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Streak Daily Initiative: Question Hour – Day 4

Questions for the Day:

Try these Mains Questions :

Q: Is it possible to distinguish between judicial review and judicial activism in India? Has the judiciary shifted towards judicial activism? (15)

Q: Discuss how the appointment of judges in the supreme court still remains a controversial issue. (10)

Try these Prelims Questions :

1.Under Article 71 of the constitution, the exclusive forum for adjudicating disputes relating to the election of the President and the Vice-President is the Supreme Court.

2.Disputes related to the elections of the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House of the People are determined by an election petition before the Supreme Court.

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

Q2.With reference to the Constitution of India, consider the following statements:

1. No High Court shall have the jurisdiction to declare any central law to be constitutionally invalid.

2. An amendment to the Constitution of India cannot be called into question by the Supreme Court 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

Q3.The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in

(a) the President of India

(b) the Parliament

(c) the Chief Justice of India

(d) the Law Commission

Q4.The power of the Supreme Court of India to decide disputes between the Centre and the States falls under its

(a) advisory jurisdiction

(b) appellate jurisdiction.

(c) Original jurisdiction

(d) writ jurisdiction

Q5.In India, Judicial Review implies

(a) the power of the Judiciary to pronounce upon the constitutionality of laws and executive orders.

(b) the power of the Judiciary to question the wisdom of the laws enacted by the Legislatures.

(c) the power of the Judiciary to review all the legislative enactments before they are assented to by the President.

(d) the power of the Judiciary to review its own judgments given earlier in similar or different cases.

Q6. Consider the following statements

1.The 44th Amendment to the Constitution of India introduced an Article placing the election of the Prime Minister beyond judicial review.

2. The Supreme Court of India struck down the 99th Amendment to the Constitution of India as being violative of the independence of the judiciary.

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

Q7.Consider the following statements:

1.The Constitution of India defines its ‘basic structure’ in terms of federalism, secularism, fundamental rights, and democracy.

2.The Constitution of India provides for ‘judicial review’ to safeguard the citizens’ liberties and to preserve the ideals on which the Constitution is based.

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

Q8.Public Interest Litigation (PIL) may be linked with 

(a) judicial review 

(b) judicial activism 

(c) judicial intervention 

(d) judicial sanctity

Q9.Which of these constitute Judicial Activism?

1. The judiciary plays an important role in upholding and promoting the rights of citizens in a country.

2. Maneka Gandhi Case

3. Cancellation of 2G spectrum licence

4. It made the Judicial process more participatory and democratic.

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

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