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  1. India mines/produces 60% of the world's (what mineral?), used in hi-tech industries for its properties of insulation, transparency, and machining tolerance?
  2. Dempo, Churchill Brothers, and Salgaocar are famous successful Indian what?
  3. Chhau, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi, Sattriya, and Thang Ta are among India's official: Government ministries; Classical dances; Tea species; or National forests?
  4. The hugely popular Hum Log was India's first what?
  5. The Indian endangered species Platanista gangetica gangetica is a: Cave bat; River dolphin; Tree spider; or Mountain tiger?
  6. Based in Mumbai, abbreviated to RBI, what is India's central banking institution and guardian of the currency?
  7. The oldest Sanskrit literature and Hindu scriptures are called what, meaning 'knowledge' in Sanskrit?
  8. Dainik Jagran is (at 2014) India's, and perhaps the world's, most popular: Fruit drink; Newspaper; Amusement park; or Toothpaste?
  9. What system first emerged in India c.500BC, adopted globally over the next 2,500 years, based on three metals?
  10. Name the Indian corporation joint-venture partner in India's Virgin Mobile and Starbucks businesses?
  11. The state-owned corporation re-branded simply 'Indian' (2005-11) was a major operator in which sector: Telephony; Railway; Airline; or Energy?
  12. The CCI, at Dinsha Wacha Road, near Churchgate in Mumbai, established in 1933, stands for what famous sporting institution?
  13. What is India's country internet TLD (top level domain)?
  14. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are the two what of India: Houses of Parliament; National anthems; Biggest lakes; or Tallest skyscrapers?
  15. The Indian city of Amritsar (also called Rāmdāspur and Ambarsar) is a main border crossing point to which other nation?
  16. India became independent (of British colonial rule) in: 1923; 1933; 1947; or 1952?
  17. Sandeep Singh is a famously successful player and ex-national team captain in which sport, in which India traditionally excels?
  18. Waheguru is the common term for God in which Indian religion?
  19. Prasar Bharati (at 2014) is India's major: Railway network; Public service broadcaster; National holiday; or Trade union?
  20. The modern Indian Rupee comprises 100 what?
  21. Aside from English what is the official language of India?
  22. What commercial organization governed India from 1612-1858 before it became a British colony?
  23. What is India's international telephone dialling code?
  24. In which city is the Bollywood film industry based?
  25. The partition of India, creating an independent India and Pakistan, was called the (Who?) Plan, after the last Viceroy of India, later assassinated by the IRA in 1979?
  26. The Harmandir Sahib, the Sikh spiritual/cultural centre, is known popularly in western media as what?
  27. What historical Indian figure is fondly called Bapu?
  28. Which four of the following world religions originated in India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Christianity, Sikhism?
  29. What are the new names for these older Indian city names: Bombay, Madras, Calcutta?

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  1. India mines/produces 60% of the world's (what mineral?), used in hi-tech industries for its properties of insulation, transparency, and machining tolerance?
    Mica 
  2. Dempo, Churchill Brothers, and Salgaocar are famous successful Indian what?
    Football clubs 
  3. Chhau, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi, Sattriya, and Thang Ta are among India's official: Government ministries; Classical dances; Tea species; or National forests?
    Classical dances
  4. The hugely popular Hum Log was India's first what?
    TV Soap Opera 
  5. The Indian endangered species Platanista gangetica gangetica is a: Cave bat; River dolphin; Tree spider; or Mountain tiger?
    River dolphin 
  6. Based in Mumbai, abbreviated to RBI, what is India's central banking institution and guardian of the currency?
    Reserve Bank of India
  7. The oldest Sanskrit literature and Hindu scriptures are called what, meaning 'knowledge' in Sanskrit?
    Vedas
  8. Dainik Jagran is (at 2014) India's, and perhaps the world's, most popular: Fruit drink; Newspaper; Amusement park; or Toothpaste?
    Newspaper 
  9. What system first emerged in India c.500BC, adopted globally over the next 2,500 years, based on three metals?
    Coinage 
  10. Name the Indian corporation joint-venture partner in India's Virgin Mobile and Starbucks businesses?
    Tata
  11. The state-owned corporation re-branded simply 'Indian' (2005-11) was a major operator in which sector: Telephony; Railway; Airline; or Energy?
    Airline 
  12. The CCI, at Dinsha Wacha Road, near Churchgate in Mumbai, established in 1933, stands for what famous sporting institution?
    Cricket Club of India
  13. What is India's country internet TLD (top level domain)?
    .in
  14. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are the two what of India: Houses of Parliament; National anthems; Biggest lakes; or Tallest skyscrapers?
    Houses of Parliament 
  15. The Indian city of Amritsar (also called Rāmdāspur and Ambarsar) is a main border crossing point to which other nation?
    Pakistan
  16. India became independent (of British colonial rule) in: 1923; 1933; 1947; or 1952?
    1947
  17. Sandeep Singh is a famously successful player and ex-national team captain in which sport, in which India traditionally excels?
    Hockey 
  18. Waheguru is the common term for God in which Indian religion?
    Sikhism 
  19. Prasar Bharati (at 2014) is India's major: Railway network; Public service broadcaster; National holiday; or Trade union?
    Public service broadcaster
  20. The modern Indian Rupee comprises 100 what?
    Paisa 
  21. Aside from English what is the official language of India?
    Hindi
  22. What commercial organization governed India from 1612-1858 before it became a British colony?
    British East India Company
  23. What is India's international telephone dialling code?
    91
  24. In which city is the Bollywood film industry based?
    Mumbai 
  25. The partition of India, creating an independent India and Pakistan, was called the (Who?) Plan, after the last Viceroy of India, later assassinated by the IRA in 1979?
    Mountbatten
  26. The Harmandir Sahib, the Sikh spiritual/cultural centre, is known popularly in western media as what?
    Golden Temple 
  27. What historical Indian figure is fondly called Bapu?
    Mahatma Gandhi 
  28. Which four of the following world religions originated in India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Christianity, Sikhism?
    Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism
  29. What are the new names for these older Indian city names: Bombay, Madras, Calcutta?
    Bombay to Mumbai, Madras to Chennai, Calcutta to Kolkata