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Question number: 8

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Discuss the role of Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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The role of Comptroller and Auditor General of India:

  • To uphold the Constitution of India and the laws of Parliament in the field of financial administration.

  • Through the audit reports of The CAG the accountability of the executives (council of ministers) to the Parliament in the sphere of financial administration is secured.

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Question number: 9

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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What do you understand by sting journalism? What are its ethical and legal dilemmas?

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  • Sting Journalism is a secret operation carried out by undercover agents to unveil criminals.

    In law enforcement, a sting operation is a deceptive operation to catch a person committing a crime.

  • Ethical and Legal Dilemmas:

    It deals with the specific ethical principles and standards of the Journalism along with the Print, Entertainment, and Internet.

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Question number: 10

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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What is the significance of ‘Zero Hour’ in the proceedings in the Indian Parliament?

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  • The time immediately following the Question Hour has come to be known as “Zero Hour”. It starts at around 12 noon (hence the name) and members can, with prior notice to the Speaker, raise issues of importance during this time.
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  • It is one of the devices of the Parliamentary Proceedings though not mentioned in the

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Question number: 11

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Discuss how the Election Commission Of India ensures smooth conduct of Elections.

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  • The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha and state Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) is appointed by the

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Question number: 12

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Should MPLAD be abolished? Critically examine.

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  • MPLADS is a centrally sponsored scheme fully funded by the government. In 1993, the then Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao announced the “Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme” or MPLADS.

  • This scheme was initiated to enable and empower MPs to develop their constituencies based on perceived local needs.

  • MPs are given a choice of recommendin

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Question number: 13

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Discuss briefly the collegium system for the appointment of The Higher Judiciary.

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  • The Collegium system is one where the Chief Justice of India and a forum of four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court recommend appointments and transfers of judges. However, it has no place in the Indian Constitution.

    The system was evolved through Supreme Court judgments in the – Three judges cases (October 28,1988).

  • The First Case of SP Gupta v

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Question number: 14

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Discuss the significance of the Fundamental Duty added with the 86th Amendment to the Indian Constitution.

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  • The Fundamental Duties were ten in number but with the 86th Amendment increased to 11.

  • The 86th Amendment added a duty on every parent or guardian to ensure that their child or ward was provided opportunities for education between the ages of six and fourteen years.

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  • In other words we can say that The Constitution 86th Amendment Act, 2002 enshrined

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Question number: 15

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Bring out the significance of the Right to Constitutional Remedies as guaranteed in the Constitution.

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  • Right to Constitutional Remedies:

    • Article 32 of the Constitution makes the Supreme Court the defender and guarantor of the fundamental rights came to be known as the Heart and Soul of the constitution.

    • Under Article 32 The Supreme Court shall have the power to issue direction or order writs (In common law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a

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