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Friday, 22 December 2017

English Language Test For IBPS Clerk Mains | 22 - 12 - 17

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Developing a solid foundation in English will not only help you to increase your knowledge but will also help you to score better in the exam. English is a major section in exams which candidate fears a lot. To boost your preparation, MahendraGuru is providing English Quiz for RBI Assistant/IBPS Clerk Mains and IBPS SO Exams exams.

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Q.1-5. In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words have been suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Ever since the internet started (1) ordinary citizens with tools that democratize information, governments across the world, including India, have been looking at ways and means to control the online world through some form of regulation. This has given rise to (2) laws and provisions, such as Section 66 (A) of the Information Technology Act 2000, which was misused so often that the Supreme Court had to step in and (3) the law. The new draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016, proposed by the ministry of home affairs, falls into this category of blunderbuss legislation. The main problem with this Bill is that it is vague, has a wide remit and leaves too much room for subjective interpretation — a situation tailor-made for potential misuse and harassment of common citizens. Under the proposed law, anyone who wishes to publish any geospatial information on India will need a license from a security vetting authority. In addition to data acquired through satellites and other aerial platforms, geospatial information has been defined in such a manner that it encompasses even photographs taken by individuals depicting natural or manmade physical features. So the law could be interpreted in a manner that would make it mandatory for individuals to take a license if they want to click pictures of the Taj Mahal with their smartphones and upload it to a social networking site. The penalties for failure to obtain a license are severe — fines of up to Rs. 100 crore, or up to 7 years in jail. Clearly, the policy has been ill-thought out because if a majority of Indians decided to obtain licenses, no single agency has the capability required to handle all this data.

The ministry of home affairs has defended the proposed Bill by arguing that it is aimed at ensuring that companies such as Google depict India’s territorial boundaries correctly. For example, there have been instances in the past when Google has shown Arunachal Pradesh as a disputed territory. The Centre is also concerned about satellite images of sensitive areas being freely available on digital maps. These concerns may be valid from a national security point of view but it does not justify (4) an overreaching law that requires scrutiny of all digital images taken by individual citizens. The proposed Bill is also contrary to Prime Minister’s vision for Digital India and Smart Cities, both of which require a huge amount of geospatial data. If companies and individuals involved in these projects have to take licenses and permits, then another important reform goal — reducing red tape — would come a cropper.

India does need a geospatial policy to protect its national interest but the current draft Bill is a non-starter. Perhaps, the Bill drafted by the department of science of technology offers a better starting point as it at least recognizes the different uses of geospatial data. While adequate measures to protect security concerns must be taken, the Centre should not (5) to using a sledgehammer to crack open a peanut. 

Q.1. Choose the correct option for (1).

01. empowering

02. deposing

03. enervating

04. authorize

05. invigorate

Q.2. Choose the correct option for (2).

01. ductile

02. pliable

03. libertarian

04. bendable

05. draconian

Q-3. Choose the correct option for (3).

01. agree

02. keep

03. scrap

04. economize

05. harmonize

Q.4. Choose the correct option for (4).

01. promulgating

02. advertise

03. disseminate

04. annunciate

05. decree

Q.5. Choose the correct option for (5).

01. dodge

02. resort

03. ascension

04. debilitate

05. avoid

Q.6-10. Which of the Phrases (1), (2) (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrases printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

Q.6. The move of the government was prompted by sluggish tax revenues and mounting spend commitments.

01. mount spent requirements 

02. mounted spends requirements

03. mounted spend requirements

04. Mounting spending requirements

05. No correction required

Q.7. The party started distributing tickets six months before the election dates were announced giving the candidates enough time to groom their constituencies.

01. no time to groom

02. some time to grooming

03. much time for grooms

04. such times to groom

05. No correction required

Q.8. In case a person needs to carry cash amounting to over Rs 2.5 lakh, the concerned persons will have to inform the IT department in advance.

01. the concerned person

02. the concerns person

03. the concerned person

04. the concern persons

05. No correction required

Q.9. It is for colleges and the government to find off about fake admissions and take action. 

01. find out about fake

02. finds out about fake

03. found out about fake

04. found on about fake

05. No correction required

Q.10. A candidate will be banned from election if a charge sheet for heinous offence is filed against him. 

01. Heinous offense are filed

02. heinous offensive is filed

03. heinous offenses is filing 

04. a heinous offence is files

05. No correction required


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