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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 37]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 37]

 


Q.1) The Centre is empowered to give directions to the states with regard to the exercise of their executive power in which of the following matters?

  1. Communication
  2. Railways
  3. Linguistic minority groups
  4. Welfare of the Scheduled Tribes

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 2, 3 and 4

b) 1, 2 and 3

c) 1 and 2

d) All of the above


Q.2) The Constitution of India makes which of the following provisions with regard to inter-state comity?

  1. Adjudication of inter-state water disputes
  2. Establishment of zonal councils
  3. Mutual recognition of public acts, records and judicial proceedings
  4. Freedom of inter-state trade, commerce and intercourse

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 3 and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.3) Which of the following trends in the working of Indian political system reflects its federal spirit?

a) Disputes between states over sharing of river water

b) The emergence of regional parties and their coming to power in states

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of the above


Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Indian federal system is based on the ‘Canadian model’ and not on the ‘American model’
  2. The Indian federation resembles the Candian federation in its formation, its preference to the term ‘Union’ and its centralising tendency

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2 


Q.5) Which of the following statements is/are correct with regard to the provisions of scheduled and tribal areas of India?

  1. The Governor is empowered to direct that an act of Parliament does not apply to a scheduled area, i.e, states belonging to Schedule V
  2. The President may likewise direct that an act of Parliament does not apply to a tribal area (autonomours district), i.e, states belonging to Schedule VI

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.6) Consider the following statements:

  1. In case of a conflict between the Central law and the state law on a subject enumerated in the Concurrent List, the Central law prevails over the state law
  2. If the state law has been reserved for the consideration of the president and has received his assent, then the state law prevails in that state
  3. It means, only in the above case [statement (2)], Parliament cannot override over the state law

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) All of the above

d) None of the above


Q.7) The Indian Constitution is unitary in spirit because

a) Parliament can make laws for the states under some circumstances

b) All India Services are provided for

c) Only the Union Parliament has the power to propose amendment in the Constitution

d) All of the above are true


Q.8) Which of the following statements is/are correct with regard to the Federal System of India?

  1. Constitution of India provides for a federal system of government in the country
  2. Constitution of India establishes a dual polity consisting the Union at the Centre and the states at the periphery

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. Any legislation passed by the State Legislature for acquisition of private property for public purposes will not become a law unless it has the assent of the President
  2. The legislature of a state can impose reasonable restrictions on the freedom of trade, commerce and intercourse with that state or within that state in public interest. But, a bill for this purpose can be introduced in the legislature only with the previous sanction of the president.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.10) The objectives (or the functions) of the zonal councils does not include which of the following:

a) To help in arresting the growth of acute state-consciousness, regionalism, linguism and particularistic trends

b) To help in removing the after-effects of separation in some cases so that the process of reorganisation, integration and economic advancement may synchronise

c) To secure some kind of political equilibrium between different regions of the country

d) None of the above


Q.11) The most productive sources of revenue in every federation are with the centre while the most expensive heads of expenditure are with the states. This makes states financially dependent on the center. Which of the following statements are correct about Financial relations of Center and state?

  1. In the matter of taxation, the constitution recognizes no concurrent jurisdiction. Hence there is no subject who may be taxed both by the union and the state governments.
  2. The share of states in tax revenue is decided by the NITI ayog.
  3. The residuary power of taxation belongs to the centre.

Select the code from below:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) None of the above


Q.12) Consider the following statements regarding Finance Commission:

  1. Finance Commission is a statutory body made by Finance Commission Act 1948.
  2. Finance Commission decides the subjects on which Center and States can levy taxes respectively.
  3. It determines the principles of governing the Grants in Aid to states.
  4. Formation of NITI aayog has made Finance Commission redundant.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) 2, 3 and 4 only 


Q.13) According to Article 360 of the Constitution, President can declare a Financial Emergency. Consider the following statements regarding Financial Emergency:

  1. The President can reduce the salaries of all government officials, excluding judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts.
  2. Fundamental Rights are suspended.
  3. After the Money bills are passed by the Legislature of the State, they are reserved for the final approval of the President.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 2 only

d) All of the above


Q.14) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code has been passed by the Government. Which of the following are correct about the Insolvency Resolution Process:

  1. The resolution process may be initiated by the debtor or creditors upon a default in repayment.
  2. The process will have to be completed within 360 days.
  3. During the process, the creditors will decide to either restructure the company’s debt, or sell its assets to recover their outstanding dues.
  4. The proceeds from sale will be distributed in an order of Priority.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.15) The Ministry of Women and Child Development released the draft Trafficking of persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016. Which of the following are the features of the draft bill?

  1. Anti-trafficking bodies will be constituted at the district level only.
  2. The District Anti-Trafficking body will be headed by a District Magistrate or District Collector and will consists of five members.
  3. A special Agency will be constituted for investigation of offences. A Session’s Court in each district will be specified as a Special Court.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.16) In which of the following cases, The Parliament can make a law on a subject in the State List?

  1. A proclamation of emergency is in force.
  2. Two or more states make a request to the Parliament to make a law on a subject.
  3. Rajya Sabha passes a resolution that such subjects have acquired national importance

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) 1,2 and 3


Q.17) Consider the following statements:

  1. Education was initially a subject under State list but later it was brought under Central List.
  2. To bring a subject from State list to Concurrent List a Constitutional Amendment is required.

 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 regarding the Special Category Status awarded to states in India:

  1. The Special Status to a state is Awarded by National Development Council (NDC).
  2. Economic and infrastructural backwardness of a state is the only criterion to award the special status.
  3. Recently Telangana got the Special State status.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.19) If the states fail to comply with the directives of the Central Government, which of the following actions can be taken by the President?

  1. He can send Paramilitary forces to state to assert compliance.
  2. He can order fresh elections in state.
  3. He can declare State emergency and assume the responsibility for the governance of the state.
  4. He can dissolve the Legislature and ask Governor to assume the responsibility of the Governance of the state.

Select the code from following:

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 4


Q.20) Which of the following statement/s is/are correct regarding Constitutional Amendment bill.

  1. Prior permission of President is required before introducing the constitutional amendment bill in parliament.
  2. President must give his assent to the bill if duly passed by both houses.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 only.

b) 2 only.

c) Both

d) None


Q.21) Consider the following

  1. Muga
  2. Eri
  3. Mulberry
  4. Tasar

Arrange the above varieties of silk in increasing order of their production

a) 3241

b) 3412

c) 2413

d) 2143


Q.22) Shalimer Garden was created by which of the following Mughal ruler

a) Akbar

b) Humayun

c) Shah Jahan

d) Jehangir


Q.23) The article which deals with abolition and creation of legislative council in states is

a) Article 171

b) Article 169

c) Article 175

d) Article 182


Q.24) Recently government of India announced setting up of Asia’s first rice technology park. The proposed park is based on

a) Amaravati – Andhra Pradesh

b) Gangavathi – Karnataka

c) Nellore – Andhra Pradesh

d) Ludhiana – Punjab


Q.25) The restoration of Noyyal River was in news recently. Noyyal River is found in which of the following state

a) Kerala

b) Assam

c) West Bengal

d) Tamil Nadu


 

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