HP GK Questions with Answers & Quiz

Q. Indrahar Pass connects Kangra with which district?

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Chamba

Indrahar Pass connects Kangra with Chamba district. Quick facts about Indrahar Pass:

  1. Indrahar pass forms the border between Kangra and Chamba districts.
  2. Indrahar Pass is a mountain pass in the Dhauladhar range
  3. Indrahar Pass is at an altitude of 4,342 meters (14,245 feet)
  4. Indrahar Pass is near the tourist town of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh
  5. Indrahar Pass part of a very popular trekking route from Dharamshala.
  6. It attracts thousands of tourists from across the world during the trekking season between April – October every year.

Q. Who is popularly known as ‘Pahari Gandhi’?

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Baba Kanshi Ram

Description: Baba Kanshi Ram was an Indian poet and activist for independence. The death sentences handed out to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in 1931 had a great impact on him. He vowed to wear black clothes until India achieved its independence. He adhered to his vow until he died on 15 October 1943 and came to be known affectionately as the Siyahposh Jarnail (The Black General).

In 1937, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru awarded him the title of Pahari Gandhi.

Q. Gamgul Siyabehi Wildlife Sanctuary located in which district?

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Chamba

Description: Gamgul Siyabehi Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the lap of Bhandal Valley in Chamba district. The northern area of the sanctuary shared boundary with Jammu and Kashmir. Gamgul Siyabehi Wildlife Sanctuary is considered only sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh where the endangered species of Kashmir Stag is found.

Q. At which place Rabindra Nath Tagore spent few months in Himachal Pradesh?

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Dalhousie

Description: Great Poet, novelist and Novel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore spend few months at Dalhousie. During the summer of 1873 Tagore with his father Maharishi Debendra Natha Tagore visited Dalhousie. He had also mentioned his visit to the Dalhousie in a letter to his friend in 1910 and acknowledged his debt to the Himalayas for providing the initial inspiration and motivation for writing.

Q. Which Indian-American wins Noble Prize for Economics in 2019?

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Abhijit Banerjee

Description: Indian-Amarican Abhijit Banerjee along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”

Abhijit Banerjee educated in Presidency College Calcutta, where is did BSc in Economics, completed Master from JNU and PhD from Harvard University.

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