March 2017 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set


If you have been closely following our website, we announced yesterday that we shall be making monthly current affairs mock sets available to you. And here we are with the first set from the month of March of 2017!

In case your preparation for current affairs has been extremely sloppy and you can’t figure out a way to revise, these monthly sets will help you for sure. We have tried to cover almost all the important news from the month of March and will be doing so for each month till April 2018. The questions with the correct answer appear at the end of the quiz and more importantly, check the questions that went wrong for you.

This quiz has 118 questions altogether. Make sure you have set aside considerable amount of time to attempt them. There is no negative marking.

  1. Name the first country in the world to ban metal mining.

India signed its first loan agreement with the New Development Bank (also known as the BRICS Bank) for $350 million to be used in the development and upgradation of district roads in which state?

3. With which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) did the Indian Army sign a MoU to identify the critical technological areas that can be enhanced in the armed forces?

Who has written the book "Indian Railways - The Weaving of a National Tapestry"?

Which nation had launched the Operation Euphrates Shield inside Syria targetting the Islamic State (IS) terrorists and Syrian Kurdish militia fighters?

Sima Kamil became the first woman in ______ to head a major commercial bank after she was appointed as the new President and CEO of United Bank Limited.

7. Who is set to become the first woman Chief Executive of Hong Kong?

8. Elvan Abeylegesse belongs to which country?

9. Who won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy?

In which state is the Govardhan Eco Village of ISKCON that received an award in the "Best Water NGO-Water Education category instituted by Water Digest located?

11. Where was the 3rd edition of G20 Framework Working Group (FWG) meeting held?

12. Which tiger reserve became the first in India to officially introduce a mascot?

Which article of the Lisbon Treaty was triggered when Britain sought to depart from the European Union?

14. David Beasley has been appointed as the head of which branch of the United Nations?

15. Which state in India became the first to adopt Self Help Groups (SHG) based model for financial inclusion model to extend banking services in the unbanked areas through SGHs?

16. US Senate overwhelmingly approved _____ as the 29th member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

17. Name the latest indigenously developed surveillance ship that was commissioned by the Indian Navy recently.

18. India has become the ____ largest aviation market globally in terms of domestic passenger traffic, as per the report by CAPA.

19. Name the Indian-American who was appointed as the President and CEO of 'The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights'.

Indian-origin Ahmed Kathrada who recently passed away was an anti-apartheid activist in?

21. Which Indian city will host the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup?

22. The Gilgit Baltistan region is a disputed part of which Indian state?

23. Which country shall host the 9th World Environmental Education Congress?

24. Tanushree Pareek became the first woman field officer in which force?

25. How many medals did the special athletes from India win in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games?

26. Who won the 2017 Australian Grand Prix?

27. Which city hosted the 105th edition of the Indian Science Congress?

28. Name the committee of expertts that was formed to bring host of reforms in the military and improve financial management.

29. How many teams did the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) send to the 35th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica that was organised by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research?

Who won the 2017 Santosh Trophy of football?

31. The 11th edition of the Earth Hour was observed across the world on?

32. Scientists switched on the world's largest artificial sun known as Synlight at an aerospace centre located in?

India's first vertical garden was set up in which city?

For the first time, a woman as well as a person from the private sector has been chosen as a Whole-Time Member of SEBI. Name her.

35. Which short range surface-to-air missile was fired from the country's sole aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya?

36. Yves Meyer who won the prestigious Abel Prize 2017 belongs to which country?

37. When is World TB Day observed?

What is the rank of India on the Global Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI)?

Which of the following tribunals will be wound up as per the amendments made to The Finance Bill, 2017?

When is World Meteorological Day observed every year?

Where is the city of Sangin located?

What is India's rank in the 2016 Human Development Index?

Which country topped the Human Development Index 2016?

The world's _____ largest hypersonic wind tunnel was commissioned at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

When is World Water Day observed?

Name the winners of the 2017 Vijay Hazare Trophy of cricket.

Where is the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research's Cosmic Ray Laboratory where the GRAPES-3 experiment is being conducted located?

Which bank is going to be merged with the State Bank of India?

All the options given below are names of those five Indians who were named in the 2017 World Economic Forum's 100 Young Global Leaders' list. Who among them is the Paytm CEO and Founder?

Name the Director of the Indian Council on Medical Research (ICMR) who has been appointed in the high level group to provide expertise on and coordinate the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Who won the ATP Indian Wells Masters title this year?

Who lost its permanent status in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?

Which two telecommunication companies are going to merge, that will lead to the creation of the world's second largest and India's largest telecom company?

