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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

English Language For IBPS RRB PO/Clerk | 29- 08 - 18

Mahendra Guru
English Language For IBPS RRB PO/Clerk | 29- 08 - 18

Dear Readers,

As IBPS has released the official notification of the Common Recruitment Process for RRBs (CRP RRBs VII) for recruitment of Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II And III) and Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and the exam is going to be held in the month of August 2018 and September 2018 for both the posts. Looking at the notification, we have now started subject-wise quizzes for the exam. It will include quizzes of all the subjects- Quantitative Aptitude, English, Reasoning and Computer. All these quizzes will be strictly based on the latest pattern of the IBPS RRB exam and will be beneficial for your preparations. So, keep following the quizzes which will provide you a set of 10 questions daily. 
Here, we are providing you important questions of English Language for IBPS RRB 2018 exam.

Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions a passage is given in which there is a blank. Choose the most logical and appropriate option from the five options given that can be filled in the blank. 

Q1. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti launched the central government’s UJALA scheme in the state with the distribution of LED bulbs among people.____________________. Under this scheme consumer can buy five LED bulbs at the rate of Rs 20 each by showing monthly electricity bills or ID cards. 

1. The government was working on a “comprehensive roadmap to augment the generation, transmission and distribution systems” to ensure quality power supply to the consumers, adding it was with this augmented power sector, that the state’s economy could be “revitalised” with because of its cascading effect on all sectors. 

2. Government acknowledges the great savings that the scheme shall bring to the electricity bills of the consumers and has made sincere efforts to ensure that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have access to this national scheme. 

3. She urged the consumers to come forward and purchase the LED bulbs “so that their monthly electricity bills are reduced and they contribute positively towards energy 

4. The scheme will be implemented in the state by Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department in collaboration with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). 

5. The National LED programme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 

Q2. ___________________________Ahmedanagar-based Gagare will receive the Sportsman of the year award and the Satara-based Lalita, the Sportswoman of the year award, said a media release from SJAM. The awards presentation is to be held here on September 3 in which former India fast bowler Zaheer Khan would be chief guest and present the trophies and certificates. 

1. He is also founder and board member of a cricketing academy. 

2. Maharashtra’s sixth Chess GM Shardul Gagare, and steeplechase specialist Lalita Babar, who finished a creditable 10th in the Rio Olympics, have been chosen for the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai’s (SJAM) Golden Jubilee Annual Awards 2016. 

3. Mumbai won the Ranji Trophy for the 41st time, defeating Saurashtra in the final. 

4. Mumbai and India middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been chosen for the International Cricketer of the Year award, Rohit Sharma for a special award for making the highest ODI score at Kolkata in 2014 while Shardul Thakur and Shreyas Iyer would share the Ranji Trophy Cricketer of the year award 

5. Mumbai Cricket Association has been chosen for the team of the year award. 

Q3. With India getting only two medals in the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced the decision to set up a task force to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation in the next three Olympics. According to the announcement made by Modi at the meeting of the council of ministers here, the task force comprising experts will be set up in the next few days. “The Task Force will be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic games 2020, 2024 and 2028,” PMO stated._____________________. 

1. The decision to set up the task force comes against the backdrop of India’s dismal performance in Rio, as the country won only one silver and one bronze even after sending its biggest contingent of 118 athletes. 

2. The decision to set up the task force comes against the backdrop of India’s dismal 
performance in Rio, as the country won only one silver and one bronze even after sending its biggest contingent of 118 athletes. 

3. India finished 67th in the medal tally. 

4. The next Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo in 2020 

5. Mr Chandra joined Bain Capital as Managing Director in early 2008 and is part of the firm’s leadership team in Asia. 

Q4. Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur launched a mobile app for availing immediate and easy access to ambulances in the state. ________________________”The app will make the access to the National Ambulance Service (NAS) much faster and does not require sharing of information such as name and location. Himachal has become the first state in India to launch any such app,” claimed Singh. 

1. “With this, the number of 108 ambulances which was just 50 in 2010 has increased to 199 and there is one ambulance for every 34,000 population and considering the tough topography of the state, this service has proved a boon for the people in the state,” said Singh. 

2. The app named ‘108 HP’ can be downloaded on any smartphone. 

3. The Health Minister said the state government was spending Rs 1 lakh per day on the ambulance services and till now 7.50 lakh emergency cases had been facilitated. 

4. Besides, 102 Janani Express providing free services to pregnant women from home to hospital and back home after delivery was being provided and so far 82,000 women had benefited, he added. 

5. During the programme, Singh also distributed cheques of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of deceased in the 108 National Ambulance Service accidents. 

Q5. The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the joyous Hindu festival of Diwali with a Forever stamp. ________________________________________The stamp design is a photograph featuring a traditional diya oil lamp beautifully lit, sitting on a sparkling gold background. 

1. Diwali is a shortened version of the Sanskrit word Deepavali, which roughly translates as “a necklace of lights.” 

2. During Diwali, the flickering oil-wick diyas sprinkle the homes of observers around the world. 

3. Oct 5 will be the first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony will take place at the Consulate General of India, New York. 

4. Also known as Deepavali, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Spanning five days each autumn, it is considered by some to be the start of the new year. 

5. On the Hindu calendar, Diwali falls on the eve of, or on, the new moon that occurs between mid-October and mid-November. 

Directions(6-10): Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the sentences in one. 

Q6. The central bank governor said Aoun’s election and the formation of a government would boost confidence in the economy and attract foreign aid. Lebanon is hosting some 1.5 million refugees from the war in neighboring Syria. 

a) To which 

b) Consequently 

c) Apparently 

1. Only a 

2. Only b 

3. Only c 

4. Both c & b 

5. None of the above 

Q7. Banks can raise funds through perpetual debt instruments (PDI) qualifying for inclusion as additional tier 1 capital and debt capital instruments qualifying for inclusion as tier II capital by way of rupee-denominated bonds overseas, it said. They could also raise through long-term rupee denominated bonds overseas for financing infrastructure and affordable housing, it said. 

a) Not just that 

b) As much as 

c) Evidently 

1. Only a 

2. Only b 

3. Only c 

4. Both a & b 

5. None of the above 

Q8. Once among the top five most attractive brands in India, the venerable house of Tatas has fallen off that perch this year, according to a study of the country’s most attractive brands released today. The annual study, which comes out every October-November, has ranked Tata at seventh position, a drop of three spots from last year when it was ranked fourth. 

a) Where as 

b) Where in 

c) However 

1. Only a 

2. Only b 

3. Only c 

4. Both a and b 

5. Both a and c 

Q9. With Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the two states resisting its implementations for different reasons, now agreeing to implement it from 1 November, all 36 states and Union territories have been brought under it. This would entail an expenditure of Rs 1.4 lakh crore annually — more than the 2016-17 budgeted food subsidy of about Rs 1.35 lakh crore. 

a) However 

b) Now 

c) Consequently 

1. Only a 

2. Only b 

3. Only c 

4. Both a and b 

5. None of the above 

Q10. In addition to the 827 known killings over the past decade around the world, journalists are kidnapped, arbitrarily detained, tortured, intimidated, and harassed on and offline. Women face the added threat of gender-based violence and sexual harassment. 

a) Where in 

b) Apparently 

c) Also 

1. Only a 

2. Only b 

3. Only c 

4. Only a and c 

5. None of the above 


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