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Economy based Cloze Test Set 26 IBPS-RRB PO

Economy based Cloze Test Set 26 IBPS-RRB PO by Ajay Sir

Jute industry seeks continued protection ( The Hindu 22 oct. 2016)

The jute industry stressed the  …….1……. of the continuation of the protection extended through the  ……2……… Packaging Control Act at a meeting where the industry’s “over-dependence on one product and a single-customer” also figured on the agenda.

The meeting was  …….3…….. by the Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani — her second such stakeholder’s meeting, since taking charge. Among the other points of discussion were the quality of B-Twill bags used for packing food grains, productivity …….4…….  for man and machine, increasing exports and jute goods diversification.

The issue of improved living and working conditions, and  ……….5………. with statutory payments and payments of workers dues came up for discussion.

The issue of the protection extended to the jute industry featured   ……..6…….. .It was pointed out that the Jute Packaging Materials Act , 1987 was meant as a support to the industry and not a  ………7…….. for the industry’s growth and development.

 

Over the years, the Act has undergone substantial dilution. While fertiliser and cement sectors have been totally …..8……. from using jute packaging, there has been relaxation in case of sugar and foodgrains as well. As against 100 per cent norm, only 20 per cent of the sugar output and 90 per cent of foodgrains are required to be packed in B-Twill sacking now.

The domestic market was the mainstay of-of the 12.3 lakh tonnes jute goods industry with 74 per cent of the output being accounted for by sackings. Domestic  ……..9…….. was 87 per cent of consumption with only 13 per cent of this product heading to the export markets.

Bag quality

Admitting that the level of dependence on government for selling sacking was high, the industry said that the quality of the raw jute fibre in India was a reason behind the industry’s  ………10……..  product mix. The industry depends on to a large extent on fibre import from Bangladesh, its key competitor.

The meeting also  …….11……. the issue of the quality of jute bags and import of bags from two neighbouring countries, against whom anti-dumping investigations have been started recently. A study conducted on basis of four  ……..12…….. — dust emission, noise levels, illumination and occupational heath safety conditions — found most of the jute mills wanting.

1.

(1) ease

(2) importance

(3) structure

(4) base

(5) system

 

2.

(1) provisional

(2) unconditional

(3) light

(4) urgent

(5) mandatory

 

3.

(1) lead

(2) chaired

(3) misled

(4) head

(5) control

 

4.

(1) rates

(2) increase

(3) norms

(4) speed

(5) decrease

 

5.

(1) finance

(2) deal

(3) in

(4) improvement

(5) compliance

6.

(1) defensively

(2) offensively

(3) prominently

(4) rejected ly

(5) highly

7.

(1) choice

(2) option

(3) inclusion

(4) substitute

(5) mention

 

8.

(1) removed

(2) exempted

(3) abstain

(4) costlier

(5) higher

 

9.

(1) skill

(2) consumption

(3) expansion

(4) developement

(5) agreement

 

10.

(1) effected

(2) taxed

(3) lopsided

(4) marginal

(5) levied

11.

(1) affect

(2) flagged

(3) worsen

(4) completed

(5) started

12.

(1) effects

(2) parameters

(3) things

(4) quantities

(5) areas

 

Answers:

1. (2) importance

2. (5) mandatory

3. (2) chaired

4. (3) norms

5. (5) compliance

6. (3) prominently

7. (4) substitute

8. (2) exempted

9. (2) consumption

10. (3) lopsided

11. (2) flagged

12. (2) parameters

Vocabulary Used in this passage: 
lopsided: 

असंतुलित; एकांगी; उलार;एकांगी

unilateral, one-sided, one-way,

Exempted:- छूट प्राप्त;मुक्त किया गया

mandatory:-
required by law or mandate; compulsory.
Ex. “wearing helmets was made mandatory for pedal cyclists” syn. obligatory, compulsory, binding, required

Source link: The Hindu

English by Ajay Sir

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