Current Affairs January 2024


Select the most appropriate set of words from the given choices to fill in the blanks.

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Most political leaders acquire their position by causing a large number of people to believe that these leaders are ___________ by altruistic desires.

A. actuated

B. convinced

C. categorized

D. led

Correct Answer :

A. actuated

Some politicians nowadays make fake promises in trying to make people to vote for them, so they try tactics of deceiving voters to vote for them. They make others believe that they have altruistic (showing that you are unselfish and your actions are totally concentrated on helping others) motives.
Option (a) is correct, because it means motivated. The politicians make the voters believe that they are motivated by altruistic desires. Option (b) is wrong because convinced means that you are just in agreement with something. Option (c) is wrong, because categorized means to place in categories. Option (d) means that they are guided by altruistic desires, but the word motivate is more appropriate, as it shows a higher degree of effect.

Related Questions

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The masks worn by the men helped them _______their identity.

A. conceal

B. congeal

C. masquerade

D. cheat

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His attitude to his boss was so_____ that it caused a good deal of repulsion.

A. refulgent

B. arrogant

C. sycophantic

D. hybrid

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Nabeesa was not_____ by the criticism and paid no_____ even when her best friend talked against her.

A. threatened, warning

B. troubled, mind

C. deterred, heed

D. bothered, attention

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I had already published a novel and it was an unexpected success. I thought my ___________ .

A. days were up

B. chances were good

C. lady luck was happy

D. fortune was made

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There are different and ________ versions about what happened in the city, but one thing is certain. It is a dastardly act that must be condemned ________

A. Dissimilar, concertedly

B. Contrary, obviously

C. Conflicting, unequivocally

D. Unique, without conflict

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When she retired, she handed __________ the charge to the Vice-President.

A. over

B. out

C. across

D. off

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The unprecedented rise in the price of gold in India, contrary to the___elsewhere in the world, is baffling the experts.

A. outlook

B. trend

C. cost

D. pattern

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I am always the first to admit that I have not accomplished everything that I ___________ achieve five years ago.

A. set out to

B. went to

C. thought to

D. thought of

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Sometimes the greatest inventions ___________ an idea of startling simplicity.

A. stumbles upon

B. hinge upon

C. starves without

D. lacks

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The students _________ not reach on time _________ of the transport strike.

A. can, as

B. could, because

C. may, account

D. will, despite

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Women should be paid the same as men-when they do the same job, for surely, what is sauce for the______ is sauce for the ___

A. goose, gander

B. cock, hen

C. fox, vixen

D. buck, doe

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Our _______________ diversity may also be of some value. Because we have always learned to live with pluralism, it is possible that we may be better prepared to _____________ the diversity of global economy.

A. stupefying, negotiate

B. plural, alleviate

C. variegated, annihilate

D. dreary, exasperate

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A person who is clean and tidy in how he dresses up commands better_________from those around him than those who have aand unkempt appearance_________

A. respectful - slovenly

B. respect - slovenly

C. respected - untidy

D. respect - tidy

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Today we have achieved a milestone by completing 60 years of independence. Its now the time for everyone or every Indian to undergo_________of the achievements we already made and also those that are to be still_________

A. self-introspection-achiver

B. self-examination-achieve

C. introspection-achieved

D. search-found

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It is the role of the state to ____ crime and protect people and property. If the state is unable to prevent a crime it falls upon the state to __ the victim.

A. prevent-support

B. preventing-encourage

C. prevent-supporting

D. forbid-discourage

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Nature is ______ and unchangeable , and it is ______ as to whether its hidden reasons and ______ are ______ to man or not.
The option that best fill the blanks in the above sentence would be:

A. relentless, indifferent, actions, understandable

B. persistent, heartless, actions, comprehensible

C. inexorable, apathetic, activities, explicable

D. ineseapable, unconcerned, activities, intelligible

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The master dispensed_______the services of his servant.

A. up

B. with

C. from

D. through

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Your present statement does not _________ what you said last week.

A. accord to

B. accord in

C. accord with

D. accord for

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He was ______ pertaining his innocence.

A. stridently

B. harshly

C. confidently

D. quickly

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On the ______ occasion of Laxmi Puja the Mathurs bought a new car.

A. officious

B. auspicious

C. fortuitous

D. prosperous

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Success comes to those who are vigilant not to permit______ from the chosen path.

A. distraction

B. deviation

C. alienation

D. diversion

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A child is the future of a family _________ nation.

A. just as

B. as a

C. like a

D. as well as of a

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____ at the major ports has led planners to develop satellite ports near them.

A. density

B. containment

C. transportation

D. congestion

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Education is central because electronic networks and software-driven technologies are beginning to ___________ the economic barriers between nations.

A. break down

B. break

C. crumble

D. dismantle

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Though one eye is kept firmly on the___________, the company now also promotes ___________ contemporary art.

A. present, experimental

B. future, popular

C. present, popular

D. market, popular

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The varsitys poll process for ___________ of new candidates has ___________ poor response with only ten thousand applications being received till date.

A. entrusting, seen

B. registration, evoked

C. entrance, made

D. admission, made

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Education is an essential means of_________women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to fully_________ in the development process.

A. empower- include

B. empowering - participate

C. empowered - participating

D. empowerment - participate

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The last____ were performed before the body was cremated.

A. rites

B. writes

C. rights

D. withers

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The Romans were _________ science.

A. bad in

B. bad to

C. bad for

D. bad at

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The petitioner had ______ an immediate stay form the court on allotment of the Hats ________ of investigation into the alleged irregularities.

A. asked file process

B. sought, completion

C. propagated, finish

D. demanded, course