Directions: In  the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. against each number, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. find out the appropriate word in each case.

There is a considerable amount of research about the factors that make a company innovate. So is it possible to create an environment (___126___) to innovation ? This is a particularly pertinent (___127___) for India today. Massive problems in health, education etc. (___128___) be solved using a conventional approach but (___129___) creative and innovative solutions that can ensure radical change and (___130___). There are several factors in India’s (___131___). Few countries have the rich diversity that India or its large, young population (___132___). While these (___133___) innovation policy interventions certain additional steps are also required. These include (___134___) investment in research and development by (___135___) the government and the private sector, easy transfer of technology from the academic world etc. To fulfil its promise of being prosperous and to be at the forefront, India must be innovative.

Q1.

126.

(a) stimuli

(b) conducive

(c) incentive

(d) facilitated

(e) impetus

Q2.

127.

(a) objective

(b) controversy

(c) doubt

(d) question

(e) inference

Q3.

128.

(a) cannot

(b) possibly

(c) should1

(d) never

(e) must

Q4.

129.

(a) necessary

(b) apply

(c) need

(d) consider

(e) requires 

Q5.

130.

(a) quantity

(b) advantages

(c) increase

(d) chaos

(e) growth

Q6.

131.

(a) challenges

(b) praises

(c) favour

(d) leverage

(e) esteem

Q7.

132.

(a) blessed

(b) enjoys

(c) endows

(d) prevails

(e) occurs

Q8.

133.

(a) aid

(b) jeopardise

(c) promotes

(d) endure

(e) cater

Q9.

134.

(a) acute

(b) utilising

(c) restricting

(d) inspiring

(e)Increased

Q10.

135.

(a) both

(b) besides

(c) combining

(d) participating

(e) also

ANSWERS :

            1 b       2 d       3 a       4 c       5 e       6 c       7 b       8 a       9 e       10 a