So here are the answers and results of the Quiz #2 on Indian Cities
1- Bangalore– In 1537, Kempe Gowda I, who many regard as the architect of modern Bangalore, built a mud-brick fort at the site and established it as a province of the imperial Vijayanagara Empire. During the British Raj, it became a centre of colonial rule in South India. The establishment of the Bangalore Cantonment brought in large numbers of migrants from other parts of the country.In 1906, Bangalore became the first city in India to have electricity, powered by the hydroelectric plant situated in Shivanasamudra.
2- Pune– The name of Pune has evolved from Punya nagri which means city of virtue. Pune was captured by Britsh in the Battle of Kirkee and Khadkee(Kirkee) is still a major army area in Pune. Also the National Defence Academy is situate in Khadagvasla in Pune whose foundation stone was laid by Pt. JL Nehru in 1949
3- Hyderabad– Which was brought in as a part of Republic of India by Operation Polo. P V Narasimha Rao, Sharmila Tagore, Shyam Benegal are all born in Hyderabad.
4- Srinagar– Sri meaning wealth and abundance, the city became a part of India. The ruler of Kashmir Hari Singh signed a covenant in late 1947 with the Government of India, which ensured integration of his kingdom into the Republic of India making Srinagar a part of Indian Republic.Srinagar’s city government attracted brief international attention in March 2008 when it announced a mass poisoning program aimed at eliminating the city’s population of stray dogs.Officials estimate that 100,000 stray dogs roam the streets of the city, which has a human population of just under 900,000. In a survey conducted by an NGO, it was found that some residents welcomed this program, saying the city was overrun by dogs, while critics contended that more humane methods could have been used to deal with the animals.
5- Gaya– Which is a part of what historically was Magadh State, which was ruled by Chandragupta Maurya (324-301 BC), Chandra Gupta I (303-335 AD), and Chandra Gupta II (375-415 AD). Gaya derives its name from the mythological demon Gayasur (which literally means Gaya the holy demon), demon (asur, a Sanskrit word) and Gaya. Over its history dating millennia, the word asur got deleted and the name Gaya remained in currency. Lord Vishnu killed Gayasur, the holy demon by using the pressure of his foot over him. This incident transformed Gayasur into the series of rocky hills that make up the landscape of the Gaya city. Gaya was so holy that he had the power to absolve the sins of those who touched him or looked at him; after his death many people have flocked to Gaya to perform shraddha sacrifices on his body to absolve the sins of their ancestors. Actually the Pind Dan for salvation souls happens only in Gaya in a lot of Hindu Communities.
6- Kanpur– The 9th most populous city in India and second largest after Delhi in the Hindi Speaking belt. Kanpur was captured from British during the Rebellion of 1857 by Nana Saheb. When the Kanpur was about to be taken over back by British crushing the rebellion approximately 200 British Hostages including Women and children were executed by the rebels. Kanpur was also known as Manchester of East due to its rich textile industry which is now almost dead.
I got 52 entries answering this quiz and 11 of them were all correct answers. However the first 5 correct entries are as following (Not in any specific order)-
1- Poonam Sharma
2- Amit S
5- Fagun Bhavsar
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