer: Bahadur Shah.

89955. The Governor General who abolished Sati was

Answer: Lord William Bentinck

89956. Jalianwala Bagh Massacre took place at

Answer: Amritsar

89957. What is the Gandhara art also known as?

Answer: Indo-Greek. The Gandhara sculptures drew their inspiration from the Hellenic (Greek) art of Asia Minor.

89958. Who were the parents of Sankaracharya?

Answer: Sivaguru and Aryamba.

89959. When was the Indian Tri-colour (saffron, white and green) hoisted for the first time?

Answer: December 31, 1929. At the Congress session.

89960. Which dynasties rose on the ruins of the Chola dynasty?

Answer: The Pandyas and the Hoysalas.

89961. Which Saint inspired the Marathas with ideals of social reform and national regeneration?

Answer: Saint Samarth Ramdas.

89962. Near which fort, acquired early in his career, did Shivaji build Raigarh?

Answer: Torna.

89963. In ancient times, who were the foreigners who were called Yavanas?

Answer: The Greeks. The word was derived from the Old Persian form of the word 'Yauna', signifying originally the Ionian Greeks, but later, all people of Greek nationality. In the medieval times it came to be used for all foreigners irrespective of their place of origin.

89964. Between 1649 and 1655 Shivaji suspended offensive operations against Bijapur. Why did he do so?

Answer: His father had been arrested and was released only on the condition that Shivaji suspend his military activities.

89965. Who was the only woman to ascend the throne of Delhi?

Answer: Razia Sultana.

89966. Who did the Marathas decisively defeat in the Palkhed campaign of 1727-28?

Answer: The Nizam-ul-Mulk of Hyderabad. This campaign ensured that the Nizam's attempt at challenging Maralha supremacy failed.
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