Direction (1-5): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. 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.
- The Bengaluru civil court’s blanket order restraining 49 newspapers, television channels and other media outlets from publishing anything ‘_________________ ’ about Tejasvi Surya, the BJP’s candidate for the Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency, is contrary to the law and the Constitution. The temporary injunction violates the basic principle in free speech law that bars ‘prior restraint’ or pre-censorship of any publication, including the media. As recently as in 2017, a Supreme Court Bench made it clear that pre-broadcast or pre-publication regulation of content was not in the court’s _________________ . In R. Rajagopal (1994), the court noted that there is no law that authorises prior restraint.
slanderous, latitudedefamatory, domaincalumnious, avocationlibelous, rangeAll are CorrectOption B
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had led the campaign for Sunday’s municipal elections from the front, so the reverses to his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have come as a personal jolt. The biggest blow to the Islamist party is the end of its long _________________ of the capital Ankara and possibly Istanbul too. These polls were the first since Mr. Erdoğan was re-elected in June 2018, after Turkey switched to a presidential form of government authorised in a 2017 referendum. The Republican People’s Party (CHP), the principal Opposition, and pro-Kurdish parties have made huge _________________ . They had managed to contain the AKP’s margin of victory in the June presidential and parliamentary polls.
authority, regressesparamountcy, pensionersdominance, inroadssovereignty, webinarsAll are CorrectOption C
- When India and Pakistan announced in November they would operationalise a corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan’s Punjab, it was hailed as a step forward in an otherwise _________________ relationship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to share the optimism when he likened the initiative’s potential to the fall of the Berlin Wall. What has followed, however, is round upon round of _________________ between the two governments over every detail: from the number of pilgrims to be accommodated, to the security restrictions, to the documentation and mode of transport to be used by pilgrims.
diligent, accordanxious, armisticefraught, wranglingcharged, pacificationAll are CorrectOption C
- In ruling that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not violate the Model Code of Conduct by announcing through a nationally _________________ address the demonstration of India’s capability to bring down an operational satellite, the Election Commission has taken a possibly correct view of the Code’s provisions. However, it remains a narrow technical view as it is a thin line that divides the idea of making a high-level declaration of a defence capability from using it for electoral advantage. Opposition parties had accused the Prime Minister of violating the Model Code by _________________ the demonstration of the anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test as a significant achievement of the ruling BJP.
televised, toutingbroadcasted, concealingtelecast, understatingspread, understatingAll are CorrectOption A
- Rahul Gandhi’s decision to choose Wayanad in Kerala, in addition to Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, to contest, could well be a defining moment in this election. Though Wayanad was under _________________ for at least two weeks, the decision was nonetheless surprising as his principal opponent would be, not his national-level ideological rival the BJP, but a party of the Left, which is in the forefront of the fight for a secular alternative to the ruling formation. This _________________ could turn out to be a central challenge in the emergence of a national coalition against the BJP because many parties that are opposed to the BJP are also opposed to one another.
reflection, certaintyconsideration, paradoxbenevolence, propositiondeliberation, regularityAll are CorrectOption B
- Which of the following sentences should be the SIXTH (LAST) after rearrangement?
- Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
- Which of the following sentences should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
- Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
- Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
Directions(6-10): Rearrange the following SIX sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below.
A. But governments exist to maintain public order and are expected to stand up to threats made by a fringe, whether it is calling for the ban of a book, a film or a cricket match.
B. It is undeniable that there were aggressive protests around the Chepauk stadium just before the season’s first match in the city.
C. It is misleading to see the development as a victory for protesters espousing the Cauvery cause or as the inevitable result of the current political mood in Tamil Nadu.
D. By conveying its inability to give adequate police security to the remaining matches to be held in the city, the State government, which had adopted a wishy-washy attitude towards holding the IPL in Chennai, simply capitulated.
E. The shifting of Indian Premier League cricket matches out of Chennaireflects poorly on the Tamil Nadu administration.
F. Road blockades, frayed tempers and scuffles between the police and protesters suggested it would be a challenge to hold more matches.