(Paper) CLAT UG Question Paper 2016 : General Knowledge and Current Affairs



(Paper) CLAT UG Question Paper 2016 

Section -II : General Knowledge and Current Affairs



Direction for Questions 41-90: Choose the most appropriate option:

Q.41 India signed the "Paris Agreement on Climate Change" in April, 2016 at:

1. New York

2. Paris

3. New Delhi

4. Geneva

Q.42 The country which cloned a buffalo calf first is:

1. India

2. U. S. A.

3. Sweden

4. Denmark

Q.43 Mars is also known as the:

1. Blue planet

2. Brown Planet

3. Red Planet

4. Green Planet

Q.44 In 2015, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi launched a new campaign, "Start up India, Stand up India". The campaign is aimed at:

1. Making India Digital

2. Promoting bank financing for start ups and offer incentives to boost entrepreneurship and

job creation.

3. Promoting Swatch Bharat

4. Promoting free education to all children below the age of 14 years and assuring them jobs after obtaining higher education.

Q.45 Who is the author of "Crime & Punishment"?

1. Geoffrey Chaucer

2. Fyodor Dostoevsky

3. Harold Joseph Laski

4. Karl Marx

Q.46 Power to summon the Houses of the Parliament is vested with:

1. Vice President

2. President

3. Prime Minister

4. Speaker and Vice President

Q.47 Which country is the first developed nation to default on debt of IMF?

1. USA

2. UK

3. Japan

4. Greece

Q.48 Which State of India was declared in January, 2016 as the "first organic farming State of India"?

1. Punjab

2. Sikkim

3. Kerala

4. Haryana

Q.49 Punjabi has become the ______________ most common language in the Parliament of Canada.

1. fourth

2. fifth

3. second

4. third

Q.50 Which State has become the first State to introduce compulsory gender education at the graduate level?

1. Telangana

2. Kerala

3. Punjab

4. Andhra Pradesh

Q.51 The highest peace time gallantry award Ashok Chakra was awarded posthumously during 2016 to:

1. Mohan Nath Goswami

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2. Mahendra Singh

3. Jagdish Chand

4. Rajesh Atra

Q.52 The Constitution (One Hundredth Amendment) Act, 2015 was enacted to give effect to:

1. 1. the transfer of certain territories by India to Bangladesh and transfer of certain territories from Bangladesh to India

2. the acquiring of territories by India from Bangladesh.

3. National Judicial Appointment Commission

4. transfer of certain territories by India to Bangladesh.

Q.53 The Currency of Thailand is:

1. Baht

2. Rupee

3. Ringgit

4. Peseta

Q.54 Parliament of India consists of:

1. Council of States

2. House of the People

3. House of the People and Council of States

4. President, House of the People and Council of States

Q.55 The direction to hold floor test to prove majority in the Legislative Assembly of Uttarakhand , to be held on 10th May, 2016 has been give n on 6th May, 2016 , by

1. The Supreme Court of India

2. The High Court of Uttarakhand

3. The President of India

4. The Governor of Uttarakhand

Q.56 Which organization has the motto 'Be Prepared'?

1. National Disaster Management Authority

2. National Cadet Corps

3. Boys' Scout

4. National Service Scheme

Q.57 Under the Constitution of India the official language of the Union is:

1. English and Hindi

2. English

3. Hindi

4. Hindi in Devanagari Script

Q.58 At the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships held at Doha in February, 2016, who among women won the gold medal in Long Jump?

1. Irina Ektova of Khazagstan

2. Mayooka Johny of India

3. Prajusha of India

4. Olga Rypakova of Khazakstan

Q.59 The "Paris Agreement" was adopted in the twenty first session of Conference of Parties in the month of:

1. December, 2015

2. January, 2016

3. November, 2015

4. February, 2016

Q.60 Who was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award during August, 2015?

1. Dhoni

2. Virat Kohli

3. Saina Nehwal

4. Sania Mirza

Q.61 Who is the President of Sri Lanka?

1. Jayavardane

2. K. Sripavan

3. Ranil Wickramasinghe

4. Maithripala Sirisena

Q.62 Who has scored the fastest century in a Test Cricket match?

1. A B de Villiers, South Africa

2. Misbah Ul Haq, Pakistan

3. Brendon McCullum, New Zealand

4. Vivian Richards, West Indies

Q.63 Who is the Chairperson of NITI Aayog?

1. Ms. Sushma Swaraj

2. Sh. Narendra Modi

3. Sh. Arun Jately

4. Ms. Sushmita Mahajan

Q.64 Who is the Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission?

1. Justice B.S. Chauhan

2. Justice Balakrishnan

3. Justice D.K. Jain

4. Justice H.L. Dattu

Q.65 Who was the Constitutional Advisor to the Constituent Assembly in framing the Indian Constitution?

