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.
- In purely bilateral terms, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to India was pitch perfect in content and optics. After his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India and Iran signed agreements and memorandums of understanding on a wide variety of issues. Among the announcements was the ___________ to award India the contract to operate the Chabahar Shahid Beheshti port terminal after the project is completed. While no announcement was made on the Farzad-B gas field that India has ___________ an interest in, the joint statement indicates that positive deliberations may follow.
conclusion, tacitdecision, expressedconviction, unstatedcertainty, analAll are CorrectOption B
- Mr. Modi and Mr. Rouhani also drew broad strokes highlighting the importance of bilateral ties between the two countries, stressing the strategic ___________ for their growth. Mr. Modi called the talks “substantive and productive”, while thanking Mr. Rouhani for his leadership on regional connectivity. Mr. Rouhani endorsed India’s bid for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council with the veto, and praised India as a “living museum of religious diversity”. The joint statement issued contained ___________ language on the “sanctuaries for terrorism”, an issue important to both countries.
imperative, toughvoluntary, severeconjure, ruggeddispensable, ruffianAll are CorrectOption A
- Adding to the growing body of judicially inspired electoral reforms, the Supreme Court has ___________ an additional disclosure norm for candidates contesting elections. It has asked the Centre to amend the rules as well as the disclosure form filed by candidates along with their nomination papers, to include the sources of their income, and those of their spouses and dependants. The court has also asked for the ___________ of a permanent mechanism to investigate any unexplained or disproportionate increase in the assets of legislators during their tenure.
ordinate, devastationenforced, proletariatlevied, dissolutionimposed, establishmentAll are CorrectOption D
- Few will dispute that lawmakers amassing wealth or gaining unusual access to public funds and loans are concerns that need to be ___________ through new norms. To give teeth to its order, the court has made it clear that non-disclosure of assets and their sources would amount to a “corrupt practice” under Section 123 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Lest a question be raised whether the court’s order to amend the relevant rules ___________ to legislation, the Bench has said it sees no “legal or normative impediment”, as the Centre is empowered by the Act to frame rules in consultation with the Election Commission.
skirted, aggregatedignored, summedaddressed, amountedevaded, valuedAll are CorrectOption C
- By upholding the approach of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal, while slightly modifying its award, the Supreme Court has ___________ the prospects of a viable water-sharing arrangement among the riparian States. That it has reduced the Tribunal’s allocation for Tamil Nadu and raised Karnataka’s share does ___________ from the fairness of the decision. It has underscored that no single State has primacy in accessing water resources and that rivers are national assets. This is a significant recognition of the principle of equitable distribution of inter-State rivers. The Supreme Court’s message is that the Centre should get down to creating a legal and technical framework to implement the Tribunal’s award, as modified by the judgment.
magnifies, aggrandizeboosted, detractheightened, complementexpanded, contributeAll are CorrectOption B
- Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
- Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
- Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
- Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?
- Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
Directions(6-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.
(A) A legal framework is thus now available for promoting energy efficiency in all sectors of the economy.
(B) The increasing preference for commercial energy has led to a sharp increase in the demand for electricity and fossil fuels.
(C)There is still a considerable potential for repairing such damage and reducing energy consumption by adopting energy-efficiency measures at various sectors of our country.
(D)This framework is nothing but the Energy Conservation Act, 2001, the success of which greatly depends on the people who take the lead in supporting this programme.
(E) This use of fossil fuels has resulted in emission of a huge quantity of carbon dioxide causing serious environmental damage.
(F) These adopted measures will not only reduce the need to create new capacity requiring high investment, but also result in substantial environmental benefits.