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Course of Action MCQ Questions & Answers

Course of Action MCQs : This section focuses on the "Course of Action". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Course of Action skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

Statement : Some strains of mosquito have become resistant to chloroquine - the widely used medicine for malaria patients. Courses of Action : I. Selling of chloroquine should be stopped. II. Researchers should develop a new medicine for patients affected by such mosquitoes. III. All the patients suffering from malaria should be checked for identification of causal mosquito.

A. None follows
B. Only I and III follow
C. All follow
D. Only II and III follow

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Question 2

Statement : A large number of people die every year due to drinking polluted water during the summer. Courses of Action : I. The government should make adequate arrangements to provide safe drinking water to all its citizens. II. The people should be educated about the dangers of drinking polluted water.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 3

Statement : Youngsters are often found staring at obscene posters. Courses of Action : I. Children should be punished and penalized if they are found doing so. II. Any display of such material should be banned.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 4

Statement: The kharif crops have been affected by the insects for consecutive three years in the district and the farmers harvested less than fifty percent of produce during these years. Courses of Action: I. The farmers should seek measures to control the attack of insects to protect their crops next year. II. The Government should increase the support price of kharif crops considerably to protect the economic interests of farmers.

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

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Question 5

Statement : Number of dropouts from the municipal schools has significantly increased after withdrawal of mid-day meal scheme. Courses of Action : I. The government should reconsider its decision of withdrawal of midday meal scheme. II. The government should close down some of the municipal schools. III. The government should carry out a detailed study to find out the reasons for school dropouts.

A. None follows
B. Only I follows
C. Only I and III follow
D. Only II and III follow

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Question 6

Statement : It is necessary to adopt suitable measures to prevent repetition of bad debts by learning from the past experiences of mounting non-performing assets of banks. Courses of Action : I. Before granting loan to customers their eligibility for loan should be evaluated strictly. II. To ensure the payment of instalments of loan, the work, for which loan was granted, should be supervised minutely on regular basis.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 7

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 : I. The evaluation system of XII Std. terminal examination should be made more tough so that fewer students pass the examination. II. The Government should encourage the private sector to open new colleges by providing them land at cheaper rate. III. 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 I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only I and II follow
D. Only II and III follow

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Question 8

Statement : The employees union of the Municipal Corporation has decided to strike work for indefinite period in protest against the management's refusal to grant bonus. Courses of Action : I. The government should immediately pay ex-gratia grant to the Municipal Corporation to grant bonus to its employees. II. The striking employees should be persuaded to defer the strike notice.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 9

Statement: As many as ten coaches of a passenger train have derailed and blocked both pairs of the railway tracks. Courses of Action: I. The railway authorities should immediately send men and equipment to the spot to clear the railway tracks. II. All the trains running in both the directions should be diverted to other routes.

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

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Question 10

Statement : The kharif crops have been affected by the insects for consecutive three years in the district and the farmers harvested less than fifty percent of produce during these years. Courses of Action : I. The farmers should seek measures to control the attack of insects to protect their crops next year. II. The Government should increase the support price of kharif crops considerably to protect the economic interests of farmers.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 11

Statement: Every year, at the beginning or at the end of the monsoons, we have some cases of conjunctivitis, but this year, it seems to be a major epidemic, witnessed after nearly four years. Courses of Action: I. Precautionary measures should be taken after every four years to check this epidemic. II. People should be advised to drink boiled water during rainy season.

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

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Question 12

Statement : The availability of imported fruits has increased in the indigenous market and so the demand for indigenous fruits has been decreased. Courses of Action : I. To help the indigenous producers of fruits, the Government should impose high import duty on these fruits, even if these are not of good quality. II. The fruit vendors should stop selling imported fruits. So that the demand for indigenous fruits would be increased.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 13

Statement : According to the officials, paucity of funds with the organisation has led to the pathetic condition of this brilliant architectural structure. Courses of Action : I. A new architectural structure for the building should be designed. II. The reasons for the poor condition of the structure should be found out. III. Grant should be given to improve the condition of the structure.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Only II and III follow

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Question 14

Statement : The air and rail services have been severely disrupted due to thick fog in the northern part of the country. Courses of Action : I. The rail and air services should be temporarily suspended in the region. II. People should be advised to make their travel plan keeping in mind the probable disruption resulting in delay or cancellation of services. III. The government should immediately install modern machines which will enable it to guide the rail and air services even if the thick fog develops.

A. Only II follows
B. Only III follows
C. Only II and III follow
D. All follow

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Question 15

Statement : Lack of coordination between the University, its colleges and various authorities has resulted in students ousted from one college seeking migration to another. Courses of Action : I. If a student is ousted from a college, the information should be sent to all the other colleges of the University II. The admissions to all the colleges of the University should be handled by the University directly. III. A separate section should be made for taking strict action against students indulging in anti-social activities.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Only I and III follow

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Question 16

Statement : A very large number of students have failed in the final high school examination due to faulty questions in one of the subjects. Courses of Action : I. All the students who have failed in the subject should be allowed to take supplementary examination. II. All those who are responsible for the error should be suspended and an enquiry should be initiated to find out the facts.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 17

Statement : It is reported that though Vitamin E present in fresh fruits and vegetables is beneficial for human body, capsule Vitamin E does not have the same effect on human body. Courses of Action : I. The sale of capsule Vitamin E should be banned. II. People should be encouraged to take fresh fruits and vegetables to meet the body's requirement of Vitamin E.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 18

Statement : Doordarshan is concerned about the quality of its programmes particularly in view of stiff competition it is facing from STAR and other satellite TV channels and is contemplating various measures to attract talent for its programmes. Courses of Action : I. In an effort to attract talent, the Doordarshan has decided to revise its fee structure for the artists. II. The fee structure should not be revised until other electronic media also revise it.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 19

Statement : As many as ten coaches of a passenger train have derailed and blocked both pairs of the railway tracks. Courses of Action : I. The railway authorities should immediately send men and equipment to the spot to clear the railway tracks. II. All the trains running in both the directions should be diverted to other routes.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 20

Statement: Every year large number of devotees dies due to severe cold on their way to the shrine located at the top of the mountain range. Courses of Action: I. The devotees should be discouraged to visit the shrine without having proper warm clothes and other amenities. II. The government should provide warm clothes and shelter to all the devotees visiting the shrine.

