Common Common General Knowledge questions and answers for interview preparation 04.Dec.2023

The 5th Schedule of the Constitution deals with the administration and control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes in any state, except in the 4 states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram which has been dealt separately in 6th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.

The Election Commission has the power of superintendence, direction and control of elections to the Parliament, State legislatures, President and Vice President.

The top five area-wise constituencies are- Ladakh (173,266 sq km), Barmer (71,601 sq km), Kutch (41,644 sq km), Arunachal West (40,572 sq km) and Arunachal East (39,749 sq km

Foundation of the Indo-Greek empire by Demetrius in 182 BC. Beginning of Vikram samvat Era in 58 BC by Vikramaditya of Ujjain. Fourth Buddhist Council was held in Kundalvan, Kashmir in 72 AD under the patronage of Kushan king Kanishka. The King Kharavela of Kalinga left Hathigumpha inscription in around 50 BC. So correct wer would be C.

Article 102: Disqualifications for being elected as an MP: 

(1) A person shall be disqualified for being chosen as, and for being, a member of either House of Parliament-

  • If he holds any office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State, other than an office declared by Parliament by law not to disqualify its holder;
  • If he is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court;
  • If he is an undischarged insolvent;
  • If he is not a citizen of India, or has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a foreign State, or is under any acknowledgement of allegiance or adherence to a foreign State;
  • If he is so disqualified by or under any law made by Parliament, explanation For the purposes of this clause a person shall not be deemed to hold an office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State by reason only that he is a Minister either for the Union or for such State.

(2)A person shall be disqualified for being a member of either House of Parliament if he is so disqualified under the Tenth Scheduled.

In 1976, the Congress Party set up the Sardar Swaran Singh Committee to make recommendations about fundamental duties, the need and necessity of which was felt during the operation of the internal emergency (1975-1977). The committee recommended the inclusion of a separate chapter on fundamental duties in the Constitution.

it stressed that the citizens should become conscious that in addition to the enjoyment of rights, they also have certain duties to perform as well. The Congress Government at Centre accepted these recommendations and enacted the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act in 197@This amendment added a new part, namely, Part IVA to the Constitution.

Preamble is Part of the constitution and subject to amending power of the parliament.

India Parliament is based upon bicameralism. Bicameralism and Dyarchy are different words

Bengali is not a classical language as of now.

he classical languages are as follows: 

  • Tamil (since 2004) 
  • Skrit (since 2005) 
  • Telugu (since 2008) 
  • Kannada (Since 2008) 
  • Malayalam (since 2013)
  • Odia (since 2014)

Mohenjo Daro was located on banks of river Indus. Harappa on Ravi. Chanhudaro is in Pakistan now. Lothal was on mouth of Gulf of Cambay.

Article 280 (2) (2) Parliament may by law determine the qualifications which shall be requisite for appointment as members of the Commission and the manner in which they shall be selected. In context with the above article, the parliament enacted the Finance Commission (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1951

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The earliest historic evidences of use of metal are of Chalcolithic Age or Stone-Copper Age, which covered the period from 1800 to 800 BC. This period was marked by the use of copper (the first metal to be used in India) as well as stone.

The term ‘armed rebellion’ did not exist in the original constitution but was inserted by the 44th Constitutional Amendment Act (1978) replacing the original term ‘internal disturbance.