UPSC CSE 2018 PRELIMS CSAT AS EXAM PART-2 Indian Administrative ServicesBY: AAKRITI
Passage2 A male tiger was removed from Pench Tiger Reserve and was relocated in Parma National park Later, this tiger trekked toward his home 250 miles away. The trek of this solitary tiger highlights a crisis. Many wildlife reserves exist as islands of fragile habitat in a vast sea of humanity, yet tigers can range over a hundred miles, seeking prey, mates and territory. Nearly a third of India's tigers live outside tiger reserves, a situation that is dangerous for both human and animal. Prey and tigers can only disperse if there are recognized corridors of land between protected areas to allow unmolested passage.
5. Which of the following is the most rational and crucial message given by the passage? (a) The conflict between man and wildlife cannot be resolved, no matter what efforts we make. (b) Safe wildlife corridors between protected areas is an essential aspect of conservation efforts (c) India needs to declare more protected areas and set up more tiger reserves. (d) India's National Parks and Tiger Reserves need to be professionally managed.
. Answer. b
6. With reference to the above passage, the following assumptions have been made: 1. The strategy of conversation of wildlife by relocating them from one protected area to another is not often successful. tigers, and its conservation efforts have failed which forced the tigers to live outside protected areas Which of the above assumptions is/are valid? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
Passage 3: .The quest for cheap and plentiful meat has resulted in farms where more and more animals are squeezed into smaller lots in cruel and shocking conditions. Such practices have resulted in many of the world's health pandemics such as the avian flu. Worldwide, livestock increasingly raised in cruel, cramped conditions, where animals spend their short live under artificial light, pumped full of antibiotics and growth hormones, until the day they are slaughtered. Meat production is water intensive. 15000 litres of water is needed for every kilogram of meat compared with 3400 liters for rice, 3300 litres for eggs and 256 for a kilogram of potatoes.
7. What is the most rational and crucial message given by the passage? (a) Mass production of meat through industrial farming is cheap and is suitable for providing protein nutrition to poor countries. (b) Meat-producing industry violates the laws against cruelty to animals. farming is undesirable and should be stopped immediately. (d) Environmental cost of meat production is unsustainable when it is produced through industrial farming.
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