Dear Students, We are providing you English Quizzes based on today’s THE HINDU Newspaper. The content and Language of this article will help you in your overall understanding of English language.
Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. For each blank five words have been suggested, one of which ﬁts the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
There is …(1)… that is surprising about India’s recent refusal to allow Google to launch its Street View service, which gives users a 360-degree view of public spaces.
As this newspaper has…(2)…, the proposal was rejected …(3)…objections raised by the Defence Ministry. The decision is said to have …(4)…in the …(5)… of the terror attack on the Pathankot airbase in January, with investigators suspecting that terrorists used Google Maps to study the topography of the targeted area. Barely days after the airbase attack, the Delhi High Court asked the government to examine the issue of sensitive locations such as defence installations and nuclear power plants showing on Google Maps. It isn’t clear if these concerns have been…(6)… . Street View goes a step further than the maps. It displays …(7)… views of public spaces, thanks to images …(8)… by Google’s moving vehicles, adding a layer of depth and reality to the maps. India has …(9)… that its refusal is not final and that such issues could be resolved once the Geospatial Bill, which seeks to regulate map-creation and sharing, comes into force. But it is unclear whether this will help, given that the …(10)…legislation is somewhat overenthusiastic about regulation.
‘there is little that is surprising…’ is the appropriate phrase.
reported means give a spoken or written account of something that one has observed, heard, done, or investigated.
‘following’ is the appropriate answer
‘The decision is said to have come…’ is the correct phrase.
backdrop means the setting or conditions within which something happens
addressed refers to deal with that issue.
panoramic means (of a view or picture) with a wide view surrounding the observer
‘images captured…’ is the correct phrase.
option ‘e’ is the correct answer.
‘proposed’ is the correct answer.