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Fill in the blanks choosing the word that is most appropriate in the context of the passage:
In different circumstances the two people could be good friends. Each is rather shy and very smart. And each is __(1)____ about bitcoin, a digital currency. One ___(2)___ hashcash, which foreshadowed components of the crypto-currency; the other is the author of the first Chinese translation of the white paper in which Satoshi Nakamoto, the ___(3)___ creator of bitcoin, first described its inner workings. Adam Back is the chief executive of Blockstream, a Canadian startup, which __(4)__ some of the main developers of the software that defines bitcoin’s inner workings. Jihan Wu is the boss of Bitmain, a Chinese firm, which makes about 80% of the chips that power “miners”, specialised computers that keep the bitcoin network secure, confirm payments and mint new digital coins. But far from being fellow-travellers, each represents one of the two main __(5)__ in what has come to be called a “bitcoin civil war”, fought over how, if at all, the system should grow.

  1. A) frigid
    B) impassive
    C) passionate
    D) emphatic
    E) fervent
  2. C) passionate
  3. A) fabricated
    B) invented
    C) fancied
    D) concocted
    E) fictive
  4. B) invented


  1. A) confident
    B) explicit
    C) stable
    D) elusive
    E) fugitive
  2. D) elusive


  1. A) Employs
    B) engages
    C) extends
    D) leases
    E) practices
  2. A) Employs


  1. A) bases
    B) harbors
    C) deposits
    D) haunts
    E) Camps
  2. E) Camps

The Monetary Policy Committee has finally cut the overnight lending rate, or repo rate, but half-heartedly. It remains committed to a “neutral __(6)__”, meaning that it is not likely to cut rates any more this fiscal as it expects inflation to __(7)__ its head all over again (to 3.5-4.5 per cent) in the second half. As in its June 7 meeting, the MPC has failed to provide a convincing reason as to why it could not cut rates by 50 basis points to allow banks more room to reduce their rates as well. The 25-basis point cut is a concession to good monsoon coverage so far. Had the MPC been bolder, it would have created the psychological climate for banks to push the envelope on the lending front. __(8)___ of stressed loans could have eased, helping the ‘twin balance sheets’ of banks and the corporates. It is also __(9)__ that with banks out of their post-demonetisation liquidity surplus phase, the repo window may be used more actively in the days to come — unless the existing inflows into the capital market once again swell up banks’ kitty. All the more reason then for the MPC to have acted more decisively this time. As things stand, the chances are that the banks, now dealing with a __(10)__ rise in the marginal cost of funds, will use the lower repo rate to plug this gap, rather than pass this 25-basis point cut to the borrowers. In addition, some banks may pick up the cue laid down by State Bank of India and merely lower their deposit rates to cushion their finances


  1. A) pose
    B) outlook
    C) stance
    D) sentiment
    E) conduct
  2. C) stance


  1. A) neglect
    B) rear
    C) raze
    D) drop
    E) advanced
  2. B) rear
  3. A) servicing
    B) fixing
    C) aiding
    D) suporting
    E) fading
  4. A) servicing


  1. A) absolute
    B) positive
    C) activity
    D) cause
    E) moot
  2. E) moot
  3. A) absolute
    B) positive
    C) activity
    D) cause
    E) moot
  4. D) cause

Fill in the blanks choosing the word that is most appropriate in the context of the passage.

Studies have also established that although spending on stadiums and infrastructure for the quadrennial __(1)____boosts economic activity in the short run, hosting an Olympics is financially__(2)__. There are even instances when hosting the Games has pushed economies into crises or into heavy debt, as happened _(3)____Greece. And even when hosts avoided crises, their economies have been left with an ‘Olympics hangover’. Researchers at the Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) established in a 2012 study that the problem is primarily of cost over-runs. And as sports economist Andrew Zimbalist notes in Circus Maximus : The economic gamble behind hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, the strategy of the entities that gain from a city’s hosting of the Games — construction companies, media companies, hotels and restaurants — is “to lowball the cost estimates with a bare-bones plan, and then, once it is approved, to add the bells and__(4)_____”. If a realistic estimate of costs were provided, the project would never __(5)_____public support, he notes.

