541.  The Indian National Congress, which is regarded as the first organized political party of India was founded in the year

a

  1883

b

  1885

c

  1887

d

  1888

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

542.  At present, India consists of

a

  25 states and 9 union territories

b

  24 states and 7 union territories

c

  28 states and 7 union territories

d

  21 states and 11 union territories

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

543.  The states were reorganised on linguistic basis in

a

  1947

b

  1951

c

  1956

d

  1966

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

544.  Read the following statements regarding Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana and select which among the following is not True.
1. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is the ambitious scheme for comprehensive financial inclusion by providing bank accounts to every households in India.
2. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched on 28 August 2014
3. People can open zero balance accounts only in public sector banks under PMJDY.
4. RuPay debit card will be available for those who open accounts under PMJDY. Select the correct code.

a

  1 & 2

b

  2 & 3

c

  Only 3

d

  Only 4

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

545.  The first commission appointed by the Government in 1948 to examine the case for the reorganisation of states on linguistic basis was headed by

a

  Justice Wanchoo

b

  Justice M C Mahajan

c

  Justice S K Dhar

d

  None of the above

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

546.  The famous JVP Committee consisting of Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel and Pattabhi Sitaramayya, was appointed in December 1948 to

a

  examine the case of establishment of secular polity in the country

b

  examine the issue of reorganisation of states on linguistic basis

c

  determine the compensation to be paid to the rulers of Indian states consequent to the merger of their states with India

d

  None of the above

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

547.  Which one of the following Committee contains representatives of both the House viz. Lok Sabha and Rajya Shabha

a

  The Business Advisory Committee

b

  The Rules Committee

c

  The Public Accounts Committee

d

  The Committee on Public Undertakings.

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

548.  Which of the following formed the State Reorganisation Commission group (1953)?

a

  Fazl Ali and Kanzru

b

  Kanzru and Katju

c

  Katju and Fazl Ali

d

  Pannikar and Katju

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

549.  The States Reorganisation Commission, set up in 1953 to consider the demand for linguistic states, was headed by

a

  Fazl Ali

b

  K M Pannikkar

c

  H N Kunzru

d

  M C Mahajan

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

550.  The Presiding officer of which House is not a member of that house?

a

  Lok Sabha

b

  Rajya Sabha

c

  Legislative Assembly

d

  All

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

551.  The States Reorganisation Act, 1956, divided the entire country into

a

  22 states and 9 union territories

b

  14 states and 6 union territories

c

  17 states and 7 union territories

d

  four categories of states

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

552.  The government resigns if a no-confidence motion is passed in

a

  Lok Sabha

b

  Rajya Sabha

c

  Either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha

d

  Joint session of Parliament

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

553.  The correct chronological order in which the following states of India were created is
1. Andhra Pradesh 2. Maharashtra
3. Punjab 4. Nagaland

a

  1, 2, 4, 3

b

  1, 2, 3, 4

c

  2, 1, 4, 3

d

  4, 3, 2, 1

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

554.  In case of disagreement on a bill, other than money bill, the only means of resolving the deadlock is

a

  Put off the bill indefinitely

b

  Pass it arbitrarily

c

  Pass it by a joint session of the two Houses

d

  President’s discretionary power used

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

555.  Who is authorized to decide a dispute regarding the disqualification of members of Parliament?

a

  The President

b

  Supreme Court

c

  Election Commission

d

  President in consultation with Election Commission

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :

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