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Exercise :: Politics - Latest Current Affairs

  • Politics - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

How many bills were passed in Rajya Sabha in the winter session of Parliament?

A. 12
B. 10
C. 15
D. 8

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi on December 13 informed media that a total of 14 bills were passed in the Lok Sabha and 15 were passed in the Rajya Sabha during the recently concluded Winter Session of the Parliament. In the winter session, Lok Sabha passed 14 bills and the Rajya Sabha passed 15 bills. Productivity was 116 percent in Lok Sabha and 100 percent in Rajya Sabha.

2. 

According to the recently passed Constitution amendment bill, the reservation to SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies will be extended by how many years?

A. 15 years
B. 10 years
C. 5 years
D. 8 years

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Rajya Sabha passed a Constitution amendment bill to extend reservation to SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years. The bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 10 December.

3. 

The reservation for SC/STs in Lok Sabha, state assemblies has been extended by how much period?

A. 15 years
B. 12 years
C. 10 years
D. 5 years

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Union cabinet on December 4 approved a proposal to extend reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies for another 10 years, highly placed sources said.The reservation for these categories in the LS and the assemblies was to expire on January 25, 2020.The government will bring a bill to extend the reservation in this session.While reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the legislature is carried out through constitutional amendments, similar reservation in jobs for these categories is decided by respectivestate governments.

4. 

Under which Article of the Constitution of India the President has the power of pardon or remission?

A. Article 72
B. Article 71
C. Article 76
D. Article 74

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The President shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves or remissions of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offence under Article 72 of the Constitution of India.

5. 

Which Article is related with "Abolition of Untouchability"?

A. Article 20
B. Article 19
C. Article 18
D. Article 17

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Article 17 of the constitution abolishes the practice of untouchability. Practice of untouchability is an offence and anyone doing so is punishable by law.