  1. A) spectacle
    B) exhibit
    C) pageant
    D) extravaganza
    E) expose
  2. D) extravaganza
  3. A) lethal
    B) unhealthy
    C) risky
    D) perilous
    E) advantageous


  1. C) risky
  2. A) with
    B) for
    C) to
    D) over
    E) against
  3. A) with
  4. .A) Balloons
    B) Whistles
    C) Rings
    D) Jingles
    E) Drums
  5. B) Whistles
  6. A) Secure
    B) Meek
    C) attain
    D) grab
    E) scathed
  7. A) Secure

Fill in the blanks choosing the word that is most appropriate in the context of the passage.

Instead, nurse wages simply reflect the relative scarcity of labour, a fact that hospitals need to take into account when they decide to employ nurses. So, a relatively large supply of nurses causes their wages to drop and allows hospitals to employ more nurses. __(1)____, when the supply of nurses is relatively small, it results in higher wages that push hospitals to employ fewer nurses. A minimum wage set by the government, in other words, will do very little to change the underlying reality of the supply of nurses in India far __(2)_____demand — which explains their low wages. Instead, as mentioned, the minimum wage will only prevent hospitals from fully _(3)_____the available supply of nurses — except in very rare, unrealistic cases. The newly proposed minimum wage of Rs. 20,000, in fact, is far above the __(4)_____market rate for nurses. So it is only a matter of time before hospitals __(5)____their nursing staff, lower their working hours, or, if possible, automate their roles.

  1. A) similarly
    B) analogously
    C) evenly
    D) converesly
    E) identically
  2. D) converesly
    A) outranking
    B) leapfrogging
    C) outstripping
    D) outreaching
    E) outrunning
  3. C) outstripping
    A) absorbing
    B) absconding
    C) relegating
    D) engrossing
    E) captivating
  4. A) absorbing
  5. A) missing
    B) prevailing
    C) personal
    D) ancillary
    E) marginal
  6. B) prevailing
  7. A) retrench
    B) augment
    C) dilate
    D) accentuate
    E) bestow

. A) retrench
Directions (-10) In the following passage , some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

The Centre’s move to notify new (1)………..(statement) to regulate livestock markets under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (PCA) is either extremely poorly thought out or much too clever for its own good. In a way, both. On the surface, the notification, which spans eight pages, reads like a general document on the regulation of the sale of (2)……(Many) kinds of livestock bought and sold in animal markets, with some welcome prohibitions on the cruelty inflicted in the transport and treatment of animals. But parse the rules, and it is (3)…….(evident) that cattle — a category that includes cows, buffaloes, bulls and camels — come under a slew of special restrictions which, when effected, could have an extremely serious impact on the meat and livestock industry, not to mention the (4)….(childhoods) and dietary choices of millions of people. Surprisingly, only the purchase or sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets has been prohibited. This raises suspicions that the Centre has attempted(5)…… (to) conceal, or at least soften perceptions about, an extremely controversial provision, in the guise of passing a seemingly inoffensive, even enlightened, body of rules relating to animal cruelty. The rules (6)…. (made) for the sale of cattle are so cumbersome — for instance, buyers must verify they are agriculturists, and sellers must (7)……(furnish) photo identity proof and written declarations stating that the cattle are not brought to the animal market for slaughter — that one wonders whether the(8)….. (examine) is to surreptitiously throttle the entire cattle(9)…… (fair) in an elaborate ream of red tape. Is the ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets intended to act indirectly as an absolute ban? Is the notification, stripped of its generalities and niceties,(10)…..(naturally) about the BJP government’s pet concern, cows?

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