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Study the following information in which a statement is followed by five conclusions, read carefully and answer the question below-
Statement: Other than being an essential source of water for Indian agriculture, the monsoon plays a critical role in flushing out pollutants over Asia. However, recently increased pollution — particularly from coal burning — could potentially weaken this ability of the monsoon. Which of the following can be deduced from the given statement?
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
The unusually high concentration of particulate matter in the last few days in India clearly shows that air pollution is emerging as a big problem.
As the climate gets warmer and frequency of rains reduces, such spurts in coarse particles making breathing difficult will become a new normal and the government is not waking up to the alarm.
Both the periodicity and duration of dry spells in the country were rising as total rainfall events in a year had fallen even though the average rainfall in a year has not changed much, a direct consequence of climate change.
The annual average rainfall has remained the same because the frequency of heavy downpours increased in the past two decades.
The air quality in the region deteriorated because of dust storms in western India, particularly Rajasthan.
Correct Option is The unusually high concentration of particulate matter in the last few days in India clearly shows that air pollution is emerging as a big problem.
Solution:Only statement (a) can be deduced from the given statement as by running the coal, the concentration of its particles is increased which leads to excessive amount of air pollution. But for others (b) and (e) can be assumed but cannot be deduced. While for (c) and (d) the amount of average rainfall and its consistency in not directly in not directly given in the statement.
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