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English Questions: Cloze Test Set – 34

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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are creating question sample in Cloze test, which is BASED ON IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other competitive exams !!!

Urbanisation is the talk of the town. A number of new initiatives have been..(1)..by the government of India in the last two years, raising the level of ambition of Indian cities — smart cities, clean cities (Swachh Bharat), rejuvenated cities (Amrut), and housing for all. The first recognition of the..(2)..of urbanisation, after years of neglect by both the Centre and the states, came in 2005 when the government of India launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) in December 2005. The..(3)..ran its course till March 2014, with..(4)..results. Public service delivery improved only in cities where state governments provided an enabling environment for innovation and better governance.
Indian cities mostly remain in very..(5)..condition with respect to public service-delivery and governance. For the new initiatives to succeed, it is important to recognise that while some funding through the new missions will help, as in the..(6)..of JNNURM, the key issue is whether our cities will be empowered with finances and capacity by the state governments and helped by the government of India. Without this, private funds will not come forth to supplement the limited funds of the government and..(7)..of public-private partnership will not materialise.
There must, of course, be elected local governments as the Constitution..(8)..,but there must also be greater autonomy to the elected urban local governments in the running of city affairs. Unless this is done, our cities will not be able to improve the quality of life of their..(9)..and also play their role as engines of rapid growth.
In order to explain why cities matter, particularly for India’s current stage of development, let me begin with some frequently asked questions about the relationship between rapid economic growth, structural..(10)..and urbanisation.

  1. 1) Increased
    2) Launched
    3) Published
    4) Posted
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: Launched

  2. 1) Attentive
    2) Careful
    3) Importance
    4) Encompass
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: Importance

  3. 1) Mission
    2) Target
    3) Premier
    4) Bestowed
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: Mission

  4. 1) Mixture
    2) Singled
    3) Doubled
    4) Mixed
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: Mixed

  5. 1) Rich
    2) Wretched
    3) Prosperous
    4) Claimed
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: Wretched

  6. 1) Case
    2) Ritual
    3) Retraction
    4 Privilege
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: Case

  7. 1) Harass
    2) Figment
    3) Aggressive
    4) Hope
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: hope

  8. 1) Detest
    2) Loathe
    3) Mandates
    4) Hate
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: mandates

  9. 1) Alleviate
    2) Citizens
    3) Tacit
    4) Evacuate
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: Citizens

  10. 1) Transformation
    2) Penetration
    3) Diffusion
    4) Sentiment
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: Transformation