1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

2. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

3. Sir B.N. Rau

4. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Q.66 In April 2016, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited India. Their names are:

1. Prince Robert and Kateler

2. Prince Charles and Cathy

3. Prince William and Kate Middleton

4. Prince Hillery and Victoria.

Q.67 In case the President of India wants to resign, he shall address his resignation to the:

1. Chief Justice of India

2. Vice President

3. Chief Election Commissioner

4. Prime Minister

Q.68 Name the Indian Gymnast who has become the first female Indian Gymnast to qualify for the Olympics.

1. Dipa Karmakar

2. Anjubala

3. Bisweshwari Nandi

4. Rupinder Kaur

Q.69 In case of death of both the President and Vice-President of India, who shall act as the President of India?

1. Prime Minister

2. The Parliament will nominate from among its Members

3. Chief Justice of India

4. Attorney General of India

Q.70 Who is the Union Finance Minister of India?

1. Mr. D.V. Sadananda Gowda

2. Ms. Sushma Swaraj

3. Mr. Arun Jaitly

4. Mr. Rajnath Singh

Q.71 Who is the Chairman of National Green Tribunal?

1. Justice Balakrishna Reddy

2. Justice R.C. Lahoti

3. Justice Swatanter Kumar

4. Justice Bhandhari

Q.72 Which State has the largest number of foreign students in India?

1. Uttar Pradesh

2. Maharashtra

3. Haryana

4. Karnataka

Q.73 Who lit the torch from the sun's rays reflected in a parabolic mirrorduring the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece on 22nd April, 2016?

1. Katerina Lehou

2. Ronaldo

3. Katerina Kaif

4. Joanie Laureh aka Chyna

Q.74 The Parliament of which country became first Parliament in the world to run entirely on Solar Power?

1. UK

2. India

3. Pakistan

4. Japan

Q.75 Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, in March, 2016, launched an ambitious programme "Setu Bharatam". The programme is aimed at:

1. Linking all major cities and towns by rail, air and road by 2019.

2. Making all National Highways railway level crossing free by 2019

3. Providing travel concession to senior citizens throughout India.

4. Providing travel concession to women and children throughout India

Q.76 How many Indian Universities/Institutes figure among the top 200 in BRICS rankings?

1. 6

2. 16

3. 26

4. 20

Q.77 Which day is celebrated as "World Consumer Rights Day"?

1. 15th March

2. 5th September

3. 5th June

4. 15th July

Q.78 Who was crowned as the winner of Femina Miss India 2016 and who will represent India at the Miss World pageant?

1. Sushruthi Krishna

2. Pankhuri Gidwani

3. Sushobita Kapoor

4. Priyadarshini Chatterjee

Q.79 ___________ is the fastest planet to revolve around the Sun.

1. Mercury

2. Mars

3. Jupiter

4. Venus

Q.80 Who has written the book "Indomitable Spirit"?

1. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

2. Justice Krishna Iyer

3. Ms. Arundhati Roy

4. Sh. Narendra Modi

Q.81 The Rajya Sabha in April, 2016 passed two Bills, which had already been passed by the Lok Sabha earlier, repealing certain outdated/old l aws. The Bills intended to repeal:

1. 315 laws

2. 1053 laws

3. 153 laws

4. 513 laws

Q.82 "Beyond the Lines - An Autobiography" is authored by:

1. Mr. Arun Shourie

2. Mr. Kuldip Nayar

3. Justice Krishna Iyer

4. Mr. Soli Sarab Ji

Q.83 The maximum number of 'Smokeless Villages' are found in the State of:

1. Punjab

2. Rajasthan

3. Telangana

4. Karnataka

Q.84 In an attempt to curb black money, the Government has made PAN mandatory for all financial transactions exceeding Rupees:

1. 4 lakhs

2. 3 lakhs

3. 2 lakhs

4. 1 lakhs

Q.85 In which of the following States / Union Territories, the Election Commission has decided to hold election in a single phase on May 16, 2016?

1. Assam, Kerala and Pondicherry.

2. West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

3. Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

4. West Bengal, Kerala and Assam.

Q.86 Name the country that has six Deputy Prime Ministers

1. Nigeria

2. Nicaragua

3. Nepal

4. Maldives

Q.87 Country's first 'visually challenged friendly' railway station is:

1. New Delhi

2. Varanasi

3. Tirupathi

4. Mysuru

Q.88 The largest diaspora in the world is from:

1. Mexico

2. South Africa

3. India

4. China

Q.89 A Japanese maglev, which is the fastest passenger train in the world, has broken its own record in 2015. The train reached ___________ kmph in the test run.

1. 503

2. 403

3. 603

4. 453

Q.90 In January, 2016, at the first stage, the Union Ministry of Urban Development unveiled the list of ________ cities for smart cities mission out of 98 shortlisted cities:

1. 30

2. 15

3. 20

4. 25

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