What is India's rank in the 2017 World Happiness Report?

Which High Court of India recognised Ganga and Yamuna rivers as living entity?

Where is India's longest surface tunnel located?

Yogi Adityanath is the __ Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Name the first fully India-made train that was flagged off at the Dadar station in Mumbai.

Dev Raj Sikka was a renowned __________.

The Union Finance Ministry has given permission to the Reserve Bank of India to conduct field trials of plastic currency notes for which denomination?

India and ____ have signed two long-term support agreements for the Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft fleet.

Who is the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee?

The Parliament of which country passed a legislation recognising one of its rivers as a "legal person"?

Which bank launched digital loan against securities that allows customers to avail loans in less than 3 minutes?

Which of the following Indian companies was not named in the list of World's Most Ethical Companies 2017 by US think tank Ethisphere Institute?

India along with several other countries from the South East Asian Region signed the WHO's Call to end Tuberculosis by which year in the region?

Scientists from the US for the first time developed a blood test to accurately predict whether a child has which of the following disorders?

In which state is the Sanjauli Police Station, that has become the first police post in the country to be linked with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) located?

Who is the Chief Minister of Punjab?

Where was the Banana Research Centre established?

Who resigned as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?

When is the World Consumer Rights Day celebrated every year?

Name World Bank's first project in India solely focused on the welfare of adolescent girls and young women aged between 14 and 24 to complete their secondary level education and provide relevant skills for job market.

India's first Antyodaya Express was launched between ______ and _________.

Reliance Jio has announced collaboration with ______ to build world's largest All-IP Digital Services Platform.

Who became the first woman to get a BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award?

Who won the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award?

Virat Kohli won the Polly Umrigar Award for the ____ time.

Who has taken charge as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

Who is India's Ambassador to WTO?

Luis Norton de Matos was appointed as the head coach of India's U-17 _____ team.

Jitu Rai won the _____ medal in the 50 metre air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup held in New Delhi.

Indian Navy successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile for the first time from an indigenously build submarine named?

DRDO handed over to the Indian Army an indigenously developed Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) system named?

The Government of West Bengal has given official language status to an endangered tribal language named?

Operation Save Kurma, was a species specific operation on what, that was convened between 15th December 2016 and 30th January 2017?

Who has been appointed as the new Secretary-General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)?

The much-delayed 206 megawatt Shahpur Kandi dam project is located on which river?

Where is China planning on building its first national underwater observatory?

Where have the world's oldest fossils in rocks been discovered?

India's tallest national flag measuring ___ feet was hoisted at the Attari-Wagah joint checkpost in Punjab.

The world's longest serving warship belonged to which country?

Where is the Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project located?

_____ launched SheLeadsTech programme to nurture and mentor start-ups founded or co-founded by women.

Which bank launched India's first artificial intelligence driven banking chatbot named electronic virtual assistant (EVA)?

Al-Nagah-II 2017 was a joint military exercise that began in the Dhauladhar Ranges of Himachal Pradesh to strengthen the military ties between India and _____.

Surya Kiran-XI, the joint military exercise between India and Nepal was held in?

In which state was India's longest cable-stayed bridge inaugurated?

Name the first smart tribal model village that was inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir.

Where was Asia's largest petrochemical plant inaugurated?

Where was the 13th Economic Co-Operation Organisation summit held?

Who won the Saraswati Samman award for 2016?

Scientists at NASA'S Jet Propulsion Laboratory found India's _______, which was considered lost but is still orbiting the moon.

For the first time in India, four states came together to conduct a synchronized elephant census. Which among the following is not one of the states?

Which country successfully tested a ballistic missile named Hormuz 2?

Name the Scottish physicist and gravitational waves pioneer and the co-founder of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) who recently passed away.

Who was appointed as the India's ambassador to Nepal?

Who has been appointed as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India?

Who has been appointed as the official ambassador of Women's Cricket World Cup 2017?

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has installed India’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in which state?

Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Water Commission?

Where will India's first air-conditioned rail ambulance be stationed at?

What has the Union Ministry of Agriculture launched to enable holistic development and management of fisheries sector in India with a total expenditure of about Rs. 52000 lakh?

Where was the world's first fluorescent frog discovered?

Biren Singh was sworn in as the Chief Minister of which Indian state?

How many years ago did Pakistan last conduct a census before May 25th 2017?

The US Senate has confirmed that which Indian-American will be heading the $1 trillion Centres of Medicare and Medicaid Services?

Name the committee on border protection that submitted its report to the Union Government to strengthen border protection and address vulnerabilities in fencing along the Indo-Pak border.

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