Current Questions

Polity & Governance:

Adjournment Motion

Consider the following statements:

  1. Adjournment motion is introduced both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to draw the attention of the House to a definite matter of urgent public importance.
  2. When the House is adjourned without naming a day for reassembly, it is called adjournment sine die.

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


Articles Of Indian Constitution

Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 23 provides that no child under the age of fourteen shall work in any factory or mine or engage in any hazardous employment.
  2. Article 24 prohibits trafficking in human beings and other similar forms of forced labour.
  3. Article 29 provides that any section of the citizens residing in any part of India having a distinct language, script or culture of its own, shall have the right to conserve the same.
  4. Article 30 of the Indian Constitution states the right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions.

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


Articles Of Indian Constitution

Consider the following statements:

  1. According to the Article 130, the Supreme Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself.
  2. According to the Article 216, every High Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself.
  3. Article 32 of the Indian Constitution and Article 226 of the Indian Constitution lay down the provisions for filing Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Supreme Court and High Courts respectively.

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


Comptroller And Auditor General Of India

Consider the following statements with reference to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India:

  1. The Constitution of India provides for an independent office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in chapter VI under Part VI.
  2. The CAG is mentioned in the Constitution of India under Article 148 – 151.
  3. CAG is the head of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Whip

Consider the following statements with reference to the ‘Whip’:

  1. A whip is an official of a political party who acts as the party’s ‘enforcer’ inside the Legislative Assembly or House of Parliament.
  2. There are some cases such as Presidential elections where whips cannot direct a Member of Parliament (MP) or Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) to vote in a particular fashion.
  3. India inherited the concept of the ‘Whip’ from the Australian Constitution.

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


Plea Bargaining

Consider the following statements with reference to Plea Bargaining:

  1. The Justice Malimath Committee on reforms of the criminal justice system endorsed the various recommendations of the Law Commission with regard to plea bargaining.
  2. Plea bargaining was introduced in 2003 as part of a set of amendments to the CrPC as Chapter XXI-A, containing Sections 265A to 265L.
  3. Only someone who has been charge-sheeted for an offence that does not attract the death sentence, life sentence or a prison term above seven years can make use of the scheme under Chapter XXI-A.

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


Pardoning Powers Of President/Governor

Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Respite’ implies reducing the period of the sentence without changing its character.
  2. ‘Remission’denotes awarding a lesser sentence in place of one originally awarded due to some special fact, such as the physical disability of a convict or the pregnancy of a woman offender.
  3. ‘Reprieve’ implies a stay of the execution of a sentence (especially that of death) for a temporary period. Its purpose is to enable the convict to have time to seek pardon or commutation from the President.

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


32nd Statehood Day

Recently, which of the following north eastern states celebrated their 32nd Statehood Day?



Reciprocating Territory

Recently, which of the following country was declared as the “reciprocating territory” by the Indian Ministry of Law and Justice?


Zonal Councils

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Zonal Councils are the constitutional bodies, established by an Act of the Parliament, States Reorganisation Act of 1957.
  2. North-Eastern Council was created by a separate Act of Parliament, the North-Eastern Council Act of 1971.

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