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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 18 – STHAAPNA Series

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Consider the following statements: [2009]

  1. The first telegraph line in India was laid between Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and Diamond Harbour
  2. The first Export Processing Zone in India was set up in Kandla.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


There was no independent development of industries in India during British rule because of the: [1999]

(a) absence of heavy industries

(b) scarcity of foreign capital

(c) scarcity of natural resources

(d) preference of the rich to invest in land


Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [1995]

(a) Jamnalal Bajaj—Satyagraha Ashram at Wardha

(b) Dadabhai Naoroji—Bombay Association

(c) Lala Lajpat Rai—National School at Lahore

(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak—Satya Shodhak Sabha


Consider the following statements: (2017)

  1. The Factories Act,1881 was passed with a view to fix the wages of industrial workers and to allow the workers to form trade unions.
  2. N.M Lokhande was a pioneer in organizing the Labour movement in British India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


The objective of Butler committee of 1927 was to:  (2017)

(a) Define the jurisdiction of the central and provincial governments

(b) Define the powers of the secretary of state for India

(c) Impose censorship on national press

(d) Improve the relationship between the govt. of India and the Indian states


During the colonial period in India, what was the purpose of the Whitley Commission? [2003]

(a) To review the fitness of India for further political reforms

(b) To report on existing conditions of Labour and to make recommendations

(c) To draw up a plan for financial reforms for India

(d) To develop a comprehensive scheme for Civil Services in India


The Trade disputes act of 1929 provided for:  (2017)

(a) The participation of workers in the management of industries

(b) Arbitrary powers to the management to quell industrial disputes

(c) An intervention by the British court in the event of a trade dispute.

(d) A system of tribunals and a ban on strikes


The term “imperial preference” was applied to the:  [1999]

(a) special privileges on British imports in India

(b) racial discrimination by the Britishers

(c) subordination of Indian interest to that of the British

(d) preference given to British political agents over Indian princes


Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [1997]


(a) A – 3; B – 2; C – 1; D – 4

(b) A – 1; B – 4; C – 2; D – 3

(c) A – 2; B – 1; C – 3; D – 4

(d) A – 2; B – 4; C – 1; D – 3


With reference to the period of colonial rule in India, “Home Charges” formed an important part of drain of wealth from India. Which of the following funds constituted “Home Charges’’ ? [2011]

  1. 1. Funds used to support the India office in London.
  2. Funds used to pay salaries and pensions of British personnel engaged in India.
  3. Funds used for waging wars outside India by the British.


(a)1 only

(b)1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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