Exercises May 2012 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Asad - May 6, 2013 2 870 1. The government constituted a committee to review product sharing contracts in the background of the spat between RIL and the petroleum ministry? Who is to the head the committee?C. Rangarajan Montek Singh AhluwaliaNandan NilekeniNone2. Which three states become the first to ban tobacco?Jharkand, Bihar, MaharashtraKerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar PradeshMadhya Pradesh, Kerala, BiharBihar, Kerala, Maharashtra 3. Who took over as the reins of Indian army?General Veer SinghGeneral VK SinghGeneral JJ SinghNone 4.Vishwanath Ananda became won the FIDE World Chess Title for the fifth time. He defeated __ of ___ Boris Gelfand of Israel Vladimir Kramnik of RussiaBoris Gelfand of RussiaNone5. Who won the prestigious Ondaatje Prize presented by the Royal Society of Literature? Julia Blackburn for Thin PathsTeju Cole’s for Open CitiesOlivia Latings for To the RiversNone6. Name the man who has been sentenced for 33 years over the charges of treason by a tribal court in Pakistan after he helped CIA track down Osama Bin Laden by organizing a fake vaccination driveMohammad Qureshi Shakeel Afridi Adnan RizwanNone7. Bahrain’s Ahli United Bank signed an agreement with India’s third largest bank _____ for remitting money.Axis BankICICI BankYes BankSBI8. Where is the Fifth Software Park in North East slated to be open? AssamArunachal PradeshNagalandTripura9. Which state’s High court quashed the 4.5% quota for religious minorities within the 27% quota for OBC?MaharashtraUPMadhya PradeshAndhra Pradesh10. Name the 16-year old Indian origin boy from Germany who cracked a 350 year old problem.Vaibhav ChakrabortyParth VipaniShourya RayPankaj Makhija 11. Which Indian company signed an agreement with Bangladesh Government to develop a new city, Notun Dhaka ( New Dhaka)Sahara ParivarDLFHindustan Construction CompanyNone 12. Who won the first Hari Ram Indian Grand Prix Wrestling Championship?(66kg title)Kshitij WaniPraveen RanaNikitesh Jaiswal Abhishek Dhawad 13. The Akash missile test-fired in May 2012 from Odisha is a ______ Surface-to-air Air-to-AirSurface-to-surfaceNone14. Who had resigned as the chairperson of the Bangle Academy? Shibaji Bandhipadhaya Kana Roy ChaudharyMadhumita RoyMahasweta Devi15. Which Indian entity signed the agreement for TAPI gas purchase and sale agreement with Turkmenistan?ONGCBharath PetroleumGAILNone of these16. The Italian Open has been clinched by Nadal after defeating whom?Roger FedererNovak DjokovicRadek StepanekNone17. ____ will be presented with the South Asian Cinema Foundation's 'Excellence in Cinema Award’. This will be conferred by The South Asian Cinema Foundation (SACF) in association with British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank and The Nehru Centre .M S Sathyu Adoor Gopalakrishnan Saeed Akhtar MirzaShyam Bengal18. Union minister of labour and employment Mallikarjun Kharge on 1 May 2012 inaugurated this facility to bring transparency and accessibility for employers in depositing monthly EPF contributions of their workers.E- Challan and Receipt (ECR) facilityProvident fund facilityChallan and receipt schemeNone19. Who has been elected as the chair of the Asian Development Bank’s board of governors?Xi XurenTaro AsoPranab MukherjeeNone of these20. Name the famous Tamil writer who won the NTR Litereary Award 2013 for the novel, Thanneer.Maniyan Ashok Mitran Vithal RaoAadhavan21. Who won the Tagore Award for cultural harmony?Pandit Ravi ShankarBaba RamdevAsaram BapuNone22. With which American University did the Ministry of Culture enter into an agreement to establish the Vivekananda chair?Ohio UniversityWayne UniversityTexas UniversityChicago University23. High altitude cloud physics laboratory was established in ___ Mahabaleshar LehDehradoonnone 24. Who was presented with The International Jurists Award 2012?MayawatiMamta BanerjeeShashi TharoorNone of these 25. This person became the new President of France, ousting SarkozyMartin AubreyFrancois HollandeCharles De GaudeNone26. Name the visually challenged chinese activist who was granted asylum by USA.Chen GuanchengXang AnniHua JiaNone 27. UN climate talks started in this German City BerlinMunichFrankfurtNone28. Who became the world’s oldest women to climb Mount everst?Tamae Watanbe Koshiko Himakawa Uri RosonetaNone of these 29. Gajananan Verma who passed away was a renowned ____? Rajasthani ActorRajasthani-Hindi Poet lyricistJournalistNone30. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India? Rahul Agrawal JS SarmaRajesh HariharanRahul Khullar31. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the National Sanitation Campaign?Ranbir KapoorAmir KhanVidya BalanRani Mukherjee32. Who has been appointed as the new governor of Goa?BV VanchooMargaret AlvaAziz QureshiNone of the above33. Which of the following Supreme Court Judges have been appointed to the International Court of Justice?Justice Dalveer BhandariJustice RS Pathak Justice Nagendra Singh None of these34. Amendment to which of these laws will give the wife and children a clearly defined share in the husband’s immovable property? This Marriage Amendment Law bill (2010) has been approved by the Union Govt. of IndiaParsi Marriage ActHindu Marriage ActSpecial Marriages ActBoth b. and c.35. The Union Government has constituted a panel to implement the recommendations of the Dharmadhikari committee. This committee was constituted for which reason?To look after the affairs of Kingfisher airlinesTo look after Air India and contemplate its merger with earstwhile Indian AirlinesBoth a. and b.None of these36. Who won Serbia’s presidential election?Slobodan MilosevicTomislav NikolicBoris tadicNone of the above37. Babur missile is a nuclear capable missile belonging to which country?IndiaPakistanMyanmarNone38. Who has won the Templeton prize for this year?Dalai LamaEllen Johnson SirleafSri RaviShankarNone of the above39. The Indian cabinet has approved a liberal visa regime for which country?USAAfghanistanPakistanAustralia40. Who won the best actor award at the National Film Awards?Prithviraj SukumaranMahesh BabuGirish KulkarniAtul Kulkarni41.Kevin Peterson who announced retirement from limited overs International cricket career is from which country?England Australia West IndiesNone42. Name the seven time world snooker champion who announced retirement.Neil RobertsonRay ReardonDouglas ShuesterStephen Hendry43. Who won the Indian Badminton Open?Shon Wan HoPeter GradeLi XureiSania Nehwal44. Who wrote Anna: 13 days that awakened India?Arvind KejriwalAshutoshPrashant BhushanNone of the above45. Name the autobiography written by Mitt RomneySunsetNo apologyThe Real WinnerNone of these46. Who is the author of the book “Eisenhower: In war and peace”?Laini TaylorPC CastJohn Edward SmithCarl Young47. Which day is celebrated as National Technology Day?5th May8th May11th May13th May48. 31st May is celebrated as?Coal Mines DayInternational Labour DayRed Cross DayNone49. Which day is celebrated as World Press Freedom Day?3rd May8th May10th May22nd May50. 1st May is also observed as ?World Red Cross DayCoal Mines DayInternational Labor DayNone of these Make sure you’ve solved the January 2012, February 2012, March 2012 and April 2012 ones. Click here to know about these sets.