IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 25]

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  • July 12, 2015
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 IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 25]


Topic- Polity – Union Executive & Union Legislature (Parliament) and Environment/Current Affairs


1. The President appoints the Pro tem Speaker to preside over the first sitting of the Lok Sabha after the General Elections. Who is the person who administers the oath for Pro Tem Speaker?

  1. The President.
  2. The Chief Justice of India.
  3. Speaker of the last Lok Sabha.
  4. Conventionally Pro Tem Speaker does not take any oath as it is a temporary office.


 2. On account of National Emergency the government may require funds to meet unexpected demand for money for which it may not be possible to give a detailed estimate. In such a case, the Parliament can grant money through

  1. Vote of Credit
  2. Supplementary grants
  3. Vote on Account
  4. Exceptional Grants


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. A no-confidence motion need not state the reasons on which it is based, unlike a censure motion.
  2. There is no mention of a No-Confidence Motion in the Constitution of India.
  3. The Leader of the Opposition decides whether a No-Confidence Motion is in order or not.
  4. A No-Confidence Motion is moved only against the Council of Ministers

Choose the correct statement/s from the code below.

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 4



4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The government cannot withdraw money from the Consolidated Fund of India till the enactment of the Financial Act
  2. The President authorizes the withdrawal of funds from the Contingency Fund of India.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None


5. Consider the statements regarding the pardoning powers of the President.

  1. The President can pardon sentences inflicted by court martial.
  2. Both the President and the Governor have the concurrent power in respect of suspension, remission and commutation of death sentences.

Choose the correct statement/s from the codes below.

  1. 1 only.
  2. 2 only.
  3. None of the above.
  4. Both


6. Consider the statements regarding the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

  1. He is subordinate to the Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
  2. He can vacate his office by giving a written resignation to the President of India.
  3. He is directly responsible to Rajya Sabha.

Choose the correct statements from the codes below.

  1. 1 and 2 only.
  2. 3 only.
  3. 2 and 3only.
  4. All the above.



7. Vice President can be removed by a resolution passed in the Rajya Sabha which requires a special majority ie effective majority is required in this case of removal.

What constitutes Effective Majority?

  1. 2/3rd of members present and voting in the House.
  2. Majority of the total membership of the House.
  3. Majority of the total membership of the House excluding the vacancies in the House.
  4. Majority of the persons present and voting in the House.


8. Consider the statements regarding Ordinance making powers of the President under Article 123.

  1. Ordinance making powers of President is not a parallel power of Legislation.
  2. Ordinance can be passed only on those subjects on which the Parliament can make laws.
  3. Can amend the constitution provided it doesn’t alter the Basic Structure of the Constitution.
  4. The maximum life of an ordinance is 6 weeks.

Choose the correct statement/s from the code below.

  1. 1, 3 only.
  2. 1, 4 only.
  3. 1 and 3 only.
  4. All the above.


9. With reference to Vote on Account, consider the following statements:

  1. It is passed after general discussion of the Budget is over.
  2. It is passed before the discussion on demands for grants is taken up
  3. Parliament is authorised to make any grant in advance in with regard to Vote on Account

Choose the correct statement/s from the code below.

  1. 1 and 3 only.
  2. 1 and 2 only.
  3. 2 and 3only.
  4. 1, 2 and 3



10. Article 75 of the Indian Constitution clearly states Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha. What does the phrase collective responsibility imply?

  1. All the Ministers own joint responsibility to the Lower House.
  2. If a no-confidence motion is passed by Lok Sabha against Council of Ministers, then every Minister is supposed to resign provided he is not from the Rajya Sabha.
  3. Council of Ministers swim or sink together and they work as a team.
  4. Cabinet decisions bind on all the Council of Ministers.


Choose the correct statement/s from the codes below.

  1. 1, 2 only.
  2. 2, 3, 4 only.
  3. 1, 3, 4 only.
  4. All the above.



11. Consider the following regarding Tiger Reserves in India

  1. Karanataka is having maximum number of Tiger Reserves in India
  2. Recently awarded Bor Wildlife Sanctuary asTiger Reserve is in Karnataka
  3. Rajaji National Park is a Tiger Reserve

Select the correct options

  1. 1 and 3
  2. Only 1
  3. 1 and 2
  4. Only 3



12. World’s only Floating National Park is located in

  1. India
  2. Indonesia
  3. Brazil
  4. USA


13. Consider the following statements

  1. India has more National Park than Wildlife Sanctuaries
  2. Grazing of livestock can be permitted inside a Sanctuary but not inside a National Park.
  3. A National Park can be upgraded to Wildlife Sanctuaries for providing more protection to Wildlife

Select the correct codes

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1 and 2
  3. Only 3
  4. Only 2



14. What is the natural phenomenon of nesting of hundreds of thousands of turtles called?

  1. Alibaba
  2. Akkibada
  3. Arribada
  4. Arriback


15. Consider the following statements

  1. Coral triangle is an initiative of UNEP to protect Marine Ecosystem
  2. It is an area spanning Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Australia
  3. The primary criteria used to delineate the Coral Triangle were High species biodiversity Oceanography.

Select the wrong statements

  1. Only 3
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. None


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