Which of the following statements about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is/are correct?
- He is known as the ‘Bismarck of India.’
- Vallabhbhai Patel was given the title of ‘Sardar’ by Subhash Chandra Bose.
- He presided the INC session in Karachi in 1930.
- Statue of Unity was listed in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s “Eight Wonders”.
Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:
[A] Only 3
[B] Only 1 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
Correct Answer: B [Only 1 & 4]
- Vallabhbhai Patel was given the title of ‘Sardar’ by Mahatma Gandhi.
- He is known as the ‘Bismarck of India.’
- He served as India’s first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
- In 1991, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna. Since 2014, his birthday has been celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day).
- Patel also led the Bardoli Satyagraha in 1928, which was a huge effort.
- He was chosen President of the INC in Karachi in 1931.
- In the Constituent Assembly of India, Patel was in charge of the Provincial Constitution Committee and the Advisory Committee on Fundamental Rights, Minorities, and Tribal and Excluded Areas.
- He is known as the ‘patron saint’ of the civil services because of his involvement in establishing India’s modern civil services.
- Statue of Unity was listed in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s “Eight Wonders” in January 2020. (SCO).
2. Which of the following works of Rabindranath Tagore is dedicated to Subhash Chandra Bose?
[B] Ghare Baire
[C] Tasher Desh
Correct Answer: C [Tasher Desh]
- Gora is a Bengali novel written by Rabindranath Tagore. It is noted for its portrayal of the political and social problems that were prevalent in the colonial period of India.
- Ghare Baire (also known as The Home and the World) is a psychological novel written by Rabindranath Tagore. The book illustrates the battle between the ideas of Western culture and the revolution against it. The book has the Swadeshi Movement in its backdrop.
- Tasher Desh or The Land of Cards is a Bengali play written by Rabindranath Tagore. It is considered as a commentary on freedom of speech, thoughts and deeds. It was dedicated to Subash Chadra Bose.
- Bharatbarsher Itihas is an essay written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1903. It is an essay on the history of India.
Consider the following statements:
- Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was a freedom fighter who is popularly known as ‘Aryan Peshwa’.
- Subhash Chandra Bose was a nationalist leader who was famously called ‘Prince among Patriots’ by Jawahar Lal Nehru.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: A [Only 1 ]
- Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was a freedom fighter who is popularly known as ‘Aryan Peshwa’. Recently, the foundation stone for the Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University was laid in Aligarh.
- Madan Mohan Malviya was a noted scholar, reformer and politician who was famously called ‘Prince of beggars’ by Gandhi. He is also known as ‘Mahamana’.
- Bhagat Singh was a famous revolutionary who is also known as ‘Prince of martyrs’. He is also referred to as ‘Shahid-e-azam’.
- Subhash Chandra Bose was a nationalist leader who was famously called ‘Prince among Patriots’ by Gandhi. He is also referred to as ‘Netaji’.
4. Which of the following statements about Subhash Chandra Bose is not correct?
[A] He wrote The Indian Struggle.
[B] Swami Vivekananda was his political guru.
[C] He formed the All-India Forward Bloc.
[D] He was elected President of the Indian National Congress in 1938.
Correct Answer: B [Swami Vivekananda was his political guru.]
- In 1919, Bose was selected to be in Indian Civil Services (ICS) however, resigned.
- He was highly influenced by Vivekananda’s teachings and considered him his spiritual Guru. His political guru was C.R. Das.
- He wrote The Indian Struggle.
- Bose took over as the elected President of the Indian National Congress in 1938 (Haripur) and stood for unqualified Swaraj (self-governance).
- He was re-elected in 1939 (Tripuri) but soon resigned from the presidency and formed the All-India Forward Bloc, a faction within the Congress that aimed at consolidating the political left.
Which of the following leaders was/were involved with the Indian National Army (INA):
- Rash Behari Bose
- General Mohan Singh
- Subhash Chandra Bose
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 and 3
[B] Only 2 and 3
[C] Only 3
[D] All of the above
Correct Answer: D [All of the above ]
Subhash Chandra Bose had escaped from India in March 1941 and he eventually reached Japan to organise an armed struggle against British rule with Japanese help. In Singapore, he formed the Indian National Army (INA) to conduct a military campaign for the liberation of India. He was assisted by Rash Behari Bose, an old terrorist revolutionary. Before the arrival of Subhash Bose, steps towards formation of the INA had been taken by General Mohan Singh, who had been a Captain in the British Indian Army. He had decided to stay back when the British forces were retreating from Singapore. He took the charge of surrendered Indian troops from Japanese and exhorted them to join in the cause of freedom struggle.
6. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, which was seen in the news recently, is located in which state/UT?
[B] Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Correct Answer: B [Andaman and Nicobar Islands]
The Andaman and Nicobar Command handed over the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island to Andaman and Nicobar Administration for development of tourism and infrastructure growth.
The island, erstwhile known as Ross Island, is situated three kilometers away from Port Blair. It also houses India’s first solar lighthouse. NITI Ayog and Island Development Agency has taken several initiatives to develop these Islands under Act East Policy.
7. On April 12, 1944 Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the INA Flag in a town. In which State/ Union Territory is that town now?
[B] Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Correct Answer: A [Manipur]
During World War II, Moirang in Manipur was the headquarters of Azad Hind Fauz. Colonel Malik of the Indian National Army, (INA) hoisted the Tricolour for the first time on Indian soil on 14 April 1944, in Moirang with the help of Manipuris like Shri Mairembam Koireng Singh and others who were members of the INA.
8. In 1939 Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as President of the Congress Party defeating ___:
[A] Jawaharlal Nehru
[B] Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
[C] V. B. Patel
[D] Pattabhi Sitharamayya
Correct Answer: 0 
Subhash Chandra Bose was elected Congress President in 1938 and 1939. At the end of his first term, the presidential election to the Tripuri Congress session took place early in 1939. Netaji was re – elected by defeating Dr Pattabhi Sitaramayaa who had been backed by the Mahatma Gandhi and the Congress Working Committee.
9. Which Party was established by Subhash Chandra Bose after he came out of Indian National Congress?
[A] Republican Party
[B] Socialist Party
[C] Forward Block
[D] Indian National Army
Correct Answer: C [Forward Block]
The All India Forward Bloc is a leftwing nationalist political party in India. It emerged as a faction within the Indian National Congress in 1939, led by Subhas Chandra Bose. The party re-established as an independent political party after the independence of India.
10. Who won the ‘Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar’ in 2022, in individual category?
[A] Vinod Sharma
[B] Manoj Kumar Bindal
[C] Nityanand Rai
[D] Ajay Kumar Mishra
Correct Answer: A [Vinod Sharma]
Professor Vinod Sharma, the founder co-ordinator of the National Centre of Disaster Management, has been selected for this year’s Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar, under individual category.
The Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM) was selected under the institutional category. Minister Narendra Modi presented the awards in an event, commemorating the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.