Answer : Option B.
Machinations signify conspiracy or secret schemes. It is therefore, the most appropriate option.
Not attending to _______ can undo much hard work man instant.
Answer : Option D.
Minutiae denotes small details about something and thus, is the most applicable option.
DIRECTIONS for questions 5 to 8 : Read the given passage and answer the questions. In Sheela Barse v. Union of India, the Supreme Court of India, had issued various directions in regard to the physically and mentally retarded children as also abandoned or destitute children who are lodged in various jails in the country for 'safe custody'. The Court further held:
So far as concerns pending cases relating to offences punishable with imprisonment of not more than 7 years, it is directed that every State Government shall complete the investigation within a period of 3 months from today if the investigation has not already resulted in filing of charge-sheet and if a charge-sheet has been filed, the trial shall be completed within a period of 6 months from today and if it is not, the prosecution shall be quashed.
The State Governments must set up necessary remand homes and observation homes where children accused of an offence can be lodged pending investigation and trial. On no account should the children be kept in jail and if a State government has not got sufficient accommodation in its remand homes or observation homes, the children should be released on bail instead of being subjected to incarceration in jail.
Instead of each State having its own Children's Act different in procedure and content from the Children's Act in other States, the Central Government should initiate Parliamentary Legislation on the subject, so that there is complete uniformity in regard to the various provisions relating to children in the entire territory of the country. The Children's Act which may be enacted by Parliament should contain not only provisions for investigation and trial of offences against children below the age of 16 years but should also contain mandatory provisions for ensuring social, economic and psychological rehabilitation of the children who are either accused of offences or are abandoned or destitute or lost.
What is the most important issue before the Court?
Unreasonable delay in trial processes, where child is accused, in r/o all kinds of offences
Delay in trial processes, which is unreasonable, in respect of specific kind of offences
Delay in trial processes, where child is accused, in respect of specific kind of offences
Unreasonable delay in trial processes, where child is accused, in respect of specific kind of offences
Answer : Option D.
In the given context, option 4 is the most applicable.