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Part 26 CSAT Q19-Q20
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  1. UPSC CSE 2018 PRELIMS CSAT AS EXAM PART-8 Indian Administrative ServicesBY: AAKRITI

  2. Passage 12: All actions to address climate change ultimatel;y involve costs. Funding is vital in order for countries like India to design and implement adaptation and mitigation plans and projects. The problem is more severe for developing countries like India, which would be one of the hardest hit by climate change, given its need to finance development. Most countries do indeed treat climate change as real threat and are striving to address it in a more comprehensive and integrated manner with the limited resources at their disposal.

  3. 19. With reference to the above passage, the following assumptions have been made: 1. Climate change is not a challenge for developed countries 2. Climate change is a complex policy issue and also a development issue for many countries. 3. Ways and means of finance must be found to enable developing countries to enhance their adaptive capacity Which of the above assumptions is/are valid? (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

  4. Answer. c

  5. Passage 13: Cooking with biomass and coal in India is now recognized to cause major health problems, with women and children in poor populations facing the greatest risk. There are more than 10 lakh premature deaths each year from household air pollution due to polluting cooking fuels with another 1.5 lakh due to their contribution to general outdoor air pollution in the country. Although the fraction of the Indian population using clean cooking fuels, such as LPG, natural gas and electricity, is slowly rising, the number using polluting solid fuels as their primary cooking fuel has remained static for nearly 30 years at about 70 crore.

  6. 20. Which of the following is the most crucialand logical inference that can be made from the above passage? (a) Rural people are giving up the use of polluting solid fuels due to their increasing awareness of health hazards. (b) Subsidizing the use of clean cooking fuels will solve the problem of India's indoor air pollution. and produce more electricity. (d) Access to cooking gas can reduce premature deaths in poor households.

  7. Answer. d

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