1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Arun Jaitley lost out on I&B ministry; however, he retained the Finance and Corporate Affairs Ministry.
  2. Smriti Irani turned out to her HRD post; Prakash Javadekar who was appointed as a new HRD minister.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


 

2. Match the following

List – I (Minister)

A. Smriti Irani

B. Arun Jaitley

C. Venkaiah Naidu

D. DV Sadananda Gowda

List – II (Ministry)

  1. Statistics and Programme Implementation
  2. Urban Development Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Information and Broadcasting
  3. Finance Corporate Affairs
  4. Textiles

Codes: A – B – C – D

(a) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

(b) 2 – 1 – 3 – 4

(c) 3 – 2 – 1 – 4

(d) 4 – 3 – 2 – 1


 

3. Who among the following will be appointed as a Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology Minister?

(a) Jayant Sinha

(b) Arjun Ram Meghwal

(c) Ravi Shankar Prasad

(d) Manoj Sinha


 

4. Which of the following statement(s) about Ravi Shankar Prasad is/are correct?

  1. He is a lawyer of the Supreme Court, politician and the currently holding the portfolio of the Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology in the Government of India.
  2. He is a Member of BJP and a Rajya Sabha MP from Bihar.
  3. He will be removed as India’s telecom minister.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


 

5. Who among the following will be appointed as a New Telecom Minister of India?

(a) Manoj Sinha

(b) Venkaiah Naidu

(c) DV Sadananda Gowda

(d) Jayant Sinha


 

6. Which of the following statement(s) about Venkaiah Naidu is/are correct?

  1. He is a member of BJP and Rajyasabha MP of Karnataka.
  2. He is going to be the new Information and Broadcasting minister.
  3. He will be receiving the additional charge of Information and Broadcasting ministry.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


 

7. Who among the following will be appointed as a new Health and Family Welfare Minister (MoS)?

(a) Jayant Sinha

(b) Faggan Singh Kulaste

(c) Hansraj Gangaram

(d) M J Akbar


 

8. Who among the following was the first to make a systematic study of bureaucracy?

(a) Max Muller

(b) Max Weber

(c) Aristotle

(d) Karl Mark


 

9. The main mechanism through which the state implements its development programmes is

(a) Legislature

(b) Judiciary

(c) Beureaucracy

(d) Panchayats


 

10. Who among the following Prime Ministers of India first advocated the concept of ‘Committed Bureaucracy’?

(a) Indira Gandhi

(b) Rajiv Gandhi

(c) Atal Bihari Vajpayee

(d) Narendra Modi


 

Answers:

  1. (c) The biggest loser was Smriti Irani who was shunted out to the Textiles Ministry.
  2. (d) On 5 July, 2016, BJP party has decided it.
  3. (c)
  4. (d) All statements are correct.
  5. (a) Railways minister Manoj Sinha will be the new telecom minister of India.
  6. (d) All statements are correct.
  7. (b) Faggan Singh Kulaste is Minister of Health and Family Welfare and a member of the 16th Lok Sabha.
  8. (b) This German scientist described bureaucracy as rational and the most efficient form of organization that is considered essential for running any large organization.
  9. (c) It constitutes the apparatus and mechanism through which the State realizes its purposes.
  10. (a) After two decades of independence, advocating the concept of ‘Committed Bureaucracy’ she not only expressed her dissatisfaction with the performance of bureaucracy but also expressed doubt the relevance of the basic assumptions of neutrality, impartiality, anonimity, etc.

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