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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has made clear that the U.S. central bank is preparing for its next interest rate increase amid signs that a consumption-led expansion in the world’s largest economy is gaining traction, (1) at a moderate pace. While stopping short of indicating a time frame for the move, Ms. Yellen referred to the steady improvement in the domestic labour market, with expectations of both further job gains and moderate growth in real GDP, as (2) the case for the Fed to raise borrowing costs for the first time since December last. With U.S. benchmark interest rates having (3) close to zero for almost a decade, some economists and central bankers, including the Reserve Bank of India’s Raghuram Rajan, have openly questioned the efficacy and long-term impact of “ultra-low rates” (4) widely across developed economies as part of the response to the 2008 financial crisis. Among the (5) of the easy money policies in the U.S. and the European Union, which were accompanied by a stimulus in several emerging markets, was the sharp upsurge in liquidity and the resultant second-order effects on asset prices and inflation, and currencies and the terms of trade in the emerging economies. It is in this context that the Fed’s decision last year to (6) on a policy normalisation was seen as central to a gradual and welcome restoration of global monetary normalcy. Ms. Yellen herself acknowledged that monetary authorities may need to consider adopting additional tools in dealing with recessions and economic shocks in future as average global economic growth and interest rates move into a lower (7) than in the past.
The Fed chair’s comments also highlighted some of the risks that lie ahead for the U.S. economy. In particular, she (8) the fact that business investment remains soft, and subdued global demand combined with the dollar’s recent gains continues to constrain the country’s exports. U.S. economic data, including figures for consumer confidence and payrolls, due later in the week may help bring more clarity on the likely timing of the next increase in the Fed funds rate — September, as a minority of economists (9), or December, as investors anticipate. With the Federal Open Market Committee set to make its next statement on September 21 after a two-day meeting, policymakers at the RBI will have about two weeks to factor in the interest rate stance in the U.S. while deciding on domestic borrowing costs. A rate hike by the Fed will have implications for the Indian currency and interest rates that the RBI must take (10) of.

  1. 1) exclude
    2) albeit
    3) debar
    4) oust
    5) expel
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : albeit – though.

  2. 1) preventing
    2) undermining
    3) obstructing
    4) hindering
    5) bolstering
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : bolstering – support or strengthen.

  3. 1) instances
    2) disdain
    3) hovered
    4) ground
    5) grounded
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : hovered – remain in one place in the air. 

  4. 1) national
    2) native
    3) privilege
    4) adopted
    5) local
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : adopted

  5. 1) consequences
    2) commencement
    3) source
    4) origin
    5) inception
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : consequences

  6. 1) disembark
    2) detain
    3) alight
    4) embark
    5) anchor
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : embark – go on board a ship or aircraft.

  7. 1) airy
    2) patulous
    3) orbit
    4) accessible
    5) agape
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : orbit – the regularly repeated elliptical course of a celestial object or spacecraft about a star or planet.

  8. 1) strengthen
    2) flagged
    3) prestigious
    4) inclined
    5) do well
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : flagged – mark (an item) for attention or treatment in a specified way.

  9. 1) hide
    2) withhold
    3) forsake
    4) predict
    5) be quiet
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : predict

  10. 1) obliterate
    2) disremember
    3) cognisance
    4) consign
    5) oblivion
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : cognisance