Exercises March 2015 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Zainab Khan - May 10, 2015 2 649 1. Which present editor of the Panchajaya magazine has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Book Trust in March 2015?Baldev SharmaRakesh SharmaMayank SanchetiSethumadavan2. Per the annual Forbes report released on the 2nd of March, which personality has retained her title of the world’s richest woman, primarily due to her stake in the retail giant Walmart?Christy WaltonGina RinehartAlice WaltonLiliane Bettencourt3. Who is the newly appointed president of the BCCI, a post that he is slated to hold till 2017?N. SrinivasanLalit ModiJagmohan DalmiyaSharad Pawar4. Which Indian American physician was selected for the prestigious Fulbright Nehru chair to India, one of the most coveted appointments in the suite of the Fulbright Scholar programs?Devershi JoshiRahul JindalRamesh KumarSuresh Yadav5. Mercer recently conducted a survey that determined the quality of living in various cities across the world. Which city was placed at the top of the list?LondonParisMadridVienna6. On the very same Mercer list, at the 138th position, which was the highest ranked Indian city with regards to quality of living?MumbaiPuneNew DelhiHyderabad7. Which taxi aggregator recently purchased its competitor Taxi For Sure, early this March in a deal that was closely scrutinised by Indian regulators?Ola CabsUberMeru CabsLyft8. Name the financial agency that is postulated by the Indian Government whose objective is to refinance micro finance institutions.LakshmiMuthootMudraIMFR9. When is the International Women’s Day celebrated?March 6thMarch 8thMarch 9thMarch 11th10. Which television house produced India’s Daughter, the documentary on the 2012 gang rape case, which was consequently censored by the Indian Government?BBCCNNNDTVAl Jazeera11. India conducted a joint military exercise, namely Surya Kiran VIII with which of its neighbours this March? ChinaJapanPakistanNepal12. Name the chief of the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) who visited India recently.Tim Berners LeeFadi ChehadeVinton CertCarlos Isteban13. Which organisation recently signed a MoU with the Indian Railways for an investment of 1.5 lakh crores over the next 5 years?IFCISBILICSBI14. Who won the Ranji trophy this year, beating Tamil Nadu in the finals?MaharashtraSaurashtraHyderabadKarnataka15. The Indian Railways recently launched a toll free helpline number. What number?13212511812216. Who was the recipient of the prestigious Saraswati Samman for 2014, for their Kannada poem, Ramayana Mahanveshanam?Smriti IraniJayalalithaVeerappa MoilyP Chidambaram17. Which nation-state withdrew their bid to join the European Union, with the government saying that their interests were best served outside this body?CroatiaIrelandIcelandSlovenia18. Which state recently launched the Bhagyashree scheme for the girl child in poor families?Uttar PradeshMadhya PradeshMaharashtraOrissa19. Which country won the bid to host the AFC Asian Cup 2019?India NepalAfghanistanUAE20. Whose statue was unveiled in the British Parliament Square by Arun Jaitley?Mahatma GandhiSC BoseJawaharlal NehruSardar Vallabhbhai Patel21. Who was selected as the general secretary of the RSS for the third consecutive term?Dattatreya HosbaleBhaiyyaji JoshiPramukh NandakumarJitendra Joshi22. Who won the Swiss Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship by defeating Viktor Alexon of Denmark?P. KashyapLee Chong WeiK SrikanthLin Dan23. Which country settled, for a sum of $128 million, laying down claims of continued discrimination against the indigenous populations of Maoris? New ZealandAustraliaIndonesiaMalaysia24. Name the veteran fantasy author of the famous Discworld series, who passed away recently.Jim ButcherGeorge RR MartinSir Terry PratchettPatrick Rothfuss25. Who was the winner of the 69th Santosh Trophy?ServicesMizoramPunjabGoa26. Who was recently appointed the director and CEO of the credit rating agency, CRISIL?Ashu SuyashRoopa KudvaRamana MalledpalliShekhar Gupta27. According to the Trends in International Arms Transfers 2014 report, who is said to be the largest importer of weapons and military equipment?RussiaChinaUSA India28. Who won the Australian Grand Prix, the inaugural Grand Prix on the F1 circuit?Sebastian VettelDaniel RiccardoLewis HamiltonFernando Alonso29. Name the banking house that launched the mobile app Chillr, which is directly linked to the bank accounts of their customers.ICICI BankHDFC BankAxis BankKotak Mahindra30. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the guest of honour for the National Day celebrations of which Country?MauritiusSeychellesSpainJapan31. Name the China backed international financial institution, which is emerging as an alternative to the World Bank, among others? AIIBAIBADBCDB32. Where was the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held?Beijing, ChinaSendai, JapanMumbai, IndiaNice, France33. Which state launched an eco-restoration project of the Kinnerasani Sanctuary?TelanganaAndhra PradeshKarnatakaTamil Nadu34. Which famous Hollywood star crash landed in his plane in the Penmar Golf Course in Los Angeles, suffering non-critical injuries in the process?Brad PittChanning TatumHarrison FordMorgan Freeman35. The US president Barack Obama, by means of signing an executive order declares which nation to be a national security threat? PeruVenezuelaCubaBolivia36. The family of Marvin Gaye won damages of $7.3 million for a copyright infringement lawsuit against which song by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I ?Blurred LinesCenturiesHappyRoar37. Name the cyclone that struck the coasts of Vanatu, Fiji and New Zeland, causing major loss of life and damage to property.KatherineOrsonMonicaPam38. Who replaces Peter Chou as the CEO of HTC Corporation?Jack MaCher WangAlice SuSlade Wilson39. Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy- Speaker’s Perspective is a book written by which Indian personality?Sumitra MahajanSomnath ChatterjeeManohar JoshiMeira Kumari40. Lee Kuan Kew, who passed away on the 23rd of March, was the founding father of which modern day state?IndonesiaSingaporeMalaysiaEast Timor41. Which space vehicle is credited with the first to complete a Martian marathon?CuriosityVoyager IChrismaOpportunity42. Who was announced the successor to Jon Stewart as the host of the television program, The Daily Show?Trevor NoahDavid LettermanStephen ColbertJames Corden43. In which nations general elections, did Muhammadu Buhari defeat incumbent Goodluck Johnatan to re-emerge the leader of the nation?Bolivia NigeriaChadCongo44. Kraft, an American food conglomerate, merged with which other food company to create a combined entity in attempts of diversification and consolidation of position?HeinzCadburySmith & JonesMars International45. Where was the first international conference on counter terrorism held?ParisMadridOsloJaipur46. With a score of 237, who made the highest score ever in a World Cup match in this years edition?Chris GayleMartin GuptillVirender SehwagRohit Sharma47. Who was the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014? PranVikram SinghShashi KapoorAnupam Kher48. Former Morgan Stanley CEO, Ruth Porat was appointed the CFO of which technology giant?GooglePied PiperTwitterHooli49. Who won the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014?Malala YousufzaiUNOAngela MerkelISRO50. Who was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna recently?Verghese KurienMadan Mohan MalaviyaPranM.S. Subbalakshmi Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know more about these sets. 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