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Q21. > The dismissal is easy. But what it overlooks is that beneath the > ostensible bourgeois dilettantism and the age of abracadabra seethes a > desire sometimes fuzzy and inarticulate, but a desire nonetheless. A > desire to make peace with what Camus so evocatively termed “the > unreasonable silence of the world”. The desire is as old as silence, > but it reinvents itself across culture and chronology, And one of the > remarkable features of the new Indian voyage of self-discovery is that > the quantum of self-professed ‘voyagers’ is one the increase, even if > the taste of the day runs to luxury liners rather than catamarans. > Additionally, the arks of today are no longer peopled by geriatric > Noahs.No longer does one have to defer one’s existential dilemmas to > the vanaprasthashrama. It is nautically permissible today for > spiritual sailors to be grihast has in their 20s and 30s. Intriguing, > given Jung’s belief that the spiritual bug usually attacks in the 40s. ‘The arks … Noahs’ means that

  1.  Experience, today, does not pilot the boats.
  2.  We want a leader like Noah.
  3.  Boats capsize for want of direction.
  4.  The Noahs are a forgotten race.
  5.  None of these

Solution : Experience, today, does not pilot the boats.
Q22. > The dismissal is easy. But what it overlooks is that beneath the > ostensible bourgeois dilettantism and the age of abracadabra seethes a > desire sometimes fuzzy and inarticulate, but a desire nonetheless. A > desire to make peace with what Camus so evocatively termed “the > unreasonable silence of the world”. The desire is as old as silence, > but it reinvents itself across culture and chronology, And one of the > remarkable features of the new Indian voyage of self-discovery is that > the quantum of self-professed ‘voyagers’ is one the increase, even if > the taste of the day runs to luxury liners rather than catamarans. > Additionally, the arks of today are no longer peopled by geriatric > Noahs.No longer does one have to defer one’s existential dilemmas to > the vanaprasthashrama. It is nautically permissible today for > spiritual sailors to be grihast has in their 20s and 30s. Intriguing, > given Jung’s belief that the spiritual bug usually attacks in the 40s. What is true about the new Indian voyage to self-discovery? (i) The voyage is luxury personified. (ii) It has reiterated Jung’s theory. (iii) It makes the belief of Camus seem innocuous

  1.  Only (i)
  2.  Only (ii)
  3.  Only (iii)
  4.  Only (ii) & (iii)
  5.  None of these

Solution : Only (i)

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Q23. > The dismissal is easy. But what it overlooks is that beneath the > ostensible bourgeois dilettantism and the age of abracadabra seethes a > desire sometimes fuzzy and inarticulate, but a desire nonetheless. A > desire to make peace with what Camus so evocatively termed “the > unreasonable silence of the world”. The desire is as old as silence, > but it reinvents itself across culture and chronology, And one of the > remarkable features of the new Indian voyage of self-discovery is that > the quantum of self-professed ‘voyagers’ is one the increase, even if > the taste of the day runs to luxury liners rather than catamarans. > Additionally, the arks of today are no longer peopled by geriatric > Noahs.No longer does one have to defer one’s existential dilemmas to > the vanaprasthashrama. It is nautically permissible today for > spiritual sailors to be grihast has in their 20s and 30s. Intriguing, > given Jung’s belief that the spiritual bug usually attacks in the 40s. Why is the desire omnipresent?

  1.  It has survived all the hurdles.
  2.  The culture of India is deep-rooted.
  3.  It has not yet lost its sense of direction.
  4.  None of these

Solution : None of these
Q24. > The dismissal is easy. But what it overlooks is that beneath the > ostensible bourgeois dilettantism and the age of abracadabra seethes a > desire sometimes fuzzy and inarticulate, but a desire nonetheless. A > desire to make peace with what Camus so evocatively termed “the > unreasonable silence of the world”. The desire is as old as silence, > but it reinvents itself across culture and chronology, And one of the > remarkable features of the new Indian voyage of self-discovery is that > the quantum of self-professed ‘voyagers’ is one the increase, even if > the taste of the day runs to luxury liners rather than catamarans. > Additionally, the arks of today are no longer peopled by geriatric > Noahs.No longer does one have to defer one’s existential dilemmas to > the vanaprasthashrama. It is nautically permissible today for > spiritual sailors to be grihast has in their 20s and 30s. Intriguing, > given Jung’s belief that the spiritual bug usually attacks in the 40s. What is the passage all about?

