General Knowledge Section – AILET, 2017

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The GK Section for the AILET, 2017

1. Who is the official mascot of FIFA 2018 and what does he wear? Zabivaka; Glasses

2. Which is the first private sector bank which introduced software robotics? ICICI

3. When is World Happiness day celebrated and which is the world’s happiest country according to the World Happiness Index? 20th March, Norway

4. A huge dead zone has recently been discovered in? Bay of Bengal

5. The number of medals India won in Special Winter Olympics? 73

6. Navtej Sarna has recently been appointed Ambassador to the US, prior to this appointment he was the Ambassador of which country? Israel

7. Who has won the crown of Miss International and which country is she from? Kylie Verzosa‎; Philippines

8. New Zealand gave the status of legal person to which entity?  A River

9. First three parent baby born in? UK 

10. First country to allow voting through phones? Estonia

11. PV Sindhu and K Srikanth have been appointed Ambassador of which bank? Bank of Baroda

12. Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström Won Nobel Prize in Economics for contribution to which theory? Contract Theory

13. The Human Development Index was developed by? Mahbub ul Haq 

14. A question on the GST (?)

15. A fast food chain not owned by Yum Foods? Burger King

16. Why do countries devalue their currency? To increase exports

17. What is silica gel used for? As a desiccant – absorbs moisture

18. Largest marine protected area? Ross Sea

19. What is the insurance coverage on the 92 paise insurance by the IRCTC? Rs. 10 lakhs

20. The world’s largest refugee camp? Dadaab

21. Which country left the Commonwealth of Nations? Maldives

22. The world’s lightest high-performance mechanical watch is developed weighing 40 g. The watch was made using a unique composite incorporating ___? Graphene

23. The world’s first robot lawyer, ROSS, was hired by which law firm? BakerHostetler

24. The LPG gas subsidy has been removed for people who have salary above? Rs. 10 lakhs

25. Which state became the third to have a special children’s court after Mumbai and Goa? Telangana

26. The Delhi HC prohibited Facebook from allowing children below what age to open Facebook accounts? 13

27. What is the instrument used to measure wind intensity? Beaufort’s Scale

28. What is the term of the Central Vigilance Commissioner? 4 years

29. Name the practice of buying enough shares in a company to threaten a takeover, forcing the owners to buy them back at a higher price in order to retain control. Greenmail

30. The Maternity Benefit Act ensures that women get paid maternity leave for a period of ___? 26 weeks

31. First woman deputy governor of the RBI? K.J. Udeshi

32. A question on the appointment of retired judges

33. Where was the GSAT 18 launched from? French Guiana

34. Which of the following is an optical illusion? Rainbows, Auroras, Twinkling stars, All of the above

35. UN Africa Rights of the Child ambassador?

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  1. 1. Who is the official mascot of FIFA 2018 and what does he wear ? (Zabivaka and Glasses)

    2. Which is the first private sector bank which introduced software robotics ? (ICICI)

    3. When is World Happiness day celebrated and which is the world’s happiest country according to the World Happiness Index ? ( 20th March, Norway)

    4. A huge dead zone has recently been discovered in ? (Bay of Bengal)

    5. The number of medals India won in Special Winter Olympics ? (73)

    6. Navtej Sarna has recently been appointed Ambassador to Canada, prior to this appointment he was the Ambassador of which country ? ( Israel)

    7. Who has won the crown of Miss International and which country is she from ? (Kylie Verzosa‎; Philippines)

    8. New Zealand gave the status of legal person to which entity ? (River)

    9. First three parent baby born in ? (UK) *I think this was an error since it was Mexico to a Jordanian couple.

    10. First country to allow voting through phones ? (Estonia)

    11. PV Sindhu and K Srikanth have been appointed Ambassador of which bank ? (Bank of Baroda)

    12. Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström Won Nobel Prize in Economics for contribution to which theory ? (Contract Theory)

    13. Some question on Human Dev Index (Amarty sen)

    14. One GST question with four statements find the correct ones _ (bcd) * ‘A’ was wrong as it said GST was a direct tax

    15. What is the reason countries devalue their currency ? To increase ___ ( Options were Import, Export, gold value something and one other BS options i don’t remember, answer was imports i think? )

  2. There was this question about miss international 2016 (name, nationality), one about which country Navtej Sarna is the ambassador for, one about international day of happiness and which country is the happiest in the world.
    GK was manageable, basically. But the rest of the paper wasn’t. It was pretty long. English had some pretty absurd questions. Logic was long. Legal knowledge, I thought was hard. Maths was decent. Conclusively it was harder than last year’s paper.

  3. In which country was the first baby born through the three parent method ? The right answer is Mexico but Mexico was not given in the options so the closest was UK BECAUSE OT WAS THE FIRST COUNTRY TO legalise three parent method

  4. Q. ‘Yum!’ brand is not associated with which company ? A. Pizza Hut B. Taco Bell C. Burger King D. KFC ( Ans: Burger King)

  5. Parens something doctrine,john doe doctrine,HDI brainchild of (amrtya sen),largest refugee camp (dadaab),question on maternity bill mental health bill ,isro devpd lightest material,filament in lightest watch ,a sep gk question on CSS rates for states and UTs,sillicon gel usage,zabivaka and her stupid ass glasses,a fastfood chain not owned by YUM foods,ROSS employed by which damn legal firm,third child friendly court ,some annexed court (idk),which country allowed to vote thru phones (Estonia) ah thats all i recall.Shitty paper!way too lenghty

  6. Q. Which country left Commonwealth of Nations ? A. Australia B. Maldives C. New Zealand D. Maldives (Ans: Maldives)

  7. World’s first robot lawyer was hired by which firm?
    The LPG gas subsidy has been removed for people who have salary above?
    Something about US bank taking over another bank.( world’s largest bank or something)
    N there was a mistake for the qs world’s first 3 parent baby. The answer is Mexico which was not their in the options at all.

