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GS Polity Quiz for IAS Preparation: Flag Code of India

Aug 16, 2017 17:25 IST
    GS Polity Quiz for IAS Preparation Flag Code of India
    GS Polity Quiz for IAS Preparation Flag Code of India

    Indian Polity quizzes provided in this article have been created from the most reliable source for IAS Exam. While making the Polity quizzes for IAS Exam, it has been ensured that the pattern of asking questions in IAS Prelims Exam must be same.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Consider the following statements regarding the description of National Flag:
    1. The national flag shall be a tri-colour panel made up of three rectangular panels or sub-panels of equal widths.
    2. The colour of the top panel shall be India saffron (Kesari) and that of the bottom panel shall be India green while the middle panel shall be white, bearing at its centre the design of Ashoka Chakra in navy blue colour with 24 equally spaced spokes.
    3. The national flag shall be rectangular in shape. The ratio of the length to the height (width) of the flag shall be 3:2.

    Which of the following above statements is true?
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    Description of National Flag:

    The national flag shall be a tri-colour panel made up of three rectangular panels or sub-panels of equal widths. The colour of the top panel shall be India saffron (Kesari) and that of the bottom panel shall be India green. The middle panel shall be white, bearing at its centre the design of Ashoka Chakra in navy blue colour with 24 equally spaced spokes. The Ashoka Chakra shall preferably be screen printed or otherwise printed or stencilled or suitably embroidered and shall be completely visible on both sides of the flag in the centre of the white panel.

    The national flag of India shall be made of hand spun and hand woven wool/cotton/silk khadi bunting.

    The national flag shall be rectangular in shape. The ratio of the length to the height (width) of the flag shall be 3:2.

    Indian Polity Quiz for IAS Preparation - Fundamental Duties

    2. Which of the following statement is incorrect regarding the use of National Flag?
    a. The flag shall not be used for commercial purposes in violation of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950.
    b. The National Flag can be used as a covering for the statue or monument of freedom fighters.
    c. The flag shall not be used to cover a speaker’s desk nor shall it be draped over a speaker’s platform.
    d. The flag shall not be draped over the hood, top, sides or back of a vehicle, train, boat or an aircraft.

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    There shall be no restriction on the display of the national flag by members of general public, private organisations, educational institutions, etc., except to the extent provided in the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and any other law enacted on the subject. Keeping in view the provisions of the aforementioned Acts:

    (i) The flag shall not be used for commercial purposes in violation of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950.

    (ii)The flag shall not be dipped in salute to any person or thing

    (iii) The flag shall not be flown at half-mast except on occasions on which the flag is flown at half-mast on public buildings in accordance with the instructions issued by the Government

    (iv) The flag shall not be used as a drapery in any form whatsoever, including private funerals

    (v) The flag shall not be used as a portion of costume or uniform of any description nor shall it be embroidered or printed upon cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins or any dress material

    (vi) Lettering of any kind shall not be put upon the flag

    (vii) The flag shall not be used as a receptacle for receiving, delivering, holding or carrying anything: Except that there shall be no objection to keeping flower petals inside the flag before it is unfurled as part of celebrations on special occasions and on national days like the Republic Day and the Independence Day;

    (viii) When used on occasions like unveiling of a statue, the flag shall be displayed distinctly and separately and it shall not be used as a covering for the statue or monument

    (ix) The flag shall not be used to cover a speaker’s desk nor shall it be draped over a speaker’s platform

    (x) The flag shall not be intentionally allowed to touch the ground or the floor or trail in water

    (xi) The flag shall not be draped over the hood, top, sides or back of a vehicle, train, boat or an aircraft

    (xii) The flag shall not be used as a covering for a building

    (xiii) The flag shall not be intentionally displayed with its saffron portion downwards.

    Indian Polity Quiz for IAS Preparation - Directive Principles of State Policy

    3. Which of the following way will amount to an incorrect display of the National Flag:
    a. Use of the National Flag as a festoon, rosette or bunting.
    b. Use of the National Flag to cover a speaker’s desk.
    c. Use of the National Flag to drape over a speaker’s platform.
    d. All of the above

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    Incorrect Display of National Flag:

    A damaged or dishevelled flag shall not be displayed.

    The flag shall not be dipped in salute to any person or thing.

    No other flag or bunting shall be placed higher than or above or, except as hereinafter provided, side by side with the national flag; nor shall any object including flowers or garlands or emblem be placed on or above the flag-mast from which the flag is flown.

    • The flag shall not be used as a festoon, rosette or bunting or in any other manner for decoration.

    • The flag shall not be used to cover a speaker’s desk nor shall it be draped over a speaker’s platform.

    • The flag shall not be displayed with the saffron portion downwards.

    • The flag shall not be allowed to touch the ground or the floor or trail in the water.

    • The flag shall not be displayed or fastened in any manner as may damage it.

    Indian Polity Quiz for IAS Preparation - Making of the Constitution

    4. When displayed in a straight line with flags of other countries, the national flag shall be:
    a. on the extreme right
    b. on the extreme left
    c. in the middle
    d. Anywhere in the straight line

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    When displayed in a straight line with flags of other countries, the national flag shall be on the extreme right, i.e., if an observer were to stand in the centre of the row of the flags facing the audience, the national flag should be to his extreme right.

    5. Display with Flags of other Nations and of United Nations, flags of foreign countries shall proceed as from the national flag
    a. By analysis the population of those countries
    b. In alphabetical order
    c. No systematic order is required
    d. It will depend on the Government

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Flags of foreign countries shall proceed as from the national flag in alphabetical order on the basis of English versions of the names of the countries concerned. It would be permissible in such a case to begin and also to end the row of flags with the national flag and also to include the national flag in the normal country-wise alphabetical order. The national flag shall be hoisted first and lowered last.

    GS Polity Quiz for IAS Preparation – Parliament

    6. In the case of death of the Vice-President, the national flag shall be half-masted:
    a. throughout the country
    b. throughout the Delhi the only
    c. throughout the native state, the Vice-President belongs to
    d. throughout the National capital and native state of Vice-President

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    In the event of the death of the following dignitaries, the national flag shall be half-masted at the places indicated against each on the day of the death of the dignitary.

    Dignitary                                                                                                                     Place or Places

    President, Vice-President, Prime Minister                                         -  Throughout India

    Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Chief Justice of India                        -  Delhi

    Union Cabinet Minister                                                                  - Delhi and State Capital

    Minister of State or State Deputy Minister of the Union                      - Delhi

    Governor, Lt. Governor, Chief Minister of a State/Union Territory        - Through the state/ Union Territory

    Cabinet Minister in a State                                                            - Capital of the state concerned

    IAS Prelims Exam 2017 : GS Polity : Study Material

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