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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 Polity & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 50]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 50]

 


Q.1) Consider the following in regard to the powers and actions taken by the National Human Rights Commission:

  1. NHRC has wide-ranging powers to investigate, recommend prosecutions, and award compensations for human rights violations.
  2. NHRC can take any coercive measuresand take action against persons or authorities who do not follow the guidelines laid down by it.

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.2) Which among the following statement(s) is/are correct about Cabinet Secretariat?

  1. The Cabinet Secretariat functions directly under the Prime Minister.
  2. The administrative head of the Secretariat is the Cabinet Secretary who is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Civil Services Board.
  3. The business allotted to Cabinet Secretariat is Secretarial assistance to Cabinet and Cabinet Committees; and Rules of Business.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.3) Consider the following statements about National Investigation Agency:

  1. The NIA was created by an Act of the Parliament following Mumbai Terror Attack of November 2008
  2. The NIA deals with offences under only eight laws, which also includes among them the Atomic Energy Act, 1962

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.4) Which among the following is true regarding the composition of NHRC?

  1. The NHRC, set up under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, consists of nine members.
  2. Four are ex-office appointments — serving Chairpersons of the National Commissions for Minorities, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Women.
  3. Two are persons who have done work in the area of human rights.
  4. Three are from the judiciary: a sitting or retired judge of the Supreme Court; a Chief Justice of a High Court; and, the most important of all, a former Chief Justice of India (CJI) who heads the Commission.

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) All of the above


Q.5) The National Human Rights Commission’s public face and guiding force is the Chairperson. Consider the following statements in regard to Chairperson:

  1. The Chairperson is appointed by the president on the recommendations of a six-member committee.
  2. Only a former CJI or a puisne judge of the Supreme Court are considered for the post.
  3. The chairman hold office for a term of five years or until they attain the age of 70 years.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) All of the above

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 3 only


Q.6) Consider the following in regard to the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioner:

  1. The Chief Information Commissioner and an Information Commissioner hold office for a term of 5 years or until they attain the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.
  2. They are not eligible for reappointment.
  3. The Commission can order inquiry into any matter if there are reasonable grounds (suo-moto power).
  4. The Commission is empowered to utilise the services of any officer or investigation agency of the Central government or any state government for the purpose.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) All of the above

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 2, 3 and 4 only


Q.7) Which among the following statement is/are true about Higher Education in India?

  1. Education falls under the Concurrent List of the Constitution
  2. The mandate of determining standards of higher education and research lies with the centre, as this falls under the Union List
  3. States have powers to incorporate, regulate and wind up universities as a subject under the State List

Select the appropriate option:

a) All the above

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1 only


Q.8) Consider the statements related to Fast Track Courts (FTCs):

  1. FTCs were to be established by the state governments in consultation with the Supreme Court
  2. The judges for these FTCs were appointed by promoting members from amongst the eligible judicial officers on ad-hoc basis only.
  3. Under the scheme average of five FTCs were to be established in each district of the country.

Choose the correct codes

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 only

c) 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.9) Which among the following is/are not true about Zonal Councils?

  1. The Zonal Councils are neither statutory nor constitutional bodies.
  2. There are 5 zonal councils (Northern, Central, Eastern, Western and Southern)
  3. The Prime Minister is the common chairman of the five zonal councils.
  4. Each chief minister acts as a vice-chairman of the council by rotation, holding office for a period of one year at a time.

Choose the appropriate codes from below options

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3

c) 1 and 4

d) 3 and 4


Q.10) Which of the following bodies does not/do not find mention in the Constitution? 

  1. National Development Council
  2. Planning Commission
  3. Zonal Councils

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.11) Who of the following are part of NITI Aayog but were not a part of Planning Commission?

  1. Prime Minister
  2. Chief Ministers of All states
  3. Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories
  4. Chief Secretaries of All States

Select the code from below:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 2,3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.12) Which of the following actions can be taken by National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) with respect to alleged inhuman conditions of relief camps for riots victims in a state in India:

  1. Taking suo motu cognizance, NHRC may order independent probe to inquire into violation of human rights but only within one year of the incident.
  2. NHRC may order the state government to make payment of compensation or damages to the victims.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.13) Consider the following statements regarding Central Information Commission(CIC):

  1. It was constituted through an Official Gazette Notification under the provisions of the Right to Information Act (2005).
  2. It entertains complaints and appeals pertaining to offices, financial institutions, public sector undertakings, etc., under the Central Government, State Government and the Union Territories.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.14) Consider the following:

 Central Body/Commission                                              Ministry

a) UPSC                                                                      Ministry of Personnel

b) Central Vigilance Commission                         Ministry of Personnel

c) Central Information Commission                    Ministry of Personnel

d) Staff Selection Commission                              Ministry of Personnel

Which of the above are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 4

b) 2 and 3

c) 1,2 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.15) Consider the following statements regarding Central Vigilance Commission:

  1. The Central Vigilance Commissioner and vigilance commissioners are appointed by the president by warrant under his hand and seal.
  2. They hold office for a term of six years or until they attain the age of sixty five years, whichever is earlier.
  3. They are not eligible for further employment under the Central or a state government.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 3 only


Q.16) Consider the following statements:

  1. After Ice Age, Mars pole has become warmer than lower latitudes.
  2. After Ice Age, the polar region and high latitudes had become cooler than average on Earth

Select the incorrect option/s from the following:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above


Q.17) Identify the committee set up to simplify tax administration?

a) Urjit Patel Committee

b) V.Easwar Committee

c) Parthasarthi Shome Committee

d) Mohanty Committee


Q.18) Which port became the first in the country to implement logistics data tagging of containers?

a) Jawaharlal Nehru Port

b) Enayam Port

c) Port of Kolkata

d) Haldia Port


Q.19) What do you mean by ‘Fly-by-night Money’?

a) Investment in technology

b) Investment in stock markets in order to make capital gains

c) Investment in technology and the production process

d) Investment in provision of services


Q.20) The World Investment Report, 2016 has been released by the—

a) World Bank

b) International Monetary Fund

c) AIIB

d) UNCTAD


 

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