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

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Question 21

Statement : Some serious blunders were detected in the Accounts section of a factory. Courses of Action : I. An efficient team of auditors should be appointed to check the Accounts. II. A show cause notice should be issued to all the employees involved in the irregularity.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 22

Statement : The meteorological department has reported that a severe storm is likely to hit the city during the next forty-eight hours. Courses of Action : I. The administration should advise all the business and educational establishments to close down for two days. II. The administration should not make the information public as it could create panic among the residents of the city. III. The administration should activate its disaster management program to tackle any possible emergency situation.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only III follows
C. Only II and III follow
D. Only I and III follow

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Question 23

Statement : There is a substantial increase in the number of accidents causing deaths and severe injuries due to malfunctioning of the traffic signals. Courses of Action : I. The traffic police should immediately post traffic personnel at the junctions. II. The signal system should immediately be repaired or replaced.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 24

Statement : Most of those who study in premier engineering colleges in India migrate to developed nations for better prospects in their professional pursuits. Courses of Action : I. All the students joining these colleges should be asked to sign a bond at the time of admission to the effect that they will remain in India at least for ten years after they complete education. II. All those students who desire to settle in the developed nations should be asked to pay entire cost of their education which the government subsidises.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 25

Statement : Incessant rain for the past several days has posed the problem of overflowing and flood as the river bed is full of silt and mud. Courses of Action : I. The people residing near the river should be shifted to a safe place. II. The people should be made aware about the imminent danger over radio/television. III. The silt and mud from the river bed should be cleared immediately after the receding of the water level.

A. Only I follows
B. Only I and ll follow
C. Only II and III follow
D. None of the above

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Question 26

Statement: The cinema halls are incurring heavy losses these days as people prefer to watch movies in home on TV than to visit cinema halls. Courses of Action: I. The cinema halls should be demolished and residential multi-storey buildings should be constructed there. II. The cinema halls should be converted into shopping malls.

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

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Question 27

Statement : The day time temperatures in this summer have been four to five degree Celsius above the normal temperature across the country. Courses of Action : I. All the district headquarters should be alerted to send prompt reports of death due to heat waves in their jurisdiction. II. The Government machinery should be put on high alert and provided with necessary equipments to prevent any untoward incident. III. The Government should make necessary arrangements to provide drinking water in all the areas affected due to extreme heat waves.

A. Only I follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. All follow
D. None of the above

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Question 28

Statement: The Central Bureau of Investigation receives the complaint of an officer taking bribe to do the duty he is supposed to. Courses of Action: I. CBI should try to catch the officer red-handed and then take a strict action against him. II. CBI should wait for some more complaints about the officer to be sure about the matter.

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

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Question 29

Statement: A large number of people die every year due to drinking polluted water during the summer. Courses of Action: I. The government should make adequate arrangements to provide safe drinking water to all its citizens. II. The people should be educated about the dangers of drinking polluted water.

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

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Question 30

Statement : Without the active cooperation between the proprietor and the employees of the mill, it cannot remain a profitable concern for long. Courses of Action : I. The mill should be closed down. II. The workers should be asked to cooperate with the owners. III. The owners should be asked to cooperate with the employees.

A. None follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. All follow
D. Only II and III follow

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Question 31

Statement : In the city, over 75 percent of the people are living in slums and sub-standard houses which is a reflection on the housing and urban development policies of the Government. Courses of Action : I. There should be a separate department looking after housing and urban development. II. The policies in regard to urban housing should be reviewed. III. The policies regarding rural housing should also be reviewed so that such problems could be avoided in rural areas.

A. Only I follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only II follows
D. Either II or III follows

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Question 32

Statement: 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

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Question 33

Statement : Due to substantial reduction in fares by different airline services, large number of passengers so far travelling by upper classes in trains have switched over to airline services. Courses of Action : I. The railways should immediately reduce the fare structure of the upper classes substantially to retain its passengers. II. The railways should reduce the capacity of upper classes in all the trains to avoid loss.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 34

Statement : A mass mortality of shrimps in ponds on entire Andhra coast has recently been reported due to the presence of a virus. Courses of Action : I. The water of the ponds affected should immediately be treated for identifying the nature of the virus. II. The catching of shrimps from the ponds should temporarily be stopped. III. The fishermen should be asked to watch for the onset of such phenomenon in nature.

A. Only I follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. All follow
D. Only II and III follow

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Question 35

Statement: Severe drought is reported to have set in several parts of the country. Courses of Action: I. Government should immediately make arrangement for providing financial assistance to those affected. II. Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 36

Statement : Courts take too long in deciding important disputes of various departments. Courses of Action : I. Courts should be ordered to speed up matters. II. Special powers should be granted to officers to settle disputes concerning their department.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 37

Statement : It has been reported by one of the TV channels that the answer papers of Board examination of one State are evaluated by students studying in the same standard with the help of model answers as instructed by the examiners. Courses of Action : I. All such examiners should be immediately suspended from their official positions. II. All such papers evaluated by the students should be immediately confiscated and got evaluated by qualified teachers. III. The Board should explore possibilities even though they are remote, of getting the answer papers of this examination evaluated by computerised machines.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Only I and II follow

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Question 38

Statement: As stated in the recent census report the female to male ratio is alarmingly low. Courses of Action: I. The government should conduct another census to verify the results. II. The government should immediately issue orders to all the departments to encourage people to improve the ratio.

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

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Question 39

Statement : There have been quite a few incidents of highway robbery on the super expressway between cities A and B during recent months. Courses of Action : I. The local administration should immediately set up police tickets along the expressway to prevent robbery. II. The local administration should immediately close down the expressway till the robbers are apprehended. III. More and more people should be given training on how to tackle with the robbers.

