Direction (1-10): Each question below contains a statement with three blanks followed by four options. Choose the option that can fill the three blanks and mark it as your answer.
Q1. President Ram Nath Kovind’s _______ to overturn his decision to appoint the Vice-chancellor (VC) of the Visva Bharati University ______ West Bengal is not just unprecedented, it _______ troubling questions.
(a) Decision, in, raises (b) Right, for, risen
(c) Question, to, answer (d) Residence, of, fails
Q2. The basic _________ of parliamentary democracy ______that the elected executive decides policies and programmes _______ bureaucracy executes them.
(a) Execution, are, but (b) Governance, is, that
(c) Principle, is, while (d) Function, was, and
Q3. There are far too ______ rich religious leaders with nothing to do _______ hate democracy as an alien system forced on the people to take them _______ from Islam.
(a) Much, that, far (b) Many, whom, close
(c) New, who, far (d) Many, who, away
Q4. ___________ the need to tap rural markets, various internet _______ are bringing out solutions relevant for these segments. While some companies are focusing on adding regional language capabilities to their________, others are adding locally-relevant content.
(a) Watching, company, reports
(b) Recognizing, companies, services
(c) Consuming, providers, languages
(d) Leading, companies, report
Q5. The CBI is _______ four top officials of Punjab National Bank in connection with the Rs.11, 400- crore loan _______ allegedly pulled off by billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and his family, sources _____ said.
(a) Questioning, fraud, have (b) Trying, case, have
(c) Transacting, fraud, has (d) Managing, fraud, has
Q6. “Unwanted girls” are girls _______ are alive but likely disfavoured by their parents. They ______ less healthcare and schooling, with life-long effects on _____ well-being.
(a) That, received, its (b) Who, receive, their
(c) Whom, receives, her (d) Which, receiving, his
Q7. South Korean lawmakers protested Friday over a ________ by a top North Korean general ________ the Pyeongchang Olympics, labeling him a war criminal over the 2010 sinking of a warship and calling for _______ execution.
(a) Visit, for, his (b) Coming, from, him
(c) Visiting, by, her (d) Meeting, to, their
Q8. The Trump administration has _________ a new policy that makes very tough the procedure of issuing H-1B visas to __________ to be employed at one or more third-party worksites, a move that will hugely_________ Indian IT companies and their employees.
(a) Recall, them, effect (b) Asked, these, impact
(c) Announced, those, impact (d) Announce, them, involve
Q9. Nepal will hold presidential ________ on March 13 to ________ the new president who will succeed the Himalayan nations’ first woman _________ Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
(a) Election, succeed, prime-minister (b) Election, elect, president
(c) Candidates, poll, leader (d) Polling, elect, leader
Q10. Stress and adversity ________the brain’s ability to learn and retain information, earlier research has found. But according to a remarkable new neurological ________ in mice, regular exercise can counteract those effects by ___________ communication between brain cells.
(a) stronger, research, maintaining (b) Connects, study, exercising
(c) Studies, changes, understanding (d) weaken, study, bolsteringSolution