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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 25]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 25]

 


Q.1) Consider the following statements in regard to the President of India:

  1. President is the highest decision-making authority in our politico-administrative system.
  2. President can require the Prime Minister to submit, for consideration of the council of ministers, any matter on which a decision has been taken by a minister but, which has not been considered by the council.
  3. President can make regulations for the peace, progress and good government of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.
  4. In the case of Puducherry and Delhi, the President can legislate by making regulations but only when the assembly is suspended or dissolved.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a) 1, 3 and 4

b) 2 and 3

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.2) Consider the following statements in regard to the removal of Vice President of India:

  1. The Vice-President may be removed on any ground considered sufficient by the two Houses of the Parliament
  2. In both the cases of removal of the President and the Vice-President, the power of removal is lodged in the two Houses of Parliament
  3. A Vice President may be removed from his office by a resolution of the council of States passed by an absolute majority and agreed to by the House of the People
  4. A Vice President may be removed from his office by a resolution of the council of States passed by a special majority and agreed to by the House of the People

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a) 2 and 4 only

b) 3 and 4 only

c) 3 only

d) 4 only 


Q.3) Which among the following qualifications for a person to be chosen as a member of the Parliament is laid down by the Constitution of India?

  1. He must be not less than 30 years of age in the case of the Rajya Sabha and not less than 25 years of age in the case of the Lok Sabha.
  2. He must be registered as an elector for a parliamentary constituency. This is same in the case of both, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.
  3. He must make and subscribe to an oath or affirmation before the person authorised by the election commission for this purpose, according to the form prescribed in the Fourth Schedule.

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All of the above 


Q.4) Consider the following statements and select the correct statement/s from the codes given below:

  1. Presiding officer decides on questions as to disqualifications of members of the Parliament, in consultation with the Election Commission
  2. Finance Minister causes to be laid before the Parliament the annual financial statement
  3. No demand for a grant can be made except on President’s recommendation

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.5) Which among the following statements is not true in regard to President’s powers?  

  1. President’s power to give or not to give assent to the bills passed by the Parliament is a discretionary power, except in case of money bills and constitutional amendment bills.
  2. The object of conferring this discretionary power on the President is to prevent hasty and ill-considered legislation by the Parliament and to prevent a legislation which may be unconstitutional.
  3. It is not obligatory for the President to give his assent even if the bill is again passed by the state legislature and sent again to him for his consideration.

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 only

d) 1 and 3 only 


Q.6) Whenever a bill seeking to replace an ordinance is introduced in the House

  1. A statement explaining the circumstances that had necessitated immediate legislation by ordinance should also be placed before the House.
  2. A statement explaining why the concerned House is seeking to replace an ordinance should be placed before the President.
  3. The ordinance may cease to operate even earlier than the prescribed expiry of six weeks.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 3 only

d) Both 2 and 3


Q.7) Consider the following differences with regard to the President and the Governor of India: 

  1. Governor has both constitutional and situational discretion power
  2. President has no constitutional discretion, he has only some situational discretion
  3. The pardoning power of the President is independent of the judiciary and is an executive power
  4. Both the Governor and the President have concurrent power in respect of suspension, remission and commutation of death sentence

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1, 2 and 4 only

b) 3 only

c) 3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.8) Consider the following statements in regard to the Prime Minister of India:

  1. The Prime Minister holds office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office.
  2. However, if he loses the confidence of the Lok Sabha, he must resign or the President can dismiss him.
  3. Prime Minister gets the salary and allowances that are payable to a member of Parliament, only his sumptuary allowance varies

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.9) Consider the following statements: 

  1. In India the President is only a nominal executive and the real powers are vested in the prime minister.
  2. The executive power of the Union shall be vested in Prime Minister and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinates to him.
  3. Council of ministers headed by the Prime Minister advices the President with regard to summoning and proroguing of the sessions of the Parliament.
  4. Orders and other instruments made and executed in the name of the President shall be authenticated in such manner as may be specified in rules made by the Parliament.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) All of the above


Q.10) Consider the following in regard to President of India:

  1. A person to be eligible for election as President should have completed 35 years of age, i.e, should be qualified for election as a member of the second chamber.
  2. The salary and allowances of the president are charged from Consolidated Fund of India.
  3. President may be elected for any number of terms

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above 


Q.11) Which among the following is/are correct statements in regard to Council of ministers and Cabinet?

