Antonyms

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  • Q1.Directions : Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
    As the saying goes, competition brings out the best in products, and sometimes, the worst in people. In the case of Volkswagen fuel emissions scandal, it has led to both bad products and unethical practices. The world’s largest automaker by sales, with roots in industrious Germany, stooped low to gain a foothold in the US — the second largest auto market — and pip rival Toyota, to be the lead player by hook or crook. It rigged software that turned up dubious data in nearly 11 million vehicles sold over several years. The move cost the CEO his job, wiped off $24 billion in VW’s market value, and the company will likely face billions in penalties.
    The US implements stringent fuel emission standards. But, instead of conducting its own tests, surprisingly, it relies on auto-makers for data. India too follows a similar procedure, where carmakers test vehicles at designated centres and send the results to the government for review and approval. It may be necessary to determine if our lax testing norms are/were exploited. With over 18 crore vehicles currently — likely to touch 45 crore in 2030 — India has notorious pollution levels and the onus is on the government to enforce strict regulations. As it is, our fuel emission norms are way behind developed nations that moved to Euro VI. Only 13 cities have Euro IV-compliant norms, while the rest of the country is stuck with Euro III.
    If we were to enforce higher emission limits, chances are the difference between lab and real world tests will vary widely. Hence, the government must rethink how emissions are tested. To reduce reliance on self-reported testing data, neutral third-party agencies with necessary infrastructure can be roped in to conduct tests. While it may not be feasible for the authorities to scrutinize every vehicle, surprise checks and audits should be undertaken to detect deceptions. The EU is taking steps in this direction in the wake of the VW episode. Much of the vehicular air pollution can, in fact, be avoided by maintaining proper speed and as a first step, traffic-prone metros should be de-congested. Lastly, cheating should be dealt with severely to prevent it from becoming an industry-wide malpractice.
    According to the passage, which move by Volkswagen deteriorated the image of the company?

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  • Q2.Directions : Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
    As the saying goes, competition brings out the best in products, and sometimes, the worst in people. In the case of Volkswagen fuel emissions scandal, it has led to both bad products and unethical practices. The world’s largest automaker by sales, with roots in industrious Germany, stooped low to gain a foothold in the US — the second largest auto market — and pip rival Toyota, to be the lead player by hook or crook. It rigged software that turned up dubious data in nearly 11 million vehicles sold over several years. The move cost the CEO his job, wiped off $24 billion in VW’s market value, and the company will likely face billions in penalties.
    The US implements stringent fuel emission standards. But, instead of conducting its own tests, surprisingly, it relies on auto-makers for data. India too follows a similar procedure, where carmakers test vehicles at designated centres and send the results to the government for review and approval. It may be necessary to determine if our lax testing norms are/were exploited. With over 18 crore vehicles currently — likely to touch 45 crore in 2030 — India has notorious pollution levels and the onus is on the government to enforce strict regulations. As it is, our fuel emission norms are way behind developed nations that moved to Euro VI. Only 13 cities have Euro IV-compliant norms, while the rest of the country is stuck with Euro III.
    If we were to enforce higher emission limits, chances are the difference between lab and real world tests will vary widely. Hence, the government must rethink how emissions are tested. To reduce reliance on self-reported testing data, neutral third-party agencies with necessary infrastructure can be roped in to conduct tests. While it may not be feasible for the authorities to scrutinize every vehicle, surprise checks and audits should be undertaken to detect deceptions. The EU is taking steps in this direction in the wake of the VW episode. Much of the vehicular air pollution can, in fact, be avoided by maintaining proper speed and as a first step, traffic-prone metros should be de-congested. Lastly, cheating should be dealt with severely to prevent it from becoming an industry-wide malpractice.
    According to the passage, in order to fight competition Volkswagen followed?

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  • Q3. Direction: The following questions have a word highlighted from the passage with four words following it. Choose the best word that is opposite in meaning to the highlighted word as your answer.
    Enthuse

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  • Q4. Direction: The following questions have a word highlighted from the passage with four words following it. Choose the best word that is opposite in meaning to the highlighted word as your answer.
    Autonomy

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  • Q5. Direction: The following questions have a word highlighted from the passage with four words following it. Choose the best word that is opposite in meaning to the highlighted word as your answer.
    Evinced

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  • Q6. Direction: The following questions have a word highlighted from the passage with four words following it. Choose the best word that is opposite in meaning to the highlighted word as your answer.
    Enthusiasm

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  • Q7. Direction: The following questions have a word highlighted from the passage with four words following it. Choose the best word that is opposite in meaning to the highlighted word as your answer.
    Livability

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