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221 Article 1 of the Constitution of India declares India to be a
A Union of States
B Federal State
C Quasi-Federal State
D Unitary State

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Union of States. Article 1 of the Constitution of India declares India as a Union of states. According to Constitution India is the Union of states because the states are indestructible part of the country.

222 Residuary powers in the Indian Constitution have been assigned to
A State Legislatures only
B Union Parliament only
C Both Union Parliament and State Legislatures
D None of the above

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Union Parliament only. Residuary powers are those powers which can be made by the parliament only. It is different from 3 lists, union list, state list, and concurrent list. These powers are neither under the legislative powers of the State nor the Union. Parliament has exclusive power to make any law with respect to any matter not enumerated in the Concurrent List or State List.

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223 The phrase “equality before law” used in Article- 14 of Indian Constitution has been borrowed from ______
A U.S.A.
B Germany
C Britain
D Greece

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Britain. The concept of 'equality before law' is of British origin while the concept of 'equal protection of Laws' has been taken from the American Constitution.

224 The playing time (in second) of the full version of Indian National Anthem is
A 60
B 52
C 55
D 57

Answer: Option [B]

The playing time (in second) of the full version of Indian National Anthem is 52 seconds.

225 The number of subjects incorporated in the Union List is
A 97
B 102
C 82
D 89

Answer: Option [A]

The number of subjects incorporated in the Union List is 97. The Union List or List-I is a list of 100 items (the last item is numbered 97) given in Seventh Schedule in the Constitution of India on which Parliament has exclusive power to legislate.

226 Democratic Socialism aims at
A Bringing about Socialism through peaceful means
B Bringing about Socialism through violent and peaceful means
C Bringing about Socialism through violent means
D Bringing about Socialism through democratic means

Answer: Option [D]

Democratic Socialism aims at bringing about socialism through democratic means. Today democratic socialism's task is to recover the high ground on democracy and freedom through maximum decentralisation of control, ownership and decision making. For socialism can only be achieved if it springs from below by popular demand.

227 How many items are there in the Union List ?
A 52
B 66
C 97
D 99

Answer: Option [C]

There are 97 items in the Union List.

228 How many times was the Preamble of the Constitution amended so far ?
A Once
B Two times
C Three times
D Not amended

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Once. The Preamble has been amended only once so far, in 1976, by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1976. The words Secular, Socialist and Integrity were added to the constitution.

229 When did the Constitution Assembly adopt National Anthem ?
A 29th January 1950
B 26th January 1950
C 25th January 1950
D 24th January 1950

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is 24th January 1950. The National Anthem of India Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India on 24 January 1950. It was first sung on 27 December 1911 at the Kolkata Session of the Indian National Congress.

230 In which year were the States recognized on a linguistic basis ?
A 1947
B 1950
C 1951
D 1956

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is 1956. The States Reorganisation act , 1956 was a major reform of the boundaries of India's states and territories, organising them along linguistic lines.

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