WBCS MAIN PAPER V : INDIAN POLITY - IMP AMENDMENT & CASE LAW AND COMMITTEE & COMMISSION

1.When was the First Amendment Bill passed

(A) 1950 (B) 1952 (C) 1951 (D) 1954

2.When was the Indian Citizenship Act enacted?

(A) 1960 (B) 1949 (C) 1950 (D) 1955

3.Which Amendment deleted the Right to Propery?

(A) 45th Amendment; 1980

(B) 42nd Amendment, 1977

(C) 44th Amendment, 1978

(D) 43rd Amendment, 1978

4. The Tenth Schedule to the Constitution is related to

(A) provisions for administration of Tribal Areas in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram

(B) provisions regarding disqualification on ground of defection.

(C) provisions in relation to the allocation of seats for States and IJnion Territories in the Rajya Sabha

(D) provisions as to the Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes.

5. Which Commission has examined the Centre-State relations?

(A) Sarkaria Commission (B) Sri Krishna Commission (C) Rajamannar Commission (D) Kher Commission

6.Which Committee made recommendations for local Self Government?

(A) Kothari Commission (B) Sarkaria Commission

(C) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee (D) Venkatachaliah Commission

7.When was the Kesavananda Bharti- vs. State of Kerala took place?

(A) 1973 (B) 1983 (C) 1963 (D) 1984

1.Choose the correct Amendment to the Indian Constitution which has delinked the Right to Property from the Chapter on Fundamental Rights.

(A) 43rd Amendment       (B) 44th Amendment         (C) 45th Amendment  (D) 46th Amendment

2.The Constitution (Ninety-second Amendment) Act, 2003, amended the Eighth schedule to the Constitution so as to include Bodo, Dogri, Maithili and Santhali languages, thereby raising the total number of languages listed in the schedule to

(A) 20  (B) 21      (C) 22           (D) 23

3.The 73rd Constitution Amendment Act, 1992 has introduced

(A) a three-tier system of Panchayati Raj for all States, having population of over 20 lakh.

(B) a federal form of Government.

(C) the term 'Socialist' in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution.

(D) reservation of seats for the Anglo-Indian Community in the Parliament.

4.Choose the case in which the Supreme Court by a majority ruled that Parliament could amend any part of the Constitution of India, but it could not alter or destroy 'The basic structure' of the Constitution.

(A) Minerva Mills Case, 1980

(B) Golaknath Case, 1967

(C) Keshavananda Bharati Case, 1973

(D) A. K. Gopalan Case, 1950

5.The Preamble to the Indian Constitution has been amended and the terms 'Socialist', 'Secular' and 'Integrity' have been added by which Amendment Act ? Choose the correct option.

(A) 42nd Amendment Act        (B) 43rd Amendment Act      (C) 45th Amendment Act           (D) 46th Amendment Act

6.Which one of the following Parliamentary Committees consist exclusively of members of the Lok Sabha ?

(A) The Public Accounts Committee.

(B) The Estimates Committee.

(C) The Committee of Public Undertakings.

(D) The Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

7.Which Amendment Act made Sikkim a full-fledged state of India ?

(A) 34th Constitutional Amendment Act

(B) 35th Constitutional Amendment Act

(C) 36th Constitutional Amendment Act

(D) 37th Constitutional Amendment Act

8.Name the Constitutional Amendment Act that was passed to provide free and compulsory education of all children between 6 and 14 years of age.

(A) 86th Amendment Act.    (B) 84th Amendment Act.          (C) 83rd Amendment Act.   (D) 82nd Amendment Act.

9.Which of the following committee suggested incorporating Fundamental Duties in the Indian Constitution ?

(A) Swaran Singh Committee

(B) Narasimhan Committee

(C) Raghavan Committee

(D) Malhotra Committee

10.Which Constitutional Amendment Act discontinued the Anglo-Indian reserved seats in the Parliament and State legislatures ?

(A) 104th Amendment Act.   (B) 103rd Amendment Act.   (C) 102nd Amendment Act.   (D) 101st Amendment Act.

11.Which Amendment introduced a national Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India from July, 2017 ?

