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1.UPSC Target Audience 2.State Services 3.Various Examinations
Objectives 1. To Prepare for upcoming examination 2. Know how to formulate questions 3. Relevant questions
O The Indian Constitution prohibits- 1. Human trafficking. 2. Forced labour. 3. Employment of children under sixteen years of age in any mines. Select the correct answer using the code given below: (a) 1 only O (b) 2 only O (c) 1 and 2 O (d) 1, 2 and 3
Answer-C Article 23 of the Indian Constitution prohibits traffic in human beings, begarn (forced labour) and other similar forms of forced labour. Article 24 the Indian Constitution prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in any factory, mine or other hazardous activities like construction work or railway. The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016 prohibits employment of children below 14 years in all occupations and processes. Earlier, this prohibition was applicable to 18 occupations and 65 processes. These are the rights against Exploitation (Fundamental Right).
O With reference to 'Universal Adult Suffrage', which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. Universal Adult Suffrage is a salient feature of our democracy. 2. In India, the right to vote was given to the people only after independence O Select the correct answer using the code given below: O (a) 1 only (b) 2 only O (c) Both 1 and2 O (d) Neither 1 nor 2
Answer-a The right to vote was available even during the time of the British, but was limited to only certain class of people. It was given for the first time under the 1919 Government of India Act, but only 0.6% of the population was allowed to vote. Of the many criteria, income was a major one. Universal Adult Suffrage is the right of the citizens in a given society, who are entitled to vote in an election to elect, at periodic intervals when these elections are called, a government to represent them. Usually, the only restriction applies to those people who are below a certain age.
With reference to the Gram Panchayat, which of the following statements is/are incorrect? 1. Anyone, who is 18 years old or more and who has a right to vote, is a member of the Gram Sabha. 2. The Secretary of the Gram Sabha is appointed by the Gram Panchayat. 3. The Secretary of the Gram Sabha is responsible for calling the meeting of the Gram Panchayat. Select the correct answer using the code given below: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only O (c) 1 and 2 (d) 1, 2 and 3
Answer-b The Gram Panchayat has a Secretary who is also the Secretary of the Gram Sabha. This person is not an elected person, but is appointed by the state government. The Secretary is responsible for calling the meetings of the Gram Sabha and the Gram Panchayat. The term of the Gram Panchayat is usually 5 years, whereas the Gram Sabha is a permanent body and not subject to dissolution.
Answer-c The Rural Postal Service comes under the Union Government
Answer-d Untouchability and titles have been abolished under Articles 17 and 18, respectively. Though the reservation policy makes relaxation and gives special treatment to a section of the society, it is done so only to bring equality to the backward and the downtrodden. Equality means equality amongst equals.