ExercisesThe Window July 2014 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Zainab Khan - May 9, 2015 1 697 1. Leslie Manigat, a former president of a country died. Name the country. ColombiaCubaHaitiWest Indies2. A mountain in Antarctica was named after an Indian scientist, by US. Who was the scientist?Akhouri SinhaRibhu DasAnanya DeshmukhKalpana Sen3. A major operation was launched by the Pakistan Govt as an initiative against militants. What is its name? Operation Zarre-e-HaqOperation Zillat-e-AasmanOperation Aarzu-e-DishaOperation Zarb-e-Azb4. The French civilian award, the Knight of the Legion of Honor was conferred on an Indian celebrity. Who was that?Salman KhanRanbir KapoorShah Rukh KhanAamir Khan5. According to the latest rankings released by the ISSF, who is the world no.1 pistol shooter?Jitu RaiIbn RahmanAbhinav BindraGagn Narang6. The OCO-2 ( Orbiter Carbon Observatory- 2) was launched by NASA. What is its major function? To track Carbon monoxideTo track NitrogenTo track OxygenTo track Carbon-di-oxide7. Who heads the one-man commission set up by Tamil Nadu govenment to probe the collapse of a 11-storey-building in Chennai?Justice Vivaan GuptaJustice RaghupathyJustice Suresh MukherjeeJustice Pankaj Khanna8. Who is the governor of Chattisgarh?Bhimdev GuptaBalramji Dass TandonRam Naresh YadavMukesh Goud8. What is the handle name of President Pranab Mukherjee’s Twitter account, which he recently joined?President TweetsrashtrapatikibolrashtrapatibhavPrezTweet10. Shree Shakti Express connects which places? This 25-km long railway line situated in Jammu and was inaugurated by Pranab Mukherjee.Udhampur-KatraKargil-BijjaunDras-KargilKatra-Kargil11. The Hydro-electric power project240 MW Uri-II project was launched in which state?PunjabJammu and KashmirManipurMadhya Pradesh12. A JV between APSEZ and the French company CMA CGM aims to build a container terminal. Where do they plan to build it? Udaipur, RajasthanBhopal, Madhya PradeshVidharba, MaharashtraMundra, Gujarat13. Who created history in US military by becoming the first female 4-star Admiral in the US Navy? Mary AdamsAnne DunneMichelle HowardClara Paul14. The Audio-Visual Co-production treaty binds ____ and ______. The objective of the treaty is creation of jobs and boosting tourism between the two countries. India and USAIndia and GermanyIndia and CanadaIndia and France15. The Football Link and SAI launched a programme to promote football. What is it called? It was launched in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.F-CubeFootball StarsBoost FootballGoal on!!16. Alfredo di Stefano is linked to which sport?BaseballHockeyCricketFootball17. While Novak Djokovic won the men's single, who won the 2014 Wimbledon Women’s single title?Petra KvitovaSerena WilliamsLi NaMaria Sharapova18. Who is the present CEO of Reliance infrastructure?Prateek SurisettiMS MehtaMatthew JacobsNilav Paliwal19. What was the significance of the match played between MCC XI, headed by Tendulkar and Rest of the World- XI led by Shane Warne?The match was to be Sachin's 200th match.The match was played to commemorate 200 years of Lord’s Cricket Ground.Both A and BNone of the above20. A havoc was caused in North Carolina due to a storm, which later turned out to be a hurricane. What was the name given to the hurricane?Hurricane SalemHurricane KathyHurricane ArthurHurricane Sam21. Who is the governor of Bihar, Meghalaya and West Bengal? ( This person took the additional charge of WB, originally appointed as the governor of Bihar.)Keshari Nath TripathiKamla BeniwalVinod Kumar DuggalAziz Qureshi22. Who was known as the “Grand Old lady of Bollywood”, who passed away recently?Zeenat AmanFarida JalalWaheeda RehmanZohra Sehgal23. Giriraj Kishore can be associated with which Right wing Nationalist Organization? VHPRSSShiv SenaBoth A and B24. Who heads the IMG constituted to examine GAGAN (GPS Aided Augmented Navigation System)?Sidharth MukherjeePrakash BanerjeeAshok LavasaVijay Kumar25. Which edition of Durand Cup was held in Goa, in 2014?126th127th128th 