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India has been one of the biggest gainers among the world’s large economies from falling commodity prices.____________________________. While the price of crude has risen sharply over the last six months, from under $30 a barrel to over $50 a barrel, there is hope that the price would stabilise around $55 a barrel. If Brexit-related redeployment of assets makes the dollar stronger for a longish period, this would push up the rupee cost of India’s imports, particularly of energy.


 (1) The plus side is the prospect of a good monsoon, which would alleviate rural distress and obviate the need for large rural spends out of the Budget. 


(2) At risk is financial stability, besides the current account deficit and price stability.


(3) At a macro level, the biggest risk the report identifies is the risk of a commodity price reversal.


(4) The obverse, obviously, would be that India stands to suffer the most, if the commodity prices that had softened significantly now start hardening 

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 A poll has revealed that 95 percent of the residents of Essex County believe that the way to reduce violent crime is to build larger maximum-security prisons. When a referendum for the construction of a maximum-security prison in Essex County was added to the ballot the following November, however, the proposal was voted down by a three-to-one margin.                         


Which of the following, if true, forms the best basis for at least a partial explanation of the apparent discrepancy described above?

The threat of a life sentence in a maximum-security prison has been shown to be an adequate deterrent of violent crime.
The prison would have been constructed by a private company, and it would have been impossible for the county government to oversee the company's finances.
Fewer than half of the registered voters in Essex County voted.
Much of the substantial cost of the prison could have been offset by increasing the tolls required to cross the bridge over nearby Lake Essex.
Maximum-security prisons are a boon to the overall well-being of the state, but they also pose a considerable risk in the areas in which they are located.
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A team of efficiency consultants conducted a study of Company X and found that 85 percent of its employees suffered a "midafternoon slump" between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. During this slump. each employee's productivity went down an average of 30 percent. The consultants recommended. therefore, that management institute a policy encouraging employees to take their lunch breaks sometime between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., since employees do not need to be productive as they eat lunch.                                                       The consultants' conclusion relies on which of the following assumptions? 

The consultants found no correlation between consumption of food and the feelings of lethargy experienced by the employees of Company X during the midafternoon slump.
Some of the employees of Company X do not eat breakfast until they arrive at the office at 9:00 a.m.
The consultants had seen the same slump phenomenon at Company P. and had made the same recommendation to change the lunch hour
Most of the employees of Company X expressed a preference to eat lunch sometime between the hours of 1 :00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The consultants also suggested adjusting the work schedules of half of the employees of Company X so that they would come in early in the morning and leave by 2:00 p.m.
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Monique: Whenever I get depressed about the direction in which my life is going, I seem to receive another bit of horrible news. It's almost as if someone up there waits until I am at my most emotionally vulnerable and decides to make things worse.                                                                 The flaw in Monique's reasoning is the possibility that

the phrase "emotionally vulnerable" is difficult to quantify.
Monique would feel better if she braced herself for bad news whenever she felt depressed.
people deal with bad news in many different ways because some people are more stable than others.
when Monique is emotionally vulnerable. the bad news she hears seems much more horrible than it actually is
her feelings of depression might be treatable if she sought professional counseling
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Citing a year-long downward trend in global sales of personal computers, the CEO of Farmer Computer has announced that his company will shift much of its emphasis from PC production to corporate networking systems. Personal computers are now much more able to adapt to new networking software, but the software itself must be updated frequently. 


Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt onto this new strategy? 

The Farmer brand name is well respected in the computer industry, but few industry analysts believe that Farmer will have the same success with networking.
Sales of Farmer PCs have increased dramatically over each of the past six quarters, and they show no signs of slowing down.
A slew of new competitors in the PC production business will inevitably result in widespread cost cutting to preserve market share.
Sales of cellular phones and other mobile communications are expanding at three times the rate of networking companies.
Two other companies have approached Farmer with the prospect of a three-way merger to form a dominant company that would own market share in the PC business.
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A series of glitches within the satellite infrastructure of a cellular phone service company has resulted in service interruptions and several complaints from the company's clients. The company has responded by offering its clients free months of service and other rebates in order to keep its clients from changing to another service provider. Because of this new policy, the company's profits are destined to keep falling for years to come.                                                Which of the following, if true, taken together with the information above, best supports the conclusion that the company's financial situation will only worsen as long as this new policy is in place? 

Clients who experience technical difficulties with their cellular phones are unlikely to recommend the service to friends and business associates.
Since satellite technology and construction is still a relatively new industry, it's unwise to assume that every satellite will always work perfectly.
The money that the company passes on as rebates to its clients whose service has been interrupted had been previously budgeted to be spent on repairing the satellites
In order to balance out the lost and forfeited revenue, the company will have to lay off at least 10 percent of its employees.
The company has no plans to launch any new satellites anytime soon.
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The Sports and Exhibition Authority has announced that the next election will feature a statewide referendum for the allotment of public funds to build a new football stadium in the state's capital city. Although the current facility is small and outdated, voters should reject this proposal because it stands to benefit only those who live in or near the capital at the expense of all of the state's taxpayers.

Which of the following, if true, could supporters of the new stadium cite in response to the author's criticism?    

A new facility will attract new retail businesses whose taxes will be used to fund state wide individual tax cuts
The owner of the state's football franchise has threatened to move his team to another state across the country if a new stadium is not built.
During football season, the state's team plays only eight home games.
In each of the past five seasons, the football team has improved its record and increased its appeal among the state's football fans.
Five years ago, a neighboring state built a brand-new football stadium and successfully convinced an outof- state team to relocate there.
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The following question has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.


The monocot plants tend to have long, narrow leaves. The veins in their leaves run in parallel from base to tip, whereas those of dicots generally form a branching network. The parts of the flowers (petals, sepals, stamens, carpels) in monocots are typically arranged in multiples of three, while those of dicots more usually occur in multiples of four or five. But the differences between these two types of plants run far deeper.


a) The monocots represent a new and different way of being a plant.

b) The monocots are one of the major divisions of the flowering plants or angiosperms.

c) Most obviously, most monocot trees do not undergo secondary thickening of any kind.

d) The embryos of dicots have two cotyledons, while those of monocots have just one.

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The following question has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.


A notable feature of advanced mathematics is that much of it is concerned with geometry in more than three dimensions. This fact is baffling to non-mathematicians: lines and curves are one-dimensional, surfaces are two-dimensional, and solid objects are three-dimensional, but how could something be four-dimensional? Once an object has height, width and depth, it completely fills up a portion of space, and there just doesn’t seem to be scope for any further dimensions. It is sometimes suggested that the fourth dimension is time, which is a good answer in certain contexts, such as special relativity.


a) High-dimensional geometry is yet another example of a concept that is best understood from an abstract point of view.

b) But there is nothing logically inconsistent about the notion of, for example, twenty-six dimensional space.

c) But this does not help us to make sense of, say, twenty-six-dimensional or even infinite-dimensional geometry, both of which are of mathematical importance.

d) The most obvious property of, say, twenty-six dimensional space, is that it should take twenty-six numbers to specify a point, just as it takes two numbers in two dimensions and three in three.

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Which sentence make the paragraph coherent?

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