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February 1, 2017

GS Test-14-Indian Polity-The Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers

Welcome to your General Studies Daily Test-14-The Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers

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1) It was withdrawal of support by the Congress (I) which was responsible for the resignation of
2) In the context of India, which of the following principles is/are implied institutionally in the parliamentary government?
1.Members of the Cabinet are Members of the Parliament.
2.Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the Parliament.
3.Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State.
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3) With reference to Union Government, consider the following statements
1.The number of Ministers at the Centre on 15th August, 1947 was 18.
2.The number of Ministers at the Centre at present is 48.
Which of the statement(s) is/are correct?
4) Under which one of the Ministries of the Government of India does the Food and Nutrition Board work?
5) Which one of the following provisions of the Indian Constitution deals with the appointment and dismissal of the Council of Ministers?
6) The office of the Deputy Prime Minister
7) The Union Ministers hold office during the pleasure of
8) Consider the following statements
1.Jawaharlal Nehru was in his fourth term as Prime Minister of India at the time of his death.
2.Jawaharlal Nehru represented Rai Bareilly constituency as a Member of Parliament.
3.The first non-Congress Prime Minister of India assumed the office in the year 1977.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
9) The Council of Ministers has to resign if a no-confidence motion is passed by a majority of members of
10) The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/her appointment
11) Archaeological Survey of India is an attached office of the Department/ Ministry of
12) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha may be removed from office by
13) Under the administration of which one of the following is the Department of Atomic Energy?
14) The Council of Minister is collectively responsible to which of the following?
15) Consider the following statements relating to the procedure of the election of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha
1.The election of a Speaker shall be held on such date as the Prime Minister may fix and the Secretary General shall send to every member notice of this date.
2.The election of a Deputy Speaker shall be held on such date as the Speaker may fix and the Secretary General shall send to every member notice of this date.
3.At anytime before noon on the day preceding the date so fixed, any member may give notice in writing of a motion that another member be chosen as the Deputy Speaker of the House.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
16) In the Rajya Sabha, the states have been given seats
17) Who among the following Indian Prime Ministers resigned before facing a vote of no-confidence in the Lok Sabha?
18) The Council of Ministers does not include
19) What is the tenure of the Prime Minister of India?
20) How does participatory budgeting seek to make the functioning of local governance institutions more transparent and accountable?
1.By allowing citizens to deliberate and negotiate over the distribution of public resources.
2.By allowing citizens to play a direct role in deciding how and where resources should be spent.
3.By allowing historically excluded citizens with access to important decision-making venues.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
21) Who was the first Foreign Minister of free India? [NDA2008]
22) Who among the following have been the Union Finance Minister of India?
1.VP Singh
2.R Venkataraman
3.YB Chavan
4.Pranab Mukherjee
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23) Who was the Prime Minister of India when the Anti-Defection Bill was passed?
24) With reference to the Constitution of India, consider the following statements
1.The Council of Ministers of the Union are responsible to Both the Houses of Parliament.
2.The President of India cannot appoint any one as Union Minister not recommended by Prime Minister.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
25) Which one of the following Prime Ministers never faced the Parliament during the tenure?
26) The Union Executive of India consists of
27) Who was the Defence Minister of India during the Indo-China War of 1962?
28) Which one of the following Constitutional Amendment Acts seeks that the size of the Council of Ministers at the Centre and in a State must not exceed 15% of the total number of members in the Lok Sabha and the total number of members of the Legislative Assembly of that state respectively?
29) In which one of the following Ministries, the Census Organisation has been functioning on a permanent footing since 1961?
30) Who is called the Father of Indian Economic Reform?

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