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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 43]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-43.

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 43]: POLITY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Which of the following committee was first to recommend constitutional status for Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI)?

  1. G V K Rao Committee
  2. L M Singhvi Committee
  3. Ashok Mehta Committee
  4. Balwant Rai Mehta Committee

Q.2) Consider the following recommendations about L M Singhvi Committee.

  1. It recommended establishment of Nyaya Panchayats.
  2. The judicial tribunals should be established in each state to adjudicate controversies about election to the Panchayati Raj institutions.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Which of the following is/are the significance of 73rd Constitutional amendment act?

  1. The act has given a practical shape to Article 40 of the Constitution.
  2. The act gives a constitutional status to the Panchayati raj institutions.
  3. The act has brought PRIs under the purview of the justiciable part of the Constitution.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.4) Which of the following are the authorities of Municipal Corporation?

  1. Council
  2. Standing committee
  3. Commissioner

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.5) Which of the following are the Special Purpose Agency set up to undertake designated activities or specific functions that ‘legitimately’ belong to the domain of municipal corporations or municipalities or other local urban governments?

  1. Town improvement trusts.
  2. Urban development authorities.
  3. Water supply and sewerage boards.
  4. Housing boards.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.6) Consider the following statements about Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

  1. The role of CAG is to uphold the Constitution of India and the laws of Parliament in the field of financial administration.
  2. The Estimates Committee examines audit reports of CAG.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements.

  1. The linguistic minorities are determined on a state-wise basis.
  2. Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities is appointed by a committee headed by Prime Minister.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Who was the Prime Minister of India when Local Self Governments were made constitutional?

  1. Rajiv Gandhi
  2. Indira Gandhi
  3. V P Singh
  4. P V Narasimha Rao

Q.9) Which of the following statements are correct regarding reservation of seats in Panchayat?

  1. 1/3rd seats are reserved for SCs and STs in every Panchayat.
  2. The state legislature shall provide for the reservation of offices of chairperson in the panchayat at the village or any other level for the SCs and STs.
  3. 1/3rd seats are reserved for women.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.10) Which of the following statements are correct regarding State Finance Commission?

  1. It recommends the distribution of proceeds of taxes between State and Panchayat.
  2. It recommends for Grants in Aid to the Panchayats from the Consolidated Fund of the State.
  3. It recommends for Grants in Aid to Cooperative Societies in the State.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.11) Consider the following statements:

  1. 73rd CAA made it mandatory for all the states to have Panchayati raj system except Jammu and Kashmir.
  2. The Parliament has enacted the ‘Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act’, 1996 (PESA) to enact the Panchayati Raj in scheduled areas.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.12) Which of the following is not a Voluntary Provision for States under 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act?

  1. Giving representation to members of the Parliament at different levels in Panchayat
  2. Providing reservation of seats (both members and chairpersons) for backward classes in panchayats at any level.
  3. Granting financial powers to the pachayats, that is, authorizing them to levy, collect and appropriate taxes, duties, tolls and fees.
  4. To perform some or all of the 29 functions listed in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution.

Select the code form below:

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 3 and 4
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above are voluntary provisions

Q.13) Which of the following statements are correct regarding District Planning Committee?

  1. It is constituted to consolidate the plans made by Panchayats and Municipalities and make a common plan for the district.
  2. Four-fifths of the members of a district planning committee should be elected by the elected members of the district panchayat and municipalities.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.14) Township is a type of urban government that is established by a large public enterprises to provide civic amenities to its staff and workers who live in the housing colonies built near the plant. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Townships?

  1. The enterprise appoints a town administrator to look after the administration of the township.
  2. Administrator of a township is assisted by a council with half elected and half nominated members.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements in accordance to Duration of panchayats:

  1. Every panchayat shall continue for 5 yrs from the date of its 1st meeting.
  2. It can be dissolved earlier in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the Constitution.
  3. In case, it is dissolved earlier, elections must take place within 6 month of its dissolution.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.16) Consider the below statements and choose the correct one/s from the code given below:

  1. The subject of ‘Local Government’ is mentioned in the State List under the Eleventh and Twelfth Schedule of the Constitution.
  2. State has to take steps to organize Panchayats and endow them with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as units of self government.  

Code:

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

Q.17) Which one of the following statements with respect to Local Government in India, is correct?

  1. 33% of the seats in local bodies are reserved for women.
  2. According to the Indian Constitution, the local government is not an independent tier in the Federal system
  3. The grants-in-aid to Panchayats are from Consolidated fund of India.
  4. The state election commission may endow the Panchayats with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as institutions of self-government.

Q.18) Consider the following statements in regard to local governments:

  1. Mahatma Gandhi had strongly pleaded for decentralisation of economic and political power as strengthening village panchayats was a means of effective decentralization.
  2. Mahatma Gandhi is known as Father of Local Self Government in India.

Which of the above given statement(s) is/are incorrect?

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

Q.19) Which one among the below given bodies is not a statutory body?

  1. National Commission for SCs/STs
  2. National Commission for Women
  3. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
  4. National Commission for Backward Classes

Q.20) Which among the following is set up by the legislation enacted by the Central Government?

  1. Municipality
  2. Notified Area Committee
  3. Cantonment Board
  4. Town Area Committee

Q.21) Which among the below given statement(s) is/are correct about Panchayat system in India?

  1. The provisions of Part IX of the constitution relating to the Panchayats are not applicable to the Fifth Schedule areas and Sixth Schedule areas.
  2. PESA was enacted to extend the provisions of Part IX of the Constitution to Scheduled Areas and Tribal areas.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

Q.22) Recently constituted N Gopalaswami Committee is associated with

  1. Institute of National Importance
  2. Institutes of Eminence
  3. National Education Policy
  4. Restructuring and Strengthening of the Technical Education

Q.23) Which of the following statements about United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)  is/are correct?

  1. It is the only agency dedicated to helping refugees from a specific region or conflict
  2. UNRWA provides aid only in Palestine and Lebanon
  3. It allows refugee status to be inherited by descendants

Select the correct statements

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

Q.23) Which of the following countries do not border Guatemala?

  1. Nicaragua
  2. Belize
  3. Honduras
  4. El Salvador

Q.24) Consider the following statements about Coal Bed Methane (CBM)

  1. It is a sour gas
  2. It is high amount of hydrogen sulphide
  3. It is explored and exploited under the provisions of OIL Fields (Regulation & Development) Act 1948

Select the INCORRECT statements

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about ‘Global 200’

  1. It is the list of ecoregions identified by IUCN
  2. A conservation status is assigned to each ecoregion in the Global 200: critical or endangered; vulnerable; and relatively stable or intact

Select the correct statements

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

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