A. Only I follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow

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Question 40

Statement : 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. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 41

Statement : Since its launching in 1981, Vayudoot has so far accumulated losses amounting to Rs 153 crore. Courses of Action : I. Vayudoot should be directed to reduce wasteful expenditure and to increase passenger fare. II. An amount of about Rs 300 crore should be provided to Vayudoot to make the airliner economically viable.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 42

Statement : The car dealer found that there was a tremendous response for the new XYZ's car-booking with long queues of people complaining about the duration of business hours and arrangements. Courses of Action : I. People should make their arrangement of lunch and snacks while going for car XYZ's booking and be ready to spend several hours. II. Arrangement should be made for more booking desks and increased business hours to serve more people in less time.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 43

Statement : There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of successful candidates in this year's School Leaving Certificate Examination. Courses of Action : I. The government should make arrangements to increase number of seats of intermediate courses in existing colleges. II. The government should take active steps to open new colleges to accommodate all these successful candidates.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 44

Statement : A large number of students are reported to be dropping out of school in villages as their parents want their children to help them in farms. Courses of Action : I. The government should immediately launch a programme to create awareness among the farmers about the value of education. II. The government should offer incentives to those farmers whose children remain in schools. III. Education should be made compulsory for all children up to the age of 14 and their employment banned.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow

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Question 45

Statement : There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of requests for berths in most of the long distance trains during the current holiday season. Courses of Action : I. The railway authority should immediately increase the capacity in each of these trains by attaching additional coaches. II. The people seeking accommodation should be advised to make their travel plan after the holiday.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 46

Statement : Certain mining industries in Gujarat may come to a standstill because of the notification issued by the Department of Environment and Forest banning mining operations and industries alike within 25 kms of National Park, the game sanctuary and reserve forest areas. Courses of Action : I. The Department should be asked to immediately withdraw the notification. II. The Government should make effort to shift the parks, sanctuaries and reserve forests to other non-mining areas.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 47

Statement : 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. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 48

Statement : Over 27,000 bonded labourers identified and freed are still awaiting rehabilitation. Courses of Action : I. More cases of bonded labourers should be identified. II. Till the proper rehabilitation facilities are available, the bonded labourers should not be freed. III. The impediments in the way of speedy and proper rehabilitation of bonded labourers should be removed.

A. None follows
B. Only I follows
C. Only II follows
D. Only III follows

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Question 49

Statement : The killer entric fever has so far claimed 100 lives in some tribal villages in M.P. during the past three weeks. Courses of Action : I. The residents of these villages should immediately be shifted to a non-infected area. II. The Government should immediately send a medical squad to this area to restrict spread of the killer disease.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 50

Statement : As stated in the recent census report the female to male ratio is alarmingly low. Courses of Action : I. The government should conduct another census to verify the results. II. The government should immediately issue orders to all the departments to encourage people to improve the ratio.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 51

Statement : Researchers are feeling agitated as libraries are not equipped to provide the right information to the right users at the right time in the required format. Even the users are riot aware about the various services available for them. Courses of Action : I. All the information available to the libraries should be computerised to provide faster services to the users. II. Library staff should be trained in computer operations.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 52

Statement: Exporters in the capital are alleging that commercial banks are violating a Reserve Bank of India directive to operate a post shipment export credit denominated in foreign currency at international rates from January this year. Courses of Action: I. The officers concerned in the commercial banks are to be suspended. II. The RBI should be asked to stop giving such directives to commercial banks.

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

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Question 53

Statement : A large number of people visiting India from country X have been tested positive for carrying viruses of a killer disease. Courses of Action : I. The government of India should immediately put a complete ban on people coming to India from country X including those Indians who are settled in country X. II. The government of India should immediately set up detection centres at all its airports and seaports to identify and quarantine those who are tested positive.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 54

Statement: There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of requests for berths in most of the long distance trains during the current holiday season. Courses of Action: I. The railway authority should immediately increase the capacity in each of these trains by attaching additional coaches. II. The people seeking accommodation should be advised to make their travel plan after the holiday.

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

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Question 55

Statement : A large number of engineering graduates in the country are not in a position to have gainful employment at present and the number of such engineers is likely to grow in the future. Courses of Action : I. The government should launch attractive employment generation schemes and encourage these graduates to opt for such schemes to use their expertise and knowledge effectively. II. This happened due to proliferation of engineering colleges in the country and thereby lowered the quality of the engineering graduates. Those colleges which are not equipped to impart quality education should be closed down.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 56

Statement : Besides looks and appearances, it is also important to develop oneself from within. Courses of Action : I. One should not pay attention to fashion. II. One should pay attention to fashion. III. Books on self-development should be encouraged.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Only I and III follow

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Question 57

Statement : People residing in some tribal areas are far from education. Courses of Action : I. Government should render all help to the NGOs to open schools there. II. A mass awareness programme must be initiated in these areas. III. Social workers should be entrusted with the job of educating them.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. Only either I or III, and II follow

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Question 58

Statement : Every year, at the beginning or at the end of the monsoons, we have some cases of conjunctivitis, but this year, it seems to be a major epidemic, witnessed after nearly four years. Courses of Action : I. Precautionary measures should be taken after every four years to check this epidemic. II. People should be advised to drink boiled water during rainy season.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 59

Statement : Exporters in the capital are alleging that commercial banks are violating a Reserve Bank of India directive to operate a post shipment export credit denominated in foreign currency at international rates from January this year. Courses of Action : I. The officers concerned in the commercial banks are to be suspended. II. The RBI should be asked to stop giving such directives to commercial banks.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 60

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

A. None follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only II and III follow
D. All follows

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Question 61

Statement : In spite of the Principal's repeated warnings, a child was caught exploding crackers secretly in the school. Courses of Action : I. All the crackers should be taken away from the child and he should be threatened not to do it again. II. The child should be severely punished for his wrong act.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 62

Statement : There has been an unprecedented increase in use of malpractices by the students during various examinations held in the country this year. Courses of Action : I. All the concerned authorities conducting these examinations should immediately take effective measures to curb this menace. II. All those students who are detected to have used unfair means should be debarred from appearing in any of these examinations for the next three years. III. Using unfair means should immediately be made cognizable offence by passing necessary legislations.

A. Only I follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only II and III follow
D. Only I and III follow

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Question 63

Statement : Any further increase in the pollution level in the city by way of industrial effluents and automobile exhaustions would pose a severe threat to the inhabitants. Courses of Action : I. All the factories in the city should immediately be closed down. II. The automobiles should not be allowed to ply on the road for more than four hours a day. III. The Government should restrict the issue of fresh licences to factories and automobiles.

