Exercises November 2014 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Zainab Khan - May 9, 2015 2 581 1. Who won the Macau Open Grand Prix Title 2014?PV SindhuKim Hyo MinSaina NehwalYu Yang2. UK on 28 November 2014 honoured a World War- II Indian pilot by unveiling his eight-foot bronze statue at St Andrew's Garden in Gravesend, Kent, Great Britain. He flew Hawker Hurricanes during World War II. Who was he?Mohinder Sharma BujjiMohinder Singh PujjiMahendra KhannaMahendra Chaddha Raj3. This country has banned commercial surrogacy because of increased number of instances of scandals erupting from the unregulated industry. Particularly striking was the case of a couple abandoning a child with Down's Syndrome. ChinaThailandTaiwanSingapore4. The 18th SAARC Summit was held in Kathmandu on November 26-27 2014. What was the theme of the summit?Building BridgesTowards a Green and Happy South AsiaDeeper Integration for Peace and ProsperityTowards Ensuring Food Security5. Where will the 19th SAARC Summit be held?DelhiNaypyidawMaleIslamabad6. 26th November was celebrated as National Milk Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of which of the following persons, also known as the Father of the White Revolution?Boobli George VergheseVerghese KurienGregory MillerRS Sodhi7. Who among the following has not been shortlisted for the DSC Prize for the year 2015?Jhumpa LahiriShamsur Rahman FaruqiKamila ShamsieJeet Thayil8. Who is the newly appointed Secretary General of the Lok Sabha?Anoop MishraArun ShankarAnoop ShankarArun Mishra9. The National Green Tribunal headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar has come up with a rule for Delhi vehicles. Vehicles older than ___ years shall not be permitted on the roads.10 years15 years20 years25 years10. Who was the Arjuna Award 2014 presented to?Manoj KumarSushil KumarVijender SinghSarita Devi11. Who was named the Male Athlete of the Year 2014 at the USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards?Katie LedeckyMichael PhelpsRyan CochraneTyler Clary12. ____ died after he went into induced coma on 25 November 2014. He was hit on the back of his head by a bouncer ball of Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Game at Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia. Matthew NicholsonPhil JacquesClint McKayPhilip Hughes13. Who has the UN appointed as Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia?Saina NehwalVidya BalanSania MirzaDeepika Padukone14. An Indian cyclist from Andamn and Nicobar islands has won four gold medals at Track Asia Cup held at Delhi. DeborahDilipRanjiniPurvi15. When is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women observed?25th November26th November27th November28th November16. Who is the newly appointed president of the Press Council of India?Chandramauli Kumar PrasadSwatenter KumarMarkandeya KatjuKC Thomas17. Magnus Carlsen won the FIDE World Chess Championship. What is his nationality?IrishNorweiganAustralianSwedish18. Which method of diplomacy was adopted by Australia to help bridge differences among world leaders during the G20 summit held in Brisbane?Python DiplomacyKangaroo DiplomacyKoala DiplomacyThylacine Diplomacy19. Which team did Switzerland defeat to win the first Davis Cup of tennis?FranceSpainAmericaAustralia20. Who is the newly appointed chairman of the UPSC?Deepak SinghPradeep ThakurDeepak GuptaPradeep Gupta21. Who won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and become the F1 World Champion for the second time?Lewis HamiltonSebastian VettelFernando AlonsoMichael Schumacher22. Who was the Time’s Person of the Year 2014?Narendra ModiVladmir PutinAngela MerkelEbola fighters23. Col CK Naydu Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to cricket was won by? Virat KohliDilip VengsarkarAnil KumbleRahul Dravid24. A mathematic genius who specialised in algebraic geometry recently passed away.Alexander GroenthieckThomas GroenthieckEdward ThompsonAlexander Thompson25. Indian Film Personality of the Year award was bagged by ___ at the 45th International Film Festival of IndiaAmitabh BachchanRajnikanthShah Rukh KhanNana Patekar26. Who won the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2014?DRDOISROArms Control and Disarmament AgencyIAEA27. Where was the 12th ASEAN-India Summit held?BeijingColomboNay Pyi TawDelhi28. ____ was named Word of the Year 2014 by the Oxford Dictionary.BudtenderBaeSlacktivismVape29. An Indian-American won the International Children’s Peace Prize for 2014Tulsi GabbardNeha GuptaPriya MehtaHimani Sharma30. The Global Terrorism Index recently released analyses the impact of terrorism on 162 countries, and has placed Iraq on the top. Which organisation releases the index?UN Working Group Against TerrorismCounter Terrorism Implementation