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The Finance Minister submits his resignation a month before the new budget is to be presented in the Parliament.

 

Courses of Action:

I. The resignation should be accepted and another person should be appointed as the Finance Minister.

II. The resignation should not be accepted.

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

Answer:   B) Only II follows

Explanation:

Clearly, an already working Finance Minister shall know better all the plans and resources of the Government and he alone can present a suitable budget. So, course II follows.

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Statement : There has been a significant drop in the water level of all the lakes supplying water to the city.
Courses of action :
a. The water supply authority should impose a partial cut in supply to tackle the situation.
b. The government should appeal to all the residents though mass media for minimal use of water.

A) Only a follows B) Both a & b follows
C) Only b follows D) Neither a nor b follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Both a & b follows

Explanation:

The situation can be tackled by periodic cuts in supply, and urging people to conserve water. So both the courses follow.

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Statement: There has been a significant drop in the water level of all the lakes supplying water to the city.
Courses of action:
a. The water supply authority should impose a partial cut in supply to tackle the situation.
b. The government should appeal to all the residents though mass media for minimal use of water.

A) Only a follows B) Both a & b follows
C) Only b follows D) Neither a nor b follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Both a & b follows

Explanation:

The situation can be tackled by periodic cuts in supply, and urging people to conserve water. So both the courses follow.

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Statement: There was a spurt in criminal activities in the city during the recent festival season.
Courses of action:
a. The police should immediately investigate into the causes of this increase.
b. In future the police should take adequate precaution to avoid recurrence of such situation during festival.
c. The known criminals should be arrested before any such season.

A) Both a and b follows B) Only c follows
C) Only a follows D) Both b and c follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Both a and b follows

Explanation:

The police ought to find out the lackenings in existing security arrangements and make up for these inadequacies to strengthen security and thus prevent criminal activities in the forthcoming festival. So, both a and b follow. Arresting the known criminals does not ensure safety, for a novice can also indulge in crime. So, c does not follow.

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Statement: A large number of students who have passed their XII Std. terminal examination in the country could not get admission to colleges as the number of seats available are grossly inadequate.
Courses of action:
a. The evaluation system of XII Std. terminal examination should be made more tough so that fewer students pass the examination.
b. The Government should encourage the private sector to open new colleges by providing them land at cheaper rate.
c. The rich people should be asked to send their wards to foreign countries for higher studies enabling the needy students to get admission in colleges within the country.

A) only a and b follows B) Only c follows
C) Only b follows D) All a, b & c follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Only b follows

Explanation:

Clearly, reducing the number of aspirants for admission to colleges or sending the students of well-to-do families to foreign countries for higher studies, is no proper solution. So, both I and III do not follow. The right solution is to increase the number of colleges so as t accommodate the increasing number of admission-seekers. So, only II follows.

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Statement: Properly fed and starved monkeys were made to run through a network of paths designed as a puzzle. It was observed that the starved monkeys could not run faster. This proved that the people with lower intelligence in poor countries are a victim of malnutrition.
Course of action:
a. The effects of nutrition on the intelligence of the monkeys is parallel to those on human beings.
b. Captive monkeys are more intelligent than wild monkeys.

A) Only b follows B) Only a follows
C) Both a & b follows D) Neither a nor b follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Only a follows

Explanation:

The proper nourishment will make the monkeys or human beings work properly. So, the course of action I follows. Course of action II does not follow as there is no information about captive or wild monkeys.

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