Indian Polity & Governance in Constitution (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

1. The 73rd Constitution Amendment Act, 1992 refers to the: [2000]

2. Which one of the following duties is not performed by Comptroller and Auditor general of India? [2001]

3. Match List I (Article of Indian Constitution) with List II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2002]
List I (Article of Indian Constitution)
A. Article 16(2)
B. Article 29 (2)
C. Article 30 (I)
D. Article 31(1)
List II (Provisions)
1. No person shall be deprived of his property save by the authority of law
2. No person can be discriminated against in the matter of public appointment on the ground of race, religious or caste
3. All minorities whether based on religion or language shall have to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice
4. No citizen shall be denied admission into any educational institution maintained by the State, or receiving State aid, on grounds of religion, race, caste, language or any of them

4. Consider the following statements about the recent amendments to the elections law by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 1996: [1999]
1. Any conviction for the offence of insulting the Indian National flag or the Constitution of Indian shall entail disqualification for contesting elections to Parliament and State Legislatures for six year from the date of conviction
2. There is an increase in the security deposit which a candidate has to make to contest the election to the Lok Sabha
3. A candidate cannot now stand for election from more than one Parliament Constituency
4. No election will now be countermanded on the death of a contesting candidate
Which of the above statements are correct?

5. Which of the following are/is stated in the Constitution of India? [1997]
1. The President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament
2. The Parliament shall consist of the President and two Houses
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

6. Which one of the following statements w.r.t. the duties of Prime Minister are correct? [1996]

7. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2001]
A. Article 54
B. Article 75
C. Article 155
D. Article 164
List II (Content)
1. Election of the President of India
2. Appointment of the Prime Minister
3. Appointment of the Governor of a State
4. Appointment of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of a State
5. Composition of Legislative Assemblies

8. The Constitution of India recognises: [1999]

9. Which Article of the Constitution provides that it shall be the endeavour of every state to provide adequate facility for instruction in the mother tongue at the primary stage of education? [2001]

10. Which one of the following States of India does not have a Legislative Council so far even though the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956 provides for it? [1995]

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    Hot water Heating

    The heated air which rises from furnaces is seldom hot enough to warm large buildings well; hence furnace heating is being largely supplanted by hot-water heating.

    The principle of hot-water heating is shown by the following simple experiment. Two flasks and two tubes are arranged as in Figure 15, the upper flask containing a colored liquid and the lower flask clear water. If heat is applied to B, one can see at the end of a few seconds the downward circulation of the colored liquid and the upward circulation of the clear water. If we represent a boiler by B, a radiator by the coiled tube, and a safety tank by C, we shall have a very fair illustration of the principle of a hot-water heating system. The hot water in the radiators cools and, in cooling, gives up its heat to the rooms and thus warms them.

    In hot-water heating systems, fresh air is not brought to the rooms, for the radiators are closed pipes containing hot water. It is largely for this reason that thoughtful people are careful to raise windows at intervals. Some systems of hot-water heating secure ventilation by confining the radiators to the basement, to which cold air from outside is constantly admitted in such a way that it circulates over the radiators and becomes strongly heated. This warm fresh air then passes through ordinary flues to the rooms above.

    In Figure, a radiator is shown in a boxlike structure in the cellar. Fresh air from outside enters a flue at the right, passes the radiator, where it is warmed, and then makes its way to the room through a flue at the left. The warm air which thus enters the room is thoroughly fresh. The actual labor involved in furnace heating and in hot-water heating is practically the same, since coal must be fed to the fire, and ashes must be removed; but the hot-water system has the advantage of economy and cleanliness.

    FIG. - The principle of hot-water heating.

    FIG. - Fresh air from outside circulates over the radiators and then rises into the rooms to be heated.

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