April 17, 2024
Recently, a parliamentary panel has reviewed Goa's Uniform Civil Code (UCC). Consider the following statements regarding UCC:
1. Goa inherited the Portuguese Civil Code, 1867 that is still applicable in the state
2. As Per Article 44 of the Constitution of India, State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.
3. B. N. Rau committee recommended a codified Hindu law, which would give equal rights to women.
Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 2 only
  • (D) None of the above
With reference to the ‘Central Vigilance Commission’ (CVC), recently seen in the news, consider the following statements:
1. It was given statutory status by an enactment of the CVC Act, 2003.
2. After the enactment of the CVC Act, 2003, the Commission became a single-member body
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following pairs: Articles of the Constitution relating to Scheduled Tribes – Subject Matter
1. Art. 332: Reservation of seats for STs in State Legislatures
2. Art. 334: 10 years period for reservation
3. Art. 243: Special provisions in respect of the Northeastern States and Sikkim
4. Art. 371: Reservation of seats in Panchayat
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 3 and 4 only
  • (C) 1, 2 and 4 only
  • (D) All of the above
Which of the following statement is incorrect ?
  • (A) Parliamentary privileges are special rights, immunities and exemptions enjoyed by the two Houses of Parliament, their committees and their members.
  • (B) These privileges are mentioned under Article 105 of the Indian Constitution
  • (C) Parliament has made a special law to exhaustively codify all the privileges.
  • (D) None of the above
There are a number of rules surrounding the act of hoisting or displaying the National Flag. Consider the following statements in this context:
1. Any person, organization, private or public, or educational institution (including scout camps) can hoist or display the Tricolor on all days.
2. The flag can be as big or small as one wants but the ratio of the length to the height (width) of the National Flag shall be 2:3.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 only
  • (D) Both 1 and 2
Consider the following statements about Fundamental Duties mentioned in the Constitution of India:
1. The idea of Fundamental Duties is inspired by the Constitution of Russia.
2. These were incorporated in Part IV of the Constitution by the 42nd amendment, 1976 on the recommendations of the Swaran Singh Committee.
3. These are moral obligations on the citizen.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Which among the following are important features of a federal system?
1. Multiple levels of government
2. Division of Power
3. Written Constitution
4. Independent Judiciary
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • (A) 1, 2 and 3 only
  • (B) 2, 3 and 4 only
  • (C) 1, 2 and 4 only
  • (D) All of the above
Consider the following statements regarding the Salaries and Allowances of judges of Supreme Court:
1. Salaries, allowances, privileges, leave and pension of the judges of the SC are determined from time to time by the Chief Justice of India.
2. They cannot be varied to their disadvantage after their appointment except during a financial emergency.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? a) 1 only
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
With reference to the election of the Vice President in India, consider the following statements:
1. The vice president is elected indirectly by members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament and the members of state legislative assembly.
2. The election is held as per the system of first past the post.
3. The voting is conducted by Election Commission of India via open ballot.
4. Article 71 of the Constitution deals with matters relating or connected with the election of Vice - President only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 3 and 4 only
  • (C) 1, 2 ,3 and 4
  • (D) None of the above
Consider the following statements:
1. Constitution recognizes Religious minorities in India and Linguistic minorities in India through Article 29 and Article 30.
2. Term ‘Minority’ is defined in the Constitution.
3. Currently, the Linguistic minorities in India are identified on a state-wise basis thus determined by the state government whereas Religious minorities in India are determined by the Central Government.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 only
  • (D) 3 only
With reference to Hatti commiunity in Himachal Pradesh , the terms ‘khumbli’ pertain to
  • (A) Village Assembly
  • (B) Occupation
  • (C) Dance
  • (D) Agriculture
Which of the following statements are correct with reference to qualifications to become the President of India?
1. A person must have completed the age of 35.
2. A person must be qualified for election as a member of the House of the People.
3. Must not hold a government (central or state) office of profit
4. A person is eligible for election as President if he/she is holding the office of President or Vice-President.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • (A) 1, 2 and 3 only
  • (B) 2, 3 and 4 only
  • (C) 1, 3 and 4 only
  • (D) All of the above
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1. In the Gopalan case (1950), the Supreme Court declared that the protection under Article 21 is available only against arbitrary executive action.
2. Article 21 of the Indian Constitution explicitly mentions the 'due process of law'.
Code:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None of the above
Which of the following statement is incorrect regarding Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)?
  • (A) Under the scheme, Rs.5 Crores per annum is directly disbursed to the Member of Parliament for the development related work.
  • (B) The Rajya Sabha Members of Parliament can recommend works in one or more districts in the State from where he/she has been elected.
  • (C) The Nominated Members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha may select any one or more Districts from any one State in the Country for implementation of their choice of work under the scheme
  • (D) This scheme was launched on 23 December 1993.
Consider the following statements:
1. Protection of Human Rights Act of 1993 provides for the creation of National Human Rights Commission and State Human Rights Commission.
2. Chairperson of the state Human Rights Commission (SHRC) is appointed and removed by the President of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2

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