CLAT 2016 GK Questions with Answers

Direction for Questions 41-90: Choose the most appropriate option:
41.       India signed the "Paris Agreement on Climate Change" in April, 2016 at:
            (a) New York                                                                (b) Paris
            (c) New Delhi                                                                (d) Geneva

42.       The country which cloned a buffalo calf first is:
            (a) India                                                                         (b) U. S. A.
            (c) Sweden                                                                    (d) Denmark

43.       Mars is also known as the:
            (a) Blue planet                                                               (b) Brown Planet
            (c) Red Planet                                                                (d) Green Planet

44.       In 2015, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi launched a new campaign, "Start up India, Stand up
            India". The campaign is aimed at:
            (a) Making India Digital
            (b) Promoting bank financing for startups and offer incentives to boost entrepreneurship
                  and job creation.
            (c) Promoting Swatch Bharat
            (d) Promoting free education to all children below the age of 14 years and assuring them
                 Jobs after obtaining higher education.

45.      Who is the author of "Crime & Punishment"?
           (a) Geoffrey Chaucer                                                       (b) Fyodor Dostoevsky
           (c) Harold Joseph Laski                                                   (d) Karl Marx

46.      Power to summon the Houses of the Parliament is vested with:
           (a) Vice President                                                            (b) President
           (c) Prime Minister                                                            (d) Speaker and Vice President

47.      Which country is the first developed nation to default on debt of IMF?
           (a) USA                                                                            (b) UK
           (c) Japan                                                                          (d) Greece

48.      Which State of India was declared in January, 2016 as the "first organic farming State of
           (a) Punjab                                                                         (b) Sikkim
           (c) Kerala                                                                          (d) Haryana

49.       Punjabi has become the ______________ most common language in the Parliament of                                                                                               Canada.
            (a) Fourth                                                                         (b) Fifth
            (c) Second                                                                       (d) Third

50.       Which State has become the first State to introduce compulsory gender education at the
            Graduate level?
            (a) Telangana                                                                  (b) Kerala
            (c) Punjab                                                                         (d) Andhra Pradesh

51.       The highest peace time gallantry award Ashok Chakra was awarded posthumously during
            2016 to:
            (a) Mohan Nath Goswami                                               (b) Mahendra Singh
            (c) Jagdish Chand                                                             (d) Rajesh Atra

52.       The Constitution (One Hundredth Amendment) Act, 2015 was enacted to give effect to:
            (a) The transfer of certain territories by India to Bangladesh and transfer of certain
                  Territories from Bangladesh to India
            (b) The acquiring of territories by India from Bangladesh.
            (c) National Judicial Appointment Commission
            (d) Transfer of certain territories by India to Bangladesh.

53.      The Currency of Thailand is:
           (a) Baht                                                                             (b) Rupee
           (c) Ringgit                                                                          (d) Peseta

54.      Parliament of India consists of:
           (a) Council of States
           (b) House of the People
           (c) House of the People and Council of States
           (d) President, House of the People and Council of States

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 given on 6th May, 2016, by
           (a) The Supreme Court of India
           (b) The High Court of Uttarakhand
           (c) The President of India
           (d) The Governor of Uttarakhand

56.      Which organization has the motto 'Be Prepared'?
           (a) National Disaster Management Authority
           (b) National Cadet Corps
           (c) Boys' Scout
           (d) National Service Scheme

57.      Under the Constitution of India, the official language of the Union is:
           (a) English and Hindi                                               (b) English
           (c) Hindi                                                                   (d) Hindi in Devanagari Script

58.      At the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships held at Doha in February, 2016, who among
           Women won the gold medal in Long Jump?
           (a) Irina Ektova of Khazagstan
           (b) Mayooka Johny of India
           (c) Prajusha of India
           (d) Olga Rypakova of Khazakstan

59.      The "Paris Agreement" was adopted in the twenty first session of Conference of Parties in the
            Month of:
           (a) December, 2015                                                 (b) January, 2016
           (c) November, 2015                                                 (d) February, 2016

60.      Who was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award during August, 2015?
           (a) Dhoni                                                                  (b) Virat Kohli
           (c) Saina Nehwal                                                     (d) Sania Mirza

61.      Who is the President of Sri Lanka?
           (a) Jayavardane                                                       (b) K. Sripavan
           (c) Ranil Wickramasinghe                                        (d) Maithripala Sirisena

62.      Who has scored the fastest century in a Test Cricket match?
           (a) AB de Villiers, South Africa
           (b) Misbah Ul Haq, Pakistan
           (c) Brendon McCullum, New Zealand
           (d) Vivian Richards, West Indies

63.      Who is the Chairperson of NITI Aayog?
           (a) Ms. Sushma Swaraj
           (b) Sh. Narendra Modi
           (c) Sh. Arun Jaitley
           (d) Ms. Sushmita Mahajan

64.      Who is the Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission?
           (a) Justice B.S. Chauhan
           (b) Justice Balakrishnan
           (c) Justice D.K. Jain
           (d) Justice H.L. Dattu

65.      Who was the Constitutional Advisor to the Constituent Assembly in framing the Indian
           (a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
           (b) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
           (c) Sir B.N. Rau
           (d) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

66.      In April 2016, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited India. Their names are:
           (a) Prince Robert and Kateler
           (b) Prince Charles and Cathy
           (c) Prince William and Kate Middleton
           (d) Prince Hillery and Victoria.

