|Consider the following statements about the Indian National Congress:|
|1. Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to be the President of the Congress|
|2. C.R. Das was in prison when he functioned as the President of the Congress|
|3. The first British to become the President of the Congress was Alan Octavian Hume|
|4. Alfred Webb was the President of the Congress in 1894. Which of these statements are correct?|
A) 1 and 3
B) 2 and 4
C) 2, 3 and 4
D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] Annie Besant was the first woman President of Indian National Congress. She presided over the 1917 Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress. Annie Besant was of Irish origin and was one of the few foreigners who played a significant role in the Indian freedom movement. Allan Octavian Hume (6 June 1829 - 31 July 1912) was a civil servant, political reformer and amateur ornithologist and horticulturalist in British India. He was one of the founders of the Indian National Congress, a political party that was later to lead the Indian independence movement. A notable ornithologist, Hume has been called "the Father of Indian Ornithology" and, by those who found him dogmatic, "the Pope of Indian ornithology."
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