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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 26]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 26]

 


Q.1) Consider the following statements in regard to the conditions of Governor’s office:

  1. Governor is entitled to such emoluments, allowances and privileges as may be determined by Parliament.
  2. However, when the same person is appointed as the governor of two or more states, the emoluments and allowances are determined by the president.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.2) Consider the following statements in regard to the appointment and oath of the Governor:

  1. Governor should be an outsider, that is, he should not belong to the state where he is appointed.
  2. While appointing the governor, the president is required to consult the chief minister of the state concerned and the latter’s advice is binding.
  3. The oath of office to the governor is administered by the President or some person appointed in that behalf by him.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 3 only 


 Q.3) Consider the following statements:

  1. State council of ministers advises the governor with regard to the appointment of important officials like advocate general, chairman and members of the state public service commission, state election commissioner, and so on.
  2. Presiding officer announces the government policies on the floor of the house.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.4) Which among the following given statements is/are the constitutional discretion that Governor exercise?

  1. Determining the amount payable by the Government of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram to an autonomous Tribal District Council as royalty accruing from licenses for mineral exploration
  2. Seeking information from the chief minister with regard to the administrative and legislative matters of the state
  3. The governor has constitutional discretion while exercising his functions as the administrator of an adjoining union territory

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.5) Consider the following statements in regard to the Chief Minister of a State:

  1. CM is the chief spokesman of the state government
  2. He acts as a chairman of the concerned zonal council by rotation, holding office for a period of one year at a time
  3. He is the member of the Inter-State Council and the National Development Council, both headed by the prime minister

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.6) Which among the below given statements is/are correct in regard to Governor? 

  1. The term of the Governor is not fixed by the Constitution and he holds office during the pleasure of the President
  2. Also the Constitution does not lay down any grounds upon which a governor may be removed by the President

Select the correct code:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.7) Bicameral legislatures have been provided in some states under the Constitution. In case of a deadlock between the two Houses in such States

a) Joint sitting is called by the Governor and the decision by the majority is taken as final decision

b) Decision of the Governor is final

c) The opinion of the Legislative Assembly is taken as final after a lapse of specified period

d) The matter is referred to the President for decision


Q.8) Which among the following are the powers of the Governor?

  1. He appoints the vice-chancellors of universities in the state
  2. He appoints the chief minister and other ministers including Tribal Welfare minister in the states of Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha
  3. He appoints the state election commissioner and determines his conditions of service and tenure of office
  4. He decides on the question of removal of members of the state election commission in consultation with the Election Commission

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.9) Consider the following statements in regard to the strength of the state council of ministers:

  1. The total number of ministers, including the chief minister, in the council of ministers in a state shall not exceed 15 per cent of the total strength of the legislative assembly of that state.
  2. But, the number of ministers, including the chief minister, in a state shall not be less than 12.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.10) Governor has certain special responsibilities to discharge according to the directions issued by the President. In which among the following states he can be directed to discharge special responsibilities?

  1. Karnataka
  2. Telangana
  3. Gujarat
  4. Sikkim
  5. Assam

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1, 3, 4 and 5 only

b) 4 and 5 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q.11) Consider the following statements in regard to the Governor:

  1. He is the constitutional head of the state as well as the representative of the Centre
  2. He is the chairman of the State Planning Board
  3. He acts as the chancellor of universities in the state
  4. He is the political head of the services

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) All of the above

b) 1, 3 and 4 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1 only


Q.12) Which among the below given statements is/are correct with regard to legislative councils?

  1. The Constitution provides for the abolition or creation of legislative councils in states
  2. Accordingly, the Parliament can abolish a legislative council or create it, if the legislative assembly of the concerned state passes a resolution to that effect
  3. Such a specific resolution must be passed by the state assembly by a special majority
  4. This Act of Parliament is not to be deemed as an amendment of the Constitution for the purposes of Article 368 and is passed like an ordinary piece of legislation (i.e, by simple majority)

Select the appropriate code:

a) 1, 3 and 4

b) 2 and 3

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.13) Which among the following statements is/are true in regard to Governor?

  1. Governor is consulted by the president while appointing the judges of the concerned state high court.
  2. Governor appoints persons to the judicial service of the state (including district judges) in consultation with the state high court and the State Public Service Commission.

Select the correct code:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.14) Which among the below given statements is/are correct in regard to state council of ministers and central council of ministers?

  1. Unlike the Centre, there is no provision in the Constitution for the system of legal responsibility of the minister in the states.
  2. Like at the Centre, in the states too, the council of ministers consists of three categories of ministers, namely, cabinet ministers, ministers of state, and deputy ministers.
  3. The difference between them lies in their respective ranks, emoluments, and political importance.

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.15) Consider the following statements in regard to Deputy Ministers: 

  1. Deputy Ministers can either be given independent charge of departments or can be attached to cabinet ministers.
  2. However, they are not members of the cabinet and do not attend the cabinet meetings unless specially invited when something related to their departments are considered by the cabinet.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.16) In which of the following Union Territories, the administrator of the UT is called a Lt. Governor?

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  2. Daman and Diu
  3. Delhi
  4. Pondicherry
  5. Lakshadweep Islands

Select the code from the following:

a) 3 and 4

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 3,4 and 5

d) All of the above


Q.17) Consider the following statements regarding the Writ Jurisdiction of High courts: 

  1. Writs come under the ‘Original’ jurisdiction of High Court.
  2. High Court has been empowered to issue writs for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights and for other purposes.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2 


Q.18) Consider the following statements:

  1. It is constitutionally mandatory for the President to consult the Chief Minister of a respective state before appointing a Governor.
  2. The Governor can be removed before his term by the Legislative Assembly of a state by the process of impeachment.
  3. A governor may be simultaneously assigned more than one states.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.19) Consider the following statements:

  1. According to the preamble of the Constitution of Kashmir, Kashmir is a temporary part of India.
  2. In case of J and K, the residuary powers belong to the state’s legislature.
  3. According to Indian Constitution, article 370 is a temporary provision granting special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.20) Consider the following statements:

  1. State Election Commission is responsible for conducting the elections for Legislative Assemblies.
  2. Election Commission appoints tribunals for the decision of doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with election to parliament and State Legislatures.
  3. Only two Union Territories have Legislative Assemblies.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.21) Consider the following countries

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Albania
  3. Romania

Which of the above listed country is not bordering Black Sea?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 2 and 3 only


Q.22) Consider the following statements with respect to ParamParagt Krishi Vikas Yojana

  1. The scheme follows cluster based approach of 50 farmers to promote organic farming
  2. Each farmer will be provided 20000 rupees per acre in three years from seed to harvesting crops and to transport them to market

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.23) Consider the following statements with respect to Rashtriya Gokul Mission

  1. The scheme focuses on conservation and development of indigenous and exotic breeds.
  2. Gokul Grams will be established to develop indigenous breeds under Rashtriya Gokul mission

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.24) Consider the following statements with respect to Jan Aaushadi scheme 

  1. The schemes aims to make generic medicines available to BPL and APL families only
  2. The scheme is spear headed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Select the correct answer

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.25) Consider the following statements with respect to recently announced Price Stabilization Fund

  1. It functions under Consumer Affairs Ministry
  2. The Price Stabilization Fund aims to stabilize the prices of tea, coffee, rubber and tobacco to contain the distress of the farmers

Select the correct answer

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


 

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