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The Contingency Fund of India has been placed at the disposal of the 

A) Prime Minister B) President
C) Comptroller and Auditor-General D) Home Ministry

Answer:   B) President



Explanation:

The Contingency Fund of India was constituted in 1950, by an act of parliament (Article 267). The Fund has been placed at the disposal of the president, who can make advances out of the Fund to meet unforeseen expenditure. The expenses must be subsequently authorised by Union Parliament (Articles 115, 116) and recovered through additional, supplementary or excess grants.

Subject: Indian Politics
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Which of the following is called the 'popular chamber'?

 

A) Gram Sabha B) Rajya Sabha
C) State Assembly D) Lok Sabha
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Lok Sabha

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In India, which of the following articles of the Constitution of India provides for the formation of a new state?

 

A) Article 2 B) Article 3
C) Article 9 D) Article 1
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Article 3

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Rule _____ (of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha) does NOT involve a formal motion before the Parliament House, hence no voting can take place after discussion on matters under this rule.

 

A) 149 B) 186
C) 193 D) 158
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 193

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The Gupta rulers imposed a fine called _______ which was a plough tax paid by every cultivator owning a plough.

 

A) Hiranya B) Sulka
C) Halivakara D) Kara
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Halivakara

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________ became the Prime Minister of Bhutan in November 2018.

 

A) Lyonchhen Lotay Tshering B) Lyonchhen Jigme Thinley
C) Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye D) Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Lyonchhen Lotay Tshering

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As on January 2020, Shri Bhupesh Baghel is the Chief Minister of which of the following states?

 

A) Odisha B) Chhattisgarh
C) Jharkhand D) Haryana
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Chhattisgarh

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Which state’s Legislative Assembly adopted a new logo consisting of the national emblem and foxtail orchid (Rhynchostylis Retusa), the state flower, in January 2020?

 

A) Mizoram B) Meghalaya
C) Tripura D) Arunachal Pradesh
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Arunachal Pradesh

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_____ was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India.

 

A) M S Gill B) T N Seshan
C) Sukumar Sen D) Sunil Arora
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Sukumar Sen

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