April 2012 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set

  1. In March and April 2012, there was a controversy about the _______ truck deal. It led to tensions between the then army chief Gen. V.K Singh and defence minister A.K Antony. The controversy was that Gen. V.K Singh had alleged that trucks being supplied were of sub standard quality to the Indian Army through its Indian partner BEML ( Bharat Earth Movers Limited)

2. In which state is the Centrally sponsored Pamba-Achencoil rivers link located? It was in news because P.K Bansal ( Union Minister for Water resources) assured the state of _______ that the project would proceed only after its approval

3. Balwant Singh Rajoana, sentenced to death for the assassination of the former Punjab Chief Minister, Beant Singh. It would be submitted to the President for a final decision.the mercy petition was filed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, reached the Home Ministry two days ago, and was added to the list of mercy petitions

4. The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is organising a three-day international symposium on Cryosphere and Climate Change (C3) from Monday in ____________. It was inaugurated by chief controller of DRDO ­­­­­­_______.

5. Chief minister of Goa Manohar Parrikkar who also holds the mining profile suspended ______ director of mines and geology because of lack of action over mining allegations.

6. Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh received a $43.84 million loan from ______ to build infrastructure for tourism

7. French remote sensing satellite _____ weighing close to 800 kg will be launched by PSLV from SrhariKota. This launch comes in the view of an agreement signed between Antrix Corporation Limited and Astrium SAS, a company under European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), France, for the commercial launch of the satellite

8.  Which of the following countries is set to have the largest number of 3G connections by 2014; according to GSM association a worldwide association of mobile network providers say that the number of connections in this country would rise by 10 crores by 2014

9. _______’s atomic energy board was recently admitted as the new member of MDEP. MDEP is multinational design evaluation programme. It was launched by French and American nuclear regulatory authorities.  Its other members include countries like Canada, South Korea and Japan

10. India ( added 497 million) will witness the largest urban growth in the next four decades followed by china (341 million) and then by ___________ (200 million) .  This report has been brought out by United Nations

11. which of the following languages was taken off the UNESCO Atlas of world languages. Its status is now safe, and it’s a language of Meghalaya; it is spoken by over 900,000 people. The world atlas for languages has 2743 languages on its roll and grades them as vulnerable, definitely endangered, severely endangered, critically endangered and extinct

12. The ICC controversially stalled the bid of the Palestinian Authority(PA) to investigate into Israel’s conduct during 2008 Gaza War because

13.  Which country recorded the highest growth in air traffic? {According to IATA ( international Air Transport Association) its CEO is Tony Tyler and is has its headquarters at Montreal Canada}

14.  Which is the first indian channel to be launched in China? China’s state administration for radio,film and tv (SARFT) gave its approval after six years. Angela Lin is the head of this channel in China

15. The government is slated to give over 2500 crores to a scheme called Swalavlamban scheme; it will help over 70 lakh people in the unorganised sector till 2016-2017. This announcement was made by Kapil SIbal who is the Union minister for HRD and telecom sectors. This scheme applies to which of the following groups

16.  Asan is an international poetry award from Kerala. It carries a prize of 3lac rupees, the highest from the state for poetry. This year it was awarded to Puerto Rican

17.  ______ secretary-general of the consumer organisation CUTS, has been nominated to the 11-member panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on future of trade. The high-level stakeholders' panel on “defining the future of trade” will have its first meeting in Geneva on May 16.

18. Which of the following countries is the obesity capital of the world? This country has the largest per capita income in the world and half of its population is obese

19.  Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced that a National Institute of Design (NID) would be set up at ______. It would be the second such institute after Ahmedabad where education in design and research would be imparted.

20.  Which city of India hosted the coveted World information technology forum. This is the fifth in the set of conferences, it overall theme for this conference is , ‘ICT, for sustainable development’ where ICT stands for information and communication technology.

21. Who was conferred with ‘ international Indu Sharma Katha Samman 2012’? this award was presented in the house of commons. This person won the award for the novel, ‘Teesri Tali’’ this book daels with the life of eunuchs

22.  Shantha a _____ based pharmaceutical company is providing cholera vaccine called “sahchol” to Port Au Prince, Haiti. The first phase targets the capital and then the artibonite valley. It was formulated at International Vaccine Institute at Seoul.

23.  Modibo sidibe, Premier of _____ went missing in April as his country faced a coup by its military Junta. the country’s administration was completely taken over in a single night by its Junta. this country is?

24. Mr. Barack Obama recommended _____ to head the World Bank. This person is a co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH) and a former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization (WHO).

25. Veteran photo-journalist ________has been awarded Sulabh Kala Sarjak Samman with a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh and a citation for his outstanding contribution over the years in the field of photo-journalism. The award has been instituted by Sulabh International, founded by Bindeshwar Pathak

26. Which one of the following missiles propelled India into an elite club with missiles which have a range of more than 5000 km. the other members of this club are USA, Russia and China. The 17 metre missile was launched from wheeler island off the coast from Oriss

27. Noted Tamil writer and Sahitya Akademi Award winner ____ has been elected the new all-India president of the Progressive Writers' Association. He is the first Tamil writer to head this select club. He will hold this post for a period of four years

28.   Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee will commission the Rs. 1,106 crore uranium ore mine and processing plant set up by Uranium Corporation of India in Kadapa district of Karnataka. These mines are considered to be largest in the world for Uranium Ore; the ore is oxidised to Uranium oxide and then further used to nuclear power. What is the name of these mines?

29. Which was the only movie filmed at Cannes Film festival this year? Ashim Ahluwalia, who directed this movie is representing India at Cannes this year and the film will be screened as a part of the Un Certain Regard section of the festival. The film, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Niharika Singh and Anil George, is a Hindi feature film set in the lower depths of Bombay's ‘C' grade film industry.

