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(1-10): Fill up the blanks, numbered (1), (2), (3)…… upto (10), in the passage below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank

 1 Make The Right Choice

Demonetization has __(1)__ many to __(2)__ tax returns. It has also convinced many unlisted companies to bring their concealed incomes __(3)__ their books, boosting sales, profits and tax collection. Now, the goods and services tax, which induces people to pay tax and ­­­__(4)__ formal accounts, will bring many individuals and companies under the tax net. The question is, should these new taxpayers be badgered for their past absence from the ranks of taxpayers, or welcomed aboard as future good citizens? There is a strong case of pragmatism, given that the prospective __(5)__ of expanding the tax base far outweigh those of retrospective retribution. GST enters an audit trail of value __(6)__ across the income and production chain, resulting in a unified unified base of tax potential that can be tapped into by collectors of both direct and __(7)__ taxes. It __(8)__ the government the handle to increase more direct tax revenues. But the government should not go after the past __(9)__ incomes of businesses that start paying GST – just as it had not when it allowed EPFO employers who __(10)__ not been enrolling their employees in the EPF to turn legitimate.

(a) compelled

(b) forced

(c) induced

(d) accepted

(e) inspired

(c); induce is the best fit as demonetization has persuaded or let’s say convinced people to pay their taxes. Other options do not fit in the context better than induced so option (c).

 2.  Make The Right Choice

Demonetization has __(1)__ many to __(2)__ tax returns. It has also convinced many unlisted companies to bring their concealed incomes __(3)__ their books, boosting sales, profits and tax collection. Now, the goods and services tax, which induces people to pay tax and ­­­__(4)__ formal accounts, will bring many individuals and companies under the tax net. The question is, should these new taxpayers be badgered for their past absence from the ranks of taxpayers, or welcomed aboard as future good citizens? There is a strong case of pragmatism, given that the prospective __(5)__ of expanding the tax base far outweigh those of retrospective retribution. GST enters an audit trail of value __(6)__ across the income and production chain, resulting in a unified unified base of tax potential that can be tapped into by collectors of both direct and __(7)__ taxes. It __(8)__ the government the handle to increase more direct tax revenues. But the government should not go after the past __(9)__ incomes of businesses that start paying GST – just as it had not when it allowed EPFO employers who __(10)__ not been enrolling their employees in the EPF to turn legitimate.

(a) pay

(b) file

(c) liable

(d) calculate

(e) monitor

(b); Well; we file tax returns and we pay taxes hence, file is the best fit

 3 Make The Right Choice

Demonetization has __(1)__ many to __(2)__ tax returns. It has also convinced many unlisted companies to bring their concealed incomes __(3)__ their books, boosting sales, profits and tax collection. Now, the goods and services tax, which induces people to pay tax and ­­­__(4)__ formal accounts, will bring many individuals and companies under the tax net. The question is, should these new taxpayers be badgered for their past absence from the ranks of taxpayers, or welcomed aboard as future good citizens? There is a strong case of pragmatism, given that the prospective __(5)__ of expanding the tax base far outweigh those of retrospective retribution. GST enters an audit trail of value __(6)__ across the income and production chain, resulting in a unified unified base of tax potential that can be tapped into by collectors of both direct and __(7)__ taxes. It __(8)__ the government the handle to increase more direct tax revenues. But the government should not go after the past __(9)__ incomes of businesses that start paying GST – just as it had not when it allowed EPFO employers who __(10)__ not been enrolling their employees in the EPF to turn legitimate.

