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91 Rashtrapati Bhawan was designed by
A Edwin Lutyens
B Le Corbusier
C Edward Stone
D Tarun Dutt

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Edwin Lutyens. The Rashtrapati Bhavan was designed by Edwin Lutyens and built in 1931 to be the central point of British power in Delhi. Originally called the Viceroy's House, the Rashtrapati Bhavan covers an area of 4.5 acres of land. It has 340 rooms, 37 salons, 74 lobbies and loggias, 18 staircases and 37 fountains.

92 Who held the office of the Vice President of India for two consecutive terms?
A Mr. V.V. Giri
B Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
C Mr. R. Venkataraman
D Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was elected as the first Vice-President of India in 1952, and elected as the second Vice-President of India (1962–1967).

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93 When there is a vacancy in the office of the President and the Vice President at the same time, the office is held temporarily by
A The Chief Justice of India
B The Speaker of Lok Sabha
C The Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha
D A person nominated by both the Houses of Parliament

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is the Chief Justice of India.

The Parliament enacted the “President (Discharge of Functions) Act, 1969” which provides that, in the event of occurrence of vacancy in the office of both the President and the Vice-President, the Chief Justice of India, or in his absence, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court available shall discharge the functions until a new President is elected.

94 Who was the first Woman Governor of a State in free India From out of the following?
A Mrs. Indira Gandhi
B Mrs. Sucheta Kriplani
C Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
D Mrs. Vijay Laxmi Pandit

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Mrs. Sarojini Naidu. Sarojini Naidu was the first women Governor of a State in free India. She was the first governor of Uttar Pradesh.

95 The Parliamentary Committee which scrutinizes the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is
A Select Committee
B Estimates Committee
C Public Accounts Committee
D None of these

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Public Accounts Committee. The Committee on Public Accounts is the oldest Parliamentary Committee and was first constituted in 1921. The Committee consists of 22 Members, 15 Members are elected by Lok Sabha and 7 Members of the Rajya Sabha are associated with it.

96 The Prime Minister of India is
A Selected
B Nominated
C Appointed
D Elected

Answer: Option [C]

The Prime Minister of India is Appointed. The prime minister is appointed by the president of India; however the prime minister has to enjoy the confidence of the majority of Lok Sabha members, who are directly elected every five years, lest the prime minister shall resign.

97 Which is not an All India Service?
A Indian Forest Service
B Indian Foreign Service
C Indian Police Service
D Indian Administration Service

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Indian Foreign Service. Indian foreign Service is not an All India Service. All India Service in India are Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service (IFS) and Indian Administrative Services (IAS).

98 Sarkaria Commission was concerned with
A Centre-State relations
B Financial Reforms
C Electoral Reforms
D Administrative Reforms

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Centre-State relations. Sarkaria Commission was set up in 1983 by the Central Government.It was made to examine the relationship between the State and the Central government and suggest changes in the framework of the Constitution of India.One of its suggestion was retention of the office of Governor in the States.

99 A Presidential Ordinance can remain in force
A For three months
B For six months
C For nine months
D Indefinitely

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is for six months. President can issue ordinance when one of the houses of the Parliament is not in session. The maximum validity of an ordinance is 6 months and 6 weeks. An ordinance will expire after 6 weeks once both houses of the Parliament are in session.

100 Who can initiate impeachment of the President?
A 1/4th members of either House of Parliament
B Half of the members of either House of Parliament
C Half of the State Legislatures
D 1/3rd members of any State Legislature

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is 1/4th members of either House of Parliament. The impeachment charges can be initiated by either House of Parliament. These charges should be signed by one-fourth members of the House.

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