46 UPSC Civil Services Mains 2021 Questions asked from Civil Services Chronicle Hindi

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Constitution Order Of 1950

With reference to the Constitution Order of 1950, consider the given statements:

  1. It initially provided for recognising only Hindus as SCs, to address the social disability arising out of the practice of untouchability.
  2. The Order was amended in 1956 to include Dalits who had converted to Sikhism.
  3. It was amended in 1990 to include Dalits who had converted to Buddhism.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are incorrect?


Parliamentary Committees In India

Consider the following statements with reference to the Parliamentary Committees in India:

  1. Parliamentary committees draw their authority from Article 105 (on privileges of Parliament members) and Article 118 (on Parliament’s authority to make rules for regulating its procedure and conduct of business).
  2. In India, the first Public Accounts Committee was constituted in April 1950.
  3. The practice of regularly referring bills to committees began in 1989 after government departments started forming their own standing committees.

Choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below:


Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) regulates export of drugs in India. Any manufacturer with the certification from CDSCO can export drugs outside India.
  2. Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) is responsible for approval of licences of specified categories of drugs such as blood and blood products, IV fluids, vaccines and sera in India.

Chose the correct statement(s) from the option given below:


Constitution Bench Of Supreme Court

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct wit reference to the Constitution Bench of Supreme Court of India:

  1. A constitution bench consists of at least five or more judges of the court which is set up to decide substantial questions of law with regard to the interpretation of the constitution in a case.
  2. The provision for a Constitution bench has been provided in the Constitution of India under Article 145.

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022

Consider the following statements with reference to the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022:

  1. It replaces the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920, and authorises police officers to take measurements of people convicted, arrested or facing trial in criminal cases.
  2. In March 2003, the Expert Committee on Reforms of the Criminal Justice System (Chair: Dr. Justice V. S. Malimath) recommended amending the 1920 Act to empower the Magistrate to authorise the collection of data such as blood samples for DNA, hair, saliva, and semen.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are incorrect?


Creation Of New District In India

With reference to the process of creation of new district in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The power to create new districts or alter or abolish existing districts rests with the State governments.
  2. A new district can be created either through an executive order or by passing a law in the State Assembly.
  3. The Centre has no role to play in the alteration of districts or creation of new ones. States are free to decide.

Choose the correct statement(s) from the options given below:


Namsai Declaration

Recently, which of the following two state governments signed the historic ‘Namsai Declaration’, in a bid to resolve the border issue between them?


Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA)

Consider the following statements with reference to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA):

  1. The Act is applicable to all associations, groups and NGOs which intend to receive foreign donations.
  2. It was amended in 2010 to “consolidate the law” on utilisation of foreign funds, and “to prohibit” their use for “any activities detrimental to national interest”.
  3. The 2020 amendments gave the government tighter control and scrutiny over the receipt and utilisation of foreign funds by NGOs.

Choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below:


National Flag Of India

Consider the following constitutional & statutory provisions regarding National Flag of India:

  1. The Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 prohibits the desecration of or insult to the country’s national symbols, including the national flag, the Constitution, the national anthem and the Indian map.
  2. The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 restricts the use of the national flag, the coat-of-arms used by a government department, the official seal of the President or Governor, the pictorial representation of Mahatma Gandhi and the Prime Minister, and the Ashoka Chakra.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


Inter-State Council

Consider the following statements with reference to the Inter-State Council (ISC):

  1. The Inter-State Council was established under Article 263 of the Constitution, which states that the President may constitute such a body if a need is felt for it.
  2. In 1998, Sarkaria Commission suggested the Council should exist as a permanent body, and in 1990 it came into existence through a Presidential Order.
  3. The Council was reconstituted in May 2021.

Choose the incorrect statement(s) from the options given below:


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