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  • Today when the stench of ___________ looms large, exercising this constitutional right can get one branded as anti-national, thrown behind bars or a lynch mob waiting ___________ to teach you a lesson.
    1) intramural
    2) fascism, outside
    3) egalitarianism, liberal
    4) equalitarianism, equality
    5) ardor, impediment

    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –2)
    Explanation: fascism, outside
    fascism – an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
    outside – the external side or surface of something.
  • The ___________ law was incorporated into the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in 1870 as fears of a possible uprising___________ the colonial authorities.
    1) emancipation, inward
    2) suffrage, innermost
    3) constancy, suspension
    4) sedition, plagued
    5) adherence, entente

    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: sedition, plagued
    sedition – conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
    plagued – cause continual trouble or distress to.
  • In the last one decade, along with many other___________ laws of colonial___________ , it has become extremely popular with our rulers.
    1) disclaimer, friction
    2) obedience, deviation
    3) probity, invention
    4) draconian, vintage
    5) devotion, detention

    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: draconian, vintage
    draconian – (of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe.
    vintage – the year or place in which wine, especially wine of high quality, was produced.
  • When the legal process itself becomes the ___________, the slapping of sedition charges is an attempt to browbeat the protesters into ___________.
    1) disavowal, defiance
    2) punishment, submission
    3) allegiance, combat
    4) fidelity, contention
    5) denial, counteraction

    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: punishment, submission
    punishment – the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offence.
    submission – the action of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person.
  • The ___________ of the Army in just about any political debate, and its projection as the ideal to which every citizen should aspire towards, is also an attempt to regiment the citizenry on the same ___________ lines.
    1) resolution, unexpurgated
    2) integrity, unabridged
    3) conscientiousness, plenary
    4) invocation, hierarchical
    5) refusal, outright

    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: invocation, hierarchical
    invocation – the action of invoking someone or something.
    hierarchical – of the nature of a hierarchy; arranged in order of rank.
  • Draconian laws such as the Section 124-A only serve to give a legal veneer to the regime’s ___________ of voices and movements against ___________ by casting them as anti-national.
    1) retraction, integral
    2) persecution, oppression
    3) devotedness, exclusive
    4) fealty, exhaustive
    5) reliability, inclusive

    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: persecution, oppression
    persecution – hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression.
    oppression – prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or exercise of authority.
  • There is, however, no broad declaration against an overpowering state’s ___________ to stretch out to every sphere to compel individual surrender of little___________ of liberty.
    1) revocation, consummate
    2) contrariety, conclusive
    accomplished, aggregate
    3) propensity, remnants
    4) animus, hindrance
    5) eschewal, impediment

    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: propensity, remnants
    propensity – an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.
    remnants- a part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed.
  • The government has also___________ misconstrued an earlier Supreme Court order in order to ___________ telecom operators to make Aadhaar a requirement for all mobile phone users.
    1) disinclination,
    2) antipathy, concentrated
    3) deliberately, pressurise
    4) animosity, blockage
    5) repugnance, obstruction

    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: deliberately, pressurize
    deliberately – consciously and intentionally; on purpose.
    Pressurise – produce or maintain raised pressure artificially in (a gas or its container).
  • A stand-alone authority, with biometric___________ and fingerprints, which could, in cases of doubt, identify with certainty any claimant of government ___________ or special services.
    1) abhorrence, corrective
    2) antagonism, avail
    3) evasion, nourishment
    4) information, subsidies
    5) benightedness, sustenance

    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: information, subsidies
    information – facts provided or learned about something or someone.
    subsidies – a sum of money granted by the state or a public body to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low.
  • More and more service providers sought linkages to the data and the government___________ up the number of government and other organisations that could ___________ on an Aadhaar-based identity alone as a sine qua non for dealing with the user.
    1) aversion, callowness
    2) repellency, escape
    3) ramped, insist
    4) rancor, repulsion
    5) bewilderment, succor

    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: ramped, insist
    ramped – increase the level or amount of (something) sharply.
    insist – demand something forcefully, not accepting refusal.

 

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