Directions (6-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
India has become, in purchasing power parity terms, the fourth-largest economy in the world. India’s economic …(6)… since 1980 has been among the most rapid. Although India managed its one incipient crisis in the early 1990s, it avoided the catastrophic losses …(7)… While many feared that exposing India’s economy to global competition would reveal India’s economic …(8)… it has rather revealed strengths and often unexpected strengths in new areas no planner would have dreamed of. India is increasingly taking its …(9)… on the global stage and in international forums as a 21st-century superpower. The generations of politicians and policy-makers who have been part of leading India to where it is today can be justifiably proud of the transformation. But achievements create new …(10)…, two of which are improving service delivery, particularly to the poor, through greater accountability and expanding the benefits of rapid growth— across sectors, regions and people.
: Option E
'growth' is contextually and grammatically correct.
: Option E
'elsewhere' is contextually and grammatically correct.
: Option D
'weakness' is contextually and grammatically correct.
: Option B
'place' is contextually and grammatically correct.
: Option C
'challenges' is contextually and grammatically correct.