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The Committee has criticized the Institute for its failure to implement a dozen of regular programmes despite an increase in the staff strength and not drawing up a firm action plan for studies and research.

 

Courses of Action:

I.The broad objectives of the Institute should be redefined to implement a practical action plan.

II.The Institute should give a report on reasons for not having implemented the planned programmes.

A) Only I follows B) Only II follows
C) Neither I nor II follows D) Both I and II follow

Answer:   D) Both I and II follow

Explanation:

The problem is that despite an increase in staff strength, the Institute has failed in its objective of implementing its plan. So, either there should be reasons for the lackening or the plans are a failure and must be revised for practical implementation. Thus, both the courses follow.

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Cell phone users have found that tariff plans are not as attractive as promoted by telecom companies and complained to regulatory authority about the same.

 

Courses of action:

I. The regulatory authority should direct telecom companies to be trasparent on the tariff structure of all plans

II. The government should restrict the number of telecom companies operating in the country.

A) If only course of action I follows B) If only course of action II follows
C) If either course of action I or II follows D) If both courses of action I and II follow
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) If only course of action I follows

Explanation:

Being " not as attractive as promoted " is a clear case of  hiding things. Hence " transparency " is the answer to the problem and I folloes. II goes against the spirit of free market and is not relevant to the problem either.

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Indigenous tribes living near Amazon forests are cutting down trees to cover their basic needs , thus severely affecting the ecological balance in the area.

 

Courses of action:

I. All the tribes living near the Amazon rain forests Should be forced to shift to urban areas of the country.

II. The tribes should be allowed to continue doing so as they cut down trees for their basic needs and not for commercial purposes.

A) If only course of action I follows B) If only course of action II follows
C) If either course of action I or II follows D) If both courses of action I and II follow
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) If both courses of action I and II follow

Explanation:

I is simply absurd. But even II is not the solution.

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Water table in most parts of the State has gone down to such a level that its extraction for irrigation purposes is not economical any more.

 

Courses of action:

I. Extraction of ground water for any purpose in the State should be banned for some time in order to replenish the water table.

II. The Government should make provisions for alternative methods of irrigation so that the farmers are not compelled to use ground water.

A) If only course of action I follows B) If only course of action II follows
C) If either course of action I or II follows D) If both courses of action I and II follow
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) If only course of action II follows

Explanation:

I is impractical. Water is essential for life to go on. II is sensible, especially when using ground water is proving to be uneconomical

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The number of dropouts in govt schools has significantly increased in the urban areas over the past few years. 

 

Courses of action:

I. The govt should immediately close down all such schools in the urban areas where the dropout goes beyond 20 per cent

II. The parents of all the students who dropped out of the govt schools in urban areas should be punished.

A) If only course of action I follows B) If only course of action II follows
C) If either course of action I or II follows D) If both courses of action I and II follow
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) If both courses of action I and II follow

Explanation:

Both are extreme courses of action.

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Increasing levels of air pollution is creating health hazards for people living in the cities.

 

Courses of action:

I. All Industries should be shifted to the outskirts of the cities

II. Transport authorities should take steps for converting all public transport vehicles to run on CNG

A) If only course of action I follows B) If only course of action II follows
C) If either course of action I or II follows D) If both courses of action I and II follow
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) If both courses of action I and II follow

Explanation:
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