Doubt Clearance Thread: UPSC 2020

"When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions."

Created this thread as a one stop solution for all members so that all the doubts wherein any conceptual clarification is required can be solved here. 

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Nikita said

Can anyone explain office of whip is mentioned in any statue or established by convention. ?

Office of whip is mentioned neither in constitution, nor in rules of house, nor in parliamentary statute. It is based on the conventions of the parliamentary system of government.

recently some act has been which has given statutory status either to whip or some other post.  Can't remember exactly.  Do you remember something about it?

Yes. While there is no mention of office of whip in the Indian constitution, it has been given a statutory status by the Leaders and chief whips of recognised parties and groups in parliament (facilities) Act 1998. It is related to facilities to leaders and chief whips of recognised parties and groups in parliament.

Naadan_Parinda,
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Can anyone explain office of whip is mentioned in any statue or established by convention. ?

Office of whip is mentioned neither in constitution, nor in rules of house, nor in parliamentary statute. It is based on the conventions of the parliamentary system of government.

Yes. While there is no mention of office of whip in the Indian constitution, it has been given a statutory status by the Leaders and chief whips of recognised parties and groups in parliament (facilities) Act 1998. It is related to facilities to leaders and chief whips of recognised parties and groups in parliament.

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Nikita said

Can anyone explain office of whip is mentioned in any statue or established by convention. ?

Office of whip is mentioned neither in constitution, nor in rules of house, nor in parliamentary statute. It is based on the conventions of the parliamentary system of government.

recently some act has been which has given statutory status either to whip or some other post.  Can't remember exactly.  Do you remember something about it?

Yes. While there is no mention of office of whip in the Indian constitution, it has been given a statutory status by the Leaders and chief whips of recognised parties and groups in parliament (facilities) Act 1998. It is related to facilities to leaders and chief whips of recognised parties and groups in parliament.

Thanks. Everywhere is is mentioned about Constitutional status. Nowhere about the statutory status

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Q.27) With reference to the revolutionary extremist V D Savarkar, consider the following statements:

1. In 1904 Savarkar organised the Abhinav Bharat on lines of Mazzini’s Young Italy.

2. Inspired by ‘India House’ of Shyamaji Verma, he organised the ‘Free Indian Society’ to organise students for a revolution.

3. In a famous pamphlet published in 1923, he first coined the term Hindutva.

4. He presided over a session of Hindu Mahasabha.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 2, 3 and 4 only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Ans) d Exp) All the statements are correct. 

Doubt:  Statement 3 must be wrong, as stated that term Hindutva coined by V D Savarkar, but it's mentioned in Quartz INDIA that Vinayak postulated that the essence of being a “Hindu”, defined by him as “Hindutva” or Hindu-ness, was completely different from the popular religious connotation of “Hinduism.” Incidentally, it is believed that Chandranath Basu first coined the term Hindutva”—a neologism with Sanskrit etymology—in his 1892 Bengali work, Hindutva—Hindur Prakrita Itihas (Hindutva—An Authentic History). But it was undoubtedly Vinayak who popularised the term within a short span of time.

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Is there any excel sheet/ data sheet where students post there test series marks obtained in various sectional and full mock test series.

last time it was there. HELPS in assessing relative performance and act as motivating factor.

if anyone has the link please post/create one.

THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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Can someone clarify if Chandrabhaga beach, Odisha was a holder of blue flag certification back in 2018. The tag is renewed every year. There is no mention of an Indian beach in 2019. 


If a statement is there in the exam that- no Indian beach has ever received a blue flag certification or conversely that- previously, an Indian beach received the certification. What shall be the answer?

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Nike said

Can someone clarify if Chandrabhaga beach, Odisha was a holder of blue flag certification back in 2018. The tag is renewed every year. There is no mention of an Indian beach in 2019. 


If a statement is there in the exam that- no Indian beach has ever received a blue flag certification or conversely that- previously, an Indian beach received the certification. What shall be the answer?

Chandrabhaga has the blue flag certificate. 

No indian beach statement : Wrong 

Previously, indian beach statement: Right

Nike,
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jumbo said

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Is there any excel sheet/ data sheet where students post there test series marks obtained in various sectional and full mock test series.

last time it was there. HELPS in assessing relative performance and act as motivating factor.

if anyone has the link please post/create one.

THANKS IN ADVANCE.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PCyAd_d7aDJ1pmFeWxo8xmQYIlkD5PKokdYE9ZtzT50/edit#gid=0



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Does the dispute between center and union territory come under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?

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Does the dispute between center and union territory come under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?

Yes, it comes under original jurisdiction 

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@Incognito  I think not.
As per article 131, the original jurisdiction of supreme court extends to-
1)between the Government of India and one or more States; or
2) between the Government of India and any State or States on one side and one or more other States on the other; or
3) between two or more States

and "union" territories are essentially union's territories so dispute between union and union territories doesn't make much sense. 

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@Incognito  I think not.
As per article 131, the original jurisdiction of supreme court extends to-
1)between the Government of India and one or more States; or
2) between the Government of India and any State or States on one side and one or more other States on the other; or
3) between two or more States

and "union" territories are essentially union's territories so dispute between union and union territories doesn't make much sense. 

UTs do not have their independent HCs. So any HC having original jurisdiction is unlikely 

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Anjali8 said


What should be answer of this? To my mind it should be B. This asked in 2019.

It's d) I think.


Entire external debt isn't denominated in US Dollars. 

D) India's external debt is in us dollar, yen, yuan, pounds.

and most of the debt is by Govt of india itself and not by public entity

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Sanjiv Verma page 249.

upsc2020,
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When the Chief Justice of a High Court acts in an administrative capacity, he is subject to


a) the writ jurisdiction of any of the other judges of the High Court
b) special control exercised by the Chief Justice of India
c) discretionary powers of the Government of the State
d) special powers provided to the Chief Minister in this regard

Source : CSE 1996
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When the Chief Justice of a High Court acts in an administrative capacity, he is subject to


a) the writ jurisdiction of any of the other judges of the High Court
b) special control exercised by the Chief Justice of India
c) discretionary powers of the Government of the State
d) special powers provided to the Chief Minister in this regard

Source : CSE 1996

Answer is C.

As per Article 227 (3), the Chief Justice of High Court when acting in an administrative capacity, any rule made by him shall not be inconsistent with the provision of any law in force, and shall require the previous approval of the Governor.

Amarbabu,
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Q1)1st one to impose censorship was Lord Wellesley through the Censorship of Press Act, 1799)

The first ban on press in India was implemented during who's tenure ?


Q2) Which Governor General restored the State of Oudh to the son of Wajid Ali Shah ie Birjis Qadr ?


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Which sect of Jainism did Sthulbahu belonged to? While TN Textbook says that he belonged to Digambar sect, but some other sources say he belonged to Svetambar sect. Does anyone have authentic and clear information about it?

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