Exercises February 2013 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Asad - April 9, 2013 4 806 1. “Aashirvad Child Health Guarantee Scheme” has been implemented under the National Rural Health Mission, for over six crore children in the age group of two to 18 years living in the rural areas who are considered to be the most vulnerable sections of society from the point of view of health care. Name the state in which it has been implemented.BiharMadhya PradeshUttar PradeshMaharastra 2. The BCG Vaccine Laboratory had been shut down nearly four years ago, as the license for the lab had been withdrawn and an order for its closure on the grounds that the unit was not complying with current Good Manufacturing Practice had been issued by the government. The laboratory is once again ready to start production of the vaccine to provide early life protection againstLeprosyLung CancerTyphoidTuberculosis3. Assamese boxer Abhijit Baruah rewrote his own Asia Book of Records mark of landing the most number of punches in a minute, on 31st January, this year. His previous record was landing 329 full contact punches per minute and was established on October 13 last year. What is his new record?367 per minute387 per minute369 per minute378 per minute4. 9 days after the submission of J S Verma committee report, the Union Cabinet, cleared an ordinance to ensure that those who commit crimes against women face tougher sentences than those currently on the statute book. While the ordinance incorporates some of the committee report’s suggestions, some others have been left out. Which among the following was NOT recommended in the report, but has been included in the ordinance?Death penalty for rarest of rare casesMarital rape to be recognized as a crimeSexual crimes by members of the armed forces to be tried under ordinary criminal lawBoth b and c5. Name the current Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation? Francesco Frangialli Taleb RifaiFrédéric PierretRobert Lonati6. The State Department of Archaeology and Museums inspected tunnels that had been discovered in Bangalore near Sri Ranganathaswami Temple. These tunnels are extimated to have been constructed during the reign ofChola dynastyWadiyar dynastyGanga dynastyHoysala dynasty 7. Who is the current Union Civil Aviation Minister (Cabinet)?Anil KumarK.C. VenugopalAjit SinghNorman Anil Kumar Browne8. The India Cements Ltd. recently appointed Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricket team captain, as their Vice-President. He was earlier employed with?PepsicoTVS MotorsTitan IndustriesAir India 9. Very recently the international and state borders of three North-Eastern states have been sealed to put a check on the smuggling of arms. Which among the following is not one of themMizoramTripuraNagalandMeghalaya 10. Which among the following is the former Consul General of India in Melbourne, Australia and the author of the book, ‘A Surgeon & Consul General - A Migrant Experience’D.R. KarthikeyanRaj KumarArun Kumar T.J Rao11. Recently there was a lot of controversy revolving around the first all-girl rock band of Kashmir, following which they had to disband. The name of the band wasPragyaPhoenixPragaashPhynyx12. Who is the current Ambassador of France for IndiaFrancois RichierMartine FestaudJean-Marc Séré-CharletAndre Ross13. Which am0ong the following cricketers was the biggest buy in IPL this yearAbhishek NayarKane RichardsonSachithra SenanayakeGlenn Maxwell14. World Cancer Day has been marked to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment on March 6January 28February 4December 1415. World Cancer Day has been marked to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment on March 6January 28February 4December 1416. This year at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, the 2013 Sustainable Leadership Award was presented toTarja Halonen, President of FinlandJames Alix Michel, President of SeychellesProfessor Kozo Mayumi, University of TokushimaFelipe Calderon Hinojosa, President of Mexico17. The current Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh isKonijeti RosaiahN. Chandrababu NaiduEkkadu Srinivasan LakshminarasimhanN. Kiran Kumar Reddy18. Presently, the Defence Research and Development Organisation, is developing multiple nuclear warheads, which can reach targets 6,000 km away. They areAgni VAgni IVAgni VIIAgni VI19. Earlier this year the Solicitor General of India resigned from his post, allegedly after difference of opinion with the Union Law Minister Ashawani Kumar. He wasFali Sam NarimanRohinton NarimanGopal SubramaniumMohan Parasaran20. Vijay Kumar Saraswat is the currentHead of Defence Research & Development OrganisationChief Scientific Advisor to the Defence MinisterBoth a and bNone of the above21. Kush Mainim won a World Series karting race at the La Conca international Circuit in Italy at the age of15 years9 years17 years12 years22. The panchayat of a district in which State imposed social and economic boycott of Dalits as a deterrent to their filing of cases under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) ActBiharOrissaHaryanaUttar Pradesh23. Which Indian firm faced civil fraud charges against the nation's largest credit-ratings agency by the U.S. Justice Department? Orchid Chemicals and PharmaceuticalsLarsen & Toubro InfotechStandard & Poor'sFirstsource Solutions Ltd24. Kashmir Solidarity Day is