Latest Pattern RC Based on SBI PO Main: 2018 14 August

Latest Pattern RC Based on SBI PO Main: 2018 14 August

Latest Pattern RC Based on SBI PO Main: 2018 14 August

We have seen so many changes in recently held SBI PO Main exam, mostly in every section. In English section, questions under Reading Comprehension has come in new format. So, in an exclusive approach, we are providing you all with the Latest Pattern Reading Comprehension Qs, based on 2018 SBI PO Main exam. Make most of it.
Para 1 : New Delhi has clearly opted for a charm offensive in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The red carpet laid out for the visiting Seychelles President Danny Faure last week came against the backdrop of setbacks in the bilateral relationship owing to the Assumption Island agreement being put on hold. The pact, to build a naval base on the island, was seen as a major strategic enhancement of India’s IOR naval capacities and had been under discussion since 2003. It was finally signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Seychelles in 2015.
Para 2 : The deal was to include 30-year access to the base as well as permission to station Indian military personnel on the ground, with facilities on the island funded by India, owned by Seychelles and jointly managed. After Opposition protests about loss of sovereignty, however, it had to be renegotiated and an amended version was signed in January 2018. Even that proved insufficient. Mr. Faure lacks the numbers in the legislature to ratify it, and with the Opposition sticking to its stand he announced in early June he would not be taking the agreement with India forward.
Para 3 :Instead, Seychelles would build the naval facility _________. Given the blow to India’s plans, Mr. Faure may well have expected a cold reception in India. However, both sides decided to walk around the minefields relating to Assumption Island, with Mr. Modi saying they would work on the project “keeping in mind each other’s interests”.
Para 4 : (_________) to build its maritime capacity, offered to finance civilian infrastructure including the official buildings, and handed over a Dornier aircraft for maritime surveillance purposes. This is good strategy. It would have been pointless to push the Seychelles President for a more concrete assurance on the Assumption Island project, as he has little room for manoeuvre.
Para 5 : India had earlier drawn a blank in attempting to negotiate directly with the Seychelles Opposition leader, Wavel Ramkalawan, who is of Indian origin. Until 2020-21, when Seychelles is due for presidential and parliamentary elections, it may not be possible to move the agreement further for ratification; rather than renegotiate or cancel it entirely, it is best to keep it in abeyance. This softer approach adopted by the government is in remarkable contrast to the strong-arm tactics it has used in the past with other countries in the IOR, such as the Maldives.
Para 6 : India’s very public statements against the Abdulla Yameen government have now led to a considerable setback to its strategic position there, with the Maldives insisting on sending back Indian naval and coast guard helicopters from its atolls. A less confrontational approach in the case of Seychelles, with quiet negotiations instead of public recrimination, indeed appears to have had a more salutary effect.

1. What could be the best replacement for the bold line given in Para 1 ?
1.Owing to the visit of Seychelles President Danny Faure setbacks in the bilateral relationship between India and Seychelles’ Assumption Island agreement being put on hold.
2. Kind of welcome done by India when the president of Seychelles arrived India is an practice to setback the bilateral relationship between India and Seychelles which is weakened due to the breach of agreement made on Assumption Island.
3. Red Carpet Welcome done my Indian Government is mere a formality done after there is setbacks in the bilateral relationship owing to the Assumption Island agreement being put on hold.
4. Last week Seychelles President Danny Faure came India to setback the bilateral relationship owing to the Assumption Island agreement being put on hold. with India.
5. Isolated New Delhi has laid the red carpet out for the visiting Seychelles President Danny Faure last week owing to the Assumption Island agreement being put on hold.
2. What can be Inferred from the Para-2?
1. Mr. Faure lacks the numbers in the legislature to prove his majority thus he must have to resign.
2. The Opposition is stick to its stand but still The President announced that he would not be taking the agreement with India forward.
3. The Government of Seychelles is fraught with the opposition that they refused India to sign the agreement.
4. After 30-year of access to the base, now, India will have to renegotiate and amend the agreement.
5. None of these.
3. Find the apt phrase to fill in the blank in para-3.
1. With the help of India
2. On its own
3. Without the consent of opposition
4. Next year
5. None of these
4. Which option best suits the essence of para-4 while completing the passage? 
1. Instead, China has announced a credit line of of $100 million for Seychelles
2. Opposition has refused to sanction a credit line of $100 million for Seychelles to purchase defense equipment from India
3. Seychelles has refused to take a loan from India in a  a credit line of $100 million
4. The best option with Seychelles is
5. India also announced a credit line of $100 million for Seychelles to purchase defense equipment from India

5. What can be assumed after reading para-5?
1. India has not put its efforts in negotiation with the Seychelles Opposition leader.
2. It was possible to move the agreement further for ratification but India did not made its part to rectify rather renegotiate or cancel.
3.  India has used strong-arm tactics in the past with other countries in the IOR.
4. Both (1) and (2)
5. None of these
6. Which of the following words can replace the word given in bold in para-6?
(a) adversarial
(b) bellicose
(c) Pathetic
(d) cantankerous
1. Only (a)
2. Both (a) and (b)
3. All of the above
4. Both (b) and (c)
5. Only (a), (b) and (d)
Answers:
  1. 2
  2. 5
  3. 2
  4. 5
  5. 3
  6. 5
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