Monday, July 15, 2024
Banking QuizEnglish

English: Sentence Fillers/Para Completion Set 4

Directions: From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.

  1. When it comes to vehicular pollution, there is a need to understand why Delhi has an ever-growing motorised vehicle population. Efficient mobility is essential for a smooth functioning city. A primary cause for the explosion of private cars in the city is the____________________________________.
    A) Delhi’s vehicular traffic, particularly private vehicles, is not the prime culprit.
    B) higher number of trips by autos and taxis and a larger presence of two-wheelers.
    C) absence of a properly functioning, predictable, integrated public transport system with efficient last-mile connectivity.
    D) a feeder system integrating the different forms of public transport, synchronised road management system and improved pedestrian facilities.
    E) High fines, a hyper-vigilant police force and the short period of enforcement.
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Smiling a lot is a valued trait: People who often smile sincerely radiate likeability, connect easily with others and are appreciated more. By smiling, you make a positive impression that will assist in making contacts and reaching your goals_________________________________________
    A) but If you make it second nature to smile easily in different situations, it won’t take that much effort to smile disarmingly when the tension rises somewhat.
    B) And many managers have possibly lost the deal of their dreams, because they couldn’t smile spontaneously.
    C) That’s why we perhaps do not always dare to smile.
    D) Moreover, smiling makes you feel good. However, not all smiles are created equal, and it is not a good idea to smile in every situation.
    E) None of these.
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. Some people shy away from travelling alone, a few embrace it. So, what is it that makes it an attractive option? What are the advantages of going it alone? Well first things first, travelling solo can be very liberating. The itinerary you set and all the decisions you make are yours and yours alone_______________________________________________.
    A) You don’t need to worry about any other person or group.
    B) but that is just one of many problems you will have to solve yourself, along with making your own arrangements, and setting your own goals.
    C) Actually, you can be completely selfish.
    D) The most important factor to consider in your decision to make a trip alone is your own sense of independence.
    E) None of these.
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. The rules as regards to applying for jobs have been subject to enormous changes lately, and if you haven’t been job hunting for a while, it can come as a bit of a shock: In the past, people preferred a hand-written application letter, but it is becoming more and more common these days to find and apply for a vacancy via the internet__________________________________________________.
    A) Members of the interview committee will ask you questions, but your answers won’t only be oral.
    B) After all, before a word has even been spoken, your body language will have already given people their first impression of you.
    C) More and more often it is enough to email your C.V., or simply place your C.V. on the web, and because of this, the application procedure often goes more quickly.
    D) It might be a cliché to talk about arriving on time for a job interview, but I think it is still important enough to bring it to your attention.
    E) None of these.
    View Answer
    Option C
  5. Mosquitoes feed on the blood of various kinds of hosts, mainly vertebrates, mainly mammals. However, some mosquitoes also attack invertebrates, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even some kinds of fish. Although the loss of blood is seldom of any importance to the victim____________________________________________________.
    A) The saliva of the mosquito often causes a nasty irritation that we call a bite.
    B) In their defence, mosquitoes don’t really know what they are doing.
    C) Many species of mosquitoes act as vectors of diseases.
    D) so following our post on the Zika virus we decided to show this infographic, which reveals some of the diseases that the mosquito carries.
    E) None of these.
    View Answer
    Option A
  6. India’s drive to encourage the use of efficient LED light bulbs has till now been restricted, for the most part, to households. The government leveraged its buying power to make LEDs available at discounted prices. Lighting takes up about 15 per cent of the total power consumption._____________________.
    A) Much of India’s infrastructure is yet to be built.
    B) Such a business model would also align with broader goals of improving energy efficiency.
    C) A cost-effective pathway for this growing segment to transition to LEDs makes smart business and economic sense.
    D) That can be reduced to about 2 per cent, if LEDs are adopted across the board.
    E) None of these.
    View Answer
    Option D
  7. The State Bank of India’s (SBI) move to reintroduce penalty on depositors who do not maintain a minimum balance in savings account is short-sighted. This is so for three reasons. One, the justification offered, of having to recoup the cost on no-frills Jan Dhan accounts, is less than convincing. Two,_______________________________________.
    A) If penal charges force customers to do a hard commercial comparison between PSBs and private banks.
    B) if public sector banks (PSBs) are seen to be mercenary in their treatment of customers, depositors might well migrate to private banks that offer superior returns, if not service, and deprive PSBs of their huge cushion of current and saving accounts (Casa).
    C) Of the 27.84 crore Jan Dhan accounts opened so far, holding Rs 64,228 crore, PSBs account for about four-fifths of the number of accounts and of the deposits.
    D) With increasing proportions of the government’s subsidy expenditure being transferred to these accounts as cash, banks stand to enjoy a float of a few lakh crore.
    E) None of these.
    View Answer
    Option B
  8. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna river and __________________________________.
    A) The tribunal was informed that a total of 14 STPs are to be constructed to clean wastewater.
    B) to oversee the execution of work pertaining to the cleaning of the river .
    C) The green panel noted that almost 67% of the pollution reaching the Yamuna would be treated by the two sewage treatment plants.
    D) announced an environment compensation of Rs. 5,000 for those violating the diktat.
    E) None of these.
    View Answer
    Option D
  9. Google has just put a lid on a phishing scheme that drew victims claiming to be the search giant’s Docs platform. The victims received a mail_________________________-.
    A) saying a contact had shared a Google Doc, and when they opened the link, they were taken to a Google Docs page where a service called ‘Google Docs’ requested access to their email login.
    B) Spear phishing is an email that appears to be from an individual or a business familiar to you. Spear phishers thrive on familiarity.
    C) In a lengthy blog post, Snapchat apologised to its employees and assured them that the servers were not breached.
    D) an SMS from ‘Coca Cola Foundation’ might announce that you have won a million in the lottery.
    E) None of these.
    View Answer
    Option A
  10. The government has set up 18 sectoral groups, comprising senior members from the Centre and the States, ________________________________________.
    A) who, in turn, will try to guide and help them in resolving the same.”
    B) highlighting specific issues for the smooth transition of the respective sector to the GST regime,
    C) to ensure the smooth rollout of the Goods and Services Tax, it announced on Friday.
    D) concerned industry groups/associations or even individual industry representative(s) may approach the respective sectoral group officers with their problems
    E) None of these.
    View Answer
    Option C

 

 

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