October 2012 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set

1. Name the Indian Diplomat who resigned as India’s ambassador to Bhutan with an idea of entering into politics.

2. Which country’s women's cricket team won inaugural Asian Cricket Council's (ACC) Twenty20 Asia Cup?

3.  Who won Golden Boot Award as Europe’s top Scorer?

4. Which state tops the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) list of being best-performing States and Union territories in terms of environmental well-being released by Planning Commission?

5. Who won IJM Land Penang Open Squash title 2012?

6. Who won seventh World Billiards Championship title in World Billiards Championship 2012?

7. What is the name given to the category 2 Cyclone that struck US, Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba, and was formed in the late Hurricane season of 2012?

8. Which company was awarded the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Award for 2012 for its outstanding contribution to the development of human resources, society and economy of India and also for promoting mutual understanding between India and Japan?

9. Who won the Indian Grand Prix 2012 on 28 October 2012 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC)?

10. Who won the 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his recently published book" Water: Asia's New Battleground"?

11. Which corporation acquired the Indian Premier League (IPL) Hyderabad franchise for an enormous amount of 85.05 crore Rupees per year?

12. Which actress was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate of Arts for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema by the Edinburgh Napier University?

13. Who was Posthumously awarded with the Friends of Liberation War Honour by the Government of Bangladesh for his/her contribution in the 1971 War?

14. Who was honored with 2012 Hoover Medal at the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle in Washington

15. Whom did Pope Benedict XVI appoint as the Cardinal to boost Christianity in India?

16. Which city was named as World Third best city to visit in 2013 by Travel guide book Lonely Planet?

17. Which corporation became the fourth largest telecom operator in the world in terms of subscribers, according to the Wireless Intelligence ‘Scoreboard’ report?

18. Who was posthumously awarded the Singham Bravery Award?

19. The XIth Conference of the Parties (COP 11) - Convention on Biological Diversity was organised by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India in which city?

20. Who won the Denmark Open Super Series Premier tournament?

21. Who was honoured with the ‘Services Best Sportsman’ award for 2012 at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi?

22. Who claimed the top honour at the New Zealand Cricket Awards in Auckland by winning the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for 2011-12?

23, Films Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India announced its plan of establishing a National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in which city?

24. Starbucks Coffee Company opened its first store in Mumbai, India in a joint venture with which corporation?

25. Which book won the 11th Economist Crossword Book Award?

26. The UN General Assembly elected five new non-permanent members to the Security Council. Name the new members.

27. An eighty year old print magazine announced that it would shut down its print operations completely and go all-digital. Name the magazine.

28. Who was elected as chairman of the working committee of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)?

29. Who was named in list of the 25 richest people across the world who ever lived by US website Celebrity Networth?

30. Who has been appointed by National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) as the chief coach for the Junior Pistol Shooters?

31. Who won the prestigious literary prize, the Booker Prize for his/her novel Bring up the Bodies, the second in a historical trilogy set during the reign of King Henry VIII?

32. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on her visit to India announced the membership of the Order of Australia. To whom was it conferred?

33. Who won the British Safety Council's 'Globe of Honor Award' for excellence in Environmental management?

34. When is World Food Day celebrated?

35. The Nobel Prize for economics in 2012 was awarded to whom?

36. Who sealed a victory in the Shanghai Rolex Masters ?

37. Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister for Libya?

38. Who became the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 1,342 kilometers per hour?

39. Who completed a start to-finish win in the Venetian Macau Open Golf?

40. Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for making an effort to promote peace and democracy in Europe?

41. Who became the first woman Team Principal in Formula one after taking the control of team Sauber, a Swiss Formula one team?

41. The report on Global Hunger Index for seventh year was released on 11 October 2012 by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide. What was India’s position?

43. Who was named the new head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) cricket committee?

44. Which language made its official debut among one of the Languages at Pope Benedict’s weekly general audiences?

45. Which writer won 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature? The Swedish Academy of Stockholm praised the Chinese writer for the writer called his hallucinatory realism. The writer combines the folk stories, modern events and the history in his works.

46. A new online application was launched by the Indian Railways to find out the location of 6500 trains on real-time basis on Google Map. Name the app.

47. Who was appointed as a managing director of State Bank of India?

48. Which day was celebrated as Dolphin day in Bihar to create awareness about the Gangetic Dolphins?

49. Which country won the finals of ICC World Twenty20 Championship at R. Premadasa Stadium?

50. To whom did President Pranab Mukherjee confer the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2012?

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  1. Can never cross around 35/50 on these GK sets. Frustrating, considering I’ve been been working on my GK the entire year!

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