The Vice-President of India is the second-highest ranking government official in the executive branch of the Government of India after the President. The Vice-President also has the legislative function of acting as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Article 63 of the Constitution of India provides for a Vice-President: "There shall be a Vice-President of India". While the Indian Vice-President could be elected for any number of terms, the Constitution requires that the Vice-President must be a citizen of India. The qualifications for Vice-President are the same as those for President.

The Vice-President acts as President in the event of the death, resignation, or removal of the President, until a new President is chosen by the electoral college. The Vice-President may also act temporarily as President during the absence or illness of the President.

No.Vice-PresidentTook officeLeft officePresident
1Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan13 May 195212 May 1962Rajendra
2Zakir Hussain13 May 196212 May 1967Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
3Varahagiri Venkata
13 May 19673 May 1969Zakir Hussain
Swarup Pathak
31 August 196930 August 1974Varahagiri Venkata
5Basappa Danappa Jatti31 August 197430 August 1979Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
6Muhammad Hidayat Ullah31 August 197930 August 1984Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
31 August 198427 July 1987Giani Zail
8Shankar Dayal Sharma3 September 198724 July 1992Ramaswamy
9Kocheril Raman
21 August 199224 July 1997Shankar Dayal Sharma
10Krishan Kant21 August 199727 July 2002Kocheril Raman
11Bhairon Singh Shekhawat19 August 200221 July 2007A.
P. J. Abdul Kalam
12Mohammad Hamid Ansari11 August 2007IncumbentPratibha

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"History is Bunk" was said by Henry Ford.

Coal is also known as Black Diamond.

'Man is a Tool Making Animal' was said by Benjamin Franklin.

Prado Museum is located in Madrid.

The Atacama Desert is located in North Chile.

The chemical name of laughing gas is Nitrous oxide.

The first Boxer to win 3 gold medals in Olympics was Laszlo Papp.

The first cross word puzzle in the world was published in 1924 by London Sunday Express.

The first Emperor of Germany was Wilhelm.

The first man to reach Antarctica was Fabian Gottlieb.

The first ruler who started war games for his soldiers was Genghis Khan.

The first talkie feature film in USA was 'The Jazz Singer'.

The founder of USA was George Washington.

The headquarters of World Bank is located at Washington DC.

The International court of Justice is located in Hague, Holland.

The invention that is considered to have built America is Dynamite.

The Kilimanjaro volcano is situated in Tanzania.

The last French Monarch was Louis Napoleon III.

The lightest known metal is Lithium.

The longest river in Russia and Europe is Volga River.

The name of the large clock on the tower of the House of Parliament in London is called Big Ben.

The number of keys in an ordinary piano is Eighty eight.

The oil used to preserve timber is Creosote oil.

The oldest residential university of Britain is the Oxford University.

The Pakistani President who died in an air crash was Zia-ul-Huq.

The popular detective character created by Agatha Christie is Hercule Poirot.

The technique to produce the first test tube baby was evolved by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.

The term 'anesthesia' was coined by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

The term 'astrology' literally means Star Speech.

The US state Indiana is also known as Volunteer state.

The US state known as 'Land of 1000 Lakes' is Arkansas.

The US state known as 'Mountain state' is Pennsylvania.

The US state known as 'Pine Free State' is Vermont.

The US state Mississippi is also known as Tar Heel state.

The US state Missouri is also known as Hoosier state.

The US state West Virginia is also known as Blue Grass state.

Togo is situated in Africa.

Victoria Falls was discovered by David Livingstone.

What is full form of CEO, CFO & CIO titles? Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Information Officer.

What is the full form of GPRS? - General Packet Radio Service

What is the scientific name of Vitamin C? - Ascorbic Acid

Which country declares independence on 18th Feb 2008? - Kosovo.

Which was the first university established in the world? - Nalanda University

Who was the founder of the kindergarten education system? - German educator Friedrich Froebel.

Words that contain all the vowels in order: Facetious and Abstemious.

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Words with no vowel in them: Myth, Fly, Sky, Dry, Cry, Rhythm, Crypt.

Yankee is the nickname of American.

Yoghurt means Fermented milk.

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Adding Machine was invented by Aldrin.

Archimedes was born in Sicily.

Disneyland is located in California, USA.

Mercury is also known as Quick Silver.

Sewing Machine was invented by Isaac M. Singer.

The actor who is considered as the biggest cowboy star of the silent movies is Tom Mix.

The Cape of Good Hope is located in South Africa.

The country that brings out the FIAT is Italy.

The country where military service is compulsory for women is Israel.

The country which built the first powerful long range rockets is Germany.

The country which has more than 10,000 golf courses is USA.

The earlier name for tomato was Love apple.

The famous ?General Motors? company was founded by William Durant.

The famous Island located at the mouth of the Hudson River is Manhattan.

The famous painting 'Mona Lisa' is displayed at Louvre museum, Paris.

The famous words 'Veni Vidi Vici' were said by Julius Caesar.

The first actor to win an Oscar was Emil Jannings.

The first animated colour cartoon of full feature length was Snow White and Seven Dwarfs.

The first country to issue stamps was Britain.

The first demonstration of a motion picture was held at Paris.

The first President of USA was George Washington.

The founder of KODAK Company was Eastman.

The founder of plastic industry was Leo Hendrik Baekeland.

The Heathrow Airport is located in London.

The Kalahari Desert is located in Africa.

The largest auto producer in the USA is General Motors.

