SBI CLERK PRELIMS- ENGLISH DAY-1
SBI CLERK PRELIMS- ENGLISH DAY-1
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SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 Study Planner Day-1
Section : English Language
Topic : Reading Comprehension
Time: 10 Minutes
D.1 – 10 ): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much anticipated visit to Washington has come and gone. The chemistry was positive, and the physics (that is, the structural content and equilibrium) and the geometry (the angles and alignments along which the visit was pitched) well-calibrated. Mr. Modi’s fifth visit to the U.S. as Prime Minister concluded on a note of reassuring affirmation about relations between the world’s most important and largest democracies.
President Donald Trump is a man of many moods and ‘humours’, a personification of impulse and impetuousness. The fact that the two leaders struck a good rapport, marked by mutual “respect and friendship”, despite the difference in their personalities, augurs well.In Mr. Trump’s own words, he had “tremendous success” in his meeting with Mr.Modi. Progress in bilateral relations over the last few years received the imprimatur of endorsement of the new President, and there were no missed heartbeats or gut-wrenching moments.
Besides claiming that both leaders were “world leaders in social media”, Mr. Trump’s Rose Garden statement spoke of both countries working together to create jobs and grow their economies (a foundational ideology for Mr. Trump which is not antithetical to priorities in Mr. Modi’s India) and ensuring a trading relationship that is fair and reciprocal. Mr. Trump announced that the U.S. will sign major contracts with India for the sale of natural gas, although he was trying “to get the price up a little bit”.
On the security front, he expressed the joint determination of both countries to destroy “radical Islamic terrorism” as also to enhance military cooperation, with mention of the forthcoming ‘Malabar’ naval exercise involving the Indian, American and Japanese navies. He had a good word for Indian efforts to help Afghanistan and for India’s joining in sanctions against the North Korean regime — a regime that was causing “tremendous problems” and which had to be dealt with, “and probably dealt with rapidly”. This last aside, where Mr. Trump departed from prepared remarks, should get East Asia analysts and experts ready with their dissection tools to understand what looked like a clenched warning to Pyongyang.
Mr. Modi, as an astute student of human psychology, was effusive in both body language (the three “diplohugs” directed towards what some call a “germophobic” President!) and words of warm appreciation for the First Lady and Mr. Trump. He invited Ivanka Trump to India, and she has accepted. His key words were “mutual trust” and “convergence” to describe his meeting with Mr. Trump, as he referred to the “common priorities”, and the “robust strategic partnership” that unites the two countries. He called the U.S. the “primary partner” for India’s transformation, stressing convergence between his vision for a new India and Mr. Trump’s vision of “making America great again”.
Striking a high note, Mr. Modi spoke of Mr. Trump’s successful experience in the business world as lending “an aggressive and forward-looking agenda to our relations”. For his part, he said, he would remain “a driven, determined and decisive partner” of the U.S. The two leaders have set aside the “hesitations of history”, it would seem. Interestingly, on Afghanistan, Mr. Modi spoke of maintaining “close consultation and communication with the U.S. to enhance coordination between our two nations”, and terrorism in that country being “one of our common concerns”. This space must be watched to determine the contours of future cooperation. So too, the reference to the increasing consultations on West Asia in the joint statement, “in accord with India’s Think West policy” flags an issue of important ramifications, requiring more elaboration. The triangulations involving Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran are extremely complex today, and common India-U.S. perspectives (apart from eradicating Islamic radicalism) await more specific identification.
1. How did Narendra Modi describe his meeting with The President of America Donald Trump according to the author ?
(i) Mutual Trust
(ii) Accordance with West Asia
(iii) Non Robust Srtategic Partnership
2. Which of the following is true regarding the given passage ?
(i) Modi and Donald Trump global Leaders in Social Media
(ii) Appreciation to Pyongyong
(iii) Support the radicalism in Pakistan
(iv) Both countries are determined to destroy Islamic Radical Terrorism
(v) USA , the primary partner for our Country’s Transformation
3. Which Country is the primary partner of India’s Transformation ?
4. Which could be the correct title for this passage ?
5. Which of the following is more complex according to the given passage which is stressed by the author ?
6. Which of the following gives the EXACT meaning as the word impetuousness ?
7. Which of the following gives the exact OPPOSITE meaning as the word Clenched ?
8. Which of the following word contribute the exact meaning as the word Astute ?
9. What does the author tries to convey with the line “one of our common concerns“ from the given passage ?
10. Who according to the author is a man of many moods and humours ?
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