Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below them. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.


India became the top remittance-receiving country surpassing China, according to a UN report. The ‘One Family at a Time’ study by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said about 200 million migrants globally sent more than $445 million in 2017 as remittances to their families, helping to lift millions out of poverty. The study said Asia is the highest originating region with 77 million migrants. The dramatic increase in the amount of money that migrants send home to their families in developing countries is helping to lift millions out of poverty and in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the study said. The money is spent on food, health care, better educational opportunities and improved housing and sanitation.
Taken together, these individual remittances account for more than three times the combined official development assistance (ODA) from all sources, and more than the total foreign direct investment to almost every low and middle-income country. The report makes several recommendations for improving public policies and outlines proposals for partnerships with the private sector to reduce costs and create opportunities for migrants and their families to use their money more productively. The small amounts of $200 or $300 that each migrant sends home make up about 60 percent of the family’s household income, and this makes an enormous difference in their lives and the communities in which they live.

Q11. Which of the following given statements is correct in context with the passage?
(I) India surpassed China to become top remittance receiving country.
(II) 200 million migrants globally send more than $45 million in 2017 as remittance.
(III) Asia is the highest originating region with 77 million migrants

(a) only (I)
(b) only(II)
(c) Both (I) and (III)
(d) Both (I) and (II)
(e) All are true


Q12. The increase in remittance money in developing countries helps to

(I) attain sustainable development goals
(II) lift millions out of poverty
(III) attain proper infrastructure

(a) only (I)
(b) only(II)
(c) Both (I) and (III)
(d) Both (I) and (II)
(e) All are true



Q13. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the following word given in bold in the passage

RECOMMENDATION
(a) Condemnation
(b) Endorsement
(c) Summon
(d) Censure
(e) Opposition


Q14. Which of the following can be inferred from the above passage

(I) Proper use of remittances is likely to help the economy of the country receiving that money.
(II) Asia is the largest originator of remittances globally.
(III) The report is conducted by UNESCO.

(a) only (I)
(b) only (II)
(c) Both (I) and (II)
(d) Both (II) and (III)
(e) Neither is true


Q15. The remittance amounts sent by each migrant make up about what percent of the family’s household income?

(a) 60%
(b) 77%
(c) 30%
(d) 69%
(e) None of the Above