What is C Vigil-21?

Neeraj! answered  •  2 hours ago
CVIGIL is a innovative mobile application for citizens to report Model Code of Conduct and Expenditure violations during the elections. '

If the president of India exercises his power under article 356 of the constitution in the respect of a particular state, then -
  • a)
    Article 19 is suspended in that state.
  • b)
    Assembly of that state is dissolved automatically.
  • c)
    The president can also get powers of the state high courts.
  • d)
    Parliament assumes the power to legislate on subjects in the state list.
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Prem Kumar answered  •  2 hours ago
The President acquires the following powers when the President’s Rule is imposed in a state -
1. He can take up the functions of the state government and powers vested in the governor or any other executive authority in the state.
2. He can declare that the powers of the state legislature are to be exercised by the Parliament.
3. He can take all other necessary steps including the suspension of the constitutional provisions relating to anybody or authority in the state. The President dismisses the state council of ministers headed by the chief minister. The state governor, on behalf of the President, carries on the state administration with the help of the chief secretary of the state or the advisors appointed by the President. This is the reason why a proclamation under Article 356 is popularly known as the imposition of ‘President’s Rule’ in a state. Further, the President either suspended or dissolved the state legislative assembly. In case of dissolution fresh elections are held for the state assembly. The Parliament passes the state legislative bills and the state budget. When the state legislature is thus suspended or dissolved -
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With reference to the difference between the culture of Rigvedic Aryans and Indus Valley people, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Rigvedic Aryans used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare whereas the people of Indus Valley Civilization did not leave any evidence of using them.
2. Rigvedic Aryans knew gold, silver and copper whereas Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron.
3. Rigvedic Aryans had domesticated the horse whereas there is no evidence of Indus Valley people having been aware of this animal.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
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  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 and 3 only
  • c)
    1 and 3 only
  • d)
    1, 2 and 3
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Jagdish Singh answered  •  2 hours ago
the locations and photographs of gold jewelry found at Harappan sites, so Second statement is wrong. Indus Valley people also knew gold and silver also. This eliminates B and D. and we are left with "A" or "D" in both cases.
In the third statement, the ending part is: there is no evidence of Indus Valley people having been aware of horse.
• If we go by the history books written by Krishna Reddy or RS Sharma- atleast in the post-urban Indus places some people would be aware of Horse. Hence answer C.
• If we go by Tamilnadu Class 11, A.L.Basham, Upinder Singh, answer is "A" because Indus Valley people's knowledge of horse is inconclusive or debatable. 
• Final answer can be arrived only when UPSC will declare the official Answerkey.

Which of the following statements is NOT correct?
  • a)
    Shri Narayan Guru coined the slogan 'one religion, one caste, one god for mankind'.
  • b)
    Raja Ram Mohan Roy set up Atmiya Sabha in 1814 to campaign against social evils.
  • c)
    Raja Radhakant Deb organised Dharma Sabha to counter Brahmo Samaj.
  • d)
    Brahmo Samaj took a definite stand on the doctrine of karma by disregarding it completely.
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Jagmohan Gautam answered  •  2 hours ago
  • During the 1920s in South India, the non-brahmins organised the Self- Respect Movement led by E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker.
  • Numerous other movements were demanding to lift a ban on entry of lower castes into temples; for instance, Shri Narayana Guru in Kerala led a lifelong struggle against upper caste domination.
  • He coined the slogan 'one religion, one caste, one god for... more
  • As a reformist ideologue, Ram Mohan Roy believed in the modern scientific approach and principles of human dignity and social equality. He put his faith in monotheism.
  • He wrote Gift to Monotheists (1809) and translated into Bengali the Vedas and the five Upanishads to prove his conviction that ancient Hindu texts support monotheism.
  • In 1814, he set up Atmiya Sabha in Calcutta to campaign against idolatry, caste rigidities, meaningless rituals and other social ills.
  • Strongly influenced by rationalist ideas, he declared that the Vedanta is based on reason and that, if reason demanded it, even a departure from the scriptures is justified.

Consider the following statements.
1. The Constitution provides for the abolition or creation of legislative councils in states
2. The Parliament can abolish a legislative council if the legislative assembly of the concerned state passes a resolution to that effect
3. Such a specific resolution must be passed by the state assembly by a simple majority 
Which of these statements is/are correct?
  • a)
    1 and 2 Only
  • b)
    2 and 3 Only
  • c)
    1 and 3 Only
  • d)
    All of them
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Sukhbir Singh answered  •  2 hours ago
The Constitution provides for the abolition or creation of legislative councils in states. Accordingly, the Parliament can abolish a legislative council (where it already exists) or create it (where it does not exist), if the legislative assembly of the concerned state passes a resolution to that effect. Such a specific resolution must be passed by the state assembly by a special majority, that is... more
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