IBPS PO Prelims English (Day-07)

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Theme based- odd sentence out

Directions (1-5): Choose the odd sentence out of the given five sentences in each question.

1)

I) The Delhi Assembly’s committee on peace and harmony on Monday said that prima facie it seemed that Facebook had a role in the Delhi riots that broke out in February.

II) The panel added that Facebook India officials will be issued notices to appear at its next meeting.

III) The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and Internet majors such as Google and Facebook to submit their stand on removing “offending images” of children and preventing them from resurfacing.

IV) “Facebook should be treated as a co-accused in the Delhi riots. There should be an inquiry”.

V) ” If the investigating agency finds that there is truth in the charges against Facebook, then a supplementary charge sheet against it should be filed in the court,” said AAP MLA and chairman of the pane; Raghav Chadha.

  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V

2)

I) Scores of parents promptly replied with their own experiences and many conceded that they have been paying charges beyond the tuition fee.

II) Some said they have been paying annual charges since the lockdown, while others asserted that schools have been asking for infrastructure and development charges as well.

III) Only a few seemed to have clarity on government directions regarding the matter.

IV) Adding to the confusion, a few schools have generated fee invoices citing a month-old order by the Punjab and Haryana High Court inSarv Vidyalaya Sangh vs. State of Haryana and others.

V) Karia said the protocols adopted in India are not different from those adopted in other countries.

  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V

3)

I) With a number of candidates of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), complaining of the difficulty in reaching examination centres due to the Covid-19 pandemic,

II) The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced its guidelines for Unlock 4.0, a day after the Union Home Ministry announced its guidelines on the same.

III) alumni of the top Indian Institutes of Technology have set up an online portal to connect volunteers with those who may need transport.

IV) The portal, www.eduride.in was created by alumni from the IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and IIT Madras in response to an appeal by IIT Delhi director V. Ramgopal Rao to provide support to candidates of the JEE, both Main and Advanced, and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

V) The portal aims to ease the burden of commuting, especially from remote locations and poorly connected areas, given that transport services in many parts of the country are still disrupted due to the pandemic.

  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V

4)

I) However, as per the agreement, Indian troops also moved back from their existing positions leading to creation of buffer zones at all the disputed sites.

II) A Brigade Commander-level flag meeting was in progress at Chushul to resolve the issues, the Army said adding, and they were committed to maintaining peace and tranquility through dialogue,

III) But was also equally determined to protect its territorial integrity.The Army is not sharing any operational details at this point to maintain operational security.

IV) A defence source said that there was movement by PLA troops in the Chushul sector following which the Indian Army too repositioned its troops as a precaution to foil any misadventure.

V) Around 25 PLA soldiers intruding across the LAC and were blocked by Indian troops, a defence source said. Around 100 PLA soldiers were also seen below Black Top hill just across the LAC, the source added.

  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V

5)

I) But the senior lawyer, in his second statement to the court, said an insincere apology amounts to contempt of his conscience and to the institution he holds in high esteem.

II) The hearing was scheduled on August 25 to study the “effect” of the statement.”We expected something better,” Justice Mishra said, referring to the second statement.But Mr. Venugopal suggested the court should “warn and let him go”.

III) “Many sitting and retired judges have spoken about the institution in the past. It was to tell the court to look within and reform, to seek improvement for advancement of justice.

IV) No, it is not necessary to punish him,” Mr. Venugopal submitted when the court asked him for guidance.

V) “What is wrong in seeking an apology? Is it a sin to apologise? Will that be a reflection of guilt? ‘Apology’ is a magical word which can heal

  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V

Cloze test

Directions (6-10): In the question given below, a short paragraph is given. Select the answer choice that provides the correct sentence that completes the passage and is contextually and grammatically correct:

In the last few months, you might have perfected your grandmother’s rich chocolate cake recipe, mastered the push up and perhaps even completed that long list of ‘must-read’ books lying on your shelf for ages. But here’s a group of people, some newbies and others who have quietly revisited the art of embroidery this lockdown. Like actor-writer Twinkle Khanna, who had learnt to crochet and embroider as a child, and has been spending time making hoops with her children. ________ (A) ________________.

