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Prelims -Indian Polity

Question:

Consider the following statements regarding 'Article 370' applicable to Jammu & Kashmir in our Constitution:

1. It became opearative concurrently with the commencement of the Constitution.

2. The Parliament's power to make laws under the article is limited only to Union list mentioned in the Constitution.

3. The President can declare Article 370 ceases to be operative only on the recommendation of Legislative Assembly of the state.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: D
Explanation

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/understanding-articles-370-35a-jammu-kashmir-indian-constitution-5610996/

Question:
Which of the following are true regarding The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019? 
 
1.  The Bill seeks to amend Article 15 
 
2.  The Bill seeks to amend Article 16 
 
Select the correct answer from the given codes: 
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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Check Answer:

Answer: C
Explanation

https://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/constitution-one-hundred-and-twenty-fourth-amendment-bill-2019

Question:
Which of the following are considered as Civil Contempt of Court as per the Contempt of Court act, 1971?
 
1. Wilful disobedience to any judgement.
 
2. Wilful breach of an undertaking given to the court.
 
3. Speeches that interferes with the due course of proceedings.
 
4. Publication of signs that lowers the authority of Courts.
 
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 4 only

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:

Consider the following statements regarding 'Motion of Thanks':

1. Motion of Thanks must be passed by both the houses of Parliament as it is a Constitutional obligation under the Article 87(2).

2. No amendments can be moved to the Motion of Thanks.

3. If Motion of Thanks is not passed by the Parliament, it amounts to defeat of government. Hence it is deemed to be a no-confidence motion.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: C
Explanation

https://rajyasabha.nic.in/rsnew/practice_procedure/book4.asp

Question:

Consider the following statements regarding ‘Comptroller and Auditor General of India’:

1. He audits both Consolidated Fund and Contingency Fund of India

2. He cannot audit Public Sector Undertakings

3. Ministry of Finance represents CAG in parliament

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:

Consider  the  following  statements  regarding Ordinance  making  power  of  the  President  of India :

1.  An  ordinance  can  be  issued  by  President when one  House  of  the  Parliament  is in  session

2. Ordinance on Money Bill cannot be promulgated by the President 

3.  Ordinance  making  power  is  not  a discretionary  power  of  the  President

Which  of  the  statements  given  above  is/are incorrect

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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) None of the above

Check Answer:

Answer: B
Explanation

Question:
Consider the following statements about Privilege Motion:
 
1. Prior consent of presiding officer of the House is mandatory to introduce privilege motion
 
2. If the motion is passed unanimously in the House then it leads to resignation of the Government
 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:

What are the consequences of application of ‘Martial Law’ in our country?

1.  It affects only the fundamental rights of citizens in the area in which it is applied 

2. It is imposed only when a terrorist attack or insurgency takes place in an area

3. It does not affect the day to day functioning of the government in that area

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:

Which of the following institutions comes under the definition of state as per Article 12 of our Constitution?

1. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

2. Indian Space Research Organisation

3. Supreme Court of India

4. Reserve Bank of India

Select the correct answer using the codes give below:

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(a) 1, 3 and 4 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Check Answer:

Answer: D
Explanation

Question:Consider the following statements. 1. National Commission for Backward Classes is a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment established on August 14, 1993. 2. It is empowered to look into the grievances of people of Other Backward Classes. Which of the above statements is/are false?. -View

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 Nor 2

Check Answer:

Answer:
Explanation

 National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) was a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment established on August 14, 1993.  It duties included receiving representations from the persons belonging to backward classes on various issues like discrimination faced by them, non-implementation of reservation rules by authorities etc.  It was, however, not empowered to look into the grievances of people of Other Backward Classes. Under Article 338(5 ..  //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/57795584.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst