Which of the words/phrases (A), (B), and (C) given below should replace the words/phrases given in (a), (b), & (c) in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (E) as the answer.
- It all started at Tesla’s earnings yell(a) earlier this month when Musk said he thinks moats are cripple(b). Musk was not referring to moats in the literal sense but in terms of the competitive prefrences(c) of a company. The term became popular in the world of investing after legendary investor Warren Buffett used it in 1999 to describe the kind of companies he likes.
name, efficient, eminencecall, lame, advantagesshout, satisfactory, utilitiescry, agile, interestNo correction is requiredOption B
- There is a strong thesis(a) that India is reaching out to Kathmandu because of China’s growing presence in Nepal. While there is an element of truth in such an vindication(b), it fails to pull(c) the depth and history of India-Nepal engagement.
opinion, assertion, captureconcrete, silence, risecertainty, denial, tripproof, assertion, bustNo correction is requiredOption A
- Many commercial banks in India are under financial stress. This has reveal(a) a fragility to the banking system as a whole. Scams and scandals shoal(b) from time to time, making headline news. There is also a quiet plight(c) that runs deep. It is not audible yet.
concealed, interior, climactericimparted, surface, crisiswithheld, surface, stewbreak, surface, quandaryNo correction is requiredOption B
- A new generation of private universities has begun to find its hoof(a) in different parts of India. These new universities are welcome in a country in which the stint(b) of quality higher education means that students deplete(c) around $6 billion every year to study abroad.
feet, curtailment, buildfeet, stint, shunfeet, lack, spendfeet, paucity, getNo correction is requiredOption C
- Much is made about the persuing(a) impact of imperialism on the Indian mind, religion, society, politics, economics and even sexual ways(b). At a somewhat simplistic, mass-media level, we tend to clutch(c) with this long shadow in the form of two broad groups of interconnected questions.
abiding, standards, receivesurviving, principles, surrenderenduring, mores, grapplepermanent, formalities, avoidNo correction is requiredOption C
- Mahathir is remembered for the way he beacon(a) Malaysia out of the 1997 East Asian crisis. He repudiated the IMF’s offer of financial assistance, and by intimation(b) the IMF’s prescription of austerity policies, and opted for capital controls to root(c) currency volatility.
anticipated, connotation, emanatedirected, incrimination, happenintended, ramification, commencesteered, implication, stemNo correction is requiredOption D
- The trouble is that policy has not kept gait(a) with this reality. It was only in January this year that India consented(b) 100 per cent foreign investment in single-brand retail, while relaxing the 30 per cent local sourcing rule for their Indian operations. Now, these entities can requite(c) their 30 per cent requirement, if they do the same for their global operations.
pace, permitted, offsetamble, permitted, approveprecede, permitted, disproportionpredate, permitted, outweighNo correction is requiredOption A
- Apart from supply separations(a), a further surge in crude prices will worsen India’s current account even(b) and fuel inflation, at a time when the economy is just beginning to show signs of returning to a high growth route(c).
mishap, imbalance, divergencedisruptions, imbalance, trajectoryprostration, imbalance, trailwreck, imbalance, conduitNo correction is requiredOption B
- The US tendency(a) favours chicken breast, while the feet of the bird are exported to China where they find a ready market. Chicken legs are likely to have been frozen for months before they buzz(b) here. Besides, the lower part of the bird is believed to contain high concentrations of antibiotics slag(c).
tendency, abandon, necessityinclination, depart, basepalate, arrive, residuepreference, report, lackNo correction is requiredOption C
- The one comforting factor for the Centre in this sketch(a) is that GST finally seems to be coming into its own. The beneficient(b) collection of ₹1-lakh crore plus in April seems to indicate that the tax is stabilising, and going forward, could keep the Centre’s cash registers beating(c).
summary, target, throbbingpages, objective, beatingscheme, munificent, resoundingscenario, bounteous, ringingNo correction is requiredOption D