Practice Set F for CLAT: India is facing a double whammy with the Russia-Ukraine conflict causing a rollercoaster in crude oil prices and the recent IPCC report highlighting the serious impact of the energy sector on global warming. With the commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2070, there’s a pressing need to revamp both the logistics and electricity sectors, reducing reliance on fossil fuels. While solar energy has received a lot of love in policy support, it alone won’t cut it.
Anil Kakodkar, the former head of the Atomic Energy Commission, rightly pointed out that nuclear power is crucial for India to meet its net-zero goals. Despite an early lead in this field, India’s progress in nuclear power has been lackluster, contributing only 3% of total electricity with a capacity of 6780 MW. The initial excitement from the India-United States civil nuclear deal fizzled out, and now Russia is the main partner, thanks to some clever inter-government agreements. Time to get the nuclear power ball rolling again!
Questions for CLAT Logical Reasoning
1. What is the central idea in the passage as conveyed by the author?
(A) India needs to increase use of nuclear power.
(B) India needs to increase production of fossil fuels.
(C) India needs to enter into multilateral agreements addressing use of nuclear power.
(D) Nuclear energy is a renewable source of power.
2. According to the author, which of the following measures will not help India achieve its pledge of net zero carbon emissions by 2070?
(A) Logistical changes
(B) Changes in electricity sector
(C) Reduction in use of solar power
(D) Increase in use of nuclear power
3. According to the author, which of the following is not the effect of India’s reliance on fossil fuels?
(A) Global warming
(B) Increase in crude oil prices
(C) Relations with Middle East
(D) Less reliance on renewable sources of power
4. According to the author, which of the following is the effect of the India-United States civil nuclear deal?
(A) Export-Import target with United States
(B) Removal of bottlenecks for self-reliance in power generation
(C) Nuclear Defence Pact with Kazakhstan
(D) Self-reliance in Solar Power
5. According to the author, Western firms lost the opportunity of doing business in the nuclear production in India because:
(A) They had to pay hefty penalties for delay in supply
(B) They do not find nuclear power profitable
(C) They do not agree with India’s place of nuclear plants
(D) They failed to circumvent internal laws by other bilateral instruments