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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 25]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-25.


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 25]: POLITY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following features of administration contained in the Fifth Schedule.

  1. The parliament is empowered to declare an area to be a scheduled area.
  2. The governor is empowered to direct that any particular act of Parliament or the state legislature does not apply to a scheduled area or apply with specified modifications and exceptions.
  3. The governor is empowered to organize and re-organize the autonomous districts.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements.

  1. The National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (NILERD) is a subordinate office of the NITI Aayog.
  2. The prime objective of NILERD has been to develop an institutional framework for socio-economic development of the nation.
  3. The Institute has its own campus at Narela.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Consider the following related to position of ‘Water’ in Indian Constitution.

  1. The provision for water being in the Union, State and Concurrent List is the major bone of contention in present day Inter-Water dispute.
  2. Article 262 deals with adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter State Rivers or river valleys
  3. Indian Constitution explicitly grants parliament the right to legislate over the matters in Entry 56, and also gives it primacy over the Supreme Court.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements.

  1. The Constitution of India, being federal in structure, divides all powers (legislative, executive, financial and judiciary) between the Centre and the states.
  2. There is no restriction on plenary territorial jurisdiction of the parliament.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.5) Consider the following statements.

  1. All-India services strengthen the principle of federalism under the Constitution.
  2. They help in maintaining high standard of administration in the Centre as well as in the states;
  3. They help to ensure uniformity of the administrative system throughout the country;
  4. They facilitate liaison, cooperation, coordination and joint action on the issues of common interest between the Centre and the states

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.6) Consider the following pairs.

Constitutional Amendment Significance
    1. 80th Constitutional Amendment Act Service tax
    2. 88th Constitutional Amendment Act Alternative Scheme of Devolution
    3. 101st Constitutional Amendment Act GST

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements.

  1. Article 280 provides for a Finance Commission as a quasi-federal body.
  2. The Constitution envisages the Finance Commission as the balancing wheel of fiscal federalism in India.
  3. The Fifteenth Finance Commission headed by Shri. N.K.Singh will make recommendations for the five years commencing on April 1, 2020.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir?

  1. It declares the state as an integral part of India
  2. Jammu and Kashmir comprises all the territories that were under the ruler of the state on 15th August 1947.
  3. It contains a list of directive principles that are to be treated as fundamental in the governance of the state and are judicially enforceable.
  4. It provides for bicameral legislature in J and K.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. In Kashmir’s legislature some seats are allotted to areas which are occupied by Pakistan and these seats remain vacant.
  2. Governor of J and K is appointed for a term of five years.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.10) Article 371 J was added in the constitution by 118th Constitution Amendment Bill. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Article 371 J?

  1. It grants special status to six backward districts of Andhra Pradesh.
  2. It established a separate Development board to allocate sufficient funds for the development of the region.
  3. It allows for local reservation in education and government jobs.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.11) Which of the following are Federal features of Indian Polity?

  1. Supremacy of Constitution
  2. Flexible Constitution
  3. Division of Power
  4. Independent Judiciary

Select the code from below:

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

Q.12) Rajya Sabha can pass a resolution to allow Parliament to legislate in the matter under state List. Which of the following statements regarding this are correct?

  1. Such a resolution must be supported by 2/3rd of the members present and Voting.
  2. The resolution remains in force for one year and can be renewed any number of times but not exceeding one year at a time.
  3. Till the resolution is in Force, State legislature cannot make a law on the same matter.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.13) In case of subjects enumerated in Concurrent List, the executive power rests with the

  1. Centre
  2. States
  3. Depends on who makes the law
  4. Decided by the President

Q.14) Consider the following statements regarding Statutory Grants given by the Centre to the State:

  1. The sum is charged on the Consolidated Fund of India
  2. In a year, equal fund is fixed for all the states.
  3. Statutory grants are given to the states on the recommendation of NITI Aayog.

Which of the above statements are NOT correct?

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

Q.15) Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India?

  1. It contains the scheme of the distribution of powers between the Union and the States
  2. It contains the languages listed in the Constitution
  3. It contains the provisions regarding the administration of tribal areas
  4. It allocates seats in the Council of States

Q.16) Which of the following procedures can be amended by Special Majority of Parliament and Consent of States?

  1. Election of the President and its manner
  2. Admission or establishment of new states
  3. Representation of states in Parliament
  4. Use of official language

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Q.17) The legislative power of the Parliament includes making laws

  1. on matters not enumerated in the Concurrent List and State List
  2. in respect of entries in the State List if two or more State Legislatures consider it desirable
  3. for implementing any treaty, agreement or convention with any country even if it falls in the State List

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Q.18) Constitution has provided for certain provisions with regard to inter-state comity or harmony. Identify the correct ones from the below:

  1. Freedom of inter-state trade, commerce and intercourse.
  2. Adjudication of inter-state water disputes.
  3. Coordination through inter-state councils.
  4. Establishment of zonal councils.

Choose the correct codes from below options:

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

Q.19) Constitution of India provides for special provision for some states under Part XXI. Which among the following is/are intention behind them?

  1. to meet the aspirations of the people of backward regions of the states
  2. to protect the cultural and economic interests of the tribal people of the states
  3. to deal with the disturbed law and order condition in some parts of the states
  4. to protect the interests of linguistic minorities

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Q.20) Recently, some states are racing to gain special status which confers preferential treatment in the form of central assistance and tax breaks.  Which among the following are the conditions to categorize states for special status?

  1. hilly and difficult terrain
  2. low population density or sizable share of tribal population
  3. strategic location along borders with neighboring countries
  4. economic and infrastructural backwardness
  5. non-viable nature of state finances

Select the correct code given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 3 and 5
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q.21) Consider the following statement regarding the federal system in India:

  1. The zonal councils aim at promoting cooperation and coordination between states, union territories and the Centre.
  2. Chairman of Zonal councils is Prime Minister.
  3. The Zonal Councils are neither statutory nor constitutional bodies.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.22) Which of the following is/are impacted by ‘Bottom Trawling’?

  1. Local Fishing
  2. Ocean-based tourism
  3. Coral Reefs

Select the correct code:

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

Q.23) Consider the following statements about National e-Governance Services Ltd. (NeSL)

  1. It is India’s first information utility (IU) for bankruptcy cases under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
  2. It is completely owned by the State Bank of India and the Life Insurance Corporation
  3. It is incorporated as a union government company

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) Global Hunger Index (GHI) is released by

  1. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  2. Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  4. World Bank

Q.25) Consider the following statements about Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)

  1. It is used in a Formicarium
  2. It is hydrophobic
  3. It has low heat resistance

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) Adriatic Sea is a border of which of the following countries?

  1. Croatia
  2. Italy
  3. Montenegro

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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