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From which city was the capital of India moved to Delhi?

A. Bombay

B. Madras

C. Calcutta

D. Mysore
1. C
2. A
3. D
4. B

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : C

The Correct Answer is Calcutta.

  • Calcutta was the capital of India moved to Delhi.

  • The foundation of the new capital was laid On December 12, 1911, by King George V during the New Delhi durbar. 
  • It was 20 years later that King George V, during his visit to India, announced that New Delhi will replace Kolkata (then Calcutta) as the national capital.
  • And finally, on February 13, 1931, Lord Irwin inaugurated the new capital - New Delhi.
  • The British government believed that ruling India from Delhi was easier and more convenient than from Calcutta.

 

  • Lord Hardinge then Viceroy of India planned and made King George V make a big announcement at the Delhi Darbar of 1911.
  • Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and is located in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly.
  • The idea was to use the Bengal partition as a political tool to undermine the growing nationalism in Bengal and other parts of India.
  • As per Curzon, after the partition, the two provinces would be - 
    Bengal (including modern West Bengal, Odisha, and Bihar) and  Eastern Bengal and Assam

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