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Daily GK Quiz: 30 September 2012

1. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is a state-owned telecommunications service provider in the metro cities of Mumbai and New Delhi in India. However MTNL also provides services in one other country. Can you name it?
[A]Nepal
[B]Myanmar (Burma)
[C]Mauritius
[D]Bhutan


2. A Union Territory is an administrative division of India, in the federal framework of governance. Unlike the states of India, which have their own elected governments, union territories are ruled directly by the federal government; the President of India appoints an Administrator or Lieutenant-Governor for each territory. How many union territories are there in India?
[A]5
[B]6
[C]7
[D]8


3. The President of India resides in an estate in New Delhi known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The presidential retreat is The Retreat in Chharabra, Shimla and Rashtrapati Nilayam (President's Place) in ____________.
[A]Bangalore
[B]Chennai
[C]Trivandrum
[D]Hyderabad


4. The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India. There are 250 members in Rajya Sabha in which few memebrs are nominated by the President of India for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. How many members are nominated by President?
[A]10
[B]12
[C]14
[D]15


5. Ahilyabai was the queen of which place?
[A]Gwalior
[B]Udaipur
[C]Mysore
[D]Malwa


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