English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 72

Direction (1-10): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence respectively.

  1. The gender budget is organized in two parts, A and B. Our analysis excludes Part B, which lists schemes where 30% of funds are ________________ at women, because not all ministries have provided a rationale for the ____________________ of scheme expenditures included in it, as noted by the Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) in a recent report.
    planned, anomaly
    aimed, proportion
    proposed, chaos
    designed, hog
    All are correct
    Option B


  2. China’s working age population has been declining since 2012 and is projected to _______________ by almost a quarter by 2050. This is not a slope, it is a cliff edge. The government’s about-face is unlikely to help much. The causal links between rising prosperity and declining fertility have been conclusively __________________ .
    wince, standard
    diminish, customed
    contract, fixed
    shrink, established
    All are correct
    Option E


  3. There have been efforts to come up with a regulatory solution to _________________ the impact of fake news on our social and political discourse. Many have called for the tech companies most closely identified with facilitating its ___________________ to be held accountable.
    alleviate, decline
    mitigate, proliferation
    relieve, abatement
    assuage, contraction
    All are correct
    Option B


  4. Temkin _________________ some ethical commentators by maintaining that there is nothing repugnant in certifying x to be better than y in at least the one respect of equality, even though—and as he was very careful to point out—y might well be judged to be better than x from an “all-things-_________________” perspective.
    indignant, deliberated
    impatient, reasoned
    outraged, considered
    incensed, intended
    All are correct
    Option E


  5. The RPOs make it compulsory for all large consumers of energy to __________________ that a certain percentage of that energy mix is from renewable sources such as wind and solar. The compulsion is like a/an ___________________ subsidy boost to the renewable sector. It generates demand for a sector in its infancy.
    ensure, implicit
    guarantee, expressed
    promise, specified
    confirm, declared
    All are correct
    Option A


  6. Anticipate and prevent privacy-invasive events before they happen. Just because a firm’s information practices are legal doesn’t mean that they’re _______________ . PbD calls for thinking about whether consumers and regulators might ________________ negatively to new uses of information.
    judicious, relinquish
    wise, react
    prudent, recieve
    shrewd, ask
    All are correct
    Option B


  7. Situs is the Latin word for position or site. In law, situs of a business is where the business is __________________ for legal purposes. Situs is __________________ in determining the jurisdiction of a business.
    placed, crucial
    situated, delicate
    found, grave
    located, critical
    All are correct
    Option E


  8. India’s waste ________________ presents numerous social and environmental challenges for urban local bodies (ULBs), whose _______________ covers MSW management. Most noticeably, urban waste has significant effects on our health. There is then the invisible plight of the thousands of informal ragpickers who sustain their livelihoods by collecting, sorting, and trading waste.
    predicament, prerogative
    dilemma, obligation
    difficulty, qualification
    plight, liability
    All are correct
    Option A


  9. You can understand the skittishness. Drivers already make up 80% of Uber’s costs. In the three months to December, the ridehailer _______________ in fares totaling $11 billion. After giving drivers their cut, Uber ____________ revenue of $2.2 billion. But with the company still subsidizing fares in growth markets, it posted a fourth-quarter net loss of $1.1 billion.
    sloped, failed
    pitched, excluded
    raked, netted
    slanted, grossed
    All are correct
    Option C


  10. A village is considered electrified if at least 10% of its households are electrified, among other conditions. ______________electrification, on the other hand, refers to deepening the electricity infrastructure to provide ______________ to the remaining un-electrified houses.
    Intense, egress
    Intensive, access
    Thorough, issue
    Profound, avulsion
    All are correct
    Option B



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