Exercises January 2013 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Asad - April 19, 2014 2 18601 1. Who became Czeck Republic’s first directly elected President?Karel SchwarzenbergMilos ZemanVaclav KlausPetr Necas2. Which country, on 28th January, 2013 declared that it had successfully sent a monkey into space?IraqIranKuwaitMorocco3. Where did the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi declare emergency on 27th January, 2013?SuezIsmailiaPort SaidAll of the above4. Which Taiwanese Business Magnate launched Asia’s Nobel-type prizes?Kevin TsaiDavid LeeLiao ChenSamuel Yin 5. Who won the Men’s Singles Australian Open, 2013?Andy MurrayRoger FedererNovak DjokovicStanislas Wawrinka6. Who was the only Indian shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2013?U.R. AnanthamurthyS.L. BhyrappaAravind AdigaGirish Karnad7. Who won the Women’s Singles Australian Open, 2013?Li NaMaria SharapovaVictoria AzarenkaSerena Williams8. Name the world’s oldest marathon runner who announced retirement in January, 2013?Fauja SinghEd WhitlockGobind SinghNone of the above 9. Which cricketer became the quickest Indian and second in the world to complete 4000 ODI runs?Suresh RainaVirat KohliYuvraj SinghRohit Sharma10. Who was ranked no.1 in the women’s Badminton World Federation rankings, 2013?Saina NehwalLi XueruiPui YinYipWang Yihan11. Who became the first woman speaker of the Singapore Parliament?Halimah YacobGrace FuAmy KhorMichele Ibrahim12. Who became the commandant of the National Defence Academy?Air Marshal Kulwant Singh GillGeneral Bikram SinghAdmiral D.K. JoshiAir Chief Arup Raha13. Which MLA was arrested for delivering Hate Speeches against Hindus?Asaduddin OwaisiAkbaruddin OwaisiSalahuddin OwaisiFaizuddin Owaisi14. Who was appointed as the Chairperson of the 20th Law Commission?Justice D.K.JainJustice Dalveer BhandariY.V.ReddyJustice Altamas Kabir15. Andy Murray defeated Grigor Dimitrov to retain which title?Brisbane International Tennis TitleWimbledonOlympicsDavis Cup16. Who did Syed Asif Ibrahim succeed to become the director of Intelligence Bureau?D.C. PathakAlok JoshiRajiv MathurN. Sandhu 17. Which person of Indian origin was awarded the highest civilian award of Canada, the Order of Canada?Venkatesh MannarVenkatraman RamakrishnanMadhavan NairNone of the above18. Who became the director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram? P.S. VeeraraghavanMadhavan NairTessy ThomasS. Ramakrishnan19. Which veteran film actress was awarded the lifetime achievement award at the Jaipur International Film Festival?Zeenat AmanWaheeda RehmanSharmila TagoreHema malini20. Who became the first Indian to win the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature?Amitav Ghosh, River of SmokeJeet Thayil, NarcopolisUday Prakash, The walls of DelhiMohammed Hanif, Our ladies of Alice Bhatti21. Who was appointed as the chairman of the University Grant Commission?Prof. H. DevarajShri. Ashok ThakurProf. Ved PrakashDr. Indu Shahani22. Which footballer was awarded FIFA’s prestigious Ballon d’Or title for the fourth time?Ronaldinho Lionel MessiNeymarCristiano Ronaldo23. Who won the ATP Chennai Open?Roberto BautistaDavid FerrerNovak DjokovicJanko Tipsarevic24. Who became the first ever Hindu to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?Tulsi GabbardRanjini LahiriRoshan PathakAmi Bera25. Who won the 2013 Brisbane International women’s singles title?Serena WilliamsAnastasia PavlyuchenkovaNadia PetrovaVictoria Azarenka26. Which former RBI Governor was appointed as the chairman of the 14th Finance Commission of India?Bimal JalanC. RangarajanI.G. PatelY. Venugopal Reddy 27. Which famous singer refused the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award given to her?S. JanakiP. SusheelaK.S. ChitraNone of these28. Who became the general manager of southern railways?Paras BajajAdithya ParasharRakesh MisraRajesh Kapoor29. Who won the Israeli Parliament Elections to become the Prime Minister of the country?Ehud OlmertAriel SharonBenjamin NetanyahuShimon Peres 30. Who won the female Athlete of the year award at the JAAA Golden CLEATS Awards Ceremony?Carmelita JeterVeronica Campbell- BrownShelly-Ann Fraser-PryceAllyson Felix31. Who won the male Athlete of the year award at the JAAA Golden CLEATS Awards?Michael PhelpsYohan BlakeTyson GayUsain Bolt32. India has recently tested a submarine launched ballistic missile successfully. What is the name of this missile?K-15AgniPrithvi-5M-2233. With the nominations in 2013, who became the oldest person to get a Padma Award in the country?Bade Ghulam Ali KhanAbdul Wahid KhanKarim KhanAbdul Rashid Khan34. Name the social activist who will be awarded Ireland’s esteemed Tipperary Peace Prize for the year 2012?Nelson MandelaRichard N. HaasMalala YousafzaiDr. Sima Samar35. President Pranab Mukherjee imposed president’s rule in which state on 18th January, 2013?JharkhandChhattisgarhManipurOdisha36. Which country’s president signed into law the ‘Former Presidents Protection Act, 2012’ in January 2013?IndiaUSACanadaItaly37. In which state is the first ‘Shariat Panchayat’ scheduled to be inaugurated?KeralaUttar PradeshPunjabWest Bengal38. Who was selected for the ‘Order of Australia Award’ on January, 2013?Krishna AroraLee DowGwen AbhikairKenneth William Falconer 39. Who became the youngest National Table Tennis Champion?Sharath Kamal Ankita DasPoulomi GhatakSoumyajit Ghosh40. Who is the present Secretary of State of the USA?Sergey LavrovHillary ClintonJohn McCainJohn Kerry41. On 7th January, 2013, who signed a decree changing the name of the Palestinian Authority to the ‘State of Palestine’?Yasser ArafatMohammed DahlanMahmoud AbbasB Netanyahu42. Who was honoured with the French ‘Simone De Beauvoir’ Prize for the year 2013?Malala YousafzaiLyudmila UlitskayaTaslima Nasreen Jianmei Guo43. Who is the London based Indian researcher selected for the prestigious ‘Young Investigator Scholarship Award’ for his work on a drug to cure Alzheimer’s?Sargur SrihariMahaveer GolechchaVenu GovindarajuAmit Kumar Singh44. China conferred its top science Award, the ‘International Scientific Cooperation Award, 2012’ on which Indian?CNR. RaoA.P.J. Abdul KalamS.S. AbhyankarRaj Reddy45. Who won the Women’s World Series Squash Title, 2013?Laura MassaroRaneem El WeleilyNicol DavidJenny Duncalf46. Who won the Men’s World Series Squash Title, 2013?Amr ShabanaNick Mathew Ramy AshourKarim Darwish47. Name the first woman Chief Justice of Sri Lanka who was impeached over corruption charges in January 2013.Shirani BandaranayakeSrimavo BandaranaikeChandrika KumaratungaNone of these 48. Who became the first umpire to deliver the ‘MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture’?Billy BowdenDavid ShepherdSimon TaufelAleem Dar 49. Which pair won the WTA Brisbane International title in 2013?Bethanie Mattek and Anna- Lena GroenefeldKveta Peschke and Sania MirzaAnna- Lena Groenefeld and Kveta PeschkeSania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek50. Who became the new director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research?CNR. RaoP.R. Vasudeva RaoRoddam NarasimhaRamesh Mashelkar Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.