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The only other country where employers reported greater difficulties in finding required skills was Japan whose working-age population has been..(1)..shrinking for a quarter century. Meanwhile, India is awaiting a demographic dividend, which requires substantial investments in education and training.
Let immigration policy not be an..(2)..intrepid in attracting talent. It is likely that the welcome mat to foreign students will not immediately attract many from East Asia, Southeast Asia or Latin America. Our neighbours —Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka —will be the most..(3)..courageous source of talent. We should offer to give residency permits to graduating foreign students and skilled workers, including those from South Asia.
For security reasons, Pakistani students may have to be kept out. But we have the..(4)..valiant to make India a highly attractive place of learning and work to the most talented students from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Initiatives to..(5)..receptive recruit the best PhDs, Indian or foreign, in Indian universities would make them more attractive to foreign students.
We get a large number of African students, who prefer India to the US or Europe. They find Indian universities academically strong without being..(6)..bearing expensive. But they face racism and..(7)..discrimination simply account of the colour of their skin. The best of Africa are as good as the best of anywhere in the world. We have the potential to attract the best from Africa, train them for Indian needs, offer them permanent residency and a path to citizenship.
In western countries, a substantial..(8)..succeeding of scientists and skilled professionals are foreign-born. Switzerland tops the list with 57% of the scientists, working and studying, in the country being foreigners, according to the GlobSci Survey of 2011. The..(9)..distance figure is 46% in Canada, 45% in Australia, 38% in the US, 33% in Britain, 23% in Germany, and 17% in France. The proportion of foreign scientists working or studying in India, in comparison, is..(10)..negligible: less than 1%.

  1. 1) assuming
    2) inevitable

    3) endmost

    4) adventurous
    5) No correction required.

    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: No correction required.

  2. 1) obstacle
    2) consequent

    3) dauntless

    4) gallant
    5) No correction required.

    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: obstacle – a thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress.

  3. 1) bantam
    2) immediate
    3) ensuing

    4) heroic

    5) No correction required.

    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: immediate – occurring or done at once; instant.

  4. 1) diligent
    2) valorous
    3) potential
    4) liberal
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: potential – having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future.

  5. 1) proactively
    2) acquiescent

    3) dignify

    4) quiescent
    5) No correction required.

    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: proactively – by taking action to control a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.

  6. 1) couriers
    2) resolute
    3) audacious
    4) prohibitively
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: prohibitively – used to emphasize a cost that is so high as to prevent something being done or bought.

  7. 1) docile
    2) enduring
    3) enduring

    4) enterprising

    5) No correction required.

    Answer – 5) 
    Explanation: No correction required.

  8. 1) latent
    2) proportion
    3) daunted
    4) apathetic
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 2) 
    Explanation: proportion – a part, share, or number considered in comparative relation to a whole.

  9. 1) stolid
    2) departing
    3) corresponding
    4) forbearing
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: corresponding  – analogous or equivalent in character, form, or function; comparable.

  10. 1) patient
    2) static
    3) tractable
    4) phlegmatic
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: No correction required.