(A) 100th Amendment Act    (B) 101st Amendment Act        (C) 102nd Amendment Act           (D) 103rd Amendment Act

12.The Constitution 89th Amendment Act, 2003 established :

(A) Right to Education as the Fundamental Right to all the children under 14 years in India.

(B) The "National Commission for Scheduled Castes" and the "National Commission for Scheduled Tribes".

(C) Reservation of seats for women in local bodies.

(D) Three language policy.

13.The sixty-first Amendment of the Constitution of India, lowered the voting age of elections to the Lok Sabha and to the Legislative Assemblies of States from 21 years to I 8 years in which year ?

(A) 1984          (B) 1987       (C) 1989      (D) 1990

14.The Panchayat system was introduced after this Amendment of the Constitution :

(A) 65th Amendment   (B) 68th Amendment  (C) 72nd Amendment      (D) 73rd Amendment

1."Preamble of our Constitution is of extreme Importance and the Constitution should be read and interpreted in the light of the grand and noble vision expressed in the Preamble." Justice Sikri expressed the above opinion in the case of

(A) In re Kerala Education Bill

(B) A.K. Gopalan v. State of Madras

(C) In re Berubari Union

(D) Keshavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala

2.In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court hold that an amendment of the Constitution under Article 368 was 'law' within the meaning of Article 13 ?

(A) Shankari Prasad v. Union of India

(B) Sajjan Singh v. State of Rajasthan

(C) Golaknath v. State of Punjab

(D) Keshavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala

3.In which of the following cases was it observed that Articles 14, 19 and 21 are not mutually exclusive and they jointly aim at resonableness and fairness ?

(A) Golaknath v. State of Punjab

(B) Jagannath v. Union of India

(C) Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India

(D) Ram Swarup v. Delhi Administration

4.The right to property was dropped from the pair of fundamental rights by the

(A) 24th amendment   (B) 42nd amendment       (C) 44th amendment    (D) None of the above

5.In which of the following cases the doctrine against arbitrariness was incorporated into equality before law by Justice Bhagwati ?

(A) Air India v. Nargesh Mirza

(B) D. K. Bakshi v. Union of India

(C) E.P. Royappa v. State of Tamil Nadu

(D) Pradeep Jain v. Union of India

6.For the first time, which constitutional Amendment made it clear that 'State' in clause (a) to (e) of Article 3 of the constitution includes 'Union Territories' ?.

(A) 17th        (B) 18th              (C) 19th           (D) 20th

7."Excessive reservation would be fraud on Constitution of India" was observed by the Supreme Court in

(A) Ajit Singh v. State of Punjab

(B) Balaji v. State of Mysore

(C) Devdasan v. Union of India

(D) Indira Sawhney v. Union of India

8.When a Court declares certain provisions of an Act invalid, it does not affect the validity of the entire Act, according to

(A) Doctrine of eclipse

(B) Doctrine of prospective overruling

(C) Doctrine of severability

(D) None of the above

9.According to the 86th Constitutional Amendment, 2002, the State shall endeavour to provide early childhood care and education for all children until they complete

(A) age of 3 years      (B) age of 6 years        (C) age of 7 years       (D) age of 12 years

10.The doctrine of prospective overruling was first evolved by Justice Subba Rao in

(A) Golaknath v. State of Punjab

(B) Keshavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala

(C) Sajjan Singh v. State of Rajasthan

(D) Shankari Prasad v. Union of India

11.In which of the following cases has the Supreme Court ruled that the reasons have to be communicated to the Legislature by the Government if the advice of the Public Service Commission has not been accepted ?

(A) Asha. Kaul v. State of Jammu & Kashmir

(B) H. Mukherjee v. Union of India

(C) Jai Shankar Prasad v, State of Bihar

(D) Jagtar Singh v. Director, Central Bureau of Investigation

12.A change in distribution of powers between the Centre and the States can be done by

(A) the Union Government

(B) the States by themselves

(C) amending the Constitution

(D) None of the above

13.Which of the following amendments to the Constitution inserted the words "Nothing in Article 13 shall apply to any amendment made under this Article" in Article 368 ?

