English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 77

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. But higher inflation ariding from the Seventh Pay Commission payouts, spending on measures for rural ___________________ announced in the Budget, as well as rising global commodity prices and borrowing rates can play _________________ for consumption in the coming months.
    elemental, celebrator
    upliftment, spoilsport
    abatement, adventurer
    improvement, carouser
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. The pick-up in consumer spending seen in the GDP numbers is ______________ by the robust sales growth in consumer-oriented sectors. For instance, the FMCG and auto sectors, considered a _______________ for non-discretionary and discretionary spends respectively, have shown double-digit sales growth of 12.5 per cent, and 16.8 per cent respectively in the December quarter.
    denied, request
    apparent, petition
    corroborated, proxy
    assumed, solicit
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. The key _________________ to consumption arises from higher inflation expectations. Rising prices of crude-based inputs and other raw materials have ________________ some companies to pass on this increase to customers, partially or fully.
    leeward, protected
    leeside, relaxed
    tailwind, pressured
    alight, bullied
    All are Correct
    Option C


  4. The system liquidity is, however, steadily moving towards the neutrality objective. “For instance, in December and January the system liquidity was in deficit mode on a few days and RBI ____________ liquidity through its repo operations to manage the system’s ________________ liquidity needs on these days.”
    provided, frictional
    divested, abrashion
    refused, clashing
    hereft, attrition
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. There are ___________________ on the measurement of employment, but even the most liberal measures do not suggest the increase is __________________ with the requirement. Inability to deliver as many good jobs as required is partly responsible for India’s labour participation rate falling to around 50 — one of the lowest in the world.
    altercations, contradicting
    conflicts, insufficient
    disputations, converse
    controversies, commensurate
    All are Correct
    Option D


  6. One reason public services are so poor is that facilities ___________________ to be cut to match funds available, rather than funds raised to provide a uniform level of services. Improving these aspects is essential to ___________________ activity.
    incline, debase
    lean, dimnish
    tend, enhance
    verge, jeff
    All are Correct
    Option C


  7. Numbers available for the 2000s show employment elasticity in Indian manufacturing was only 0.09 compared to a world average of 0.3. This is ________________. In order to change this, labour laws that induce industry to substitute towards capital need to be __________________.
    dandy, fixed
    unacceptable, modified
    satisfactory, stereotyped
    inappropriate, swinish
    All are Correct
    Option B


  8. The Indian Medical Council that creates entry barriers and chokes the expansion in the supply of doctors and nurses needs to be ________________. New teaching facilities should be judged on the basis of _________________ and outcomes rather than infrastructure, and competition encouraged.
    improved, annoy
    reclaimed, horrify
    reformed, accreditation
    adapted, terrify
    All are Correct
    Option C


  9. The Securities and Exchange Board of India has taken the right decision in _______________ on participatory notes with derivatives as the underlying basis. The reaction of the market to the move could have suggested the manner in which p-notes on equities and debt could be _______________ in future.
    covering up, tangled
    choking back, twisted
    blacking out, agitated
    clamping down, unwound
    All are Correct
    Option D


  10. The dwindling share combined with the smooth unwinding of p-notes on derivatives ____________ that the regulator can move ahead with a total ban on p-note issuances in India. If the RBI is still ______________ about money-laundering through this route, closing this channel could help.
    suggest, composed
    state, tranquil
    imply, worried
    stipulate, ruffled
    All are Correct
    Option C


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