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[Solutions] – The 10 PM Daily Quiz – 30 July, 2016

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[Solutions]

Q.1 Which of the following can be considered as a check against misuse of capital punishment in India?

a) Approaching the Supreme Court in case the death penalty is upheld by the lower courts

b) Approaching the President if the death penalty is upheld by Supreme Court

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of these

Ans: c) Under Article 72, the appeal lies to the President and under Article 134, the appeal lies to the Supreme Court.

 

Q.2 Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge (MANAK) scheme falls under:

a) Department of Science and Technology

b) Ministry of Women and Child Development

c) Ministry of Minority Affairs

d) None of these

Ans: a) Self explanatory

 

Q.3 As per ILO convention , minimum age for employment should not be:

a) Less than 14 years

b) Less than 18 years

c) Less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling

d) Less than the age of completion of higher education

Ans: c) ILO convention says minimum age for employment should not be less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling which is 14 years of age in India’s case.

 

Q.4 Article 72 of the Indian constitution deals with:

a) Power of the Supreme Court to quash the order of the High Courts

b) Power of President to grant pardons, etc, and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases

c) Power of Governor to grant pardons, etc, and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases

Ans: b) Article 72 deals with Power of President to grant pardons, etc, and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases

The President shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remissions of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offence

(a) in all cases where the punishment or sentence is by a court Martial;
(b) in all cases where the punishment or sentence is for an offence against any law relating to a matter to which the executive power of the Union extends;
(c) in all cases where the sentence is a sentence of death

 

Q.5 Kovada Nuclear Power Plant will be based in which among the following states:

a) Andhra Pradesh

b) Tamil Nadu

c) Gujarat

d) Kerala

Ans: a) In Kovvada village of Andhra Pradesh, government has planned strings of nuclear power plants under the 2008 India-US Civil Nuclear Agreement in 2008.

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