(A) 22nd Amendment      (B) 24th Amendment         (C) 42nd Amendment    (D) 44th Amendment

14.When the name of a State is changed or a new State is created the Constitution is required to be amended by the Parliament by a

(A) simple majority as required under Articles 107 and 108.

(B) majority of total members of both the Houses under Article 368.

(C) special majority under Article 368.

(D) special majority after obtaining the opinion of the concerned State Legislature under Article 3.

15.The 42nd Constitutional Amendment did not

(A) add the words 'socialist', 'secular' and 'integrity' to the Preamble.

(B) add fundamental duties.

(C) delete the rights to property clause from Article 19.

(D).amend Article 353 relating to Proclamation of Emergency.

16.Which of the following Constitutional Amendments was enacted to deal with issues of national integration in the 1960s, enabling the State to impose.by law responsible restrictions on the exercise of the fundamental right to freedom guaranteed in Article 19 in the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India ?

(A) 15th Amendment     (B) 16th Amendment           (C) 17th Amendment     (D) State was never given such power

17.Which of the following Amendments added anti-defection provisions in the Constitution ?

(A) 41st Amendment   (B) 42nd Amendment              (C) 43rd Amendment      (D) 52th Amendment

18.Which of the following were not inserted in Part IV of the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment ?

(A) Free legal aid to economically backward classes.

(B) Participation of workers in the management of organization engaged in any industry.

(C) Protection and improvement of environment,

(D) Organisation of Village Panchayats,

19.National Capital Territory of Delhi was constituted by

(A) Ordinance promulgated by the Lieutenant Governor.

(B) Ordinance promulgated by the President.

(C) 71st Amendment.

(D) 69th Amendment.

1.In which case, it was held by the Supreme Court that 'Preamble is the basic feature of the Constitution' ?

(A) In re Keshwananda Bharti     (B) In re Golaknath case   (C) In re Swarn Singh    (D) In re Maneka Gandhi

2.In which of the following cases has the Supreme Court held that primacy should be given to the opinion of other constitutional functions in the matter of appointment of High Court and Supreme Court judges

(A) Keshvananda Bharti case

(B) Special Courts Bills case

(C) Transfer of Judges case

(D) Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association v. Union of India

3.The doctrine of prospective overruling was first evolved by Chief Justice Subba Rao in

(A) Sankari Prasad v. Union of India

(B) Keshvananda Bharti v. State of Kerala

(C) Sajjan Singh v. State of Rajasthan

(D) Golaknath v. State of Punjab

4.In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court hold that an amendment of the Constitution under Article 368 was 'law' within the meaning of Article 13 ?

(A) Shankari Prasad v. Union of India

(B) Keshvananda Bharti v. State of Kerala

(C) Golaknath v. State of Punjab

(D) Sajjan Singh v. State of Rajasthan

5.In which of the following cases, was it held that Articles 14,19 and 21 are not mutually exclusive and jointly aim at reasonableness and fairness ?

(A) Jagan Nath v. Union of India

(B) Golaknath v. State of Punjab

(C) Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India

(D) Ram Swarup v. Delhi Administration

6.In which of the following cases was the new concept of equality under Article 14, i.e., protection against arbitrariness, propagated by Justice Bhagwati ?

(A) D.K. Bakshi v. Union of India

(B) E.P. Royappa v. State of Tamil Nadu

(C) Pradeep Jain v. Union of India

(D) Air India v. Nargeesh Mirza

7.In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court rule that the principle of sovereign immunity will not apply to a proceeding for award of compensation for violation of fundamental rights ?

(A) Rudal Sah v. State of Bihar

(B) Kasturi Lai v. State of U.P.

