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Exercise :: Politics - Latest Current Affairs

  • Politics - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

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.

2. 

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.

3. 

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.

4. 

Who is the longest serving Chief Minister of any Indian state?

A. Lal Thanhawla
B. Gegong Apang
C. Pawan Kumar Chamling
D. Jyoti Basu

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Pawan Kumar Chamling of the Sikkim Democratic Front was the longest serving Chief Minister of Sikkim from 1994-2019.

5. 

Who has been appointed as the new governor of Himachal Pradesh?

A. Bandaru Dattatreya
B. Kiran Bedi
C. BL Santosh
D. Kalraj Mishra

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Bandaru Dattatreya(often called Dattanna, born 26 February 1947) is an Indian politician and the Governor of the State of Himachal Pradesh. He was the Member of Lok Sabha for Secunderabad since 2014. He is the 29th Governor of Himachal Pradesh since 11 September 2019.