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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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Who among the following constitute the National Development Council?
1. The Prime Minister
2. The Chairman, Finance Commission
3. Ministers of the Union Cabinet
4. Chief Ministers of the States

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1, 2 and 3 only
no
1, 3 and 4 only
yes
2 and 4 only
no
1, 2, 3 and 4
no
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Consider the following statements:
1. Union Territories are not represented in the Rajya Sabha.
2. It is within the purview of the Chief Election Commissioner to adjudicate the election disputes.
3. According to the Constitution of India, the Parliament consists of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only
no
2 and 3
no
1 and 3
no
None
yes
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Consider the following statements:
1. National Development Council is an organ of the Planning Commission.
2. The Economic and Social Planning is kept in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India.
3. The Constitution of India prescribes that Panchayats should be assigned the task of preparation of plans for economic development and social justice.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 only
no
2 and 3 only
yes
1 and 3 only
no
1, 2 and 3
no
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Consider the following provisions under the Directive Principles of State Policy as enshrined in the Constitution of India :
1. Securing for citizens of India a uniform civil code
2. Organizing village Panchayats
3. Promoting cottage industries in rural areas
4. Securing for all the workers reasonable leisure and cultural opportunities

Which of the above are the Gandhian Principles that are reflected in the Directive Principles of State Policy?
1, 2 and 4 only
no
2 and 3 only
yes
1, 3 and 4 only
no
1, 2, 3 and 4
no
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What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?
The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha.
yes
The Lok Sabha cannot consider the Bill further.
no
The Lok Sabha may send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration.
no
The President may call a joint sitting for passing the Bill.
no
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