(C) Bhim Singh v. State of Punjab

(D) Nilabeti Behera v. State of Orissa

8.Arrange the decisions of the Supreme Court on Fundamental Right to personal liberty in the correct chronological sequence :

(1) Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India

(2) A.D.M. Jabalpur v. Shiv Kant Shukla

(3) A.K. Gopalan v. State of Madras

Codes:

(A) 1, 2, 3       (B) 3, 2, 1          (C) 2, 3, 1        (D) 2, 1, 3

9.The 86th Constitutional Amendment in 2002 inserted the provision for the right to education which provides for the obligation of the State to provide free and compulsory education to all children in such manner as the State may, by law, determine. The age of such children should be

(A) 0 to 12 years     (B) 0 to 14 years (C) 7 to 12 years         (D) 12 to 18 years

10.In 1971, a new Article 31C was inserted in the Constitution which provides that a law giving effect to the Directive Principles of State Policy specified in Article 39(b) and (c) will not be void on the ground of contravention of Articles 14,19 or 31. The insertion was made by which of the following Amendments ?

(A) 21st Amendment   (B) 24th Amendment     (C) 25th Amendment             (D) 26th Amendment

11.In which one of the following judgements, the Supreme Court found that "morality and law cannot be equated with each other" ?

(A) P. V. Narsimha Rao v. State

(B) Common Cause v. Union of India

(C) Bennett & Coleman Ltd. v. Union of India

(D) V. V. Shivaprasad v. K. Venkateswarlu

12.Which one of the following judgements is not related to the 'doctrine of separation of powers' ?

(A) State of Rajasthan v. Union of India

(B) Golak Nath v. State of Punjab

(C) Union of India v. Sankatchand

(D) Asif Hameed v. State of Jammu & Kashmir

13."The power of the President to grant pardon is an independent power distinct from judicial power. It is not judiciable on its merits. Only the area and scope of President's power under Article 72 can be examined by the court." This was held by the Supreme Court in

(A) Kehar Singh v. Union of India

(B) State of Punjab v. Joginder Singh

(C) Maru Ram v. Union of India

(D) All of the above

14.Which among the following is popularly known as mercantile law of India ?

(A) Contract Law        (B) Law of Torts           (C) Labour Law            (D) Property Law

1.In the Preamble of the Constitution of India the word 'Secular' was incorporated by

(A) 1st Amendment of the Constitution of India

(B) 15th Amendment of the Constitution of India

(C) 27th Amendment of the Constitution of India

(D) 42nd Amendment of the Constitution of India

2.National Capital Territory of Delhi has been constituted by

(A) 69th Amendment             (B) 75th Amendment               (C) 81st Amendment     (D) 52nd Amendment

3.The first Constitutional Amendment was challenged in the case

(A) Sankari Prasad v. UOI

(B) Sajjan Singh v. State of Rajasthan

(C) A.K. Gopalan v. State of Madras

(D) Golaknath v. State of Punjab

4.Amendment of the Constitution of India are made by exercise of

(A) Constitutional power of the Parliament

(B) Inherent power of the Parliament

(C) Legislative power of the Parliament

(D) Constituent power of the Parliament

5.How many amendments of the constitution have been made till date ?

(A) 99       (B) 100       (C) 101             (D) 102

6.By which amendment Act 'Unity of the Nation' was substituted by 'Unity and integrity of the Nation' in the Preamble of the Constitution ?

(A) 42nd Amendment Act, 1976       (B) 45th Amendment Act, 1980

(C) 44th Amendment Act, 1979           (D) None of the above

7.The Constitution 96th Amendment Act, 2011 altered the language of Oriya in 8th Schedule as

(A) Oriyan       (B) Odiya         (C) Orriya         (D) Odia

8.After the judgment of Minerva Mills v. UOI, the provision of Article 31C means :

(A) All Directive Principles supersede fundamental rights

(B) No Directive Principles can supersede the fundamental rights

(C) The Directive Principles contained in Article 39(a) supersede the fundamental rights

(D) The Directive Principles contained in Article 39(b), (c) supersede the fundamental rights

9.'Provisions relating to fundamental duties cannot be enforced by writs. They can be only promoted by constitutional methods. But they can be used for interpreting ambiguous statutes. In which of the cases was this principle enunciated

(A) Motilal v. State of UP

(B) Civil Rights Committee v. UOI

(C) Head Masters v. UOI

(D) Magan Bhai v. UOI

1.The First Amendment to the Constitution carried out in 1951 sought to provide socio-economic justice to the

citizens-

(A) by securing constitutional validity of thirteen Zamindari Abolition Laws in the 9th schedule.

