August 2016 – CLATGyan General Knowledge Mock Set

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The GK set for August, 2016. Keep a check on the answers you get wrong, and most importantly, revise!

Yuriko Koike has become the first woman to lead _____, after being elected the Governor of the city. She will be tasked with the management of the 2020 Summer Olympics to be held there.





Skydiver ­­­_______ from the United States created history by becoming the first person in the world to jump from 25,000 feet without a parachute and landing safely in a net.





Anant   Maheshwari   has   been   appointed   as   the   new President   of   _______. Maheshwari will succeed Bhaskar Pramanik, who retires in March 2017.





The Best State for Comprehensive Development of Tourism was presented to :





_______ won the Best Heritage City





Translator and artist _____ has been awarded the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants for her English translation of Hindi novel Simsim written by Geet Chaturvedi. She was honoured with the award at the 2017 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony in New York in February 2017.





The world’s tallest moving observation tower, the ___ has been opened to the public. The tower is a futuristic landmark located in the English tourist resort of Brighton





Youssef Chahed has been appointed as the Prime Minister of________. The appointment came after parliament ousted Habib Essid in a vote of no-confidence because of his handling of economic reforms and security.





The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a committee to look at various facets of household finance in India. The Committee will be chaired by ____________, Professor of Financial Economics, University of Oxford





The Union Government has set an inflation target of ____ per cent for the next five years i.e. till March 31, 2021.





The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) will now house the country’s first repository on _____, under its new _____ Cell. The Dehradun-based WII has about 23,000 images of _____ The ____ Cell will assist in population assessment of ______, law enforcement, wildlife forensics, infrastructural development and mitigation, smart patrolling and have an advisory role in policy formulation. (all blanks are the same)





_____________- a twelve year old Syrian refugee, was the Olympic torch bearer at the start of the Rio Olympics last week.





2nd National Handloom Day was observed across the country on _______ with the main ceremony being held at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. On this occasion, Sant Kabir Awards and National Handloom Awards were presented. The date was chosen as on this day in 1905 the Swadeshi Movement was formally launched, at a massive meeting in the Calcutta Town hall.





The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has announced that ______ do not fall under its regulatory purview.





The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has conferred the Luc Hoffman award on Dr. Dhrubajyoti Ghosh. Dr. Ghosh becomes the first Indian environmentalist to receive this award.





The UN will pay homage to legendary Carnatic music vocalist M.S. Subbulakshmi, on India’s 70th Independence Day next week. There will also be an iconic performance by A.R. Rahman at the General Assembly. Rahman will become the ______ Indian artist to perform at the UN. Subbalakshmi was the first Indian invited to do so fifty years ago.





The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) has been dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. The _____ KNPP-1 is the largest single unit of electrical power in India.





Dinesh Kumar Khara was appointed Managing Director (MD) of India’s largest lender bank. He has been appointed for three years. Which bank is this?





The United States has approved the sale of up to 153 tanks, hundreds of machine guns and other military gear to _______. The U.S. State Department has approved the sale and notified Congress.





The Rajya Sabha has passed the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to raise maternity leave for working women from 12 weeks to ______ for ___ surviving children.





The _____ Government has launched a Rhino horn verification process in order to verify the genuineness of rhino horns stored in various treasuries of the state since 1980.





_____ home furnishings major IKEA formally began work on its first store in India at Hyderabad. It is a 400,000 sq. ft. facility that is planned to be opened in 2017.





Which of the following has bagged the highest number of Medals for Young Scientists, instituted by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), for 2016?





Dipika Pallikal has defeated Mayar Hany of Egypt to win the Australian Squash Open 2016.





Pratap Bhanu Mehta, an eminent academic, has resigned from the executive council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) over his apparent disagreement with the recommendation of the search and selection committee regarding the Library’s next director. Currently, who serves as the director?





82 Gallantry Awards have been awarded on this eve of Independence Day to armed forces personnel and members of paramilitary forces by President Pranab Mukherjee. Lt. Col. Niranjan Kumar of the NSG, who lost his life combating the _______ was awarded the Shaurya Chakra





After 92 year old practice of presenting a separate _____ budget, the Finance Ministry has accepted a proposal to merge the ______ Budget with the General Budget.





Dipa Karmakar, the gymnast from Tripura who became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify at the Olympics, has come _____ at the finals of the women’s vault gymnastics.





Sri Lanka and _______ have signed a tripartite agreement to proceed with the construction of a Financial City Centre in Colombo.





India’s first facility to produce nickel was launched by the Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) at its Indian Copper Complex (ICC) at Ghatshila in Jharkhand.





_____ has won the gold medal for the Men’s Singles at the Rio Olympics by defeating Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.





Former Union Minister for Minority affairs, Dr. Najma Heptullah has been appointed as the new Governor of which state?





_______ has been ranked No.1 on the World Test Series Rankings. Pakistan is ranked second.





The _____ South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Youth Parliamentarians Conference on `Peace and Harmony for Development’ was held in Islamabad, Pakistan.





The world’s largest and longest aircraft the Airlander 10 had embarked on its maiden flight at an airfield in Cardington in central England, but it took a nosedive during its _____ test flight.





The Maharashtra Government became first state in the country to launch India’s first comprehensive _____in Mumbai. It was launched in order to combat growing cyber-crimes.





Australia’s _______ city has been named the world’s most liveable city for the sixth consecutive year, according to the Global Liveability Ranking.





For the first time since a ______ epidemic believed to be imported by UN peacekeepers began killing thousands of Haitians nearly six years ago, the office of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has acknowledged that the United Nations played a role in the initial outbreak.





The meeting of the BRICS women parliamentarian’s forum has begun in ________. BRICS is the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The two day meeting was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.





An $800 million NASA mission called OSIRIS-REx, will take off next month, to scoop up 4.5 billion-year-old dust from an asteroid. The unmanned spacecraft will travel to an asteroid near Earth called Bennu to collect space dust.





The Union Government has launched an accessible e-library, ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ for the ______ under the Prime Minister’s Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan.





The Union Cabinet approved a revised Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Cyprus. The revised DTAA provides for source-based taxation of capital gains on transfer of shares instead of one based on residence.





In a landmark judgment, the ________ has allowed women to enter inside the sanctum of the Haji Ali Dargah. The court held that the ban violated multiple fundamental rights under Part III of the Constitution.





The world’s first self-driving taxi service was launched in ______, by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. With this nuTonomy became the first entity in the world to offer self-driving taxi rides to the public.





France’s highest ______ has suspended the ban on the ‘burkini‘.The Court noted that authorities could restrict individual liberties only if there are “proven risks” to public order.





The Union Cabinet has cleared the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016. The Bill seeks to ______ commercial surrogacy in the country, and ensure effective regulation of surrogacy, and allow ethical surrogacy to needy infertile couples.





The Maharashtra government, in a first, has deployed drones along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, so as to prevent accidents and strictly enforce traffic rules.





NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft has successfully executed its first flyby of _____. The spacecraft passed just 4,200 kilometres above the planet’s clouds and was the closest contact ever achieved by a man-made probe with the planet.





National Sports Day was observed across India on 29 August 2016. The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of the legendary ________ who was born on 29 August 1905.





Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to appoint Olympic silver medallist P. V. Sindhu as its honorary commandant and brand ambassador.









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