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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 4]

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  • March 6, 2018
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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-4.


Importance of Self – Tracking: Learning from Last Year

Last year, aspirants used to comment their answers in the comment box on daily basis. There were huge participation in discussion. Putting answers in comment box has been very effective to self-track yourself after updating the score. In the end, you can cross check your performance through Disqus profile.

It was highly effective in the last edition of 60 Days that propelled aspirants to monitor their performance and learn through discussion. Let you solve these questions with full honesty and write your result in the comment box. Interact with peers to know your mistakes.

The importance of this initiative stands time-bound and aggressive reverse engineering to learn the concepts. Many of you must be busy with your own strategy but let us tell you honestly that in the last two months, it is very important to revise and consolidate your learning. Just reading won’t suffice.

So, take out few hours from your schedule and make it a revision exercise.

How can you make the best use of it?

Be honest to your effort and do not start competing with XYZ aspirants here just for the sake of marks. It is more important for you to introspect and check your learning than focusing on others. Try to answer the questions in 20 minutes only. 

Do not get into negative feeling that I don’t have enough knowledge to answer these questions. Feel like you are taking the real exam. What would be your response then?

The same will be replicated in UPSC exam. Here, you get marks only and nothing else matters. So, make effort to know the answers to all questions. Do not cheat 😛

 

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  • You can copy paste the same format/modify as per your need in Google Spreadsheet and update it on daily basis.
  • Feedback talks about daily test results.
  • Follow-up talks about daily target achieved from sources and the number of revisions to do/done and dates. Sources column is to ensure that aspirants do not run behind various sources and follow the same throughout.

 

Are you ready? Let’s start!


[Day 4]: POLITY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Which of the following aims at the establishing ‘a government of laws and not of men’?

  1. Directive Principles of State Policy
  2. Fundamental Rights
  3. Fundamental Duties
  4. Both (b) and (c)

Q.2) Consider the following statements about Constitution and Rights in Indian context:

  1. The constitution is the result of the rights of the individual as defined and enforced by the courts of law.
  2. The constitution is the source of the individual rights.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Consider the following statements.

Assertion (A): Fundamental Rights check the absoluteness of the authority of the government.

Reason (R): Fundamental Rights itself are absolute.

In the context of the above, which of these is correct?

  1. A is correct, and R is an appropriate explanation of A.
  2. A is correct, but R is not an appropriate explanation of A.
  3. A is correct, but R is incorrect.
  4. Both A and R are incorrect.

Q.4) Article 18 abolishes the titles to ensure Right to Equality. Which of the following titles comes under this provision of abolishment?

  1. Major, Colonel, General etc.
  2. Doctor (Ph.D., MBBS), Professor, Lecturer and Scientist.
  3. Maharaja, Raj Bahadur, Rai Bahadur, Rai Saheb, Dewan Bahadur.
  4. Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Sri.

Q.5) Which of the following programs or schemes strives to implement Directive Principles of State Policy?

  1. National programme for bovine breeding & dairy development (NPBBDD).
  2. Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.
  3. Maternity Benefit Act 1961.
  4. Hill Area Development Program.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.6) Consider the following statements about Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP) and select the correct statement/s:

  1. They are fundamental to the governance of the country.
  2. They have served as useful beacon-lights to the courts.
  3. They are complementary to the fundamental rights of the citizens.
  4. They seek to establish Social and economic democracy in the country.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements about Fundamental Duties.

  1. Fundamental duties in Part IV A of constitution are confined only to citizens and not extended to foreigners.
  2. Constitution contains duties of citizens and not the duties of state.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Which of the following statements are correct regarding the writ ‘Quo-Warranto’:

  1. It prevents illegal usurpation of public office by a person.
  2. It cannot be issued in case of Ministerial office or private office.
  3. This can be sought by any interested person and not necessarily by the aggrieved person.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Article 34 of the Indian Constitution provides for the restriction on fundamental rights while ‘Martial Law’ is in force in any area within the territory of India. Which of the following statements regarding ‘Martial Law’ are correct?

