Exercises February 2012 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Asad - April 21, 2013 4 1043 1. On February 27 2012, India and the Asian Development Bank signed the third and last tranche of loan agreement to support electricity transmission and distribution capacity in which state?AssamA.P. M.POrissa2. On 28 February 2012, a web portal was launched for the implementation of the National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education in New Delhi by which ministry?Human Resource DevelopmentHome AffairsYouth affairs and SportsWomen and Child Development3. On 29 February 2012, the new chair of assembly and governing board of Association of Supreme Audit Institutions was appointed. It wasChinaJapan PakistanIndia4. When Association of Supreme Audit Institutions was first established, it had 11 members. Now, the number has increased upto 45 members. When was the organisation established?19791954196919455. In February 2012, Indian IT major __________ joined hand with US based business application software services firmInfosysTCSWiproCognizant6. On 28 February 2012, IAS officer and additional chief secretary (finance) CK Mathew was named the Chief Secretary ofKeralaM.P Rajasthan Gujarat 7. The marines of Italian ship Enrica Lexie, accused of killing two fishermen, will be tried as per theItalian LawInternational LawIndian LawWont be tried8. Who is the Chairman & Managing Director of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, a Navratna company owned by the governmentR P Singh I S JHAR N NayakR T Agarwal9. In February 2012, which team defeated Indian Women Hockey Team to qualify for the London Olympics 2012Australia South Africa Pakistan England 10.In February 2012, which mining giant merged its Indian subsidiaries, Sterlite Industries into sister concern and iron ore miner Sesa GoaEssel MiningHindalco IndustriesTakraf India Pvt. Ltd.Vedanta Resources11. Juan Martin Del Potro, who won the Marseille Open final by beating Michael Llodra, belongs to which countryArgentina Brazil Puerto RicoPortugal 12. On February 27 2012, Sailendra Nath Manna, popularly known as Sailen Manna, died in Kolkata. He was a legend inHockeySoccerBoxingWeightlifting14. Scientists identified at least two genes, NACP and MAPT, which may pave the way for better treatments for which diseaseAlzheimers diseaseEpilepsyMultiple sclerosisParkinson’s disease14. Restriction on the visit of foreign tourists and researchers to areas inhabited by primitive tribal groups like Bondas, Dongaria, Kandha has been imposed by the government of which stateOrissa AssamWest BengalJharkhand15. Largest rough pink diamond ever found in Australia was discovered in a mine owned by Rio Tinto. What is the name of the diamond found?Martian PinkArgyle Pink JubileeWilliamson PinkPrincie16. Which Court in February 2012 dismissed a plea from the Centre challenging Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal’s authority to stop the department of telecom from enforcing a ban on 3G roaming pacts between telcos?Delhi High CourtBombay High CourtMadras High CourtSC17. The Indian Black Eagle was spotted in the Aravali Biodiversity Park after a gap of how many years?90725610918. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011 was presented in February 2012 to?Dr. Anand Burman, Chairman, Dabur IndiaRahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director, InterGlobe Enterprises groupDeepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFCNatarajan Chandrasekaran, MD & CEO, Tata Consultancy Services19. Which among the following books was written by our Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari and released in February 2012?The Narrative of AwakeningIran Today: Twenty – five Years after the Islamic RevolutionSufism and Indian MysticismReligion, Law & Society- Across the Globe20. In February 2012, Union government nominated DK Mittal on the central board of Reserve Bank of India, the apex Indian bank.Mr D. K. Mittal is the Secretary of Department of Financial Services of Ministry of Finance. He is the second government nominee on the RBI boardD. K. MittalAnand SinhaDr. D. SubbaraoDr. K.C. Chakrabarty21. Two companies, Waste Management Ltd and Enviro Protection and Infrastructure, have been shortlisted for setting up e-waste dismantling facilities on a public private partnership basis in which StateAndhra PradeshWest BengalOrissaMaharastra 22. In February 2012, in New Delhi, a Defence Policy Group meeting was held between India and the USA, for strengthening their military ties and the ways of expanding their growing strategic partnership and cooperation were also discussed. This was their12th9th10th11th23. Who is the current Defence Secretary?Raghvendra Narayan DubeyDiwakar Nath MisraDr. K.V.Jacob Shashi Kant Sharma24. Abudhabi based Etisalat, which closed their business in India last year, was operating in through a joint venture withReliance Communications Ltd.Earth Infrastructure LimitedDynamics Balwas groupUnitech Group25. In February 2012, researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian centre for Astrophysics discovered water on a planet, also described as super-Earth. Name the Planet.. Kepler-62Kepler-69GJ1214bCOROT-7b26. Who is the current Serbian President?a. Boris Tadicb. Predrag Markovicc. Tomislav Nikolicd. Slavica Dukic Dejanovic27. Which former Indian tennis player received a top International Olympic Committee Award