Fill in the blanks:
Since the United States is a …(a)……. type of federation, all the constituent states have equal powers and states are ……(b)…….vis –a-vis the federal government. But India is a ………(c)….. type of federation and some states have more power than others. In India, the ……(d)….. government has more powers.
Here are three reactions to the language policy followed in India. Give an argument and an example to support any of these positions:
Sangeeta : the policy of accommodation has strengthened national unity.
Arman : Language-based states have divided us by making everyone conscious of their language.
Harish : This policy has only helped to consolidate the dominance of English over all other languages.
The distinguishing features of a federal government is:
(i) National government gives some powers to the provincial governments.
(ii) Power is distributed among the legislature, executive and judiciary.
(iii) Elected officials exercise supreme power in the government.
(iv) Governmental power is divided between different levels of government.
Examine the following pairs that give the level of government in India and the powers of the government at that level to make laws on the subjects mentioned against each Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
Central and State governments
Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
1. Union of India
A. Prime Minister
3. Municipal Corporation
4. Gram Panchayat
Consider the following statements:
A) In a federation the powers of the federal and provincial governments are clearly demarcated.
B) India is a federation because the Power of the Union and the State Governments are specified in the Constitution and they have exclusive jurisdiction on their respective subjects.
C) Sri Lanka is a federation because the country is divided into provinces.
D) India is no longer a federation because some powers of the states have been devolved to the statements given above are correct?