  1. The concept of Martial law has been borrowed from the ‘Weimar Constitution of Germany.
  2. It refers to a situation where civil administration is run by military authorities according to their own rules and regulations.
  3. The expression ‘Martial Law’ has not been defined anywhere in the constitution.

Select the correct code from the following:

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

Q.10) Consider the following statements regarding Uniform Civil Code:

  1. It is a Directive Principle of State Policy given under article 45 of Indian Constitution.
  2. It is a Gandhian directive principle.
  3. Uniform Civil Code refers to the body of laws governing rights and duties pertaining to property and personal matters like marriage, divorce, adoption and inheritance.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.11) Consider the following statements:

  1. Right to elementary education is under right to freedom.
  2. Right to elementary education is available to citizens only.

Which of the above statements are not correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.12) Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  1. Except Articles 20 and 21, remaining Fundamental rights will be suspended during operation of National Emergency
  2. All FRs are negative in character as they place limitations on the authority of the State

Select the code from below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.13) Which of the following is known ‘Conscience of the Constitution’ by Granville Austin?

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. DPSPs
  3. Fundamental Duties
  4. Parliament

Select the code from below:

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

Q.14) Consider the following statements

  1. Fundamental duties were not present in original constitution
  2. All Fundamental duties were added by 42nd CAA, in 1976.
  3. Fundamental duties were introduced after recommendation of Swaran Singh Committee
  4. Fundamental duties are confined to only citizens and not to foreigner

Which of the above statements is NOT correct?


Q.15) Which among the following is/are provisions provided by Constitution of India?

  1. The State shall endeavour to promote international peace and security.
  2. The State shall endeavour to maintain just and honourable relations between nations.
  3. The State shall endeavour to encourage settlement of international disputes by arbitration.

Choose the appropriate option:

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

Q.16) The provision which says – “to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women” in Indian Constitution is provided in

  1. Preamble
  2. Fundamental Rights
  3. Fundamental Duties
  4. DPSPs

Q.17) Which among the following are protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 and as a part of the freedoms guaranteed by Part III of the Constitution?

  1. Live-in Relationships
  2. Right to privacy
  3. Right to electricity

Choose correct answer:

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

Q.18) Right to Privacy as part of the Right to Life was established in –

  1. Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India
  2. Maneka Gandhi v.  Union of India
  3. Olga Tellis v.  Bombay Municipal Corporation
  4. Indira Sawhney v.  Union of India

Q.19) Which of the following does not relate to the Fundamental Rights as enshrined in the Constitution of India?

  1. Free and compulsory education to all children of the age 6-14yrs
  2. Prohibition of trafficking in human beings and forced labour
  3. Improvement of public health and prohibition of intoxicating drinks
  4. Promotion of the educational and economic interest of the weaker sections of the people, especially SCs and STs

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Q.20) Consider the following statements about Directive Principles of State Policy:

  1. The Directive Principles resemble the ‘Objective Resolutions’ which was moved by Nehru in 1946.
  2. They lay down the foundation stone of social equality and social justice.
  3. DPSP consists of certain rights that individuals should enjoy apart from the Fundamental Rights.

Select the correct answer:

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

Q.21) Which among the following writs is known as ‘bulwark of individual liberty against arbitrary detention’?

  1. Habeas Corpus
  2. Mandamus
  3. Prohibition
  4. Quo-warranto

Q.22) Consider the following statements about ‘Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code’

  1. It defines the criminal act of revolting against an established authority, usually in the form of treason or defamation of a government
  2. It is a pre-independence provision

Select the correct statements

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.23) National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) deals with appeals arising out of orders of which of the following?

  1. National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)
  2. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
  3. Competition Commission of India (CCI)

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.24) Gorkhaland is a proposed statehood demand from the Indian state of West Bengal. The proposed area of Gorkhaland borders which of the following?

  1. Jharkhand
  2. Sikkim
  3. Bhutan

Select the correct code:

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL)

  1. It is set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  2. The Deputy Governor of RBI is the Chairman of the Governing Council of CAFRAL
  3. It collaborates with other institutions within the country and outside to promote research in areas of interest to the Centre

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. It is conducted by

  1. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  2. United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture
  3. World Economic Forum
  4. Etudes Sans Frontières International

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