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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Indian Polity and Constitution 2

Indian Polity and Constitution 2



  • Who can  recommend or abolish creation of Legislative council in a state : Legislative Assembly of the State
  • The Constitution of India borrowed the Concept of the Directive Principles of State policy from the constitution of : Ireland
  • Under which article has the Supreme Court been Given the Power to review any judgment pronounced or order made by it previously? –Article 137
  • A member elected to the Lok-sabha as a candidate of a party crosses the floor of the House. What happens in such a case?   -He ceases to be a member of the House whether or not he resigns his membership
  • The Right to property was excluded from the fundamental Rights During the tenure of government Headed by : Morarji Desai
  • The first official language commission  as required under article 344 of the constitution was constituted by the president in : 1955 with B.G.Kher as the chairman
  • Which authority should an Indian citizen Approach for securing his fundamental right of personal freedom guaranteed by the constitution? –The Supreme court or a High Court
  • Which Article of the constitution empowers the high Courts to issue writs for the enforcement of fundamental Rights? Article 226
  • Which Schedule in the constitution divides the legislative powers between the union and the states?  VII schedule
  • ‘Closure ‘ in parliamentary terminology  means: a rule of legislative procedure under which further details on a motion can be stopped
  • Which is the Constitutional authority that been made responsible for constituting the  finance commission periodically : The  president of India
  • The Finance Commission is normally expected to be constituted after every : Five years
  • To who does the public Accounts Committee Submit its report? The speaker of Lok-Sabha
  •  A person who is arrested and detained in police custody has to be produced before the nearest magistrate within : 24 hours
  • Which Amendment to the constitution has clearly laid down that the president of India is bound to accept the advice given by the Council of Ministers. -42 Amendments
  • In the event of non-enforcement of Directive principles of State policy by the Government ,a citizen of India can move which court – None
  • Which article of the constitution has declared untouchability in any form is unconstitutional? Article 17
  • The Constituents of Indian Parliament as mentioned in the constitution are the – President, Lok-sabha and Rajya sabha
  • To be officially recognised by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha as an Opposition Group, Party or Coalition of Parties must have at least :  —50 members
  • Which article of the Indian Constitution provides for the institution of Panchayati Raj? —Article 40
  • The first Law Officer of the Government of India is: —Attorney General
  • Which functionary can be invited to give his opinion in the Parliament? —Attorney General of India
  • The Constitution of India was adopted on: —November 26, 1949
  • How many Schedules does the Constitution of India contain? —12
  • Which Constitution amendment accorded preference to the Directive Principles over Fundamental Rights? —42nd Amendment
  • Who said in the Constituent Assembly that the Directive Principles of State Policy are like a ‘cheque on a bank payable at the convenience of the bank’? —K. T. Shah
  • Who in the Constituent Assembly wanted the Directive Principles of the State Policy to be the basis of all future legislation? —Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
  • The Rajya Sabha, which is the Upper House of  the Parliament, has a maximum strength of :—250 members
  • Which Article of the Constitution abolishes untouchability? —Article 17
  • Which Constitution Amendment introduced the anti-defection provisions in the Constitution of India? —52nd Amendment
  • What happens when a no-confidence motion is passed against a Minister? -The whole Council of Ministers has to resign
  • The President has the power to nominate two members to the  Lok Sabha, who belong to: —Anglo-Indian Community
  • If a bill affects the Powers of High Court, what is mandatory for the Governor?  —To reserve such a bill for the   consideration by the President
  • Judicial Review means:  —The authority of the Courts to interpret the legality of laws
  • The Indian Republic got the status of ‘A Sovereign Democratic Republic’ on: —January 26, 1950
  • Article 61 of the Constitution of India deals with: —Impeachment of the President
  • The Supreme Court of India enunciated the doctrine of ‘Basic Structure’ of the Constitution in the— Keshvanand Bharati Case in 1973
  • The authority to alter the boundaries of States in India rests with :—Parliament


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