Exercises September 2014 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Zainab Khan - May 9, 2015 1 257 1. Where was the World Junior Chess Championship held in October 2014?PuneMumbaiAllahabadBangalore2. Which of these institutions reopened its doors to students in September 2014, with its newly built campus at Rajgir?Takshashila UniversityLovely Professional UniversityNalanda UniversityIIM Rajgir3. To raise awareness for what condition was the Ice Bucket Challenge designed?AtherolateralsclerosisAdenosine luteral sclerosisAmyl Luteo SclerosisAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis4. Najat Vallud Belkacem became the first woman to be appointed as Education Minister of which country?FranceBelgiumIranSaudi Arabia5. The world’s biggest and second biggest toy manufacturers are, respectively:Mattel, LegoLego, FunskoolFunskool, MattelLego, Mattel6. What does the P in P. Sathasivam stand for?PalaniappanPalakkadPalanisamyNone of the above7. Which of the following was Sania Mirza’s doubles partner at her US Open victory?Bruno SoaresSomdev DevvarmanKim ClijstersMahesh Bhupathi8. Which of the following is India’s Minister for Commerce?Narendra ModiMallikarjun KhargeNirmala SitaramanNone of the above9. Who defeated Caroline Wozniacki to win the US Open Women’s Singles title?Kim ClijstersSerena WilliamsSania MirzaMartina Hingis10. What post does Ajit Doval hold?Secretary to Prime MinisterInterior SecretaryNational Security AdvisorAmbassador to China11. The Reserve Bank of India revised the upper age limit for private bank MDs and CEOs from 65 to ___.6062687012. Where were the 2014 Asian Games held?PusanSeoulShanghaiIncheon13. The Union Cabinet, in September 2014, cleared which three PSUs for divestment?ONGC, Coal India, Neyveli Lignite CorporationONGC, BHEL, Coal IndiaCoal India, NHPC, ONGCBHEL, BEL, ONGC14. Vistara is a joint venture betweenTata and Singapore AirlinesTata and Air AsiaAir Asia and Singapore AirlinesKingfisher and Singapore Airlines15. Wheeler Island, where missiles are tested, is located in which state?Andhra PradeshAndaman and NicobarTamil NaduOdisha16. Which was the first state in India to conduct a totally paperless cabinet meeting, with ministers using tablets and laptops?Andhra PradeshTelanganaKarnatakaDelhi17. Who was appointed to chair the Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation in the Rajya Sabha?Prashant ReddyArun JaitleySubbarami ReddySailender Reddy18. AYUSH stands forAyurveda, Yoga, Unani, SiddhaAyurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, HomeopathyAyurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and HomeopathyAyurveda, Siddha, Homeopathy19. Which of the following countries enacted a child marriage prohibition in September 2014?BhutanBangladeshSri LankaPakistan20. Which of the following companies does not manufacture an Android One smartphone?SpiceKarbonnXiaomiMicromax21. Who was appointed chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in Sept 2014?Anant AgasthyaRK TyagiSP MisraSuvarna Raju22. Which of the following games was acquired by Microsoft for 2.5 bn USD?MinecraftWorld of WarcraftFlight SimulatorFarmville23. Which of the following was elected the mayor of Pune in Sept 2014?Dattatreya DevastanaDattatreya VyalikavalDattatreya DhankawdeDattatreya Agasthya24. Who was named president-elect of the International Economic Association?Kaushik BasuPaul KrugmanRaghuram Rajan None of these25. Where was the 51st World Shooting Championship held?BarcelonaMadridGranadaIncheon26. Where was the Carrom World Cup held in September 2014?MaldivesColomboKandyChennai27. Where was Surinder Kohli, convicted in the Nithari killings, shifted to in September 2014?DelhiBhopalGhaziabadNoida28. Who was given a death sentence by a court in Bangladesh for his role in the 1971 liberation war in Sept 2014?Khalid Sheikh MohammadMuhammad AttaMaulana Masood AzharDelwar Hossain Sayedee29. Who recently became Fiji’s first democratically elected leader in 8 years?Voreqe BainimaramaAugusto PinochetSivaji Rao GaekwadNone of the above30. Where in New York did Narendra Modi deliver his pathbreaking speech to NRIs?Park AvenueTimes SquareMadison Square GardensCentral Park31. After helping eradicate polio in India, which disease has the Gates Foundation turned its attention to now?Chicken poxSwine FluKala AzarTB32. Which of the following is a Scottish separatist leader?Akex SalmondAlex FergusonNiall FergusonDesmond Salmond33. Who among the following stepped down from the post of Oracle CEO?Bill GatesGinny RomettyMarissa MayerLarry Ellison34. Which of the following beverages were introduced in India in September 2014?Coca Cola ZeroPepsi BluePepsi UltraCoca Cola Gold35. 28-year-old Alok Shetty of Bangalore has been named Young Leader of Tomorrow by which magazine?The WeekOutlookTIMEFortune36. Which of the following became the first to win 7 cr. Rupees on KBC?Achin and Subhas NarulaAchin and Sarthak NarulaSubhas and Sarthak NarulaNone of the above37. Who recently became the President of Afghanistan?Ashraf AbdullahOmar AbdullahAshraf SharifAshraf Ghani38. Who won the Singapore GP in Formula One racing?Lewis HamiltonNico RosbergJenson ButtonMichael Schumacher39. Who is the Union Minister for Rural Development?Smriti IraniArun JaipalNitin GadkariNarendra Modi40. Who is the Union Health Minister?Harsh VardhanSmita MukherjeeMaheka GandhiJagat Prakash Nadda41. Who was recently named chief of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI)?Raheel SharifRizwan AkhtarNawaz SiddiquiAsad Inzemam 42. Which of the following banks launched a new service called ‘NRI Advantage’IDBIIndian Overseas BankICICIBank of India43. What medal did Abhinav Bindra pick up at the 17th Asian Games?GoldSilverBronzeNone of the above44. Name India’s official entry into the 2015 OscarsLiar's DiceLunchboxBlue Waltz with Bashir45. The Enforcement Directorate instituted proceedings against which of the following in September 2014, relating to the VVIP chopper scam?Deccan AviationAeromatrixPawan HansKingfisher Airlines46. Who became the leader of the Scottish National Party in September 2014?Rebecca White Robinson ThickeKate MackayNicola Sturgeon47. Which of the following awards did Edward Snowden win in September 2014?Nobel Peace PrizeMagsaysay AwardSwedish Right Livelihood AwardIndira Gandhi Peace Prize48. Which of the following cities has been selected as the SAARC’s cultural capital from April 2015?BamiyanDhakaKandyBhopal49. Who was the first ever black Attorney-General of the US?Morgan TruceNigel FarageEric HolderSamuel Jackson50. Who won the women’s cricket gold medal in the 17th Asian Games?IndiaBangladeshPakistan Sri Lanka Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know more about these sets. Please thank Balaji Subramanian (Class of 2018) for preparing this quiz in the comments section below.