Exercises April 2013 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Asad - May 10, 2013 8 1002 1. Who among the following was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards 2013 at Bhaidas Auditorium in suburban Vile Parle in Mumbai?Yash ChopraRamesh SippyLata MangeshkarRandhir Kapoor2. Who was appointed as the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) by the Board of Governors at New Delhi? Haruhiko KurodaYoshihiko KudoTakehiko NakaoNoshikavo Maruko3. Who is the new Prime Minister of Italy?Silvio BerlusconiEnrico LettaGiorgio NapolitanoFabrizio Saccomanni4. Who was conferred upon the Kirti Chakra by the President of India and the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces of India Pranab Mukherjee?Major Anup Joseph Manjali Lieutenant General Amarjeet Singh ChabbewalLieutenant General Surinder Pal SinghLieutenant General Surendra Singh Panwar5. Who was awarded with the lifetime achievement award by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT)?Prof. Amukurajah DasPrasar BharatiRajit KapoorJai Chandiram6. Name the Indian national who is a death row prisoner in the Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail who went in a deep coma and was put into ventilator support after being assaulted by the group of prisoners.Sabyashish MukherjeeSarabjit SinghJaspal SinghG V Rana7. Name the Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS officer who has been appointed as Union Home Secretary. R.K SinghAnil GoswamiDinesh YadavShivam Sharma8. The world famous textile embroidery handicraft of Lucknow, became a full-fledged brand after being accorded with the Geographical Indication (GI) registration by Chennai-based Geographical Indication Registry. What is the handicraft brand called?Lucknow ChikanLucknow MeenakariLucknow KalamkariLucknow Zardozi9. Who did the Federal Investigation Agency in Pakistan in relation to the Benazir Bhutto murder case?Asif Ali ZardariNawaz SharifPervez MusharrafBilawal Bhutto Zardari10. Researchers at St Andrews, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Germany and Montana Tech in the US created a keyboard layout, said to be great for the touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets. What is it called?QWERTY 2ABCDEMAKIPKALQ11. Where was the largest biogas plant of the world inaugurated? ChinaJapanFinlandNorway12. Who was unanimously elected as the president of Editors Guild of India?T.N. NinanNarasimhan Ravi N. RamG. Kasturi13. Who hit the hit the fastest ever century in the history of cricket by reaching 100 in merely 30 balls during Royal Challengers Bangalore-Pune Warriors IPL match?Virat KohliChris GayleDaniel VettoriAaron Finch14. Which museum is the newest entrant in the list of top 10 Weird and Unusual museums of the world?Celebrity Hair Museum, MissouriCelebrity Lingerie Hall of Fame, Los AngelesThe International Spy Museum, Washington DC The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, Delhi 15. Who won gold at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan?Prayag ChauhanAditya Maan Merjanev EldarStolbovskiy Vladislav16. Who took over as the Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL)?M RavindranVishal SinghNarendra KumarAayush Bansal17. Which day is celebrated by UN as World Book and Copyright Day?30th April23rd April16th April2nd April18. Which city became the first city in South Asia to launch a Heat Action Plan (HAP)?ShanghaiNew DelhiAhmedabadKuala Lumpur19. Who among the following is one of the only two Indian Cricketers to figure out among the top-10 in the latest ICC Test Rankings?Ravichandran AshwinVirat KohliRavindra JadejaSreenath20. Who has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which is one of the world's oldest global business organizations?Ratan TataIndra NooyiMukesh AmbaniSunil Mittal 21. Who was re-elected to an unparalleled second term as president of Italy, making him the first Italian president to be re-elected to serve a second term?Giorgio Napolitano Pietro GrassoLaura BoldriniMitch McConnell22. When was the International Mother Earth Day observed to raise awareness about the climate change?25th April23rd April22nd April21st April23. Federal Space Agency Roscosmos, Russia launched the world’s only returnable satellite. What is it called?Sputnik 22Bion-M1Rozk-K3Mzech-F124. Who was sworn in as the new President