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Directions(1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

1.
India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

2.
India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

3.
India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

4.
India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

5.
India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

6.
India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

7.
India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

8.
India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

9.
India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

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India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

 

 

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Directions(1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

1. Question

India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

Ans: 2
Robust growth signifies healthy growth.

2. Question

India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

Ans: 3
Augur means portend a good or bad outcome. In the given context we can just predict GDP not confirm it.

3. Question

India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

 Ans: 3
Improving as per sense of the statement.

4. Question

India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

Ans: 1
Bottomed out means to reach a lowest or worst point usually before beginning to rise or improve.

5. Question

India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

Ans: 5
A continuous movement of slow nature is the sense trying to fit in here.

6. Question

India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

Ans: 4
Sluggish means lacking energy/alertness.

7. Question

India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

Ans: 2
As per sense of the statement.

8. Question

India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

Ans: 1
Projections and prediction are different thing. To project means to predict or promote in a particular way .

9. Question

India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

Ans: 5
Warrant or guarantee anything specific.

10. Question

India’s industrial production registered ………………. (1) growth for the second straight month, growing at 7.1% in December, while retail inflation slowed to 5.07% in January, signalling that the Indian economy may be stabilizing. The pickup in factory output was driven by a 8.4% growth in the manufacturing sector. Electricity and mining, the two other categories, expanded 4.4% and 1.2%, respectively, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Monday showed. It is likely that the recovery in factory output will ………………….(2) well for the fiscal third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on 28 February. In another signal that economic sentiment may be ………………(3) , the quarterly Business Confidence Index, released separately on Monday by the Delhi-based economic think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), registered a growth of 9.1% in January, after declining for two consecutive quarters. In November, the index of industrial production (IIP) grew 8.8% and consumer price index-based (CPI-based) retail inflation quickened by 5.21% in December. Though a low base last year is partially responsible for the pickup, higher growth in production of cement, diesel and two-wheelers signal a revival in economic demand. Gross value-added growth is likely to improve to around 6.8% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the preceding September quarter, led by manufacturing, construction and services, Aditi Nayar, principal economist at Icra Ltd, said in a statement. Anis Chakravarty, partner and lead economist at Deloitte India, said while IIP growth was expected to be around the high-single-digit range, the breakup shows that overall growth in the Indian economy has ………………….(4) and is now slowly improving.“The ………………….(5)  suggests that the impact of GST (goods and services tax) has most likely waned,” Chakravarty said in a statement. While output of consumer non-durables grew at a robust 16.5% in December, production of consumer durables continued to remain ……………(6) , growing at 0.9%.However, economists warned against reading too much into …………………………(7) in the volatile capital goods segment (16.4%), which has been registering positive growth for the past five months.“It remains somewhat premature to attribute the recent double-digit growth in capital goods to a pickup in investment activity, as it benefits from the rebuilding of inventories for sub-sectors such as commercial vehicles as well as a favourable base effect related to the 6.2% contraction in December 2016,” Nayar said. While food inflation softened in January, higher oil (7.7%) and rent allowance (8.3%) limited a larger correction in price pressures. Radhika Rao, India economist at DBS Bank, said the inflation data is along the lines of Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) revised ……………………(8) , with CPI expected to remain elevated for the next six months due to base effects. “The central bank has already indicated that it will look through near-term prints and today’s numbers don’t ………………………..(9) any change in their neutral policy stance,” she added.RBI last week kept interest rates unchanged and warned that inflation risks were ……………….(10) upwards. It raised its March quarter CPI inflation forecast to 5.1% and projected an inflation range of 5.1%-5.6% in the first half of the next fiscal year. However, RBI posits a revival in growth, projecting an acceleration in economic growth to 7.2% in 2018-19 from a level of 6.6% in the current fiscal year. It premises this on a host of factors including revival in investment demand and strengthening exports.

Ans: 1
A sudden change in direction – skewing.