INDIA - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Indian steel was called as

a. Wootz
b. Yavanpriya
c. Gandhika
d. Vishti
Answer  Explanation 


This craft was developed first in India. No other country could manufacture steel swords as were made by Indian craftsmen. Yavanpriya is Indian pepper. Gandhikas are perfumers. Vishti is forced labour.

2)   Indian dyers discovered which color/colors?

a. Yellow
b. Magenta
c. Blue
d. Both a and b
Answer  Explanation 


Indian dyers invented lasting colors and they also invented the color blue. Initially blue was never used in paintings or anywhere unless the object is naturally blue. The basic colors made in India were so shining and lasting that the beautiful colors of Ajanta remain still intact.