for her contribution in promoting sport among women?a. Nirupama Sanjeevb. Manisha Malhotrac. Sunitha Raod. Rushmi Chakravarthi28. Anthony Shadid, New York Times’ foreign correspondent, died in eastern Syria on 16 February 2012 after having suffered a severe asthma attack. Which of the following is NOT true about hima. He had worked for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Associated Pressb. He was a two-time Pulitzer Prize winnerc. He had covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoild. None of the above29. Who is the current Chairman of the Airports Authority of India?a. V.P. Agarwalb. S.C. Chhatwalc. K.K. Jha, IRSd. S. Raheja30. Who is the current Chief Minister of Jharkhand?a. Shibu Sorenb. M.O. Hasan Farook Maricarc. Syed Ahmedd. Mr Arjun Munda31. How many awards did the British Singer, Adele, win at the 54th Annual Grammy Awardsa. 6b. 5c. 7d. 432. In February 2012, one of the world’s tiniest lizards called Brookesia micra was found by German researchers ina. Mauritiusb. Madagascarc. Seychellesd. Tanzania33. Assam contributed around _______ of the country’s total tea production in 2011a. 45 percentb. 33 percentc. 38 percentd. 50 percent34. On 13 February 2012, the BCCI decided to sack Indian Team’s bowling coach after the team’s bad performance in Australia. Who is the current bowling coach of the Indian teama. Eric Simonsb. John Dawesc. Trevor Penneyd. Evan Speechly35. Which movie dominated the sixty-fifth annual British Academy Film awards, held in London after winning six awards.a. The Iron Ladyb. The Help c. The Artistd. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy36. Who became the first Indian to be honoured with the 2011 US National Humanities Medal, typically awarded to US nationals?a. Bhanu Athaiyab. Chetan Anandc. Aravinda Adigad. Amartya Sen37. According to a poll conducted by global research company Ipsos, which country rated as having the happiest people of the world, with 51% of the people reporting that they are very happy?a. Indiab. Indonesiac. Mexicod. Brazil38. In the same survey, as mentioned above, which country had the lowest number of very happy people, only six percent?a. Hungaryb. South Koreac. Russiad. Spain39. Noted Hindi writer Professor Ramdarash Mishra was selected for the 21st Vyas Samman for his poetry collection Aam Ke Patte that was published ina. 2002b. 2005c. 2007d. 200440. Gujarat topped the list of most preferred business destination in India in year 2011 in a report prepared by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India. Which state came second in the list?a. Andhra Pradesh b. Karnatakac. Maharashtrad. Orrisa41. Analjeet Singh was in February 2012 appointed as the Chairman ofa. Uninor Indiab. Airtel Indiac. Vodafone Indiad. Goldstone Infratech Ltd42. Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra visited India in January 2012 as the chief guest for the 63rd Republic Day Ceremony. India and Thailand signed 6 agreements during this visit. The visit also marked the __ anniversary of India-Thailand bilateral diplomatic relations.a. 75thb. 65thc. 50thd. 20th43. On February 7th 2012, President of Maldives resigned after weeks of protest against his decision to sack a judge who he had accused of favouring the opposition. He was?a. Mohamed Nasheedb. Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manikc. Maumoon Abdul Gayoomd. Ibrahim Nasir44. On February 6th 2012, Indonesia became the 157th country to adopt the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty by formally ratifying the nuclear test ban treaty at the United Nations. Which among the following countries is a Non-signatory member of the treaty?a. Zambiab. Tunisiac. Italyd. India45. Name the first State in the country to issue e-stamp papers in all denominations.a. Maharashtrab. Delhic. West Bengald. Punjab46. On February 4 2012, the resolution that condemns the Syrian regime’s crackdown on public uprising and calls upon President Bashar Al Assad to abide by the Arab League time-frame for political reforms in the country was again vetoed for the fourth time. Which among the following, are the only two nations who vetoed the resolution?a. USA and Franceb. France and Indiac. Russia and Chinad. India and Russia47. An international team of scientists have observed that bees simultaneously vibrate their abdomens from side-to-side for a few moments when they area. Guarding their hivesb. Locating foodc. Attracting possible matesd. Mourning the death of their queen bee48. Who won the gold medal at the 55th National Shooting Championships for shotgun in February 2012 after defeating star shooters such as Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the Championship and Ronjan Sondhi?a. Ankur Mittalb. Ajay Mittalc. Asher Noriad. Sangram Dahiya49. In February 2012, scientists developed a vaccine to treat a type of cancer, using the patient’s own cells. What type of cancer is it?a. Pancreatic Cancerb. Breast cancerc. Lung Cancerd. Mouth Cancer50. On February 3rd 2012, India and the United States of America signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Washington to co-operate on Labour and employment issues. It establishes a framework for dialogue and bilateral co-operative activities, which includea. Skill development and youth employment, b. Occupational and mine safetyc. Healthd. All of the above Make sure you’ve solved the January 2012 one. Click here to know about these sets.