Exercises December 2013 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Asad - May 2, 2014 0 21405 1. The Right Livelihood Award, an award which is often understood to be a critique of the Nobel Prize, was presented in the Swedish Parliament building. Which of the following people did not win the Right Livelihood Award in 2013?Raji SouraniDenis MukwegeHans HerrenDena Sachs2. What did the Swiss inquiry report on the chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Yasser Arafat’s death reveal?His death had been caused by a gunshot woundHis death was a result of a heart attackHis death was a result of polonium poisoningHis death was a result of old age3. Xavier Bettel, the Europe’s third openly gay prime minister, is the prime minister of which country?LithuaniaLuxembourgLebanonLatvia4. What is the name of the newly discovered island on the Laptev sea?YayaNonoDedePhoebe5. On which date in 2013 did Nobel Prize winner, anti-apartheid activist and former South African president, Nelson Mandela pass away?October 23, 2013November 20, 2013December 5, 2013January 10. 20136. Where did the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference take place?Bali, IndonesiaRome, ItalyBeijing, ChinaMale, Maldives7. When did the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference take place?5-9 October, 20133-7 December 201317-21 December 201321-24 October, 20138. Who recently became the CEO of General Motors, thus becoming the first woman CEO of an automotive company?Dilma RouseffBarbara WaltersEllen ShepherdMary Barra9. Which country became the first to legalize the growth, sale and use of marijuana?LebanonUruguayPeruGhana10. Who became Time Magazine’s Person of the Year?Angela MerkelBarack ObamaPope Francis IBill Clinton11. On the 11th of December, the Supreme Court of India upheld which section of the Indian Penal Code, thus effectively banning homosexual activities?Section 166Section 243Section 125Section 37712. Which famous actor, famous for his role in Lawrence of Arabia, recently passed away, aged 81?Peter O’ TooleClark GableLaurence OlivierLeslie Havilland13. Who was recently crowned Miss International 2013?Nathalie den DekkerBea Rose SantiagoGurleen GrewalJin Ying14. Which country became the 18th state to adopt the Euro as its currency?LuxembourgLatviaPeruPortugal15. Who has been appointed the Special DG for the Border Security Force?Devendra Kumar PathakMukul DevaHarvinder SinghManohar Bhat16. Who was named PETA’s person of the year for taking steps to advance animal protection?Maneka GandhiAmala AkkinneniArjun RampalShashi Tharoor17. Who won the Male Athlete of the Year award given by AP (Associated Press)?LeBron JamesUsain BoltRoger FedererRafael Nadal18. Which country announced its plan to build a sanctuary to protect the world’s rarest Javan Rhinoceros?IndiaSri LankaIndonesiaBhutan19. Which state recently launched a free CFL bulb scheme for hut-dwellers?Andhra PradeshKarnatakaTamil NaduKerala20. Who became the youngest person to reach the summit of Aconcagua?Janus RaikonnenStefan BartholomewichDerek JosephTyler Armstrong21. What is the name of Microsoft India’s new safety application?GuardianThe WatchProtectorNone of the above22. Who was appointed the new head of the National Security Guard?Anupam KapoorJN ChaudharyKiron SethArunachalam Iyer23. Who won the 34th National Archery Championship?Deepika KumariAbhinav BindraRahul BanerjeeChekrovolo Swuro24. Who is the new secretary for Civil Aviation?Rahul BhattacharkeeVikram AgarwalAshok LavasaPK Kurien25. Who has been appointed the new Environment and Forests Minister?Kumari SeljaVeerappa MoilyShashi TharoorAK Anthony26. Which country recently brought in the principle of the standing classroom in order to combat obesity?AustraliaUSAIndiaJapan27. Who now controls the Legal Wing of the CBI?The President of IndiaThe Chief Justice of IndiaThe Director of CBIThe Law Minister of India28. What is the name of the famous person, accredited with the creation of the AK 47, who died aged 94 on the 23rd of December, 2013?Boris YeltznickNikholas AvtomatMikhail KalashnikovAlfred Nobel29. When was National Consumer Rights Day celebrated in India?2nd December13th December24th December31st December30. Which instrument was added as a new category of vehicle by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways?AutorickshawBicycleUnicycleQuadricycle31. Who recently took up his post as Director of FICCI?Dhirubhai AmbaniSiddharth BirlaCyrus MistryNaina Lal Kidwai32. Which airport recently won the Sword of Honour award for safety management, at the function conducted in London?Sardar Valabhbhai Patel International AirportKempagowda International AirportRajiv Gandhi International AirportChhatrapati Sivaji International Airport33. Where was the nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni III launched from on 24th December, 2013?Wheeler Coast, OrissaSriharikoya, Andhra PradeshThumba, KeralaBalasore, Bhopal34. Which team won the FIFA Club World Cup, 2013?Raja CasablancaBayern MunichAuckland CityMonterrey35. Where did the first human artificial heart implantation take place?Indiana, USANew Delhi, IndiaParis, FranceMadrid, Spain36. Which place is to have the largest PepsiCo Beverage Plant in India?Idukki, KeralaSri City, Andhra PradeshDharwad, KarnatakaAgra, Uttar Pradesh37. Who became the first woman Managing Director of LIC?Christine WilsonHenna PandeyUsha SangwanDivya Hegde38. Which of the following people did not win the Sahitya Akademi Awards, 2013?Mridula GargShashi DeshpandeM N PaloorC N Ramachandran39. Javed Akhtar won a Sahitya Akademi Award in 2013 for his collection of Urdu Poetry. What was it called?LavaSeherTarkashAngrej40. Which sector of the United Nations has Devyani Khobragade been transferred to?India’s Permanent MissionUNICEFUNESCOUnited Nations Peacekeeping Mission41. When was Minorites Rights Day observed in India?8th June 8th December18th June18th December42. Where does the Rann Utsav traditionally take place?RajasthanGujaratUttar PradeshMaharashtra43. Who was recently appointed chairman of NABARD?Montek Singh AhluwaliaPrakash BakshiHK BhanwalaKishanram Das44. Who won the Best Actor Award at the Dubai International Film Festival?Abbas KhaleeliLeonardo DiCaprioJavier BardemIrfan Khan45. Who was elected the new Chief Minister of Rajasthan?Ashok GehlotVasundhara RajeJayalalithaaBhairon Singh Sekhawat46. Which country won the Women’s Kabaddi World Cup, 2013?JakartaIndonesiaIndiaChina47. What is the name of Mary Kom’s autobiography, which was unveiled on the 13th of December, 2013?UnshatteredIn the RingUnbreakableThe Ring and Outside48. The last king of Mysore, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja, who passed away on the 11th December, 2013 belonged to which dynasty?The Chera EmpireThe Vijayanagara EmpireThe Wodeyar EmpireThe Banjara Empire49. Who has been appointed the next Chief Information Commissioner of India?Sushma SinghMadhubhushiSridhar AcharyuluRajiv MathurWajahat Habibullah50. Where did India rank in the Global Corruption Perception Index released by Transparency International out of the 177 countries that were taken into consideration?45th124th156th94th Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.