Question: The Himalayan mountain range, stands guard to India's northern borders. One of the mountains of the Himalayan range is the highest mountain of India - which one?
Correct Answer Everest is the highest peak in the world, but it is located in Nepal, K2, the second highest is located in Pakistan-China border belongs to the Karakoram range of mountains (it is not a peak), while Kanchenjunga is the third highest located in the Indo-Nepal border. Cardamom Hills is not a part of Himalayas, it is located in South India.
Question: From deltas to bodies of water... India is surrounded by bodies of water on three sides, the west, the south and the east. How many oceans touch the Indian mainland?
Correct Answer The Indian Ocean, which touches the southern tip of the Indian mainland is the only ocean touching the Indian mainland. The other two bodies of water are the Bay of Bengal in the east and the Arabian Sea in the west.
Question: India's rich geographical variety encompasses almost all geographical features like mountains, lakes, waterfalls, geysers, plateaus etc. Which of the following feature is not found in India?
Correct Answer Glaciers are found in the north in the Himalayas. The Thar desert is in Rajasthan in the northwest and the lagoons are in Kerala in the southwest. Unfortunately, we don't have any icebergs in India or even in the Indian subcontinent.
Question: India is often known as the land of rivers, with most of its major cities based on the banks of rivers. Through which of these Indian cities does the river Mithi flow?
Correct Answer Mumbai, a port city, earlier known as Bombay, is not only the commercial capital of India, but also houses the largest film industry in this part of the world It is named Bollywood, to rhyme with Hollywood.
Question: Which of the following is not a Constitutionally mandated body?
Correct Answer The Commission for Center-State Relations, better known as the Sarkaria commission after the Retired Supreme Court Justice who headed the Commission, was constituted to study various aspects of Center State relations as set out in the Constitution and see what changes needed to be made. All other commissions are provided for in the Constitution and have to be headed by a person appointed by the Executive.