Current Questions

Indian Constitution:

Financial Grants

Consider the following statements with reference to Financial Grants:

  1. Supplementary grant is granted when the amount authorised by the Parliament through the appropriation act for a particular service for the current financial year is found to be insufficient for that year.
  2. Additional grant is granted when a need has arisen during the current financial year for additional expenditure upon some new service not contemplated in the budget for that year.
  3. Token grant is granted when funds to meet the proposed expenditure on a new service can be made available by re-appropriation.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Article 340 & 102nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2018

Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 340 of the Constitution deals with the appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions of schedule tribes.
  2. 102nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2018 provides constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).
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Ninth Schedule Of The Constitution

Consider the following statements with reference to the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution:

  1. The Ninth Schedule contains a list of central and state laws which cannot be challenged in courts.
  2. The Schedule became a part of the Constitution in 1952, when the document was amended for the first time.
  3. It was created by the new Article 31B, which along with 31A was brought in by the government to protect laws related to agrarian reform and for abolishing the Zamindari system.

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


Enforcement Of Decrees

Which of the following article grant discretionary power to the Supreme Court to pass such decree or make such order as is necessary for doing complete justice in any cause or matter pending before it?


Article 72 Of The Constitution

Consider the following statements:

  1. Under the Article 72, the President of India can grant a pardon or reduce the sentence of a convicted person, particularly in cases involving capital punishment.
  2. The President can grant pardon in all cases where the sentence given is sentence of death but pardoning power of Governor does not extend to death sentence cases.
  3. The pardoning power of the President is absolute.

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Article 131

Consider the following statements with reference to the Article 131:

  1. Article 131 vests the Supreme Court with original jurisdiction over disputes occurring between states or between states and the Centre.
  2. Article 131 can be used to settle political differences between state and central governments headed by different parties.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Fundamental Duties

Recently, the Government decided to assign its different Ministries with the task of spreading awareness about Fundamental duties among people.Consider the following statements about the Fundamental Duties:

  1. The idea of Fundamental Duties is inspired from the Constitution of French.
  2. Fundamental Duties were incorporated in Part IV-A of the Constitution by the 44th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1978 on the recommendations of Swaran Singh Committee.

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Sixth Schedule Of The Constitution

Recently, the Meghalaya government decided to exclude some unrepresented tribes from the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. Consider the following statements about the SixthSchedule:

1. It special provisions for the administration of the tribal dominated areas in four states viz. Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh.

2. It allows for the formation of Autonomous District Councils to administer areas which have been given autonomy within their respective states.

3. The governor of the concerned State is empowered to organise and re-organise the autonomous districts or regions by order.

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Article 371A

Article 371A grants special status to which of the following northeastern state?


Speaker Of Lok Sabha

Consider the following statements vis-à-vis ‘Speaker of Lok Sabha’:

  1. His term of office is co-terminus with his membership of the Lok Sabha.
  2. President himself administers the oath of Pro-tem speaker.
  3. The decision of the speaker to classify a bill as money bill is beyond the Judicial Review.

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