Exercises October 2014 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Zainab Khan - May 9, 2015 2 963 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?Rosslyn GardenCentral Park, New YorkIndian Embassy in Washington D.C.Madison Square Garden2. 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?AustraliaBangladeshAfghanistan Pakistan3. 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?Lake MichiganAral SeaChilka LakeLake Baikal4. 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?The Charlie Hebdo AttacksViolence against African AmericansIndia's Mars MissionStereotyping of Muslims as terrorists5. Who did Roger Federer defeat to win his maiden ATP Shanghai Masters Trophy?Gilles SimonNathaniel GisbertRafael NadalAndy Murray6. British legislators recently voted to recognize Palestine as?A British MandateA micro nationA stateTerra Nullius7. An Australian author won the Man Booker Prize for his book, The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Identify the author.Neel MukherjeeRichard GambonRichard FlanaganKatherine Boo8. Who was appointed as India’s Chief Economic Advisor (CEA)?Balaji SubramanianArvind SubramanianC. RangarajanKessler Perumalsamy9. Who authored the book ‘Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar’?Sukhdev ThoratDilip d'SouzaTony EliasSunil Abraham10. Five countries were recently elected as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. Identify them.Venezuela, Angola, Malaysia, Singapore, AustriaVenezuela, Angola, New Zealand, Malaysia, SpainChile, Spain, New Zealand, Singapore, BosniaAgnostica, Reverentia, Venezuela, Malaysia, Aspatria11. What legislation does Britain use to charge citizens who prefer to fight with ISIS insurgents in Iraq and Syria?British Insurgents Act, 2014Treason Act, 1351Criminalisation of Support to ISIS Act, 2014Arms and Ammunition Act, 200512. The 2014 Liberty Medal was conferred at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia to whom?Kailash SatyarthiMalala YousufziaJoseph SingerJurgen Habermas13. Ashwika Kapur recently became the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Wildscreen Panda Award for her film __________?Kapur ka CooperThree Hundred MahabharatasSirocco- How a Dud became a StudWhat's My Name?14. Which former Supreme Court Judge has been appointed as the Chairman of the Competition Appellate Tribunal?GS SinghviHC KhannaGopal SubramanianRM Lodha15. The 17th Asian Games were held in which South Korean City?Palau Patu PutehIncheonBurkina FasoCarelia16. The next edition of the Asian Games are scheduled to be held where?New Delhi, IndiaBeijing, ChinaJakarta, IndonesiaColombo, Sri Lanka17. 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 _______?The brain's positioning systemNeurotransmitters' role in emotional receptionThe functioning of nervesA cure for hairfall18. Nobel Prize 2014 in Physics awarded to Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American scientist Shuji Nakamura for their invention of what?low energy environment-friendly LED lightingA means to use biogas as industrial fuelA means to use solar power in running healthcare equipmentRunning shoes that generate electricity19. 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?Operation LakshmiOperation BediOperation KaliOperation Saraswati20. What day is observed by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day?October 8thOctober 17th October 15thOctober 10th21. Who won the inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix?Sebastian VettelNico RosbergLewis HamiltonMark Webber22. Sania Mirza of India and Cara Black of Zimbabwe won the doubles title of which tournament held in Singapore?BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association Malaysian OpenSingapore OpenAsian Women's Tennis Association Open23. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/ 170 to commemorate October 11. What is this day celebrated as?International Day of the Girl ChildInternational Day of Water ConservationInternational Day of Endemic SpicesInternational Day of Women's Safety24. India recently successfully tested its sub sonic nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile “Nirbhay”. Where was this test fired from?ChandipurBarkhatpurWheeler IslandSriharikota25. Virat Kohli broke whose record by taking 20 ODI hundreds in 64 innings?Sunil GavaskarSachin TendulkarSunil DeshpandeMS Dhoni26. 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?Food GrainsCottonDieselFertilizer27. 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?Kathmandu, NepalColombo, Sri LankaNew Delhi, IndiaIslamabad, Pakistan28. The Government has reconstituted the National Committee to commemorate the 125th Birth Anniversary of which Indian Prime Minister?Lal Bahadur ShastriJawaharlal NehruSardar Vallabhai PatelMoraji Desai29. Which US Open champion from Croatia won the Kremlin Cup ATP title in Moscow?Serena WilliamsMarin CilicRafael NadalRoger Federer30. When is UN Day celebrated? Oct 24thOct 23rdOct 22ndOct 21st31. Who recently took oath as the 10th chief minister of Haryana?Manohar Lal KhattarManoj Kailash SharmaManohar PanikkerManohar Shiv Shukla32. 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?Nandini KumaranNalini SrihariNalini RamaduraiNalini Kumar33. Dilma Rouseff has been re-elected as the President of?ChileVenezuelaBrazilMexico34. ____________ won the Venetian Macau Open, making it his second title of 2014 and fifth career win on the Asian Tour.Anirban LahiriAnirban DasguptaAnirban SenguptaAnirban Das35. USA’s Serena Williams defeated Romania’s _______ to clinch the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore Singles title.Selma HuntingtonSimona HalepEmma EdwardsEmma Princep36. Which former Environment Minister has been asked to chair the Future Earth Engagement Committee?Nirmala SitaramanJaya SukumaranJairam RameshSalman Khurshid37. At what place was India ranked at the ICC Test Rankings?FourthFifthSixthSeventh38. India‟s Pankaj Advani clinched the World Billiards Championship title to bag a record ___ world title.10th 9th12th16th39. Which two organisations of the United Nations has India been re-elected to?UNDP and UNHRCEcoSoc and UNHRCUNESCO and UNDPUNHRC and ILO40. Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Which party does he represent?BJPCongressNCPShiv Sena41. _____________, former Union Carbide Chief linked with the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy died in U.S at the age of 92.Warren AndersonWalter GrahamEbenezer AbrahamsWilliam Johnson42. PM Narendra Modi declared 31st October as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Divas’ commemorating the Birth Anniversary of whom?Jawaharlal NehruRajendra PrasadSarvepalli RadhakrishnanSardar Vallabhai Patel43. __________, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Prasar Bharti for a period of three years.Surya PrakashSurya Prakash MisraRajesh KapoorHarathi Vageeshan44. Who was sworn in as 42nd Chief Justice of India, succeeding CJI R.M. Lodha?HL DattuK BalakrishnanTL ThakurDipak Misra45. Who was appointed as the first woman director of Hindustan Unilever Limited?Sunayana SenguptaKalpana MorpariaNamrata ChandrasekaranMahasweta Devi46. 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.Sanajaya RajaramSanjana ShivkumarSamhitha GollapudiSrihari Kumar47. French author Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for literature for the year 2014. The Nobel Prize for Literature is granted by which organisation?Finnish AcademyDanish Academy Swedish Academy Norwegian Academy48. Hudhud is a cyclone which struck Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Hudhud name derives it’s name from which colourful bird found across Afro-Eurasia?PeacockHoopoeHumming BirdKingfisher49. 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?NR Madhava MenonSidharth ChauhanT. Raghavendra RaoKrishnaswamy Aiyar50. Who is slated to be the next chief minister of Tamil Nadu, post Jayalalithaa’s conviction in the disproportionate assets case?O. PanneerselvanKarunanidhiT.N. SelvanMurasoli Maran Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know more about these sets. Please thank Raji Gururaj (Class of 2018) for preparing this quiz in the comments section below.