Directions(1-5): In each of the questions below four sentences are given which are denoted by A, B, C and D By using all the four sentences you have to frame a meaningful para. The correct order of the sentences is your answer. Choose from the five alternatives the one having the correct order of the sentences.
- (A) One major issue is the debate around foreigners, especially whether we can have someone of foreign origin as leader of our country.
(B) But as it shines across middle class, diasporic culture, claiming that opportunity has found a new geography, one must look at its shadows.
(C)Packaged as an election issue, it hides more fundamental problems of citizenship, hospitality and history.
(D)Shining India is now a fact of life.ABCDDCBABCDACBADDBACOption E
- (A) At best, it has had one or two dangerous bowlers in an attack of four.
(B) Except for a brief spell in the 1970s, India has never had a match-winning bowling combination.
(C)But this comes as no surprise to those who have followed Indian cricket over the last 50 years.
(D)India has one of the worst bowling attacks in the world.ABCDDCBACDABBCADCBADOption B
- (A) Language, it was once said, is a dialect backed by an army.
(B) Despite more than 50 years of state sponsorship, neither Urdu nor Hindi, at least in its official incarnation, has gained the allegiance of the people at large.
(C)Yet, the history of ‘national’ languages in the region tells a very different story.
(D)On the face of it, this is perhaps more true of the Indian subcontinent than any other part of the world.ADCBBDCADCBACDBACABDOption A
- (A) We should judge and determine if our acts are correct, whether they are appropriate before the Lord who has granted us life.
(B) We should live in a manner that material considerations and personal benefits don’t matter.
(C) Every one of us should find the time for meditation and communion with the Almighty.
(D)If we find we have acted properly, we should fear no one.DCBAABCDCADBACBDDACBOption C
- (A) Therefore, all this breast-beating about the few knocking advertisements that are being aired, taking potshots at our political leaders, is needless.
(B) The right to information is the bedrock of a true democracy.
(C)By the very fact that these politicians are in the public space and are seeking our mandate to represent us and rule this country for the next five years, we have the right to know both their pluses and minuses.
(D)What is not spelt out but is implicit in this right is that the information can be both negative as well as positive.ABCDDCBACDABDABCBDACOption E
- He is at present Special Director in the ED. He got third extension in August this year to hold the additional charge of the post of ED chief for six months.
a) But earlier
c) As of nowOnly aOnly bOnly cOnly a and bNone of the aboveOption D
- The Gambia has become the latest African nation to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the war crimes tribunal of “persecuting” Africans. The shock move announced late yesterday was condemned by rights groups as a “drastic blow” for victims of serious crimes across the world.
c) ConsequentlyOnly aOnly bOnly cOnly a and bNone of the aboveOption C
India’s foreign exchange reserves declined by $1.506 billion to $366.139 billion in the week to October 14, due to fall in foreign currency assets, the Reserve Bank said today.In the previous week, the reserves had decreased by $4.343 billion to $367.646 billion.It had touched a life-time high of $371.99 billion in the week to September 30, 2016.FCAs, expressed in US dollar terms, include the effect of appreciation/depreciation of non-US currencies such as the euro, pound and the yen held in the reserves.Foreign currency assets (FCAs), a major component of the overall reserves, dipped by $1.486 billion to $340.908 billion.Option D
After 12-year hiatus, government is set to revive strategic sale of state-owned companies with the Cabinet likely to consider shortly the outright sale of stake in over a dozen PSUs including the profit making ones.“The strategic sale will come up before the Cabinet very shortly,” a top source said.PSUs identified for strategic sale reportedly include profit-making Bharat Earth Movers and Certification Engineers International as well as loss-making Scooters India.NITI Aayog has prepared a list of public sector units where the government can sell its majority stake to private companies in order to bring in greater efficiency and professionalism in functioning.Based on its suggestions, the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) has finalised a model of strategic disinvestment.Option C
The Centre, in collaboration with State governments, plans to introduce a ‘One India’ concept, the biggest and the most comprehensive ‘ease of doing business’ initiative so far.Under the ‘one-form-one-portal’ model, aimed at attracting huge investments, the processes will be simplified to an extent where investors will need to fill only a single e- form for investing and doing business anywhere in India.“(In this regard), we have just begun talks with the states, and will soon hold discussions with the private sector and users of government services,” the official added.Currently, firms are mandated to complete multiple forms at the Central and state- levels, and it gets more complicated as each state has different requirements and regulations.“We are working on what could be the world’s best single window clearance mechanism with an in-built information wizard that will help investors with the application processes,” a senior official said.Option C
Directions(6-7): Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences in one.
Directions (8-10): Choose the odd sentence out of the given five sentences in each question.