  8. Q. The world’s lightest high-performance mechanical watch is developed weighing 40 g. The watch was made using a unique composite incorporating A. Graphene B. Polystyrene C. Polysiloxane D. Nylon (Ans: Graphene )

  9. Q. World’s first robot lawyer ROSS hired by US law firm ? A. Amarchand B. Mangaldas C. Baker & Hostetler D. Nagarbhavi law firm (Ans: Baker & Hostetler ) PS: Those weren’t the options.

  10. “21. What was the leak of data from Apple servers commonly called? Fappening” This question was not there.

  11. Delhi high court ordered a ban on Facebook india to stop allowing children of what age to use facebook?

  12. Q. Which of the following are an optical illusion? A. Twinkling of Stars B. Auroras C. Rainbow D. All of the Above (Ans: D? )

    • Auroras aren’t optical illusions. They are real. Charged particles hit the Magnetosphere. Same thing happens on planets like Jupiter, only much strongly. You wouldn’t call an explosion an illusion would you? As for a Rainbow, it’s the scattering of Light through tiny droplets acting as wee prisms. The twinkling of Stars is due to atmospheric disturbances that cause light coming from thousands of Light years away to sometimes be obstructed and and then moments later be unobstructed.

  13. one of the questions in legal gk was, who all are included in the Sc judgment regarding third gender
    a ) trans-gender b ) bisexuals c) gay/lesbians d) All

  14. There was a question on GST. Had to choose the correct options from 4 statements. Stat 1 was “GST is direct tax” which is definitely wrong. Stat 4 was something about Article 297A which was also wrong (correct art was 279A). Among the given options, two were definitely incorrect. However, other two options were 1,2,3 and 2,3,4. And stat 1 and 4 were incorrect. So, there was a typo in either in statements or in options. I may have made a mistake in reading although I am pretty sure about it so please correct me if I am wrong.

    • Twas this: According to which article the President can ask retired supreme court judges to act as judes for a particular case? Article 128. (This was asked in CLAT 2013)

  15. It was like CLAT 2015 – candidates did not expect this kind of paper.
    English – Easiest section. Mostly vocab based. One set of ques was in tabular form and took a little time for me to get the pattern and as soon as I got it I solved all the questions easily. Only one set of parajumbles. No RC. A RC sized cloze test. A few ‘spot the incorrect sentences’ ques and idioms/phrases.
    GK – As far as I can remember, about half of the ques were from CA. Keeping in mind the ailet pattern, I was expecting ques from all the usual areas- sports, international, economy, national schemes and relating to important national and international issues. SO important events happened in 2016-17 that I was sure that they would come in paper but I was left disappointed. Most of them were quite unsual and unexpected. Like when you prepare CA you know what ques are important and must for paper and what are only to be prepared as a precautionary measure. Most of themthe ques fell into 2nd category. Fortunately, I had prepared for this scenario.
    Legal- AILET has a set pattern when it comes to legal section – Short principles and facts ques on legal reasoning. This paper had fewer reasoning ques with lengthy principles and even more lengthy facts. They were easy but time consuming. Many Assertion-Reason ques and some ques on current legal gk that required deep knowledge of current legal gk. Some of them were related to minimum wages, subsidy, maternity benefit(26), john doe(injunction), decriminalisation suicide etc.
    Logic- Had a new type of set of ques based on course of action/decision making. A set of Input/Output ques that was time consuming. Maybe 5-6 para based assumptions and strengthening/weakening ques that were easy. 4 easy ques from series.
    Math – Only section with usual ailet pattern. Moderate level.
    Overall, I did not expect this kind of paper and neither did anyone else I guess. AILET used to have a set pattern so we did not have to worry like in the case of CLAT which is totally unpredictable. It was lengthy, time-consuming and slightly tougher than past years papers.

  16. There was a question asking “Which of the following is NOT one of the 3 women to be Deputy Governors of RBI”
    I don’t remember the answer now.
    Then, “Since which session, have law grads been manadated to take All India Bar Exam in order to practice law in India ?” (No freaking clue about this one)
    Q. What is “Greenmail” ?
    Ans. It is a take over defence (Long Live the writers of Pratyogita Darpan)
    By the way, the paper was too damn long !

  17. Auroras aren’t optical illusions. They are real. Charged particles hit the Magnetosphere. Same thing happens on planets like Jupiter, only much strongly. You wouldn’t call an explosion an illusion would you? As for a Rainbow, it’s the scattering of Light through tiny droplets acting as wee prisms. The twinkling of Stars is due to atmospheric disturbances that cause light coming from thousands of Light years away to sometimes be obstructed and and then moments later be unobstructed.

  18. In an educational institution set up by a minority community receiving state funds, what percentage of seats are reserved for the students belonging to that community?

    Forgot the options but one was 50%. What’s the right answer?

  19. 7. ___________ for States and ____________ for Union Territories is the new limit of flexible fund decided by the government in the Centrally Sponsored Schemes in order to give more freedom of operation in these schemes.
    a) 25%, 30%
    b) 20%, 30%
    c) 10%, 35%
    d) 50%, 20%
    Answer: A

  20. 10. Which of the following are nocturnal in nature?
    a) Kiwi
    b) Red panda
    c) Catfish
    d) All of these
    Answer: D

  21. I have a doubt regarding the question 17 of ENGLISH section the idiom is To give one’s ears ….. AILET answer key says the meaning is option (d) which is To make a sacrifice . I think the answer should be option (a) to listen carefully .
    Please help !!

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