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An editorial in Organiser comments on the “unprecedented interview by the sitting prime minister to a private news channel”. It says that “there were two types of people who reacted sharply on the interview” — those “who wanted to (1) what message was conveyed to whom while the other was ‘grapes are soar’ category who preferred attacking the very intent of the interview”. It notes that “in the race for this newsy struggle, the real message given to the people was missed out”. “Besides (2) views on foreign policy, flagship programmes,” a “significant note was delivered on the economic front,” the edit notes. “If we analyse the answers related to black money in (3) with the reformation in tax regime and opening up of a (4) window for black money disclosures, then we get the large picture,” it says.
“Domestically, promoting transparency and bringing tax-payers friendly environment is the real challenge,” it says, and notes that the “results of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill are visible at the macro level”. “The government has (5) tax evasion of around Rs 50,000 crore of indirect taxes and undisclosed income of Rs 21,000 crore through a series of measures in the past two years, at which some people would like to turn a blind eye,” it says.
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 (6) them for “their assimilation with the host country”. “At a time when the world is (7) with 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 (8) of 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 (9) 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 (10) assimilating the best of different cultures, religions, places, and practices and give it their unique signature touch”.

  1. 1) sew
    2) mend
    3) dissect
    4) connect
    5) join
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : dissect

  2. 1) articulating
    2) dessimilating
    3) witnessing
    4) listening
    5) hearing
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : articulating

  3. 1)colleague
    2) collaborator
    3) teammate
    4) tandem
    5) individual
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : tandem

  4. 1) denial
    2) compliance
    3) defiance
    4) disobedience
    5) dissension
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : compliance

  5. 1) cloaked
    2) unearthed
    3) abstruse
    4) buried
    5) clandestine
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : unearthed

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

  7. 1) grappling
    2) privileging
    3) provoking
    4) lacking
    5) systematising
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : grappling

  8. 1) obstruct
    2) undermine
    3) peachy
    4) shores
    5) hinder
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : shores

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

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