Directions (1-5): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate pair of words in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is China’s (1) project for increasing connectivity and economic cooperation within Eurasia. Since its announcement in 2013, the BRI has been positively (2) by many countries covered within its (3). However, notwithstanding the recent meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, China, one issue (4) with the BRI will likely be considered an (5) for China: India’s position on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Directions (6-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement.
Last May, New Delhi sent a clear message to Beijing that it doesn’t support CPEC. India registered its protest by (6)the high-profile Belt and Road Forum organized by China. Its principal (7) was that CPEC (8) through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Earlier this month, the Ministry of External Affairs made its position clear on this issue when asked about a (9) of cooperation between India and China on the BRI. The Ministry’s statement read: “Our position on OBOR/BRI is clear and there is no change. The so-called ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ (10) India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Sol. Ambitious: (of a plan or piece of work) intended to satisfy high aspirations and therefore difficult to achieve.
Sol. Received: greet or welcome (a visitor) formally.
Sol. Ambit: the scope, extent, or bounds of something.
Sol. Associated: (of a person or thing) connected with something else.
Sol. Irritant: a thing that is continually annoying or distracting
Sol. Boycott: withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.
Sol. objection: an expression or feeling of disapproval or opposition; a reason for disagreeing.
Sol. Pass: move or cause to move in a specified direction.
Sol. Possibility: a thing that may happen or be the case.
Sol. Violate: break or fail to comply with (a rule or formal agreement).