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211 “Residuary powers” under the Indian Constitution means
A The powers relating to International Affairs
B The powers relating to International Emergency
C The powers, which can be exercised both by the Union Government and the State
D The powers, which have not been specifically enumerated in the Union List, State List and Concurrent List

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Option [D]. Residuary powers of legislation is mention in Article 248 in the Constitution of India, in which Parliament has exclusive power to make any law respect to any matter not enumerated in the Concurrent List or State List.

212 Where do we find the ideals of Indian democracy in the Constitution ?
A The Preamble
B Part III
C Part IV
D Part I

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is the Preamble. The preamble to the Constitution declares India to be a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic and a welfare state committed to secure justice, liberty and equality for the people and for promoting fraternity, dignity of the individual and unity and integrity of the nation.

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213 Which Article of the Indian Constitution directs the State Governments to organize Village Panchayats ?
A Article 32
B Article 37
C Article 40
D Article 51

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Article 40. Article 40 of the Constitution which enshrines one of the Directive Principles of State Policy lays down that the State shall take steps to organise village panchayats and endow them with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as units of self-government.

214 Which Article empowers the President to impose Financial Emergency ?
A Article 356
B Article 364
C Article 352
D Article 360

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Article 360

Article 360. Provisions as to financial emergency

If the President is satisfied that a situation has arisen whereby the financial stability or credit of India or of any part of the territory thereof is threatened, he may by a Proclamation make a declaration to that effect

215 Which Article of the Indian Constitution empowers the Parliament to regulate right of citizenship ?
A Article 10
B Article 11
C Article 12
D Article 13

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Article 11. Artical-11, under Part-II of constitution authorizes Paliamemnt to make any provision with respect to acquisition and termination of citizenship and all other matters related to it. Based on this, parliament passed Citizenship (acquisition and termination) act. 1955.

216 Which of the following would be called a “Secular” state ?
A The state which is anti-religion
B The state which follows a particular religion
C The state which does not discriminate between religions
D The state which accepts all religions as religions of state

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is the state which does not discriminate between religions. A secular state is an idea pertaining to secularity, whereby a state is or purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion.

217 Which Amendment Act of the Indian Constitution gave constitutional status to Panchayati Raj System ?
A 71st
B 72nd
C 73rd
D 74th

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is 73rd Amendment. The Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 has added a new part IX consisting of 16 Articles and the Eleventh Schedule to the Constitution. The 73th Amendment envisages the Gram Sabha as the foundation of the Panchayat Raj System to perform functions and powers entrusted to it by the State Legislatures.

218 The method of amending the Constitution by popular veto is found in
A Britain
B Switzerland
C Russia
D India

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Switzerland. Popular veto is a form of direct democracy, where voters also participate in legislation through a petition. This system is found in Switzerland.

219 Special status to Jammu and Kashmir is given by the Indian Constitution under the article
A 364
B 368
C 370
D 377

Answer: Option [C]

Special status to Jammu and Kashmir is given by the Indian Constitution under the Article 370. Jammu and Kashmir was administered by India as a state from 1952 to 31 October 2019, and Article 370 conferred on it the power to have a separate constitution, a state flag, and autonomy of internal administration.

220 The unification of Karnataka was achieved in the year
A 1956
B 1957
C 1958
D 1960

Answer: Option [A]

The unification of Karnataka was achieved in the year 1956. The Unification of Karnataka refers to the formation of the Indian state of Karnataka (then named Mysore State) in 1956 when several Indian states were created by redrawing borders based on linguistic demographics.

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