  1. Cabinet functions are determined by the Council of ministers
  2. Council of ministers supervises the implementation of its decisions by the cabinet

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2 


Q.12) Consider the following statements in regard to Council of Ministers:

  1. When the Lok Sabha passes a no-confidence motion against the council of ministers, all the ministers have to resign including those ministers who are from the Rajya Sabha.
  2. The council of ministers can advise the president to dissolve the Lok Sabha on the ground that the House does not represent the views of the electorate faithfully and call for fresh elections.
  3. It is the duty of every minister to stand by cabinet decisions and support them both within and outside the Parliament. If any minister disagrees with a cabinet decision and is not prepared to defend it, he must resign.
  4. President can remove a minister even at a time when the council of ministers enjoys the confidence of the Lok Sabha.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 3 and 4 only

b) 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.13) Who among the following hold office during the pleasure of the President?

  1. Attorney General
  2. Prime Minister
  3. Governor
  4. Council of Ministers

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.14) Which provision is regarded as the foundation of the Parliamentary system of government?

a) Interdependence between Legislature and Executive organs

b) The council of ministers shall be collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha

c) The executive power of the Union shall be vested in President and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him

d) Lok Sabha is elected directly by the people 


Q.15) Consider the below statements in regard to the President of India:

  1. President is the supreme executive authority of the Central government and chief coordinator of Central administration.
  2. He is the supreme commander of the defence forces of India.
  3. In that capacity, he appoints the chiefs of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force and  can declare war or conclude peace, subject to the approval of the Parliament.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) None


Q.16) Consider the following:

Term                                                                           Meaning

  1. Pardon                                                 Completely relief from any punishment
  2. Reprieve                                              Temporary suspension of any punishment
  3. Respite                                                 Awarding less sentence
  4. Commutation                                     Changing one punishment to another

Which of the above terms are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 3

b) 2 and 4

c) 1, 2 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.17) Consider the following statements regarding impeachment of the President of India:

  1. The President of India can be impeached from the office for violation of Constitution, insolvency and using public office for private gains.
  2. A motion of impeachment can be initiated only in Loksabha.
  3. The proposal to prefer such charge is contained in a resolution which has been moved after at least fourteen days’ notice in writing, signed by not less than one-third of the total number of members of the House, has been given of their intention to move the resolution.
  4. If the resolution is passed by a special majority (two thirds of present and voting), the President stands impeached from his office.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect regarding the impeachment of the President of India?

a) 1 and 2

b) 4 only

c) None of the above

d) All of the above


Q.18) The Ordinance mechanism has been devised to enable the executive to deal with a situation that may suddenly and immediately arise when the Parliament is not in session (either one or both houses). Which of the following statements are correct regarding Ordinance making in India?

  1. Article 123 of Indian Constitution empowers the president to promulgate Ordinances.
  2. Maximum life of an ordinance can be 6 months and 6 weeks.
  3. An Ordinance can only be promulgated on the subjects on which Parliament is competent to make laws.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.19) Article 74(1) requires the President to have a Council of Ministers with the Prime Minister at the head to “aid and advice” him in the exercise of his power. Which of the following statements regarding Council of Ministers are correct?

  1. Ministers are appointed by the Prime Minister.
  2. India has a three-tier ministry consisting of cabinet ministers, ministers of state and the deputy ministers.
  3. The term ‘Cabinet’ is not present in the original Constitution.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.20) Consider the following statements with respect to Swarna Bharat Yojana

  1. The scheme is aimed to decrease gold imports by mobilising gold in the domestic market
  2. Gold monetisation, Indian gold coins, Gold bond scheme are some of the ancillary schemes related to Swarna Bharat Yojana

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.21) Swasth Dharaa Khet Haraa is a slogan of which of the following scheme by Government of India

a) Pradhan Mantri Krishi sinchana Yojana

b) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

c) Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

d) Soil health card scheme


Q.22) Consider the following statements with respect to World Wild Life Fund

  1. The fund is created under the aegis of United Nations environment programme
  2. Panda is the official logo of world wildlife fund

Select the correct option

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.23) Shyam Benegal Committee is related to which of the following subjects

a) Tribal alienation

b) Public distribution system

c) Film certification

d) Regulation of MSME


Q.24) Chaitra Vaishaka months in traditional Indian calendar corresponds to which of the following months in English calendar?

a) March-April

b) May-June

c) Jan-Feb

d) April-May


Q.25) Consider the following regarding ‘The Convention on the Rights of the Child’

  1. It is a legally binding treaty under the ambit of United Nations.
  2. According to the convention a child is any person who has not reached the age of sixteen unless a different age of maturity is specified in any country’s law.
  3. It talks about civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3


 

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