1. Social media having become(A)/ so powerful that it is(B)/ even capable of making even(C)/ the wisest look vulnerable.(D)
E. No error
In A replace ‘having’ with ‘has’
In C, omit ‘even’ before capable
Directions(2): Read the following passage carefully and answer the question given below. Certain parts are given in bold to answer some of the question based on the passage.
One of the most important things to notice about the power of art is the way in which great works continue to exert their influence through the ages. Scientific discoveries which are of major importance at the time they are made are superseded. Thus, Newton’s theory of gravitation has been superseded by Einstein’s theory of relativity. Hence the work of great scientists has value in stages on the way to a goal which supersedes them. Broadly speaking, the achievements of generals, politicians, and statesmen have importance only in their own time.
Hence these people and their acts, great as they may have been are like milestones which mankind passes on its way to something else. They may be juxtaposed in the future but then, only to praise the contemporary work. But with the work of art, it is not so. The place which they occupy in the estimation of succeeding ages and the power which they exercise over men’s spirit is as great as they were in the age which produced them; indeed, their power tends to increase with time, as they came to be better understood.
2. Why people tend to forget over the ages the great work ?
A. Because it is not in their interests
B. Since they are not relevant in the present time
C. people remember only the influential works
D. any work howsoever great loses it importance with time
E. None of these
Option D only is suitable
3. Providing benefits for women on maternity leave and children is a societal responsibility which can be funded in a large country through a combination of general taxation and contributory payments from those who have the means. Health care should be treated as a right and deliveries handled without cost to women. ______________________________. Such a policy would harmonise the varying maternity benefit provisions found in different laws that govern labour at present.
A. The income guarantees during the pregnancy period can be ensured through a universal social insurance system.
B. Beneficiaries covered by the latest amendment must be protected from discrimination through clear provisions.
C. Mandating creche facilities to help women workers under the changed law is a forward-looking move.
D. Women’s empowerment can be achieved through universal initiatives, not by imposing conditionalities to avail benefits.
E. Access to welfare support has become even more critical as workers migrate frequently due to economic changes.
The paragraph starts while quoting that providing benefits for women and children is a societal responsibility. The sentence further states how the funds can be collected for this purpose. Out of the choices available, the sentence A clearly fits the blank most appropriately and the usage of the phrase ‘income guarantees’ confirms the same.
As international oil prices head higher, India will have to ..(1).. itself for the economic risks of expensive energy. Brent crude oil futures were trading at about $70 a barrel on Friday, marking a four-year high and a price increase of close to 6% since the start of the year. The rise in international prices has been particularly sharp given that oil had been selling at below $45 in June. This is a rally of about 55% in a matter of just months. Oil price dynamics have often been explained by changes in the supply outlook influenced by the decisions of major oil producers. Oil trading at $70 should offer some respite to traditional oil producers like the OPEC members, which have suffered the onslaught of U.S. shale producers. According to the IMF, last year, for instance, Saudi Arabia would break even on its budget with oil at $70. The recent spurt in oil prices, however, seems to be more the result of a weakening of the U.S. dollar than anything else. The dollar has been gradually weakening against major global currencies since the beginning of last year. But the trend was given a new push following comments by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in favor of a weak-dollar policy.
brace – a device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support.
5. Opposing free trade, some argue, is tantamount to support economic injustice
A. is tantamount of supporting economic injustice.
B. is tantamount with supporting economic injustice.
C. is tantamountly supporting economic injustice.
D. is tantamount to supporting economic injustice.
E. No improvement required
The adjective ‘tantamount’ which refers to ‘being essentially equal to something’ is generally followed by the preposition ‘to’ and not by ‘of’ or ‘with’. The correct expression is ‘tantamount to’. This immediately eliminates options A and B.