Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions a passage is given in which there is a blank. Choose the most logical and appropriate option from the five options given that can be filled in the blank.
- Tata Sons on Saturday appointed Bain Capital Managing Director Amit Chandra as a non-executive director on its board with immediate effect. ________________________Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr Chandra spent most of his professional career at DSP Merrill Lynch and retired as its board member and managing director in 2007.
He is also founder and board member of Ashoka University.Earlier this year, he was named in the Forbes “Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy” List.With Mr Chandra’s appointment, the Tata Sons board now has nine directors, including Venu Srinivasan and Ajay Piramal who were appointed non-executive directors on August 25.The other Tata Sons board members include Cyrus P Mistry (Chairman), Ishaat Hussain, Vijay Singh, Nitin Nohria, Ronen Sen and Farida Khambhata.Mr Chandra joined Bain Capital as Managing Director in early 2008 and is part of the firm’s leadership team in Asia.Option E
- Fortis Healthcare and US-based emotional wellness startup wayForward have for the first time in India launched an app-based wellness programme to manage stress and related ailments, at an event here on Saturday. _____________________________The ‘wayForward health app’ uses techniques of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to help solve problems caused by stress, anxiety and other emotional or mental health issues in the comfort of their own homes without the fear of stigma.
The health app, which shares its name with the company has a unique proprietary algorithm that overcomes the barrier of limited access to experts.128th Edition of Durand Football Tournament is scheduled from 28 Aug to 11 Sep 2016. Eight teams from Indian League of All India Football Federation and four Services teams will participate in the current edition.A total of 33 matches will be played at Ambedkar Stadium and Harbaksh Stadium. The tournament will be conducted in league format.This edition will see a splendid mix of football talent from all over the country.The Opening Ceremony and Inaugural match is scheduled from 1700 hrs on 28 Aug.Option A
- ________________________________________”There could be some concern for financing large infrastructure projects particularly greenfield projects. New framework from the RBI suggests that from April 2019, for any entities with borrowing of Rs10, 000 crore from the banking industry, banks can only finance 50 per cent of the additional financing requirements. The rest (of requirements) has to be raised from either equity or market borrowing,” said State Bank of India’s managing director (Compliance & Risk) P K Gupta. In a discussion with the RBI on Friday, bankers suggested that India’s apex bank should look at it, he said on the sidelines of a Banking Summit organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“According to the new regulations, for large exposures of above Rs 25,000 crore, banks will only finance 50 per cent of the additional financing requirements in 2017- 18,” Gupta said. The rest may be raised from the capital market or equity. The new regulations also suggest, to bring down the limit to Rs 15,000 crore in 2018-19.There could be some concern about financing large infrastructure projects as the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) new framework, related to ‘large exposures’, proposes to reduce bank exposure to large corporate entities.The objective of the RBI is that banking sector’s exposure to large borrowers should come down and corporate entities should go to markets to raise more funds so that there will be better price discovery in the market, he added.A total of 33 matches will be played at Ambedkar Stadium and Harbaksh Stadium. The tournament will be conducted in league format.This edition will see a splendid mix of football talent from all over the country.Option B
- Gujarat government is planning to set up India’s first textile university at Surat with an investment of about Rs 800 crore – Rs 900 crore.___________________________________. The state government will fund about Rs 800-900 crore for the university, which is expected to get operational in the next one and a half years.
The textile industry will support the government in the endeavourPurpose of the university will be to create a complete eco system for the textile industry in Gujarat and India. It will guide the government in policy making for the industry.Chatterjee said: “Our aim is not to just fulfill academic requirements of textile industry. This will serve in a many ways like support in R&D, policy making skill manpower training and all. For that we will tie up with various centres of excellence and other national and international institutes as per the requirements.”The university will build on over 250 acre land in Surat and it is expected to get operational in the next one and a half years.“Construction work for the university will start in early phase of next year and it will be operational in one and a half years,” said Chatterjee.Option A
- India’s largest online marketplace IndiaMART and A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) has announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote skill development and equal employment opportunities to the affiliated colleges of the University. _______________________More than four lakh students will be benefited from this MoU as IndiaMART will provide industry trainings and job opportunities to the students of various under-graduate and post-graduate courses like B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, MCA which are affiliated to the University.
A one of its kind association, the university is collaborating with a corporate to provide employment opportunities to its cluster of colleges by organizing pool- campus placement drives.“In the past four years, IndiaMART has hired over 700 professionals from AKTU. These professionals have shown immense talent in various roles like product management, technology and sales. We are excited about this association,” said Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IndiaMART, Dinesh Agarwal.“We will also provide relevant training to the students, especially in the Digital space. I believe that industry should reach out to the educational institutions to fill the skill gap by providing them with a holistic and job-centric learning environment. Our efforts will be directed towards boosting employability and industry-readiness of these students by preparing them for the hiring needs of corporates,” added Dinesh Agarwal.“This is a path-breaking association for AKTU as we will be able to provide equal employment opportunities to our affiliated colleges. The students will gain a lot from the expertise of IndiaMART in the digital space and the industry training that they will offer,” said Vice Chancellor of AKTU, Vinay Kumar Pathak.IndiaMART seeks to hire management and technology graduates from the University.Option A
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Directions(6-10): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative phrases given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which phrase is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.
“ALFRED, it’s spinning.” Roy Kerr, a New Zealand-born physicist in his late 20s, had, for half an hour, been chain-smoking his way ___6___ mathematics. Alfred Schild, his boss at the newly built Centre for Relativity at the University of Texas, had sat and watched. Now, having broken the silence, Kerr ___7___ his pencil. He had been searching for a new solution to Albert Einstein’s equations of general relativity, and at last he could see in his numbers and symbols a precise description of how space-time—the four-dimensional universal fabric those equations describe—could be wrapped into a spinning ball. He ___8___ what he was looking for.
When this happened, in 1962, the general theory of relativity had been around for almost half a century. It was ___9___ as one of the highest intellectual achievements of humanity. And it was also something of an intellectual backwater. It was mathematically taxing and mostly applied to simple models with little resemblance to the real world, and thus not widely worked on. Kerr’s spinning solution changed that. Given that pretty much everything in the universe is part of a system that spins at some rate or other, the new solution had a relevance to real-world possibilities—or, rather, out-of-this-world ones—that previous work in the field had lacked. It provided science with a theoretical basis for understanding a bizarre object that ___10___ the public imagination: the black hole.