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S1: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman who served as the president of the nation from 1962 to 1967.
S6: He embarked on an academic career and with time established himself as one of India's most distinguished 20th century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy.
P: Born into a poor Brahmin family in southern India, he grew up to be an intelligent and bright boy with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
Q: Prior to this, he had served as the first Vice President of India from 1952 to 1962.
R: But the young Radhakrishnan excelled in his studies and attended the Madras Christian College on a scholarship and graduated with a master's degree in philosophy.
S: His conservative father did not want the boy to learn English and hoped that he would become a priest.
S1: IRCTC is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism, and online ticketing operations of the latter.
P: When the listing went live on 14 October 2019, the share price opened at a ₹625 and ₹646 on NSE and BSE respectively and rose massively from there.
Q: The base price of shares was set between ₹315 and ₹320 (US$4.60) per share for the IPO.
R: The initial public offer (IPO) got oversubscription of 112 times.
S: IRCTC held an initial public offering on the National Stock Exchange on 30 September 2019.
S6: The IPO has reduced Indian Railway's shareholding in the company to 87.40%.
S1: The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, to honor the best films of 2019 took place at Los Angeles, California on February 9, 2020.
P: It represented a 20% decrease over the previous year's ceremony and made it the least-watched Oscar ceremony of all time.
Q: Although, declining viewership is a phenomenon seen across all award shows over the past few years.
R: The ceremony still eventually ranked as the most watched award show of the 2019–2020 television season.
S: An estimated 23.6 million viewers watched the ceremony live, with a 5.3 rating among key demographic viewers.
S6: The 2020 Oscars is also one of the last live awards shows to have aired in the U.S. amidst the current upheaval in the general awards show calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
S1: Air pollution from fossil fuels causes between one and five lakh premature deaths in India a year, from higher rates of respiratory and heart diseases, stroke, and cancer.
(P) And changing precipitation patterns, and a large share of its population lives in coastal areas at risk from rising sea levels.
(Q) However, economic progress has also brought intolerable pollution not only in Delhi and other major cities, but also near coal using power generation plants.
(R)India’s spectacular economic progress has lifted millions out of poverty and has increased the share of residents with electricity access to more than 90%.
(S)India is also vulnerable to global warming, because its agriculture is exposed to extreme weather
S6:It is time for India to take bolder steps to modernise its energy sector and lead on the environment, leveraging its technological/ engineering know-how on the global stage.
S1:To achieve particular objectives, one requires to design the most appropriate plan.
(P)Most of the times, action without a proper plan can lead to a disaster.
(Q)It is said that, if you fail to plan, you actually plan to fail.
(R)But there are situations when things look complicated for you, or when the future roadmap is not clear.
(S)Such plannings are done after a thorough study of the overall elements likely to be affected in the process.
S6:When under the spell of such a mind hack situation, rely on your inner guidance and it is worthwhile to ignore all pros and cons and just do it.
S1: School life is comparatively quite simple as compared to life after school.
S6: One of the first challenges we face after school is choosing a course.
P: We are faced with several challenges after the completion of our school.
Q: However, life after school can be quite tough.
R: We are expected to act more responsibly, build our career and also keep our personal life intact.
S: We do not require making any major decisions during our school life and keep moving in a particular direction.
S1: Maruti Suzuki’s decision to phase out diesel cars by next April is smart, albeit reactive.
(P) driven largely by the government decision to deregulate the price
(Q) of diesel over petrol, although petrol is
(R) of diesel that whittled down the price advantage
(S) The share of diesel cars in total sales has been dropping from the high of 60% in 2014,
S6: still burdened by a special tax.
up and labelled P, Q, R and S. You are required to find the proper sequence of the four sentences and mark your response accordingly on the Answer Sheet.
S1: Heart disease is the number one
(P) killer of women and men in India
(Q) where people are seldom screened for risk factors such as elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure etc.
(R) especially those living in underserved rural areas
(S) heart disease remains undiagnosed in women,
S6: which is higher in older women than men in India.
S6 : So a teacher must obviously be one who is not within the clutches of society, who does not play power politics or seeks position or authority.
P : Without self-knowledge, the air-plane becomes the most destructive instrument in life; but with self-knowledge, it is a means of human help.
Q : Wisdom begins with self-knowledge; and without self-knowledge, more information leads to destruction.
R : In other words, you have to be the perfect teacher to create a new society; and to bring the perfect teacher into being, you have to understand yourself.
S : Therefore you, who are the seeker of truth, have to be both the pupil and the teacher.
S6: Prices have been under stress for quite some time for one crop or the other.
P: In the case of tea, high labour costs and a jump in production in all the tea-growing countries are challenges.
Q: Spices are mainly cultivated as inter-crop.
R: For coffee, which is largely export-driven, there is a need to increase yields.
S: Rubber and pepper growers face problems as domestic industries and trade are able to get imported products at lower prices.
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