January 2016 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set



We have the exercise for January prepared by Megha Mehrotra and Upasana Manoj (Both, Class of 2020). Please thank him in the comments below at the end of the exercise.

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1. The Union Government entered into an agreement with the World Bank to finance which scheme, aimed to improve Education and Skills Training among Minorities?

2. Indian-origin cancer research expert Harpal Singh Kumar was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the prevention and treatment of which disease?

3. The Union Government announced that it will roll out a Direct Benefit Scheme (DBT) for what from April 1, 2016?

4. What was the theme of the 103rd edition of the Indian Science Congress, inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Mysuru, Karnataka?

5. When is World Braille Day observed?

6. India won against whom in the South Asian Football Federation final in Thiruvananthapuram?

7. Mountaineer Arunima Sinha created the World Record of being the First Female Amputee Mountaineer to climb 5 mountains as a part of which programme?

8. Who was appointed the 8th Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) by the President of India?

9. A friendship bus service is to restart after 27 years between India and which country?

10. Which is the 1st state to sign a MoU with the Union Government on Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme in order to fulfill the electricity requirements of the state?

11. RBI has imposed a 1 crore fine on which bank due to violation of issued instructions?

12. The Union Government is to reserve what % of the Constable posts for women in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)?

13. The Union Government has ex-post facto approved the MoU with which country, sfor the operation of Border Haats (rural markets)?

14. Filippo Grandi of Italy has taken charge as the new chief of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He has replaced whom and which country is (s)he from?

15. Which Gujarati writer, winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award for poetry in 1991, passed away at the age of 80?

16. Who became the only British writer to win the Costa Award thrice, this time for “A God in Ruins”?

17. Which Indian ace shooter has set a new world record in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the 2015 Swedish Cup Grand Prix?

18. Which engineer and inventor has been appointed the Technical Advisor to the Odisha Government?

19. The Global Economic Prospect report published by the World Bank predicts the growth of the Indian economy at what in 2016?

20. Shakti-2016 is the bilateral military exercise between India and which country?

21. The Government of India has appointed whom as the Deputy Governor of the RBI for the second time?

22. Which country is the Guest of Honour at the 24th edition of the New Delhi Book Fair, in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi?

23. Vikas Thapar has been appointed the Vice President for Finance in which homegrown company?

24. The soldiers of which country will march with Indian soldiers in this year’s Republic Day parade at Rajpath, such a foreign participation being the first since 1950?

25. Which ministry conducted special events to mark World Hindi Day?

26. Who won his third consecutive ATP Chennai Open title by defeating Borna Coric of Croatia by 6-3, 7-5?

27. The movie “Son of Saul” won the Golden Globe Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. It is from which country?

28. Which state/UT became the first state/UT to make gender education compulsory at the graduate level?

29. Who got the FIFA Award for Best Female Football Coach for 2015?

30. Lenovo will launch its smartphones under Project Tango of which company?

31. Which of the following bodies issued the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2016 report?

32. Which of the following nations has emerged victorious in the very first Blind T20 Asia Cricket Cup?

33. Which of the following has won the 2016 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton title?

34. The social activist Nirmala Gajwani, who passed away recently, hails from which of the following states?

35. The first Ministerial Meeting of the Arab-India Cooperation Forum took place in which of the following countries?

36. Who has recently been elected as the new President of Portugal?

37. When is the National Girl Child Day celebrated in India?

38. Who has been conferred the 2016 National Yash Chopra Memorial Award?

39. On which date, the National Voters’ Day (NVD) is celebrated in India?

40. Which of the following countries’ soldiers created history by being a part of the first foreign contingent to participate in the Republic Day parade?

41. Which of the following has been selected for the 2016 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award?

42. Which of the following is the carrier of the Zika virus?

43. Who has recently joined a task force of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to study the future of a global financial system?

44. In which city will the headquarters of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) be?

45. What is the position of India in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2015?

46. Who has been honoured with the Order of Australia for his service to dentistry in the state?

47. Which is the first train in the country with Braille-embedded coaches?

48. On which date is the International Customs Day observed?

49. Which of the following is the focal theme country for the 2016 International Kolkata book fair (IKBF)?

50. Marvin Minsky, who passed away recently, was a pioneer in which arena?

51. What is the name of the 24 hour classical music audio channel launched by All India Radio (AIR) recently?

52. The write D.B. Kulkarni, who passed away recently,has works in which language?

53. Which of the following cities is the venue for the ‘Bharat Parv’ festival?

54. Which of the following nations is hosting the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup?

55. Which of the following states has recently launched the Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban Abhiyan scheme for the effective implementation of water harvesting?

56. Which of the following countries is the world’s largest rice exporter in 2015 according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association?

57. The actor Abe Vigoda, who passed away recently, was famous for his role in which of the following movies?

58. Which of the following northeast states of India has recently been imposed with President’s rule on the grounds of constitutional break down?

59. Who has become India’s first civil servant to successfully scale Mount Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest peak?

60. Justice Sanjay Mishra has been appointed as the Lokayukta of which of the following states?

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