Modern Indian History & Freedom Struggle

56. Founding Partner of which of the following companies of India became the first Finance Minister of Pakistan?

(A) Tata Motors
(B) Mahindra & Mahindra
(C) Larsen & Toubro
(D) Nicholas Piramal

Correct Answer: (B) Mahindra & Mahindra

Answer Explanation:
The company was established in Ludhiana in 1945 as Mahindra & Mohammed. Ghulam Mohammed went to Pakistan and became the first Finance Minister of that country.

57. In which year the name of the National Institute of Sciences of India was changed to the Indian National Science Academy (INSA)?

(A) 1950
(B) 1960
(C) 1970
(D) 1980

Correct Answer: (C) 1970

58. 1996 was UN’s fiftieth anniversary year and this year was declared by the United Nations as “Year for Tolerance”. The same time frame also coincides with the 125th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. In this connection, UNESCO had established a new award in the name of an Indian philanthropist for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence. Who is this Indian philanthropist?

(A) Aga Khan III
(B) Dinshah Irani
(C) Ghanshyam Das Birla
(D) Madanjeet Singh

Correct Answer: (D) Madanjeet Singh

59. Arrange Radio, Television, Films & Print Media In their sequence of arrival in India?

(A) Print, Radio, Television, Films
(B) Print, Films, Radio, Television
(C) Print, Radio, Films, Television
(D) Radio, Print, Films, Television

Correct Answer: (B) Print, Films, Radio, Television

60. Which of the following paramilitary forces of India was launched to carry out war with the help of Guerilla tactics?

(A) Indian Home Guard
(B) Special Protection Group
(C) Central Reserve Police Force
(D) Sashastra Seema Bal

Correct Answer: (D) Sashastra Seema Bal

Answer Explanation:
The Special Service Bureau (now Sashastra Seema Bal) was conceived in November 1962 and eventually created in March 1963 with the sole objective of achieving ‘Total security preparedness’ in the remote border areas for performing a ‘stay-behind’ role in the event of a war. SSB was started in North Assam, North Bengal, hill districts of Uttar Pradesh (now Uttarakhand), Himachal Pradesh, part of Punjab, and Ladakh area of J&K.

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