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Directions (1-05): In each of the following questions given below, a sentence is given with some bold words which may contain errors. Below each of the sentences, a table is given with two columns in which column ‘A’ contains the list of bold words, and in column ‘B’ the suggested corrections are listed. You have to choose the best alternative among the four given options. If no correction is required against the given bold words, mark (e).i.e. “None of the above” as your answer.

Q1. A tide of corrosive capital has proportioned the world over the past decade. Public and private money from authoritarian states has been flowing into fragile democracies and emerging markets. Like water flowing through strong concrete, many of the funding deals exploit and weaken governance fissures in accountability and transparency.

(1) Proportioned
(2) fragile
(3) strong
(4) exploit

(5) swept
(6) durable
(7) cracked
(8) equivalent

(a) Both (1) – (5) and (3) – (7)
(b) (2) – (6)
(c) (1) – (5)
(d) (3) – (7)
(e) None of the above

Q2. Bangalore is one of the global innovation centers for AI solutions and transformations are being driven through Bosch’s “3S” strategy – where it uses sensors, software, and services. Bosch’s innovation accelerates this growth with wailing distribution networks, India-specific innovations, consumer centricity, and lastly, by entering new market segments.

(1) Innovation
(2) Transformations
(3) Accelerates
(4) Wailing

(5) Invasion
(6) Unifications
(7) Dispatches
(8) Robust

(a) (3)-(7)
(b) (2)-(6)
(c) (4)-(8)
(d) Both (a) and (b)
(e)None of the above

Q3. Re-introduction of long-term capital gains tax (LTCG) on gains adequacy from the transfer of long-term listed equity shares and equity-oriented mutual funds: presently, LTCG from the sale of equity shares and units of equity-oriented mutual funds on which sovereignty transaction tax (STT) has been paid at the time of sale is exempt from tax.

(1) Adequacy
(2) Sale
(3) Sovereignty
(4) Exempt

(5) Arising
(6) Proposition
(7) Securities
(8) Liable

(a) (3)-(7)
(b) (2)-(6) & (4)-(8)
(c) (1)-(5) & (2) –(6)
(d) (1)-(5) & (3)-(7)
(e)None of the above

Q4. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are at the forefront of technological advancements and emblematic of inextricably linked upside potential and downside risks in artificial intelligence technologies. As automobile and tech companies continue to apply artificial intelligence into manufacturing driverless cars, many question what this technology means for the future of mobility.

(1) Forefront
(2) Inextricably
(3) Manufacturing
(4) Mobility

(5) Recapitalization
(6) Subjugation
(7) Nurturing
(8) Credibility

(a) (4)-(8)
(b) (1) –(5)
(c) Both (1)-(5) & (3)-(7)
(d) (2)-(6)
(e)None of the above

Q5. By making citizens innocuous for offering a bribe to a public servant, the anti-corruption law has been brought in line with the UN Convention Against Corruption. The only exception to this rule is when one is forced to give a bribe. This exception kicks in only when the fact that one was forced to pay a bribe is reported to a law enforcement authority within seven days.

(1) Innocuous
(2) Exception
(3) Kicks
(4) Enforcement

(5) Liable
(6) Assuage
(7) Muffles
(8) Blundering

(a) (4)-(8)
(b) (1)-(5)
(c) Both (2)-(6) & (4)-(8)
(d) Both (1)-(5) & (3)-(7)
(e) None of the above


S1. Ans. (a)
Sol. The paragraph is talking about the biggest threat to democracy. So, corrosive capital can only sweep the world over the past decade. Furthermore, water can only flow through cracked concrete and not strong concrete. So option (a) is the appropriate answer.
Proportioned (adj.) means having dimensions or a comparative relationship of parts of a specified type.
Fragile means easily broken or damaged.
Exploit means to make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource).
Durable means able to withstand wear, pressure, or damage; hard-wearing.
Cracked means damaged and showing lines on the surface from having split without coming apart.
Equivalent means equal in value, amount, function, meaning, etc.

S2. Ans. (c)
Sol. The paragraph is talking about the innovations in Bangalore and the transformations that are driven through Bosch 3S’s strategy so the distribution networks cannot be wailing which means weeping or crying. Instead, it will be robust which means strong and vigorous.
Innovation means revolution.
Unification means the process of being united or made into a whole.
Dispatches means send off to a destination or for a purpose.
Invasion means an unwelcome intrusion into another’s domain.

S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. On the basis of LTCG, i.e. long term capital gains tax, instead of adequacy arising will be used as gains are arisen from the transfer of long term listed equity shares and equity-oriented mutual funds. Furthermore, sovereignty means supreme power or authority. There is no such tax, so it will be a securities transaction tax(STT).
Proposition means a statement or assertion that expresses a judgment or opinion
Liable means responsible by law; legally answerable.
Exempt means free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.
Adequacy means the state or quality of being adequate.

S4. Ans.(e)
Sol. No correction is required in the sentence. All of the given words in bold in the sentence are correct.
Forefront means the leading or most important position or place.
Inextricably (adverb) means in a way that is impossible to disentangle or separate.
Mobility means the ability to move or be moved freely and easily.
Recapitalization is a type of corporate reorganization involving substantial change in a company’s capital structure.
Subjugation means the action of bringing someone or something under domination or control.
Nurturing means helping or encouraging the development of.
Credibility means the quality of being trusted and believed in.

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option (b) is the appropriate answer. This is so because citizens can be made liable for that is responsible by law; legally answerable and not innocuous which means not harmful or offensive.
Assuage means make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
Muffles means wrap or cover for warmth.
Blundering means misjudging or miscalculating.

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