(a) onto

(b) upon

(c) back

(d) off

(e) of

(a); onto in one sense is also used for something that is added to the existing to fully inform about or make aware of something. So, making the government aware of their concealed income can be one meaning to the same. Other options simply do not fit

 4 Make The Right Choice

Demonetization has __(1)__ many to __(2)__ tax returns. It has also convinced many unlisted companies to bring their concealed incomes __(3)__ their books, boosting sales, profits and tax collection. Now, the goods and services tax, which induces people to pay tax and ­­­__(4)__ formal accounts, will bring many individuals and companies under the tax net. The question is, should these new taxpayers be badgered for their past absence from the ranks of taxpayers, or welcomed aboard as future good citizens? There is a strong case of pragmatism, given that the prospective __(5)__ of expanding the tax base far outweigh those of retrospective retribution. GST enters an audit trail of value __(6)__ across the income and production chain, resulting in a unified unified base of tax potential that can be tapped into by collectors of both direct and __(7)__ taxes. It __(8)__ the government the handle to increase more direct tax revenues. But the government should not go after the past __(9)__ incomes of businesses that start paying GST – just as it had not when it allowed EPFO employers who __(10)__ not been enrolling their employees in the EPF to turn legitimate.

(a) keep

(b) show

(c) submit

(d) record

(e) maintain

(e); We don’t record rather we maintain accounts hence, the option

 5 Make The Right Choice

Demonetization has __(1)__ many to __(2)__ tax returns. It has also convinced many unlisted companies to bring their concealed incomes __(3)__ their books, boosting sales, profits and tax collection. Now, the goods and services tax, which induces people to pay tax and ­­­__(4)__ formal accounts, will bring many individuals and companies under the tax net. The question is, should these new taxpayers be badgered for their past absence from the ranks of taxpayers, or welcomed aboard as future good citizens? There is a strong case of pragmatism, given that the prospective __(5)__ of expanding the tax base far outweigh those of retrospective retribution. GST enters an audit trail of value __(6)__ across the income and production chain, resulting in a unified unified base of tax potential that can be tapped into by collectors of both direct and __(7)__ taxes. It __(8)__ the government the handle to increase more direct tax revenues. But the government should not go after the past __(9)__ incomes of businesses that start paying GST – just as it had not when it allowed EPFO employers who __(10)__ not been enrolling their employees in the EPF to turn legitimate.

(a) effects

(b) benefits

(c) results

(d) offers

(e) customers

(b); It is a case of utility and because of the same we talk of benefits and nothing else

 6 Make The Right Choice

Demonetization has __(1)__ many to __(2)__ tax returns. It has also convinced many unlisted companies to bring their concealed incomes __(3)__ their books, boosting sales, profits and tax collection. Now, the goods and services tax, which induces people to pay tax and ­­­__(4)__ formal accounts, will bring many individuals and companies under the tax net. The question is, should these new taxpayers be badgered for their past absence from the ranks of taxpayers, or welcomed aboard as future good citizens? There is a strong case of pragmatism, given that the prospective __(5)__ of expanding the tax base far outweigh those of retrospective retribution. GST enters an audit trail of value __(6)__ across the income and production chain, resulting in a unified unified base of tax potential that can be tapped into by collectors of both direct and __(7)__ taxes. It __(8)__ the government the handle to increase more direct tax revenues. But the government should not go after the past __(9)__ incomes of businesses that start paying GST – just as it had not when it allowed EPFO employers who __(10)__ not been enrolling their employees in the EPF to turn legitimate.

(a) detention

(b) surplus

(c) mortification

(d) addition

(e) maximization

(d); value addition as it is used. No discussions on this

 7 Make The Right Choice

Demonetization has __(1)__ many to __(2)__ tax returns. It has also convinced many unlisted companies to bring their concealed incomes __(3)__ their books, boosting sales, profits and tax collection. Now, the goods and services tax, which induces people to pay tax and ­­­__(4)__ formal accounts, will bring many individuals and companies under the tax net. The question is, should these new taxpayers be badgered for their past absence from the ranks of taxpayers, or welcomed aboard as future good citizens? There is a strong case of pragmatism, given that the prospective __(5)__ of expanding the tax base far outweigh those of retrospective retribution. GST enters an audit trail of value __(6)__ across the income and production chain, resulting in a unified unified base of tax potential that can be tapped into by collectors of both direct and __(7)__ taxes. It __(8)__ the government the handle to increase more direct tax revenues. But the government should not go after the past __(9)__ incomes of businesses that start paying GST – just as it had not when it allowed EPFO employers who __(10)__ not been enrolling their employees in the EPF to turn legitimate.

