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October 27, 2010

Saka Era beginning – Which year in Western calendar corresponds to it

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One of the most difficult question asked today in KBC 4 was Which year in the western calendar corresponds to the beginning of the Saka Era, on which the Indian National Calender is based.

The options were 78 B.C., A.D. 78, A.D. 1757 and A.D.1947. ANd the correct answer is AD 78.

As per wikipedia – The king of Satavahana Shalivahana is credited with the initiation of the era known as Shalivahana Saka to celebrate his victory against the Sakas in the year 78AD.He was a Son of Kumbhar (Potter) and hence called as Kumbhar Raja Shalivahana.

Othe questions asked today were – India’s National song ‘Vande Mataram’ written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, is in which language, Which Actress made her debut in the Gujarati film ‘Ranakdevi’. Which of these Businessman was a French Citizen by birth? -Jamsetji Tata, J R D Tata, Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy or Neville Wadia

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