Floral wreaths, a boat in a lily pond, vibrant butterflies and several intricately hand-embroidered landscapes are the speciality of this mother-daughter duo. Thaiyal (with a dual meaning in Tamil — stitching or a beautiful, empowered woman), was kick started during the lockdown by Aditya Lavanya, 23, who wanted to kill boredom with art. “Lockdown has taken a mental toll on everyone and art is our escape,” says the architect, who learnt embroidery from her mother, Meera Bai P, a professional artiste._________ (B) ____________. “We draw inspiration from nature and photographs, use fabrics like net and organza and techniques such as the fly stitch, French knot or spider stitch,” says Lavanya, who has sent out nearly 40 orders so far.

____________ (C) _____________. Soon, she started embellishing her nine-month-old daughter’s dresses with colourful flowers and fishes. “I’ve created over 50 hoops ranging from three to 12 inches. I embroidered the cover of my favourite book (Anne of Green Gables), a flower seller at Kashmir’s Dal Lake, and more,” says Gandotra, who also designed an embroidered poster (on Covid-19) for Jaipur’s Nila House. She is now hosting online workshops (Rs1,500- Rs2,500) for beginners. “They are sent a starter kit and a two-hour online session covers basic stitches and to complete an art piece by themselves,” says Gandotra who is hosting an embroidered tote bag workshop on September 6.

Smashing stigmas through embroidery is the forte of this textile designer and artist.__________ (D) ______________. Titled ‘Breaking Stereotypes, One Art at a Time’, her project spreads awareness on issues such as menstrual health, body positivity and the importance of mental well-being. “We weren’t born with these insecurities, they are given to us by the world we live in. I am using my art to turn people’s attention to such issues that need to be addressed. The media, modelling industry have shaped our minds into thinking that there’s something wrong with our body the way it is naturally. It’s time we set ourselves free from those thoughts,” says Kaipally, who also delicately embroiders on dry leaves, twigs and paper in her series, ‘Grow Unapologetically’.

_____________ (E) _______________, who heads the craft platform that cashed in on the popularity and started retailing hoops a few months ago. With designs of cactus plants and bright blue skies, it is evident the artistes draw inspiration from nature. “It is what the world is craving right now. We want to bring home the scenery we are craving,” she says, adding that if embroidered non-stop, one woman can design a hoop in two hours. “However, embroidery is always done like meditation, in small sittings of 10 minutes or as a break in between household chores.” Raw materials are provided to the artisans at home and hoops are priced between Rs 500 and Rs 700.

6) A

  1. If Google trends are anything to go by, terms like ‘embroidery’, ‘paraffle embroidery’, ‘embroidery frame’, among others, have been receiving a tremendous increase in searches not just in India, but worldwide.
  2. “Hoops used as art is a new concept for traditional Rabari artisans, from Gujarat’s Okhamandal region, as this is usually a tool they work with and are not the end product,” says Kirti Poonia
  3. When a follower on Facebook requested her for a portrait, similar orders started coming in and this helped her find her niche in embroidered portraits.
  4. A NIFT graduate, who was first introduced to embroidery during college, returned to the hoop in April this year “to cope with the anxiety caused by the rapidly changing world”.
  5. The former HR professional decided to use her days in lockdown to turn her love for art into a profitable venture.

7) B

  1. Today, they spend close to eight hours a day working on orders and they’ve also crafted an adjustable hoop stand in-house.
  2. The former HR professional decided to use her days in lockdown to turn her love for art into a profitable venture
  3. When a follower on Facebook requested her for a portrait, similar orders started coming in and this helped her find her niche in embroidered portraits.
  4. “It’s based on the belief that one should never stop growing and working on themselves no matter how bad the past was. The twigs are stitched onto paper,” says the artiste who spends 10-15 hours on a hoop and also customises embroidered portraits.
  5. Intricately embroidered landscapes, portraits and messages on mental health. Five artistes who kick started their love for the art form this lockdown.

8) C

  1. When a follower on Facebook requested her for a portrait, similar orders started coming in and this helped her find her niche in embroidered portraits.
  2. A few months ago, the photographer and new mother revisited embroidery and started documenting everyday things with the art form: flower vases, a cycle and even a broom and mop.
  3. A NIFT graduate, who was first introduced to embroidery during college, returned to the hoop in April this year “to cope with the anxiety caused by the rapidly changing world”.
  4. Intricately embroidered landscapes, portraits and messages on mental health. Five artistes who kick started their love for the art form this lockdown
  5. The former HR professional decided to use her days in lockdown to turn her love for art into a profitable venture

9) D

  1. Intricately embroidered landscapes, portraits and messages on mental health. Five artistes who kick started their love for the art form this lockdown
  2. “Hoops used as art is a new concept for traditional Rabari artisans, from Gujarat’s Okhamandal region, as this is usually a tool they work with and are not the end product,” says Kirti Poonia
  3. A NIFT graduate, who was first introduced to embroidery during college, returned to the hoop in April this year “to cope with the anxiety caused by the rapidly changing world”
  4. When a follower on Facebook requested her for a portrait, similar orders started coming in and this helped her find her niche in embroidered portraits.
  5. We take a look at five individuals who have gone a step further and turned their art into a lucrative business.

