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Test: Disaster Management Based Decision Making - Question 1

You have been made responsible to hire boats at a short notice to be used for an area under flood. On seeing the price mentioned by the boat owners you found that the lowest price was approximately three times more than the approved rate of the Government. You would

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Since, the price mentioned by the boat owners are three times the approved government rate so you cannot accept the lowest price at once, as you are a responsible government employee and the money given to you is not yours. So, in such situation it is best to reject the proposal and call for a fresh price.

Test: Disaster Management Based Decision Making - Question 2

You are an officer-in-charge for providing basic medical facilities to the survivors of an earthquake affected area. Despite your best possible effort, people put allegations against you for making money out of the funds given for relief. You would

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As you are doing your work honestly and with complete dedication, so that best action is not to pay attention to the allegations. Hence, answer is (c).

Test: Disaster Management Based Decision Making - Question 3

A multi-storey cold storage building located in the industrial area of a district has caught fire. This is a major fire accident where in the building has collapsed due to excessive heat. Local fire department on enquiry came to learn that the owner of the building had not obtained ‘no objection certificate’ from the fire department to ensure that the building had all the fire safety measures. Now, what should the fire department do to avoid any such fire incident in future?

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Cancelling the licenses to run the cold storage would lead to increased demand for cold storages and illegal buildings may come up.
Moreover cancelling the licenses would not come under the preview of the fire department. Thus, option (c) will be the correct option.

Test: Disaster Management Based Decision Making - Question 4

Earthquakes are one of the most fearful natural disasters. Most of the times, it is impossible to predict or even give the people instructions for their safety after the occurrence of the quake.
Hence, it is essential to be prepared to deal with this unforeseen disaster. As a measure of preparedness what precautionary measure would you think are better practices.

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All the measures given in options (a), (b) and (c) are correct and also essential when a place is situated on a seismic risk area. All these are helpful as well as precautionary measures are to be taken seriously. Thus, option (d) is the best answer.

Test: Disaster Management Based Decision Making - Question 5

All the companies big or small in the city are contributing to the fund that was raised by the government for the relief measures that are undertaken to rescue the people hit by the tsunami recently. Your company though not small, has been facing minor loss for a few months. You are the CEO of the company what will you do now?

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Your company has been facing only some minor loss for some months and the loss may be recovered in the next few months, so, rather than being a dumb spectator to the situation, sacrificing something or the other will be humane. With corporate responsibility and as a CEO, when you yourself contribute, certainly your employees will be motivated to do the same. Thus, option (c) is the best option in the given situation.

Test: Disaster Management Based Decision Making - Question 6

There was a massive flood in Northern India, where one of the states was severely hit. Government with the help of NGOs and military is making efforts to bring the situation under control, but continuous rain is disrupting the relief activities. What would be the immediate and best of the following measures for this situation in your opinion?

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Training the volunteers at the time of disaster is time consuming and a deviation from the main work. Thus, option (c) i.e. (a) and (b) will surely work as an immediate relief measures.

Test: Disaster Management Based Decision Making - Question 7

You are the officer incharge of a village administering distribution of vaccine in an isolated epidemic hit village and you are left with only one vaccine. There is a requirement of that vaccine from the Gram Pradhan and also a poor villager. You are being pressurised by the Gram Pradhan to issue the vaccine to him. You would

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For this situation asking both villager and Gram Pradhan to approach a doctor would be more appropriate solution because selecting either option (b) or (d) would be favouritism while selecting option (a) would lead to delay in the process of distribution of vaccine in an epidemic hit village. Thus, option (c) is the balanced approach to solve the present problem.

Test: Disaster Management Based Decision Making - Question 8

You are the District Magistrate of a District two foreign tourists are kidnapped by naxalites. They are demanding of the tourists. The government is putting pressure on you to find the tourists as soon as possible. What will you do?

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Arrange a meeting with the police officers of the district and make a plan to search the tourists is only best way to tackle this situation.

Test: Disaster Management Based Decision Making - Question 9

A survey on forest fires and its extent shows that the area affected increased from 10 to 20 hactares in 10 years. Some of the reserved forests were more affected than the others.
Villages adjoining the reserved forests were also badly affected by the forest fires. Settlements were unable to be reached deep inside the forest and make the people aware of the forest fires and its dreadful effects. It has become crucial to make the villagers know the havoc that forest fires can cause. As the Range Officer of the forest what steps would you take to make people aware of it?

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Fulfilling the demands of the villagers alone by the forest department would be impossible, so making the villagers aware of the havocs caused by forest fire would be of prime importance.
Hence, option (c) is right decision.

Test: Disaster Management Based Decision Making - Question 10

In a nearby forest of your district, a wide range of flora and fauna is destroyed every year. The main reason for the destruction of the valuable forest resources is forest fire.
The forest fire is not caused naturally, but is man made.
People are not aware of the ecosystem and effects of its destruction. You are a responsible citizen and also aware of the consequences of degrading biodiversity. You will

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Just asking the people to stop setting fire may not work. Until and unless they are made alert by a strong way people would not get motivated. You can not also be quiet as you are a responsible citizen; on the other hand, if you stand alone it takes a lot of time to serve the purpose. Thus, option (b) will be the better option as it helps influencing the minds of the people.

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