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STREAK DAILY INITIATIVE Day 3 WRAP UP (Free initiative by CD for UPSC Preparation)

A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. 

The Streak Daily Initiative is aimed to help out UPSC aspirants in their day-to-day preparation. You can follow the monthly, weekly, and daily timetables and continue this streak until you find yourself on the final list.

So, let us look at Today’s activities.

For full-time Aspirants

  1. Parliamentary Committees and Forums
  2. State Legislature

For working Aspirants

  1. Parliament

Target Assignment by Ravi Sir:

Try these Prelims Questions :

Q1. Which one of the following is the largest Committee of the Parliament?

a) The Committee on Public Accounts

(b) The Committee on Estimates

(c) The Committee on Public Undertakings

(d) The Committee on Petitions

Q2. Consider the options about Public accounts committee (PAC) and Estimates committee(EC)

1. Both are standing Committees  

2.  PAC has more members than EC

3. PAC has members from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, while EC has only members from Lok Sabha

4. While  PAC examines the report of CAG, EC examines the estimates of the budget.  

Which of the above statements are true:

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. All of them

Q3. The Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India:

1. Can be considered by the joint session of both Houses of Parliament 

2. Includes examination of income and expenditure of all public sector undertaking  

3. Is placed before the Lok Sabha with the comments of the Estimates Committee 

4. Constitutes the basis for scrutiny by the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament 

Select the correct answer using the codes given below : 

(a) 1 and 2 

(b) 1 and 3 

(c) 2 and 4 

(d) Only 4 

Q4. Consider the following statements about Department Standing Committees:

1. They are 24 in number

2. There are 16 such committees in Rajya Sabha and 8 in Lok Sabha

3. Number of members in each is 30

4. They examine demands for grants and can propose cut-motions

Which of the above statements are true:

A. 1,2 and 3

B. 2, 3 and 4

C. 1 and 3 only

D. All of them

Q5. Consider the following statements about Joint Parliamentary Committee(JPC)

1. It is a standing committee of parliament

2. It enquires matters of public interest

3. JPC enquired about Bofors scam

Which of the above statements are true?

A. 1 and 2

B. 2 and 3

C. 1 and 3

D. all of them

Q 6. Consider the following statements about parliamentary forums:

1. The first Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation and Management was constituted in the year 2005 

2. The speaker of Lok Sabha is the ex-officio President of all the Forums

3. Each forum consists of not more than 31 members

4. Provides an informal platform for members to interact with ministers

Which of the above statements are correct?

A. 1,2 and 3

B. 2, 3 and 4

C. 1,3 and 4

D. all of them

Q 7. If the President of India exercises his power as provided under Article 356 of the Constitution in respect of a particular State, then

(a) the Assembly of the State is automatically dissolved.

(b) the powers of the Legislature of that State shall be exercisable by or under the authority of the Parliament.

(c) Article 19 is suspended in that State.

(d) the President can make laws relating to that State.

Q 8. 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 2

Q 9. The functions of which of the following bodies in India are limited to advisory nature only?

(a) Legislative Council 

(b) Rajya Sabha 

(c) Lok Sabha 

(d) Legislative Assembly

Q 10. Which of the following statements is incorrect about Legislative Council?

(a) 1/3rd of its members are elected by local bodies 

(b) President has the final power to decide about its composition 

(c) It is not subject to dissolution 

(d) Minimum strength of Legislative Council cannot be less than 40

Video Discussion of Prelims Questions by Santosh Sir:

Try these Mains Questions :

Q: Distinguish between ‘Department-related parliamentary standing committees’ and ‘ Parliamentary forums’. (10)

Q: Discuss the role played by State Legislative Councils. How are they different from the Rajya Sabha? Also, examine their usefulness for Indian states. (15)

Video Discussion of Mains Questions by Sukanya Ma’am:

Stay tuned with us for tomorrow’s targets.

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