129th26. Nadine Gordimer, a Nobel Laureate was a national of which country?ZambiaZimbabweSouth AfricaKenya27. Who is the first player of Indian origin to join NBA?Sim BhullarRahul JoshiDhruv AbhiRahul Khanna28. Famed sand sculptor Sudarshan Pattnaik and his American teammate Mathew Roy Dieberthas have been declared winner in the double category at the just concluded World Cup of Sand Sculpting 2014. What is their winning sand sculpture based on?Qutub MinarTaj MahalRashtrapati BhavanKonark Temple29. When is National Doctor's Day observed?1st July2nd July3rd July4th July30. Who won the 2014 Liberty Medal from National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US? Desmond TutuMalala YousufzaiPankaj SharmaBarack Obama31. The Bor Wild Sanctuary will become the 47th Wildlife sanctuary in India. In which state is it located?Tamil NaduKarnatakaMaharashtraGujarat32. Which country became the first to ratify the Marrakesh treaty which provides access for the visually impaired to published works in Braille?BangladeshUSAIndiaUnited Kingdom33. India's fastest train runs between which two cities? It has a speed of 160 kmph and covers 200 kms in 100 minutes. Delhi-LucknowDelhi-GwaliorDelhi-KanpurDelhi-Agra34. Name the 1936 Berlin Olympics distance runner who died recently at the age of 97 after a 40day battle with pneumonia.Walvis LesleyLouis ZamperiniNicolas SchroqAminata Toure35. Who has been appointed as the Governor of Gujarat?Margaret AlvaKamla BeniwalBiju PatnaikOP Kohli36. Which country has adopted a new law that allows dual citizenship for the children of immigrants?FranceTurkeySaudi ArabiaGermany37. Which day is observed as World Population Day?9th July10th July11th July12th July38. Who was the highest scorer overall of the World Cup? (16 goals)Paul PogbaMiroslav KloseLionel MessiManuel Neuer39. Which country received the FIFA Fair Play Trophy?FranceColombiaRussiaGermany40. Who was awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize?Chandi Prasad BhattChinmaya MissionKofi AnnanJagannath Pahadia41. Where was the 6th BRICS Summit held whose theme was "Inclusive Growth: Sustainable Solutions"?St. Petersberg, RussiaDelhi, IndiaBeijing, ChinaFortaleza, Brazil42. Which Indian-origin judge has been appointed as Attorney-General of Singapore?VK SinghVK GuptaVK RajahVK Khanna43. Which company has become India's first real estate firm to get ISO 9001:2008 quality certification for development of housing and commercial projects?GMRGVKFuture GroupDLF44. Who has been named as the winner of Pen Pinter prize for 2014?Salman RushdieArundati RoyAmitav GoshArvind Adiga45. Who has been chosen for the World Food Prize for the year 2014 for scientific research that led to stupendous increase in world wheat production?Rajeev TopnoSuresh KhannaSanjaya RajaramAditya Ghambir46. What is the name of the new web platform launched by PM Narendra Modi which will now make it much easier for the common man and experts from different fields to reach out to the government with their ideas and suggestions? Main Aam Aadmi HoonMeraBharatMeraVikasMyGov47. India‘s Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG) took charge as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors for a six-year term upto June 2020. Who holds this prestigious post?Vinod SharmaKapil RaiShashi Kant SharmaDev Mukhopadhyay 48. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has added how many new bird species found in India to the 2014 Red List? 678949. India‘s largest software services exporter became the first Indian company to achieve a market capitalization of Rs 5 lakh crore. Name it.Wipro TechnologiesTata Consultancy ServicesMahindra SatyamInfosys50. The flagship carrier of the East African nation of Ethiopia has named its newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner after which monument of India?Gateway of IndiaIndia GateTaj MahalFatehpur Sikri Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know about these sets. Please thank Chandini Raj (Class of 2019) for preparing this quiz in the comments section below.