January 2013 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set

1. Who became Czeck Republic’s first directly elected President?

2. Which country, on 28th January, 2013 declared that it had successfully sent a monkey into space?

3. Where did the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi declare emergency on 27th January, 2013?

4. Which Taiwanese Business Magnate launched Asia’s Nobel-type prizes?

5. Who won the Men’s Singles Australian Open, 2013?

6. Who was the only Indian shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2013?

7. Who won the Women’s Singles Australian Open, 2013?

8. Name the world’s oldest marathon runner who announced retirement in January, 2013?

9. Which cricketer became the quickest Indian and second in the world to complete 4000 ODI runs?

10. Who was ranked no.1 in the women’s Badminton World Federation rankings, 2013?

11. Who became the first woman speaker of the Singapore Parliament?

12. Who became the commandant of the National Defence Academy?

13. Which MLA was arrested for delivering Hate Speeches against Hindus?

14. Who was appointed as the Chairperson of the 20th Law Commission?

15. Andy Murray defeated Grigor Dimitrov to retain which title?

16. Who did Syed Asif Ibrahim succeed to become the director of Intelligence Bureau?

17. Which person of Indian origin was awarded the highest civilian award of Canada, the Order of Canada?

18. Who became the director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram?

19. Which veteran film actress was awarded the lifetime achievement award at the Jaipur International Film Festival?

20. Who became the first Indian to win the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature?

21. Who was appointed as the chairman of the University Grant Commission?

22. Which footballer was awarded FIFA’s prestigious Ballon d’Or title for the fourth time?

23. Who won the ATP Chennai Open?

24. Who became the first ever Hindu to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?

25. Who won the 2013 Brisbane International women’s singles title?

26. Which former RBI Governor was appointed as the chairman of the 14th Finance Commission of India?

27. Which famous singer refused the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award given to her?

28. Who became the general manager of southern railways?

29. Who won the Israeli Parliament Elections to become the Prime Minister of the country?

30. Who won the female Athlete of the year award at the JAAA Golden CLEATS Awards Ceremony?

31. Who won the male Athlete of the year award at the JAAA Golden CLEATS Awards?

32. India has recently tested a submarine launched ballistic missile successfully. What is the name of this missile?

33. With the nominations in 2013, who became the oldest person to get a Padma Award in the country?

34. Name the social activist who will be awarded Ireland’s esteemed Tipperary Peace Prize for the year 2012?

35. President Pranab Mukherjee imposed president’s rule in which state on 18th January, 2013?

36. Which country’s president signed into law the ‘Former Presidents Protection Act, 2012’ in January 2013?

37. In which state is the first ‘Shariat Panchayat’ scheduled to be inaugurated?

38. Who was selected for the ‘Order of Australia Award’ on January, 2013?

39. Who became the youngest National Table Tennis Champion?

40. Who is the present Secretary of State of the USA?

41. On 7th January, 2013, who signed a decree changing the name of the Palestinian Authority to the ‘State of Palestine’?

42. Who was honoured with the French ‘Simone De Beauvoir’ Prize for the year 2013?

43. 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?

44. China conferred its top science Award, the ‘International Scientific Cooperation Award, 2012’ on which Indian?

45. Who won the Women’s World Series Squash Title, 2013?

46. Who won the Men’s World Series Squash Title, 2013?

47. Name the first woman Chief Justice of Sri Lanka who was impeached over corruption charges in January 2013.

48. Who became the first umpire to deliver the ‘MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture’?

49. Which pair won the WTA Brisbane International title in 2013?

50. Who became the new director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research?

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  1. Hello,

    This questions did so much to me.
    I also like to ask you one more thing.

    can you give me the list of persons,,,for egs THE PERSON WHO DOESNT BELIEVES IN GOD IS CALLED athiest,,then THE PERSON WHO HAS A POSITIVE APPROACH IS CALLED optimistic,,,etc

    can you pls give me details reg. tat

    Thank you,

  2. i thnk the answer to the qestion “winner of baloon d’or 2013” is wrong. it is given in the answer slot that the answer is lionel messi but the actual answer is christiano ronaldo. pls chk it again.

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