General Studies Questions & Answers | Indian Polity FAQs
Q: The constitutional principle of the Basic Structure’ was invented by the [Assist. Comm. 2012]
Explanation: The basic structure doctrine is an Indian judicial principle that the Constitution of India has certain basic features that cannot be altered or destroyed through amendments by the Parliament.
Q: Delimitation of constituencies and determination of constituencies reserved for SCs and STs are done by [CDS 2012]
Ans: Delimitation Commission
Explanation: As per the Delimitation Act of 2002, Delimitation Commission of India has redefined the list of parliamentary constituencies, ‘ their constituent assemblies segments and reservation status.
Q: The Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding [APFC 2012]
Ans: ‘Union, State and Concurrent Lists
Explanation: Seventh Schedule (Article-246) contains provision regarding Union, State and Concurrent lists.
Q: Who appoints Secretary General of the Lok Sabha? [SSC2012]
Explanation: Speaker of Lok Sabha appoints Secretary General of Lok Sabha after consultation with Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Presently, TK Vishwanathan is the Secretary General of the 15th Lok Sabha.
Q: Who presides over the joint sitting of both Houses of the Parliament? [CLAT 2012]
Ans: Speaker of Lok Sabha
Explanation: Speaker of Lok Sabha presides over the joint sitting of both houses of the Parliament (Article-108).
Q: Who has the right under the Constitution to seek the opinion of the Supreme Court on question of law? [Up PSC 2012]
Ans: The President
Explanation: The President has the sole right to seek the advice of the Supreme Court on the matter of law under Article-143 but this advice is not binding on him.
Q: Under the Constitution of India, education as a subject of legislation, is included in the [HP PSC 2012]
Ans: Concurrent List
Explanation: The Constitutional Amendment of 1976 included education in the Concurrent list.
Q: The Council of Ministers has to resign if a No Confidence Motion’ is passed by a majority of members of [UP PSC 2012]
Ans: Lok Sabha
Explanation: The Council of Ministers has to resign if a ‘No Confidence Motion’ is passed in the Lok Sabha only because the Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the ‘House of the People’.