Republic Day Quiz: Do you know these 12 things that made headlines during 1950s in Bombay?

Updated: 26 January, 2018 12:00 IST | The Guide Team | Mumbai

India remembers the year 1950 because it was when we became a Republic. What made headlines in Bombay that year? Who were the movers and shakers? Take our quiz to find out

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1) The Bombay Municipal Corporation limits were extended to Jogeshwari along the Western Railway and ___ along the Central Railway. Fill in the blanks.

2) Both 'Quit India' and 'Simon, go back' were coined by this freedom fighter who passed away on July 2. The following day, as a mark of respect, the city came to a standstill for a few minutes, where buses, trams and trains halted, and the BSE stopped trading. Who was this popular city leader, who also became its youngest mayor in 1942??


3) A new stage in one of the city's most famous film studios was inaugurated for a shoot for Awara. Name the studio and the location where it was built.

4) This naval establishment in the city was renamed INS Dalhousie after India became a Republic. What is it called today?


5) What was the Indian Navy called until it became a Republic?

6) On January 26, 1950, which lawyer, academician and activist was the sitting Chief Minister of the Bombay Province?

7) There were no Test matches held on Indian soil in 1950, but the touring Commonwealth XI played a first-class fixture against Cricket Club of India on January 27. Where was this match held?


8) At a public meeting held at Chowpatty in April, what major announcement did first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad make?

9) Leading civic architect and former principal of Sir JJ School of Art, Claude Batley built this famous landmark for healthcare in the city. What its it called?


10) What major national sporting event was held in the city in this year?

11) In April 1950, the merger of Bombay suburbs and Bombay city took place. What was this district called?


12) Made under the Filmistan banner and based on a true story, this Ashok Kumar-starrer was the highest grossing film of the year. Name it.

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