February 2016 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set



We have the exercise for February prepared by Shivani Bagul and Vishal Vishwas (Both, Class of 2019). Please thank him in the comments below at the end of the exercise.

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1. Where was the Syed Modi International Grand Prix held in 2016?

2. Who won the men’s singles title in 2016 Australian Open?

3. Which country passed a law to ban large food stores from throwing away food that had approached its expiration date, and is the first country in the world to do so?

4. In which city of India is the National Arogya Fair being organized?

5. Senior IPS officer, Archana Ramasundram is set to take over which branch of the armed forces?

6. Which scheme was launched by the Maharashtra Government, which is an incentive scheme for economically-backward Dalit entrepreneurs?

7. Who was appointed as the Vice President and the Chief Investment Officer of the recently formed multi-lateral development bank, known as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

8. Which company overtook Apple as the most valuable company in the world?

9. Which Japanese company manufactures the famous US-2 amphibious aircraft?

10. Which convention has India recently ratified, which makes it a part of a global legal regime that has established a standard for compensation of nuclear accident victims?

11. Which new trainer aircraft, which is a replacement to the Indian Air Force’s HPT-32 “Deepak”, has been built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited?

12. What is the name of India’s first anti-diabetic Ayurvedic drug?

13. Which Indian drug company became the first company to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus?

14. The United States and Europe recently assented on a framework for transatlantic data flows that enable government agencies to transfer data relied on Facebook and Google across the Atlantic. What is this framework called?

15. Where was the 12th edition of the South Asian Games held?

16. Which renowned sarangi maestro was chosen for the Pandit Bhimsen Joshi classical music award for the year 2015?

17. Which state in India was declared as the first organic farming state in the country by the Prime Minister?

18. Which state-owned oil-refining entity took over Reliance Industries to become the country’s top-refining company?

19. In which state was the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign launched by the Prime Minister?

20. What is the name of the world’s largest concentrated solar plant which has been opened in Morocco?

21. What is India’s rank on the Intellectual Property Index, which has recently been released by the United States Chamber of Commerce?

22. Which Union minister recently released the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) in 2016?

23. Which Indian-origin Australian, replacing Peter Varghese was appointed as the Australian High Commissioner to India?

24. Which photo-editing service owned by Google was shut down recently?

25. Who has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on corporate responsibility and anti-corruption?

26. Where was the agreement to improve cooperation in cyber defense signed by the NATO and the European Union?

27. What is the name of India’s first ever petro-chemical plant in the entire North-Eastern region of India, which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi?

28. Who was recently appointed as the Director of United Nations Information Centre by UN Secretary General, Ban-ki-moon?

29. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)?

30. What was the official mascot of the 2016 South Asian Games?

31. Which astronaut, who has recently passed away, was part of NASA’s Apollo 14 Mission of 1971 and was also the 6th man to walk on the moon?

32. Which US General was recently appointed as the NATO Commander in Afghanistan by the US Senate Armed Service Committee, and would be replacing US General John Campbell?

33. Which project was recently launched by the Union Government, which aims to diagnose 90% of the drug addicts who suffer from HIV and keep them under treatment till 2020?

34. Which Pakistani cricket player was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was found to be tested positively for a banned substance, called Chlortalidone?

35. Which senior IPS officer has recently been appointed as the Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) by the appointment committee which was headed by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi?

36. Which is the Indian-Nepal military exercise, a bi-annual event that was conducted in February, at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand?

37. Who was the first Indian squash player to win an individual gold medal in the 2016 South Asian Games?

38. Which associate justice of the US Supreme Court, who was the longest-serving judge in the Supreme Court, passed away recently?

39. What was the name of 7th joint military training exercise between the Indian Army and the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) which took place in February 2016?

40. Who won the 12th South Asian Games?

41. Which Indian fashion designer was recently awarded with Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur?

42. Which dissident Congress leader sworn in as the 9th Chief Minister of Arunanchal Pradesh?

43. Which Former Chief Justice of India was appointed as Chairperson of  National Human Rights Commission?

44. Which country’s National women cycling team has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016?

45. Which movie won the best film award in British Film Academy awards, 2016?

46. Which city has emerged as the cleanest city of India for the second time?

47. In which state India’s First Gender Park was recently inaugurated?

48. Who is the world’s largest arms importer in the year 2011-2015 and has accounted for 14% of global arms import?

49. Which application was launched by the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Mahesh Sharma in New Delhi?

50. Which building became the first to run completely on solar power?

51. Who has been awarded inaugural Green Bond Pioneer Award at a ceremony held in London, United Kingdom?

52. Which is the new 'Billionaire Capital of the World'?

53. Who has been elected as the new President of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)?

54. Where is the country’s first rail auto hub being build to help automobile manufacturers in the region transport vehicles to other parts of the country?

55. Which state in India will complete aquifer mapping for ground water resources, by May 2016?

56. Which duo won the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy, 2016?

57. Who is the Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)?

58. Name the British newspaper that was launched in 1986 and stopped its print edition from late March 2016 but is continuing with its online edition.

59. The recently launched mobile-one governance model of which State won gold at the World Government Summit?

60. Which Indian cricketer was appointed as a member of the newly constituted Anti-Corruption unit oversight group?

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