Passage based Questions on General Knowledge and Current affairs SMGKQ041
Parliament passed the Constitution (_____1____th Amendment) Bill, extending reservation for SC/STs but doing away with the provision for nomination of Anglo Indians to Lok Sabha and some state Assemblies. Article ______2____ of the Constitution Provides for nomination of _____3____ Anglo-Indians to Lok Sabha. It says: “Notwithstanding anything in Article 81, the President may, if he is of opinion that the Anglo-Indian community is not adequately represented in the House of the people, nominate not more than two members of that community to the House of the People.” This Amendment does away with this. The Anglo-Indian community in India traces its origins to an official policy of the British East India Company to encourage marriages of its officers with local women. The term Anglo-Indian first appeared in the Government of India Act, _____4____. In the present context, Article 366(2) of the Constitution of India states: “An Anglo-Indian means a person whose _______5____ or any of whose other male progenitors in the male line is or was of European descent but who is domiciled within the territory of India and is or was born within such territory of parents habitually resident therein and not established there for temporary purposes only…” According to 2011 Census there are only 296 people who identified themselves as belonging to the sect Anglo Indian. However, All India Anglo Indian Association contested the data and asserts that there are many more Anglo-Indians in the country.
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c. Father or Mother
d. Father and Mother
6. The ______ Constitutional Amendment brought in the Goods and Service Tax in 2017.
7. Which commission was given a constitutional status by the 102nd Constitutional Amendment?
a. National Commission for Weaker Classes
b. National Commission for Backward Classes
c. National Commission for Minorities
d. National Commission for Women
8. Constitutional Amendments are governed by which Article in India?
a. Article 150
b. Article 300
c. Article 360
d. Article 368
9. A bill which seeks to extend by ______years the reservation given to SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies was introduced in Lok Sabha recently
10. The next census will be in the year ____________.
1. Option- c
2. Option- c
3. Option- b
4. Option- d
5. Option- a
6. Option- a
7. Option- b
8. Option- d
9. Option- b
10. Option- a