Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the Consolidated Fund of India and choose the incorrect option:

 

  1. It includes all revenues received by the government by way of direct taxes and indirect taxes.
  2. The money borrowed and receipts from loans given by the government are a part of the Consolidated Fund of India.
  3. Revenue generated from asset sale, earnings from state-run companies, disinvestment receipts go into the Consolidated Fund of India.

 

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. None of the above

 

 

Q2. Which of the given pair/s is/are NOT correctly matched?

  1. Farakka Barrage – West Bengal
  2. Prakasam Barrage – Telangana
  3. Jobra Barrage – Maharashtra
  4. Hathnikund Barrage – Haryana

 

Options:

  1. 1, 2 and 4 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. 2 only

 

 

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to Adjournment Sine Die and choose the correct option:

  1. It is the termination of a session of the House by an order made by the President.
  2. It means terminating a sitting of Parliament for an indefinite period.
  3. It ends the very life of the existing House, and a new House is constituted after general elections are held.
  4. The presiding officer of a House can call a sitting of the House at any time after the House has been adjourned sine die.

 

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 4 only
  3. 2 only
  4. 1 and 2 only

 

 

Q4. India is a signatory to which of the following convention/s choose the correct option?

  1. U.N. Convention on Narcotic Drugs – 1961
  2. U.N. Convention on Psychotropic Substances – 1972
  3. U.N. Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances – 1988
  4. UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime- 2000

 

  1. 3 only
  2. 1 and 4 only
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  4. 3 and 4 only

 

Q5: With reference to Brucellosis, consider the following statements and choose the correct option:

  1. Brucellosis is a viral disease which mainly infects cattles.
  2. The disease can not be transmitted from infected animals to humans.

 

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

Answers

 

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the Consolidated Fund of India and choose the incorrect option:

 

  1. It includes all revenues received by the government by way of direct taxes and indirect taxes.
  2. The money borrowed and receipts from loans given by the government are a part of the Consolidated Fund of India.
  3. Revenue generated from asset sale, earnings from state-run companies, disinvestment receipts go into the Consolidated Fund of India.

 

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. None of the above

 

Answer: d

Explanation:

Consolidated Fund of India is the most important of all government accounts. Revenues received by the government and expenses made by it, excluding the exceptional items, are part of the Consolidated Fund.

It includes all revenues received by the government by way of direct taxes and indirect taxes.

The money borrowed and receipts from loans given by the government are a part of the Consolidated Fund of India.

Revenue generated from asset sale, earnings from state-run companies, etc. go into the Consolidated Fund of India.

Money cannot be withdrawn from this fund without the Parliament’s approval.

 

Q2. Which of the given pair/s is/are NOT correctly matched?

  1. Farakka Barrage – West Bengal
  2. Prakasam Barrage – Telangana
  3. Jobra Barrage – Maharashtra
  4. Hathnikund Barrage – Haryana

 

Options:

  1. 1, 2 and 4 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. 2 only

 

Answer: b

Explanation:

Farakka Barrage – West Bengal

Prakasam Barrage – Andhra Pradesh

Jobra Barrage – Odisha

Hathnikund Barrage – Haryana

 

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to Adjournment Sine Die and choose the correct option:

  1. It is the termination of a session of the House by an order made by the President.
  2. It means terminating a sitting of Parliament for an indefinite period.
  3. It ends the very life of the existing House, and a new House is constituted after general elections are held.
  4. The presiding officer of a House can call a sitting of the House at any time after the House has been adjourned sine die.

 

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 4 only
  3. 2 only
  4. 1 and 2 only

 

Answer: b

Explanation:

Adjournment sine die means terminating a sitting of Parliament for an indefinite period.

The power of adjournment sine die lies with the presiding officer of the House.

The presiding officer of a House can call a sitting of the House before the date or time to which it has been adjourned or at any time after the House has been adjourned sine die.

Prorogation is the termination of a session of the House by an order made by the President under article 85(2)(a) of the Constitution.

Prorogation terminates both the sitting and session of the House. Usually, within a few days after the House is adjourned sine die by the presiding officer, the President issues a notification for the prorogation of the session.

 

Q4. India is a signatory to which of the following convention/s choose the correct option?

  1. U.N. Convention on Narcotic Drugs – 1961
  2. U.N. Convention on Psychotropic Substances – 1972
  3. U.N. Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances – 1988
  4. UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime- 2000

 

  1. 3 only
  2. 1 and 4 only
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  4. 3 and 4 only

 

Answer: c

 

Q5: With reference to Brucellosis, consider the following statements and choose the correct option:

  1. Brucellosis is a viral disease which mainly infects cattles.
  2. The disease can not be transmitted from infected animals to humans.

 

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

Answer : d

Explanation

Brucellosis is a bacterial disease caused by various Brucella species, which mainly infect cattle, swine, goats, sheep and dogs.

Humans generally acquire the disease through direct contact with infected animals, by eating or drinking contaminated animal products, or by inhaling airborne agents.

The majority of cases are caused by ingesting unpasteurized milk or cheese from infected goats or sheep. However, Person to person transmission is rare.

The disease causes flu-like symptoms, including fever, weakness, malaise and weight loss.

Recently, Brucella abortus S19 per vaccine” has been developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s -Indian Veterinary Research Institute (ICARIVRI) for brucellosis prevention in the dairy sector.

 

 

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