Directions (1-5): The Following questions have two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as whole.
Q1. Snehlata looked very happy and ………………… when she heard that her proposed scheme was …………….by the committee.
(a) energetic, stalled
(b) satisfied, rejected
(d) overwhelming, received
(e) disconsolate, approved
Q2. The visit will focus on _____ , sustainable development, urban development and scientific research with both countries exploring ways to _____ mutual exchanges in the areas of trade and science.
(a) modernization, appreciate
(b) newness, elevate
(c) innovation, enhance
(d) stagnation, amplify
(e) modification, reduce
Q3. However, the proposed Bill does not include the two crucial provisions for taking ______ of the landowner and the social impact assessment of the _______.
(a) compliance, shift
(b) accord, movement
(c) denial, distance
(d) dissent, rearrangement
(e) consent, displacement
Q4. However, ‘Digital India’ will not happen even if the _____ is in place unless equal _____ is paid to what is made available at the end of the pipeline.
(a) framework, thinking
(b) Infrastructure, attention
(c) groundwork, scrutiny
(d) backbone, indifference
(e) support, thought
Q5. The national disaster management authority should come up with national guidelines for the _____ of such deaths for immediate _____ by the states.
(a) prevention, implementation
(b) aid, effect
(c) deterrence, operation
(d) avoidance, usage
(e) obstruction, assistance
Directions (6-15): 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.
‘Quit India’ came not from the lips but the aching heart of millions. In this open rebellion, the Indian (6) reached its climax. The British were not only (7 ) by it, but also were obliged to quit unilaterally. The importance of Quit India can be (8 ) from Lord Linlithgow’s statement “ I am engaged here, in meeting by far the most (9 ) rebellion since that 1857, the gravity and extent ill which we have so far (10 ) from the world for reasons of military security”. Still more significant was Churchill’s gloomy disclosure to the King emperor that “the idea of (11 ) power had become an admitted (12 ) in the minds of British party leaders ”, although his public statements were diametrically opposite. The (13 ) created by Quit India made the British (14) that they could no longer keep India in (15) .
Sol. Stalled means stop or cause to stop making progress.
Sol. Enhance means intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of.
Innovation means a new method, idea, product, etc.
Sol. Consent means permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.
Sol. ‘Infrastructure, attention’ fits the two blanks most appropriately.
Sol. ‘prevention, implementation’ fits the two blanks most appropriately.