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A : There is increase in water level of all the water tanks supplying drinking water to the city during the last fornight

B : Most of the trains were cancelled last week due to waterlogging on the tracks.

A) If statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect B) If statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect
C) If both the statements (A) and (B) are independent causes D) If both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of some common cause

Answer:   C) If both the statements (A) and (B) are independent causes

Explanation:

Increase in water level of all water tanks and the problem of water -logging on the tracks are the result of increase of water availability or surplus of water (due to rain). Hence, both the events are effects of the same cause.

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I. Rural and semi-urban areas in the country have been suffering due to load shedding for quite some time.

II. If the Government is not able to overcome the power crisis, load shedding will be extended even to the urban areas.

 

A) Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect B) Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
C) Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes D) Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

Explanation:

The facts given in both the statements are clearly the result of acute power shortage.

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A : ITC, a tobacco company , has decided to withdraw from all sponsorship of sporting activities.

B: The center has decided to bring in legislation for banning sponsoring of sports  and cultural events by tobacco companies.

A) If 'A' is the effect and 'B' is its immediate and principal cause. B) If 'A' is the immediate and principal cause and 'B' is its effect.
C) Both A and B D) None of these
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) None of these

Explanation:

Both are independent events.

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Cause : Govt has recently decided to hike the procurement price of paddy for the rabi crops.

Which of the following will be a possible effect of the above cause?

A) The farmers may be encouraged to cultivate paddy for the rabi season B) The farmers may switch over to other cash crops in their paddy fields
C) There was a drop in production of paddy during Kharif season D) Govt may not increase the procurement price of paddy during the next Kharif season
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) The farmers may be encouraged to cultivate paddy for the rabi season

Explanation:

The very purpose of hiking the procurement price of a crop is encouraging the formers to cultivate it.

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Effect : The temple at the religious site wears a deserted look with the number of devotees trickling down.

Which of the following can be a possible cause of the above effect?

A) A structural engineer had visited the temple a month back and had declared the structure unsafe B) The temple is facing a drastic depletion of its funds which had accumulated over the years due to offerings made by devotees
C) The local corporation decided to donate a huge amount of money to the temple for its renovation D) The village housing the religious site has qualified priests to perform religious ceremonies
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) A structural engineer had visited the temple a month back and had declared the structure unsafe

Explanation:

The engineer's caution may have led to people keeping away from the temple

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Cause : A severe cyclonic storm swept away most part of the state during the last two days.

Which of the following cannot be a possible effect of the above cause?

A) Heavy rainfall was reported in most part of the state during the last two days B) Many people were rendered homeless as their houses were flown away
C) The communication system of the state was severely affected and continues to be out of gear D) Govt has ordered that all the offices and schools should be kept open
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Govt has ordered that all the offices and schools should be kept open

Explanation:

In such a cataclysmic scenario, the govt is likely to order the closure of offices and schools

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