A. None follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. All follows

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Question 64

Statement : The Government has decided not to provide financial support to voluntary organisations from next Five Year Plan and has communicated that all such organisations should raise funds to meet their financial needs. Courses of Action : I. Voluntary organisations should collaborate with foreign agencies. II. They should explore other sources of financial support.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 65

Statement : The Deputy Mayor of city Z has proposed to install a plant of mineral water and to supply citizen's mineral water bottles at Rs. 6 per litre as against Rs. 10 per litre being sold by local private companies. Courses of Action : I. The local private companies of city Z will have to close their operation. II. The Corporation of city Z will have to provide for losses in this project in its budget. III. The tap water schemes of city Z will have to be stopped.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. None of the above

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Question 66

Statement: One of the problems facing the food processing industry is the irregular supply of raw material. The producers of raw material are not getting a reasonable price. Courses of Action: I. The government should regulate the supply of raw material to other industries also. II. The government should announce an attractive package to ensure regular supply of raw material for food processing industry.

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

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Question 67

Statement : There has been large number of cases of internet hacking in the recent months creating panic among the internet users. Courses of Action : I. The government machinery should make an all out effort to nab those who are responsible and put them behind bars. II. The internet users should be advised to stay away from using internet till the culprits are caught.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 68

Statement : There has been unprecedented increase in the prices of essential commodities during the past few days due to the strike call given by the transporters association. Courses of Action : I. The transporters' association should be ordered by the government to immediately withdraw strike call or else they will face severe consequences. II. The government should immediately make alternative arrangements to ensure adequate supply of essential commodities in the market. III. The government should immediately declare the strike illegal and put all those responsible for the strike behind the bars.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow

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Question 69

Statement: The Asian Development Bank has approved a $285 million loan to finance a project to construct coal ports by Paradip and Madras Port Trusts. Courses of Action: I. India should use financial assistance from other international financial organisations to develop such ports in other places. II. India should not seek such financial assistance from the international financial agencies.

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

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Question 70

Statement: Duty free technology parks where foreign firms can manufacture electronic hardware components are proposed to be established at various places in the country. Courses of Action: I. Government should immediately implement the proposal to augment the foreign currency reserve by exporting the products. II. Government should not implement the proposal as it will hinder indigenous production of hardware components.

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

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Question 71

Statement: The Government has decided not to provide financial support to voluntary organisations from next Five Year Plan and has communicated that all such organisations should raise funds to meet their financial needs. Courses of Action: I. Voluntary organisations should collaborate with foreign agencies. II. They should explore other sources of financial support.

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

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Question 72

Statement : It is estimated that about twenty lakh people will visit the city during the ensuing festival. Courses of Action : I. The civic authority should monitor the crowd and restrict entry of the people beyond a manageable number. II. The local police authority should be put on high alert to maintain law and order during the festival. III. All the hospitals in the city should be put on high alert in case of any eventuality.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow

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Question 73

Statement: It is reported that though Vitamin E present in fresh fruits and vegetables is beneficial for human body, capsule Vitamin E does not have the same effect on human body. Courses of Action: I. The sale of capsule Vitamin E should be banned. II. People should be encouraged to take fresh fruits and vegetables to meet the body's requirement of Vitamin E.

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

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Question 74

Statement : Most of the development plans develop in papers only. Courses of Action : I. The in-charges should be instructed to supervise the field-work regularly. II. The supply of paper to such departments should be cut short.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 75

Statement: The vegetable traders feel that the prices of onion will again go up shortly in the State 'P' Courses of Action: I. The 'P' State Government should purchase and store sufficient quantity of onion in advance to control prices. II. The 'F' State Government should make available network of fair price shops for the sale of onions during the period of shortage.

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

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Question 76

Statement: India has been continuously experiencing military threats from its neighbouring countries. Courses of Action: I. India should engage into an all out war to stop the nagging threats. II. India should get the neighbours into a serious dialogue to reduce the tension at its borders.

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

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Question 77

Statement : The vegetable traders feel that the prices of onion will again go up shortly in the State 'P' Courses of Action : I. The 'P' State Government should purchase and store sufficient quantity of onion in advance to control prices. II. The 'P' State Government should make available network of fair price shops for the sale of onions during the period of shortage.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 78

Statement: Orissa and Andhra Pradesh have agreed in principle to set up a joint control board for better control, management and productivity of several inter-state multipurpose projects. Courses of Action: I. Other neighbouring states should set up such control boards. II. The proposed control board should not be allowed to function as such joint boards are always ineffective.

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

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Question 79

Statement: A recent study shows that children below five die in the cities of the developing countries mainly from diarrhoea and parasitic intestinal worms. Courses of Action: I. Governments of the developing countries should take adequate measures to improve the hygienic conditions in the cities. II. Children below five years in the cities of the developing countries need to be kept under periodic medical check-up.

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

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Question 80

Statement : Duty free technology parks where foreign firms can manufacture electronic hardware components are proposed to be established at various places in the country. Courses of Action : I. Government should immediately implement the proposal to augment the foreign currency reserve by exporting the products. II. Government should not implement the proposal as it will hinder indigenous production of hardware components.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 81

Statement: On an average, about twenty people are run over by trains and die every day while crossing the railway tracks through the level crossing. Courses of Action: I. The railway authorities should be instructed to close all the level crossings. II. Those who are found crossing the tracks, when the gates are closed, should be fined heavily

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 82

Statement : The Chairman stressed the need for making education system more flexible and regretted that the curriculum has not been revised in keeping with the pace of the changes taking place. Courses of Action : I. Curriculum should be reviewed and revised periodically. II. System of education should be made more flexible.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 83

Statement : The Management of School M has decided to give free breakfast from next academic year to all the students in its primary section through its canteen even though they will not get any government grant. Courses of Action : I. The school will have to admit many poor students who will seek admission for the next academic year. II. The canteen facilities and utensils have to be checked and new purchases to be made to equip it properly. III. Funds will have to be raised to support the scheme for years to come.

