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For the maniacs, by the maniacsWe Told You So!June 17, 2013The Proof - IAS 2013 Prelims had 80% Questions from TestCracker+91 97398 00887

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 4 GSS Monetary Policy of India & the RBIIAS Prelims 2013 Market regards the increase in Bank rate as the official signal for beginning of a tight money situation.Open market operation refers to the purchase and sale of Government securities by the Central bank in open market.(TestCracker Comment: Will you believe it two questions in IAS Prelims 2013 came from our two back to back lines from this session! In the next slide you will see the next question. In all, 6 questions were asked from just this one sessionsurprising even us!)An increase in the Bank Rate generally indicates that the(a) Market rate of interest is likely to fall(b) Central Bank is no longer making loans to commercial banks(c) Central Bank is following an easy money policy(d) Central Bank is following a tight money policyPrelims 2013 & Our Content

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 4 GSS Monetary Policy of India & the RBIIAS Prelims 2013 Market regards the increase in Bank rate as the official signal for beginning of a tight money situation.Open market operation refers to the purchase and sale of Government securities by the Central bank in open market.

In the context of Indian economy, Open Market Operations' refers to(a) borrowing by scheduled banks from the RBI(b) lending by commercial banks to industry and trade(c) purchase and sale of government securities by the RBI(d) None of the abovePrelims 2013 & Our Content

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 4 GSS Monetary Policy of India & the RBIIAS Prelims 2013 Monetary Policy is a part of general economic policy of any government. Thus it contributes to the achievement of the goals of economic policy. The goals can be Full employment Stable exchange rate Healthy Balance of Payments (BoP)BoP is an accounting record of all monetary transactions between a country and the rest of the world. These transactions include payments for the country's Exports and imports of goods & servicesInflow and outflow of financial capital, andOther financial transfers.

The balance of payments of a country is a systematic record of(a) all import and transactions of a country during a given period normally a year(b) goods exported from a country during a year(c) economic transaction between the government of one country to another(d) capital movements from one country to anotherPrelims 2013 & Our Content

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 56 GSS The Parliament of India IAS Prelims 2013 SPECIAL POWERS OF THE LOK SABHAThere are certain powers which are constitutionally granted to the Lok Sabha and not to the Rajya Sabha. These powers are:The Money and the Financial Bills can only originate in the Lok Sabha.In case of a Money Bill, the Rajya Sabha has only the right to make recommendations and the Lok Sabha may or may not accept the recommendation. Also, a Money Bill must be passed by Rajya Sabha within a period of 14 days. Otherwise, the Bill shall be automatically deemed to be passed by the House. Thus, the Lok Sabha enjoys exclusive legislative jurisdiction over the passage of the Money Bills.The Council of Ministers are only responsible to the Lok Sabha and hence the Confidence and the No-Confidence motions can be introduced in Lok sabha only.What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha? (a) The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha(b) The Lok Sabha cannot consider the Bill further(c) The Lok Sabha may send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration(d) The President may call a joint sitting for passing the BillPrelims 2013 & Our Content

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 62 GSS GovernorPrelims 2013 & Our ContentIAS Prelims 2013 The Governor holds office till Pleasure of President the doctrine of PleasureThe prerogative of the appointment and removal of the Governor rests solely with the President and even though the Constitution provides a five year term period for the Governor, the President is free to warrant the removal of the Governor prior to the completion of the tenure. No specific procedure has been laid out in the Constitution regarding this. Which one of the following statements is correct?(a) In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time(b) The Judges of the High Court of the States in India are appointed by the Governor of the State just as the Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President(c) No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his/her post(d) In the case of a Union Territory having a legislative setup, the Chief Minister is appointed by the Lt. Governor on the basis of majority support

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 56 GSS The Parliament of IndiaIAS Prelims 2013 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BILLS

Article 368 deals with the power of the Parliament to amend the Constitution, and the procedure thereof.

A Bill for this can be introduced in either House (the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha) of the Parliament and there is no need of the Presidents recommendation for this.Such a Bill must be passed by each House separately with a special majority required under Article 368, i.e. not less than two-third of the Members of the House present and voting.Consider the following statements 1. An amendment to the Constitution of India can be initiated by an introduction of a bill in the Lok Sabha only.2. If such an amendment seeks to make changes in the federal character of the Constitution, the amendment also requires to be ratified by the legislature of all the States of India.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?(a) 1 only(b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2(d) Neither 1 nor 2Prelims 2013 & Our Content

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 88 GSS Attorney General & Advocate GeneralIAS Prelims 2013 The Attorney-General represents the Union and the States before the Courts but is also allowed to take up private practice provided the other party is not the State.Although he is not a member of the either House of the Parliament, he enjoys the right to attend and speak in the parliamentary deliberations and meetings (of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha), without a right to vote.

Consider the following statements: Attorney General of India can1. take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha2. be a member of a committee of the Lok Sabha3. speak in the Lok Sabha4. vote in the Lok SabhaWhich of the statements given above is/are correct?(a) 1 only (b) 2 and 4 (c) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1 and 3 onlyPrelims 2013 & Our Content

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 96 GSS Special Compilation (History)IAS Prelims 2013 Tebhaga RevoltThe Tebhaga movement arose in North Bengal for the reduction in share of produce from one-half to one-third as the rent by Bargadars to the Jotedars. In Bengal, between the Zamindar and direct peasant producers, there came into being a number of intermediaries such as the Jotedars. These Jotedars in turn used to sublet their land to Bargadars or the share croppers who cultivated the land and used to pay a part (one-half) of the produce known as adhi or bhag to Jotedars.

The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for(a) the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third (b) the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land (c) the uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom(d) writing off all peasant debtsPrelims 2013 & Our Content

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 35 GSS Center State Relations

IAS Prelims 2013 However, the Union government can also legislate on any subject included in the State list, under some specific circumstances (Important):(i) If the Rajya Sabha recommends by a two-third majority that such legislation is in national interest (Article 249);(ii) If two or more States mutually agree that such a legislation should be made for them;(iii) In order to implement treaties or international agreements or connections (Article 253); and..(contd)

The Parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementing international treaties(a) with the consent of all the States (b) with the consent of the majority of States (c) with the consent of the States concerned (d) without the consent of any StatePrelims 2013 & Our Content

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 22 GSS Directive Principles

IAS Prelims 2013 Article 37 reveals that:The Directive Principles are not justiciableThey are Fundamental to the governance of the countryIt shall be the duty of the State to apply these Directive Principles while formulating policies or making laws for the governance of the State

According to the Constitution of India, which of the following are fundamental for the governance of the country? (a) Fundamental Rights (b) Fundamental Duties(c) Directive Principles of State Policy (d) Fundamental Rights and Fundamental DutiesPrelims 2013 & Our Content

For the maniacs, by the maniacsTestCracker Session # 40 GSS Mass Nationalism

IAS Prelims 2013 Anti Simon upsurge:The British government virtually recognized the failure of the Reforms of 1919 by appointing the Simon commission in November 1927. The Commission had suggested further reforms and measures. Its cha