Quiz On Indian Polity And Governance With Answers: Set 4

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  • 1. 

    Among the following taxes, ____________ belong to the Union solely.

    • A.

      Income Tax

    • B.

      Service Tax

    • C.

      Surcharge on Income Tax

    • D.

      Toll Tax

    Correct Answer
    C. Surcharge on Income Tax
    Explanation
    Surcharge on Income Tax is the correct answer because it is a tax that is levied by the Union government exclusively. Income Tax, Service Tax, and Toll Tax may be levied by both the Union and State governments, but Surcharge on Income Tax is solely imposed by the Union government.

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  • 2. 

    The Punchi Commission is related to which of the following?

    • A.

      Federal Structure

    • B.

      State Reorganisation issue

    • C.

      Inter-state River Disputes

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Federal Structure
    Explanation
    The Punchi Commission is related to the Federal Structure.

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  • 3. 

    In ___________ year we came across the news of S.R. Bomrnai vs Union of India case regarding Centre State relations.

    • A.

      1900

    • B.

      2005

    • C.

      1994

    • D.

      2010

    Correct Answer
    C. 1994
    Explanation
    In 1994, the S.R. Bommai vs Union of India case regarding Centre State relations was widely discussed in the news.

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  • 4. 

    _________ % of the MNREGA funds is to be spent directly by gram panchayats as per Section 13 of the MNREGA Act?

    • A.

      10%

    • B.

      50%

    • C.

      20%

    • D.

      80%

    Correct Answer
    C. 20%
    Explanation
    As per Section 13 of the MNREGA Act, 20% of the MNREGA funds are to be spent directly by gram panchayats. This means that out of the total funds allocated for MNREGA, 20% of it is given directly to the gram panchayats to implement and manage the scheme at the grassroots level. This provision ensures that the local governing bodies have the autonomy and responsibility to utilize a portion of the funds for the development and welfare of their respective areas.

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  • 5. 

    What are the sources of revenue of urban local bodies in India?1. Fines2. Loans3. Taxes4. GrantsSelect the correct answer from the codes given below:

    • A.

      1 and 4

    • B.

      2 and 3

    • C.

      1 and 3

    • D.

      3 and 4

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 and 3
    Explanation
    Urban local bodies in India generate revenue from fines and taxes. Fines are imposed for violations of rules and regulations, such as traffic violations or building code violations. Taxes, on the other hand, are levied on various activities and services, including property tax, water tax, and entertainment tax. Loans and grants are not sources of revenue for urban local bodies.

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  • 6. 

    Who established Hindu College at Calcutta in collaboration with Adexander Duff and David Hare?

    • A.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • B.

      Swami Vivekananda

    • C.

      Rammohan Roy

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Rammohan Roy
    Explanation
    Rammohan Roy established Hindu College at Calcutta in collaboration with Adexander Duff and David Hare.

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  • 7. 

    Who is Usha Mehta, with reference to Indian freedom struggle?

    • A.

      She participated in the Second Round Table Conference

    • B.

      In the wake of Quit India Movement, she ran the secret Congress Radio

    • C.

      She lead a contingent of Indian National Army

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. In the wake of Quit India Movement, she ran the secret Congress Radio
    Explanation
    Usha Mehta played a significant role in the Indian freedom struggle by running the secret Congress Radio during the Quit India Movement. This radio station served as a crucial communication channel for the Congress party, providing updates and spreading messages of resistance against British rule. Usha Mehta's involvement in running the secret radio demonstrated her commitment to the cause of Indian independence and her willingness to take risks to support the movement.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Rowlatt Act arouse popular indignation during the freedom struggle?

    • A.

      It suppressed the traditional education

    • B.

      It shortened the freedom of religion

    • C.

      It restricted the trade union activities

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. It suppressed the traditional education
    Explanation
    The Rowlatt Act, passed in 1919 by the British colonial government in India, allowed for the arrest and detention of Indians without trial. This act was seen as a direct attack on the civil liberties and rights of the Indian people, leading to widespread popular indignation and protests. While the act did not specifically suppress traditional education, it violated the principles of freedom and justice that were important to the Indian freedom struggle. The act was seen as a symbol of British oppression and fueled the demand for independence.

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  • 9. 

    Who used the phrase "un - British" to disparage India’s English colonial control?

    • A.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • B.

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    • C.

      Dadabhai Naoroji

    • D.

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    Correct Answer
    C. Dadabhai Naoroji
    Explanation
    Dadabhai Naoroji used the phrase "un-British" to disparage India's English colonial control.

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  • 10. 

    Who gave a methodical analysis of the moderate politics of Congress in an article New Lamps for Old?

    • A.

      Indira Gandhi

    • B.

      Bipin Chnadra Pal

    • C.

      Aurobindo Ghosh

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Aurobindo Ghosh
    Explanation
    Aurobindo Ghosh gave a methodical analysis of the moderate politics of Congress in an article called "New Lamps for Old".

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