A. Only I follows
B. Only either I or II follows
C. Only II and III follow
D. All follow

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Question 84

Statement: The police department has come under a cloud with recent revelations that at least two senior police officials are suspected to have been involved in the illegal sale of a large quantity of weapons from the state police armoury. Courses of Action: I. A thorough investigation should be ordered by the State Government to bring out all those who are involved into the illegal sale of arms. II. State police armoury should be kept under Central Government's control.

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

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Question 85

Statement : The Indian electronic component industry venturing into the West European markets faces tough competition from the Japanese. Courses of Action : I. India should search for other international markets for its products. II. India should improve the quality of the electronic components to compete with the Japanese in capturing these markets.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 86

Statement : The Secretary lamented that the electronic media was losing its credibility and that it should try to regain it by establishing better communications with the listeners and the viewers. He also emphasised the need for training to improve the functioning. Courses of Action : I. Efforts should be made to get organised feed back on the programme. II. The critical areas in which the staff requires training should be identified.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 87

Statement : There is an unprecedented increase in migration of villagers to urban areas as repeated crop failure has put them into precarious financial situation. Courses of Action : I. The villagers should be provided with alternate source of income in their villages which will make them stay put. II. The migrated villagers should be provided with jobs in the urban areas to help them survive.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 88

Statement : A train derailed near a station while moving over a bridge and fell into a river, resulting in the death of 65 people. Courses of Action : I. The Railway Authorities should clarify the reason of the accident to the Government. II. The Government should allocate funds to compensate the destruction caused. III. The protection walls of the bridge should be made strong enough to avoid such accidents.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only III follows
D. All follow

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Question 89

Statement : There is a considerable increase in the number of persons affected by water-borne diseases during monsoon period. Courses of Action : I. The question should be raised in the Legislative Assembly. II. The Government should disseminate adequate information regarding the pure drinking water to people. III. All the hospitals in the city should be equipped properly for the treatment of patients during monsoon period.

A. All follow
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only II and III follow
D. Only I and III follow

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Question 90

Statement : Three persons were caught with huge arms and ammunition in the city. Courses of Action : I. Police should be instructed for night patrolling. II. The three persons should be set free and their movements should be carefully watched to nab the other criminals.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 91

Statement: It is necessary to adopt suitable measures to prevent repetition of bad debts by learning from the past experiences of mounting non-performing assets of banks. Courses of Action: I. Before granting loan to customers their eligibility for loan should be evaluated strictly. II. To ensure the payment of instalments of loan, the work, for which loan was granted, should be supervised minutely on regular basis.

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

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Question 92

Statement : India today is midstream in its demographic transaction. In the last 60 years there has been an almost continuous decline in mortality; while fertility has declined over the last 20 years. The consequence is that there has been a rapid growth in population over the last 50 years. Courses of Action : I. India should immediately revitalise its family planning programme. II. The Government should immediately launch a massive education programme through mass media highlighting the implication of population growth at the present rate.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 93

Statement : Every year thousands of eligible students do not get admission in colleges both in urban and rural areas after passing their school leaving certificate examination. Courses of Action : I. More colleges should be set up in both urban and rural areas. II. The number of schools in both urban and rural areas should be reduced. III. More schools should offer vocational courses to equip students for taking up their vocation after completing their school education.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow

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Question 94

Statement : The Asian Development Bank has approved a $285 million loan to finance a project to construct coal ports by Paradip and Madras Port Trusts. Courses of Action : I. India should use financial assistance from other international financial organisations to develop such ports in other places. II. India should not seek such financial assistance from the international financial agencies.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 95

Statement: The State Government has decided to declare 'Kala Azar' as a notifiable disease under the Epidemics Act. Family members or neighbours of the patient are liable to be punished in case they did not inform the State authorities. Courses of Action: I. Efforts should be made to effectively implement the Act. II. The cases of punishment should be propagated through mass media so that more people become aware of the stern actions.

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

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Question 96

Statement : The sale of a particular product has gone down considerably causing great concern to the company. Courses of Action : I. The company should make a proper study of rival products in the market. II. The price of the product should be reduced and quality improved.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 97

Statement: The Chairman stressed the need for making education system more flexible and regretted that the curriculum has not been revised in keeping with the pace of the changes taking place. Courses of Action: I. Curriculum should be reviewed and revised periodically. II. System of education should be made more flexible.

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

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Question 98

Statement : India has been continuously experiencing military threats from its neighbouring countries. Courses of Action : I. India should engage into an all out war to stop the nagging threats. II. India should get the neighbours into a serious dialogue to reduce the tension at its borders.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 99

Statement : Majority of the students in many schools do not pass in the final examination. Courses of Action : I. These schools should be closed down as these have become unproductive. II. The teachers of these schools should immediately be retrenched.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 100

Statement : Orissa and Andhra Pradesh have agreed in principle to set up a joint control board for better control, management and productivity of several inter-state multipurpose projects. Courses of Action : I. Other neighbouring states should set up such control boards. II. The proposed control board should not be allowed to function as such joint boards are always ineffective.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 101

Statement: Most of the development plans develop in papers only. Courses of Action: I. The in-charges should be instructed to supervise the field-work regularly. II. The supply of paper to such departments should be cut short.

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

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Question 102

Statement : The Company X has rejected first lot of values supplied by Company A and has cancelled its entire huge order quoting use of inferior quality material and poor craftsmanship. Courses of Action : I. The Company A needs to investigate functioning of its purchase, production and quality control departments. II. The Company A should inspect all the valves rejected by Company X. III. The Company A should inform Company X that steps have been taken for improvement and renegotiate schedule of supply.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II follows
C. II, and either I or III follow
D. All I, II and III follow

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Question 103

Statement: In spite of the Principal's repeated warnings, a child was caught exploding crackers secretly in the school. Courses of Action: I. All the crackers should be taken away from the child and he should be threatened not to do it again. II. The child should be severely punished for his wrong act.

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

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Question 104

Statement : Major part of the rabi crop in the district is damaged due to unseasonal heavy rains during the last few days. Courses of Action : I. The government should grant relief to the affected farmers to compensate their loss. II. The government should provide free seed and fertilizer to the farmers for the kharif season. III. The government should waive all the loans taken for the rabi crop by the affected farmers.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II follows
C. Only II and III follow
D. None of the above

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Question 105

Statement: The availability of imported fruits has increased in the indigenous market and so the demand for indigenous fruits has been decreased. Courses of Action: I. To help the indigenous producers of fruits, the Government should impose high import duty on these fruits, even if these are not of good quality. II. The fruit vendors should stop selling imported fruits. So that the demand for indigenous fruits would be increased.

