October 2015 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set



We have the exercise for October prepared by Zainab Khan (Class of 2019) and Megha Mehrotra (Class of 2020). Please thank them in the comments below at the end of the exercise.

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1. Which nation’s team came first in the official International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Team Rankings for 2015?

2. What is the name of the Mission launched by the Odisha government for providing urban housing to the economically weaker sections, lower income groups and slum dwellers?

3. What was the percentage of samples of food items collected from various outlets across the country that contained residues of pesticides according to the report released by the Union Agriculture Ministry?

4. In how many districts is the Union Government launching the second phase of its immunization programme Mission Indradhanush with an aim to achieve full immunization by 2020?

5. Which state in the U.S. has recently faced a flood that has killed many and left tens of thousands without power and drinking water?

6. What is the name of the ancient world heritage site that the ISIS has recently destroyed in the Syrian city of Palmyra?

7. Who is the recently elected President of Fiji?

8. What is the name of the mission launched by the Indian diaspora in the U.S. in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to make the US-India partnership a defining one of the 21st century?

9. Where was the first conference on the contemporary relevance of the Bhagvad Gita, organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and the High Commission of India, held?

10. Who has been recently reinstated as the President of Burkina Faso due to an agreement reached between the national army and the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)?

11. Where was the first ever India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue held this year?

12. Where was the recent annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) held?

13. What was the subject matter of the Joint Declaration released by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations in Sochi, Russia?

14. Which nation did China defeat in order to win the International Basketball Federation Asia (FIBA) Championship?

15. Who recently won the China Open Women’s Singles title?

16. Who recently won the China Open Men’s Singles title?

17. Which country has the largest number of mass shooting incidents according to a recent study?

18. What is the name of the heavily fortified zone of Baghdad that the Iraqi Prime Minister Mr. Haider al-Abadi has declared open to the public for the first time in 12 years?

19. According to the World Bank global poverty projections, what is the percentage under which the number of people living in extreme poverty will fall below by the end of 2015?

20. In which year will India be chairing the Group of 20 (G20) summit?

21. Which country has recently launched the ARSAT2 communication satellite?

22. Which country has recently hit by the super typhoon Dujuan?

23. Who has been awarded the Golden Dagger award by the UK Crime Writers Association?

24. Who has been awarded the International Magicians Association’s Merlin Award?

25. Who has the City of Coventry recently honoured with its highest award for his/her contribution to the West Midlands region of central England?

26. Which state’s district court has recently become India’s first court to be powered by solar energy?

27. Who has won the 11th Himalaya MTB mountain bike race?

28. Which company has been ranked number one in terms of brand value?

29. Which bank has recently introduced the mVisa payment solution?

30. The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on which day?

31. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2015 Global Competitiveness Index, India is ranked __ position among 140 economies of the world.

32. Name the drug that has been banned by the Government of Tamil Nadu in three of the western districts of the state in a bid to save the critically endangered vulture population.

33. Who won the 2015 Harvard Humanitarian Award for his continuing contribution to child rights and groundbreaking work towards abolition of child slavery through the 'Bachpan Bachao Andolan'?

34. Who won the men's singles title at the 2015 Vietnam Open?

35. Which country became the first ever cashless country in the world?

36. Name the renowned scientist and leader of India's first expedition to Antarctica who recently passed away.

37. To ensure economic and social security to women in distress, which Government approved the Swadhar Greh scheme, the purpose being creating a supportive institutional framework catering to their primary needs in difficult situations?

38. Which country became the first European country to sign the MoU with the establishment of Nalanda University at Rajgir, Bihar?

39. Where was the first edition of the World Indigenous Games 2015 held?

40. Who was appointed as the first male member of the National Commission for Women?

41. Where will India's first dedicated mobile handset and electronics manufacturing facility be set up?

42. Who won the 2015 Confucius Peace Prize by China for working tirelessly to build the political and economic stability of his country?

43. Name the newly elected 23rd Prime Minister of Canada and the party to which he belongs.

44. Name the most watched Hindi channel in terms of time spent per viewer according to the viewership data released by the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).

45. Which State's government has initiated the “Van Dhan Jan Dhan” scheme for Ayurvedic medicines?

46. Who became the first-ever Indian to bag  silver medal in the 2015 Archery World Cup in the compound section held in Mexico City?

47. Name the environmental focused NGO group based in India that won the 2015 UN Climate Solutions Award for its work with waste pickers and e-waste to tackle climate change.

48. Who won the Guatemala Presidential elections?

49. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC)?

50. India and _____ have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conserve, develop and publicize written heritage, at the National Library in Kolkata, which is the largest library in India by volume and India’s library of public record.

51. Who has been elected as the first female President of Nepal?

52. Which station is set to become the first visually challenged friendly station in India?

53. Which country became the world's largest online retail market as its e-commerce revenues grossed $439 million last year?

54. Who won the 2015 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought?

55. Which state topped the list of states in achieving the highest number of proposals from the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in the financial year 2013-14?

56. Name the declaration signed by the BRICS nations at the third meeting of the BRICS Ministers for Science, Technology and Innovation.

57. Which city is slated to be India's first Greenfield smart city apart from being the fifth planned capital city?

58. United Nations General Assembly approved the Resolution condemning the economic embargo imposed by the US on _____. 191 countries out of the 193 member states voted in favour of this resolution.

59. The Bombay High Court asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to study the pollution of ______ caused by the ‘Shahi Snaan’ (royal bath) events during the Kumbh Mela that began at Nashik on 24th July 2015.

60. China allowed all couples to have two children and scrapped its One Child Policy. The decision is intended to balance population development and address the challenge of an ageing population. When was this Policy introduced in China?


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