Question 2 (vii)
Substitute the word ‘witnessed’ with ONE WORD similar in meaning, in the following, sentence from paragraph 2:
Foreign tourist arrivals in the North-East witnessed a growth of...
From the paragraph:
A study conducted in 2020 by Dr. Sherap Bhutia, revealed that the foreign tourist arrival in the North-East increased from 37,380 persons in 2005 to 118,552 in 2014. The overall growth rate of tourists (both domestic and foreign) in the North-East was as high as 26.44% during 2005-06. A Page 4 of 15 2 high and positive growth of 12.53% was registered in foreign tourist visits to North-East States of India during 2012 from 2011, which further rose to register a growth of 27.93% during 2013 from 2012. Foreign tourist arrivals in the North-East witnessed a growth of 39.77% during 2014 from 2013, according to data provided from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
A word similar to " witnessed " is " observed ". Other synonyms can be 'displayed", "showed"
All of these words mean to look at something carefully.