DIRECTION(Q.01-07) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

The ruling of the European Union’s top court giving member-states the right to grant or deny asylum has come as welcome news for populist hardliners hostile to the surge of refugees desperate to escape the humanitarian catastrophe in West Asia.Read the More

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Will VVPAT Put An End To Complaints About EVMs?

Espousing VVPAT in EVMs, will it put an end to complaints?

After the Supreme Court asked the Election Commission to implement the Vote Verifier Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in electronic voting machines (EVMs) to ensure 100 per cent transparency in elections, and the Central Government sanctioned the money required to buy enough machines to conduct all future elections with these new machines, we may have thought we have resolved this issue once and for all.Read the More

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  1. Earlier this week, the Centre made it mandatory for beneficiaries to quote their Aadhaar number to avail themselves of benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana for skill development, and the Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers.
  2. Notifications have been issued in recent months by departments to make Aadhaar compulsory for getting subsidised grains under the National Food Security Act, jobs under the MGNREGA and pension benefits under the Employees’ Pension Scheme.
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Direction (1-7): Which of these phrases (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) given below each statement should be placed in the blank so as to make a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence?

  1. The notion that Russia would be a good ally against China is even less realistic.
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