FILL IN THE BLANKS

The following question has a sentence with two blanks. Given below it are four pairs of words. Choose the pair that best completes the sentence.

There was very little that Djokovic did wrong on Sunday, except for a patch in the final set where he put himself in                 situations, only to rediscover his brilliance to emerge                 time and again.

  1. tricky, unscathed
  2. defining, insouciant
  3. balmy, blase
  4. precarious, weighted

 

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Parajumble

The five sentences (labelled 1,2,3,4, and 5) given in this question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper order for the sentences and key in this sequence of five numbers as your answer.

  1. That scene encapsulates this Phantom Pictures’ adaptation.
  2. This does not make it less painful, but at least on the page, one is spared the harrowing cries of the dying animal.
  3. In the original novel, however, the poor creature is thrown out of a moving car.
  4. In the first scene of the Netflix adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel, Sacred Games, Jojo Mascarenhas’ pomeranian is thrown outside an apartment building by her consort Ganesh Gaitonde.
  5. Packed with darkness, the show has an aura of respectability while being purportedly seductive.

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Verbal Question of the Day: 23

Verbal Question of the Day:22

CR- Summary Question

Q. Dispute settlements take years to do, during which non-compliant tariffs and retaliatory action prevail. China has been gaming the system to impose tariffs that it knows will eventually be ruled out of court after a couple of years, but it gains from them in the interim. Besides, a country that files a successful trade complaint only earns the right to impose penal tariffs on the offending country. In a fast-moving scenario where retaliatory tariffs have already been imposed, dispute settlement as the WTO understands it loses meaning.

Which of the following best summarizes the paragraph given above?

A. WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism is a time-consuming process and awards ineffectual penalties.

B. WTO’s time-consuming dispute settlement system has become inconsequential in today’s dynamic environment, where retaliatory tariffs are already imposed.

C. Countries like China are taking unfair advantage of WTO’s lenient dispute settlement mechanism.

D. WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism has done nothing to ameliorate the international trade issues caused by retaliatory tariffs.

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Verbal Question of the Day:22

Verbal Question of the Day: 21

OUT OF CONTEXT

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

1. Internet service providers (ISPs) will be prohibited from practices such as blocking content, degrading speeds, slowing specific content, or granting differential speeds or treatment.

2. The Telecom Commission’s acceptance of net neutrality rules will have far-reaching implications for the future of the internet in India.

3. The internet has essentially been net neutral for over two decades, and there has been plenty of visible innovation.

4. A net-neutral regime will allow smaller businesses and individuals to create and disseminate content without the fear of their offerings being swamped by larger competitors.

5. In that sense, net neutrality will help to promote innovation across the entire digital ecosystem.

 

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Verbal Question of the Day: 21

Verbal Question of the Day: 20