July 2015 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set

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We have the exercise for July prepared by Srija Kumar (Class of 2020) and Zainab Khan (Class of 2019). Please thank them in the comments below at the end of the exercise.

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1. The Green Climate Fund is a fund founded by the UNFCC as a mechanism to assist the developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change. What is the amount of fund allocated for the same?





2. PM Modi’s recent visit to 5 central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) is expected to give an impetus to the TAPI natural gas pipeline. What does the T in TAPI stand for?





3. Popular author Amish Tripathi has unveiled a debit card themed on his latest work ‘X’ with a specialty that it will fetch discounts on books purchased at crossword stores. Identify X.





4. British Parliament (BP) recently reached a comprehensive settlement with the US government $18.7billion compensation settlement for environmental damage and causalities caused by?





5. Which country recently refused to grant asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange stating that he is not in immediate danger?





6. Unesco has decided to grant world heritage status to 20 old industrial areas called Meiji sites located in:





7. Which country defeated Argentina to win the football tournament Copa America final?





8. Which formula one world champion won the British Grand Prix for the second consecutive year?





9. What is the name of the app launched by union government to know the assets of gram panchayats?





10. Which 2 companies signed a MoU for a joint venture to produce Helicopters?





11. Indian Army has recently launched an operation to provide security to devotees going for the Amarnath Yatra.





12. World Food Prize 2015 has been conferred on ‘X’, a Bangladeshi national for his service to humanity through BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee), the largest NGO of the world. Identify ‘X’.





13. Which country became the first nation in the world to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV and syphilis?





14. Which Indian court recently held that unwed mother can be child’s guardian without father’s consent?





15. India recently issued a joint statement with which country to intensify security cooperation and exchanges?





16. Which country defeated Japan to win the FIFA women’s World Cup – 2015?





17. Name the only Indian city to find its mention in the world’s top 20 tech rich cities at 12th spot.





18. The president of which country declared a 30 day state emergency over the ISIS attacks?





19. The book titled “India Central Asia Relations:The Economic Dimension’’is authored by whom?





20. India and which country launched their first drilling at Satpayev oil block?





21. Name the first Indian who won the Gold medal at World University Games in Gwangju.





22. India’s first Earthquake warning system was successfully installed in which Indian state?





23. Which BRICS summit was held in Ufa,Russia this year?





24. Kagiso Rabada became the second bowler to claim hat-trick in ODI debut. Who was the first bowler?





25. Where was joint statement of India- Pakistan released?





26. Along with whom did Sania Mirza clinch the Wimbledon  Open Women’s title?





27. India is going to be a part of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation along with Pakistan by which year?





28. Name the longest road tunnel in India that will open in 2016.





29. Which country was designated as 16th major Non-NATO ally by USA?





30. India inked a MoU for cooperation in the field of election management with which country?





31. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay and Nehru Science Centre have launched a pilot project in its Mobile Science Exhibition Bus in Mumbai. Name the project launched under the aegis of the Union Government's flagship 'Digital India' campaign.





32. Name the indigenously built torpedoes launch and recovery vessel that was decommissioned after 31 years of service.





33. Name the Indian-American who was honoured with Champion of Change for her work with Sadhana, a US-based organisation.





34. With which country has the Reserve Bank of India signed a special currency swap agreement whereby that country can draw up to 1.1 billion dollars for a maximum period of 6 months?





35. India's first defence industrial park has been set up at Ottappalam in which district of Kerala?





36. To which country has the European Union approved a short-term loan of 7.16 billion euros which will allow it to pay the debt to the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund?





37. Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)?





38. Name India's first indigenously designed and developed high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine that is capable of generating a nominal thrust of 19 tonnes.





39. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution for endorsing the historic deal on which country's nuclear program?





40. Union Government has launched a national campaign in a bid to create awareness and capacity building on Safe and Hygienic food for all. Name the campaign.





41. When is National Broadcasting Day celebrated in India?





42. Which city has risen as the first nomination to be gotten by the Urban Development Ministry for a Smart City Mission?





43. Which State Government has approved a two-year childcare leave for women employees as a part of their major welfare measures?





44. What is the name of the world's first malaria vaccine that got the green light from European drug regulators who recommended that it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa who are at a greater risk of this air-borne disease?





45. Who was named as the new chief coach of the Indian men's hockey team?





46. Who won the Hungarian Grand Prix 2015?





47. Which President of India was associated with the sobriquet "People's President"?





48. A Bengaluru based gold Jewellery manufacturing company Rajesh Exports Ltd (REL) bought the world’s largest gold refining company from US-based mining company Newmont Mining Corporation. Name the refining company.





49. Who was appointed as the Chairman of the telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)?





50. Who won the Tour de France in 2015?





51. When is World Hepatitis Day observed globally?





52. The Indian women’s team, comprising Deepika Kumari, Rimil Buriuly and Laxmirani Majhi, qualified for the Rio Olympic Games next year by winning three quota places at the world championship at Copenhagen in Denmark. With which sport are these women associated?





53. Government of X inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with search engine giant Google to launch the Google Loon project in the country. As per the MoU, Google will place 13 high-altitude balloons over the nation to provide affordable high-speed 3G (3rd Generation) internet services to the entire country. It is also expected that this project will provide free Wi-Fi connectivity across X. Successful implementation of this project will make X the first country in the world to have Internet access covering the whole country with the government support.





54. Which country became the 162nd member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)?





55. In July, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a fine of 420 crore rupees on the local unit of a particular automobile company after it was found engaging in anti-competitive practices. Name the company.





56. Name the pioneer of Human immunodeficiency virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) research and treatment in India who passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.





57. Name the US-based start-up that is a technology provider of converged secondary storage solution and has recently launched its operations in India.





58. X has unveiled a spherical camera designed for making 3D movies and games that can be watched and played with virtual reality headsets. Name X.





59. In which terrorist attack was Yakub Memon involved? His mercy petition was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.





60. Which city was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city to be awarded with both summer and winter Games?









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