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Statement and Argument – Questions and Answers – Quiz 1

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1. Statement: Should India encourage exports, when most things are insufficient for internal use itself? Arguments: I. Yes. We have to earn foreign exchange to pay for our imports. II. No. Even selective encouragement would lead to shortages.

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2. Statement: Should all the drugs patented and manufactured in Western countries be first tried out on sample basis before giving licence for sale to general public in India? Arguments: I. Yes. Many such drugs require different doses and duration for Indian population and hence it is necessary. II. No. This is just not feasible and hence cannot be implemented.

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3. Statement: Should India make efforts to harness solar energy to fulfil its energy requirements? Arguments: I. Yes, Most of the energy sources used at present is exhaustible. II. No. Harnessing solar energy requires a lot of capital, which India lacks in

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4. Statement: Should there be students union in college/university? Arguments: I. No. This will create a political atmosphere in the campus. II. Yes, it is very necessary Students are future political leaders.

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5. Statement: Should India give away Kashmir to Pakistan? Arguments: I. No. Kashmir is a beautiful state. It earns a lot of foreign exchange for India. II. Yes. This would help settle conflicts.

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6. Statement: Should cottage industries be encouraged in rural areas? Arguments: I. Yes. Rural people are creative. II. Yes. This would help to solve the problem of unemployment to some extent.

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7. Statement: Should young entrepreneurs be encouraged? Arguments: I. Yes. They will help in industrial development of the country. II. Yes. They will reduce the burden on employment market.

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8. Statement: Should all the annual examinations up to Std. V be abolished? Arguments: I. Yes. The young students should not be burdened with such examinations which hampers their natural growth. II. No. The students will not study seriously as they will get automatic promotion to the next class and this will affect them in future.

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9. Statement: Should Indian scientists working abroad be called back to India? Arguments: I. Yes. They must serve the motherland first and forget about discoveries, honours, facilities and all. II. No. We have enough talent; let them stay where they want.

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10. Statement: Should we scrap the system of formal education beyond graduation? Arguments: I. Yes. It will mean taking employment at an early date. II. No. It will mean lack of depth of knowledge.

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11. Statement: Should there be an upper age limit of 65 years for contesting Parliamentary/ Legislative Assembly elections? Arguments: I. Yes. Generally, people above the age of 65 lose their dynamism and will power. II. No. The life span is so increased that people remain physically and mentally active even up to the age of 80.

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12. Statement: Should new big industries be started in Mumbai? Arguments: I. Yes. It will create job opportunities. II. No. It will further add to the pollution of the city.

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13. Statement: Should high chimneys be installed in industries? Arguments: I. Yes. It reduces pollution at ground level. II. No. It increases pollution in upper atmosphere

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14. Statement: Does India need so many plans for development? Arguments: I. Yes. Nothing can be achieved without proper planning. II. No. Too much time, money and energy is wasted on planning.

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15. Statement: Should articles of only deserving authors be allowed to be published? Arguments: I. Yes. It will save a lot of paper which is in short supply. II. No. It is not possible to draw a line between the deserving and the undeserving.

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16. Statement: Should colleges be given the status of a university in India? Arguments: I. Yes. Colleges are in a better position to assess the student’s performance and therefore the degrees will be more valid. II. No. It is Utopian to think that there will not be nepotism and corruption in awarding degrees by colleges.

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17. Statement: Should the prestigious people who have committed crime unknowingly, be met with special treatment? Arguments: I. Yes. The prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally. II. No. It is our policy that everybody is equal before the law.

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18. Statement: Can pollution be controlled? Arguments: I. Yes. If everyone realizes the hazards it may create and cooperates to get rid of it, pollution may be controlled. II. No. The crowded highways, factories and industries and an ever-growing population eager to acquire more and more land for constructing houses are beyond control.

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19. Statement: Should the railways in India be privatized in a phased manner like other public sector enterprises? Arguments: I. Yes. This is the only way to bring in competitiveness and provide better services to the public. II. No. This will pose a threat to the national security of our country as multinationals will enter into the fray.

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