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Government is considering (1) the Citizenship Act, 1955, to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. A joint committee of parliamentarians is already examining the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Christians and Buddhists from neighbouring countries who have been residing in India for at least six years. This is problematic on several levels. In fact the basic premise of the Bill violates (2) constitutional principle of secularism, as it appears to equate citizenship with specific religions only.
While government may argue that the religious denominations mentioned in the Bill (3) minorities in neighbouring countries who have faced religious persecution, the message that goes out is that India is willing to provide (4) all except Muslims. If this isn’t the case, then why shouldn’t Rohingya Muslim refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar be added to the list? Besides, how would government determine religious (5) foreign countries?

  1. 1) uncomplicated on
    2) onimus for
    3) manageable with
    4) amendments to
    5) alm on
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : amendments to

  2. 1) a trivial
    2) the subordinate
    3) an auxiliary
    4) an additional
    5) the fundamental
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : the fundamental

  3. 1) correspond to
    2) alter of
    3) contradict the
    4) deviate from with
    5) digress of
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : correspond to

  4. 1) disunite for
    2) estrange of
    3) shelter to
    4) break off
    5) disaffect at
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : shelter to

  5. 1) help in
    2) stimulation on
    3) succor in
    4) piquancy on
    5) persecution in
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : persecution in

    When 86 per cent of currency notes in a country of 1.3 billion people are rendered illegal (6) in a matter of hours, it is bound to create a short-term disruption in daily lives. Particularly so, since much of India’s economic activity still takes place in the informal sector with no cheque payments, resulting not just in widespread direct and indirect tax (7) but also an inability to (8) the true state of the economy. For instance, while farmers’ income is not taxed, most of them now have a Kisan Credit Card, first launched in 1998, and no-frills bank accounts whose creation has been scaled up by the present government. But the agricultural economy is still controlled by (9) and traders who only make cash payments to farmers while reaping a profit from the difference in prices from farm-gate to fork. The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax will make it tougher for such intermediaries to remain below the tax radar, though foodgrains will be zero-rated under the tax regime. Just as paying taxes on their profits is uncharted territory for such traders, the government too is (10) uncharted waters with the demonetisation drive, necessitating adjustments on the go.

  6. 1) amid
    2) tender
    3) hard
    4) rigid
    5) rough
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : tender

  7. 1) preamble
    2) rundown
    3) evasion
    4) discussion
    5) initiation
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : evasion

  8. 1) devalue
    2) minimize
    3) underrate
    4) assess
    5) preamble
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : assess

  9. 1) severe
    2) utmost
    3) uttermost
    4) ultimate
    5) middlemen
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : middlemen

  10. 1) navigating
    2) abscond
    3) escape
    4) approach
    5) cruise
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : navigating