Indian History Quiz -15
Violence and insurgency broke out in many parts of India in the 1980s, especially in Punjab state. What was *not* one of the causes for the rise in militancy in the region?
Demands for more autonomy
Real loss of identity on the part of the Sikhs
Poor economic development
Central intervention in State politics
In 1982, India hosted the Asian Games for the second time after the first edition was hosted in India. Where were the Games held?
When Sikh militants had holed up in the holy Golden Temple in Amritsar, Indira Gandhi ordered the Army to flush them out at all costs. Only too late did she realize the longer term costs of the operation the Army undertook. What was the name of the Operation to storm the Golden Temple?
Operation Blue Turban
Operation Blue Star
Operation Golden Star
Operation Black Star
In a classic case of the mighty being defeated by the meek, India defeated the West Indies in 1983 World Cup, in England. Who was the captain of the Indian cricket team?
Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own bodyguards.
Another cricket related question. Which Indian company sponsored the first ever Cricket World Cup held outside England, in India and Pakistan
Proctor and Gamble
Rajiv Gandhi was the first Indian leader to be killed by a suicide bomber.
The Indian Army intervene in a South Asian country to prevent a coup carried out by mercenaries. Which of these countries was it?
Which act was passed by the Parliament, annulling the Supreme Court's decision to grant maintenance to divorced Muslim women, beyond the customary period of "iddat" (stipulated in the Koran)?
Muslim Women's (Abolition of Maintenance) Act, 1985
Muslim Women's (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1985
Shariat Act, 1985
Talaq Act, 1985
In 1984, Rakesh Sharma became the first Indian to orbit in space. Aboard which space capsule did he make his journey?
Apollo Command Module
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