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Why does a democratic country need a Constitution?

[0.0301] The Indian Constitution
Chapter: [0.0301] The Indian Constitution
Concept: Necessity of a Constitution

Look at the wordings of the two documents given below. The first column is from the 1990 Nepal Constitution. The second column is from the more recent interim Constitution of Nepal.

1990 Constitution of Nepal

Part 7: Executive

2007 Interim Constitution

Part 5: Executive

Article 35: Executive Power: The executive power of the Kingdom of Nepal shall be vested in His Majesty and the Council of Ministers.

Article 37: Executive Power: the executive power of Nepal shall be vested in the council of Ministers.

What is the difference in who exercises ‘Executive Power’ in the above two Constitutions of Nepal? Keeping this in mind, why do you think Nepal needs a new Constitution today?

[0.0301] The Indian Constitution
Chapter: [0.0301] The Indian Constitution
Concept: Necessity of a Constitution

List the different types of religious practice that you find in your neighborhood. This could be different forms of prayer, worship of different gods, sacred sites, different kinds of religious music and singing etc. Does this indicate freedom of religious practice?

[0.0302] Understanding Secularism
Chapter: [0.0302] Understanding Secularism
Concept: Concept of Secularism

Why do you think our national movement supported the idea that all adults have a right to vote?

[0.030299999999999997] Why Do We Need a Parliament?
Chapter: [0.030299999999999997] Why Do We Need a Parliament?
Concept: Decision of People

Write in your own words what you understand by the term the ‘rule of law’. In your response include a fictitious or real example of a violation of the rule of law.

[0.0304] Understanding Laws
Chapter: [0.0304] Understanding Laws
Concept: Application of Laws to All

State two reasons why historians refute the claim that the British introduced the rule of law in India.

[0.0304] Understanding Laws
Chapter: [0.0304] Understanding Laws
Concept: Application of Laws to All

You read that one of the main functions of the judiciary is ‘upholding the law and Enforcing Fundamental Rights’. Why do you think an independent judiciary is necessary to carry out this important function?

[0.0305] Judiciary
Chapter: [0.0305] Judiciary
Concept: Role of the Judiciary

Write in your own words two or more sentences of what you understand by the word ‘marginalisation’.

[0.030699999999999998] Understanding Marginalisation
Chapter: [0.030699999999999998] Understanding Marginalisation
Concept: Socially Marginalised

Answer the following question.
Why are resources distributed unequally over the Earth?

[0.021] Resources
Chapter: [0.021] Resources
Concept: Types of Resources

Do you think water in Chennai is available to and affordable by all? Discuss.

[0.030899999999999997] Public Facilities
Chapter: [0.030899999999999997] Public Facilities
Concept: Water and the People of Chennai

Answer the following question.
Why are human resources important?

[0.021] Resources
Chapter: [0.021] Resources
Concept: Types of Resources

Tick the correct answer.
Which one of the following is a human-made resource?

[0.021] Resources
Chapter: [0.021] Resources
Concept: Types of Resources

Complete the statement.  
Non-renewable resources are

[0.021] Resources
Chapter: [0.021] Resources
Concept: Types of Resources

Answer the following question.
Write any two reasons for land degradation today.

[0.022000000000000002] Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources
Chapter: [0.022000000000000002] Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources
Concept: Land

Answer the following question.
Why is land considered an important resource?

[0.022000000000000002] Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources
Chapter: [0.022000000000000002] Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources
Concept: Land

State whether true or false:
James Mill divided Indian history into three periods − Hindu, Muslim, Christian.

[0.0101] How, When and Where
Chapter: [0.0101] How, When and Where
Concept: Importance of Dates

Answer the following question.
Name any three common minerals used by you everyday.

[0.023] Mineral and Power Resources
Chapter: [0.023] Mineral and Power Resources
Concept: Types of Minerals

Answer the following questions.
What is an ore? Where are the ores of metallic minerals generally located?

[0.023] Mineral and Power Resources
Chapter: [0.023] Mineral and Power Resources
Concept: Types of Minerals

What is the problem with the periodisation of the Indian history that James Mill offers?

[0.0101] How, When and Where
Chapter: [0.0101] How, When and Where
Concept: Importance of Dates

Distinguish between the following.
Ferrous and non-ferrous minerals

[0.023] Mineral and Power Resources
Chapter: [0.023] Mineral and Power Resources
Concept: Types of Minerals
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