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Model Refugees : The cover story in Organiser, “The Community of Titans”, records the life of the “role-model refugee community”, “the Zoroastrians, better known as Parsis”. It (1) them for “their assimilation with the host country”. “At a time when the world is (2) refugee problem, we are fortunate to be the home of a small and enterprising community that has embraced and enriched their host land in such a manner that they have earned the title of citizen, nay worthy sons of Bharat Maa, purely on the basis of merit,” it says.
The article traces the history of Zoroastrians, and then details how “they reached the (3) Hindustan”. “Within no time, Parsis took to Gujarat and Gujarati like a fish takes to water,” it says. The article points out that “Islam did follow them even to India,” as the “Sultanate (4) and destroyed” their homes.
“Though they didn’t completely lose touch with the Persian language, Gujarati started to become their mother tongue,” it adds, noting that “they adopted many Hindu customs. Parsi women dressed like their Indian counterparts. They even wore nose rings.” Noting that they “contribute maximum, demand nothing,” it says that “Parsis create a beautiful (5) assimilating the best of different cultures, religions, places, and practices and give it their unique signature touch”.

  1. 1) mousy
    2) applauds
    3) inconversable
    4) indistinct
    5) inhibited
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : applauds

  2. 1) grappling with
    2) privileging with the
    3) provoking of
    4) lacking for
    5) systematising to
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : grappling with

  3. 1) obstruct within
    2) undermine to
    3) peachy for
    4) shores of
    5) hinder with
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : shores of

  4. 1) restored
    2) predilection
    3) sacked
    4) intact
    5) protected
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : sacked

  5. 1) evident
    2) demonstrate
    3) unique
    4) homogeneous
    5) mosaic
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : mosaic

    Yasho Saboo, CEO of Ethos Watch Boutiques, said the luxury sector will benefit if the uniform tax is pegged at 18%. “Companies like ours can seamlessly move products between different markets in India without having to worry about the additional taxes and time delays and concerns around documentation,” he said. According to experts, companies specialising in food and (6) operations could be the biggest beneficiaries of GST within the hospitality sector.
    “Food and beverages bills have multiple components and can inflate the bills by 30-35%. A single-slab tax will benefit consumers and should lead to savings of 10-15% on the overall bill,” said Achin Khanna, managing director of the consulting and (7) practice at consulting firm HVS.
    “Everybody likes (8) taxes as it leads to greater transparency and will help guests and buyers understand overall costs. We welcome the development,” said Raj Rana, CEO, South Asia, for hotel group Carlson Rezidor. “Some states have luxury tax and that impacts room rates. If India aspires to be competitive, then the tax structures too need to be competitive.” Experts said entertainment, luxury and other service taxes in hospitality amount to more than 22%, (9) proposed 18% under the GST regime. “Overall, GST should be positive for the sector assuming the multiplicity of taxes will go away in food and beverages. However, it will be interesting to see the impact of GST (10) services, which enjoy a tax rate of 9%,” said Suresh Nair, partner at EY’s indirect tax practice.

  6. 1) victuals
    2) render
    3) furnish
    4) beverages
    5) adequate
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : beverages

  7. 1) valuation
    2) nihilism
    3) spurning
    4) dubiety
    5) atheism
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : valuation

  8. 1) severance on
    2) parting with
    3) consolidation of
    4) dignified for
    5) weakening to
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : consolidation of

  9. 1) turmoil with in
    2) prop for
    3) lie still with a
    4) roosted of a
    5) compared with the
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : compared with the

  10. 1) in accommodation
    2) on disagreement
    3) at bickering
    4) with squabbling
    5) by fighting
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : in accommodation