Polity

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The Constitution of India recognizes......
Only religious minorities
no
Only linguistic minorities
no
Religious and linguistic minorities
yes
Religious, linguistic & ethnic minorities
no
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A deadlock between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha calls for a joint sitting of the Parliament during the passage of........

1. Ordinary Legislation
2. Money Bill
3. Constitution Amendment Bill

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 only
yes
2 and 3 only
no
1 and 3 only
no
1, 2 and 3
no
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Consider the following statements:

1. The President shall make rules for the more convenient transaction of the business of the Government of India, and for the allocation among Ministers of the said business.
2. All executive actions of the Government of India shall be expressed to be taken in the name of the Prime Minister.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
1 only
yes
2 only
no
Both 1 and 2
no
Neither 1 nor 2
no
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Despite having large reserves of coal, why does India import millions of tonnes of coal?

1. It is the policy of India to save its own coal reserves for future, and import it from other countries for the present use. 
2. Most of the power plants in India are coal-based and they are not able to get sufficient supplies of coal from within the country. 
3. Steel companies need large quantity of coking coal which has to be imported. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 Only
no
2 & 3 Only
yes
1 & 3 Only
no
1, 2, & 3
no
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Under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, who shall be the authority to initiate the process for determining the nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both?
State Forest Department
no
District Collector/Deputy Commissioner
no
Tahsildar /Block Development Officer / Mandai Revenue Officer
no
Gram Sabha
yes
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In the areas covered under the Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, what is the role/power of Gram Sabha?
1. Gram Sabha has the power to prevent alienation of land in the Scheduled Areas.
2. Gram Sabha has the ownership of minor forest produce.
3. Recommendation of Gram Sabha is required for granting prospecting licence or mining lease for any mineral in the Scheduled Areas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 only
no
1 and 2 only
yes
2 and 3 only
no
1, 2 and 3
no
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The Government enacted the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in 1996. Which one of the following is not identified as its objective?
To provide self-governance.
no
To recognize traditional rights.
no
To create autonomous regions in tribal areas.
yes
To free tribal people from exploitation.
no
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Which of the following are included in the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?
1. A dispute between the Government of India and one or more States
2. A dispute regarding elections to either House of the Parliament or that of Legislature of a State
3. A dispute between the Government of India and a Union Territory
4. A dispute between two or more States

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
1 and 2
no
2 and 3
no
1 and 4
yes
3 and 4
no
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Which of the following bodies does not/do not find mention in the Constitution?
1. National Development Council
2. Planning Commission
3. Zonal Councils

Select the correct answer using the codes given below
1 and 2 only
no
2 only
no
1 and 3 only
no
1, 2 and 3
yes
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Regarding the office of the Lok Sabha Speaker, consider the following statements:

1. He/She holds the office during the pleasure of the President.

2. He/She need not be a member of the House at the time of his/her election but has to become a member of the House within six months from the date of his/her election.

3. If he/she intends to resign, the letter of his/her resignation has to be addressed to the Deputy Speaker.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?
1 and 2 only
no
3 only
yes
1, 2 and 3
no
None
no
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