July 2016 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set

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We have the exercise for July prepared by Shivani Bagul (Class of 2019). Please thank her in the comments below at the end of the exercise.

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For the support of which renewable power source did the World Bank announce a $1 billion dollar grant in India in the year 2016, which is also the Bank’s largest financing for such a project?





How many aircrafts would be inducted by the Indian Air Force which are meant to replace MiG-21s?





A new missile was test-fired and was jointly developed by the DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries. What kind of a missile was it?





Which film won the Best Feature Film Award at the 37th Durban International Film Festival?





Satya Nadella is going to write his first book, ‘Hit Refresh’ about his personal journey at Microsoft. Who did he succeed in order to become the CEO of Microsoft in 2014?





UNICEF in 2016 released a report about the ‘State of the World’s Children’. This report highlighted the success of integrated schools in which Indian state?





Senior scientist Arun Kumar Bhandari has assumed office as the Director of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research. Where is this Centre located?





What is Google’s next operating system called?





Which networking equipment provider recently announced its initiative to accelerate and support growth in India’s developer community called ‘LaunchPad’





The Shooting World Cup Finals in pistol, rifle and shotgun have been allotted to which country for the year 2017?





The Union Law Ministry has asked the Law Commission to examine all issues pertaining to the Uniform Civil Code and submit a report to the government. This initiative was in pursuance of which article of the Indian Constitution?





The UNHRC recently held a vote to set up an Independent Expert’s office for ending discrimination against the LGBT community. Which country has abstained from voting on the issue?





The NITI Aayog was set up under which Prime Minister in order to replace the Planning Commission?





Linda Burney became the first indigenous woman to be selected to the House of Representatives in the parliament of which of the following countries?





The first Commercial Court and Commercial Disputes Resolution Centre of India was inaugurated in which one of the following cities?





Which bank in India has signed an agreement with the World Bank in order to support the grid connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (GRPV) programme?





Where was the Indian Open Snooker Tournament held in 2016?





Which two countries have signed 3 MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) in the areas of drug-trafficking, pulse trading and sports?





Which state is the first state in the country to introduce minimum wages for part-time workers?





The President of which country has recently signed a bill increasing governmental surveillance?





Which state announced a 14.5% “fat tax” on pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and tacos sold through branded outlets, in sync with the World Health Organization in order to promote healthy eating?





Pharmaceutical major Cipla announced that it will setting up a biosimilars manufacturing facility with an investment of 597 crores, in which of the following?





IIT-Bombay and Madras recently signed an agreement with this organization to establish a bi-nodal ‘Centre of Propulsion Technology’ at the two institutions. Identify the organization from the alternatives given below.





Which country completed Asia’s longest tunnel for high-speed trains cutting through the Qinling Mountains?





Tathaghata Roy has been sworn in as the acting governor of which state?





Which network provider recently entered into an agreement with Aircel in order to acquire rights to use its 4G spectrum?





Which country won the 2016 UEFA European football championship by defeating the host country?





Which tennis player won the finals of the Wimbledon tournament in 2016, earning the Men’s Singles Title?





Lewis Hamilton won which title of Formula One in 2016?





President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 51st Jnanpith Award on renowned writer and litterateur, Raghuveer Chaudhari. Which state does he belong to?





When is World Population Day observed across the globe?





Sushila Karki became the 1st woman Chief Justice of which country?





The UN plans to issue stamps next year in commemoration of International Yoga Day, when is this day observed annually?





Which animation company created its first Latina princess, Elena?





Which government has banned the manufacture, sale, distribution and display of plastic national flags?





Which stock exchange in India has received the approval to start an online bidding platform for a sovereign gold bond (SGB) scheme?





Where was the 6th World Cup Kabaddi championship held in November 2016?





Which one of the following games became one of the most heavily-downloaded games, rivaling the usage statistics of Twitter?





Which popular sports player launched her autobiography, ‘Ace against odds’?





When is World Youth Skills Day observed globally to raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development?





Which state is the first state to have a ‘Happiness Department’ that functions in the way Bhutan does by creating a knowledge resource centre on the subject of happiness?





Pema Khandu, the youngest CM in India has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of which state?





The Talgo train recently became the fastest in India, overtaking the Gatimaan Express. Where has the Talgo train been made?





According to a recent valuation of brands by Brand Finance India, which brand emerged as the most valuable brand in 2015-16?





Mohammad Shahid who passed away recently was part of the Indian team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, and was awarded the Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri. Which sport did he play?





Which southern-Indian state is set to become India’s nuclear power hub?





India signed a Social Security Agreement (SSA) that came into force on 1st October, 2016 with which country?





Which flagship Indian Navy vessel is set to sail for the last  time after almost 6 decades of service?





Which Indian cricket player became the first cricket captain to hit a double century outside Indian grounds?





The tourism department of which state won two Gold Gongs at the Pacific Asia Travel Association Awards?









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