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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 23]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-23.


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 😛

 

DETAILED MICRO ANALYSIS MATRIX SAMPLEis given here. You can download this and do an assessment for yourself.  DOWNLOAD

  • 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 23]: POLITY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following statements with regard to a Private Bill?

  1. It can be introduced by any member of Parliament
  2. Its rejection by the House has an implication on the parliamentary confidence in the government

Select the correct code

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements.

  1. Parliamentary Affairs Committee is chaired by the Prime Minister.
  2. The Political Affairs Committee, the most powerful often described as a “Super-Cabinet”.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) With regard to Secretariat of Parliament, consider the following  

  1. The recruitment and service conditions of the Secretariat are regulated by the presiding officer of the House
  2. Secretary-general of the Secretariat is appointed by the President

Select the correct code

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

Q.4) Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Censure motion’?

  1. It can be moved against any individual minister
  2. It should state the reasons for its adoption in the Lok Sabha.
  3. If it is passed in the Lok Sabha, the council of ministers need not resign from the office.

Choose the correct code

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

Q.5) In which of the following situations the President can exercise constitutional discretion?

  1. Appointment of Prime Minister when no party has a clear majority in the Lok Sabha or when the Prime Minister in office dies suddenly and there is no obvious successor.
  2. Dismissal of the council of ministers when it cannot prove the confidence of the Lok Sabha.
  3. Dissolution of the Lok Sabha if the council of ministers has lost its majority.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. None of the above

Q.6) The Electoral College for the election of President consists of

  1. Elected members of both the houses of parliament.
  2. The independently elected members of the legislatives assemblies of the state.
  3. Lt. Governor of Union territories.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.7) Prime Minister of India is chairman of

  1. NITI Aayog
  2. National Integration Council
  3. National Water Resources council

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.8) Consider the following statements regarding the passing of an ordinary bill in the Parliament:

  1. In first stage a bill is introduced in the house and detailed discussion will take place.
  2. In second stage bill is generally referred to a Select committee of the house.
  3. In third reading the debate is confined to the acceptance or rejection of the bill as a whole and no amendments are allowed.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.9) The scheme of Youth Parliament was started to acquaint the younger generations with practices and procedures of Parliament. It was started by the recommendation of

  1. All India Whips Conference
  2. Constituent Assembly of India
  3. Planning Commission
  4. Election Commission

Q.10) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Adjournment Motion?

  1. It is introduced in the house to draw attention to a definite matter of urgent public importance.
  2. It needs support of at least 50 members to be admitted.
  3. It involves an element of censure against the government.
  4. It can be introduced in both the houses.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.11) Which of the following statements are NOT correct regarding the three types questions asked in question hour?

  1. Starred question – requires a written answer.
  2. Unstarred question – requires an oral answer.
  3. Short Notice Question – requires an Oral Answer.

Select the code from below:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 3 only
  3. All of the above
  4. None of the above

Q.12) In case of dissolution of Lok Sabha

  1. A bill pending in the Lok Sabha lapses
  2. A bill passed by the Lok Sabha but pending in the Rajya Sabha lapses
  3. A bill not passed by the two Houses due to disagreement and if the president has notified the holding of a joint sitting before the dissolution of Lok Sabha, lapses.
  4. A bill pending in the Rajya Sabha but not passed by the Lok Sabha, lapses.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.13) Consider the following statements regarding Prorogation of Lok Sabha:

  1. Lok Sabha is prorogued by the Speaker.
  2. House cannot be prorogued while it is in session.
  3. House is prorogued only after the completion of tenure of a Government.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. None of the above

Q.14) Consider the following statements and identify the incorrect statement:

  1. The office of ‘whip’ is mentioned neither in the Constitution of India nor in the Rules of the House nor in a Parliamentary Statute.
  2. The members of Rajya Sabha are elected by the State Legislatures.
  3. The maximum gap between two sessions of Parliament cannot be more than six months.
  4. There is the ‘Leader of the Opposition’ in each house of Parliament.

Q.15) Which among the given statements is/are true in regard to the Speaker of Lok Sabha?

  1. Parliamentary Affairs Committee, which looks after the progress of government business in the Parliament, is chaired by the Speaker
  2. He is the guardian of powers and privileges of the members, the House as a whole and its committees
  3. President enables the House to elect the new Speaker

Select the appropriate code

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements with regard to Parliamentary Privileges:

  1. Without these privileges, the Parliament can neither maintain their authority, dignity and honour nor can protect their members from any obstruction in the discharge of their parliamentary responsibilities
  2. The Constitution has extended Parliamentary privileges to the Parliament, including the attorney general of India

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.17) Which among the following qualifications for a person to be chosen a member of the Parliament is laid down by the Constitution of India?

  1. He 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. He must be registered as an elector for a parliamentary constituency. This is same in the case of both, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.
  3. He must make and subscribe to an oath or affirmation before the person authorised by the election commission for this purpose, according to the form prescribed in the Fourth Schedule.

Choose the appropriate code:

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

Q.18) Consider the below legislative procedures in the State Legislature with regard to Ordinary Bills. Select the incorrect statement if any:

  1. It can be introduced either by a minister or by private member.
  2. The Constitution provides for the mechanism of joint sitting of two Houses of the state legislature to resolve a deadlock between them over the passage of a bill.
  3. It is deemed to have been passed by the state legislature only when both the Houses have agreed to it, either with or without amendments.
  4. None of the above

Q.19) Chief Justice of India has to take approval or previous consent of the president while:

  1. appointing a judge of a High Court as an ad hoc judge of the Supreme Court
  2. appointing a retired judge of the Supreme Court or a retired judge of a high court to act as a judge of the Supreme Court
  3. appointing other place or places other than Delhi as seat of the Supreme Court.

Choose the correct code from below options:

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

Q.20) Which committee of Parliament in India does not have members from Rajya Sabha?

  1. Committee on Public Undertakings
  2. Estimates Committee
  3. Public Accounts Committee
  4. Privileges Committee

Q.21) With regard to pardoning power of the President, which of statements given below is incorrect?

  1. The power to pardon is to be exercised by the President on the advice of the Union Cabinet
  2. The President cannot pardon sentences inflicted by court martial
  3. The Constitution does not provide for any mechanism to question the legality of decisions of President
  4. None

Q.22) What is the purpose of VAJRA Scheme?

  1. To enable NRIs and overseas scientific community to participate and contribute to research and development in India
  2. To enable the famous foreign educational institutions to open their campuses in India
  3. To increase the quality of education provided in government schools by taking help from the private sector
  4. To encourage voluntary monetary contributions from private individuals and organizations so as to improve the infrastructure facilities for government schools

Q.23) Consider the following statements about ‘Minsky Moment’

  1. It refers to the point where the financial system moves from stability to instability
  2. It refers to a sudden collapse in asset prices after long periods of growth, sparked by debt or currency pressures

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.24) Consider the following statements about Commercial Paper (CP)?

  1. It is an unsecured form of promissory note that pays a fixed rate of interest
  2. It can be issued for maturities for a minimum of 90 days
  3. Only a scheduled bank can act as an Issuing and Paying Agent (IPA) for issuance of CP

Select the correct statements

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

Q.25) The term ‘Destination Restriction Clause’ was in news in the context of India & Japan. It is associated with

  1. Liquid Natural Gas
  2. Civil Nuclear Agreement
  3. High Speed Rail
  4. Vehicles other than Railway & Tramway

Q.26) Pan African e-Network Project (PAENP) is an ICT project by

  1. India
  2. Japan
  3. United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology

Select the correct code:

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

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