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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Daily General Knowledge Quiz: 16 October 2012

1. Who is the current chairman of Press Council of India as on October 16, 2012?
[A]Justice J. R. Mudholkar
[B]Justices Sujata Manohar
[C]Justice Ranjana Desai
[D]Justice Markandey Katju


2. The Yamuna, sometimes called Jamuna or Jumna, is the largest tributary river of the Ganges (Ganga) in northern India.Which of the following city is not situated on the banks of river Yamuna?
[A]Delhi
[B]Mathura
[C]Kanpur
[D]Agra


3. Himachal Pradesh is a state in Northern India and is known to be abundant in natural beauty. In 1950 Himachal was declared as a union territory but after the State of Himachal Pradesh Act 1971, Himachal emerged as the 18th state of the Republic of India. Hima means snow in Sanskrit, and the literal meaning of the state's name is In the lap of Himalayas. The state was named by one of the great Sanskrit scholars of Himachal Pradesh. Can you name him?
[A]Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma
[B]Satyavrat Shastri
[C]Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra
[D]Jagadguru Rambhadracharya


4. Theravada ("The School of the Elders") and Mahayana ("The Great Vehicle") are the two major branches of which religion?
[A]Jainism
[B]Buddhism
[C]Hinduism
[D]Judaism


5. Anthropology is the academic study of?
[A]Languages
[B]Humanity
[C]Animals' Behaviour
[D]Birds


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