English: Sentence Fillers — Set 47 (IBPS PO 2017 Pattern)

Directions: In each question a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have to determine which option can be used in place of blank to make it a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.

  1. In October 2015, even as a battle against high inflation was raging, a committee of economists advising the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor on monetary policy made an __________________ that was lost amid the usual noisy debates about interest rates. a. enticing examination b. interesting observation c. appealing inspection
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  2. India is in the midst of its third banking mess in three decades. The after-effects of a credit bubble as well as episodes of __________________ have meant that those in charge of financial stability had kicked the can down the road till very recently. a. regulatory forbearance b. supervisory tolerance c. restrictive moderation
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  3. The president has repeatedly criticized the EU for its trade policy which, he argued, is “very unfair” to the US. Trump only granted a last-minute exemption to the EU on his tariffs on steel and aluminium. Moreover, this exclusion is temporary, as Trump is seeking to put pressure on European countries to __________________ in other areas of trade; not exactly the kind of treatment the EU expects from a friend. a. make concessions b. feign discounts c. generate allocations
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option C
    feign means to stimulate. Here US wants the EU to generate sth and not stimulate it.

     

  4. RBI joins the chorus of other central banks which have either banned or warned against virtual currencies. Ironically, these virtual currencies are nothing but the same digital currencies issued by private or __________________ . a. redistributed entities b. decentralized entities c. devolved entities
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  5. I have long been interested in the many applications of data to the medical profession. Medical professionals have traditionally been ______________________ the information they get from a physical examination of the patient. a. measurable to trying out b. limited to using c. confined to exploiting
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  6. The Justice Srikrishna Committee is currently in the process of preparing a report that will propose a framework for data protection in the country. It is anticipated that the committee will set out the __________________ that apply broadly throughout the country—which every sector of industry will need to adhere to. a. principles of privacy b. doctrines of intimacy c. tenets of evacuation
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  7. In the monetary policy committee meeting on 5 April, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) took two decisions which __________________ . The first was constituting an inter-departmental group to guide whether the RBI can issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The second was prohibiting all RBI-regulated entities from offering any services to entities dealing with “virtual currencies”. a. captivated ample dereliction b. attracted wide attention c. engrossed tapered consideration
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option D
    dereliction means the state of having been abandoned and become dilapidated which is not quite coherent with the given statement.

     

  8. We are a long way from seeing the EU pivot away from the US and towards China, of course. The EU still has __________________ about Beijing’s trade policy—and there is little sign these will disappear. From the defence of liberal democracy to broad foreign policy priorities, there is much more to the transatlantic bond. a. plenty of reservations b. much modesties c. a lot of stipulations
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  9. Nineteen Indian banks are being traded at large discounts to their book value in the stock market. This essentially means that investors have __________________ in the published accounts of these lenders. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) does not seem to have much confidence in many of the weakest banks either. Eleven of them have in effect been told to stop giving fresh loans. a. little trust b. slight faith c. minute confidence
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  10. Indian policymakers usually use data based on periodic sample surveys. Policy is __________________ in a fog. A lot of the initial estimates are very different from the final numbers. Measures of economic activity such as the index of industrial production (IIP) are, as one former RBI governor said, bewildering. There is an urgent need to overhaul a creaking statistical system that was once one of the best in the world. a. frequently designed b. often crafted c. usually fabricated
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option A
    We fabricate metals. A policy is intangible. Hence, can’t be fabricated.

     


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