October 2014 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set

1. During Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the U.S. in October, 2014, where did he deliver his address to the Indian diaspora and Non-Resident Indians?

2. India won Gold at Men’s Hockey in the Asian Games, thereby qualifying for the Olympics, after a spate of 16 years. Who did India beat?

3. Recently, NASA’s Earth Observatory announced that the world’s fourth largest lake has almost dried up and is on the verge of vanishing. Which lake was NASA referring to?

4. The New York Times recently issued an apology to its readers in regard to the racist characterization in a cartoon it published. What did this cartoon pertain to?

5. Who did Roger Federer defeat to win his maiden ATP Shanghai Masters Trophy?

6. British legislators recently voted to recognize Palestine as?

7. An Australian author won the Man Booker Prize for his book, The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Identify the author.

8. Who was appointed as India’s Chief Economic Advisor (CEA)?

9. Who authored the book ‘Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar’?

10. Five countries were recently elected as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. Identify them.

11. What legislation does Britain use to charge citizens who prefer to fight with ISIS insurgents in Iraq and Syria?

12. The 2014 Liberty Medal was conferred at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia to whom?

13. Ashwika Kapur recently became the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Wildscreen Panda Award for her film __________?

14. Which former Supreme Court Judge has been appointed as the Chairman of the Competition Appellate Tribunal?

15. The 17th Asian Games were held in which South Korean City?

16. The next edition of the Asian Games are scheduled to be held where?

17. US-British scientist John O’Keefe along with Norwegian scientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize 2014 in medicine for discovering _______?

18. Nobel Prize 2014 in Physics awarded to Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American scientist Shuji Nakamura for their invention of what?

19. The paramilitary CISF which has the responsibility of securing the Delhi Metro Network has recently launched a programme to better protect women using the metro, especially in the ladies compartments. What is this programme called?

20. What day is observed by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day?

21. Who won the inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix?

22. Sania Mirza of India and Cara Black of Zimbabwe won the doubles title of which tournament held in Singapore?

23. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/ 170 to commemorate October 11. What is this day celebrated as?

24. India recently successfully tested its sub sonic nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile “Nirbhay”. Where was this test fired from?

25. Virat Kohli broke whose record by taking 20 ODI hundreds in 64 innings?

26. When the Government deregulates prices, the price of that good will then vary according to market flow. Which good has the Government deregulated prices for?

27. The SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity) was finalized at the 5th SAARC Energy Ministers Meeting and will be signed by all the parties at the upcoming SAARC Summit. Where will this summit be held?

28. The Government has reconstituted the National Committee to commemorate the 125th Birth Anniversary of which Indian Prime Minister?

29. Which US Open champion from Croatia won the Kremlin Cup ATP title in Moscow?

30. When is UN Day celebrated?

31. Who recently took oath as the 10th chief minister of Haryana?

32. The Supreme Court rejected Rajiv Gandhi’s assassin’s plea for early release after having served more than 14 years in prison. What is she called?

33. Dilma Rouseff has been re-elected as the President of?

34. ____________ won the Venetian Macau Open, making it his second title of 2014 and fifth career win on the Asian Tour.

35. USA’s Serena Williams defeated Romania’s _______ to clinch the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore Singles title.

36. Which former Environment Minister has been asked to chair the Future Earth Engagement Committee?

37. At what place was India ranked at the ICC Test Rankings?

38. India‟s Pankaj Advani clinched the World Billiards Championship title to bag a record ___ world title.

39. Which two organisations of the United Nations has India been re-elected to?

40. Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Which party does he represent?

41. _____________, former Union Carbide Chief linked with the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy died in U.S at the age of 92.

42. PM Narendra Modi declared 31st October as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Divas’ commemorating the Birth Anniversary of whom?

43. __________, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Prasar Bharti for a period of three years.

44. Who was sworn in as 42nd Chief Justice of India, succeeding CJI R.M. Lodha?

45. Who was appointed as the first woman director of Hindustan Unilever Limited?

46. An eminent Indian scientist Dr. ___________ received the World Food Prize 2014 for his scientific research that led to a prodigious increase in world wheat production.

47. French author Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for literature for the year 2014. The Nobel Prize for Literature is granted by which organisation?

48. Hudhud is a cyclone which struck Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Hudhud name derives it’s name from which colourful bird found across Afro-Eurasia?

49. The committee that was appointed by Supreme Court to frame guidelines to regulate expenditure and contents of advertisements paid out of tax payers' money, recently submitted its report on the same. Who headed this committee?

50. Who is slated to be the next chief minister of Tamil Nadu, post Jayalalithaa’s conviction in the disproportionate assets case?

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