(B) by laying the ceiling on immovable property which a citizen could hold.

(C) by reserving seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Parliament and state legislatures.

(D) by making provision for compulsory acquisition of property in public interest, with minimum compen­sation.

2.The National Commission for Scheduled Castes was created by -

(A) 87th Amendment               (B) 88th Amendment        (C) 89th Amendment      (D) 92th Amendment

3.Which one of the following amendments of the Constitution abolished the Privy Purses and privileges of the Indian princes ?

(A) 26th Amendment             (B) 28th Amendment               (C) 30th Amendment         (D) 32nd Amendment

4.The concept of the basic structure of the constitution propounded in the Keshavanand Bharati case was further elaborated and strengthened in-

(A) Indira Gandhi Vs Raj Narain case

(B) Minerva Mills case

(C) Both (A) And (B)

(D) None of the Above

5.Which amendment authorised the govt, to fill the backlog of vacancies for the Scheduled Castes (15%) and Scheduled Tribes (71/2%) as these two vacancies are to be treated as a separate class of vacancies to be filled in any succeeding year or years ?

(A) 81st            (B) 85th           (C) 86th        (D) None of the above

6.Which amendment empowered the state to make Provisions for reservation in promotion in government jobs in favour of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ?

(A) 74th Amendment               (B) 75th Amendment        (C) 77th Amendment   (D) None of the above

7.Which one of the following amendments was concerned with the extension of reservation of seats tor the Scheduled Castes ?

(A) Eighth Amendment        (B) 23rd Amendment                 (C) 45th Amendment         (D) All of the above

8.Which one of the following amendment of the Constitution did away with the privileges and concessions enjoyed by

the I.C.S. Officers ?

(A) 24th Amendment      (B) 28th Amendment          (C) 29th Amendment  (D) 42th Amendment

9.The Assam Reorganization Act. 1969 created which of the following state / states ?

(A) Meghalaya only    (B) Meghalaya and mizoram  (C) Mizoram only              (D) Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland

10.Which of the following were added to the list of Union Territories in North-eastern Reorganization Act of 1971 ?

(A) Mizoram

(B) Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh

(C) Sikim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh

(D) Tripura and Mizoram

11.Which among the following act is the latest ?

(A) The Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh (transfer of Territories) Act.

(B) Bihar Reorganization Act.

(C) Uttar Pradesh Reorganization Act.

(D) Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act.

12.Rajaji Formula was suggested by C. Rajagopalachari in 1944 primarily with a view to-

(A) resolve the political deadlock in the country.

(B) seek the withdrawal of communal electorates.

(C) secure greater weightage for the Congress in provincial govt.

(D) impress on the government to withdraw from India within a year of the close of Second World War.

13.Which one of the following writs is issued by a higher court asking the lower court to send the record of a particular case to it on the ground that it is not competent to decide the case ?

(A) Habeas Corpus      (B) Quo Warranto         (C) Certiorari             (D) Mandamus

14.Which amendment accorded statutory status to the Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ?

(A) 64th        (B) 65th              (C) 68th           (D) 70th

15.Which one of the following amendments of the Constitution, is related with right to private property ?

(A) First Amendment       (B) Fourth Amendment      (C) Seventeenth Amendment     (D) All of the above

16.Which one of the following amendments sought to overcome the restrictions on the powers of the Parliament to amend the Fundamental Rights (as per decision of Supreme Court in Golak Nath case) ?

(A) 23rd Amendment       (B) 24th Amendment         (G) 25th Amendment    (D) None of the above

17.Which of the following article was omitted from the Indian constitution by the 80th Amendment bill ?

(A) Article 268             (B) Article 269             (C) Article 270        (D) Article 272

18.Which of the following acts later led to creation of Zonal Councils ?

(A) Government of India Act, 1935

(B) Indian Independence Act, 1947

(C) People's Representation Act, 1950

(D) States Reorganization Act, 1956

19.Which among the following committees recommended to set up an "Equal Opportunity Commission'' ?

