# Recent questions tagged passage-reading

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Some people suggest anti-obesity measures $\text{(AOM)}$ such as displaying calorie information in restaurant menus. Such measures sidestep addressing the core problems that cause obesity: poverty and income inequality. Which one of the following statements summarizes the ... $\text{AOM}$ are addressing the problem superficially
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Hit by floods, the kharif (summer sown) crops in various parts of the country have been affected. Officials believe that the loss in production of the kharif crops can be recovered in the output of the rabi (winter sown) crops so that the country can achieve its ... target cannot be met due to floods. Officials hope that the food-grain production target will be met due to a good rabi produce.
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Repo rate is the rate at which Reserve Bank of India $\text{(RBI)}$ lends commercial banks, and reverse repo rate is the rate at which $\text{(RBI)}$ borrows money from commercial banks. Which of the following statements can be inferred from ... of borrowing and decrease lending by commercial banks. Decrease in repo rate will decrease cost of borrowing and increase lending by commercial banks.
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Since the last one year after a $125$ basis point reduction in repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India, banking institutions have been making a demand to reduce interest rates on small saving schemes. Finally, the government announced yesterday a reduction in interest ... A reduction in interest rates on small savings scheme follow only after a reduction in repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India
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The nomenclature of Hindustani music has changed over the centuries. Since the medieval period dhrupad styles were identified as baanis. Terms like gayaki and baaj were used to refer to vocal and instrumental styles, respectively. With the institutionalization of music ... disciples. Which one of the following pairings is NOT correct? dhrupad, baani gayaki, vocal baaj, institution gharana, lineage
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I read somewhere that in ancient times the prestige of a kingdom depended upon the number of taxes that it was able to levy on its people. It was very much like the prestige of a head-hunter in his own community. Based on the paragraph above, the ... upon ______________ the prestige of the kingdom the prestige of the heads the number of taxes he could levy the number of heads he could gather
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A smart city integrates all modes of transport, uses clean energy and promotes sustainable use of resources. It also uses technology to ensure safety and security of the city, something which critics argue, will lead to a surveillance state. Which of the following can be logically inferred from the ... cities promote surveillance. $(i)$ and $(iv)$ only $(ii)$ and $(iii)$ only $(iv)$ only (i) only
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"If you are looking for a history of India, or for an account of the rise and fall of the British Raj, or for the reason of the cleaving of the subcontinent into two mutually antagonistic parts and the effects this mutilation will have in the ... needed for the impartial recording of these matters". Here, the word antagonistic' is cIosest in meaning to impartial argumentative separated hostile