The largest auto producing nation is Japan.

The largest city of Africa is Cairo.

The largest dome in the world is Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, USA.

The largest oil producing nation in Africa is Nigeria.

The largest strait in the world is Tartar Strait.

The largest temple in the world is Angkor Wat in Kampuchea.

The last letter of the Greek alphabet is Omega.

The Mohenjo-Daro ruins are found in Larkand District of Sind, Pakistan.

The most densely populated Island in the world is Honshu.

The national emblem of Spain is Eagle.

The neon lamp was invented by Georges Claude.

The number of countries which participated in the first Olympic Games held at Athens was nine.

The Patagonian desert is located in Argentina.

The Pentagon is located at Washington DC.

The person known as the father of aeronautics is Sir George Cayley.

The place known as the land of Lincoln is Illinois.

The practice of sterilization of surgical instruments was introduced by Joseph Lister.

The total area of Vatican City is 0.272 square kilometers.

The two nations Haiti and the Dominion Republic together form the Island of Hispaniola.

The US state Utah is also known as Beehive state.

The White House was painted white to hide fire damage.

The world's biggest manufacturer of bicycles is Hero cycles, Ludhiana.

The world's largest car manufacturing company is General Motors, USA.

The world's oldest underground railway is at London.

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Adolf Hitler was born in Austria.

FAO is located at Rome and London.

FAO stands for Food and Agriculture Organization.

Ice Cream was discovered by Gerald Tisyum.

In the year 1811, Paraguay became independent from Spain.

International Civil Aviation Organization is located at Montreal.

Julius Caesar was killed by Brutus.

Montreal is situated on the bank of River Ottawa.

Napoleon suffered from alurophobia which means Fear of cats.

Slavery in America was abolished by Abraham Lincoln.

The aero planes were used in war for the first time by Italians. (14 Oct.1911)

The Angel Falls is located in Venezuela.

The busiest shopping centre of London is Oxford Street.

The city in Russia which faced an earthquake in the year 1998 was Armenia.

The city of Bonn is situated in Germany.

The city which was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire was Persepolis.

The country famous for its fish catch is Japan.

The country known as the Land of Cakes is Scotland.

The country where there are no Cinema theatres is Saudi Arabia.

The country whose National Anthem has only music but no words is Bahrain.

The cross word puzzle was invented by Arthur Wynne.

The Headquarters of textile manufacturing in England is Manchester.

The largest airport in the world is the King Khalid International Airport, Saudi Arabia.

The largest bay in the world is Hudson Bay, Canada.

The largest church in the world is Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican City, Rome.

The largest cinema in the world is the Fox theatre, Detroit, USA.

The largest gulf in the world is Gulf of Mexico.

The largest museum in the world is the American Museum of Natural History.

The largest peninsula in the world is Arabia.

The largest railway tunnel in the world is the Oshimizu Tunnel, Japan.

The literal meaning of Renaissance is Revival.

The lowest mountain range in the world is the Buena Bhaile.

The number regarded as lucky number in Italy is thirteen.

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The original meaning of 'Quiz' was Trick.

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The residence of the Queen in London is Buckingham Palace.

The tallest statue in the world is the Motherland, Volgograd Russia.

The tallest tower in the world is the C. N. Tower, Toronto, Canada.

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The Victoria Falls is located in Rhodesia.

The word 'Quiz' was coined by Jim Daly Irishman.

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The world's tallest office building is the Sears Tower, Chicago.

UNIDO is located at Vienna.

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WHO (World Health Organization) is located at Geneva.

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WMO is located at Geneva.

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In which sport do players take long and short corners? Hockey

John F Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald

'Last Judgement' was the first painting of an Italian painter named Michelangelo

Madagascar is popularly known as the Island of Cloves

New York is popularly known as the city of Skyscrapers

Nickname of New York city is Big Apple

Paradise Regained was written by John Milton

Singapore was founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

The author of Harry Potter Books is JK Rowling

The country famous for Samba dance is Brazil

The country known as the Land of Morning Calm is Korea

The country known as the land of the midnight sun is Norway

The country known as the Land of Thunderbolts is Bhutan

The country known as the Land of White Elephant is Thailand

The earlier name of Sri Lanka was Ceylon

The famous British one-eyed Admiral was Nelson

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The first man to reach North Pole was Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary

The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize was Abdul Salam

The first President of Egypt was Mohammed Nequib

The first Republican President of America was Abraham Lincoln

The first Secretary General of the UNO was Trygve Lie

The first woman Prime Minister of Britain was Margaret Thatcher

The founder of modern Germany is Bismarck

The founder of the Chinese Republic was San Yat Sen

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The highest waterfalls in the world is the Salto Angel Falls, Venezuela

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The largest library in the world is the United States Library of Congress, Washington DC

The largest river in France is Loire

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The national flower of China is Narcissus

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The person who is called the father of modern Italy is G.Garibaldi

The place known as the Roof of the world is Tibet

The port of Baku is situated in Azerbaijan

The primary producer of newsprint in the world is Canada

The principal export of Jamaica is Sugar

The Queen of England who married her brother-in-law was Catherine of Aragon

The sculptor of the statue of Liberty was Frederick Auguste Bartholdi

The UNO was formed in the year 1945

UNO stands for United Nations Organization

What do you call a group of sheep? A Flock of Sheep

Who was the youngest President of the USA? Theodore Roosevelt

World Environment Day is observed on 5th June

World literacy day is celebrated on 8th September

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