Directions(1-5): Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the sentences in one.
- Throwing more light on the GSLV Mark III, Kiran Kumar said the agency was gearing up for its launch later this year so that four-tonne satellites can be put up on the orbit. GSLV-Mark II had the capacity to launch 2.25 tons of satellites.
b) Moving forward
c) AsOnly aOnly bOnly cOnly a and bNone of the aboveOption C
- It was observed that there are declining trends in the prices of pulses in recent weeks. Prices some of the other commodities are stable.
a) Reaching another milestone
b) Where as
c) HoweverOnly aOnly bOnly cOnly b and cNone of the aboveOption D
- The representatives of BRICS central banks exchanged views on global norm setting, policy coordination and crisis management, keeping in view the increasingly important role of BRICS countries in the global decision making process. The event ended with the Finance Minister providing his valuable views on how BRICS countries can cooperate with one another for Sustainable Development.
b) Moving forward
c) Where asOnly aOnly bOnly cOnly a and bNone of the aboveOption A
- For the first time in a decade, Air India has reported an operating profit of Rs 105 crore in the last fiscal aided by lower fuel costs and rise in passenger numbers. The state- owned airline, which is working on ways to improve its financials, had an operating loss of Rs 2,636 crore in 2014-15.
a) As of now
c) ButOnly aOnly bOnly cOnly a and bOnly a and cOption B
- BSE is planning to invest Rs 500 crore for setting up the international exchange, which will offer a variety of international products. The international exchange would initially start off with derivatives products.
c) HoweverOnly aOnly bOnly cOnly a and bNone of the aboveOption C
- _____________India ranks lower than countries such as Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in ESCAP countries in 2015, according to the report ‘State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific 2016: Uncovering the Widening Broadband Divide’ released. Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, Macao, Australia and Singapore topped the list of 53 countries covered in the report.
India ranks a low 39th in terms of fixed broadband adoption among Asia Pacific countries, with just 1.3 per cent of its citizens subscribing to such a service in 2015, according to a study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).This is followed by Europe (21.9 per cent) and North America (14.1 per cent).The report pointed out that this was a dramatic increase from 2005 when subscriptions in the ESCAP region merely constituted 38.1% of the global total fixed broadband subscriptions, followed by Europe (28.6 per cent) and North America (26.5 per cent).However, the subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in the ESCAP region is behind Latin America and the Caribbean, and far lower than Europe and North America.Fixed broadband penetration in Asia and the Pacific is even below the world’s average of 11.2 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in 2015, it said.Option A
- This beginning is an imperative to make the densely populated villages along the banks of the Ganga Swachh in true sense, to make our rivers pollution free, and to maintain the ecological balance in this area. For all-round development of the nation, it is critically important that our health is sound, our mothers and sisters live with safety and dignity, and our environment is clean, safe and attuned to community-wide health. ___________________
Becoming Open Defecation Free – ODF – is the first step in this direction. Keeping the river Ganga clean and pure is our collective responsibility.Ms. Uma Bharti explained the concept of Namami Ganga and appealed to all the Pradhans to clean up Ganga ji.She mentioned that besides ODF, solid and liquid waste management was also important and villages must be made swachh in a comprehensive sense.The Minister, Drinking Water and Sanitation, mentioned that Swachh Bharat has to be achieved by the Centre and the States working hand in hand.He also underlined the importance of freedom from open defecation in making the villages clean and brought out the convergence between Swachh Bharat and Namami GangaOption A
- Hindi scholar and writer Sunita Jain was today awarded the prestigious 25th Vyas Samman 2015 for her poetry collection “Kshama”.__________________. The award instituted by the K K Birla Foundation carries a cash prize of Rs 2.50 lakh.
Tripathi commended the author for portraying through poetry the fine emotions between poet Tulsidas and his wife Ratnavalli.“The author has managed to aptly convey the sentiment of forgiveness between Tulsidas and his wife using very fine language,” he said.Eminent litterateur Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari who presided over the selection committee for the award said Jain’s work aptly brought out the emotions of forgiveness and repentance.The author who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004 writes in both English and Hindi and has over 100 books to her credit.West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi conferred the award on the scholarOption E
- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a message on World Humanitarian Day that a record 130 million people depend on assistance to survive, a staggering number that would comprise the tenth most populous nation on earth. At an event in the UN General Assembly on Friday night to mark the day “Arab Idol” winner Mohammed Assaf, Actress Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” fame, “The Voice” winner Alisan Porter and former “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. joined hundreds of diplomats and guests to support stepped up global efforts to alleviate global suffering. ______________
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a message on World Humanitarian Day that a record 130 million people depend on assistance to survive, a staggering number that would comprise the tenth most populous nation on earth.The General Assembly established World Humanitarian Day in 2008 to honor humanitarian aid workers who have been killed or injured in the course of their work.Last year, Eliason said, 109 aid workers were killed, 110 were wounded and 68 were kidnapped, most in Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said “in crises around the world, from Syria to South Sudan, people are forced to make impossible choices risking violence for food or risking drowning in search of a safe haven choices that most of us can barely imagine.He urged people around the world “to show solidarity, use their voice and demand that world leaders take action.”Option B
- Today’s temporary lightbulb moment was the Times story explaining that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, ______________________. I haven’t consulted the spiderweb of yarn and mugshots that now covers all my walls, but I’m pretty sure Jacob Rees-Mogg will be rations secretary in the event of no deal. Ah … but of course – how could I have been so naive?
the government whips this week invited ITV News cameras into their worldcabinet papers show how crippling no-deal could be to Ireland’s supply linesministers will have the power to overrule GP prescriptions to prevent shortages. Wellthe hilarious pretence that the Tory whipping operation has always been about reasonable chaps in green armchairs trying to charm recalcitrant backbenchersNigel’s been watching his own career on tape delay, so please don’t spoil it for him by telling him how he turns outOption C
Directions(6-10): In each of the following questions a passage is given in which there is a blank. Choose the most logical and appropriate option from the five options given that can be filled in the blank.