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Directions (1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Economic activity in India has _______(1)_______ from the lows observed in April with both demand and supply side indicators exhibiting a steady improvement in the subsequent months. But while the worst may well be over, even as the normalization of economic activities to pre-COVID levels is still far from done, there are indications of a plateauing at relatively lower levels. Thus, the Government’s optimistic talk of “green shoots” needs to be _______(2)_______ with a dose of hard reality.
On the production side, the PMI manufacturing index has risen to 47.2 in June, inching closer to the 50-mark that _______(3)_______ between a contraction and expansion. Similarly, power demand has picked up, as have e-toll collections. The services sector, though, continues to fare poorly, suggesting a two-paced recovery. There are also signs of healthy rural economic growth, with area under kharif _______(4)_______ seeing an increase. Sales of two-wheelers and tractors — barometers of rural demand — have risen.
However, data also suggests that the pace of recovery may be slowing down. The unemployment rate, which had _______(5)_______ to 23.5 per cent in May .
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