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Laxmikanth Test : Union and its Territory - Question 1

Who was Sikkim's last sovereign king?

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About Palden Namgyal:

  • He was born on 23rd May 1923Palden Thondup Namgyal was the 12th and last Chogyal King of Sikkim. Earlier, the kingdom of Sikkim was known as "Dremoshong".
  • Palden Thondup Namgyal preceded by Tashi Namgyal. The "Order of the Precious Jewel of the Heart of Sikkim" was founded by Palden Thondup Namgyal in September 1972.
  • Under his reign, he shaped a 'Model Asian State' where the Per Capita Income and Literacy Rate were twice as high as Neighbors Bhutan and Nepal but were less than India.
  • He died on 10th April 1975.

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Laxmikanth Test : Union and its Territory - Question 2

Which of the following Union Territories is given partial statehood in India? 

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Puducherry is a union territory in India.

  • François Martin is considered as the father of Puducherry.
  • Puducherry is the first union territory in India to form a legislative assembly.
  • The administrative system of Puducherry consists of an elected legislative assembly and an executive council of ministers.
  • Puducherry consists of a locally elected legislative assembly and government.
  • The famous Romain Rolland library is located at Puducherry.
  • The French left Puducherry in 1954.
  • Puducherry became a union territory in 1962.
Laxmikanth Test : Union and its Territory - Question 3

Which of the following is NOT possible by a law of Parliament under Article 3 of the Constitution?

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Article 3 of the Indian Constitution:

  • It empowered the Parliament to make laws relating to the formation of new states and alteration of existing states.
  • Parliament may by law:
    • Form a new State by separation of territory from a State or by uniting two or more States or parts of States
    • Increase the area of any State
    • Diminish the area of any State
    • Alter the boundaries of any State
    • Alter the name of any State
Laxmikanth Test : Union and its Territory - Question 4

The constitution of India describes India as

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The correct answer is a Union of State.

The Union and its Territories:

  • Article 1 describes India, i.e. Bharat, as a Union of States.
  • According to Article 1, the Territory of India can be classified into three categories:
    • Territories of the States.
    • Union Territories.
    • Territories that may be acquired by the Government of India at any time.
  • At present, there are 28 states and 8 Union territories in the country. 
  • Article 2 empowers the Parliament to admit into the Union of India, or establish new states on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.
Laxmikanth Test : Union and its Territory - Question 5

Which Article of the Constitution of India vests the power to form new States in the Parliament?

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Article 3 of the Constitution of India vests the power to form new States in the Parliament.

Laxmikanth Test : Union and its Territory - Question 6

Which of the following is the first State in India formed on the basis of languages?

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  • Andhra Pradesh was the first state of Independent India formed on a linguistic basis.
  • It was formed on October 1, 1953.
  • This state was formed for Telugu-speaking people after prolonged agitations.
Laxmikanth Test : Union and its Territory - Question 7

Ladakh was divided into Kargil and Leh district in which year?

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Kargil and Leh are two districts in Ladakh.

Laxmikanth Test : Union and its Territory - Question 8

The states of Maharashtra and Gujarat were created in _________.

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The states of Maharashtra and Gujarat were created in 1960.

Laxmikanth Test : Union and its Territory - Question 9

How many States are there in the Indian Union?

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There are 28 states and 8 Union territories in the country.
Laxmikanth Test : Union and its Territory - Question 10

Which of the following is the capital of the Union Territory Daman and Diu?

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Daman and Diu had become a union territory in western India.

  • With an area of 112 km2, it was India's smallest federal division on the mainland.
  • The territories consisted of two distinct regions - Daman and Diu - which are physically divided by the Gulf of Khambhat.
  • The state of Gujarat and the Arab Sea bordered the territory.
  • The territory of the Portuguese colony after the 1500s was occupied by India in 1961.
  • Daman and Diu were administered as part of the union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu from 1961 to 1987 when they became a separate union territory.
     
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