UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    The British shifted their capital to Delhi from Calcutta in year 1911. What were the reasons for this shifting?
    1. It would be easier to administer India from Delhi rather than from Calcutta.
    2. Delhi's links with the Mughal Empire and Hindu sacred legends.
    3. Delhi had 'splendid communications', a good climate for 7 months and being closer to Shimla (the f summer capital).
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  Only 2

    C)  All of these                   

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Calcutta was 'ill-adapted' to be the capital of the 'Indian Empire', which extended from Burma in the far East to Afghanistan in the West. It made particular mention of the partition of Bengal that had generated ill-feeling among Bengali Hindus. It was in 1911 that King George V announced that the capital would be shifted back to Delhi.

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