Directions (1-10): 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. Both the pair must fill the blank.
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has given a(1)rating for the(2)rolled out for them in the Budget. Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister, O. Panneerselvam, during his Budget speech, said, “The Tamil Nadu Transparency in Tenders Act will be suitably(3)to make 25% purchase preference to MSMEs mandatory in the(4)by government and State public sector undertakings. The Finance Minister also announced that for constructing MSME units, plot coverage will be increased uniformly to 75% across the State and the Floor Space Index (FSI) will be(5)increased to facilitate(6)use of the allotted space. He added, “SIDCO will construct multi-storey worksheds for micro units at a cost of ₹30 crore at the Ambattur Industrial Estate. In necessary places, workers’ hostels will be constructed by SIDCO to provide accommodation at(7)cost to MSME workers; they will be run on PPP mode.” The single window portal for large industries is now being(8)for MSMEs, and will be launched shortly. G.K. Basha, senior vice president, Industrial Estate Manufacturers Association, welcomed the announcements. But he was disappointed that no steps were taken for the(9)of the sick and closed units. Most of the MSME associations(10)the same.
Source: The Hindu
Q1. has given a…..rating for
Q2. for the…..rolled out for them
Q3. will be suitably…..to make 25%
Q4. mandatory in the…..by the government
Q5. will be…..increased
Q6. to facilitate…..use of the
Q7. accommodation at…..cost to
Q8. now being…..for MSMEs
Q9. for the…..of the sick
Q10. associations…..the same
Directions (11-15): There are two different sentences with a blank space in each question. Choose the word from the given options which fits into both the blanks appropriately adding a proper and logical meaning to the sentences.
Q11.(I) Jack sleeps with his headphones on to……the nightly noise that comes from his neighbor’s house.
(II) Leaders from countries all over the world meet at the United Nations to …… hostility between nations.
Q12.(I) When I learned the airline had lost my luggage, I became …………and screamed at the counter attendant.
(II) Suraj-ud-Dowlah,…….by this breach of neutrality within his own dominions, took the side of the French.
Q13.(I) 380 founded a hospital in Rome with a……home attached, and devoted herself and her fortune to the care of the sick poor.
(II) The public buildings include, the Clark hospital, the Victoria infirmary……home and the Stevenson institute and mechanics’ library.
Q14.(I) Racism thrives because the silence of the majority, and their reluctance to stand up and be counted quietly……(s) it!
(II) He does not……breaking laws, even if the laws are ones that he disagrees with.
Q15.(I) He had no particular destination, but his……brought him to a hillside overlooking the new high school complex.
(II) For eight months of the year the Jumna shrinks to the dimensions of a mere rivulet,……through a waste of sand.
Sol. Neutral- Not taking sides in a conflict such as war; nonaligned
Sol. Goodies- a good character in a story, often a hero
Sol. Amended- that has been modified from a previous form
Sol. Procurement- the act of obtaining or procuring
Obscurement- the act of obscuring(difficult to understand)
Sol. Appropriately- in an appropriate manner; suitably
Sol. Optimum- the best or most favourable condition
Sol. Affordable- able to be afforded
Sol. Customised- to build or change according to personal preferences or specifications
Sol. Rehablitation- the act of restoring or repairing or returning
Reproachment- the upbraiding criticism or rebuke
Sol. Echoed- sympethatic recognition; response; answer
Sol. Attenuate- to weaken
Sol. Exasperated- irritated
Dwindled- decreased, shrinked or reduced in size
Sol. Convalescent- recovering one’s health and strength after a period of illness
Sol. Condone- to overlook
Sol. Meandering- rambling