UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

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    Consider the following statements.
    1. The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was Sarojini Naidu.
    2. The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was Badruddin Tyabji.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2

    C)      Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [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. Badruddin Tyabji was an Indian lawyer who served as the third Indian and first Muslim presided over the 1887 Madras session to the Indian National Congress. The first Indian Woman president, Sarojini Naidu persisted over the 1925 Kanpur session of Indian national Congress. Hence, option [b] is correct.        

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