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Laxmikanth Test: National Integration - Question 1

Communalism in Indian context means: 

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Communalism means love for one’s religious community in preference to the nation and a tendency to promote the communal interest at the cost of the interest of other religious communities. It has its roots in the British rule where the 1909, 1919 and 1935 Acts had introduced communal representation for the Muslims, Sikhs and others.

Laxmikanth Test: National Integration - Question 2

Assertion (A): Regionalism in Indian politics reflects the cultural diversity of the country.
Reason (R): Political leaders whip up the ethnic identities.
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Regionalism refers to sub-nationalism and sub-territorial loyalty. It implies the love for a particular region or state in preference to the country as a whole. There is also subregionalism, that is, love for a particular region in preference to the state of which the region forms a part. Regionalism is “a subsidiary process of political integration in India. It is a manifestation of those residual elements which do not find expression in the national polity and national culture, and being excluded from the centrality of the new polity, express themselves in political discontent and political exclusionism”

Laxmikanth Test: National Integration - Question 3

The National Foundation for Communal Harmony is under the administrative control of: 

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NFCH was constituted in 1992 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Home Affairs with an initial grant of 10 crore rupees.

Laxmikanth Test: National Integration - Question 4

Who was the Chairman of the National Integration Council that was reconstituted in 2010?

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In April 2010 the council was reconstituted with 147 members, again chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.The fifteenth meeting was scheduled in Delhi for 10 September 2011. The agenda included discussion of measures to eliminate discrimination, promote communal harmony and curb communalism and communal violence.

Laxmikanth Test: National Integration - Question 5

Which of the following problems is not considered or confronted by the National Integration Council?

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Cyber security is not inside the prime domain of NIC as it is broadly based on social issues of Linguism, Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism.

Laxmikanth Test: National Integration - Question 6

Consider the following statements: 

  1. The National Integration Council is a recommendation body. 
  2. The National Integration Council is a constitutional body.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

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The council was directed to examine the problem of national integration in all its aspects and make necessary recommendations to deal with it. The council made various recommendations for national integration. However, these recommendations remained only on paper and no effort was made either by the Centre or by the states to implement them

Laxmikanth Test: National Integration - Question 7

In which of the following years, was the National Integration Council constituted first? 

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The National Integration Council (NIC) was constituted in 1961, following a decision taken at a national conference on ‘unity in diversity’, convened by the Central government, at New Delhi.

Laxmikanth Test: National Integration - Question 8

Who of the following is the Chairman of the National Integration Council? 

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The National Integration Council (NIC) was constituted in 1961, following a decision taken at a national conference on ‘unity in diversity’, convened by the Central government, at New Delhi. It consisted of the prime minister as chairman, central home minister, chief ministers of states, seven leaders of political parties, the chairman of the UGC, two educationists, the commissioner for SCs and STs and seven other persons nominated by the prime minister

Laxmikanth Test: National Integration - Question 9

Statement I: The states were reorganized on a large-scale in 1956 on the basis of the recommendations made by the States Reorganisation Commission.
Statement II: The creation of the first linguistic state of Andhra in 1953 led to the country-wide demand for the reorganization of states on the basis of language.
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The creation of the first linguistic state of Andhra out of the then Madras state in 1953 led to the countrywide demand for the reorganisation of states on the basis of language. Consequently, the states were reorganised on a large-scale in 1956 on the basis of the recommendations made by the States Reorganisation Commission6 (1953–1955).

Laxmikanth Test: National Integration - Question 10

When was the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) set up?

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The Government of India provided a corpus fund of Rs. 10 crore to the Foundation on its establishment in 1992.

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