Exercises October 2012 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Asad - May 8, 2013 6 677 1. Name the Indian Diplomat who resigned as India’s ambassador to Bhutan with an idea of entering into politics.Pavan K. VarmaBhushan KumarAjay SangyalRoma Dev2. Which country’s women's cricket team won inaugural Asian Cricket Council's (ACC) Twenty20 Asia Cup?Pakistan IndiaAustraliaChina 3. Who won Golden Boot Award as Europe’s top Scorer?Christiano RonaldoLionel MessiDavid VillaZinadine Zidane4. 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?Uttar PradeshMadhya PradeshKerelaUttarakhand5. Who won IJM Land Penang Open Squash title 2012?Siti Munirah JusohAng LeeJoshna ChinappaSania Leeds6. Who won seventh World Billiards Championship title in World Billiards Championship 2012?Mike RussellDennis OrcolloDarren AppletonPankaj Advani 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?HellenSandyMargaretDiana8. 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?Delhi Metro Rail CorporationCoal Indian Ltd.Maruti SuzukiMitsubishi9. Who won the Indian Grand Prix 2012 on 28 October 2012 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC)?Lewis HamiltonMark WebberSebastian VettelFernnado Alonso10. Who won the 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his recently published book" Water: Asia's New Battleground"?Salman RushdieKiran DesaiChing LanBrahma Chellaney11. Which corporation acquired the Indian Premier League (IPL) Hyderabad franchise for an enormous amount of 85.05 crore Rupees per year?Sun CorporationSurya TVGemini TVSahara India12. Which actress was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate of Arts for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema by the Edinburgh Napier University?Amitabh BachanSharmila TagoreRekhaMala Sinha13. Who was Posthumously awarded with the Friends of Liberation War Honour by the Government of Bangladesh for his/her contribution in the 1971 War?Pranab MukherjeeIndira GandhiBabu Jagjivan RamRajiv Gandhi14. Who was honored with 2012 Hoover Medal at the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle in WashingtonV. Narayan Murthy Azim PremjiSunil MittalRattan Tata15. Whom did Pope Benedict XVI appoint as the Cardinal to boost Christianity in India?Duraisamy Simon LourdusamyJoseph ParecattilCatholicos Baselios Mar CleemisVarkey Vithayathil16. Which city was named as World Third best city to visit in 2013 by Travel guide book Lonely Planet?ChennaiMumbaiNew DelhiHyderabad17. Which corporation became the fourth largest telecom operator in the world in terms of subscribers, according to the Wireless Intelligence ‘Scoreboard’ report?VodafoneBharti AirtelTelenorReliance Communications18. Who was posthumously awarded the Singham Bravery Award?Narendra KumarRahul MohantyVikas YadavKishore Verma19. 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?BangaloreNew DelhiHyderabadKolkata20. Who won the Denmark Open Super Series Premier tournament?LI XueruiJuliane SchenkSaina NehwalSung Ji Hyun21. Who was honoured with the ‘Services Best Sportsman’ award for 2012 at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi?M S DhoniBhushan KumarRavindra JadejaVijay Kumar 22. Who claimed the top honour at the New Zealand Cricket Awards in Auckland by winning the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for 2011-12?Martin Guptill Doug Bracewell Ross TaylorBrendon McCullum23, Films Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India announced its plan of establishing a National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in which city?GoaKolkataMumbaiNew Delhi24. Starbucks Coffee Company opened its first store in Mumbai, India in a joint venture with which corporation?Tata Global Beverages (TGBL) PepsiCo India Ltd.Barista LavazzaUnited Breweries Group25. Which book won the 11th Economist Crossword Book Award?17 The Folded Earth The Incredible Banker Catherine in India26. The UN General Assembly elected five new non-permanent members to the Security Council. Name the new members.South Korea, Luxembourg, Argentina, Australia and RwandaNorth Korea, Luxembourg, Argentina, Australia and Czech RepublicSouth Korea, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Austria and Czech RepublicNorth Korea, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Australia and Rwanda27. An eighty year old print magazine announced that it would shut down its print operations completely and go all-digital. Name the magazine.Readers DigestVogueToday Newsweek28. Who was elected as chairman of the working committee of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)?Andreas PreussRavi NarainThomas A KloetArvind Khatri29. Who was named in list of the 25 richest people across the world who ever lived by US website Celebrity Networth?Ratan TataRupert MurdochSunil MittalOsman Ali Khan 30. Who has been appointed by National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) as the chief coach for the Junior Pistol Shooters?Jaspal BhattiParveen DuggalJaspal RanaAkash Sharma31. 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?Hilary Mantel Deborah LevyJeet ThayilWill Self32. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on her visit to India announced the membership of the Order of Australia. To whom was it conferred?Sachin TendulkarM S DhoniAmitabh BachanShah Rukh Khan33. Who won the British Safety Council's 'Globe of Honor Award' for excellence in Environmental management?Tata Steel Ltd.Reliance Industries Ltd’s (RIL) Jamnagar RefineryBharti AirtelPepsiCo India Ltd.34. When is World Food Day celebrated?13th October14th October15th October16th October35. The Nobel Prize for economics in 2012 was awarded to whom?Serge Haroche and David J. WinelandBrian K. Kobilka and Robert J. LefkowitzAlvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka36. Who sealed a victory in the Shanghai Rolex Masters ?Andy MurrayNovak DjokovicRoger FederorRafal Nadal 37. Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister for Libya?Ali Zidan Mustafa Abu ShagurKhaled K. El-HamediMohammed Ali Salim38. Who became the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 1,342 kilometers per hour?KittingerDon KellnerFelix BaumgartnerCheryl Stearns39. Who completed a start to-finish win in the Venetian Macau Open Golf?Gaganjeet BhullarTiger WoodsJyoti RandhawaRory McIlroy40. Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for making an effort to promote peace and democracy in Europe?Red CrossEuropean Union (EU)World Peace 2000National Peace Foundation41. Who became the first woman Team Principal in Formula one after taking the control of team Sauber, a Swiss Formula one team?Petrona SauberMary SobornKremila SandrowMonisha Kaltenborn 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?34th52nd65th91st43. Who was named the new head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) cricket committee?Anil KumbleClive LloydKapil DevAlan Isaac44. Which language made its official debut among one of the Languages at Pope Benedict’s weekly general audiences?ArabicPersianPunjabiBengali45. 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.Gao XingjianaMo YanWilliam FaulknerGabriel Garcia Marquez46. 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.Rail TimeRail Location Rail SpotRail Radar 47. Who was appointed as a managing director of State Bank of India?Shivish GriharBalakrishnanS. ViswanathanKaplesh Varma 48. Which day was celebrated as Dolphin day in Bihar to create awareness about the Gangetic Dolphins?2nd October5th October14th October31st October49. Which country won the finals of ICC World Twenty20 Championship at R. Premadasa Stadium?South AfricaWest IndiesSri lankaAustralia50. To whom did President Pranab Mukherjee confer the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2012?Anil ShastriSam PitrodaMohd. Hamid AnsariTessy Thomas Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets.