Comprehension is a important part of the English Language section of any competitive exam. This is a scoring topic provided candidates practice these questions on a regular basis and improve their reading habits. Candidates will find that questions from Reading Comprehension or Passage are asked in all the competitive exams. In this topic a passage is given followed by a few questions which the candidates have to answer after reading the passage and drawing inference from that. You can easily improve your score and have an edge over the other candidates if you put effort in practicing this topic. Here we have compiled some questions for this topic for the benefit of the candidates so that they can practice and understand how to go about solving comprehension related questions. We have also detailed solutions at the end. Candidates can always refer to the solutions in case of any doubts and gain clarity over these questions.
ShapeDirections(1-10)- Read the following passage and answer the following questions based on the given passage
The lockdown announced last March to combat the pandemic led to substantial collateral damage. Among the worst hit was the aviation industry which was forced to shut down. Therefore, when flying resumed two months later with restrictions, the government stepped in to help by fixing different price bands depending on the duration of flights. In other words, the minimum and maximum fares were fixed. It was an imperfect arrangement but the context justified government intervention in the most fundamental aspect of a market economy.
In a market transaction, the price is the most essential feature. It is the signal which affects the present and also future allocation of resources. Therefore, direct government intervention in a market economy through restrictions on price movement is a gross distortion. Yet, almost nine months after domestic aviation resumed, the government has decided to continue with price bands. Not just that, it has also increased the minimum and maximum tariffs, presumably to account for higher fuel prices. In terms of optics, this is similar to the MSP mechanism. The extension of price bands is an unwise move. We are at a stage when the pandemic-related controls by the government have to end.
The price bands are seen to be helping out companies with weak financials, but they bring no efficiency gains and are at the cost of the consumer. The experience in many countries, including India, shows that minimum support prices are addictive.
Consequently, there is always lobbying to persist with them. But fast-paced return to normalcy needs to be accompanied by a withdrawal of the extraordinary government interventions, whose Covid-related justification does not hold any longer. Withdraw the price bands in aviation and let market competition take its course. This is what minimum government, maximum governance is about.
to meet the FSSAI standard, while Indian companies that have earlier been able to cut the level of trans fat as in the FSSAI limit, should have no excuse not to meet the current capping
We hope these reading comprehension questions were helpful to you and you could understand how to go about attempting questions from this topic. Comprehension is a very scoring section. You can always master this section with regular practice. Along with that it is a must that you read the newspaper or books for improving vocabulary and comprehension skills. Stay tuned with Safalta Class for more questions on Comprehension.