OAS Prelims-2020 Test-2 Discussion Q21 to Q50

21. (C) 22. (B) Shravanabelagola is a town located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 144 km from Bangalore. The Gommateshwara Bahubali statue at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the …

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OAS Prelims-2020 Test-2 Discussion Q1 to Q20

Q1. (B) Bindusara was called by the Greeks as “Amitraghata” meaning slayer of enemies. He is said to have conquered the Deccan up to Mysore. Taranatha, the Tibetan monk states that Bindusara conquered 16 states comprising ‘the land between the two seas. The Sangam Tamil literature also confirms the Mauryan invasion of the far south. …

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OAS Prelims-2020 Test-1 Discussion Q1 to Q9

Q1. Paleolithic age in India is divided into three sub-phases according to the nature of stone tools and nature of climate change as follows: Early/ lower Paleolithic phase (up to 100,000 BCE) Middle Paleolithic phase (100000 BCE to 40000 BCE) Upper/ Late Paleolithic Phase (40,000 BCE to 10,000 BCE) Q2. Robert Bruce Foote (22 September …

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