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

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Question 106

Statement : The police department has come under a cloud with recent revelations that at least two senior police officials are suspected to have been involved in the illegal sale of a large quantity of weapons from the state police armoury. Courses of Action : I. A thorough investigation should be ordered by the State Government to bring out all those who are involved into the illegal sale of arms. II. State police armoury should be kept under Central Government's control.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 107

Statement : The Union Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has fixed an annual target of Rs 10,000 crores by way of tourism earnings towards the end of the current decade. Courses of Action : I. There is no need of development of further new tourist spots to meet the target. II. The Ministry should evolve attractive packages to woo the foreign tourists to meet the target.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 108

Statement : Majority of the students have failed in one paper in the first semester examination. Courses of Action : I. All those students who failed should be asked to drop out of the course. II. The faculty teaching the paper should be asked to resign.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 109

Statement : There is an unprecedented increase in the production of wheat this kharif season in most parts of the country. Courses of Action : I. The government should immediately lower down the procurement price of wheat. II. The farmers should be asked to store the excess produces with themselves to be used for future. III. The government should make its best efforts to export wheat to augment its presence in international market.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. None of the above

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Question 110

Statement : Every year large number of devotees dies due to severe cold on their way to the shrine located at the top of the mountain range. Courses of Action : I. The devotees should be discouraged to visit the shrine without having proper warm clothes and other amenities. II. The government should provide warm clothes and shelter to all the devotees visiting the shrine.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 111

Statement : There have been many instances of derailment of trains due to landslide in the hilly areas which caused loss of many lives. Courses of Action : I. The railway authority should arrange to deploy pilot engines before the movement of passenger trains in the hilly areas to alert the trains in case of any landslide. II. The railway authority should strengthen the hill slopes by putting iron meshes so that the loose boulders do not fall on the track.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 112

Statement : In one of the worst accidents in railway level crossing, fifty people died when a bus carrying them collided on to a running train. Courses of Action : I. The train driver should immediately be suspended. II. The driver of the bus should be tried in court for negligence on his part. III. The railway authority should be asked to man all its level crossings.

A. None follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only III follows
D. Only II and III follow

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Question 113

Statement: Four districts in State A have been experiencing severe drought for the last three years resulting into exodus of people from these districts. Courses of Action: I. The government should immediately start food for work programme in the district to put a halt to the exodus. II. The government should make since efforts to provide drinking/potable water to these districts

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

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Question 114

Statement : Many private sector banks have reduced interest rate on housing loans in comparison to public sector banks. Courses of Action : I. The case should be raised before the regulatory authority for investigation by the public sector banks as they cannot follow such reduction. II. Public sector banks must adopt such policy to remain in competition. III. The public sector banks should advertise their special feature repeatedly so that they do not lose their future customers.

A. All follow
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. Only either II or III follows

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Question 115

Statement : A recent study shows that children below five die in the cities of the developing countries mainly from diarrhoea and parasitic intestinal worms. Courses of Action : I. Governments of the developing countries should take adequate measures to improve the hygienic conditions in the cities. II. Children below five years in the cities of the developing countries need to be kept under periodic medical check-up.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 116

Statement : The Institute has fixed for the investors a validity period of one year for transfer forms for some of its listed schemes. Courses of Action : I. The Institute should consult investors before fixing the duration of validity period. II. The investors should be duly informed about the validity period. III. List of schemes covered under this validity period should be communicated.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only III follows
C. Only II and III follow
D. Only I and III follow

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Question 117

Statement : Four districts in State A have been experiencing severe drought for the last three years resulting into exodus of people from these districts. Courses of Action : I. The government should immediately start food for work programme in the district to put a halt to the exodus. II. The government should make since efforts to provide drinking/potable water to these districts.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 118

Statement : The exodus from villages to cities is detrimental to both. Courses of Action : I. Rural postings must be made mandatory. II. There should be fewer trains linking cities to smaller places. III. Employment generation scheme should be launched in rural areas.

A. Only II follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only III follows
D. Only II and III follow

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Question 119

Statement : Nuclear power cannot make a country secure. Courses of Action : I. We must stop further expenses on increasing our nuclear power. II. We must destroy our nuclear capability. III. We must concentrate on improving our diplomatic relations.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Only I and III follow

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Question 120

Statement: 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

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Question 121

Statement: Youngsters are often found staring at obscene posters. Courses of Action: I. Children should be punished and penalized if they are found doing so. II. Any display of such material should be banned.

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

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Question 122

Statement: The sale of a particular product has gone down considerably causing great concern to the company. Courses of Action: I. The company should make a proper study of rival products in the market. II. The price of the product should be reduced and quality improved.

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

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Question 123

Statement: The car dealer found that there was a tremendous response for the new XYZ's car-booking with long queues of people complaining about the duration of business hours and arrangements. Courses of Action: I. People should make their arrangement of lunch and snacks while going for car XYZ's booking and be ready to spend several hours. II. Arrangement should be made for more booking desks and increased business hours to serve more people in less time.

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

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Question 124

Statement: Financial stringency prevented the State Government from paying salaries to its employees since April this year. Courses of Action: I. The State Government should immediately curtail the staff strength at least by 30%. II. The State Government should reduce wasteful expenditure and arrange to pay the salaries of its employees.

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

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Question 125

Statement : If the retired Professors of the same Institutes are also invited to deliberate on restructuring of the organisation, their contribution may be beneficial to the Institute. Courses of Action : I. Management may seek opinion of the employees before calling retired professors. II. Management should involve experienced people for the systematic restructuring of the organisation.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 126

Statement : A large number of people in ward X of the city are diagnosed to be suffering from a fatal malaria type. Courses of Action : I. The city municipal authority should take immediate steps to carry out extensive fumigation in ward X. II. The people in the area should be advised to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 127

Statement: There is an unprecedented increase in migration of villagers to urban areas as repeated crop failure has put them into precarious financial situation. Courses of Action: I. The villagers should be provided with alternate source of income in their villages which will make them stay put. II. The migrated villagers should be provided with jobs in the urban areas to help them survive.

