The word ‘Hindu’ as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by: [UPSC Civil Services Exam Prelims – 1995]

(a) the Greeks

(b) the Romans

(c) the Chinese

(d) the Arabs

Ans:-

(d) The name of India is a corruption of the word Sindhu. Sindhu is the name of the Indus River, mentioned in the Rig- Veda. Neighboring Arabs, Iranians uttered ‘s’ as ‘h’ and called this land Hindu. Greeks pronounced this name as Indus.

 

Consider the following statements:                                                                   The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements:                                               

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Consider the following statements:                                                         The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements:                                               

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