Task ForceInstitute for Economics and PeaceInstitute for Peace and Development31. Who won the China Open Single’s Titles in the men’s and women’s category respectively?Kidambi Srikanth and Saina NehwalLin Dan and Yu YangParupalli Kashyap and Jwala GuttaChen Long and Ashwini Ponappa32. Which language replaced German as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country?FrenchJapaneseSanskritOdiya33. Who was the first male to be appointed the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia?Ranbir KapoorAmitabh BachchanFarhan AkhtarAamir Khan34. Boko Haram promotes a version of Islam which makes it "haram", or forbidden, for Muslims to take part in any political or social activity associated with Western society. It is a jihadist group which is fighting against the government in order to establish an Islamic state. They have carried out kidnappings in schools and other insurgent activities. Where are they based?NigeriaEgyptTunisiaLibya35. The Prithvi-II missile was recently test fired at Chandipur, Orissa. What capabilities does the missile possess?Surface to air missile with a strike range of 500 kmSurface to surface missile with a strike range of 350 kmAir to air missile with a strike range of 300 kmSurface to air missile with a range of 350 km36. The Supreme Court disclosed the names of those who were involved with the IPL spot fixing scam. Which committee was set up to investigate the matter?Thorat CommitteeMudgal CommitteeMathur CommitteeGVK Rao Committee37. The Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma on 13 November 2014 scored the highest ODI score ever. The score is also the second-highest List A score. With this he became the only cricketer to score two Double ODI centuries and also broke the record of highest ODI score of 219 runs made by Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag. What was the score?236 runs246 runs266 runs264 runs38. The Summit on the Global Agenda for the year 2014 was organized by the World Economic Forum. The Summit was held under the theme "Shaping the Transformations of the World" and in partnership with the Government of ______.UAEUSASingaporeThailand39. The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka gave a nod to the re-election of the country’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa to be elected for the ___ time because there is not constitutional provision barring him from doing so.SecondThirdFourthFifth40. The 22nd Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was held in ____. The theme of the summit was “Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership”. Peru, ChileMexico City, MexicoBeijing,ChinaManila, Philippines41. The 29th Indian Economic Summit (IES) was held in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at ___. The theme was “Redefining Public-Private Cooperation for a New Beginning”.DelhiMumbaiKolkataBangalore42. India won the four match Men’s Hockey Series against ___ by 3-1.GermanyNew ZealandAustraliaChina43. Who was sworn-in as the 18th Chief Minister of Goa?Laxmikant ParsekarFrancis d' SouzaMilind NaikAlina Saldanha44. Which Indian cricketer became the fastest in history to reach the 6000 one-day international run mark?MS DhoniRohit SharmaVirat KohliBharat Arun45. Who received the 49th Jnanpith Award conferred by President Pranab Mukherjee?Kedarnath SinghSri Lal ShuklaAmar KantNaresh Mehta46. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar to attend the India-ASEAN Summit and the 18-nation East Asia Summit ushered in a significant alternate policy of the Indian government towards foreign policy as was envisioned by PV Narsimha Rao. What has this been called?Look East PolicyAct East PolicyPan Asian PolicyLook South-East Policy47. United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon appointed a five-member panel to investigate Israeli attacks on UN shelters during the Gaza war and the discovery of Hamas weapons at UN sites. Who is the Indian member on this panel?Sushma SwarajManohar ParrikarKC ReddyShubh Sinha48. ____ became the first state in the country to have bank accounts for all families under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY).KeralaAndhra PradeshTamil NaduKarnataka49. Indian-American _____ was appointed as liaison with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community as well as the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the White House administration.Aditi HardikarGautam RaghavanAkriti SinghPradeep Mehta50. Which footballer was presented the European Golden Boot award?Lionel Messi and Christiano RonaldoChristiano Ronaldo and Luis SuarezLuis Suarez and Frank LampardFabio Coentrado and Tiago Mendez Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. 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