English Quiz for Upcoming Bank Exams 2017 - Set 3


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Directions (Q. 1 -10): Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Digital technologies have made a dramatic impact in not just bringing the world closer for everyone but, as netizens, everyone is now part of the global village. The intimacy and the familiarity with each other, experienced in villages are now being sensed in the global digital village as well. As a result, it is easy to reach out to communities and get across the message to anyone if we have the real desire to do that. We have recently witnessed how the political and the governing process itself have been transformed in Delhi on account of the power of active communication and collaboration amongst people. Opinion making, experience sharing and building leaders overnight are the new exciting trends of the digital technologies. The potential of collaborative technologies in the context of rural upliftment, can lead to path breaking socio economic changes. Arab Spring set the stage for re imagining the world we live in, in recent times. Any revolution the world has lived through, has been the resultant of a shift in the beliefs and vision of people collectively, when large communities of people are influenced by such information which makes them think differently. In the past, the medium of such communication were books or radio or public meetings. Television and Internet have taken the world by storm and digital technologies in particular have empowered the people through timely and reliable information which can also be verified. Thus, it is exciting to envisage how the rural masses can be enthused to seek and share information about various aspects of their lives leading to better opportunities for themselves.

It is a widely acknowledged fact that digital technologies hold a great promise for rural development and transformation. Broadly, we could classify the ICT offerings meant for the rural sector into three categories. The first would be those solutions which are aimed at ‘empowerment’. The second would be ‘enablement’. The third category would be ‘market expansion’. Let us try and take a look at some examples of each of these dimensions to understand how ICT is making a transformational impact on the rural sector. When we examine the first dimension – empowerment - E chaupal comes up as a fine example. E chaupal, with over 6500 kiosks in 40,000 villages in 10 states covering 4 million people, is an after quoted example of efficient supply chain system empowering the farmers with timely and relevant information and enabling them to get better returns for their produce. Because of the community centric approach it adopts, the system has managed to create opportunities for providing other offerings as well to the farmers – insurance and farm management practices, to name a few.

The e-governance system is the example of the second dimension enablement - with immense potential to create transparency and good governance through IT. The successful implementation of this system in areas such as land records in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and others is indeed a great step in removing the malpractices and creating assurance of rightful ownership with the citizens. In recent times, Aadhar has been seen as yet another tool to empower the masses by confirming their identities. Despite the recent judgement of the Supreme Court and the opposition to this scheme on the grounds of politicisation, security and privacy, Aadhar is a good example of ICT solution attempting to provide access to monetary benefits by establishing the correct identity and through this approach, trying to expand the rural economy by energising the dynamics of the economic system.

The third dimension, namely market expansion with digital technologies, can be gleaned from several examples. Village and heritage tourism in remote parts of the country have picked up a huge momentum on account of awareness being created through online portals and thus attracting more visitors as compared to the past. Direct connect with the potential customers with the smart use of digital technologies through ecommerce has facilitated a large number of artisans and agro based small enterprises in the rural areas to bring in new businesses from new markets. Women’s livelihood is being facilitated amongst the weavers’ community in the north eastern states by marketing their products through the internet medium and thus, facilitating custom orders or off the shelf sales without women having to travel long distances to exhibit their wares. We need a game plan for orientating of rural India with such case studies on using the technology to market their services to wider audiences outside of the rural base- be it web presence and marketing for their traditional crafts and arts or farm produce to customers globally or bring in customers to their base through smart communication strategies, marketing their villages as holiday destinations.

1. Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word 'gleaned' as used in the passage.
1) Dispersed
2) Ascertained
3) Dissipated
4) Garnered
5) Accumulated


2. Which of the following are the categories of the ICT offering in the given passage?
(A) Enablement
(B) Empowerment
(C) E- chaupal
(D) E- governances
(E) Market expansion
1) A and B
2) A, B and C
3) A, B and E
4) A, B and C
5) C, D and E


3. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word 'classify' as used in the passage?
1) Segregate
2) Systematise
3) Organise
4) Estimate
5) Combine


4. Which of the following is/are the example of 'enablement' dimension of the ICTs?
(A) e-governance
(B) Good governances and transparency
(C) Marketing their villages as holiday destinations
(D) Providing reliable information
1) Only A
2) Only A, B and C
3) Both A and D
4) Both C and D
5) Only B, C and D



5. What are the new avenues explored by the digital technology in rural India?
(A) Decision making, real time participation and consultation is possible.
(B) Efficient supply chain management is nurtured.
(C) Only real time status of stock availability of food grains can be maintained.
(D) It provides direct connectivity with potential customer.
1) Only A, B and D
2) Only B, C and D
3) Both B and D
4) Both A and C
5) Both C and D



6. Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word 'envisage' as used in the passage?
1) Disregard
2) Ignore
3) reject
4) Imagine
5) Direct


7. What were the medium of communication before the proliferation of Digital Transformation, according to the passage?
(A) Books or radio
(B) Public meetings
(C) Newspapers
1) Both A and B
2) Both B and C
3) Both A and C
4) Only A, B and C
5) Only A


8. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word 'malpractices' as used in the passage?
1) Breach
2) Dereliction
3) Abomination
4) Recognition
5) Good deed



9. What is the significance of Arab spring in the digital transformation?
1) It removed the social economic backwardness.
2) It had set the stage to reimagine the world market.
3) Arab oil crisis was tackled effectively.
4) All of the above
5) None of these



10. Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word 'intimacy' as used in the passage?
1) Affinity
2) Incompatibility
3) Hibernation
4) Enmity
5) Inactivity



Answers:

1. 2
2. 3
3. 5
4. 1
5. 1
6. 4
7. 1
8. 5
9. 2
10. 1


Winners


  1. Akshita - 10/10
  2. Shalini - 8.75/10
  3. Chaitanya - 8.75/10












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