Quiz On Indian Polity And Governance With Answers: Set 11

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  • 1. 

    The Governor of a state enjoys which of the following powers?

    • A.

      Discretionary powers in certain circumstances

    • B.

      Extensive discretionary powers

    • C.

      No discretionary powers

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Discretionary powers in certain circumstances
    Explanation
    The Governor of a state has discretionary powers in certain circumstances. This means that the Governor has the authority to make decisions and take action based on their own judgment and discretion, but only in specific situations. These discretionary powers allow the Governor to exercise independent judgment and make choices that are not explicitly defined by law or regulations. However, these powers are not unlimited and are subject to certain limitations and conditions.

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  • 2. 

    The financial committees of Indian Parliament are?1.Committee on Public Undertakings2.Estimates Committee3.Public Accounts Committee

    • A.

      Only 1

    • B.

      Only 2

    • C.

      1 and 2

    • D.

      1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer
    D. 1, 2 and 3
    Explanation
    The financial committees of the Indian Parliament are the Committee on Public Undertakings, the Estimates Committee, and the Public Accounts Committee. These committees play a crucial role in overseeing the financial management of the government. The Committee on Public Undertakings examines the performance and functioning of public sector enterprises, while the Estimates Committee scrutinizes the government's budgetary proposals. The Public Accounts Committee audits the government's expenditures and ensures transparency and accountability in financial matters. Therefore, the correct answer is 1, 2, and 3, as all three committees are part of the financial oversight mechanism in the Indian Parliament.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the incorrect statement.

    • A.

      The Civil Service makes laws for the lower levels of administration

    • B.

      The Civil Service helps implement and formulate policies

    • C.

      The Civil Service helps manage finances

    • D.

      The Civil Service provides continuity to the administration

    Correct Answer
    A. The Civil Service makes laws for the lower levels of administration
    Explanation
    The statement "The Civil Service makes laws for the lower levels of administration" is incorrect. The Civil Service is responsible for implementing and formulating policies, managing finances, and providing continuity to the administration, but it does not have the authority to create laws. Laws are typically made by legislative bodies such as parliaments or congresses.

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  • 4. 

    What is the Question Hour in the Parliament?

    • A.

      The second hour of the sitting

    • B.

      The last hour of the sitting

    • C.

      The lunch hour after the sitting

    • D.

      The first hour of the sitting

    Correct Answer
    D. The first hour of the sitting
    Explanation
    The Question Hour in the Parliament refers to the first hour of the sitting. During this time, Members of Parliament have the opportunity to ask questions to ministers and hold them accountable for their actions and policies. It allows for transparency and enables MPs to gather information and seek clarification on various issues.

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  • 5. 

    The government resigns if a no - confidence motion is passed in which of the following?

    • A.

      Rajya Sabha

    • B.

      Lok Sabha

    • C.

      Either Rajya Sabha or Lok Sabha

    • D.

      Joint session of Parliament

    Correct Answer
    B. Lok Sabha
    Explanation
    If a no-confidence motion is passed in the Lok Sabha, it means that the majority of the members of the lower house of Parliament have expressed their lack of confidence in the government. In such a scenario, the government is expected to resign as it has lost the support of the majority of the elected representatives in the Lok Sabha. This is a significant event in the functioning of a parliamentary democracy as it can lead to the formation of a new government or the calling of fresh elections.

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  • 6. 

    The first woman judge of the Supreme Court of India was?

    • A.

      Fatma Beevi

    • B.

      Anna Chandy

    • C.

      Manjula Chellur

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Fatma Beevi
    Explanation
    Fatma Beevi was the first woman judge of the Supreme Court of India. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1989, breaking barriers and paving the way for more women to hold positions of power in the Indian judiciary. Her appointment was a significant milestone in the history of the Indian legal system, promoting gender equality and representation.

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  • 7. 

    Consider the following statements:1. The objectives of the Zonal Councils are to bring about national integration2. Zonal Councils work is to arrest the growth of acute State consciousness, regionalism, linguism and particularistic tendenciesWhich of the above statements is/are correct?

    • A.

      Only 1

    • B.

      Only 2

    • C.

      1 and 2

    • D.

      Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 and 2
    Explanation
    The given answer states that both statement 1 and statement 2 are correct. Statement 1 mentions that the objectives of the Zonal Councils are to bring about national integration, which implies that the Zonal Councils aim to promote unity and harmony among different regions of the country. Statement 2 states that the work of the Zonal Councils is to arrest the growth of acute State consciousness, regionalism, linguism, and particularistic tendencies. This implies that the Zonal Councils work towards preventing the excessive focus on individual states or regions and instead promote a more inclusive and nationalistic approach. Therefore, both statements align with the objectives and functions of the Zonal Councils.

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  • 8. 

    Who is authorized to decide a dispute regarding the disqualification of members of Parliament?

    • A.

      Supreme Court

    • B.

      The President

    • C.

      President in consultation with Election Commission

    • D.

      Election Commissioner

    Correct Answer
    C. President in consultation with Election Commission
    Explanation
    The correct answer is President in consultation with Election Commission. According to the Constitution of India, the President has the authority to decide on the disqualification of members of Parliament. However, the President is required to consult the Election Commission before making a decision in such cases. This ensures that the decision is made in a fair and impartial manner, taking into account the recommendations of the Election Commission, which is responsible for overseeing the conduct of elections in the country.

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  • 9. 

    Which among the following states is not included in the Eastern Zonal Council?

    • A.

      West Bengal

    • B.

      Sikkim

    • C.

      Bihar

    • D.

      Orissa

    Correct Answer
    B. Sikkim
    Explanation
    Sikkim is not included in the Eastern Zonal Council. The Eastern Zonal Council is a regional forum that includes the states of West Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa. Sikkim, which is located in the northeastern part of India, is not part of the Eastern Zonal Council.

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  • 10. 

    The North Eastern Council was established in the year 1972. It includes?

    • A.

      Nagaland

    • B.

      Mizoram

    • C.

      Assam

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    The North Eastern Council was established in 1972 and it includes Nagaland, Mizoram, and Assam. This means that all the given options are correct and included in the North Eastern Council.

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