May 19, 2020 – Daily Quiz

1. In the areas covered under the Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996,

       what is the role/power of Gram Sabha?
      1. Gram Sabha has the power to prevent alienation of land in the Scheduled Areas.
      2. Gram Sabha has the ownership of minor forest produce.
      3. Recommendation of Gram Sabha is required for granting prospecting licence or mining lease
          for any mineral in the Scheduled Areas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
      a) 1 only
      b) 1 and 2 only
      c) 2 and 3 only

      d) 1, 2 and 3

2. The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 was enacted in consonance with which of the following

       provisions of the Constitution of India?
       1. Right to healthy environment, construed as a part of Right to life under Article 21
       2. Provision of grants for raising the level of administration in the Scheduled Areas for
           the welfare of Scheduled Tribes under Article 275(1)
       3. Powers and functions of Gram Sabha as mentioned under Article 243(A)

       Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
       a) 1 only
       b) 2 and 3 only
       c) 1 and 3 only
       d) 1, 2 and 3

3. Regarding the office of the Lok Sabha Speaker, consider the following statements:

       1. He/She holds the office during the pleasure of the President.
       2. He/She need not be a member of the House at the time of his/her election but has to
           become a member of the House within six months from the date of his/her election.
       3. If he/she intends to resign, the letter of his/her resignation has to be addressed to the
           Deputy Speaker.

       Which of the statements given above is /are correct?
       a) 1 and 2 only
       b) 3 only
       c) 1, 2 and 3

       d) None

4. Which of the following are included in the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?

      1. A dispute between the Government of India and one or more States
      2. A dispute regarding elections to either House of the Parliament or that of Legislature of a State
      3. A dispute between the Government of India and a Union Territory
      4. A dispute between two or more States

      Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
      a) 1 and 2
      b) 2 and 3
      c) 1 and 4
      d) 3 and 4

5.In India, other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose, what
     is the importance of the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)?
     1. CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the Parliament when the President
         of India declares national emergency/financial emergency.
     2. CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed
         by the Public Accounts Committee.
     3. Information from CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against
         those who have violated the law while managing public finances.
     4. While dealing with the audit and accounting of government companies, CAG has certain judicial
         powers for prosecuting those who violate the law.

     Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
     a) 1, 3 and 4 only
     b) 2 only
     c) 2 and 3 only  
     d) 1, 2, 3 and 4







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