Exercises December 2012 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Asad - May 10, 2013 2 573 1. Who has been appointed as Australia’s next High Commissioner to India?Bob Carr Peter VarghesePatrick SucklingKen Bingley2. Who won World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi?Andy MurrayNovak DjokovicRoger FedererRafael Nadal3. The 23-year old Delhi gangrape victim, Nirbhaya, passed away on 29 December 2012 at which hospital in Singapore?Mount VictoriaMount EdwardMount RichardMount Elizabeth4. Who was selected for the prestigious Jnanpith award for the year 2011 for his/her contribution to the field of Indian literature?Sri Lal ShuklaPratibha RayRavuri BharadwajAmar Kant5. Who became the first Emirati and Arab to win the Tagore Peace Prize?Shihab GhanemAbul GhazimShadab Al AkhtarAli Rehan6. Name the leader who was elected as the Prime Minister of Japan by lower house of the Parliament.Yoshihiko NodaTaro AsoItsunori OnoderaShinzo Abe7. Who took over as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) - the apex body constituted under The National Green Tribunal Act 2010?Justice P. JyothimaniJustice KatjiJustice Swantanter KumarJustice Gehlot8. In December 2012 Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement from which form of cricket?One - Day CricketT - 20Test CricketNone of the above9. Which country’s Parliament was dissolved by its President on the resignation of its Prime Minister?VenezuelaJapanItalyFrance10. Who was signed in as brand ambassador in India for Blackberry Smartphone maker Research-In-Motion (RIM)?Shahrukh KhanRanbir KapoorDeepika PadukoneArjun Kapoor11. Leslie Claudius, India’s triple Olympic Gold Medallist died after a prolonged illness. What sports was he famous for?SwimmingBadmintonWrestlingHockey12. 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?Praful PatelM SreenivasBaichung BhutiaSharad Pawar13. Who was named TIME's Person of the Year for 2012?Malala YousafzaiBarack ObamaTim CookMohammed Morsi14. 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?Mukul SangmaKunglo SangmaParmesh SangmaPurno Sangma15. Name the person who was elected as the president of South Korea in December 2012, becoming the first woman who acquired this post.Park Geun-hyeYu Kwan-SunJang Mi RanLee Yong Dae16. Who was awarded with the Best Administrator in India Award instituted by K. Karunakaran Foundation?Dr Manmohan SinghSonia GandhiP ChidambaramPranab Mukherjee17. Name the person who was appointed as the chairman of Tata Sons, the firm that holds more than 100 billion dollar Tata Group.Cyrus Pallonji MistryCyrus Jhunjhun MistryCyrus D SouzaNone of these18. Who was appointed as the new chief of Border Security Force (BSF)?Ajay ChadhaSubhash JoshiAkash JoshiJaiveer Shukla19. 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?Tshering PalmoJanko Dang DuShinzung KangzoJiroemon Kimura20. Name the Senior Advocate who defended Ajmal Kasab in the Supreme Court.Soli SorabjiRaju RamachandranHarish SalveG E Vahanvati21. 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?Sardar SinghSandeep SinghGagandeep SinghP T Rao22. 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?RussiaSouth KoreaChinaJapan23. Name the actor awarded with the prestigious BrandLaureate Legendary Award in Malaysia.Amitabh BachanShahrukh Khan Aishwarya RaiAnil Kapoor24. 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?ChinaBangladeshIndiaPakistan25. Who took over as President of FICCI, becoming the first woman to head the leading industry body?Chanda KocharNaina Lal KidwaiIndra NooyiVidya Chhabria26. Which Indian city was named one among the dirtiest cities of the world?New DelhiKolkataHyderabadMumbai27. Whom did Levi Strauss & Co, the jeans-maker appoint as the new Chief Financial Officer?Harmit SinghJJ WadiaBalakrishnan SubramanyamVijay Wangre28. 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?Bombay JayashriMehboob KhanAnaita Shroff AdajaniaBhanu Athaiya29. Recently a British retail company decided to attach strict anti-bribery clauses to its agreements in India. Name the firm.Marks & SpencerZaraPapa John'sJimmy Choo30. Who was honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously?Pt. Bhimsen JoshiZakir HussaibUstab Bismillah KhanPt. Ravi Shankar31. Which bank opened 101 distinct gramin branches or rural branches as the part of its financial enclosure plan?State Bank of IndiaICICI BankHDFC BankCentral Bank of India32. Which nation won the inaugural SBI T20 World Cup for the Blind?PakistanSri LankaIndiaBangladesh33. Who has been selected for the prestigious Bharat Muni Samman of year 2012 for her outstanding contribution to the field of art and culture?Sharmila TagoreHema MaliniJaya BachanRekha34. Who got a second term as the designation of chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors for 2013?Vinod RaiAmyas MorseMohammad Asadulla ShareefAkshara Shukla35. Which state’s public grievance redressal website received the Silver Icon Web Ratna Award?Uttar PradeshKeralaUttarakhandBihar36. Which country won the Champions Trophy 2012?PakistanNetherlandsAustraliaIndia37. Name the renowned soccer player who set the record for most goals in a calendar year by scoring his 86th goal of 2012?Lianel MessiChristiano RonaldoDavid VillaWayne Rooney38. Devendra Lal, the visiting professor at University of California died at 83. In which field was he renowned?PhysiologyGeologyOrnithologyEtymology39. Google and Apple tied up for offering over 500 million dollar in order to purchase patents of which company?Movie GalleryMetro Goldwyn MayerEastman Kodak CoHarry & David40. 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? Slumdog MillionaireIndia UntouchedIndia, My LandLife of Pi41. Who achieved the title of youngest ever player to reach the milestone of 30000 career points in NBA (basketball)?Kobe BryantKyrie IrvingBlake GriffinMarc Gasol42. Name the IPS officer of 1974-batch Bihar cadre who acquired the office as new CBI director. D P KohliAmar Pratap SinghAshwani KumarRanjit Sinha43. Who was victorious at Golf World Challenge?Tiger WoodsJyoti RandhawaGraema McDowellRory McLroy44. 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?Santosh AbrahamS A IbrahimR P N SinghRaj Kumare Singh45. Who won the Women’s World Championship Crown of Chess?Anna UsheninaAntoaneta StefanovaHarika DronavalliHumpy Koneru46. Name the new president of CNN Worldwide. James MurdochKen BingleyThomas KingstonJeff Zucker47. Which state government decided to issue Golden Cards to industrialists and industrial associations for easy access to its offices?BiharKeralaUttar PradeshAndhra Pradesh48. 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?United States, Iran, LibyaRussia, Afghanistan, IraqEgypt, Syria, LibyaIndia, Pakistan, Afghanistan49. Who emerged champion in the 23rd Lal Bahadur Shastri hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium?Air IndiaBharat PetroleumIndian Oil CorporationSAIL50. Name the strongest ever tropical cyclone which hit Philippines Island.Typhoon PempaTyphoon KemlaTyphoon BophaTyphoon Phona Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.