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11 Which of the following Standing Committees of Parliament has no MP from Rajya Sabha?
A Estimates Committee
B Public Accounts Committee
C Committee on Public Undertakings
D Committee on Government Assurances

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Estimates Committee. The Estimates Committee is tasked with examining the estimates included in the budget presented in the parliament. It is a standing committee categorised under financial committees. The Committee has 30 members, all of whom are taken from the Lok Sabha.

12 For which period the Finance Commission is formed?
A Every year
B 2 years
C 5 years
D According to the wishes of Parliament

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is 5 years. As per the constitution, the commission is appointed every five years and consists of a chairman and four other members.

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13 The minimum number of workers who can form a Trade Union and get it registered under Trade Union Act?
A 7
B 11
C 25
D 50

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is 7. Provided further that no Trade Union of workmen shall be registered unless it has on the date of making application not less than seven persons as its members, who are workmen engaged or employed in the establishment or industry with which it is connected .

14 No money bill can be introduced in the Lok Sabha without the prior approval of the
A Vice-President
B Prime Minister
C Finance Minister
D President

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is President. A Money Bill can be introduced on the recommendation of the President of India in the Lok Sabha only. The certificate of the speaker to the effect that a bill is a Money Bill, is to be endorsed and signed by him when it is presented to the President for his assent.

15 The deciding authority of States share in central taxes is the
A Finance Minister
B Election Commission
C Planning Commission
D Finance Commission

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Finance Commission.

The Finance Commission was established by the President of India in 1951 under Article 280 of the Indian Constitution. It was formed to define the financial relations between the central government of India and the individual state governments.

16 When was the Public Service Commission, the original version of the U.P.S.C. set up?
A 1st April, 1937
B 1st October, 1926
C 15th August, 1947
D 26th January, 1950

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is 1st October, 1926. Subsequent to the provisions of Section 96(C) of the Government of India Act, 1919 and the strong recommendations made by the Lee Commission in 1924 for the early establishment of a Public Service Commission, it was on October 1, 1926 that the Public Service Commission was set up in India for the first time.

17 Which of the following non-members of Parliament has the right to address it?
A Chief Justice of India
B Solicitor- General of India
C Attorney-General of India
D Chief Election Commissioner

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Attorney-General of India. Article 76 states that the Attorney General of India is the Indian government's chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. The Attorney General for India is appointed by the President of India under Article 76(1) of the Constitution of India and holds office during the pleasure of the President.

18 Which authority recommends the principles governing the grants-in-aid of the revenues of the States out of the Consolidated Fund of India?
A Finance Commission
B Inter-State Council
C Union Ministry of Finance
D Public Accounts Committee

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Finance Commission. Finance Commission is a constitutional Body and it is constituted by the President. It is set up every five years or before. It lays down rules by which Centre should provide grants in aid to states out of consolidated fund of India and suggest measures to increase the resources of State.

19 Who is competent to dissolve the Rajya Sabha?
A The President
B The Chairman, Rajya Sabha
C The Joint-session of Parliament
D No one

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is No one. Rajya Sabha is a permanent body and is not subject to dissolution. However, one third of the members retire every second year, and are replaced by newly elected members. Each member is elected for a term of six years.

20 The Comptroller and Auditor General of India acts as the chief accountant and auditor for the
A State Government
B Union Government
C Union and State Governments
D Neither Union nor State Governments

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Union and State Governments. Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India acts as the chief accountant and auditor for Union and State Governments.

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