(a) service

(b) income

(c) indirect

(d) wealth

(e) minimum

(c); There are two types of taxes basically and the passage says; both direct and indirect

 8 Make The Right Choice

Demonetization has __(1)__ many to __(2)__ tax returns. It has also convinced many unlisted companies to bring their concealed incomes __(3)__ their books, boosting sales, profits and tax collection. Now, the goods and services tax, which induces people to pay tax and ­­­__(4)__ formal accounts, will bring many individuals and companies under the tax net. The question is, should these new taxpayers be badgered for their past absence from the ranks of taxpayers, or welcomed aboard as future good citizens? There is a strong case of pragmatism, given that the prospective __(5)__ of expanding the tax base far outweigh those of retrospective retribution. GST enters an audit trail of value __(6)__ across the income and production chain, resulting in a unified unified base of tax potential that can be tapped into by collectors of both direct and __(7)__ taxes. It __(8)__ the government the handle to increase more direct tax revenues. But the government should not go after the past __(9)__ incomes of businesses that start paying GST – just as it had not when it allowed EPFO employers who __(10)__ not been enrolling their employees in the EPF to turn legitimate.

(a) give

(b) provide

(c) hand

(d) send

(e) gives

(e); It gives; Singular subject-Singular verb simple as that!

 9 Make The Right Choice

Demonetization has __(1)__ many to __(2)__ tax returns. It has also convinced many unlisted companies to bring their concealed incomes __(3)__ their books, boosting sales, profits and tax collection. Now, the goods and services tax, which induces people to pay tax and ­­­__(4)__ formal accounts, will bring many individuals and companies under the tax net. The question is, should these new taxpayers be badgered for their past absence from the ranks of taxpayers, or welcomed aboard as future good citizens? There is a strong case of pragmatism, given that the prospective __(5)__ of expanding the tax base far outweigh those of retrospective retribution. GST enters an audit trail of value __(6)__ across the income and production chain, resulting in a unified unified base of tax potential that can be tapped into by collectors of both direct and __(7)__ taxes. It __(8)__ the government the handle to increase more direct tax revenues. But the government should not go after the past __(9)__ incomes of businesses that start paying GST – just as it had not when it allowed EPFO employers who __(10)__ not been enrolling their employees in the EPF to turn legitimate.

(a) undisclosed

(b) hidden

(c) illegal

(d) legitimate

(e) lucrative

(a); Not evident before may not be illegal and hence, undisclosed income should be a better option

 10 Make The Right Choice

Demonetization has __(1)__ many to __(2)__ tax returns. It has also convinced many unlisted companies to bring their concealed incomes __(3)__ their books, boosting sales, profits and tax collection. Now, the goods and services tax, which induces people to pay tax and ­­­__(4)__ formal accounts, will bring many individuals and companies under the tax net. The question is, should these new taxpayers be badgered for their past absence from the ranks of taxpayers, or welcomed aboard as future good citizens? There is a strong case of pragmatism, given that the prospective __(5)__ of expanding the tax base far outweigh those of retrospective retribution. GST enters an audit trail of value __(6)__ across the income and production chain, resulting in a unified unified base of tax potential that can be tapped into by collectors of both direct and __(7)__ taxes. It __(8)__ the government the handle to increase more direct tax revenues. But the government should not go after the past __(9)__ incomes of businesses that start paying GST – just as it had not when it allowed EPFO employers who __(10)__ not been enrolling their employees in the EPF to turn legitimate.

