In the following passage there are blanks each of the which has been numbered These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words phrases are suggested one of which best fits the blank appropriately Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case
Economic growth figures for the first quarter of this financial year seem to support the claim that the worst may be over for the Indian economy The gradual revival is also an indication that the government’s economic stimulus package is (181) What could however upset the positive outlook is the drought which (182) large parts of the country and its impact on overall growth Even though the monsoon had picked up (183) the rains received were grossly (184) There are clear (185) that farm output particularly cereals will fall drastically Insufficient rain is bound to shoot up the (186) of agriculture commodities and that would impact the economy as a whole The drought would also (187) a drastic reduction in rural employment and consumption besides inflation in the prices of food articles
Food prices have been (188) since the past few months and lower agriculture production is likely to (189) the situation The government has said that food grain from the buffer stocks will be used to keep prices (190) Subsidised food grain is necessary in these times but its effectiveness will depend a lot on the distribution system

Question 182



The previous sentence states that the positive lookout of Economic growth is upset by drought as it has done some damage to large parts of the country.Hence, Affected means causing some bad and fits into the passage,Exposed means to show up reverted means returned ,altered means changed.Hence,B

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