Fill in the Blanks Set – 39

Directions: Pick out the most appropriate pair of words to complete the given sentences.

Q1. With heavy rains causing __ in Chennai, HDFC has decided to __ off any penalty on its home loan customers impacted by the rains for any delay in EMI payments for last month.
A) catastrophe, see
B) calamity, lay
C) flood, put
D) havoc, waive
E) disorder, take

Answer

 Option D 

Q2. The Himachal Pradesh High Court has dismissed a __ of petitions filed against setting up of mobile towers on health grounds saying there is no __ to suggest that emissions from mobile towers constitute.
A) group, significance
B) clutch, evidence
C) set, witness
D) bunch, contradiction
E) number, mark

Answer

 Option B 

Q3. California was one of the first states to __ such a system in the 1980s after the first alarms were __ about deteriorating air quality in Los Angeles.
A) implement, raised
B) apply, rang
C) launch, constructed
D) start, sounded
E) begin, tuned

Answer

 Option A 

Q4. The debate on whether India should __ bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan has gathered __ again.
A) continue, discussion
B) abrogate, significance
C) resume, steam
D) vitiate, energy
E) schedule, potency

Answer

 Option C

Q5. Technological developments are taking place in two opposite directions: the  user end is becoming increasingly simpler , __ the skills and equipment making that __ are becoming complex.
A) while, possible
B) albiet, hypothetical
C) when, available
D) as, unlikely
E)  despite, advisable

Answer

 Option A 

Q6. Whether it is urban transport, where __ time information and control are critical to success or high-speed train systems, where sensitive control and equiipment __ is a fundamental need.
A) in, counselling
B) certain, scanning
C) actual, negligence
D) no, ignorance
E) real, monitoring

Answer

 Option E

Q7. The mineral-rich economy has done __ well over the past few decades in __ coal and mineral ores to China and India.
A) immensly, selling
B) truly, giving
C) extremely, exporting
D) actually, demanding
E) drastically, taking

Answer

 Option C

Q8. __ modernisation means access to new ideas and influences as well as social and economic __.
A) Cascading, freedom
B) Immense, freedom
C) Enduring, freedom
D) Persisted, freedom
E) continued, freedom

Answer

 Option E 

Q9. The city govt. Was of the view that some schools were __ and that closing these would save money, which could be __.
A) small, reinstate
B) besiged, restore
C) undersized , reinvested
D) enclosed, revamp
E) None of these

Answer

 Option C 

10. Although people usually come with a clear idea __the basic features in a car within a __their decision prior to purchase.
A) about, stipulated
B) on, stipulated
C) over, stipulated
D) for, stipulated
E) of, stipulated

Answer

 Option A 

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