English Section is a topic that is feared by most of the candidates appearing in the IBPS PO Exam. Though the sheer number of concepts and rules may seem intimidating at first, with discipline and the right approach, it is not difficult to master these concepts and their application to questions. Through such English Quizzes for IBPS Clerk, IBPS PO and other upcoming exams, we will provide you all types of high-level questions to ace the questions based on new pattern English for IBPS PO.
Directions (1-15): 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.
The experience in cities __(1)___ the country over the last fortnight underscores the need for proactive policy and action for urban resilience. There has been acceleration in the periodicity and intensity of extreme weather events over the last decade.
It is time ___(2)__ governments and urban planners to include vulnerabilities to climate __(3)__ and the risks it poses in __(4)____ decision-making and planning process. This is not to take attention ___(5)____ from the criminal negligence of routine maintenance and callousness amounting to culpable homicide implicit in leaving openings on public streets to the sewer network uncovered.
Climate change ___(6)___ become an added urban challenge. Climate vulnerability assessments should be __(7)____ for any urban development. This would require changes in the planning and development acts in the states: ad-hocism is just not affordable any more. Data collection and sharing it on a __(8)____ platform for assorted urban agencies to access and analyse should be the first step. Simultaneously, the focus must be on ___(9)____ the capacities of urban planners to interpret and use climate data. The urban __(10)___ process must take into ___(11)____ land use patterns, allowing for the protection of wetlands. Accountability, flexibility and _____(12)______ by stakeholders are key to making cities resilient. Therefore, it is essential to ____(13)____ urban local bodies and make them responsible for city planning and development.
Over the next 15 years, India’s urban population is projected to rise to nearly 600 million. Cities ___(14)___ long been responsible for creating wealth and engendering progress. Making cities climate-resilient will not only ___(15)___ threats for urban populations and assets but will have the added benefit of helping businesses and local economies thrive.
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