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Let is share and post / paste here questions of various test series . If we crowd source enough, we know that questions will come from here. There was a thread of crowd sourced questions in the past, where @wunwun @burger @pizza and all had contributed and that year we had many questions come from there. 


Let us start this initiative. Also please follow the convention followed last year by @neyawn Sir, let us number the questions in a serial number.


Here I am starting


#1Choose correct statements

1) M N Roy was the founder of Communism in India

2) M N Roy first mooted the idea of Constituent Assembly

3) Patel was the Chairman of Committee on negotiating with states

4) Nehru was the Chairman of Drafting Committee


Select correct

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) None of t

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meera97 said

Which of the following statements are correct with respect to State Legislature? 

1. The constitution does not stipulate any maximum recess permitted between two sessions of Legislative Council in the State.

2. The constitution mandates a minimum notice period to be given to the MLA’s before a session of the house is convened. 

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

A ? This one's tricky. 

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meera97 said

Which of the following statements are correct with respect to State Legislature? 

1. The constitution does not stipulate any maximum recess permitted between two sessions of Legislative Council in the State.

2. The constitution mandates a minimum notice period to be given to the MLA’s before a session of the house is convened. 

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer D

Article 174(1) Governor shall summon the House or each House of the State Legislature at such time and place as he thinks fit, but SIX MONTHS shall not intervene between two sessions.

There is no such provision in the Constitution. Secretary to the State Legislature sends summoning letter to each Member of the House in the name of the Governor.

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Some other information I learnt while searching answer to the previous question 🙂

1. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs sends a note to the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs recommending dates for summoning and propagation of the LS and RS. The decision of the Cabinet Committee is then sent to the President by the Ministry.

2. Extension of a session of the House is announced by the Presiding Officer or the Leader of the House or the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

3. Inter session period means the period between prorogation of the last session and first day of the next session.

4. There is no time frame within which a prorogation order must follow an adjournment, if any.

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@upsc2020 Found it a lil bit tricky.. thats why posted it here.. 


upsc2020,
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Found this term new and interesting. 'ecological integrity' found a question on it.


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@upsc2020 answer is D

The 1st statement is wrong because the constitution stipulates that the gap between two session of both State houses of state legislature shall not be beyond a period of 6 months. Hence the maximum permissible recess period of 6 months is applicable to SLA and Leg Councils as well.

The 2nd statement is also wrong. The constitution does not mention about any notice period. The notice period is to be designed by each house’s Rules Committee on their own.


upsc2020,
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meera97 said

Found this term new and interesting. 'ecological integrity' found a question on it.


A?

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Sharing a few questions I had made a while back. 

Consider the following statements about Babasaheb Ambedkar and choose the correct ones:

1. He turned to the Buddhist faith and penned "Buddha and his Dhamma."

2. He opposed the partition of undivided India along religious lines as he believed in the fundamental oneness of mankind.

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Both 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

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Consider the following statements about Mahatma Gandhi and choose the correct ones:

1. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times. 
2. In the year of his death, the Nobel Peace Prize was not awarded to anyone on the ground that there was no suitable living candidate. 

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
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Consider the following statements (about cess and surcharge) and choose the correct ones:

1. Both cess and surcharge are in the nature of a tax on tax. 
2. Both are credited to the Consolidated Fund of India. 
3. Both are not necessarily shareable with the State Governments. 
4. Both may be appropriated only for the specific purposes for which they are levied. 

A) 1 and 4 only
B) 1, 2 and 3 only
C) 1 and 2 only
D) 1 and 3 only
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@Patootie 

Ambedkar Q --> B?

Gandhi Q --> C?

Cess & Surcharge Q --> D. 


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The Lipstick Effect, sometimes seen in news, refers to:

A. An economic phenomenon in which consumers spend money on smaller indulgences or less costly luxury goods in times of recessions and economic downturns
B. An economic phenomenon where prices on consumer goods are insulated from effects of inflation on other sectors of the economy
C. An economic phenomenon where consumerism leads to more expenditure on the health sector
D. A cultural phenomenon where an indigenous community conforms to a more dominant western cultural hegemony
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Consider the following statements and choose the correct ones:

1. Penguins are found in tropical, temperate and polar regions.
2. They are found both in the Arctic and the Antarctic regions. 
3. Emperor penguins are listed as vulnerable in the IUCN red list. 

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 3 only
C. 1 only
D. None of the above
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Consider the following statements about National Nutrition survey and choose the correct ones:

1. Prevalence of breastfeeding of children is higher in rural areas than in urban areas.
2. Prevalence of underweight and malnutritioned children is higher in rural areas than in urban areas. 
3. Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency is higher in urban areas than in rural areas. 

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3
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Atharva said

@Patootie 

Ambedkar Q --> B?

Gandhi Q --> C?

Cess & Surcharge Q --> D. 


Ambedkar did pen "The Buddha and his Dhamma" and was an advocate for Partition.

https://medium.com/@blindNelephant/why-did-ambedkar-advocate-partition-of-india-28ff2b2a48e0

Statements on Gandhi are correct. Answer is C.

Cesses and surcharges both go (initially) to the CFI, the only condition being that cesses may later be appropriated to a different fund and utilised for the purpose for which it was levied. Both are not shareable with State Governments. 

https://www.indianeconomy.net/splclassroom/what-is-a-cess-how-it-differs-from-surcharge/




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In the context of Indian History, who among the following have been appointed to the position of Governor General of India?

1. Warren Hastings
2. John Shore
3. William Bentinck
4. James Andrew Ramsay
5. C. Rajagopalachari

A) 3 and 5 only
B)  1 and 2 only
C) 3, 4 and 5 only
D) 3 only
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Consider the following statements and choose the correct ones:

1. Bankruptcy is the state where one's liabilities exceed his assets
2. Insolvency is the legal declaration of the state of Bankruptcy

A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) 1 and 2 only
D) Neither 1 nor 2
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Cold start doctrine, sometimes seen in the news, is in relation to the affairs of:

A) Russia
B) USA
C) Israel
D) India
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Cold start doctrine, sometimes seen in the news, is in relation to the affairs of:

A) Russia
B) USA
C) Israel
D) India

D

Patootie,
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