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1. What 'A' is the Sea on India's west coast?
2. Which famous Indian actor is known as Big B?
3. 'C' is for CALL CENTRES, CELLULAR PHONES and CENTRAL GOVERNMENT. What 'C' is a hub for the call centre business in north India, was the first city in India to have more cell-phones than landline phones and is under the direct control of the Central Government despite being the capital of two states?
4. What 'D' is a famous hill-station in northeastern India, also known for the tea grown on its slopes?
5. Cricket is a religion in India. What 'E' is one of the largest and most famous cricket grounds in the world and hosted the final of the 1987 World Cup and the opening ceremony of the 1996 World Cup?
6. What 'F' was the capital of India's greatest emperor, Akbar the Great, but is now deserted and is a perfectly preserved example of a Mughal City?
7. 'G' is for GROUNDNUTS, GANDHI & GODHRA. Which 'G' is the state which was the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi? It produces more groundnuts than any other in India. In 2002 an unfortunate incident took place in this state in the city of Godhra, which sparked massive communal riots. Which state is it?
8. What 'H' is the name by which Indians call their country?
9. What 'I' is the river in the north which gives India its name?
10. India was known as the "__________ in the crown" of the British Empire.
11. What 'K' is the highest mountain peak in India? (Not Including Pakistan Occupied Kashmir)?
12. What 'L' is the national flower of India?
13. 'M' is for MOVIES, MARATHI and MALABAR HILL. What 'M' is the centre of India's film industry, has Malabar Hill as its highest point and most people here speak Marathi?
14. What 'N' is the capital city of India?
15. What 'O' is a famous tourist destination in southern India?
16. 'P' begins the name of India's western neighbour with which India has fought three wars, the most recent in 1999. Which one of these countries is it?
17. India celebrates its Independence Day on 15th August every year. The highlight of the celebrations is the Prime Minister's speech which is give on top of the 'Lal _____'.
18. What 'R' is the currency used in India?
19. What 'S' is a glacier in north India and considered to be the highest and one of the most harsh battlefields of the world?
20. What 'T' is a traditional Indian Style of cooking in which the chicken or lamb is roasted in clay ovens with an overdose of spices?
21. What 'U' is the largest state in India by population?
22. What 'V' was the name of the Portuguese explorer who was the first to discover a sea-route from Europe to India?
23. What 'W' is the name of the first de facto governor-general of British India (officially of Bengal) who also has a city named after him in New Zealand?
24. The Ganges(Ganga) is by far the most famous and sacred of all Indian rivers. What 'Y' is the largest tributary of the Ganges in north India and passes through Delhi?
25. India is known for its ethnic diversity . The Parsees are a community living mainly in and around Bombay. The Parsees arrived in India approximately between 600 and 900 AD from Persia. Which religion is this community a part of?
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