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Under which article of the constitution of India can the President of India refer a matter to the Supreme Court for its opinion?

A)

Article 140


B)

Article 141


C)

Article 142


D)

Article 143



Correct Answer :

Article 143


Explanation :

Article 143 of the Indian Constitution confers upon the Supreme Court advisory jurisdiction. The President may seek the opinion of the Supreme Court on any question of law or fact of public importance on which he thinks it expedient to obtain such an opinion.

The President of India can resign by writing under his hand addressed to?

A)

The Prime Minister


B)

The Vice President


C)

The Chief Justice of India


D)

Both the Houses of Parliament



Correct Answer :

The Vice President


Explanation :

the President may, by writing under his hand addressed to the Vice President, resign his office ( Article 56(1) )

Who appoints the members of National human rights commission?

A)

The Prime Minister


B)

The President of India


C)

Union Cabinet


D)

Both the Houses of Parliament



Correct Answer :

The President of India


Explanation :

The Chairperson and members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India are appointed by the President of India..

A person eligible to become the president of India should not be less than?

A)

35 Years of age


B)

40 Years of age


C)

45 Years of age


D)

50 Years of age



Correct Answer :

35 Years of age


Explanation :

The President must be a citizen of India, not less than 35 years of age, and qualified for election as member of the Lok Sabha.

Who was the Chairman of the Partition Council?

A)

Lord Mountbatten


B)

Jawaharlal Nehru


C)

M.A. Jinnah


D)

V.P. Menon



Correct Answer :

Lord Mountbatten


Explanation :

Partition Committee was formed which was chaired by Lord Mountbatten and its members were Vallabh Bhai Patel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Liaqat Ali Khan and Abdur Rab Nishtar. Later this committee was replaced by a Partition Council.

Who is known for initiating electoral reforms in India to ensure free and fair elections?

A)

N. Gopalaswami


B)

T. N. Seshan


C)

S. Y. Quraishi


D)

M. S. Gill



Correct Answer :

T. N. Seshan


Explanation :

TN Seshan famous was appointed as the 10th Chief Election Commissioner and served from 12 December 1990 to 11 December 1996. He became best known for his electoral reforms.

______is an institutional mechanism to provide representation to the states of India?

A)

Rajya Sabha


B)

State Legislative Assembly


C)

State Legislative Council


D)

Vidhan Sabha



Correct Answer :

Rajya Sabha


Explanation :

The Rajya Sabha, constitutionally the Council of States, is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India.

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