  1.  Philosophers of spiritualism
  2.  Sceptical view of spiritualism
  3.  Path of salvation
  4.  A voyage to seek salvation
  5.  None of these

Solution : A voyage to seek salvation

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Q25. > Online shopping is the process of researching and purchasing products > or services over the Internet. Basically online shopping is divided > into 2 categories: Travel/Tourism and Online Retail Business. > Travel/Tourism websites are like Makemytrip.com, IRCTC.com, > Bookmyshow.com, Paytm.com and Yatra.com. These all sites provide some > kind of either tickets or service. Like Paytm.com helps to do online > recharge while makemytrip.com helps us to make Air/Bus/Rail ticket. > > > Online Retail Websites are those, from where we purchase a product and > the product is delivered to our doorstep. Like Flipkart.com, eBay.com > and Amazon. in. These websites have a wide range of variety of > products and brand. They deliver the purchased goods to our doorstep. > Online Ticketing/Tourism/Services contribute 75% to the total revenue. > The earliest online stores went into business in 1992, and online > retailing took over a significant segment of the retail market during > the first decade of the twenty-first century, as ownership of personal > computers increased and established retailers began to offer their > products over the Internet. > > Despite spiraling inflation and decline in demand for goods and > services, e-commerce continued to gather steam in the year 2013. It > moved strongly ahead, finding great acceptance among consumers as they > turned to online portals for buying electronics, home appliances, > fast-moving consumer goods and even cars. The year 2014 will see > continuation of consolidation of business in the over-crowded > industry, and experts expect clear leaders to emerge in terms of > specific categories. Reasons behind the popularity of Online Shopping > in India are following: Internet users are increasing at a rate of > 20%. Some specific product may not be available in local market. In > online shopping website, we can find a wide range of variety and > brands. So we can choose the best and cheaper among all. We get > discount and other incentives through online shopping, which is > generally not available in retail shop. Like Flipkart.com provides 30 > days replacement guarantee. Moreover we have a busy life schedule, to > book a Railway ticket at Ticket Counter may consume entire day but we > can book the same ticket online within two minutes (considering > makemytrip.com). So we can save our time through online shopping. We > have also multiple payment options. So no tension of cash. In case of > online shopping we get cash on delivery, some times free home delivery > and many other incentives, which are very attractive. > > The growth rate of Online Shopping is gaining pace in India. India is > 3rd largest country in this race lagging behind only USA and China. > The growth rate of Online Shoppers is more than 30% while world’s > average growth rate is just 6-7%. You may be wondered to see that only > 11% of India population is using Internet and only 10 million online > shoppers. Think about the number of online shoppers, if 50% of India’s > population gets start online shopping. The revenue generation was > $2.5b in 2009, $6.3b in 2011 and $14b in 2012 and it is expected to > reach to $24b by 2015. It is expected to contribute 4% to our GDP by > 2020.Consumers across the globe are increasingly swapping crowded stores for one-click convenience, as online shopping becomes a safe > and popular option. Online shopping has some advantages over shopping > in retail stores, including the ability to easily compare prices from > a range of merchants, access to a wide selection of merchandise, being > open 24*7 and the convenience of not having to drive to a physical > store. The Future growth will come through improvements to the > shopping process on existing Websites; the implementation of more > online shopping sites by existing retailers; the coming of age of a > younger, more technology-oriented generation; and the introduction of > novel goods, services and online shopping experiences. The growth of > online shopping in developing nations like India will occur as more > people acquire personal computers and credit cards. Which of the following is not a feature of online shopping?

  1.  It provides a wide range of products and brand.
  2.  All products are available on sites with a heavy discount.
  3.  One can get replacement guarantee on some specific shopping sites.
  4.  Online shopping is available at all the time.
  5.  None of these

Solution : All products are available on sites with a heavy discount.
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