Constitutional Development of India One Liner Questions & Answers


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1 The Regulating Act was passed in – 1773
2 In which Act for the first time provision was made for the post of Governor-General of Bengal? Regulating Act, 1773
3 Under the provision of Regulating Act, a Provincial Assembly for Bihar was set up in – 1774
4 When did Bihar become a separate province in India? 1912
5 The Supreme Court was set up for the first time in India under the – Regulating Act, 1773
6 The first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court established by the East India Company was – Elijah Impey
7 Which Act gave the right to reject the decision of the committee to the Governor-General? Act of 1786
8 When were the rights of the tenants on land in Bengal and Bihar recognized by the Bengal Tenancy Act? 1885
9 The monopoly of the East India Company in India’s trade was abolished in – 1813
10 Who recommended holding the Indian Civil Service Examination simultaneously in India & England? Montagu-Chelmsford Report
11 Which Act provisioned a competitive exam system for Civil Services? 1853
12 Which Act for the first time created a functioning Legislature Council in India? Charter Act of 1853
13 In which year the British Government finally agreed to hold the Indian Civil Services (I.C.S.) examination simultaneously in India and England? 1922
14 By which Act, the British Parliament had abolished the monopoly of East India Company’s trade in India except for Tea and China trade? Charter Act of 1813
15 Under which Act, Board of Control was established? Pitt’s India Act, 1784
16 British East India Company lost the monopoly of the Tea trade by – The Charter Act of 1833
17 Which Act transferred the Government of India from East India Company to the Crown? The Government of India Act, 1858
18 Which Act empowered the Governor- General of India to issue Ordinances? Indian Councils Act of 1861
19 Which Act of British India strengthened the Viceroy’s authority over his executive council by substituting “portfolio” or departmental system for corporate functioning? Indian Councils Act, 1861
20 Which Act empowered the Indian legislative assembly to make discussions on a budget? Indian Councils Act, 1892
21 By which Act the British for the first time introduced the system of indirect elections in India? 1892
22 To control the media in India, ‘Acts’ were passed in – 1835, 1867, 1878, 1908
23 When were High Courts established in Bombay, Madras and Calcutta? 1861
24 The most short-lived of all of Britain’s constitutional experiments in India was – Indian Council Act of 1909
25 Which Act introduced a separate electorate system in India? The Indian Councils Act, 1909
26 The declaration of reforms on August 20, 1917, is known as – Montagu Declaration
27 The Montagu-Chelmsford Report formed the basis of which Act? The Government of India Act, 1919
28 The post of the Indian High Commission was created by which Act? The Government of India Act, 1919
29 In which Constitutional document Dyarchy System was introduced in Indian provinces? 1919
30 The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to – Constitutional reforms
31 Which Act introduced the Provincial Autonomy in British India? Government of India Act 1935
32 By Act was the India Council abolished? The Government of India Act 1935
33 Which report was the baseline of the Government of India Act, of 1935? The Simon Commission
34 Who said about the Act of 1935 ‘a car which has a brake but no engine’? Jawaharlal Nehru
35 In which session did, the Indian National Congress reject the Government of India Act, of 1935? Lucknow Session, 1936
36 Who called the Government of India Act, of 1935 the “Charter of Slavery”? Jawaharlal Nehru
37 The ‘Instrumentation of Instructions” contained in the Government of India Act, 1935 has been incorporated in the Constitution of India in the year 1950 as – Directive Principles of State Policy
38 Who has said it: ‘I have not to beg pardon in connection with the allegation that in the draft of the Constitution, a major part of the Government of India Act, 1935, has again been reproduced’? Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
39 Which Act is not a landmark in the development of the Constitution during British Rule? The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955