MCQs

Socio-Economic Offences (SEO) MCQ [Part: 1]

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  • Socio- Economic Offences were largely discussed in the 29th Law Commission Report, of 1966, is also known as—
    • Rajagopalachari Plan
    • Sarkaria Commission
    • Santhanam Committee
    • None of the above

Answer: d

  • Socio-Economic Offences deal with—
    • Offences that have an impact on the social, economic and political well-being of society.
    • Offences that have an impact on the social and economic well-being of society.
    • Offences that have an impact on the criminal and economic well-being of society.
    • All of the above.

Answer: b

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  • The Essential Commodities Act, provides, for the control of the production, supply and distribution of, and trade and commerce, in certain commodities in the interest of the—
    • Manufacturing Units
    • General public,
    • Nation
    • Trade and Commerce

Answer: b

  • Under the Essential Commodities Act, an order may be made by the Central Government—
    • for regulating by licences, permits or otherwise the production or manufacture of any essential commodity, for bringing under cultivation any waste or arable land, whether appurtenant to a building or not, for the growing thereon of food-crops generally or of specified food-crops, and for otherwise maintaining or increasing the cultivation of food-crops generally, or of specified food crops.
    • for controlling the price at which any essential commodity may be bought or sold, for regulating by licences, permits or otherwise the storage, transport, distribution, disposal, acquisition, use or consumption of, any essential commodity.
    • for prohibiting the withholding from sale of any essential commodity ordinarily kept for sale.
    • All of the above

Answer: d

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  • Persons engaged in the production, supply or distribution of or trade and commerce in, any essential commodity do not maintain books of accounts and records relating to their business and to furnish such information, would make such persons liable—
    • with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year and shall also be liable to fine
    • with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine
    • with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine
    • with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine

Answer: a

  • According to the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020 the central government may regulate the supply of certain food items including cereals, pulses, potato, onions, edible oilseeds, and oils, only under extraordinary circumstances, such as—
    • war,
    • famine,
    • extraordinary price rise and natural calamity of grave nature
    • All of the above

Answer: d

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  • The main purpose of the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020 was—
    • Imposition of limit on stock only under exceptional circumstances such as famine or other calamities
    • deregulate agricultural produce like pulses, onion, potato and cereals, edible oils, and oilseeds
    • Both A and B
    • None of the above

Answer: c

  • As per the Essential Commodities Act, food-crops include crops of—
    • Sugarcane
    • cereals, pulses, potato, onions
    • Groundnut
    • Jute

Answer: a

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  • The Collector may order confiscation of essential commodity of—
    • the essential commodity so seized,
    • any package, covering or receptacle in which such essential commodity is found, and
    • any animal, vehicle, vessel or other conveyance used in carrying such essential commodity
    • All of the above

Answer: d

  • Every offence punishable under the Essential Commodities Act, is—
    • Cognizable
    • Non-cognizable
    • Compoundable
    • All of the above

Answer: a

  • The Essential Commodities Act, 1955 provides for action against _________ activities.
    • Anti-social
    • Consumer
    • Social
    • Both a and b

Answer: d

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  • Does Indian law impose any restriction on inter-state movement, distribution and trade of essential commodities?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
    • None of the Above

Answer: b

  • Is Maximum Retail Price applicable to essential commodities?
    • Yes, for non-perishable commodities MRP is decided
    • Yes, for perishable commodities MRP is decided
    • Both a and b
    • None of the above

Answer: a

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  • Once an order is made or approved of by the State Government under Section 3 of the Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act, 1980 the State Government shall inform the Central Government together with the grounds on which the order has been made and such other particulars, within a period of
    • 30 days
    • 7 days
    • No information is needed to be sent
    • 6 months only

Answer: b

  • Detention Orders under the Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act, 1980 are not invalid or inoperative on certain grounds such as—
    • that the person to be detained hereunder is outside the limits of the territorial jurisdiction of the Government or officer making the order, or
    • that the place of detention of such person is outside the said limits
    • only b
    • both a and b

Answer: d

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  • Advisory Board under the PBMMSEC Act comprises—
    • 3 persons
    • 4 persons
    • 2 persons
    • 5 persons

Answer: a

  • Recently, the government amended the schedule of which Act to declare face masks and hand sanitizers as essential commodities?
    • Essential Commodities Act 1955
    • Essential Commodities Act 1965
    • Essential Commodities Act 1975
    • Essential Commodities Act 1985

Answer: a

  • Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act, 1980 provides for the following—
    • certain officers of the Central and State governments to pass orders to detain persons who seek to control the production, supply or distribution of, or trade and commerce in any commodity which is an essential commodity
    • contains provisions on the manner in which these detention orders may be executed and grants the power to the Central and State governments to set up Advisory Boards to oversee the detention orders.
    • Only a
    • Both a and b

Answer: d

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  • Under the Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act, 1980, detaining order may be passed by—
    • District Magistrates, Commissioners of Police under section 3(2)
    • Chief Minister’s office and Police Commissioner
    • Only a
    • None of the above

Answer: a

  • Metrology is defined as Science of _________

Measurement

Instrument

Inspection

Calibration

Ans. a

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  • The study of scientific metrology deals with—

a. accuracy and methods of measurement

b. Standard Specification

c. theories related to nature

d. all of the above

Ans. c

  • How many languages can be used for making the declarations under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009?

a. only English

b. only Hindi

c. only English and Hindi

d. Any Language

Answer: d

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  • As per Legal Metrology Act, How many Mandatory declarations are printed on the label of your company products?

a. Six                                                                      

b. Seven

c. Eight

d. Nine

Answer: d

  • In case of issue in statutory label declarations, what are the penalties for second offence under the legal Metrology Act?
    • 25,000/-
    • 50,000/-
    • 75,000/-
    • 1,00,000/-

Answer: a

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