Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 278

Directions(1-5): Rearrange the given sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions that follow.

A. While this may help resolve some vexatious procedural issues plaguing these investors, some clarity on aspects of taxation, such as the applicability of withholding tax to exempt investors, is required.
B. Investments by foreign investors, including non-resident Indians, into these vehicles, will no longer require FIPB approval.
C. AIFs and other investment vehicles, if controlled or managed by Indian sponsors, will not be subject to sectoral caps on FDI or other restrictions with respect to their own portfolios.
D. This relaxation should allow PE/VC funds, infrastructure funds and REITs with an India exposure to tap into a much larger pool of global risk capital, without procedural delays.
E. This is significant as bypassing sectorial FDI caps can prompt a sizeable number of foreign investors to take the AIF route to explore promising sunrise sectors, be it multi-brand retail, e-commerce or even microfinance.
F. The Centre has recently announced sweeping relaxations in its regulatory regime for alternative investment funds (AIFs), infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs).
G. Clear definitions have also been put in place on what would constitute India-sponsored AIFs.

  1. Which of the following will be the Fourth sentence after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C

     

  2. Which of the following will be the First sentence after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    G
    F
    Option E

     

  3. Which of the following will be the Last sentence after rearrangement?
    A
    D
    C
    F
    E
    Option A

     

  4. Which of the following will be the Third sentence after rearrangement?
    A
    F
    B
    C
    D
    Option E

     

  5. Which of the following will the Sixth sentence after rearrangement?
    A
    F
    C
    G
    E
    Option D
    The correct sequence is FBDCEGA.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Below is given a single word with four alternatives mentioned after it. You have to select all those alternatives which are synonyms of the word in different contexts. Select the correct alternatives and then mark the correct combination from the options.

  7. DOCTOR
    1. Physician
    2. Doctorate person
    3. Falsify
    4. Cadaver
    1,2
    1,2,4
    1,3,4
    1,2,3
    All
    Option D
    Doctor is a person who is qualified to treat the people who are ill so physician fits well in this context. Doctorate is the highest degree offered by any university so a person who gets that is also called as a doctor. Doctor also means ‘change the content or appearance of (a document or picture) in order to deceive; falsify.’ ‘Cadaver’ means ‘dead or corpse of human’ which is irrelevant here.

     

  8. RESTIVE
    1. Edgy
    2. Reluctant to advance
    3. Restless
    4. extract
    1,2
    2,4
    1,3
    1,2,3
    All
    Option D
    ‘Restive’ refers to a person unable to remain still, silent, or submissive, especially because of boredom or dissatisfaction. Edgy means ‘irritable’. ‘Restive’ refers to stubbornly standing still or moving backwards or sideways; refusing to advance. Used mainly for horses.

     

  9. TITAN
    1. Colossal
    2. Superman
    3. A satellite
    4. Elder Gods
    1,2,3
    2,3,4
    1,3,4
    1,2,4
    All
    Option C
    Titan means huge and colossal is the synonym for it. Titan is a satellite of the planet Saturn. The word “Titan” is used to denote a class of mythological entities that existed before “Gods” were born and Titans are usually used to describe the creation of the world.

     

  10. MINE
    1. To dig out of the earth
    2. Possessive determiner (Pronoun, adjective)
    3. A bomb
    4. An illegal activity
    1,2,3
    2,3,4
    1,3,4
    1,2,4
    All
    Option A
    Mine (noun) refer to the place where minerals are dug out of the earth (this activity is called mining, and the people who do it are called miners). The word Mine is a possessive adjective. A mine also refers to a bomb that is buried underground; it will explode when someone steps on it or drives over it. These are used in war.

     

  11. HATCH
    1. To mark with lines
    2. An opening or door
    3. The current of water
    4. To cause to emerge from the egg
    1,2,3
    2,3,4
    1,3,4
    1,2,4
    All
    Option D
    Hatch (Verb) refers to mark with lines especially closely set parallel lines. The opening or door of an aircraft or a serving counter is known as ‘Hatch’. A hatch (noun) is an opening in the floor, ceiling, or wall of a ship or aircraft, often having a door on hinges. Hatch (verb) refers to the process of a baby bird coming out of its egg.

     

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