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

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Question 128

Statement: A large number of engineering graduates in the country are not in a position to have gainful employment at present and the number of such engineers is likely to grow in the future. Courses of Action: I. The government should launch attractive employment generation schemes and encourage these graduates to opt for such schemes to use their expertise and knowledge effectively. II. This happened due to proliferation of engineering colleges in the country and thereby lowered the quality of the engineering graduates. Those colleges which are not equipped to impart quality education should be closed down.

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

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Question 129

Statement: If the retired Professors of the same Institutes are also invited to deliberate on restructuring of the organisation, their contribution may be beneficial to the Institute. Courses of Action: I. Management may seek opinion of the employees before calling retired professors. II. Management should involve experienced people for the systematic restructuring of the organisation.

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

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Question 130

Statement : The condition of all the major roads in the city has deteriorated due to incessant rain during the last two months. Courses of Action : I. The city civic authority should deploy additional traffic staff to regulate the vehicular movement. II. The city civic authority should immediately make arrangements for repairs of the damaged roads. III. Motorists should be alerted at various places by putting up sign boards about the bad patches of the roads to enable them to plan their journey accordingly.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow

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Question 131

Statement : Footpaths of a busy road are crowded with vendors selling cheap items. Courses of Action : I. The help of police should be sought to drive them away. II. Some space should be provided to them where they can earn their bread without blocking footpaths.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 132

Statement: Since its launching in 1981, Vayudoot has so far accumulated losses amounting to Rs 153 crore. Courses of Action: I. Vayudoot should be directed to reduce wasteful expenditure and to increase passenger fare. II. An amount of about Rs 300 crore should be provided to Vayudoot to make the airliner economically viable.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 133

Statement : The Meteorology Department has forecast that a severe cyclonic storm would hit coastal Andhra Pradesh and Orissa in the next forty-eight hours. Courses of Action : I. The local administration should advise the fishermen not to go to dangerous area in the sea. II. The local administration should alert the people of coastal areas of these two states and they should be prepared to shift to safer places.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 134

Statement : Financial stringency prevented the State Government from paying salaries to its employees since April this year. Courses of Action : I. The State Government should immediately curtail the staff strength at least by 30%. II. The State Government should reduce wasteful expenditure and arrange to pay the salaries of its employees.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 135

Statement: The Minister said that the teachers are still not familiarised with the need, importance and meaning of population education in the higher education system. They are not even clearly aware about their role and responsibilities in the population education programme. Courses of Action: I. Population education programme should be included in the college curriculum. II. Orientation programme should be conducted for teachers on population education

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

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Question 136

Statement : India's performance in the recent Olympic Games was very poor. Not even a single medal could be bagged by the players. Government has spent Rs. 5 crores in training and deputing a team of players to participate in the Olympic Games. Courses of Action : I. India should stop sending players to the future Olympic Games. II. Government should immediately set up an enquiry commission to find out the reason for India's dismal performance.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 137

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

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 138

Statement : Drinking water supply to New Bombay has been suspended till further orders from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board following pollution of Patalganga river, caused by discharge of effluents from some chemical industries. Courses of Action : I. The industries responsible for discharging effluents into the river should be asked to close down immediately. II. The river water should immediately be treated chemically before resuming supply. III. The Pollution Control Board should check the nature of effluents being discharged into the river by industries at regular intervals.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only III follows
D. All follow

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Question 139

Statement: Doordarshan is concerned about the quality of its programmes particularly in view of stiff competition it is facing from STAR and other satellite TV channels and is contemplating various measures to attract talent for its programmes. Courses of Action: I. In an effort to attract talent, the Doordarshan has decided to revise its fee structure for the artists. II. The fee structure should not be revised until other electronic media also revise it.

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

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Question 140

Statement : The Minister said that the teachers are still not familiarised with the need, importance and meaning of population education in the higher education system. They are not even clearly aware about their role and responsibilities in the population education programme. Courses of Action : I. Population education programme should be included in the college curriculum. II. Orientation programme should be conducted for teachers on population education.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 141

Statement: Majority of the students in many schools do not pass in the final examination. Courses of Action: I. These schools should be closed down as these have become unproductive. II. The teachers of these schools should immediately be retrenched.

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

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Question 142

Statement : The meteorological department has issued a notification forecasting less rainfall during next year's monsoon. Courses of Action : I. The government should immediately set up a water authority for proper management of water resources. II. The water supply authorities should be asked to implement reduction in regular water supply to tackle the situation. III. The farmers should be advised to cultivate alternate crops which require less water during the coming months.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow

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Question 143

Statement : The State Government has decided to declare 'Kala Azar' as a notifiable disease under the Epidemics Act. Family members or neighbours of the patient are liable to be punished in case they did not inform the State authorities. Courses of Action : I. Efforts should be made to effectively implement the Act. II. The cases of punishment should be propagated through mass media so that more people become aware of the stern actions.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. None of the above

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Question 144

Statement: Most of those who study in premier engineering colleges in India migrate to developed nations for better prospects in their professional pursuits. Courses of Action: I. All the students joining these colleges should be asked to sign a bond at the time of admission to the effect that they will remain in India at least for ten years after they complete education. II. All those students who desire to settle in the developed nations should be asked to pay entire cost of their education which the government subsidises.

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

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Question 145

Statement: There has been less than forty percent voter turnout in the recent assembly elections. Courses of Action: I. The election commission should cancel the entire election process as the votes cast are not adequate to represent people. II. The election commission should take away the voting rights of those who did not exercise their rights.

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

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Question 146

Statement : On an average, about twenty people are run over by trains and die every day while crossing the railway tracks through the level crossing. Courses of Action : I. The railway authorities should be instructed to close all the level crossings. II. Those who are found crossing the tracks, when the gates are closed, should be fined heavily.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 147

Statement: A large number of people visiting India from country X have been tested positive for carrying viruses of a killer disease. Courses of Action: I. The government of India should immediately put a complete ban on people coming to India from country X including those Indians who are settled in country X. II. The government of India should immediately set up detection centres at all its airports and seaports to identify and quarantine those who are tested positive.

