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GS question answer thread: from orkut part 2

previous part 1 is here .

 Thanks to participants  Part
When was a referendum like vote held in India for the first and the only time?
In January 1967 the Central Govt held a special opinion poll in Goa asking people if they wanted to be part of Maharashtra State or wanted a separate state
Which of the following is correct regarding "Zayadis" community?
a.)Yemen, Shia
b.)Yemen, Sunni
c.)Iraq, Shia
d.)Iraq, Sunni
A-11...Yemen, Shia
What was the theme of 15th ASEAN Summit underway at Hua Hin, Thailand?
The theme of the 15th AYDM is ASEAN Community Building through Youth Participation.
Why was Reena Kaushal in news recently?
Renna Kaushal setup her base camp on Antarctica and become the first Indian woman to ski to South Pole.
In which year the practice of presenting the railway budget separate from the general budget started in India?

What are neutraceuticals?
Neutraceuticals, a term combining the words "nutrition" …

GS question answer thread: from orkut part 1

What is "Bella Centre"?

Ans: Bella Center is the venue of the UN-sponsored Climate Summit in Copenhagen/Denmark.
It is a very large exhibition and conference center.

What is there inside Kyoto protocol?

Ans: he Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), aimed at combating global warming. The UNFCCC is an international environmental treaty with the goal of achieving "stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system

Who wrote the book 'Slain by the System - India's Real Crisis?'(Hint the writer was in news recently)?

Ans: the book is written by C B Muthamma...she was the first Indian lady diplomat. She died in October

What is "Digital Electronic Eye"? (Hint: Noble this year)

Ans: Digital Electronic Eye is the charge-coupled device, which is the "electronic eye" of the digital …

Unit 5 Accountability and control :part 1

Concept of accountability and control
Legislative control and administration
Executive control over administration
Judicial control over administration.
Citizen and administration
Role of media
Interest group
Voluntary Organisation
Civil society
Citizen charter
Right of information
Social audit

Concept of accountability and control: accountability and control are very essential part of democratic system.
After the advent of welfare state, the numbers of government function are increasing in variety and complexity. With the advance technology and specialization, state has started planned development with direct investment in the economic activities. Beaurocracy is becoming large with increased responsibility and power. Therefore to create a sense of Duty, the concept of administrative accountability and control come.

Meaning of accountability: accountability is the origination of the administration to give a satisfactory account of their performance and the manner in which they have exercised the…