Directions: Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word/words followed by four words. Select the option that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word/words and mark your response on your Answer Sheet accordingly.
Instructions: Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence, three possible situations for the underlined part are given. If any one of them is better than the underlined part, select that answer. If none of these substitutions improves the sentence, select (d) as your response.
1. Why was Kaushik Basu, the ex-economic advisor to the Prime Minister of India, in news recently?
He was appointed as
Directions: The following seven (7) items consist of two statements, statement I and statement II. You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the code given below:
1. "The Draft Constitution as framed only provides a machinery for the government of the country. It is not a contrivance to install any particular party in power as has been done in some countries. Who should be in power is left to be determined by the people, as it must be, if the system is to satisfy the test of democracy." The above passage from Constituent Assembly debates is attributed to
1. Which one among the following was not an outcome of the fifth BRICS summit held in Durban in South Africa in March 2013?