Quiz On Indian Polity And Governance With Answers: Set 13

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  • 1. 

    Which one of the following does not deal with atrocities on women?1. Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India (1978)2. Chairman Railway Board v. Chandrima Das (2000)3. Visakha v. State of Rajasthan (1997)

    • A.

      Only 1

    • B.

      1 and 2

    • C.

      2 and 3

    • D.

      1, 2, 3, 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Only 1
  • 2. 

    What is the National Human Rights Commission?

    • A.

      Statutory body

    • B.

      Extra-constitutional body

    • C.

      Constitutional body

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Statutory body
    Explanation
    The National Human Rights Commission is a statutory body because it is established by an Act of Parliament. Statutory bodies are created by specific legislation and are given certain powers and functions to carry out. The National Human Rights Commission is established under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 and is responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights in the country.

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  • 3. 

    Among the following, ___________is not listed among the minorities in India.

    • A.

      Jains

    • B.

      Christians

    • C.

      Buddhists

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Jains
    Explanation
    Jains are not listed among the minorities in India because they are considered a separate religious community, rather than a minority group. While Christians and Buddhists are recognized as religious minorities in India, Jains are not included in this category. Jains are followers of Jainism, a religion that originated in ancient India and is practiced by a significant number of people in the country. However, they are not considered a minority group as they are not recognized as a distinct community in the same way as other religious minorities.

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  • 4. 

    What is the maximum strength of Lok Sabha?

    • A.

      220

    • B.

      550

    • C.

      350

    • D.

      560

    Correct Answer
    B. 550
    Explanation
    The maximum strength of Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament, is 550. This is determined by the Constitution of India, which specifies that Lok Sabha should consist of a maximum of 552 members. Out of these, 530 members are elected from the states, 20 members are elected from the union territories, and 2 members are nominated by the President to represent the Anglo-Indian community. Therefore, 550 is the correct answer for the maximum strength of Lok Sabha.

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  • 5. 

    What is the National Commission on Scheduled Castes?

    • A.

      Constitutional body

    • B.

      Extra-constitutional body

    • C.

      Body created by the decision of the Cabinet

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Constitutional body
    Explanation
    The National Commission on Scheduled Castes is a constitutional body. This means that it has been established by the Constitution of India and has specific powers and functions outlined in the Constitution. As a constitutional body, it is independent and has the authority to safeguard the rights and interests of the Scheduled Castes, as well as investigate and inquire into matters relating to their social, educational, and economic development.

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  • 6. 

    In the year 2006, which programme was launched for the welfare of minorities?

    • A.

      Prime Minister's New 10-Point

    • B.

      Prime Minister's New 20-Point

    • C.

      Prime Minister's New 15-Point

    • D.

      Prime Minister's New 35-Point

    Correct Answer
    C. Prime Minister's New 15-Point
    Explanation
    In the year 2006, the Prime Minister's New 15-Point programme was launched for the welfare of minorities.

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  • 7. 

    Where was the first Municipal Corporation set up in India?

    • A.

      Lucknow

    • B.

      Madras

    • C.

      Kanpur

    • D.

      Orissa

    Correct Answer
    B. Madras
    Explanation
    The first Municipal Corporation was set up in Madras. This means that Madras was the first city in India to establish a local governing body responsible for providing essential public services and maintaining urban infrastructure.

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  • 8. 

    _____________ is the head who watch over the welfare of the Persons with Disabilities.

    • A.

      Director

    • B.

      Commissioner

    • C.

      Chief Commissioner

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Chief Commissioner
    Explanation
    The Chief Commissioner is the head who watches over the welfare of Persons with Disabilities. This position holds the highest authority and responsibility for ensuring the rights and well-being of individuals with disabilities. The Chief Commissioner is responsible for implementing policies, advocating for equal opportunities, and addressing any issues or concerns related to the rights and welfare of Persons with Disabilities.

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  • 9. 

    Among the following, which is not the function of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes?1. to investigate into all matters relating to their safeguards as provided in Constitution2. to help increase their representation in legislative bodies

    • A.

      Only 1

    • B.

      Only 2

    • C.

      Both 1 and 2

    • D.

      Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer
    B. Only 2
    Explanation
    The National Commission for Scheduled Castes is responsible for investigating and ensuring the safeguards provided to the Scheduled Castes as per the Constitution. This includes matters related to their social, educational, and economic development. However, increasing their representation in legislative bodies is not a specific function of the Commission.

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  • 10. 

    _____________ overviews the welfare of the SC and ST.1. Judicial Committee2. Parliamentary CommitteeCode:

    • A.

      Only 1

    • B.

      Only 2

    • C.

      Both 1 and 2

    • D.

      Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer
    B. Only 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Only 2". This means that only the Parliamentary Committee oversees the welfare of the SC and ST. The Judicial Committee does not have a role in this matter.

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