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Among other key issues raised during Mr. Yi’s visit will be China’s presidency of the G20 group, which will (1) in the summit at Hangzhou next month. As the G20 host, Beijing holds the pen to the group’s outcome statement. The summit has the (2) to flare up, given that the U.S. will push strongly on matters concerning the SCS and WTO. Beijing’s handling of the summit will hold a candle to its (3) as a responsible power in the region.
Indian officials argue that China has been promoting its narrow interests in (4) forums. They cite recent discussions on the sidelines of BRICS meetings, where Chinese diplomats have aggressively promoted the idea of the collective as a (5) to the U.S.-led order. India is distinctly uncomfortable with pitching BRICS as an “anti-West” initiative.

  1. 1) provoke
    2) privilege
    3) culminate
    4) begin
    5) commence
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : culminate – (समापन)
    culminate – reach a climax or point of highest development.

  2. 1) potential
    2) cleaver
    3) shrewd
    4) intelligent
    5) lacking
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : potential

  3. 1) sincere
    2) reputation
    3) disreputableness
    4) tricky
    5) notoriety
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : reputation

  4. 1) instability
    2) wavering
    3) variability
    4) multilateral
    5) insecurity
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : multilateral

  5. 1) probability
    2) availability
    3) counterweight
    4) variability
    5) wavering
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : counterweight – a weight that balances another weight.

    As we celebrate Independence Day this August 15, it is worth asking ourselves: why is there little sense of pride in the country about what our parents and grandparents managed to achieve against all odds? If anything, why is there a sense of (6) about their potential contributions and sacrifices? My father was in and out of British jails for more than three years, and there were scores of people like him. They were not only fighting for India’s freedom from colonial rule in a political sense, but also fighting hard for the transformation of the country from within — from age-old (7) of the caste system, and from the pressures of collective (8) to create a sense of individual and civic responsibility to create a modern nation. The stories of people like my parents (my father died at the age of 81 in 1993 and my mother completed 100 last September before passing away last December) are not simply moral examples but also (9) and thrilling. But, except for a few details such as the Dandi Salt March or the Quit India Movement and the final Partition of the sub-continent, much of the details about the movement and the involvement of several thousands of people from all parts of the country remain (10) in the minds of most Indians today.

  6. 1) adulation
    2) derision
    3) privileging
    4) provocation
    5) commendation
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : derision – contemptuous ridicule or mockery.

  7. 1) amendments
    2) regards
    3) prejudices
    4) fairness
    5) tolerances
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : prejudices – preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

  8. 1) crankiness
    2) nuttiness
    3) deviations
    4) creepiness
    5) conventions
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : conventions – a way in which something is usually done.

  9. 1) careful
    2) previlence
    3) prudent
    4) adventurous
    5) cautious
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : adventurous

  10. 1) candid
    2) vocal
    3) hazy
    4) lucratvie
    5) sunny
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : hazy – covered by a haze.