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Political Events

As a student preparing for IBPS or any other competitive exams, you have to know most of the political developments or events that have made their impact in some way or the other. Hence, one of the best ways to stay abreast of the various national events is by reading the newspapers and following the various developments that happen very dynamically. Let us study political events in detail.

Political Events

With India being the largest democracy in the world, along with a strong multi-party presence, you can definitely expect many events that are political in nature, happening every other time. In fact, when you open the newspapers the first headlines are generally related to the various political events that have taken place in the country. These political events have certainly made their mark in the Indian politics.

Political events

Take for example the demonetization announcement. This came as a surprise to one and all and is an event that certainly shook the entire country. Overnight, the 500 rupees and 1000 rupees denomination lost its value. Similarly, in the recent budget, the long-term capital gains tax was introduced, leaving many small-scale investors in a big fix. Another dynamic scenario in India is the changing political allies of parties. Very recently, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pulled out of the NDA because of the ruling party not according a special status to the state of Andhra Pradesh. Even though this pullout did not threaten the ruling coalition, it has certainly changed the equations of the political parties, which are gearing up for the 2019 general elections.

Some of the above-mentioned events are just slice of the many political events that ensue. These proceedings do have a significant part in the entire political context of India. Many questions related to these events are asked in the general awareness section.

Practice Questions

  1. A state of emergency was declared by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1975 to 1977. Who among the following, prevailed in the 1977 elections and ended the emergency as well as ending the Congress rule at the center?
  1. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  2. Morarji Desai
  3. Charan Singh
  4. Lal Bahudar Shastri

Ans. Option B – Morarji Desai

  1. Military tensions between which two countries escalated due to the Doklam standoff?
  1. Pakistan and India
  2. Sri Lanka and India
  3. India and China
  4. India and Afghanistan

Ans. Option C – India and China

  1. To which person would you associate the Jan Lokpal Bill and Anti-Corruption Movement?
  1. Anna Hazare
  2. Sunil Gavaskar
  3. Sharad Pawar
  4. Kapil Sibal

Ans. Option A – Anna Hazare

  1. In which year was the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill passed?
  1. 2014
  2. 2017
  3. 2013
  4. 2016

Ans. Option D – 2016

Political events
  1. The 2000 witnesses the birth of three states.  Which of the following states is not a state that was formed in this year?
  1. Telangana
  2. Jharkhand
  3. Uttarakhand
  4. Chhattisgarh

Ans. Option A – Telangana. It was formed in the year 2014.

  1. Who is the 14th President of India?
  1. Ram Nath Kovind
  2. Suresh Kumar
  3. Rajesh Kumar
  4. Meira Kumar

Ans. Option A – Ram Nath Kovind

  1. The founder of Lok Satta Party is?
  1. Devineni Rajashekhar
  2. Jayaprakash Narayan
  3. Chandra Babu Naidu
  4. Pawan Kalyan

Ans. Option B – Jayaprakash Narayan

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