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 Which are three bodies that form the basis of the Indian democracy as enshrined in the Indian Constitution? – Legislature, Executory and Judiciary

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 Which is the most important task of the Legislature? – To prepare the legislations (acts and regulations) on whose basis a country or democracy is run (It also carries out amendments in legislations as and when they are required)

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 Which is the most important task of the Executory? – To implement the legislations constituted by the Legislature (Executory is the Government which runs a country or democracy)

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 Which is the most important task of the Judiciary? – To ensure that the legislations prepared by the Legislature are implemented in true spirit by the Executory (It also ensures that the legislations are constituted according to the laid out principles by the Constitution)

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 Which body is generally described as the fourth estate of Indian system? – Press or Journalism

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 What is the name of the body or committee that was constituted for preparing the constitution of India? – The Constituent Assembly

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 The first glimpse of the proposed Constituent Assembly was visible in which document? – The Swaraj Bill, 1895

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 Who had drafted the Swaraj Bill of 1895? – Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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 Who was the first person to officially use the word ‘Swaraj’ in association with Indian freedom movement? – Dadabhai Naoroji

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 Who is generally believed to have coined the word ‘Swaraj’, which was used extensively in Indian freedom movement, especially by Mahatma Gandhi? – Swami Dayanand Saraswati (The founder of the ‘Arya Samaj’)

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 Which person was the first to officially put forward the demand for constituting the Constituent Assembly? – M.N. Roy (He was the pioneer of the freedom movement in India and had in 1934 given the idea for a Constituent Assembly for India)

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 Which British Plan (or Committee) had first officially accepted that a Constituent Assembly will be formed to prepare the Constitution of India? – Cripps Mission Plan of 1942 (Cripps Mission had after the end of the World War II, a Constituent Assembly, to also Indian representatives. would be convened to frame a new constitution)

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 Which Plan finally gave approval for establishment of the Constituent Assembly to prepare the Constitution of India? – Cabinet Mission, 1946

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 Why this mission is called Cabinet Mission? – Because it comprised of three members of the British Cabinet (Lord Pethick-Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander)

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Know, who is Vijay Kelkar and what is PPP !

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Know, who is Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar !

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