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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 6]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-6.


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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  • 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 6]: POLITY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following statements.

Assertion (A): Cabinet is responsible to the House of People  

Reason (R): The membership of the Cabinet is restricted to the House of the People.

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.2) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the members of the Rajya Sabha?

  1. Some of the members are elected by the elected members of state legislative assemblies.
  2. Some of the members are indirectly elected by members of an electoral college specially constituted for the purpose.
  3. Some of the members are nominated by the President.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.3) In which of the following cases the member of parliament can be disqualified?

  1. If he holds government contracts.
  2. If he acquires voluntarily the citizenship of a foreign country.
  3. If he voluntary gives up the membership of the political party on whose ticket he is elected to the House.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.4) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha derives his powers and duties from which of the following sources?

  1. Constitution of India
  2. Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of Rajya Sabha.
  3. Parliamentary Conventions

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.5) Consider the following statements in Indian innovations in the parliamentary procedure.

  1. Zero hour and Calling attention motion are Indian innovation in the parliamentary procedure.
  2. Both Zero hour and Calling attention motion are not mentioned in the Rules of Procedure.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.6) Which of the following are the expenditure ‘charged’ upon the Consolidated Fund of India?

  1. Emoluments and allowances of the President and other expenditure relating to his office.
  2. Salaries, allowances and pensions of the judges of the High Courts.
  3. Salaries, allowances and pension of the chairman and members of the Union Public Service Commission.
  4. Any sum required to satisfy any judgement, decree or award of any court or arbitral tribunal.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements about the cut motion.

  1. It should relate to one demand only.
  2. It can make suggestions for the amendment or repeal of existing laws.
  3. It can be related to any matter that`s expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.
  4. It can be related to a matter that is under adjudication by a court, only in special cases.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.8) Consider the following statements:

  1. Office of Speaker and Deputy Speaker originated in India under the provisions of Government of India act 1909.
  2. Deputy Speaker performs the duties of Speaker both when the Speaker is absent and when the office of Speaker is vacant.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. A minister can participate in the proceedings of a house of Parliament, of which he is not a member.
  2. A minister who is not a member of either of the houses of Parliament can participate in the proceedings of both the houses.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.10) Which of the following statements regarding advancement of date of presentation of budget is correct?

  1. The shift of date of presentation of budget was made after the approval of the Lok Sabha.
  2. The shift of date of presentation of budget was made after the assent of the President.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.11) Consider the following statements

  1. When president submits resignation to vice president , VP has to intimate the same to both speaker and chief justice of India
  2. When president resigns and election to post of president is delayed due to some reason, the vice president will remain as president till such date of election of new president.

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 regarding Lok Sabha Secretary General is incorrect?

  1. Secretary General is appointed by the President
  2. He remains in the office till age of 60 years (retirement).
  3. His functions are to provide a link between changing members and keeping the records.
  4. He summons the members to attend the session of parliament on behalf of President.

Q.13) Which of the following are the exclusive powers of Rajya Sabha and not enjoyed by Lok Sabha?

  1. It can authorise the Parliament to make a law on a subject enumerated in the State List.
  2. It can authorise the Parliament to create new All-India Services common to both the Centre and states
  3. A constitutional Amendment Bill can be initiated only in Rajya Sabha

Select the code from following:

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

Q.14) Which of the following statements regarding Estimates Committee are correct?

  1. Rajya Sabha does not have any representation in this committee.
  2. All parties get due representation in it.
  3. A minister cannot be elected as a member of this committee

Select the code from following:

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

Q.15) Consider the below statements:

  1. Though the Constitution has abandoned the system of separate electorate, it provides for the system of communal representation by reserving seats for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in the Lok Sabha.
  2. Though the Constitution has adopted the system of proportional representation in the case of Rajya Sabha, it has not preferred the same system in the case of Lok Sabha.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.16) Which of the below statements is/are true about the two houses of the Parliament?

  1. A person 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. Minimum age for election to the post of Vice-President and Governor is 30 years as in the case of Rajya Sabha.

Choose correct answer:

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

Q.17) Consider the below statements with respect to panel of chairpersons and vice-chairpersons:

  1. Under the Rules of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, the Speaker and the Chairman can nominate from amongst the members a panel of chairpersons and vice-chairpersons respectively.
  2. Any of them can preside over the House when the office of the Speaker or the Deputy Speaker is vacant.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.18) Which among the given statements is/are true in regard to the Speaker of Lok Sabha?

  1. He is the final interpreter of the provisions of the Constitution of India within the House.
  2. President enables the House to elect the new Speaker.
  3. He is the guardian of powers and privileges of the members, the House as a whole and its committees.

Choose the correct answer:

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

Q.19) Which among the following is/are correct in regard to Motions associated with Parliamentary functions?

  1. No-Confidence Motion and Censure motion can be moved against the entire council of ministers
  2. Calling Attention Motion is introduced in the Parliament to draw attention of the House to a definite matter of urgent public importance
  3. All resolutions come in the category of substantive motion

Select the appropriate code

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

Q.20) Consider the following about Money Bills and Financial bills:

  1. Money bills and financial bills can be introduced only on the recommendation of the President.
  2. A Money Bill can be tabled in either House of Parliament.
  3. The Rajya Sabha must return a Money Bill passed by Lok Sabha and send it for consideration within 14 days.
  4. The President cannot return a Money Bill to Lok Sabha for reconsideration.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

Q.21) Consider the below statements with regard to Parliamentary Forums:

  1. Speaker of Lok Sabha is the President of all the Parliamentary Forums.
  2. The Secretary-General of Lok Sabha is the Secretary to the forums.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.22) The ‘Six-Day War’ refers to

  1. Third Arab-Israeli war
  2. Third Anglo-Afghan War
  3. Operation Masterdom
  4. Battle of Imphal

Q.23) Consider the following statements about Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP)

  1. It is a designation of a securities issue given by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
  2. It allows both listed and non-listed companies to raise capital from its domestic markets without the need to submit any pre-issue filings to market regulators

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) Consider the following statement about ‘Estuarine Crocodile’

  1. It the largest species of crocodiles
  2. It is found throughout the Indian subcontinent
  3. It is a freshwater species found in lakes and rivers

Select the correct statements

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

Q.25) Recently, which of the following lakes was declared as a Biodiversity Heritage Site?

  1. Loktak Lake
  2. Wular Lake
  3. Ameenpur Lake
  4. No water body is declared as Biodiversity Heritage Site in India

Q.26) Oxytocin is used for which of the following reasons?

  1. To induce labour or strengthen labour contractions during childbirth
  2. It is given to milk yielding cattle for increased milk production
  3. It is used as a growth promoter in chickens

Select the correct code:

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

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