December 2012 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set

1. Who has been appointed as Australia’s next High Commissioner to India?

2. Who won World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi?

3. The 23-year old Delhi gangrape victim, Nirbhaya, passed away on 29 December 2012 at which hospital in Singapore?

4. Who was selected for the prestigious Jnanpith award for the year 2011 for his/her contribution to the field of Indian literature?

5. Who became the first Emirati and Arab to win the Tagore Peace Prize?

6. Name the leader who was elected as the Prime Minister of Japan by lower house of the Parliament.

7. Who took over as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) - the apex body constituted under The National Green Tribunal Act 2010?

8. In December 2012 Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement from which form of cricket?

9. Which country’s Parliament was dissolved by its President on the resignation of its Prime Minister?

10. Who was signed in as brand ambassador in India for Blackberry Smartphone maker Research-In-Motion (RIM)?

11. Leslie Claudius, India’s triple Olympic Gold Medallist died after a prolonged illness. What sports was he famous for?

12. Who was re-elected as the President of All India Football Federation (AIFF) during the annual general body meet that was held at Football House at New Delhi?

13. Who was named TIME's Person of the Year for 2012?

14. The Supreme Court of India on 5 December 2012 dismissed the petition that challenged Pranab Mukherjee’s election to the office of the President. Who had presented the petition?

15. Name the person who was elected as the president of South Korea in December 2012, becoming the first woman who acquired this post.

16. Who was awarded with the Best Administrator in India Award instituted by K. Karunakaran Foundation?

17. Name the person who was appointed as the chairman of Tata Sons, the firm that holds more than 100 billion dollar Tata Group.

18. Who was appointed as the new chief of Border Security Force (BSF)?

19. Who at the age of 115 years became the world’s oldest person to climb the Mt. Everest after the death of his predecessor, an American woman named Dina Manfredini who died two weeks after receiving the title of oldest person of the world?

20. Name the Senior Advocate who defended Ajmal Kasab in the Supreme Court.

21. In the Hockey India League Auction held at New Delhi who became the highest marquee player after commanding for the best price of 78000 dollar?

22. Which country got the clean sweep of titles at Volkswagen 2012 World Junior Table Tennis Championship after it won girls as well as boys trophies?

23. Name the actor awarded with the prestigious BrandLaureate Legendary Award in Malaysia.

24. Which country won the 3rd World Cup Kabaddi Tournament for the third consecutive time in the Men’s category and second consecutive time in the Women’s category?

25. Who took over as President of FICCI, becoming the first woman to head the leading industry body?

26. Which Indian city was named one among the dirtiest cities of the world?

27. Whom did Levi Strauss & Co, the jeans-maker appoint as the new Chief Financial Officer?

28. The first Indian to win an Oscar for costume design in the movie Gandhi decided to return her award to the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Who?

29. Recently a British retail company decided to attach strict anti-bribery clauses to its agreements in India. Name the firm.

30. Who was honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously?

31. Which bank opened 101 distinct gramin branches or rural branches as the part of its financial enclosure plan?

32. Which nation won the inaugural SBI T20 World Cup for the Blind?

33. Who has been selected for the prestigious Bharat Muni Samman of year 2012 for her outstanding contribution to the field of art and culture?

34. Who got a second term as the designation of chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors for 2013?

35. Which state’s public grievance redressal website received the Silver Icon Web Ratna Award?

36. Which country won the Champions Trophy 2012?

37. Name the renowned soccer player who set the record for most goals in a calendar year by scoring his 86th goal of 2012?

38. Devendra Lal, the visiting professor at University of California died at 83. In which field was he renowned?

39. Google and Apple tied up for offering over 500 million dollar in order to purchase patents of which company?

40. Which movie was given two National Tourism Awards by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on recognizing the impact it has had in promoting India as a tourism destination?

41. Who achieved the title of youngest ever player to reach the milestone of 30000 career points in NBA (basketball)?

42. Name the IPS officer of 1974-batch Bihar cadre who acquired the office as new CBI director.

43. Who was victorious at Golf World Challenge?

44. Who was appointed as officer on Special Duty in the Intelligence Bureau and also as the Director for Intelligence Bureau for a next two years from the date he acquires his charge or till the next order that is is further sent?

45. Who won the Women’s World Championship Crown of Chess?

46. Name the new president of CNN Worldwide.

47. Which state government decided to issue Golden Cards to industrialists and industrial associations for easy access to its offices?

48. As per a new index called Global Terrorism Index (GTI) prepared by Australian think tank, which three countries were the most terrorism-hit nations in 2011?

49. Who emerged champion in the 23rd Lal Bahadur Shastri hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium?

50. Name the strongest ever tropical cyclone which hit Philippines Island.

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  1. Who at the age of 115 years became the world’s oldest person to climb the Mt. Everest after the death of his predecessor, an American woman named Dina Manfredini who died two weeks after receiving the title of oldest person of the world?

    did she actually climb mt.everest or is it a mixture of the question for TAMAE WATANABE and her?:P

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