Directions (Q.1-5):Five statements are given below, labelled 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Among these, four statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit into the theme of the passage.
DUP MP Sammy Wilson, who pointedly described the deal as a “punishment beating”.Don’t forget that Gove was against the Good Friday agreement, so perhaps it was the Ghost of Christmas Past,As for what motivated Michael not to go down the disloyal shit route for the second time since the referendum,Chris Grayling saying he’s going to help is a bit like Lennie from Of Mice and Men saying he’ll dog-sit for you.it’s incredibly difficult to decide which of his three nocturnal visitors might have swung itOption D
Allowing the UK to strike its own trade deals not membership of the existing EU customs union.Labour recognised that free movement would end and supported a permanent customs union arrangementI think it comes across as disrespectful to those who voted to leave.Labour has not supported single-market membership.I have backed all of these positions advanced by Labour’s frontbench.Option C
Yet these are the men who were tasked with negotiating Brexit but spectacularly failed.It’s hard to imagine that now, because this woman has so little hinterland it’s hard to see a heartland.Michael Gove the anti-expert Jack of all trades, master of slime.Jacob Rees-Mogg, always in character as the fake languid patrician who wants the most extreme form of Brexit, yet has quietly moved his money to Ireland.David Davis couldn’t be bothered to read the briefing notes.Option B
We laugh at the elixir that promises to prolong life to a thousand years.“When we see men grow old and die at a certain time one after another, from century to century,But their vigilance and activity have hitherto been vain.Sympathise with him though many of us no doubt will – who doesn’t love a fizgig? – there seem to me to be both theoretical and practical difficulties with his project.The theoretical difficulties were outlined by none other than Dr Johnson himself in the introduction to his dictionaryOption C
But because Alston has seen what damage this vainglorious ruling class has done to the poorest, the picture he paints of our government takes on much deeper shades of condemnation.For almost half of Britain’s children to be trapped in poverty is, he writes, “not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster, all rolled into one”.If these are indeed the dying days of Theresa May’s government,Then its epitaph has been written by a man from the UN.Rightwing politicians and their allies in the press have closed their eyes and blocked their ears to the devastation caused by austerity.Option E
- Me Too Campaign: Breaking Silence to Win the War
I. Union Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar resigned from his post on October 17, 2018 over sexual harassment charges levelled against him by several women journalists. Akbar’s resignation came two days after he filed a criminal defamation complaint in a Delhi’s Patiala House Court against journalist Priya Ramani, who was the first to put #MeToo allegations against Akbar. Following Ramani’s complaint, as many as 20 women came out in support of Priya Ramani, accusing Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour when he worked as an Editor in ‘The Asian Age’ newspaper. The journalists urged the court to hear their testimonies against Akbar.
II. Many of us are survivors, too; so we know that empowering others through empathy is often a part of our own healing journeys. Inside, you will find research studies on sexual violence, a database of regional and local laws addressing sexual violence, as well as sexual violence statistics.
III. In India, the #MeToo campaign, triggered in a sense by Tanushree Dutta’s allegations of sexual harassment by veteran actor Nana Patekar, has seen its second resurgence over the last week. Taking the shape of a working woman’s revolution against sexual predators and abusers at the workplace, the movement has so far seen over half a dozen casualties with many more directors, actors, comedians, journalists, authors, and others being named and shamed on social media by hundreds of women.Both I & IIBoth II & IIIBoth I & IIIOnly IIIOnly IOption C
- Chinese goods: A Threat to Indian Economy
I. China’s economy is a lot more advanced. Furthermore, the centrally controlled government of China can make bold policy decisions without having to consult and electorate, as in India. China’s Communist Party is determined to keep decisions without having to consult and electorate, as in India. China’s Communist Party is determined to keep economic growth high so as to legitimize its power.
II. When India got independence, the economic situation of India was not good enough as compared to China. The growth of technology and development was a bit higher in China as compared to India, but if we compare the resources available in both the countries; almost the same is found in the two. Recent years India is developing with a higher rate than the past years, and it is sure that one day India will have its own control over Indian market and also some of the countries in the international market as well.
III. Global demand for Chinese goods is high. China is a leader in every field (manufacturing, smart phones, automobile etc). It seems unlikely that India would overtake the huge Chinese market in near future by simply banning their goods.Both I & IIBoth II & IIIOnly IIIBoth I & IIIOnly IOption C
- Women’s IPL is a welcome move.
I. It is high time we show support to the girls who made the game spectacular to watch and appreciate the power they can depict in a game that has majorly been dominated by men. It is no more a men’s game. IPL would be just the right move to encourage and expose domestic players as well. More and more girls would come forth to be a part of the blue team in times to come but only when we encourage the present lot that earned the cherishing.
II. The time is not ripe enough for Indian Women’s IPL yet. The team needs a regular supply line of women cricketers. Besides, the standard of domestic cricket must rise further in India. The focus should be on creating a strong base first, and not commercialising the format altogether.
III. Our priority should get more girls to play cricket not only by giving them a place in the team but also ensuring them about financial securities. This can be done by a talent scout by having open trials. The government should be more active in this section.Both I & IIBoth II & IIIBoth I & IIIOnly IIIOnly IOption A
- GST: ‘one nation’ and ‘one tax’.
I. Basic necessities like airfare, clothes, cars and homes have become more expensive after GST implementation. It is a bogus reform paving way for more corruption. We have no clue about where the SGST and CGST tax money is being utilized. Common man will think twice before going to the movies/restaurants/malls.
II. Producers are now worried that they may end up paying 30 + 28 = 58% tax on the movie ticket, which is currently priced at Rs. 120/-. To accommodate extra tax, if they hike up the ticket price, that may affect foot falls. So, movie producers in TN are worried and are staging a strike.
III. It has harmonised the variety of taxes applicable on goods to ensure that a single tax rate is applicable. The refusal of states to however let go of their revenue collection mechanism has resulted in a complex structure where GST has become an amalgamation of state and inter-state taxes instead of being a single tax administered by a single authority. The complexity of GST implementation will substantially increase the cost of compliance for industry and service providers.Both I & IIBoth II & IIIBoth I & IIIOnly IIIOnly IOption C
- ‘One Belt One Road’ benefit India?
I. The lessons learned from China’s investment in countries like Sri Lanka and Venezuela is a lesson India has learned well. India is now not dependant on any particular country but has investments from a wide portfolio of countries that ensures that India is not dependant on any single country. China may be India’s largest trading partner, but that is only a part of India’s huge trade internationally.
II. It is a China-Pakistan-Middle East economic corridor. It will pass through a disputed territory ‘PoK’ or Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. It will secure China’s exclusive control over Eurasia and the overall economics of Asia. No single nation should be allowed to exercise such high levels of control over a sensitive multi-country trade corridor.
III. The inconvenient truth today is much of the world needs investment in infrastructure , even for many developed nations. For the first time in centuries, Chinese commerce is making a big push into the World outside its immediate zone of influence , from Ecuador to UK-and infrastructure is at its centre.Both I & IIOnly IIBoth I & IIIOnly IIIBoth II & IIIOption B
Directions (Q.6-10): In each of the given questions an inference is given in bold which is then followed by three paragraph. You have to find the paragraph(s) from where it is inferred. Choose the option with the best possible outcome as your choice.