(a) were

(b) have

(c) still

(d) had

(e) will

(d); the EPFO office had not been doing something before so ‘had’ fits the best

(11-15): Fill up the blanks, numbered (11), (12) … up to (15), in the passage below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank

 11 Make The Right Choice

Air India’s move to __(11)__ meat from its domestic economy class flights – to ostensibly save Rs. 8 crore annually – is too timid. The vegetarian initiative should be scaled up to include all __(12)__ and flights so that Air India can be marketed as the world’s first satvik airline. The __(13)__ are obvious. There are atleast 350 million vegetarians in the world, according to the Meat Atlas brought out by Henrich Boll Stiftung in 2014. Most are presumed to be Indian or of Indian origin, with a __(14)__ number of animal lovers, health conscious Hollywood celebrities and __(15)__ groupies too

(a) include

(b) reject

(c) exclude

(d) taste

(e) absent

(c); The paragraph talks about removing meat or non vegetarian food from the menu which can be described by the word exclude out of the given options

 12 Make The Right Choice

Air India’s move to __(11)__ meat from its domestic economy class flights – to ostensibly save Rs. 8 crore annually – is too timid. The vegetarian initiative should be scaled up to include all __(12)__ and flights so that Air India can be marketed as the world’s first satvik airline. The __(13)__ are obvious. There are atleast 350 million vegetarians in the world, according to the Meat Atlas brought out by Henrich Boll Stiftung in 2014. Most are presumed to be Indian or of Indian origin, with a __(14)__ number of animal lovers, health conscious Hollywood celebrities and __(15)__ groupies too

(a) categories

(b) classes

(c) levels

(d) standards

(e) communities

(b); Business class, economy class; that’s the normal terminology used so, all classes

 13 Make The Right Choice

Air India’s move to __(11)__ meat from its domestic economy class flights – to ostensibly save Rs. 8 crore annually – is too timid. The vegetarian initiative should be scaled up to include all __(12)__ and flights so that Air India can be marketed as the world’s first satvik airline. The __(13)__ are obvious. There are atleast 350 million vegetarians in the world, according to the Meat Atlas brought out by Henrich Boll Stiftung in 2014. Most are presumed to be Indian or of Indian origin, with a __(14)__ number of animal lovers, health conscious Hollywood celebrities and __(15)__ groupies too

(a) benefit

(b) reasons

(c) cases

(d) advantages

(e) demerits

(d); Projecting the airline as satvik would have many advantages. The advantages mentioned in the lines following the blank can be a good hint to eliminate the options

 14 Make The Right Choice

Air India’s move to __(11)__ meat from its domestic economy class flights – to ostensibly save Rs. 8 crore annually – is too timid. The vegetarian initiative should be scaled up to include all __(12)__ and flights so that Air India can be marketed as the world’s first satvik airline. The __(13)__ are obvious. There are atleast 350 million vegetarians in the world, according to the Meat Atlas brought out by Henrich Boll Stiftung in 2014. Most are presumed to be Indian or of Indian origin, with a __(14)__ number of animal lovers, health conscious Hollywood celebrities and __(15)__ groupies too

(a) trivial

(b) significant

(c) important

(d) approximate

(e) estimated

(b); sufficiently large in number worthy of being noticed so significant number of animal lovers explains it all

 15 Make The Right Choice

Air India’s move to __(11)__ meat from its domestic economy class flights – to ostensibly save Rs. 8 crore annually – is too timid. The vegetarian initiative should be scaled up to include all __(12)__ and flights so that Air India can be marketed as the world’s first satvik airline. The __(13)__ are obvious. There are atleast 350 million vegetarians in the world, according to the Meat Atlas brought out by Henrich Boll Stiftung in 2014. Most are presumed to be Indian or of Indian origin, with a __(14)__ number of animal lovers, health conscious Hollywood celebrities and __(15)__ groupies too

(a) your

(b) theirs

(c) their

(d) the

(e) our

(c); the celebrities and their groupies (followers)

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