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CLOZE TEST - 02

Malnutrition remains a ..... (1) ..... challenge in India, affecting millions of individuals across diverse socio-economic strata. The multifaceted nature of this issue demands a holistic and comprehensive approach to address the root causes and implement effective solutions. From stunted growth in children to anaemia among women, the ..... (2) ..... of malnutrition are farreaching, impacting the overall health and development of the nation. One key aspect of ..... (3) ..... malnutrition involves enhancing awareness about proper nutrition and its crucial role in overall well-being. Education campaigns must target not only urban areas but also remote villages where access to information is limited. ..... (4) ..... communities with knowledge about balanced diets, breastfeeding practices, and the importance of micronutrients can pave the way for sustainable change. The promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of an infant’s life is a fundamental strategy to combat malnutrition. Initiatives must focus on dispelling myths surrounding breastfeeding, emphasizing its unmatched nutritional benefits and its role in preventing infections. Establishing lactation support groups and integrating these practices into maternal healthcare programs can encourage and enable mothers to provide the best possible start for their children. Nutritional supplementation programs play a crucial role, especially in regions where dietary diversity is a challenge. Government initiatives should ensure the distribution of fortified food products and essential micronutrients to ..... (5) ..... populations. This includes fortifying staple foods like rice, wheat, and salt with essential vitamins and minerals, addressing deficiencies and promoting healthier diets. Agricultural reforms can significantly contribute to the fight against malnutrition. Encouraging ..... (6) ..... crop cultivation and supporting small-scale farmers in adopting sustainable practices can improve the availability of nutrient-rich foods. Government incentives and subsidies for the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, and pulses can not only enhance nutritional diversity but also create a more resilient and ..... (7) ..... food supply chain. Public health interventions should prioritize regular health check-ups, especially for pregnant women and children. Early detection of malnutrition and its related health issues allows for timely and targeted interventions. Mobile health clinics and community health workers can play a ..... (8) ..... role in reaching remote areas, ensuring that healthcare services are accessible to all. School-based nutrition programs are instrumental in ..... (9) ..... healthy habits from an early age. Integrating nutritious meals into school curricula not only addresses the nutritional needs of children but also fosters a culture of healthy eating. Collaborations with local communities and NGOs can enhance the effectiveness of such programs, ensuring that they are tailored to the specific needs of each region. Empowering women is central to any successful strategy against malnutrition. Women often play a pivotal role in food choices and meal preparation within households. By providing education, vocational training, and economic opportunities to women, we can elevate their influence and ..... (10) ..... to better nutritional outcomes for entire families.

Directions (Qs. 1 - 10): In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered from 1 to 10. Against each number, five words are suggested and only one word fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in all the cases.

1. Select the most appropriate option for ..... (1) .....

A) persistent  B) negligible  C) fleeting  D) temporary  E) minimal

2. Select the most appropriate option for ..... (2) .....

A) reasons   B) consequences   C) benefits   D) excuses   E) choices

3. Select the most appropriate option for ..... (3) .....

A) releasing   B) letting  C) combating   D) helping   E) aiding

4. Select the most appropriate option for ..... (4) .....

A) Reducing   B) Abolishing   C) Deleting   D) Empowering   E) Neglecting

5. Select the most appropriate option for ..... (5) .....

A) lazy   B) powerful   C) indomitable   D) strong   E) vulnerable

6. Select the most appropriate option for ..... (6) .....

A) diverse   B) common   C) difficult   D) strange   E) cruel

7. Select the most appropriate option for ..... (7) .....

A) removable  B) sustainable   C) deductible   D) reducible   E) possible

8. Select the most appropriate option for ..... (8) .....

A) general   B) trivial   C) vital   D) casual   E) regular

9. Select the most appropriate option for ..... (9) .....

A) neglecting  B) hindering   C) stopping   D) nurturing   E) eradicating

10. Select the most appropriate option for ..... (10) .....

A) clear   B) trouble    C) expel    D) deduct    E) contribute

Key

1-A;   2-B;   3-C;   4-D;   5-E;   6-A;   7-B;   8-C;   9-D;    10-E.

Posted Date : 28-03-2024

గమనిక : ప్రతిభ.ఈనాడు.నెట్‌లో కనిపించే వ్యాపార ప్రకటనలు వివిధ దేశాల్లోని వ్యాపారులు, సంస్థల నుంచి వస్తాయి. మరి కొన్ని ప్రకటనలు పాఠకుల అభిరుచి మేరకు కృత్రిమ మేధస్సు సాంకేతికత సాయంతో ప్రదర్శితమవుతుంటాయి. ఆ ప్రకటనల్లోని ఉత్పత్తులను లేదా సేవలను పాఠకులు స్వయంగా విచారించుకొని, జాగ్రత్తగా పరిశీలించి కొనుక్కోవాలి లేదా వినియోగించుకోవాలి. వాటి నాణ్యత లేదా లోపాలతో ఈనాడు యాజమాన్యానికి ఎలాంటి సంబంధం లేదు. ఈ విషయంలో ఉత్తర ప్రత్యుత్తరాలకు, ఈ-మెయిల్స్ కి, ఇంకా ఇతర రూపాల్లో సమాచార మార్పిడికి తావు లేదు. ఫిర్యాదులు స్వీకరించడం కుదరదు. పాఠకులు గమనించి, సహకరించాలని మనవి.