(A) Sarkaria Commission         (B) Sachar Committee

(C) Bhagawati Committee       (D) Chawla Committee

20.The 59th Constitutional Amendment act was intended to-

(A) Curb political defection

(B) Impose emergency in Punjab

(C) Prevent the practice of Sati

(D) Prevent communal disturbance

21.Supreme Court of India has given a landmark guideline spelled out the restrictions on the Union Government's

power to dismiss a state government as per the Article 356 of the Indian Constitution in which of the following case ?

(A) Minerva Mills Case       (B) S.R. Bommai Case               (C) Sajjan Singh Case         (D) Golaknath Case

1.To reduce the mounting arrears in High Courts and to secure the speedy disposal of service matters, revenue matters and certain other matters of special importance in the context of the socio-economic development and progress which amendment to the Constitution of India provides for administrative and other tribunals for dealing with the above matter ?

(A) 41st Amendment        (B) 42nd Amendment        (C) 43rd Amendment     (D) 44th Amendment

2.Which Constitutional Amendment Act, provided reservation in admissions in private un-aided educational institutions for students belong to Scheduled Caste/Tribes and other Backward Classes ?

(A) 92nd Amendment Act        (B) 93rd Amendment Act

(C) 94th Amendment Act         (D) 95th Amendment Act

3.The voting age in India was reduced from 21 years to 18 years by the

(A) 61st Amendment Act       (B) 63 rd Amendment Act

(C) 64th Amendment Act         (D) 69th Amendment Act

4.Defection to another party after election was made illegal by the :

(A) 52nd Amendment Act      (B) 53rd Amendment Act

(C) 54th amendment Act         (D) 55th Amendment Act

5.Choose the amendment to the Constitution of India that increased the elective strength of the Lok Sabha from 525 to 545

(A) 31st Amendment Act          (B) 30th Amendment Act

(C) 25th Amendment Act         (D) 21st Amendment Act

6.The 53rd Amendment to the Indian Constitution in 1986 inserted a new Article conferring full statehood on :

(A) Mizoram                (B) Tripura       (C) Meghalaya             (D) Nagaland

7.The preamble to the Indian Constitution was amended in which year ?

(A) 1974          (B) 1975         (C) 1976                (D) 1977

8.Which Amendment to the Indian Constitution added that the President can sent the advice of the Council of Ministers back for reconsideration once and if the Council of Ministers sends the same advice again to the President then the president must accept it ?

(A) 44th Amendment             (B) 43rd Amendment               (C) 42nd Amendment    (D) 41st Amendment

9.In which case did the Supreme Court of India hold in a majority judgement that the Fundamental Rights could not by their very nature be subject to amendment by Parliament ?

(A) Minerva Mills Case 1980       (B) Golaknath Case 1967

(C) Keshavananda Bharati Case 1973            (D) Champakam Dorairajan Case 1951

10.The Eighty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution of India altered a Directive Principle of the Constitution to provide for :

(A) Early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years

(B) The state to provide free legal aid

(C) Encouraging village panchayats

(D) Prohibiting intoxicating drinks and drugs injurious to health

1.Which one of the following amendments added the word 'Secular' to the preamble of the Indian Constitution

(A) 44th Amendment        (B) 42nd Amendment         (C) 43rd Amendment    (D) 45th Amendment

2.The verdict by the Supreme Court that the original (basic) structure of the Constitution cannot be amended was given in which case ?

(A) Sajjan Singh case              (B) Minerva Mills case

(C) GolakNath's case          (D) Keshvananda Bharati case

3.The first Election Commissioner of India was :

(A) S.S. Verma            (B) B.C.Roy       (C) Sukumar Sen      (D) H. J. Kania

4.Sarkaria Commission was set up in the year :

(A) 1982         (B) 1983                       (C) 1984          (D) 1985

5.Identify the correct chronological order of the following landmark judgement by the Supreme Court :

(i) Minerva Mills case

(ii) Golak Nath case

(iii) A. K. Gopalam case

(iv) Ninth Schedule of the Constitution case

(A) (iv), (ii), (iii), (i)       (B) (iii), (iv), (i), (ii)       (C) (iii), (i), (ii), (iv)        (D) (iii), (ii), (i), (iv)

 

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