Exercises August 2013 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Asad - April 1, 2014 5 18448 1. Name India’s first military communication satellite put into space from Kourou space port in South America.GSAT 1VSAT 5GSAT 7VSAT 52. India overtook which country to become the third largest internet user?ChinaJapanUSARussia3. The 7 member Tax Reform Administration Commission (TRAC) set up by the government will be headed by whom? Y.G. ParandeSunita KailaParthasarathi ShomeM.R. Diwakar4. Who was sworn in as the President of Zimbabwe in August, 2013?Robert Mugabe Welshman NcubeMorgan TsvangiraiDumiso Dabengwa5. With a forest cover of 47.3% of its total geographic area, more than double the national average of 21%, which Indian state was declared the Greenest state?AssamMeghalayaThiruvananthapuramSikkim 6. Who was the last Spaniard, before Rafael Nadal in August 2013, to have won the ATP Cincinnati Masters title 11 years ago?Carlos MoyaJuan Carlos FerreroDavid FerrerManuel Orantes7. Who won the men’s singles title in the Rogers Cup, 2013?Novak DjokovicRafael NadalMilos RaonicRoger Federer8. Who won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2013?Ranjith MaheshwariVirat KohliJoshna ChinnappaRonjon Sodhi9. Who won the Presidential election of Mali in 2013?Jamille BittarHousseini GuindoIbrahim KeitaOumar Mariko10. Who won the women’s Rogers Cup, 2013?Serena WilliamsPetra KvitovaSorana Cirstea Victoria Azarenka 11. Who was sworn in as the President of Iran in 2013?Hassan RouhaniMahmoud AhmadinejadAli Khamenei Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf 12. Who won the men’s singles title at the World Badminton Championship?Lee Chong WeiMohammed AhsanLin DanDu Pengyu13. Who won the women’s singles title at the World Badminton Championship?P.V. SindhuBae Youn-jooLi XueruiRatchanok Inthanon14. When was the International Youth Day observed?August 15thAugust 12thAugust 10thNone of the above15. Who is India’s youngest Grand Master (who is also the second youngest GM ever in the world) who also won the Politiken Cup chess title this year?Pendyala HarikrishnaParimarjan NegiPaniappan SethuramanSahaj Grover16. Who was appointed as the Governor of RBI?Dr. Raghuram RajanDr. D. SubbaraoDr. Yaga Venugopal ReddyDr. C. Rangarajan17. Who became the first woman to lead a Navaratna Public Sector Unit by becoming the head of HPCL?Nishi VasudevaArundhathi BhattacharyaChitra RamakrishnaDeepak Sandhu18. Which country named one of its streets after Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of India’s 67th Independence day?South AfricaCanadaUSANone of the above19. Who was appointed as Indian Foreign Secretary? Ranjan MathaiNirumpama RaoShyam SaranSujatha Singh20. Name India’s first ever indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier?INS VikramadityaINS VikrantINS ArihantINS Viraat21. Which player won her first Western and Southern Open Tennis Title?Serena WilliamsPetra KvitovaSorana CirsteaVictoria Azarenka 22. Which Baltic nation has been given permission by the European Union for adopting Euro as its currency?EstoniaLithuania LatviaNone of the above 23. Who has been appointed as the new chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA)?Sharad KumarN.R. WasanS.C. SinhaShahid Balwa24. In which state is the nation’s first cyber forensic laboratory set up?AssamMizoramTripuraMeghalaya25. Who won the men’s 100 metre sprint title at the IAAF World Athletic Championship held in Moscow?Yohan BlakeUsain BoltAsafa PowellJuatin Gatlin26. Who is the winner of the 100 metres women’s race in the World Athletic Championships?Shelly Ann -Fraser Veronica Campbell-BrownCarmelita JeterKerron Stewart27. Which Indian became the first woman to win a medal at the World Badminton Championship?Saina NehwalJwala GuttaAshwini PonnappaP.V. Sindhu28. Name the Indian snooker player who clinched the gold medal in the World Games, beating China's Liang Wenbo, 3-0, in the final?Aditya MehtaPankaj AdvaniSubhash AgarwalOm Agarwal29. World’s first talking robot was successfully sent into space on 4 August 2013 by which country?ChinaJapanGermanySouth Korea30. Name the India's first indigenous nuclear submarine which became active on 10 August 2013?INS VikramadityaINS VikrantINS ArihantINS Viraat31. Who took oath to the office of US ambassador to United Nations on 2 August 2013?Samantha PowerCass SunsteinDaniel PearlSusan Rice32. Which of these is the recipient of the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2013?Bill ClintonOprah WinfreyErnie BanksAll of the above33. Who won the Gold medal at the IWF World masters weightlifting Championship held in Turin, Italy?Sudhakar JayantVicky BhattaMehar BhaskarNone of the above34. Who was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Japan?Pawan Kumar BhansalRanjit SinhaAshwani KumarC.P. Joshi35. Who among these got the Arjuna Award for the year 2013?Dharmendra DayalVirat KohliRupesh ShahAll of the above36. By defeating which one of these teams did India win a historic bronze at the Junior Women Hockey World Cup in August 2013?HollandSouth AfricaEnglandPakistan37. What is the name of the world’s first talking robot sent into space?KiroboJaxaDollyManra38. Which one of the following will become the first e-court of the country, where petitions filed via e-mails will be entertained?Bangalore High CourtBombay High CourtMadras High CourtDelhi High Court39. How many Gold medals were won by India at the Archery World Cup, 2013FiveFourTwoOne40. Recently (August, 2013), which of the following nations has unveiled “Izumo’’, the largest warship after World War II?USAChinaJapanRussia41. Who swimmer became the first woman to win 6 gold medals at a world championship?Rebecca SoniMissy FranklinAllison SchmittDana Vollmer42. As per the IMS Health Physician and Chemist survey, which of the following states has the highest doctor density? HaryanaKeralaUttarakhandAssam43. The US International Trade Commission impose a ban on importing and selling which of these mobiles in the US market due to patent infringement issues?NokiaSamsungAppleBlackberry44. American daily newspaper, “The Washington post” was purchased by Jeff Bezos, the CEO of __?YahooEbayAmazon360Buy45. Mount Rokatenda Volcano which erupted recently, is located in which of the following countries?ChilePeruIndonesiaItaly 46. The government had appointed V.K. Shunglu Committee to probe into which of the following?Allegation of corruption charges in the conduct of Commonwealth GamesIllegal iron ore mining in Goa and KarnatakaMisappropriation of funds under the MGNERGA schemeTo look into the 2G spectrum allocation issue 47. India’s largest blast furnace ‘Durga’ has started operating at which of the following steel plants ?Rourkela Steel PlantBhilai Steel PlantDurgapura Steel PlantBhadravati Steel Plant48. In August 2013, which of the following states got approval from the RBI to launch Islamic Banking?KarnatakaAssamKeralaAndhra Pradesh49. Who among the following has been appointed as the next ambassador and permanent representative of of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament? Vinay PrasadKrishna Soodh Bala Venkatesh VermaRamachandra Iyer50. Who is the author of the book ‘My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Action’?Sachin TendulkarAmartya SenPranab MukherjeeA.P.J. Abdul kalam Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.