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1. The power of Supreme Court of India to decide the dispute between the centre and states falls under its --> original jurisdiction 

2. The office of the prime minister of India -->  rests on coronations  

3. The members of the parliamentary committee --> are taken from various groups and parties in Parliament in proportion to their respective strength 

4. The member of a State Public Service Commission can be removed on the ground of misbehavior only after an enquiry has been conducted by the --> Supreme Court of India 

5. The preamble declares India as a sovereign state which implies -->  India is free to conduct here internal as well as external affairs 

6. Preamble enshrines the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity - ideals inspired by the -->  French Revolution   

7. The number of writs that can be prayed for and issued by the Supreme Court and/or a High Court is -> 5  

8. The Parliament of India can make use of the residuary powers --> All Time   

9. The minimum age required to become a member of Rajya Sabha is --> 30 Years 

10. The members of the panchayat are --> the electorates of the respective territorial constituencies  

11. The president can assign any of the functions of the union government to the state government --> in consultation with the government of the state 

12. The nature of the anti-Imperialist struggle was -->  initially constitutional and by large non-violent 

13. The Objectives Resolution which laid down the main objectives to guide the deliberations of the Assembly was moved by --> Jawaharlal Nehru 

14. The name of the union given in the Constitution is -->  India or Bharat 

15. The name of a candidate for the office of president of India may be proposed by -->  any ten members of the Electoral College 

16. Article 359 of the Constitution authorizes the president of India to suspend the right to move any court for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights during --> A National Emergency 

17. The correct chronological order of the formation of Haryana, Sikkim, Arunanchal  Pradesh and Nagaland as full states of Indian Union is --> Nagaland –Haryana-Sikkim-Arunaachal Pradesh 

18. The speaker of the Lok Sabha can ask a member of the house to stop speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is known as --> Yielding the floor 

19. By which Constitutional Amendment Act was the number of Lok sabha seats increased from 525 to 545 ? --> Thirty-first Constitutional Amendment Act, 1973 

20. The first Backward Class commission was appointed in 1953 under the chairmanship of --> Kaka Kalelkar 

21. When any House of Parliament (Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha ) is adjourned without naming a day for reassembly it is known as --> Adjournment Sine die 

22. A governor, though he remains in office at the pleasure of the President is an integral part of  --> State Legislature 

23. Which articles of the Constitution of India explicitly confer the power of judicial review on a High Court --> Article 13 and Article 226 

24. The highest law officer in the state is --> Advocate General 

25. Which article of Constitution declares that the council of ministers is collectively responsible to state legislative assembly? --> Article 164 

26. A person to be eligible for election as president of India should have completed --> 35 years 

27. The only state in the Indian union which has its own separate state constitution is --> Jammu & Kashmir 

28. The right to property was deleted from the list of fundamental Rights by --> 44th constitutional 

29. Which Article of the constitution defines the term state in Indian context? --> Article 12 
30. Which part of Indian constitution is described the Magna Carta of India? --> Part III containing Fundamental Rights (Article 12 to 35) 

31. By which act a nation wince network to provide free and competent legal aid to the poor and to organize lok adalats for promoting equal justice has been established --> he Legal Services Authorities Act (1987) 

32. The Directive Principles of State Policy are enshrined in --> Part IV of the Constitution 

33. Prohibitation of traffic in human being and forced labour is laid down in --> Article 23 

34. The concept of martial law has been borrowed in India from --> The English Common Law 

35. The write which literally means ‘by what authority or warrant’ and is issued by the court to enquire the legality of a claim of a person to public office is called --> Quo Warranto 

36. Which schedule of the constitution of India deals with powers, authority and responsibilities of municipalities? --> Twelfth schedule 

37. The provision of adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-state rivers or river valleys is laid down in --> Article 262 

38. India is a republic, that means -->  The head of state in India is indirectly elected for a fixed period 

39. The ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity as enshrined in the Preamble to the constitution of India have been taken from --> The French Revolution, 1789

40. Whose remarks are these – the Preamble is the horoscope of our sovereign democratic republic? --> K.M. Munshi 

41. Sikkim was made the full fledged state of Union of India by --> The 36th constitutional Amendment Act (1975) 

42. Fazl Ali Commission appointed in December 1953 to consider the question of state reorganization accepted --> Language as the basis of reorganization of states 

43. The states of Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya were formed in --> The year 1972 

44. When was the second Backward Class Commission under the Chairmanship of B.P. Mandal appointed --> 1979 

45. When was reservation of 27% government jobs for other Backward Classes declared for the first time in Independent India? --> 1990 

46. Which article declares that all laws that are inconsistent with or in derogation of any of the fundamental rights shall be void? -->  Article 13 

47. The idea of Directive Principles of state policy in the constitution of India has been borrowed from -> The Irish constitution 

48. Which act provides for the disqualification of members of the Parliament or State Legislature for indulging in corrupt practices? --> The Representation of People Act 1951 

49. The procedure for the amendment of the Constitution is laid down in --> Article 368 

50. The Chairman of Rajya sabha can be removed from his office only if he is removed from --> The office of Vice-President 

51. The parliamentary form of government as prevalent in India emphasizes the interdependence between --> The Legislative and Executive Organs 

52. The constitution of India deals with the organization, composition, duration, officers, procedures, privileges, power of the parliament under --> Article 79 to 122 in Part V 

53. The last session of the existing Lok Sabha after a new Lok Sabha has been elected is called is --> Lame Duck Session 

54. The main duty of the Speaker Pro-tem of Lok Sabha is --> To administer oath to the new members 

55. The Inter State Council was established in 1990 in pursuance of the recommendation made by --> Mukherjee Commission (1999) 

56. Which part of the Constitution of India deals with special provisions to SCs, STs, OBCs and AngloIndians ? --> Part 16 (Article 330 to 342) 

57. Article 169 of the Constitution makes the provision for the abolition or creation of --> Legislative Councils in States 

58. The provisions of Concurrent List, freedom of trade, commerce and intercourse and joint sitting of two Houses of Parliament are borrowed from --> Australian Constitution 

59. The disqualification of the Members of Parliament and state legislatures on the ground of defection has been provided in --> Tenth schedule of the Constitution 

60. Which Article of the Constitution of India has defined the term ‘State’? --> Article 12 

61. Granville Austin has described the Directive principles and the fundamental Rights as --> The conscience of the Constitution 

62. The Linguistic Provinces commission appointed under the chairmanship of S.K. Dhar in 1948 recommended the reorganization of states on the basis of --> Administrative convenience rather than linguistic factor 

63. The state which is neutral in matter of religion and dies not uphold any particular region as the
state religion is caked --> Secular state 

64. Which article authorizes the Parliament to form a new state by separation of territory from any state? --> Articles 3 

65. Right to Life and Liberty is ensured under --> Article 21 of the constitution of India 

66. The state Reorganization commission was appointed in 1953 under the chairmanship of --> Fazl Ali 

67. How many times has the Preamble to the constitution of India been amended ? -->

68. In which historic case did the supreme court of India hold that the preamble to the constitution of India is a part of the constitution and hence can be amended ? --> Kesavananda Bharti Vs. State of Kerala (1973) 

69. The duties of chief minister of a state with regard to furnishing of information to the Governor is enshrined in --> Article 167 

70. A procedure whereby a proposed legislation is referred to the electorates for settlement by their direct votes is called --> Referendum 

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