of Venezuela?Diosdado CabelloHugo ChavezHenrique CaprilesNicolas Maduro25. Who won the Abel prize 2013 from the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in Oslo?André WeilPierre DeligneAlexander GrothendieckNandisotra Chongling26. Who is the first women Special Director General of CRPF?Aruna BahugunaBhavna SaxenaAmongla AierKiran Bedi27. When was the World Heritage Day celebrated to create awareness among people to conserve and protect the valuable assets and cultural heritage across the world?5th April18th April21st April30th April28. Who has been selected for the Jnanpith Award 2012 by the Jnanpith Award Committee for his contribution to Telgu Literature?Pratibha RayRavuri BharadwajaChandrashekhara Kambara Sri Lal Shukla29. Who emerged as the winner as per Venezuela’s Presidential election result?Nicolas Maduro Jorge ArreazaIván GilDante Rivas30. Who took over as the Managing Director of Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS)?Sushil KumarSubhash VermaPranav VermaSunil Kumar31. Which novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2013?What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne FrankThe Snow ChildThe Orphan Master’sLeap32. Who among the following figured among the top three most admired leaders of the world as per the 16th Annual Global CEO survey?Barack ObamaMahatma GandhiMargaret ThatcherJawaharlal Nehru 33. Who won John Bates Clark medal for 2013, also called Baby Nobel?Raj ChettyPaul SamuelsonJoseph StiglitzMilton Friedman34. Name the tennis star player who became one of the Vice-Presidents of ITPA.Somdev DevvarmanMahesh Bhupathi Leander PaesSania Mirza 35. The International Monetary Fund recognised the new government of which country after a 22-year gap in relations with the country? SomaliaLibyaEgyptCzech Republic36. Who was awarded with Bollywood’s highest honour in Indian Cinema, Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2012?Dev AnandPran Krishan SikandDharmender SinghSoumitra Chattopadhyay37. Who was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the prestigious Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) during the during the 73rd Executive Committee Meeting of AFPPD at Bangkok?Hon. Sen. Ms. Claire MooreMr. Song FatangMme. Aitkul SamakovaProf. PJ Kurien 38. Who took over as the Senior Air & Administrative Staff Officer (SAASO), Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force?AVM VS Bharti AVM JS KlerAVM MS SharmaAVM KS Singh39. Who was ranked number one in top 10 issued by the WTA(Women Tennis Association)?Maria SharapovaVictoria AzarenkaSerena WilliamsAgnieszka Radwanska40. Which film bagged the best movie award at the 2013 Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA)?Vicky DonorAgneepathJab Tak Hai Jaan Barfi! 41. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2013-14?Krishnakumar NatarajanR ChandrasekaranBalaji SubramanyamVikas Puri42. Name the new and fourth President of Kenya.William RutoUhuru KenyattaRaila OdingaMwai Kibaki43. Who did Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo sign as its brand ambassador?Ranbir KapoorM S DhoniSonam Kapoor Jyoti Randhawa44. Which country won the women’s Twenty20 International series?BangladeshIndiaPakistanSri lanka45. Who was elected as the President of the industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2013-14?Adi GodrejAjay S ShriramS GopalakrishnanSumit Mazumder46. Where was the Tagore Centre for Global Thought inaugurated by Ministry of Culture for enhancing Tagore related work globally?New DelhiKolkataNew YorkLondon47. Which day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly as the World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the needs of autistic children as well as adults so that they get a better quality of life? 2nd April16th April25th April13th April48. Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories?Satish ReddyAnji ReddyG.V. PrasadVarun Reddy49. Who won the won the ATP Miami Masters in Miami, Florida?Novak DjokovikAndy MurrayDavid FerrerRoger Federor50. Which newspaper won the Pultizer Prize award for investigative reporting for stories that detailed how Wal-Mart used bribery to expand in Mexico along with three other awards?The Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe GuardianThe New York Times Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.