10) E

  1. Intricately embroidered landscapes, portraits and messages on mental health. Five artistes who kick started their love for the art form this lockdown
  2. “It’s based on the belief that one should never stop growing and working on themselves no matter how bad the past was. The twigs are stitched onto paper,” says the artiste who spends 10-15 hours on a hoop and also customises embroidered portraits.
  3. Intricately embroidered landscapes, portraits and messages on mental health. Five artistes who kick started their love for the art form this lockdown.
  4. “Hoops used as art is a new concept for traditional Rabari artisans, from Gujarat’s Okhamandal region, as this is usually a tool they work with and are not the end product,” says Kirti Poonia
  5. The former HR professional decided to use her days in lockdown to turn her love for art into a profitable venture

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: C

If we summarized the sentences I, II, IV and V we get a clear idea about the passage, which highlights the assembly panel to discuss and issue a notice to Facebook regarding Delhi riots. On the other hand, sentence III speaks about the High Court’s plea to Google and Facebook regarding “offending images”, undoubtedly becomes the odd sentence. Therefore, option C is the correct answer to the choice.

2) Answer: E

If we summarized sentences I, II, III and IV we get clarity about the topic being discussed. It is related to schools fee payment during lockdown according to the directions given by government. On the other hand in sentence V, Mr Karia (Who is neither being introduced in earlier sentences nor in that particular) seems to speak about an unknown protocol which is

widely accepted in other countries, clearly seem out of context. Therefore, option E is the correct answer to the choice.

3) Answer: B

If we summarized sentences I, III, IV and V, we get an idea about a volunteer initiative by IITs alumni to help JEE aspirants to reach their examination centres amidst of Pandemic by creating a Nationwide portal.  On the other hand sentence II speaks about unlock 4.0 guidelines by Tamil Nadu government, clearly seems out of the context. Therefore, option B is the correct answer to the choice.

4) Answer: A

If we summarize sentences II, III, IV and V we get an idea about the paragraph, which seems to tell us about a meeting regarding a certain issues and their approach to the same. However, sentence I speaks about an action which has already taken due to any previous agreement, and shows the present situation due that taken action. Hence, it is clearly out of Context. Therefore, option A is the correct answer to the choice.

5) Answer: E

If we summarized sentences I, II, III and IV, we get a clear idea of the paragraph which seems to project a conflicts in thoughts between Justice Mishra and Mr. Venugopal. On the other hand sentence V can be inferred differently due to the absence of any speaker, it seems to be contextually incorrect. Therefore, option E is the correct answer to the choice.

Directions (6-10):

6) Answer: A

This paragraph speaks about the popular trends or hobbies undertook by various people to beat boredom during lockdown. It then certainly draw attention  towards embroidery which received attention even from celebrities but never came to mainstream trending news. Thus, the paragraph will conclude providing hypothesis to the situation it the said topic would had been into main stream trends. Therefore, option A is the correct answer to the choice.

7) Answer: A

The paragraph speaks about some of the artists who are indulged with embroidery throughout the lockdown for personal satisfaction as well as delivering customers. The blank sits between their inspiration and their identity so, it is expected to hold their dedication towards their passion. Hence, option A is the correctly fit to the choice. Therefore, option A is the correct answer to the choice.

8) Answer: B

The line after the blank says about a mother who started embellishing her daughter dress. Hence, it is clear that option B correctly fits into that blank,  which can be the probable reason why the mother started embellishing . Therefore, option B is the correct answer to the choice.

9) Answer: C

The line previous to blank points out about a person’s profession and her region of expertise in killing stigmas. Hence, the following blank should explain a detail about her background and why here reason to return to hoop, since the later part of the paragraph explains about various stereotypes and awareness . Therefore,   option C is the correct answer to the choice.

10) Answer: D

In the line next to the blank speaks about a profession of a person and how she got popular. It is expected that the blank must hold certain insights and name to the concerned person. No other option is as correct as option D. Therefore, option D is the correct answer to the choice.

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