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

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Question 148

Statement : There has been less than forty percent voter turnout in the recent assembly elections. Courses of Action : I. The election commission should cancel the entire election process as the votes cast are not adequate to represent people. II. The election commission should take away the voting rights of those who did not exercise their rights.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 149

Statement : A large number of students studying in municipal schools could not pass the Xth Std. Board examination causing frustration among the students and their parents. Courses of Action : I. The municipal authority should immediately review the position and initiate measures to improve the situation. II. The municipal authority should immediately fill up the teachers' vacancies in the municipal schools. III. The municipal authority should close down some of their schools and concentrate their attention on remaining schools to improve the conditions.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. None of the above

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Question 150

Statement : One of the problems facing the food processing industry is the irregular supply of raw material. The producers of raw material are not getting a reasonable price. Courses of Action : I. The government should regulate the supply of raw material to other industries also. II. The government should announce an attractive package to ensure regular supply of raw material for food processing industry.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 151

Statement: A very large number of students have failed in the final high school examination due to faulty questions in one of the subjects. Courses of Action: I. All the students who have failed in the subject should be allowed to take supplementary examination. II. All those who are responsible for the error should be suspended and an enquiry should be initiated to find out the facts.

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

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Question 152

Statement: There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of successful candidates in this year's School Leaving Certificate Examination. Courses of Action: I. The government should make arrangements to increase number of seats of intermediate courses in existing colleges. II. The government should take active steps to open new colleges to accommodate all these successful candidates.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 153

Statement : Large number of people have become critically ill after consuming spurious liquor from a local shop. Courses of Action : I. The Government should immediately close down all the shops selling liquor till the stocks are tested for presence of toxicity. II. The owner of the liquor shop should be asked to leave the town and open a shop elsewhere. III. The owner of the liquor shop should immediately be arrested and tried for criminal negligence.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only III follows
D. Only I and III follow

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Question 154

Statement : Severe drought is reported to have set in several parts of the country. Courses of Action : I. Government should immediately make arrangement for providing financial assistance to those affected. II. Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 155

Statement : The weather bureau has through a recent bulletin forecast heavy rainfall during the next week which may cause water logging in several parts of the city. Courses of Action : I. The bulletin should be given wide publicity through the mass media. II. The civic authority should keep in readiness the pumping system for removal of water from these parts. III. The people should be advised to stay indoors during the period.

A. None follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only II follows
D. Only II and III follow

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Question 156

Statement : There are more than 200 villages in the hill area of Uttar Pradesh which are severely damaged due to cyclone and it causes an extra burden of Rs 200 crore on State Government for relief and rehabilitation work. Courses of Action : I. People of hill area should be shifted to other safer places. II. State Government should ask more financial support from Central Government. III. Government should levy relief tax to the corporate sector to ease the additional burden.

A. Only I follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only II and III follow
D. None of the above

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Question 157

Statement : The vehicular traffic has increased so much in the recent past that it takes at least two hours to travel between the city and the airport during peak hours. Courses of Action : I. Non-airport bound vehicles should not be allowed to ply on the road connecting the city and the airport. II. The load of vehicular traffic should be diverted through various link roads during peak hours. III. The departure and arrival of flights should be regulated so as to avoid congestion during peak hours.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only I and II follow
D. All follow

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Question 158

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

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

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Question 159

Statement : Residents from Model Colony coming under North Ward of City X have complained to the Ward Officer that for last three days the tap water in the ward is contaminated and no action is being initiated by municipal staff. Courses of Action : I. The Ward Officer of North Ward should initiate action against residents who have lodged complaints against municipal staff. II. The Ward Officer should ask his junior officer to visit Model Colony to assess the actual condition of water with his staff and to get samples of water tested from laboratories. III. The Ward Officer should ask Ward Engineer to check water installations and pipelines in the Model Colony area.

A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. Only either I or III, and II follow

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Question 160

Statement : Mr. X, an active member of the Union, often insults his superiors in the office with his rude behaviour. Courses of Action : I. He should be transferred to some other department. II. The matter should be referred to the Union.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 161

Statement : The cinema halls are incurring heavy losses these days as people prefer to watch movies in home on TV than to visit cinema halls. Courses of Action : I. The cinema halls should be demolished and residential multi-storey buildings should be constructed there. II. The cinema halls should be converted into shopping malls.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 162

Statement: The Indian electronic component industry venturing into the West European markets faces tough competition from the Japanese. Courses of Action: I. India should search for other international markets for its products. II. India should improve the quality of the electronic components to compete with the Japanese in capturing these markets.

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

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Question 163

Statement : A large number of students have been caught using unfair means during the final-year degree examination. Courses of Action : I. All these students should be debarred permanently from appearing for any examination conducted by the authority. II. The guardians of these students should be called by the authority to inform them that any such behaviour in future will not be tolerated.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 164

Statement : Poverty is increasing because the people, who are deciding how to tackle it, know absolutely nothing about the poor. Courses of Action : I. The decision makers should go to the grass root levels. II. The decision makers should come from the poorer sections of the society. III. A new set of decision makers should replace the existing one.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only either I or III follows
D. All follow

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Question 165

Statement : Many medical and engineering graduates are taking up jobs in administrative services and in banks. Courses of Action : I. All the professionals should be advised to refrain from taking up such jobs. II. The government should appoint a committee to find out the reasons for these professionals taking up such jobs and to suggest remedial measures.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 166

Statement : The alert villagers caught a group of dreaded dacoits armed with murderous weapons. Courses of Action : I. The villagers should be provided sophisticated weapons. II. The villagers should be rewarded for their courage and unity.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 167

Statement : The Central Bureau of Investigation receives the complaint of an officer taking bribe to do the duty he is supposed to. Courses of Action : I. CBI should try to catch the officer red-handed and then take a strict action against him. II. CBI should wait for some more complaints about the officer to be sure about the matter.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows

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Question 168

Statement: A large number of people in ward X of the city are diagnosed to be suffering from a fatal malaria type. Courses of Action: I. The city municipal authority should take immediate steps to carry out extensive fumigation in ward X. II. The people in the area should be advised to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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