Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Daily General Knowledge Quiz: 17 October 2012

1. The inauguration of the Supreme Court took place in the Chamber of Princes in the Parliament building. After the commencement of operations, The Supreme Court of India replaced both the Federal Court of India and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council at the apex of the Indian court system. When did the Supreme Court of India came into being?
[A]15 August 1947
[B]26 January 1950
[C]28 January 1950
[D]26 January 1952

2. Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located in the hills of Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir, India. In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess. The shrine is at an altitude of 5300 feet and a distance of approximately 13 kilometres from Katra town. In which district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir this temple is situated?

3. The European Union (EU) is a unique economic and political union of how many member states which are located primarily in Europe?

4. The Government of India is under an obligation to take measures for the development of scheduled languages, such that "they grow rapidly in richness and become effective means of communicating modern knowledge. How many scheduled languages are there in the list as per the Eighth Schedule to the Indian Constitution?

5. A glacier is a large persistent body of ice that forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. Glacial ice is the largest reservoir of freshwater on Earth, supporting one third of the world's population. Which is the world's largest glacier?
[A]Siachen Glacier
[B]Algie Glacier
[C]Beardmore Glacier
[D]Lambert Glacier