UPSC CSE 2018 PRELIMS CSAT AS EXAM PART-6 Indian Administrative ServicesBY: AAKRITI
Passage 8 Global population was around 1.6 billion in 1990-today it is around 7.2 billion and growing Recent estimates on population growth predict a global population of 9.6 billion in 2050 and 10.9 billion in 2100. Unlike Europe and North America, where only three to four per cent of population is engaged in agriculture, around 47 per cent of India's population is dependent upon agriculture. Even if India continues to do well in the service sector and the manufacturing sector picks up, it is expected that around 2030 when India overtakes China as the world's most populous country, nearly 42 per cent of India's population will still be predominantly dependent on agriculture.
15. Which of the following is the most logical and rational inference that can be made fromthe above passage? (a) Prosperity of agriculture sector is of critical importance to India. (b) Indian economy greatly depends on its agriculture. (c) India should take strict measures to control its rapid population growth. (d) India's farming communities should switch over to other occupations to improve their economic conditions.
Passage 9: Many pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses are unknown. Food contamination can occur at any stage from farm to plate. Since most cases of food poisoning go unreported, the true extent of global foodborne illnesses is unknown Improvements in international monitoring have led to greater public awareness, yet the rapid globalization of food production increases consumers' vulnerability by making food harder to regulate and trace."We have the world on our plates", says an official of WHO.
16. Which of the following is the most logical corollary to the above passage? (a) With more options for food come more risks. (b) Food processing is the source of all foodborne illnesses (c) We should depend on locally produced food only (d) Globalization of food production should be curtailed.
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