Exercises August 2012 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Asad - May 11, 2013 0 636 1. India’s largest real estate company DLF decided to end its five-year long association with Indian Premiere League as its title sponsor, when they did not renew their contract due 2012. DLF has been actively promoting different sports in the country likeMasters Gold Tournament held in GurgaonDavis Cup tennis tournament - 2012 held in ChandigarhHaryana Open Badminton ChampionshipAll of the above2. Who became the fastest player to score 3000 runs in one-day international in August 2012?Vivian RichardsHashim AmlaVirat KohliNone of the above3. Who used to be the fastest player to score 3000 runs in one-day international earlier?Vivian RichardsGordon GreenidgeGary KirstenGraham Gooch4. Who is the new Southern Naval Command Chief in Kochi.DK JoshiMadhvendra SinghG Ashok KumarNirmal Verma5. The prestigious Norman Borlaug Award in Field Research and Application was awarded for the first time, for transforming access to water for thousands of farmers in West Bengal, to:Dr. Shankar Kumar PalJohn CollierAditi MukherjeePartho Sarothi Ray6. Who was the father of Green Revolution?M S SwaminathanNormal BorlaugJohn CollierDr. B P Pal7. What changes were NOT proposed through the amendment in the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, made in August 2012?Ban on employment of children upto the age of 14 years in hazardous industries.Mandated right to free and compulsory education for children in the age group of 6-15 years.To bring labour laws in the country in line with International Labour Organisation norms.Both a and b.8. When did the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act come into force?19861976197519809. He was the former chief economist of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and he recently took over as the Chief Economic Advisor in the Finance Ministry in August 2012. He isKaushik BasuArjun Kumar SenguptaRaghuram RajanDr. M Govinda Rao10. In August 2012, IAEA recently set up a special Task Force to handle inspections and other issues related to the Iran's disputed nuclear programme. What is the full form of IAEAInternational Atomic Energy AllianceIranian Atomic Energy AssociationInternational Atomic Energy AgencyInternational Atomic Energy Association11. The IAEA is based inOttawaViennaHagueParis12. Mexican archaeologists in the first week of August 2012 have discovered a 2000-year-old sculpture of a jaguar inPueblaMonterreIzapaCelaya13. Through which book did a former Navy SEAL, written under the pseudonym of Mark Owen, claim that Osama bin Laden was shot in the head by a SEAL bullet when he looked out of his bedroom door into the hallway and not inside the room, like the US government has claimedNo Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin LadenNo Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin LadenSEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin LadenNone of the above14. Which state won the 23rd Federation Cup National Throwball Championship in August 2012 in both male and female categoriesMaharashtraTamil NaduDelhiAndhra Pradesh15. In August 2012, the Supreme Court extended the ban imposed on tourism activities in the core areas of the tiger reserves and directed the Centre to prepare revised guidelines for the tourist activities. All of this had followed after the PIL filed by RTI activist,Anil DubeyAjay DubeyAK PatnaikAlok Tripathi16. In August 2012, State-owned gas utility GAIL India signed a contract with French energy giant GDF Suez for the years 2013 and 2014, to importLiquified Natural GasCompressed Natural GasLiquified Petroeum GasAll of the above17. In 2012, 9 physicists worldwide were given the Fundamental Physics Prize, given to physicists for their remarkable contribution to the field of fundamental physics. Who among the following was NOT among the recipients?Ashoke SenAndrei LindeAlexei KitaevDidier Reynders18. In August 2012, one of the Chennai based development organization’s environment project won the World Environment Day Challenge 2012 organised by the UN. Name the NGOHelping Hand FoundationHand in Hand IndiaSmile FoundationShidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha19. By replacing Bob Diamond Antony Jenkins became the new Group Chief Executive ofBarclaysCNNVolkswagen IndiaVolvo India20. In August 2012, India and Iran made some important decisions which would further strengthen their relations. Which one of the following was NOT decided uponTo expand Trade and Economic Co-operationTo set up an Indian cultural centre in TehranTo have a joint military exercise in the coming yearB and C21. Who among the following was NOT a recipient of the Delhi government's Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2012.Amjab Ali KhanRuskin BondGirija DeviAll of the above were recipients of it.22. Where did the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hold the eleventh Energy Efficient Summit in 2012?DelhiMumbaiHyderabadBangalore23. The eleventh Energy Efficient Summit conference involved four parallel conferences. Which among the following wasn’t one of themEnCon in Electrical systemsEnCon in Waste ManagementCompressors & Compressed air systemEnergy efficiency in buildings24. The Ministry of Home Affairs, in August 2012, appointed the new Director General of the National Disaster Response Force & Civil Defence. Who was he?J K S RawatKeshav KumarSandeep Rai RathoreP M Nair25. On 25 August 2012, Neil Alden Armstrong, the US Astronaut, who got his name written in the history of mankind after he became the first person on the Earth to walk on the surface of moon, passed away. Who was the second person to have walked on moon?Gus GrissomBuzz AldrinJim LovellMichael Collins26. Apollo 11 was the space flight which landed the first humans on the surface of moon. The landing