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- Question 1 of 10
1. Question1 pointsCategory: English
A. More evidence of this comes from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which has released its 2018 Revision of the World Urbanization Prospects.
B. Forecasting for the year 2050, the UN agency estimates that the percentage of urban residents in India would be 52.8, compared to 34 today, while Delhi would edge past Tokyo as the world’s most populous city by 2028.
C. This is a sustained trend, particularly in developing countries now, as production, jobs and markets get concentrated.
D. India, China and Nigeria are expected to lead other countries and account for 35% of the projected growth in urban population by mid-century.
E. Cities are economically vibrant spaces around the world and draw a large number of rural migrants looking for better prospects.Correct
- Question 2 of 10
2. Question1 pointsCategory: English
A. All these sectors are in high growth mode as emerging economies witness greater urbanisation and higher agricultural productivity.
B. India has launched the second phase of the programme to eliminate the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) as part of its commitment under the Montreal Protocol, which requires the complete removal of chemicals that result in ozone depletion and aid global warming.
C. The data for refrigerant consumption during 2015 compiled by the European Union show that in the developing world, split air-conditioning units, car ACs and commercial refrigeration record the highest use of these chemicals.
D. These are used mainly in the air-conditioning, refrigeration, polyurethane foam manufacturing and cold chain sectors, and must be replaced with better alternatives.
E. It is imperative the Central government ensures that its efforts to upgrade industries using the $44.1 million in funding available under the Protocol are scaled up to meet the need fully.Correct
- Question 3 of 10
3. Question1 pointsCategory: English
A. The idea that whatever is left of these fragile mountainous forests should be protected from unsustainable exploitation in the interests of present and future generations, while presenting sustainable ways of living to the communities that inhabit these landscapes, is being lost sight of.
B. Given the weak effort at forging a consensus, there is little purpose in the Centre returning to the drawing board with another draft notification to identify ecologically sensitive areas.
C. Quite unscientifically, the issue is being framed as one of development-versus-conservation.
D. The hesitation shown by the Central government in deciding upon full legal protection for one of its most prized natural assets, the Western Ghats in their totality, is a major disappointment
E. What it needs is a framework under which scientific evidence and public concerns are debated democratically and the baseline for ESAs arrived at.Correct
- Question 4 of 10
4. Question1 pointsCategory: English
A. The extraordinary sight of a lake in Bengaluru on fire, with a massive plume of smoke that could be seen from afar, is a warning sign that urban environments are crashing under the weight of official indifference
B. If wetlands are the kidneys of the cities, as scientists like to describe them, Karnataka’s capital city has entered a phase of chronic failure.
C. No longer the city of lakes and famed gardens, it has lost an estimated 79% of water bodies and 80% of its tree cover from the baseline year of 1973.
D. Successive governments in the State have ignored the rampant encroachment of lake beds and catchment areas for commercial exploitation, and the pollution caused by sewage, industrial effluents and garbage, which contributed to the blaze on Bellandur lake.
E. The neglect is deliberate, since some of the finest urban ecologists in the city have been warning that government inaction is turning Bengaluru into an unlivable mess.Correct
The sequence is correctIncorrect
The sequence is correct
- Question 5 of 10
5. Question1 pointsCategory: English
A. Last year it was revealed that India has a higher burden of new patients with TB than estimated earlier — 2.8 million in 2015 compared to 2.2 million in the previous year, a quarter of the world’s cases.
B. The promise of a well-funded five-year scheme to meet the TB challenge beginning in 2017 is welcome, although steady progress towards the new elimination deadline of 2025 will also depend on improved capabilities in the health system to meet the daily drugs requirement and a feeling of ownership at the State level.
C. The reference in the Union Budget to new elimination targets for some major communicable diseases barely hints at the enormous burden carried by millions in India with tuberculosis, kala-azar (leishmaniasis), filariasis, leprosy and measles.
D. Having set concrete goals, the Centre must now demonstrate its seriousness by moving away from the flawed policies of the past.
E. It would appear incongruous that an emerging economy with no timetable for universal health coverage and a lack of political will to loosen its purse strings for higher government expenditure has set ambitious deadlines to rid itself of deadly scourges.Correct
- Question 6 of 10
6. Question1 pointsCategory: English
Ram _______to ensure that this time he pass his exams with good marks.Correct
To move heaven and earth – to make more effortsIncorrect
To move heaven and earth – to make more efforts
- Question 7 of 10
7. Question1 pointsCategory: English
The summary provided on the internet about ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was ________ by the website in just one page.Correct
Answer – 1.
To put in a nutshell- To say in a few words or to make something conciseIncorrect
Answer – 1.
To put in a nutshell- To say in a few words or to make something concise
- Question 8 of 10
8. Question1 pointsCategory: English
He is a man of virtue and known for his veracity as he _______.Correct
To call a spade a spade- to be blunt , frank and outspokenIncorrect
To call a spade a spade- to be blunt , frank and outspoken
- Question 9 of 10
9. Question1 pointsCategory: English
The lawyers in the courtroom were continuously talking about the case in their language of law in terms of sections , bare acts. It was ________.Correct
Greek to me – something which is not understandableIncorrect
Greek to me – something which is not understandable
- Question 10 of 10
10. Question1 pointsCategory: English
The policeman _____ when he figured out that the culprit was nobody but the deceased’s husband as his statement contradicted all the times.Correct
Hit the bull’s eye- To be exactly right about something or achieve the best result possible.Incorrect
Hit the bull’s eye- To be exactly right about something or achieve the best result possible.
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