Directions(1-5): Fill in the blanks from the options given.
1. Even though India has become world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world after China, it is also _______ for simply bringing in most of the components and assembling them, an activity also sarcastically termed as screwdriver technology.
: Option B
means to imitate/replicate something.
means are dignified/glorified.
, which means ridiculed/insulted, fits in.
2. Alcohol-induced liver damage is a growing epidemic, especially in Kerala where aberrant lifestyle changes are being _______ at a rapid rate as compared to rest of India.
: Option D
means to dig up.
3. Delhi is the _______ example of a city that has neglected its environment and needs a fundamental policy change incorporating environmental preservation within the economic goals so as to shift the mindset of Indian society
: Option A
means are bland/boring/dull.
means are faulty.
means are ancient.
Of all the options, option A- quintessential- fits in well here.
4. Our chief economic advisor recently noted that although the level was still below potential, the Indian economy seemed to be picking up resiliently in terms of growth and very ________ stated that India was both a story of revival and risks.
: Option C
are similar and would be redundant. Thus, option A is incorrect.
is correct in terms of meaning but not grammar.
is absurd while debatable is an adjective and we need an adverb in the blank.
fits right in. This means concise and here refers to the chief economic advisor
summarizing his remarks.
5. Contrary to popular perception, India had never been an “outlier state” and though not a member of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, had maintained a _________ non-proliferation record coupled with a strong commitment to controlling exports of nuclear materials.
: Option C
means marked/flawed and is opposite to what the statement wishes to convey. Guilty is also
incorrect by the same logic. Both can be eliminated.
means up to date and does not fit in the context.
means shiny and is incorrect.
, meaning perfect/flawless suits the context and fits in well.
Hence, option C is correct.