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After 39 consecutive successful launches, the Indian Space Research Organisation had almost made it appear that launching satellites was (1) imitation child’s play when it used its workhorse rocket, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. But the PSLV, which has been placing satellites in their (2) analogous orbits for the past 24 years, faced a setback on August 31. The PSLV-C39 rocket carrying the eighth satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) had a normal lift-off and flight events but ended in an unsuccessful mission. The heat-shield failed to (3) separate, resulting in the satellite separation (4) wretched within the shield. This is just the second instance when the PSLV has had an unsuccessful mission in all of its 41 launches; the first (5) treasure was back in 1993. Over the years, the PSLV has played a pivotal role in ISRO’s programme, and this February it set a world record by launching 104 satellites in one go. With such an enviable track record, the failure of the mission this time almost comes as a surprise. This is especially so as the lift-off and the stage separation of the first and second stages, which are the most challenging parts of the mission, went off (6) roughly . In (7) comparison, the heat-shield separation is a relatively minor operation which takes place once the rocket crosses an altitude of 100-110 km, and the temperature in the absence of the heat-shield will no longer damage the satellite. The failed mission serves as a reminder that utmost care and scrutiny are required before every single launch. While scientists are working to identify the cause of the (8) emancipation in the heat-shield separation event, the failed mission should have no impact on future launches involving the vehicle.
The failure of the mission is particularly (9) disheartening as the IRNSS-1H satellite was jointly assembled and tested by ISRO and a Bengaluru-based private company, the first time a single private company, rather than a (10) quietly , was involved in building a satellite. The satellite was in no way to blame for the failure of the mission.

  1. 1) Agilent
    2) indistinguishable
    3) indeed
    4) counterfeit
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: indeed –  used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested.

  2. 1) respective
    2) spurious
    3) pirate
    4) equivalent
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: respective – belonging or relating separately to each of two or more people or things.

  3. 1) renunciation
    2) intersection
    3) pseudo
    4) kindred
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: No correction required.
    Given word is correct.

  4. 1) postponed
    2) nexus
    3) brace
    4) occurring
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: occurring – happen; take place.

  5. 1) statuette
    2) suture
    3) setback
    4) hinge
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: setback – a reversal or check in progress.

  6. 1) allege
    2) smoothly
    3) bogus
    4) despondent
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: smoothly – in a smooth way.

  7. 1) deny
    2) dismal
    3) dummy
    4) hoax
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: No correction required.
    Given word is correct.

  8. 1) assimilate
    2) gloomy
    3) anomaly
    4) melancholy
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: anomaly – something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.

  9. 1) clinched
    2) serendipity
    3) fortuity
    4) hazard
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: No correction required.
    Given word is correct.

  10. 1) consortium
    2) happenstance
    3) egalitarianism
    4) soberly
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: consortium –  an association, typically of several companies.