MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Polity

MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Polity

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding membership of Lok Sabha:

  1. The total elective membership of the Lok Sabha is distributed among the states in such a way that the ratio between the number of seats allotted to each state and the population of the state is, as far as practicable, the same for all states.
  2. Following the 84th amendment to the Constitution in 2001, the total number of existing seats as allocated to various states in the Lok Sabha on the basis of the 1971 census shall remain unaltered till the first census to be taken after the year 2026.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q2. Consider the following Statements regarding Parliamentary Committees:

  1. The appointment, terms of office, functions and procedure of conducting business of committees are regulated as per rules made by the two Houses under Article 118(1).
  2. While members of the Lok Sabha are associated with Committees on Public Accounts and Public Undertakings, the members of the Committee on Estimates are drawn from the Rajya Sabha.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q3. Which committee recommends recommends allocation of time for items of Government and other business to be brought before the Houses?

a) Business Advisory Committee
b) Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
c) Rules Committee
d) Committee on Government Assurances

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding Leaders of Opposition in Parliament:

  1. The Leaders of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha are accorded constitutional recognition.
  2. Salary and other suitable facilities are extended to them through a separate legislation brought into force on November 1, 1977.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q5. Consider the following Statements regarding Consultative Committees:

  1. They are constituted by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
  2. The main objective of these committees is to provide a forum for informal discussion between Members of Parliament, and Ministers and senior officers of the Government.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q6. Consider the following Statements regarding Cabinet Secretariat:

  1. The Cabinet Secretariat functions under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
  2. The administrative head of the Secretariat is the Cabinet Secretary who is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Civil Services Board.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q7. Consider the following Statements regarding

DepartmentParent Ministry
1Department of PharmaceuticalsMinistry of Health & Family Welfare
2Department of Official LanguageMinistry of Home Affairs
3Department of Border ManagementMinistry of Defence
4Department of Land ResourcesMinistry of Rural Development

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1, 2 & 4 only
b) 3 & 4 only
c) All are correct
d) 2 & 4 only

Q8. Consider the following Statements regarding National Authority, Chemical Weapons Convention:

  1. It was set up by a resolution of Cabinet Secretariat dated May 5, 1997 to fulfil the obligations enunciated in the Chemical Weapons Convention.
  2. The Parliament enacted in 2000 a CWC Act which came into force on July 1, 2015 to give effect to the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention in India.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q9. Consider the following Statements regarding Official Language:

  1. Article 343 (1) of the Constitution provides that Hindi in Devanagari script shall be the official language of the Union.
  2. Constitution also provides for continuing the use of English in official work of the Union for a period of 15 years or further extended period thereafter by enacting law.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q10. Consider the following Statements regarding Kendriya Hindi Samiti:

  1. It is the apex policy making body which lays the guidelines for the propagation and progressive use of Hindi as official language of the Union.
  2. It is chaired by Minister of Culture.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Solutions:

QuesSolExplanation
1c
2aApart from three Financial Committees, there are 24 department related standing committee which consider demands of grants of various ministries. While members of the Rajya Sabha are associated with Committees on Public Accounts and Public Undertakings, the members of the Committee on Estimates are drawn from the Lok Sabha.
3a
4bThe Leaders of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha are accorded statutory recognition.
5c
6bThe Cabinet Secretariat functions directly under the Prime Minister.
7dDeptt of Pharmaceutical is under Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers. Deptt of Border Mngt is under MHA.
8cIt prohibits the development, production, execution, transfer, use and stockpiling of all chemical weapons by Member-States in a non-discriminatory manner.
9c
10aIt is chaired by PM.

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