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(Paper) CLAT UG Question Paper 2011 : General Knowledge and Current Affairs

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(Paper) Previous Year Question Paper (BA LLB) - 2011

Section - II : General Knowledge and Current Affairs

1. Why was Arundhati Roy investigated for sedition?

(a) For committing contempt of court
(b) For saying that Kashmir is not an integral part of India
(c) For sympathising with the Maoists
(d) For condemning nuclear tests conducted by India

2. Damon Galgut’s ‘In a Strange Room’ was recently in news for:

(a) Man Booker Prize shortlist
(b) Winning the Pulitzer Prize
(c) Winning the Orange Prize for fiction
(d) None of the above

3. Who was recently in the news when the Supreme Court of India rejected her plea for Euthanasia, but paved the way for legalization of passive euthanasia?

(a) Aruna Shanbaug
(b) Aruna Roy
(c) Mary Roy
(d) Medha Patkar

4. Nagoya Protocol, signed by India on 30″October, 2010 is:

(a) an international treaty of bilateral investment between India and Japan
(b) an international treaty to ensure that local produce are exploited only under license and for the cornmon good of the mankind
(c) an international treaty to ensure that the benefits of natural resources and their conunercial derivatives are shared with local communities
(d) None of the above.

5. Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested in which of the following nations?

(a) U.K
(b) Sweden
(c) U.S.A
(d) Denmark

6. Which of the following are the five countries that have decided to bid for 2017 World Athletics Championships?

(a) Qatar, USA, China, Sri Lanka and Brazil
(b) Germany, Britain, Hungary, Qatar and Spain
(c) Germany, Qatar, India, Spain and China
(d) Germany, Britain, China, Qatar and Spain

7. The recent Tunisian revolution is known as:

(a) Orange Revolution
(b) Jasmine Revolution
(c) Purple Revolution
(d) Crescent Revolution

8. ‘The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist’ is a 2010 publication of Harvard University Press of which of the following authors?

(a) Orhan Pamuk
(b) J.M Coetzie
(c) Partha Chatterjee
(d) Ben Okri

9. Who replaced Lalit Modi as the IPL Chairman and Commissioner from this year’s edition of the IPL?

(a) Chirayu Amin
(b) Rajiv Shukla
(c) Ratnakar Shetty
(d) Shashank Manohar

10. Which one of the following films was officially selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard (A Certain Glance) category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival?

(a) Udaan
(b) My Name is Khan
(c) Wednesday
(d) Dhobi Ghat

11. Ram Kumudini Devil whose birth centenary is being celebrated in 2011, was the:

(a) First woman barrister of India
(b) First woman Mayor of Hyderabad
(c) First woman photographer in India
(d) First woman doctor of India

12. The Supreme Court in 2010 upheld an order of the Bombay High Court to lift a four-yearold ban imposed by the Maharashtra government on publication and circulation of a controversial book, authored by American scholar James Laine. Identify the book from the following.

(a) Chatrpati Shivaji
(b) Shivaji-The Warrior King
(c) Shivaji – The Hindu King in Muslim India
(d) None of the above.

13. In which case did the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on July 14, 2010 commute the death sentence of six accused to rigorous life imprisonment?

(a) Khairlanji case
(b) Bhopal Gas Leak case
(c) Bhagalpur case
(d) Nithari Case

14. The Shunglu panel was constituted for which of the following issues?

(a) Investigate the 2G Spectrum Scam
(b) Suggest Civil Service Reforms
(c) Probe the Commonwealth Games Scam
(d) Suggest reforms on centre-state relationship

15. Who was appointed as the Chairman of the National Innovation Council in August 2010?

(a) Shashi Tharoor
(b) Chetan Bhagat
(c) Arindam Chaudhury
(d) Sam Pitroda

16. Name the Kenya-born political lobbyist who runs a firm called Vaishnavi Corporate Communications, and has recently been in news?

(a) Barkha Dutt
(b) Vir Sanghhvi
(c) Vina Ramani
(d) Niira Radia

17. Irom Sharmila has been fasting for the last 10 years to protest against which of the following issues?

(a) Rape cases against Indian Army in Manipur
(b) Emergency in Manipur
(c) Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005
(d) Application of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 in Manipur

18. Thein Sein is the newly-appointed President of which of the following nations?

(a) Indonesia
(b) Malaysia
(c) Myanrnar
(d) Thailand

19. Baglihar dam has been a matter of dispute between which nations?

(a) Bangladesh and Myanmar
(b) Myanmar and China
(c) India and China
(d) India and Pakistan

20. Who is the author of the book “TINDERBOX – The Past and Future of Pakistan”?

(a) Husain Haqqani
(b) Yasmeen Niaz Mohiuddin
(c) Ishrat Husain
(d) M.J. Akbar

21. On 25`h January 2011, BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were prevented from entering Srinagar and unfurl the national flag. What was that Rath Yatra called?

(a) Swabhimaan Yatra
(b) Ekta Yatra
(c) Mukti Yatra
(d) Swaraj Yatra

22. Who is chairing the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the 2G Spectrum allocation issue?

(a) Murli Manohar Joshi
(b) A Raja
(c) M. Thambi Durai
(d) P.C. Chacko

23. Saina Nehwal recently defeated Ji Hyun Sung of South Korea to win which of the following titles?

(a) Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton
(b) Commonwealth Games
(c) Singapore Open
(d) Hong Kong Open

24. ‘Moner Manush’, the film to win the `Golden Peacock’ at the 41s’ International Film Festival of India was based on the life of which legendary 19’° century folk singer and spiritual leader?

