GK 1 SAURABH

CLAT Class sheet

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Number of Questions: 51

I.

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has approved a statutory resolution seeking the abolition of the Legislative Council. The Vidhan Parishad of united Andhra Pradesh was created on July 1, 1958, and dissolved on May 31, 1985. It was resurrected after 22 years, on March 30, 2007. Since the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014, the Council has had 58 members. Under Article X of the constitution, Parliament may by law create or abolish the second chamber in a state if the Legislative Assembly of that state passes a resolution to that effect by a special majority. Strength of the house: As per article 171 clause (1) of the Indian Constitution, the total number of members in the legislative council of a state shall not exceed Y of the total number of the members in the legislative Assembly of that state and the total number of members in the legislative council of a state shall in no case be less than 40.

1. Which Article of Indian Constitution X - allows for creation or abolition of Legislative Council?

a) 167

b) 168

c) 169

d) 170

2. What is the Y - maximum strength of state legislative council, according to Article 171(1)?

a) One half

b) One third

c) One fourth

d) One eight

3.

Which of the following statement is incorrect ?

a) 1/3rd of member are elected by member of assembly b) 1/3rd of member are elected by members of municipality, district board and other local authorities c) 1/12th by an electorate consisting of teacher d) 1/3rd by registered graduates

4. Which of the following states has not having Bicameral System?

a) Odisha

b) Bihar

c) Telangana

d) Uttar Pradesh

5.

Which of the following statement is incorrect?

a) The Andhra Pradesh government has to send the resolution to the Governor for his approval and then to the Parliament for ratification. b) Andhra Pradesh’s Legislative Council, set up in 1958, was abolished in 1985, then reconstituted in 2007. c) Legislative assemblies of Rajasthan, Assam and Odisha have passed resolutions for the formation of the Council. d) None of the above II. FATF The FATF is the global standard-setting body for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). To set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. Established in X, Headquarters Y The FATF currently comprises 37-member jurisdictions and 2 regional organisations (the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC, and the European Commission). While India, Russia and China are members, Pakistan is only an associate member of Asia Pacific Group- FATF.

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