Q.1-5.In the questions below the first and the last sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order, Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer and indicate it in the Answer- Sheet.
Q.1. (1) Companies operating in broadcasting and defence production sectors
(P) The move aims to provide “equal oppurtunity” to all Indians, resident or
(Q) as a director if a proposal currently under consideration
(R) may soon be able to appoint a non- resident Indian
(S) is accepted by the government
(6) in top-level appointments of sectors where governmnet has allowed limited entry of foreign direct investors.
Q.2. Ahead of the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme.
(P) the oil ministry has begun a clean-up act to eliminate
(Q) roll out for subsidizing LPG cylinders
(R) black market activity in the segment by classifying 26 million LPG connections
as suspect cases.
(S) This means close to one in five of the 145 million LPG connections
(6) in the country are under probe for possible fraud.
Q.3. The RBI has directed banks to do away with
(P) and issue only clean currency notes to the public.
(Q) it also asked banks to stop
(R) stapling of note packets
(S) writing of any kind on the
(6) watermark window of bank notes
Q.4. Service tax defaulters
(P) who have already been served
(Q) under the scheme announced by the finance minister earlier this year
(R) show cause notices cannot seek amnesty
(S) but they will be eligible for amnesty on other defaults
(6) which have not come to the authorities’ notice, say the rules issued by the ministry.
Q.5. (1) With banks already stretched on their exposure
(P) for all the upcoming road projects
(Q) to mega projects
(R) the Indian Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL)
(S) has approached the NHAI for a funding tie-up
(6) that would be awarded by the sectoral regulator.
Q.6-10. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
The stock-taking done at the first national convention on consumer protection served to highlight the areas that called for special attention to sustain the momentum of the movement as the genuine forum for safeguarding the people’s interests. Spreading awareness about the rights of the consumers and the relief open to them in case they did not get their money’s worth of goods and services has rightly been identified as the first priority. While this may not be a difficult task in urban areas, where the movement is concentrated at present, taking it to the vast rural hinterland calls for a multi-media approach in which radio and television have a crucial role to play. The involvement of the 500-odd consumerorganisations in the country in publicising the concept of fair trade practices and the remedies available against their violation will prove rewarding, if the message is conveyed through village bodies.
Government efforts remain confined at best for setting up the infrastructure after the formal launch of the movement with the enactment of the Consumer Protection Act. The mounting backlog of cases in consumer courts, points to the need for toning up the district level redressal machinery.
The main objective of the movement is the creation of a culture that denies place in the market for products that are not consumer friendly. This is possible only if consumer bodies take over the watchdog role performed by the Government till now and exercise social control over the market to see that the benefits of liberalisation are not reaped by traders alone. But the plea to industry to exercise self- regulation and maintain minimum standards of quality and devise appropriate pricing is bound to go unheeded unless strict measures are taken to ensure compliance.
Q.6. The first national convention on Consumer Protection has :
(A) highlighted the areas for special attention
(B) spread awareness about consumer rights
(C) specified in relief open to the consumer
(D) given it a momentum
Q.7. Consumer Protection Act proposes to give the consumer protection against :
(A) highly priced substandard goods cheating by
selling substandard goods
(B) cheating by selling substandard goods
(C) not getting his money’s worth
(D) denial of relief if the product is not upto the mark
Q.8. Government contributed to the Consumer Protection Movement by :
(A) toning up a district level redressal machinery
(B) clearing the backlog cases in the consumer court
(C) setting by infrastructure
(D) enactment of the Consumer Protection Act
Q.9. Spreading Consumer Protection Movement to the rural areas needs :
(A) official patronage
(B) a multi-media approach
(C) consumer organisation to canvass this
(D) message to be conveyed by village bodies
Q.10. Role of consumer bodies is :
(A) To maintain minimum standards of quality control
(B) To function as a watchdog
(C) To make a plea to industry to exercise self control
(D) To exercise social control over the market