January 2017 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set

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  1. Who has recently been appointed as the Director of the CBI?





2. Who founded the NGO, Lawyers Collective?





3. _____ has signed Rs. 916 crore contract with the Defence Ministry for the design and construction of 14 fast patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.





4. What is India's first dedicated space observatory called?





5. Who is currently serving as the Chief Economic Adviser?





6. Where is the Institute of Mathematical Sciences situated?





7. The ____ has been ranked among the top 100 think tanks globally, while nine other Indian institutes figured among the top 175 for the year 2016.





8. The Supreme Court has appointed former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) ____ as the head of the four-member Committee of Administrators to run the Board of Control for Cricket in India





9. Which state government decided to bring an amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA), 1960 for conducting the traditional sport of Kambala?





10. ____ became the third entity after Bharti Airtel and Paytm to receive final payments bank licence to roll-out banking operations commercially.





11. Who won the Australian Open Men's Singles title this year?





12. ____ won the Women’s Singles Australian Open title this year, beating Venus Williams.





13. Where was Aero India 2017 held?





14. What is India's rank in the recently released Corruption Perception Index for the year 2016?





15. Which former cricketer recently turned down the honorary doctorate offered by Bangalore University?





16. ____ was sworn-in as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, becoming the first Indian American to serve on a Cabinet rank position in any U.S. presidential administration.





17. Who has been appointed as the new Chancellor of Nalanda University?





18. What is India's first Supercomputer series called?





19. The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has reconstituted the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) committee with the objective of identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games under the TOP scheme. The committee will be headed by _____.





20. The group of scientists who orchestrate the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic instrument informing the public when the Earth is facing imminent disaster, moved its minute hand ___ seconds forward.





21. Scientists have discovered a 100-million-year-old insect species with a triangular head and ‘ET-like’ appearance preserved in amber in ____.





22. Sailor ____ set off from the Australian town of Albany in a bid to be the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo, non-stop and unassisted in less than 100 days.





23. Who recently became the fourh cricketer to receive back-to-back Allan Border Medals?





24. According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2016, students of ____ stand ahead of Kerala and all other states in terms of learning outcomes.





25. Which Schedule of the Constitution provides for the nationally recognised languages of India?





26. The NITI Aayog is collaborating with which of the following organisations to develop an India Innovation Index?





27. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on ____.





28. All India Football Federation (AIFF) president ___ was appointed member of FIFA’s Finance Committee, from 2017 to 2021.





29. Who recently won Gold at the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix?





30. Name the Urdu poet and lyricist, known by the pen name of Naqsh Lyallpuri who recently passed away.





31. The ISRO recently launched the highest number of satellites in one go. How many did it launch?





32. Who is currently serving as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu?





33. The second edition of Ministry of External Affairs’ annual Raisina Dialogue was held in _____.





34. The International Monetary Fund has announced that the NDA government’s demonetisation move could dampen India’s growth by ____ in the current fiscal year and 0.4 percentage point the next year, compared with its earlier projections.





35. A study by Oxfam has shown that India’s richest 1% now hold a huge ____ of the country’s total wealth – higher than the global figure of about 50%.





36. SpaceX was founded in 2002 by ____.





37. India’s largest software firm, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), has named its chief financial officer (CFO), _____ as the chief executive officer (CEO).





38. Former world champion _____ is set to become the first female professional boxer from India.





39. ________ Airport claimed to become the first aerodrome in the world to adopt Arc, an unique performance and benchmarking digital platform. The dynamic platform at T3 helps in tracking and monitoring building performance.





40. India’s first ever solar powered boat is called?





41. Bharti Enterprises’ _____ became the first payments bank in the country to start its nationwide operations.





42. _____ has taken over from Thailand as chair of the Group of 77 (G77) countries of the United Nations for the year 2017.





43. The United States of America (US) has announced the end of a 20-year economic embargo on _____ by lifting trade and financial sanctions.





44. When is Army Day commemorated?





45. Army Day marks the taking over of the Indian Army by the first Indian Commander-in-Chief, _____.





46. The world's first Gender Literature Festival was held in?





47. Where was India's first international exchange, India INX, recently inaugurated?





48. What is the biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat called?





49. Who wrote India's Struggle for Independence?





50. The civilian awards of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are announced on the eve of ____.









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  1. Hello.. Thank alot for all the questions.. Bt please upload all the other month’s question also.. ASAP.. Plzzz

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