SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    With reference to the first Interim National Government, consider the following statements:
    1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was designated as the Vice- President of Viceroy's Executive Council.
    2. Syed Ali Zaheer and Sir Shafat Ahmed Khan joined the Viceroy's Executive Council later as the representatives of the Muslim League. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 only 

    B)  2 only

    C)  Both 1 and 2    

    D)  neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Viceroy's Executive Council became the executive branch of the interim government. Originally headed by the Viceroy of India, it was transformed into a council of ministers, with the powers of a prime minister bestowed on the vice-president of the Council, a position held by the Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru. After independence all members would be Indians, apart from the Viceroy, in August to become the Governor-General, Lord Mountbatten, who would hold only a ceremonial position, and the Commander-in-Chief, India. The senior Congress leader Vallabhbhai Patel held the second-most powerful position in the Council, heading the Department of Home Affairs, Department of Information and Broadcasting. Upon the Muslim League joining the interim government, the second highest-ranking League politician, Liaquat Ali Khan, became the head of the Department of Finance.

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