One-Liner Guide to Indian Constitutional Law, Part III

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Welcome to our One-Liner Guide to Indian Constitutional Law. It’s part III of the series. In this journey through the intricate tapestry of India's legal foundation, we embark on a concise yet insightful exploration of key elements, milestones, and personalities that have shaped the constitutional landscape. Whether you're a law student, a passionate learner, or just someone curious about the foundations of India's governance, join us as we unravel the complexities and nuances of Indian Constitutional Law.

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61. Who has given the following statement: “Democracy means a Government of the people, by the people and for the people”?

Abraham Lincoln.

62. The Constitution describes the Indian Union as?

India i.e. Bharat. Both names carry equal weight in the official description.

63. The two persons who played a vital role in the integration of Princely States were?

Sardar Patel and V. P. Menon. Their diplomatic and administrative skills were instrumental in unifying the nation.

64. The States were reorganized on linguistic basis in?

1956. This reorganization aimed to create states with shared languages and cultural identities.

65. Which State enjoys the distinction of being the first linguistic State of India?

Andhra Pradesh. Formed in 1953, it paved the way for the linguistic reorganization of states.

66. The Indian Federal system is modeled on the Federal system of?

Canada. Both share features like division of powers and a written constitution.

67. The Indian State is regarded as federal because the Indian Constitution provides for?

Sharing of power between the Center and the States. This division is outlined in three lists: Union, State, and Concurrent.

68. In which Case did Supreme Court hold that the Preamble was a part of the Constitution?

Keshavananda Bharti Case (1973). This landmark case established the basic structure doctrine, protecting the core principles of the Constitution.

69. In which Case did Supreme Court hold that Preamble was not a part of the Constitution?

Berubari Case.

70. The Ninth Schedule ------ was added to the Constitution by the 1st Amendment?

This statement is correct. The Ninth Schedule provides protection against judicial review for specific laws and regulations listed within it.

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71. Which Schedule details the boundaries of the States and the Union Territories?

Schedule I of the Constitution defines the boundaries of states and union territories.

72. The details of salaries, allowances, etc. of the President, Vice President, Speaker, Judges of Supreme Court, etc. are provided in Schedule?

Schedule II.

73. Which Schedule gives details regarding the subjects included in the three lists — Central, State and Concurrent Lists?

Schedule VII of the Constitution outlines the distribution of legislative powers between the Centre and the States through the three lists.

74. The final interpreter to Indian Constitution is ----- Supreme Court.

This statement is correct. The Supreme Court serves as the final interpreter of the Constitution, meaning its decisions on constitutional matters are binding on all other courts and authorities.

75. Which national leader of India, preached through his paper ‘Kesari’, his new ideals of self-help and national revival among the masses?

Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

76. Which newspaper was started by Lokamanya Tilak to serve as a mouthpiece for the Indians in the Freedom Struggle?


77. The Cabinet Mission to India was headed by

Lord Pethick-Lawrence.

78. Under whose Presidency was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress held in the year 1929 wherein a resolution was adopted to gain complete independence from the British?

Jawaharlal Nehru.

79. Unity between the Congress and Muslim League (Lucknow Pact) and between the Moderates and Extremists took place in


80. At which Congress Session was the Working Committee authorized to launch a programme of Civil Disobedience?


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81. Who among the following drafted the resolution on Fundamental Rights for the Karachi Session of Congress in 1931?

Jawaharlal Nehru.

82. ‘Vande Mataram’ was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in


83. The expression ‘Tryst with Destiny’ was used by Jawaharlal Nehru on the occasion of

August Declaration.

84. The Agreement between India and China, by which both accepted ‘Panchsheel’ as the basis of their relations, was signed in


85. ‘Panchsheel’ was signed between

Jawaharlal Nehru and Chou-En-Lai.

86. When was the famous Gandhi–Irwin Pact signed?


87. Who coined the term ‘Non-Alignment’?

Krishna Menon.

88. Who repealed the Vernacular Press Act?

Lord Ripon

89. Who was assigned the task of partitioning India in 1947?

Sir Cyril Redcliffe

90. Which party was founded by Subhash Chandra Bose in the year 1939 after he broke away from the Congress?

Forward Bloc.

You may like to read:

  1. One-Liner Guide to Indian Constitutional Law, Part I
  2. One-Liner Guide to Indian Constitutional Law, Part II

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