POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 10.07.2020

1.) With reference to ‘voting in India’ which of the following statements is/are correct:

      1. In India, Voting can be done in three ways: in person, through posts and through a proxy.
      2. Voting through post and proxy are only allowed to NRIs.
      3. Lok Sabha recently passed Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to provide for online voting facility to NRIs.

Select the correct Answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Answer: A
1 is correct: In India, voting can be done in three ways: in person, through post and through a proxy.
2 is incorrect : Voting through post and proxy are only allowed to a “classified service voter” — a definition that includes members of the armed forces, BSF, CRPF, CISF, General Engineering Reserve Force and Border Road Organisation.
3 is incorrect: Lok Sabha recently passed Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to provide for proxy voting facility to NRIs.
Proxy voting: a registered elector can delegate his voting power to a representative.

2.) Consider the following statements about ‘Inner Line Permit’:
      1. Inner Line Permit (ILP) is an official document issued by the Government of India to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited        period.
      2. It is issued for travel purpose only.
      3. It is operational in Arunachal Pradesh Meghalaya and Nagaland.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

1 is correct : It is an official travel document issued by the Government of India to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period.
2 is correct : It is issued for travel purposes only and not for any other purpose.
3 is incorrect : It is operational in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland.
Approach : A bill was recently passed by the Manipur Assembly to regulate the entry and exit of ‘outsiders’ on the lines of British-era regulatory regime. This topic is usually avoided by the aspirants but when it is in the news do give time to these topics

3.) ‘Justice BN Srikrishna Committee’, often seen in the news is related to:

a) Review of revenue shortfall of GST
b) Data Protection
c) Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management
d) Lokpal

ANSWER: B
1. Critical personal data of Indian citizens be processed in India.
2. Central government to notify categories of personal data that will be considered as ‘critical’.
3. Other personal data may be transferred outside the territory of India with some exceptions. However at least one copy of the data will need to be stored in India. Review of revenue shortfall of GST: Sushil Modi Panel Data Protection: Justice BN Srikrishna Committee Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management: NK Singh panel Lokpal Search Committee: Justice Ranjana Desai

4.) Consider the following statements:
      1. A Supreme Court judge holds the office till the age of 62.
      2. SC judge can only be removed on the ground of ‘misbehaviour’
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

Answer: D
1 is incorrect: A Supreme Court judge holds the office till the age of 65 whereas a HC judge holds the office till the age of 62.
2 is incorrect: The grounds of removal are two—proved misbehavior or incapacity.

5.) Which of the following Directive Principle was not added by 42nd Amendment Act of 1976?

a) To secure opportunities for healthy development of children (Article 39).
b) To promote equal justice and to provide free legal aid to the poor (Article 39 A).
c) To take steps to secure the participation of workers in the management of industries (Article 43 A).
d) State to minimise inequalities in income, status, facilities and opportunities (Article 38)

Answer: D
• The Directive Principles of State Policy are enumerated in Part IV of the Constitution from Articles 36 to 51.
• The framers of the Constitution borrowed this idea from the Irish Constitution of 1937, which had copied it from the Spanish Constitution

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