(a) Kabir
(b) Surjya Sen
(c) Kabir Suman
(d) Lalan Fakir

25. Justice P.C. Phukan Commission of Inquiry was constituted to enquire into which of the following incidents?

(a) Clashes between Nagas and Lepchas in Nagaland on 14 August 2008
(b) Clashes between Bodos and Muslims in Northern Assam’s Udalguri district on 14 August 2008
(c) Clashes between Assamese and Bengalis in Guwahati on 14 August 2008
(d) None of the above

26. The first woman Secretary General of SAARC is from which country?

(a) Maldives
(b) Bhutan
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) India

27. Under whose premiership was the Women’s Reservations Bill (to secure quotas for women in Parliament and state legislative assemblies) first introduced in Parliament?

(a) Rajiv Gandhi
(b) HD Deve Gowda
(c) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(d) Manmohan Singh

28. Which Irish player scored the fastest Century in the history of World Cup Cricket?

(a) Niaal’Oilten
(b) Kevin O’ Brien
(c) A. Cusack
(d) Ed Joyce

29. Which of the following report brought out the 2G spectrum scam?

(a) CBI report
(b) WikiLeaks
(c) CAG report
(d) None of the above

30. In February 2011, Gopa Sabharwal was appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of which University of international stature?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru University
(b) Azim Premji University
(c) Visva-Bharati University
(d) Nalanda International University

31. With, which Hindutva association are Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Swami Aseemanand allegedly associated?

(a) Vishwa Hindu Parishad
(b) Shri Ram Sena
(c) Abhinav Bharat
(d) Arya Samaj

32. With-which of the following do you associate the name P.J Thomas?

(a) Central Vigilance Commission
(b) Lokpal
(c) Anti corruption Ombudsman
(d) Banking Ombudsman

33. The 17th Commonwealth Law Conference was held in which city?

(a) Delhi
(b) Bangalore
(c) Kolkata
(d) Hyderabad

34. Gustavo Santaolall who composed the music to the song “Stranger Lives” in the movie “Dhobi Ghat”, is from which of the following nations?

(a) Chile
(b) Peru
(c) Argentina
(d) Mexico

35. Which one of the following was not awarded a portion of the contested land by the judgment of the Allahabad High Court in 2010 pertaining to the Ayodhya dispute?

(a) Nirmohi Akhada
(b) Sunni Central Board of Waqfs
(c) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sang
(d) Bhagwan Sri Ram Lala Virajman

36. Sania Mirza claimed silver in the tennis mixed doubles category in the Asian Games in Guanzhou in November 2010. Who was her Partner?

(a) Mahesh Bhupathi
(b) Somdev Devvarman
(c) LeanderPaes
(d) Vishnu Vardhan

37. China objected to the Dalai Lama’s recent visit to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. What was he visiting in Tawang?

(a) A Buddhist monastery
(b) A memorial to Tibetans massacred by the Chinese army
(c) The residence of Panchen Lama
(d) None of the above

38. Which one of the following tribes lives in the Niyamgiri Hills, which is at the heart of the controversy surrounding Vedanta Resources’ mining operations?

(a) Manna Dhora
(b) Dongria Kondh
(c) Pardhan
(d) Mal Pahariya

39. Which prominent Barrister-politician, ‘who was closely linked with the emergency proclamation of 1975, breathed his last in Kolkata on 6t’ November 2010?

(a) Jyoti Basu.
(b) SiddharthaShankarRay.
(c) Hiren Mukherjee.
(d) Indrajit Gupta

40. Who is the author of the book `Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his Struggle with India’, criticised for its content?

(a) Nirad C. Chaudhury
(b) Joseph Lelyveld
(c) Khushwant Singh
(d) Hermann Kallenbach

41. Which Gharana of Classical singing did Late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi belong to?

(a) Dhrupad
(b) Maihar
(c) Kirana
(d) Etawah

42. 14th March 2011 was the 80th Anniversary of the first Indian sound Film (talkie). Which Movie was it?

(a) Jahan Ara
(b) Alam Ara
(c) Noorjehan
(d) None of the above

43. Which internationally renowned musician collaborated with Rahul Sharma to release a music album titled ‘Nomu.sle India’?

(a) Richard Clayderman
(b) Kenny G
(c) Yanni
(d) Ricky Martin

44. “War on Terrorism or American Strategy for Global Dominance” is authored by which of the following authors?

(a) Noam Chomsky
(b) Demetrios Caraley
(c) Lea Brilmayer
(d) Manzoor Alam

45. Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt (Cricket players of Pakistan) have been banned for being found guilty of spot fixing. To which of the following institutions have they appealed?

(a) Pakistan Cricket Board
(b) Anti-Corruption Tribunal of the Asian Cricket Council
(c) Court of Arbitration for Sport
(d) Anti-Corruption Tribunal of the International Cricket Council

46. Indian driver Karun Chandok was recently in the news for which of the following?

(a) Being selected as a reserve driver by Team Force India for the 2011 Formula One season.
(b) Being selected as a reserve driver by Team Lotus for the 2011 Formula One season.
(c) Being selected as a reserve driver by Team Ferrari for the 2011 Formula One season.
(d) None of the above.

47. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting of 2010 December was held in which of the following places?

(a) Colorado.
(b) Canberra.
(c) Cancun.
(d) None of the above.

48. Which of the following pairings is incorrect?

(a) Muammar Gaddafi-Syria.
(b) Fidel Castro-Cuba.
(c) Pol Pot- Cambodia.
(d) HosniMubarak-E

49. The Right of Children to Full and Compulsory Education Act 2009 requires private schools to ensure that – percent of their students come from weaker sections and disadvanliaged groups?

(a) 2
(b) 15
(c) 25
(d) 40

50. Srikrishna Committee, which recently submitted its report, was constituted for which of the following issues?

(a) Mumbai bomb blast case
(b) Malegaon blast case
(c) Telenganaissue
(d) 2G Spectrum corruption issue

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