Previous Years Based SSC GK (General Knowledge) MCQs
[B] State having its own religion
[C] State having no official religion and citizens are free to follow any religion or faith
[D] State having one official religion and showing respect to all other religions
In political terms, secularism is the principle of the separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious institution and religious dignitaries.
Secularism is a belief system that rejects religion, or the belief that religion should not be part of the affairs of the state or part of public education. The principles of separation of church and state and of keeping religion out of the public school system are an example of secularism.
India has 21 nuclear reactors in operation in 7 nuclear power plants. These have an installed capacity of 5780 MW and producing a total of 30,292.91 GWh of electricity while 6 more reactors are under construction and are expected to generate an additional 4,300 MW.
[B] 38th Amendment
[C] 40th Amendment
[D] 42nd Amendment
The 42nd Amendment gave primacy to the Directive Principles. It states that no law implementing any of the Directive Principles could be declared unconstitutional on the grounds that it violated any of the Fundamental Rights.
[B] Due to revolution of the earth around the sun of its orbit
[C] Both of the above
[D] None of the above
There are several reasons for the difference in the climates of Northern and southern hemisphere. These are rotation of the earth around its axis and the revolution of the earth around the sun of its orbit.
The biggest factor in differences in the climate in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres has to do with the distribution of land vs. ocean. The Northern Hemisphere has much more of Earth’s land masses, while the Southern Hemisphere has a larger fraction of ocean.
[B] Part II of the Constitution
[C] Part III of the Constitution
[D] Part IV of the Constitution
The Directive Principles of State Policy are guidelines for the framing of laws by the government. The Directive Principles of State Policy are embodied in Part IV of the Constitution. These are directions given to the state to guide the establishment of an economic and social democracy, as proposed by the Preamble. They set forth the humanitarian and socialist instructions that were the aim of social revolution envisaged in India by the Constituent Assembly.
[B] To fix rural land holdings at the existing level
[C] To fix urban land holdings at the existing level
[D] To fix the quantum of land held by a family
Land ceiling implies settling maximum size of land holding that an individual/family can own. Land over and above the ceiling limit, called surplus land. This surplus land is handed over to landless laborers without any fair compensation.
[B] To make loans on more flexible terms for important development projects in developed countries
[C] To participate in development of irrigation projects in developing countries
[D] None of the above
IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions. The main objective of the establishment of the International Development Association is to provide credit to semi-developed and developing countries. The institution provides loan on easy terms. The purpose of the loan is to improve the living standard by increasing the economic growth rate of these countries.
The Saka Era was founded by Kanishka, the emperor of Kushana Empire. It started from the year 78 A.D. The national calendar is based on the Saka Era. Its first month is Chaitra. It starts from 22 March 1957 along with the Gregorian calendar for the following official purposes: Gazette of India. News broadcast by All India Radio.
[C] South Korea
[D] South Africa
The UK purchased the Chagos Archipelago, which includes Diego Garcia, from the then self-governing colony of Mauritius for £3 million to create the British Indian Ocean Territory to accomplish the UK-USA mutual defence strategy, in November 1965,Now the government of Mauritius wants Diego Gracia back from the UK.
[B] 3 years
[C] 6 years
[D] It is never dissolved
Rajya Sabha is a permanent body. Its members are elected indirectly. Only elected members of state legislatures can take part in the election of Rajya Sabha MPs. To get elected to the Rajya Sabha, a person must be an Indian citizen with at least 35 years of age. One third of its members retire every two years. But house in itself can’t be dissolved.