of Apollo 11 was also known asMission InsigniaNEEMO 1CALIPSOInSight27. Who won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2012?AustraliaIndia EnglandSri Lanka28. Uotsuri, known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands and in China as the Diaoyu Islands, is an uninhabited island and was recently a matter of dispute between China and Japan, when ten Japanese made an unauthorized landing on Uotsuri. Name the third country who has claims on the disputed islandTaiwanNorth KoreaSouth KoreaPhilippines29. The Air Force version of micro-light pilot-less target aircraft, Lakshya-1, was successfully test-flown from the launch complex-2 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Orissa on 23 August 2012. What was the objective of the test?To test the validity of its engineTo test its duration enhancement.To test the battery improvements that had been made after the previous flightA and B30. Who is the current prime minister of Pakistan?Asif Ali ZardariRaja Pervaiz AshrafYousaf Raza GilaniMir Hazar Khan Khoso31. Curiosity, the car-sized robotic rover exploring Gale Crater on Mars as part of a NASA mission, was launched in 2011 and was successfully landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on Mars in 2012. What are the goals of the rover?To investigate the climate and geology of the planetTo explore whether Mars was hospitable to lifeTo investigate the role of water and planetary habitability and prepare for human explorationAll of the above32. It has been announced by NASA that the original landing site of the Curiosity rover would be named after the late science fiction authorAlastair ReynoldsRay BradburyIsaac AsimovChares Stross33. The Castle Naggar, Tourism Development Corporation's prime hotel, was notified under the heritage status by the Union Tourism ministry on 23 August 2012.Which state is it located in?UttarakhandJammu and KashmirHimachal PradeshHaryana34. Sonia Gandhi, the chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance and the Congress party was ranked ____ in the Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most powerful women.SixthSeventhTenthEighth35. Who topped the list for Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most powerful womenAngela MarkelHillary ClintonMichelle ObamaMelinda Gates36. Who was recently made the head of the 15-member committee, set up to select the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee and Arjun Award winners?Ravi ShastriRajyavardhan Singh RathoreKapil DevAbhinav Bindra37. Who was recently named the head of the 15-member committee that will select the Dronacharya Awardees?P T UshaVarsha DeiveeganAslam Sher KhanPulela Gopichand38. Lakhdar Brahimi, Algerian diplomat, was appointed the new UN-Arab League envoy for Syria in August 2012. Who did he succeed?Gyan Chandra AcharyaKofi AnnanRoger MeeceMargaret Vogt39. In August 2012, Myanmar government abolished censorship of the country's media. Burma had begun censorship on media on in August195919641992197840. Who is the current Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha?Akshara ShuklaNajma HeptullaKaria MundaP J Kurien41. Who is the current Union Minister for Science and Technology?Pawan Kumar BansalPrithviraj ChavanVayalar RaviKapil Sibal42. After 18 years of negotiation, Russia finally agreed to reduce import tariffs on goods, including food and cars, and to relax controls on overseas companies entering its financial and telecom sectors and formally became the ___ member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), in 2012.156th 175th 164th 147th43. According to recent claims, who were the first people to brew primitive form of tea and were said to have consumed a 'Black Drink' from ceramic beakersJapaneseNative AmericansAryans Arabs44. Who among the following recently received the prestigious Gruber Cosmology Prize 2012 in Beijing, at the opening ceremony of the 28th Conference of the International Astronomical Union?Arvind SaxenaSimon WhitePhilippe DivryCharles L Bennett45. Who were the winners of Men’s Doubles at the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament (Cincinnati Masters) in 2012Robert Lindstedt and Horia TecauRoger Federer and Rafael NadalMahesh Bhupati and Rohan BopannaMichael Llodra and Novak Djokovic46. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India banned the import of milk products, including chocolate, chocolate products, candies, confectionery, food preparations with milk or milk solids as ingredient, from China. This is because the milk products from China contain the health injurious chemicalMelamineCyanuric AcidEthyleneCalcium Carbide47. Who bagged the most number of medals in the 30th Summer Olympics?Usain BoltMichael PhelpsIsha DasYe Shiwen48. Scientists for the first time found evidence of another oxidant named ___, which plays an important role in the formation of gaseous sulphuric acid in the atmosphere.XD1AB4A249. The Government of India enacted the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006, which has replaced Child Marriage Restraint Act (CMRA) of 1929. Under the PCMA 2006, every child marriage is voidable at the option of the contracting party who was a child at the time of the marriage, within two years of the child attaining majority. What is the extent of the Act of 2006? All the States and Union Territories and all Indian citizens within and outside IndiaAll the States and Union Territories, except Jammu and Kashmir, and all Indian citizens within and outside IndiaAll the States and Union Territories, except Jammu and Kashmir and all Indian citizens within IndiaAll the States and Union Territories and all Indian citizens within India50. Which bird was declared, in August 2012, the state bird of Delhi, by the state government House SparrowSamhita MehraPigeonEagle Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.