May 2017 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set


Hello folks!

In case your preparation for current affairs has been extremely sloppy and you can’t figure out a way to revise, these monthly sets will help you for sure. We have tried to cover almost all the important news from the month of May and will be doing so for each month till April 2018. The questions with the correct answer appear at the end of the quiz and more importantly, check the questions that went wrong for you.

Please thank Shruti Kale (Class of 2020) for making this mock set available for you! 🙂

This quiz has 94 questions altogether. Make sure you have set aside considerable amount of time to attempt them. There is no negative marking.

  1. International Labour Day or May Day is celebrated on which date every year?

2. Which former Union minister had been selected by Japan to attend 2017’s Spring Imperial Decorations, for his contribution of strengthening ties between the two countries?

3. Which Turkey President was given a ceremonial reception in Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi?

4. Who took over as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance?

5. The United Nations High Commander for Refugees (UNHCR) has appointed which Olympic Athlete and refugee for their Goodwill Ambassador?

6. Rafael Nadal won a record-extending 10th  Barcelona Open title by defeating whom?

7. Joshna Chinappa became the first Indian to claim which title?

8. Which city has been the first in the world to get its own Microsoft font?

9. World Press Day is celebrated on which day by UNESCO?

10. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu got nominated for which award on 2017?

11. Which state has become the first state to switch to the January-December financial year from the existing April-March cycle?

12. Which state has become the first state to switch to the January-December financial year from the existing April-March cycle?

13. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Indian Council for Social Science Research?

14. Who is the new Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament?

15. Which state government passed a resolution granting river Narmada the status of a living entity and committed itself to the protection of its legal rights?

16. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have signed an agreement to establish what?

17. Who was elected as the president of France?

18. Which Indian cricketer won the Fellowship Award at the 7th Annual Asian Awards?

19. Who has been approved to be appointed as the Pakistan’s high commissioner to India?

20. Who was appointed as India’s Ambassador to the Netherlands?

21. Which Hollywood actor picked up the first Genderless Acting Award for Best Actor at the MTV Movie and TV Awards?

22. Which movie won the Best Movie at the New York Indian Film Festival?

23. India’s largest cab service, Ola has partnered with who to provide integrated digital offerings to customers?

24. Who was sworn in as the president of South Korea?

25. Which US company became the first to tap the $800 billion market capital?

26. India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at Gujarat International Finance-Tec City (GIFT) entered into an agreement with which university to collaborate in the field of International Financial Services and Regulations?

27. Who has the government named as the new defence secretary?

28. Who has been appointed as the Country Director for Twitter in India?

29. The National Basketball Association (NBA) was inaugurated in which place in India for the first time?

30. Who was the first Indian woman to be conferred with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship?

31. Which state has been the first to create a logo for vehicles being driven by those with a hearing impairment?

32. Who has been appointed as the next ambassador of India to France?

33. Which Bollywood superstar was named to be the Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organization for Hepatitis in South-East Asia?

34. Who has recently been elected as the Prime Minister of the Bahamas?

35. Who has been appointed to be the Deputy Executive Secretary of the U.N.?

36. Who was the champion of the Spanish Grand Prix in the Formula One championship?

37. Which Olympic medallist did the Andhra Pradesh Legislature appoint as a Group-1 officer in the government by amending the State Public Services Act?

38. Which Sikkim Chief Minister was conferred with the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honor in Public Service?

39. Where did the 14th Goods & Service Tax Council meeting take place?

40. The 2017 bilateral maritime exercise “SIMBEX-17” has started between India and which country?

41. Which city to host the 2017 annual convention of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group?

42. Which country has topped the 2017 Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) released by Ernst and Young (EY)?

43. Sundaram Ravi is associated with which sports?

44. Which company is the most valuable brand in India, according to recently released 2017 Brand Finance India 100 report?

45. India’s first Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP) will be set up in which city?

46. What is the theme of 2017 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)?

47. The International Museum Day (IMD) is observed on which date?

48. 43rd G7 summit was held on May 26–27, 2017 in which country?

49. 52ndAnnual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) were held from 22ndto 26th May 2017 where?

50. Which among the following has earned the distinction of becoming India’s first city with electric mass mobility system?

51. Chief Minister of which state has launched a ‘Shivar Samwad Sabha’ to reach out to farmers in the state and address their issues?

52. Porter Prizes are associated with which field?

53. Anurag Tripathy has been appointed as secretary of what?

54. 2nd India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue was held where?

55. Which life insurance company has announced the launch of Artificial Intelligence-based insurance email bot ‘SPOK’?

56. Oorja Talent Hunt is associated with which sport?

57. Edouard Philippe has been named as Prime Minister of which European country?

58. Which Bollywood actress has received the ‘International Humanitarian Award’ at the second annual Asian Voice Charity Awards?

59. Which country won all gold medals at South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships held in Colombo, Sri Lanka?

60. Who among the following is the author of the book “Marching with a Billion- Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Midterm”?

61. Which among the following has become the first private airline to get a licence to fly under UDAN, the government’s regional connectivity scheme?

62. Who among the following is the author of the book ‘Metaphysics, Morals and Politics’?

63. Which private sector bank has launched a new trading platform called “Selfie” for customers?

64. ISRO has collaborated with which entity to co-develop and launch a dual frequency synthetic aperture radar satellite?

65. Ice Hockey team of which country has won the Ice Hockey World Championship title for the 10th Time?

66. Vani Sarraju Rao has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to which country?

67. Which among the following football club has won the Europa League title?

68. Which State Govt. has announced pension scheme for journalists?

69. Where has the Construction of European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) begun?

70. Which among the following country has won Sudirman Cup badminton championship?

71. ‘International Day of Action for Women’s Health’ is observed on which date every year?

72. Government-run Prasar Bharati has signed an agreement with public broadcaster of which country to step up cooperation in the broadcasting sector?

73. Who among the following has been awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for the year 2016?

74. Which movie has won the top prize at the 70th Cannes Film Festival 2017?

75. Researchers from which country have been successful in 3D bio printing of cartilage using a bio ink?

76. Bhavani Devi is associated with which sport?

77. ’Reang’ is a scheduled tribe of which Indian State?

78. Who among the following has become the first woman to conquer Mount Everest twice within five days?

79. Banga Samman awards were instituted in which year?

80. Scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered on the International Space Station (ISS) after which leader?

81. Who among the following has won 2 gold medals in the first Asia level yoga competition in Thailand?

82. Which State Govt. has formed ‘Maa’ committee to keep a check on the quality of mid-day meal being served in primary schools?

83. Which among the following has been crowned world’s busiest single-runway airport with 1 flight in 65 seconds?

84. Which entity has collaborated with the British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into a smart city?

85. Who among the following Indian Grandmaster registered his first win at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix?

86. Who among the following has topped Forbes Magazine’s list of “Global Game Changers”?

87. Who among the following has been voted the 2017 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA)?

88. Which scheme will be launched by National Book Trust (NBT) to organise regular book fairs in rural areas across the country?

89. Which actress has been named the best director for her directorial debut ‘A Death in the Gunj’ and the best actress for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ at 2017’s New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF)?

90. Who among the following holds the record as highest wicket-taker in women’s one-day international?

91. Which country has lifted a ban on its rugby union for hosting international events after it made progress in improving racial diversity in the sport?

92. Which company has acquired an app and sleep monitoring device called ‘Beddit’?

93. Which State will introduce boat ambulance service in four districts where people face difficulties in getting health service?

94. Who among the following have topped the 2017 list of the richest people in the United Kingdom (UK)?

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