Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 147

A passage followed by some questions is given. Each question consists of three statements (A), (B) and (C). In the context of Passage, select which of the statements is/are true and can be concluded from the passage.

  1. One year after the introduction of the epochal Goods and Services Tax (GST), it is only too easy to pounce on the glitches that have unfolded and jump to the conclusion that GST has brought more pain than good to the economy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Economic Survey 2017-18 has computed that as of December 2017 “GST has increased the number of unique indirect taxpayers by more than 50 per cent – a substantial 3.4 million.” The growing formalisation of the economy is likely to lead to a substantial rise in tax collections once the GST Network stabilises, marking a break from ongoing trends.
    A. GST will help in removing economic distortions and bring about development of a common national market.
    B. It is predicted that an overall economic growth of at least 2% is anticipated once GST is implemented.
    C. It would create a business-friendly environment, thus by increase tax-GDP ratio.

    A and B
    B and C
    C and A
    Only B
    Only A
    Option C

     

  2. When it comes to adopting digitisation and online platforms Indian users are among the top consumers globally. The growth in consumption of video and online content has been growing exponentially over the last two years. The tectonic shift from an analogue world to a digital future is visible across all aspects of life. At the centre of this transition to a digital world is the availability of a reliable and affordable data network. But until recently mobile operators were adopting a piecemeal approach in establishing a high speed broadband infrastructure. The scenario changed in 2016 after Reliance Jio launched its 4G services at price points that were drastically lower than the prevailing tariffs.
    A. JIO is providing an unlimited data without any charge.
    B. Broadband networks have several layes of security: L2 protocols, Tunnelling, flow control.
    C. the advancement of the mobile telephony and broadband services in the country is better than any other country.

    A and B
    B and C
    C and A
    Only A
    Only C
    Option E

     

  3. From the moment Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal hailed the Supreme Court’s judgement on the powers conferred on the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory as an approval of his supremacy over executive authority, it was clear that the judicial reiteration of the Constitutional Scheme would be just another footnote in the fierce power struggle raging between the BJP-led Centre and AAP-led Delhi government. Predictably, the BJP pointed out that not only do the apex court’s pronouncements not change Delhi’s Constitutional status as a Union Territory under the Centre, the references to “anarchy” and the emphasis on “harmony” by the judges were a caution to Kejriwal and his comrades to pipe down. In real terms, the Supreme Court has given some relief to Kejriwal after his assertion of administrative supremacy was dismissed by the Delhi High Court, which was clear in underlining that the Lieutenant Governor, whom AAP has accused of “ruling at the Centre’s behest”, is, in fact, the administrative head of Delhi.
    A . Whenever people face problem, people should complain to LG.
    B. LG is not bound to take decision based on suggestion of Delhi Government.
    C. AAP should have some power to run, otherwise the government cannot function.

    A and B
    B and C
    C and A
    Only C
    Only A
    Option D

     

  4. The stepping down of Arvind Subramanian marks the third high-profile policy thought leader’s exit from the Modi government, after Raghuram Rajan and Arvind Panagariya. In his near-four year term as Chief Economic Advisor, Subramanian spoke his mind on a number of key issues, perhaps perceiving that he should act as an independent voice within the government, to do justice to his role. Hence, he made no bones about his disagreement last year with the Monetary Policy Committee, arguing that it had consistently overestimated inflation and should have cut rates. He also wrote a persuasive dissent note as part of the panel to review the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, arguing against a blind pursuit of a fiscal deficit target.
    A. the ease of doing business agenda needs to move forward and India must try to integrate with the global value chains.
    B. India will find it challenging to achieve double-digit growth in the near future due to the deteriorating external economic environment
    C. early diagnosis of the twin balance sheet led the government adopt the macro-economic strategy of higher public investment in the Union Budget of 2015-16

    A and B
    B and C
    C and A
    Only A
    Only B
    Option E

     

  5. That the first meeting of the Cauvery Water Management Authority took place in a cordial atmosphere augurs well for a sustained phase of constructive cooperation among the States concerned. The CWMA has been formed by the Centre to implement the water-sharing award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal as modified by the Supreme Court earlier this year. At its meeting on Monday, it asked Karnataka to release 31.24tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of water in July. The quantum is based on the monthly schedule drawn up by the Tribunal, and excludes the surplus realised on the Tamil Nadu side in June. For the Authority to successfully perform its role, it needs the cooperation of the States in gathering data on rainfall, inflows and outflows, cropping patterns and periodic withdrawals from reservoirs. The CWMA is expected to meet once every 10 days during the monsoon months.
    A. The states should take suitable measures to improve water use efficiency.
    B. CMA will address the dispute over sharing of river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry.
    C. The main mandate of the CMA will be to secure implementation and compliance of the Supreme Court’s order.

    A and B
    B and C
    C and A
    Only A
    Only B
    Option C

     

  6. Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions one sentence is given with a word in bold, choose the most similar meaning of that word and mark it as your answer.

  7. PRECIPICE : There was a deep precipice along the road.
    crag
    rump
    fundament
    fanny
    stern
    Option A
    PRECIPICE (NOUN): (खड़ी चट्टान): Steep Synonyms: cliff, crag Antonyms: plain, straight

     

  8. FRAIL : He has become so frail that he can’t stand properly.
    hardy
    robust
    effective
    capable
    feeble
    Option E
    FRAIL (ADJECTIVE): (दुर्बल): weak Synonyms: breakable, feeble Antonyms: hearty, strong

     

  9. KIBBLE : I kibbled red black pepper and cheese in my dish.
    perish
    molder
    rot
    crumble
    canker
    Option D
    KIBBLE (VERB): (टुकड़े टुकड़े करना): Crush Synonyms: crumble, grate Antonyms: build, liberate

     

  10. MUSTER : They mustered at the playground.
    land
    debark
    roster
    alight
    descend
    Option C
    MUSTER (NOUN): (सभा): Assembly Synonyms: gathering, roster Antonyms: division, separation

     

  11. EFFETE : He is an effete kid.
    slack
    controlled
    spoilt
    disciplined
    chastised
    Option C
    EFFETE (ADJECTIVE): (नष्ट बल /अशक्त): Self-indulgent Synonyms: spoilt, destroyed Antonyms: disciplined, proper

     


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