observed every year since 1990 in Pakistan, as a day of protest against Indian control of part of Kashmir, onJanuary 27 February 5 February 13February 925. In collaboration with the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched Satellite with ARgos and ALtika (SARAL) in the space on February 25. The purpose of this satellite isTo observe distant planets, galaxies, and other outer space objectsTo study the ocean currents and sea surface heightsTo monitor Earth's weather and climateTelecommunication26. The Delhi Health Department blacklisted which oxygen supplying firm for not following the standard procedure and failing in its duty to ensure safe supply of oxygen from the manifold room to the Intensive Care Unit of Sushrut Trauma Centre resulting in the death of four patients? PES Installation Pvt. Ltd.SM Surgical Ltd.Zen EnterpriseMedilux Systems27. A new gene has been discovered by after study from researchers of various medical institutes after input from a hospital in Delhi. The gene is said to be the third major gene-of-effect in hyperekplexia, a neurological disorder characterised by major startle responses to stimuli. The new gene is calledGLRBGLRA1GPHNSLC6A528. The Chief Minister of which State unveiled their government’s Aerospace Policy, the first such policy statement in the country, at Aero India 2013? Tamil NaduKarnatakaKeralaMaharashtra 29. Where is India ranked in the ICC T20 championship rankings?First placeSecond placeThird placeFourth place30. Similar to the resignation of the Solicitor General of India was the resignation of the Advocate-General of West Bengal, as he resigned in the midst of speculations of growing differences between him and the State Government. He was Anindya Kumar Mitra Chandrima BhattacharyaBimal Chatterjee Sankar Acharyya31. National Science Day is observed on February 28 every year. The focal theme of this year isExpanding Horizons of ScienceGenetically Modified Crops and Food SecurityClean Energy Options and Nuclear SafetyNone of the above32. Which Indian city was placed as the worst place in terms of key parameters of environment in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) BengaluruNew DelhiKolkataMumbai 33. Which Bollywood actor was awarded with the City Proclamation Award in Los Angeles this February?Anupam KherNaseeruddin ShahIrrfan KhanNone of the above34. Which State has now become the first State to have banned manual scavenging, which is deployment of cleaning staff for manual sewer cleaningKeralaMaharashtraPunjabNew Delhi35. On February 25 2013, Park Geun-hye was sworn-in as the first woman President ofMongoliataiwanSouth KoreaPhilippines36. The most number of awards at Oscars 2013 were bagged by which among the following moviesArgoLife of PiLes MisrablesDjango Unchained37. Marina Erakovic won her first Women's Tennis Association title, US National Indoor Tennis Championship 2013 on 23 February 2013. Who did she beat?Sabine LisickiPetra KvitovaSamantha StosurCaroline Wozniacki38. Nicos Anastasiades won presidential elections on February 24 2013 with 57.5 percent votes and is now the newly elected president ofGreeceMaltaCyprusCroatia39. NASA scientists spotted the youngest black hole yet in the Milky Way galaxy called W49B. How old has it been approximated to be?700 years1000 years1400 years2000 years40. Sania Mirza won the Dubai Tennis Championship on 23 February 2013 in partnership withSara ErraniNadia PetrovaBethanie-Mattek SandsKatarina Srebotnik41. On 21 February 2013 the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year life time achievement award by Ernst & Young was presented toRatan TataAdi GodrejDeepak ParekhDr Naresh Trehan42. On 19 February 2013, Hamadi Jebali, Prime Minister of Tunisia, resigned from his post after he failed to reach an agreement for creating a new government. He was replaced by?Beji Caid el Sebsi Moncef Marzouki Rafik Abdessalem Ali Laarayedh43. This year, the prestigious Golden Bear prize for best film at the 63rd Berlin film festival, was presented toPrince AvalancheAn Episode in the Life of an Iron PickerChild’s PoseGloria44. Because of fears of Hindi invasion, Bangladesh banned a Japanese cartoon in February 2013. The cartoon wasShinchanDoraemonKochikameNinja Hattori45. Who is currently ranked number one women’s single tennis playerRoberta VinciVenus WilliamsMaria SharapovaSerena Williams46. Which team did England defeat England defeated to win the series hosted in New ZealandNew ZealandAustraliaSri Lanka Bangladesh 47. The first India-Japan Maritime Affairs Dialogue was held on 29 January 2013 inTokyoNew DelhiBengaluruKyoto48. On 11 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation owing to his poor health. He has been replaced by Pope Francis who is originally from Argentina and thus, is also the first pope born outside Europe since St. Gregory III and first from the Americas and the Southern Hemisphere. The new pope’s personal name is? Joseph Alois Ratzinger Karol Jozef WojtylaAlbino LucianiJorge Mario Bergoglio49. Who became the youngest winner of a women's European Tour golf event after winning at New Zealand Women's OpenNobuhle DlaminiLydia KoMinjee LeeGeorgia Hall50. Pandit Ravi Shankar, was honoured with posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy award this year. He was well-known for his expertise with the SitarFluteTablaVocals Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.