Q1. Consider the following statements about the Union Territories (UTs) of India:
1) All the UTs have Lieutenant Governors  being  appointed by the Central government.
2) Both the newly constituted UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will have their own Legislatures.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: D

Q2. Consider the following statements about the vector borne diseases:
1) These are human diseases caused by parasites, Viruses and Bacteria.
2) Flies and bugs are the best known disease vectors.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: A

Q3. The National Green Tribunal has been established in 2010 under the NGT Act 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources, including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment. NGT Act was enacted under the India’s constitutional provisions of
a) Article 21
b) Article 48 A
c) Article 51 A
d) Article 39(b)
ANS: A

Q4. With reference to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), consider the following statements:
1) It was established by Lord Dalhousie in 1854 for the execution of public works.
2) It is even engaged in construction of infrastructural projects beyond national boundaries.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: C

Q5. With reference to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), consider the following statements:
1) It is funded by National Disaster Response Fund which is located in the "Public Accounts" of Government of India under "Reserve Funds not bearing interest".
2) It functions under the administrative control of Ministry of Defence.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: A

Mains Question:
Q. Critically examine the prospects of declaring Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory.

 

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