30. Pink City's(Jaipur)  ________ has been conferred the Best Global Enterprising Educator 2012 award by the US-based international organisation, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. The award comprises a plaque and a cash component of $1,000. This person is also the recipient of “India Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher of the Year 2004.”

31. Who is the vice president of Association of national Olympic committee? He is also the secretary general of Indian Olympic association and Olympic council of asia(OCA).

32. INS Vikramaditya is a ________. It will be inducted into the Indian Navy in early 2013; it’s a keiv class vehicle and has been produced in Russia, its final price tag after negotiations is $ 2.34 b . A similar kind is being indigenously produced in India its under construction in Kochi.

33. Who has been elected president of the World Heart Federation (WHF), an overarching, global, non-governmental organisation, and the only body dedicated to the global prevention of heart disease and stroke, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. He is the first Indian ever, to be conferred this honour. The election took place at the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai. He succeeds Dr. Sydney Smith of USA. He  is the president of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)  

34. ____ was launched from the space-port at Sriharikota. The four stages of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-XL) is being used for this from Sriharikota. It is essentially a remote-sensing satellite; it will be the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) first radar-imaging satellite. It uses synthetic aperture radars and it can take pictures of the earth at all times, through rain, sun, clouds, fog and cyclones. This is not only the first radar imaging satellite to be built by India but this is the heaviest remote-sensing satellite built by the ISRO. It is the heaviest satellite to be put in orbit by the PSLV weighing around 1858 kg. M. Annadurai is the Programme Director & N. Valarmathi is its Project Director.

35. Pakistan plans to build two nuclear power plants with a capacity of 1,000 MW to meet the future energy needs of the financial hub. The two new plants will be called the CNPP-1 and CNPP-2. Which city is Pakistan planning to build these in?

36. ____ managed to beat Novak Djokovic in a final, thrashing the top-ranked Serb to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the eighth consecutive year and end a run of seven straight defeats to his rival in title matches. This was also his ___ win.

37. The five member committee headed by former chief justice ____ on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. The dam is present in Kerala and its waters flow downstream into Tamil Nadu. For further details on this visit http://www.clatgyan.com/?s=mullaperiyar

38. ____ the world's largest genomics organisation founded in China and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a long-term collaboration on applied genomics research and molecular breeding. The partnership aims to enhance precision of breeding programmes for semi-arid tropic crops by using next-generation sequencing technologies towards crop improvement for sustainable food production particularly in the dry lands of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The MoU was signed by Dr.William D. Dar, Director General of ICRISAT and Dr.Gengyun Zhang, vice-president of BGI.

39.   ______ one of the biggest-ever war games of the Army in the Thar desert. It is a war game and military training exercise to be held in the districts of Hanumangarh, Sri Ganganagar and Bikaner in Rajasthan. The exercise will see the deployment of more than 200 tanks and over 60,000 troops in the border State

40. The Edapadi union panchayat in ­­­­­_____ District has bagged the Panchayat Enforcement and Accountability Incentive Scheme Award (PEAIS) instituted by the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development. A. Madesh, Edapadi Union Panchayat received the award from Minister of Panchayati Raj and Tribal Affairs V. Kishore Chandra Deo at the National Panchayati Raj Divas held in New Delhi. The award carries Rs. 15 lakh and a certificate and was given in recognition of the implementation of the welfare schemes

41. Which railway corporation has bagged the Best Practice Award for 2012 constituted by Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO), a Government of India enterprise.‘Improvement in Living Environment in urban areas' Award

42. Which city has the highest per capita income among states?

43. The former Special Protection Group (SPG) chief B.V. Wanchoo, was appointed Goa Governor, and the former Madhya Pradesh Minister, Aziz Qureshi, Governor of Uttarakhand and K. Sankaranarayanan would continue as Governor of Maharashtra, for a fresh term, Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva would be the new Governor of Rajasthan. While three months after the completion of a full five-year term, Andhra Pradesh governer _________ has been given a five-year-long extension by the President.

44. ______, Associate Director, Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, took over as its Director. He succeeds R.R. Navalgund. The SAC is an important facility under the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It specialises in designing and developing payloads for various Indian satellites, including the Chandrayaan missions

45. BrahMos, the India-____ joint-venture, has developed an anti-aircraft carrier variant of the supersonic cruise missile and successfully tested it recently; BrahMos Chief A. Sivathanu Pillai said that with this the organisation achieved the capability to attack aircraft carriers using the supersonic vertical dive variant of the missile that could travel up to 290 km.Fre

46. Actor ­­­______ who has been the Goodwill Ambassador for Polio UNICEF campaign from 2005, will be honoured for contribution to the cause. The actor has fronted the polio eradication programme successfully. In February, the World Health Organisation had taken India off the list of polio endemic countries. There has been no case of Polio since Feb 2011

47. In a landmark verdict, the ______ High Court held that the names of judges to be appointed to the posts of Lokayukta and Upalokayukta should emanate only from the Chief Justice of the High Court, and no other constitutional authority involved in the selection process could suggest names A Division Bench comprising Justice N. Kumar and Justice H.S. Kempanna, which interpreted the provision of the _______ Lokayukta Act for the first time because of the controversy over the process of appointment adopted by the State, also set aside the appointment of Chandrashekaraiah, a former judge of the High Court, as Upalokayukta for the reason that the Chief Justice had not recommended his name.

48. India International Coffee Festival 2012 was held in:

49. Bihar’s first all- women police station was opened in:

50. This noted Classical singer became the first Indian to give a performance at the South Pole:

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