UPSC Polity :

Parliamentary system and Central Government Notes Part 1

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Today’s Topic: Parliamentary system and Central Government

Q1. Under which Article of the Constitution, the Council of State (RajyaSabha) has a Chairman and Deputy Chairman

a) Article 109

b) Article 108

c) Article 89

d) Article 91

Ans      C

Q2. How can member of Parliament resign from his seat—

a) By speaking in the House

b) By an announcement in the Press

c) By writing under his signature addressed to the Chairman or the Speaker

d) All the above

Ans      C

Q3. Who foxes salaries and allowances for the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the RajyaSabha and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the LokSabha—

a) LokSabha

b) RajSabha

c) Members of the Parliament

d) Parliament by law

Ans      D

Q4. In which Schedule of the Constitution Salaries and allowances for the Chairman and Deputy of RajyaSabha and Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the LokSabha are specified—

a) First

b) Second

c) Third

d) Fourth

Ans      B

Q5. The Council of Ministers is responsible to

a) President

b) Parliament

c) LokSabha

d) RajyaSabha

Ans      C

Q6. Who is the legal advisor of the Government of a State?

a) The Attorney General

b) Advocate General

c) The Solicitor General

d) The Comptroller – Auditor

Ans      B

Q7. Who determines the salaries and allowances of the ministers in state?

a) President

b) LokSabha

c) State Legislature

d) RajyaSabha

Ans      C

Q8. The impeachment of the President of India can be initiated in

a) Either house of Parliament

b) A joint sitting of both House of Parliament

c) The LokSabha alone

d) The RajyaSabha alone

Ans      A

Q9. Who was the first deputy Prime Minister of India?

a) Sardar Vallabhai Patel

b) Nehru

c) B. R. Ambedkar

d) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Ans      A

Q10. Which Article empowers the president to appoint two Anglo Indians to LokSabha?

a) Under article 330

b) Under article 331

c) Under article 332

d) Under Article 333

Ans      B