Exercises August 2014 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Zainab Khan - May 9, 2015 2 261 1. What did P.V. Sindhu settle for at the World Badminton Championship after succumbing to Carolina Marin of Spain?SilverBronzeFourth PlaceNone of the above2. Bipin Chandra was a prominent?MusicianHistorianPainterWriter3. Which company announced to invest 5219 crore rupees for the production of Daman gas fields in the Arabian Sea?ONGCOILNTPCSAIL4. With which international money lending body did India sign a loan agreement for Mizoram State Roads Project?World BankInternational Monetary FundFederal ReserveIBRD5. When was the National Sports Day celebrated throughout the country?27th August28th August29th August30th August6. Who has been appointed as Naga interlocutor in an issue pertaining to establishment of Nagalim?RK BabuRN RaviRS VermaRM Lanka7. Which state was the first to announce the formation of the Transgender Welfare Board?MaharashtraKarnatakaTamil NaduKerala8. Who has been elected the Prime Minister of France?Nicolas SarkosvyFrancois HollandeDavid SchauffManual Valls9. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as the 12th President of which country?SyriaIranTurkeyIsrael10. Who became the Ambassador of Turn Back Crime campaign of Interpol?Amitabh BachchanSean ConneryDavid BeckhamShah Rukh Khan11. Who won India its first Olympic archery medal a bronze at the Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing? Atul VermaDev PatilJob KhannaSatsang Narang12. Who has been appointed as the governor of Maharashtra?Kalyan SinghVajubhai Rudabhai ValaVidyasagar RaoMridula Sinha13. What is the name of the book authored by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India? India and its FinanceAudit Finance LifeAn Auditor's LifeNot Just an Accountant 14. What was the name of the Jewish Centre in Mumbai which was reopened nearly 6 years after the 26/11 attacks in 2008? (It is known as Nariman House but what is the other name?)Shalom HouseReki HouseChabad HouseHebrew House15. Indian Air Force (IAF) and Russian Federation Air Force started the Indo-Russian Air Force Exercise at Astrakhan region near the Caspian Sea in Russia. It is the first Indo-Russia aerial exercise that involves the air forces of the two countries. What is the name of the exercise?Dosti-XIIAvia Indra-2014Avos-RussoAero Russo-India 201416. Who was appointed as a shadow minister in UK?Seema MalhotraFarhan NaqviSonam MalhotraVinod Mehta17. Union Textiles Ministry signed a MoU with which online retailer to provide online marketing platform to handloom weavers?SnapdealMyntraFlipkartAmazon India18. The 20th edition of annual Delhi Book Fair began on 23rd August, 2014 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. What was the theme of this year's fair? Literature in ArtLiterature in ScienceLiterature in CinemaLiterature and Music19. What is the name of India's first indigenously-built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare which has been commissioned in the Indian Navy at naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam?INS KoiralaINS ViraatINS KamortaINS Vikas20. Who bagged the silver medal at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in weightlifting?Kamal ChawlaFaisal Khan Dharminder LillyRagala Venkat Rahul21. Name the eminent Kannada writer who died due to kidney failure and was nominated in the year 2013 for the Man Booker International PrizeK.V. AksharaUR AnanthamurthyRavi BelgareJavare Gowda22. Hockey India added _______ as its 23rd associate member. Hockey MaharashtraHockey Madhya PradeshHockey KeralaHockey Goa23. The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the government of which state to give report on the state of sex ratio in the State as it has gone down to 500 female infants born against 1000 males in the past two years? PunjabGujaratJammu and KashmirHimachal Pradesh24. Who was officially recognised as the oldest man in the world by the Guiness World Records award committee? Sakoi OkawaSakari MomoiAlexander ImichMisao Thomas25. Who became the youngest F1 driver in F1 history? Max VerstappenJarno Trulli Ricordo RodriguezDaniel Kyat26. Who took over as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee of Parliament?Murli Manohar JoshiRajnath SinghMarkandey KatjuKV Thomas27. Who was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavna Award?Amjad Ali KhanMuzaffar AliGautam BhaiSwami Agnivesh28. When was World Humanitarian Day observed around the world?16th August17th August18th August19th August29. Which country would be the first launch pad for Amazon's plan to deliver packages using drones or unmanned aerial vehicles? USAUKIndiaMaldives30. Who won the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award which is Denmark's most important literature accolade?JK RowlingPaulo CoelhoSalman RushdieSidney Sheldon31. Which company had launched the first ever smartphone that turned 20 this August?MicrosoftMotorolaIBMSamsung32. Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Iraq?Nuri al-MalikiDr. Haider al-AbadiFouad MasoumAdly Mansour33. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission?Rajni RazdanD.P. AgarwalNitin GadkariDev Patel34. Who has won the Fields Medal for contributing to the field of geometry particularly in studying the symmetry of curved surfaces? She is the first woman to be awarded this coveted award.Pauline Joseph CohenDavie MumfordAlian ConnesMaryam Mirzakhani35. Which Indian origin mathematician was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal?Manjul BhargavaPrateek ReddyThambidurai ChettyBimal Khanna36. The World Health Organisation (WHO) sanctioned the use of a experimental drug to fight against Ebola as death toll increased. Name the drug.EbolaVacZMappTazEbolaNone of the above37. Who was heading the selection committee for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2014? Vinod KambliVirendra SehwagAnil KumbleKapil Dev38. Who was conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 2012? Arun JaitleySharad YadavKaran SinghRahul Gandhi39. Who is heading the three member commission to probe possible war crimes during a month long conflict in Gaza?Amal AlamuddinDoudou DiebeWilliam SchabasDaroji Emma40. For which country did Didier Drogba play football for?BrazilGermanyIvory CoastArgentina41. A Delhi court convicted whom for the murder of Phoolan Devi in 2001?Harish KumarSher Singh RanaVeer PratapFaisal Rehman42. Name the artist who has been invited by the Rashtrapati Bhavan to be its first artist in residence.Munshi KhannaJogen ChowdhuryVerghese PattnaikRahul Sharma43. Google celebrated the birthday of an Indian cinema legend with a colourful dodle. He is a versatile star claiming eight Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer, the most won by anybody in the category. Name him. Rajesh KhannaKishore KumarAmitabh BachchanGuru Dutt44. Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won India its maiden Commonwealth Games gold medal in which sport?BadmintonRowingSquashTennis45. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?SK JainAnita KapoorKV ChowdaryDilip Sangwan46. Who took over as Chief of Army Staff?Gen.Bikram SinghGen. Dalbir SinghGeneral VK SharmaGeneral RK Dhowan47. Who holds at present the post of National Security Adviser?Nehchal SandhuArun JaitleyAjit DovalAnil Goswami48. Who was named for the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar Award?Lionel RitchieHarry BelafonteJulie AndrewsMichella Piefer49. Name the committee that has been constituted by the Union Government to suggest the place to build the capital city of Andhra Pradesh? Rajnath CommitteeSivaramakrishnan CommitteeRangarajan CommitteeKrishnamacharya Committee50. Which state ratified a new liquor policy which contemplates to shut down bars attached to hotels below the five-star category?MaharashtraTamil NaduOrissaKerala Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.