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28 Jul 2017

Indian Politics- General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Competitive Exam 2017


1. The Parliament of India cannot be regarded as a sovereign body because

[A] It can legislate only on subjects entrusted to the Centre by the Constitution
[B] It has to operate within the limits prescribed by the Constitution
[C] The Supreme Court can declare laws passed by parliament as unconstitutional if they contravene the provisions of the Constitution
[D] All of the above
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2. The name of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi islands was changed to Lakshadweep by an Act of Parliament in

[A] 1970
[B] 1971
[C] 1972
[D] 1973
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3. The members of the Rajya Sabha are elected by

[A] The people
[B] Lok Sabha
[C] Elected members of the legislative assembly
[D] Elected members of the legislative council
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4. The members of the panchayat are

[A] Nominated by the district officer
[B] The electorates of the respective territorial constituencies
[C] Nominated by local self-government minister of the state
[D] Nominated by the block development organization
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5. The power to decide an election petition is vested in the

[A] Parliament
[B] Supreme Court
[C] High courts
[D] Election Commission
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6. The present Lok Sabha is the

[A] 13th Lok Sabha
[B] 14th Lok Sabha
[C] 15th Lok Sabha
[D] 16th Lok Sabha
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7. The Parliament of India can make use of the residuary powers

[A] At all times
[B] Only during national emergency
[C] During national emergency as well as constitutional emergency as well in a state
[D] None of the above
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8. The members of Lok Sabha hold office for a term of

[A] 4 years
[B] 5 years
[C] 6 years
[D] 3 years
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9. The Parliament exercises control over council of ministers, the real executive, in several ways. Which one of the following has been wrongly listed as a method of control over executive ?

[A] Questions
[B] Supplementary questions
[C] Adjournment motions
[D] None of the above
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10. The number of writs that can be prayed for and issued by the Supreme Court or a High Court is -

[A] 3
[B] 4
[C] 5
[D] 6
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