67.      In case the President of India wants to resign, he shall address his resignation to the:
           (a) Chief Justice of India
           (b) Vice President
           (c) Chief Election Commissioner
           (d) Prime Minister

68.      Name the Indian Gymnast who has become the first female Indian Gymnast to qualify for the
           (a) Dipa Karmakar
           (b) Anjubala
           (c) Bisweshwari Nandi
           (d) Rupinder Kaur

69.      In case of death of both the President and Vice-President of India, who shall act as the
           President of India?
           (a) Prime Minister
           (b) The Parliament will nominate from among its Members
           (c) Chief Justice of India
           (d) Attorney General of India

70.      Who is the Union Finance Minister of India?
           (a) Mr. D.V. Sadananda Gowda
           (b) Ms. Sushma Swaraj
           (c) Mr. Arun Jaitly
           (d) Mr. Rajnath Singh

71.      Who is the Chairman of National Green Tribunal?
           (a) Justice Balakrishna Reddy
           (b) Justice R.C. Lahoti
           (c) Justice Swatanter Kumar
           (d) Justice Bhandhari

71.      Who is the Chairman of National Green Tribunal?
           (a) Justice Balakrishna Reddy
           (b) Justice R.C. Lahoti
           (c) Justice Swatanter Kumar
           (d) Justice Bhandhari

72.      Which State has the largest number of foreign students in India?
           (a) Uttar Pradesh                                             (b) Maharashtra
           (c) Haryana                                                      (d) Karnataka

73.      Who lit the torch from the sun's rays reflected in a parabolic mirror during the Olympic flame
           lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece on 
           22nd April, 2016?
           (a) Katerina Lehou                                          (b) Ronaldo
           (c) Katerina Kaif                                                (d) Joanie Laureh aka Chyna

74.      The Parliament of which country became first Parliament in the world to run entirely on Solar
           (a) UK                                                                (b) India
           (c) Pakistan                                                      (d) Japan

75.      Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, in March, 2016, launched an ambitious Programme
           "Setu Bharatam". The Programme is aimed at:
           (a) Linking all major cities and towns by rail, air and road by 2019.
           (b) Making all National Highways railway level crossing free by 2019
           (c) Providing travel concession to senior citizens throughout India.
           (d) Providing travel concession to women and children throughout India

76.      How many Indian Universities/Institutes figure among the top 200 in BRICS rankings?
           (a) 6                      (b) 16                      (c) 26                      (d) 20

77.      Which day is celebrated as "World Consumer Rights Day"?
           (a) 15th March                                                     (b) 5th September
           (c) 5th June                                                          (d) 15th July

78.      Who was crowned as the winner of Femina Miss India 2016 and who will represent India at the
           Miss World pageant?
           (a) Sushruthi Krishna                                            (b) Pankhuri Gidwani
           (c) Sushobita Kapoor                                            (d) Priyadarshini Chatterjee

79.       ___________ is the fastest planet to revolve around the Sun.
          (a) Mercury                                                            (b) Mars
          (c) Jupiter                                                               (d) Venus

80.      Who has written the book "Indomitable Spirit"?
           (a) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
           (b) Justice Krishna Iyer
           (c) Ms. Arundhati Roy
           (d) Sh. Narendra Modi

81.      The Rajya Sabha in April, 2016 passed two Bills, which had already been passed by the Lok
           Sabha earlier, repealing certain outdated/old laws. The Bills intended to repeal:
           (a) 315 laws                                                             (b) 1053 laws
           (c) 153 laws                                                             (d) 513 laws

82.      "Beyond the Lines - An Autobiography" is authored by:
            (a) Mr. Arun Shourie                                               (b) Mr. Kuldip Nayar
            (c) Justice Krishna Iyer                                           (d) Mr. Soli Sorabji

83.       The maximum number of 'Smokeless Villages' are found in the State of:
             (a) Punjab                                                              (b) Rajasthan
             (c) Telangana                                                         (d) Karnataka

84.        In an attempt to curb black money, the Government has made PAN mandatory for all financial
             Tractions exceeding Rupees:
             (a) 4 lakhs                                                              (b) 3 lakhs
             (c) 2 lakhs                                                              (d) 1 lakhs

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?
            (a) Assam, Kerala and Pondicherry.
            (b) West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
            (c) Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.
            (d) West Bengal, Kerala and Assam.

86.       Name the country that has six Deputy Prime Ministers.
            (a) Nigeria                                                          (b) Nicaragua
            (c) Nepal                                                            (d) Maldives

87.       Country's first 'visually challenged friendly' railway station is:
            (a) New Delhi                                                     (b) Varanasi
            (c) Tirupathi                                                        (d) Mysuru

88.       The largest diaspora in the world is from:
            (a) Mexico                                                           (b) South Africa
            (c) India                                                               (d) China

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.
           (a) 503               (b) 403              (c) 603              (d) 453
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:
         (a) 30                (b) 15                (c) 20                    (d) 25