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Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 1

There's been an incredible outpouring of grief across Canada since Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by Iran, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board.

We have learned that among the 57 Canadians killed, there were beloved students, professors, doctors and engineers. Children, newlyweds and entire families perished. Many of them have been described by Canadian news media and leaders as "exceptional." They belonged to Canada's vibrant Iranian communities and are being remembered as such in tributes and memorial services across the nation.

I've spent more than a dozen years researching public memory of another air disaster that resulted in an even greater number of Canadian casualties-the Air India tragedy.

Indeed, news of PS752 is triggering memories of June 23, 1985, when Air India Flight 182 fell into the Atlantic Ocean near Cork, Ireland, after a bomb hidden in the luggage exploded. All 329 passengers and crew on board that flight were killed. Among them were 280 Canadians, the majority from Indian-Canadian families, as reported by the official inquiry by Public Safety Canada.

Winnipeg resident Nicky Mehta was 13 at the time that her uncle, aunt and two young cousins were killed on the Air India flight. On the day after Flight PS752 crashed, she woke up to an abbreviated list of "deadly plane crashes that killed Canadians" published in the Winnipeg Free Press that did not include Air India. "I felt gutted," she told me. "It was re-traumatising to see that Air India was not even worth a mention here." The article has since been removed.

Back in 1985, there was no collective outpouring of grief or statement of national solidarity for the victims of Air India Flight 182. Were these victims not "exceptional" enough? In fact, they too were beloved students, professors, doctors and engineers, as well as homemakers, teachers, civil servants and more.

Notoriously, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney offered his condolences to Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi for India's loss instead of addressing his own citizens.

It is clear that for many Canadians (not just Mulroney) the Air India bombing was unthinkable-and thus unmemorable-as a tragedy of national consequence due to the dominant assumption that Canadian identity is synonymous with whiteness. Indeed, critics, as well as relatives of the dead, have raised the obvious question: would there have been such trouble recognising the bombing as a national tragedy if the majority of those killed were white rather than brown Canadians?

Q. The question raised in the last sentence reiterates the main presumption that the national identity of Canada:

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 1

It is mentioned in the last paragraph that for many Canadians, the dominant assumption is that the Canadian identity is based on whiteness. The whiteness here refers to the white or Caucasian race. The author suggests that it is for this reason that the Air India tragedy is not regarded as tragedy while the current bombing is regarded as one. The last sentence raises that concern. This makes answer choice (a) the correct answer.

Incorrect Answers

(b), (c) and (d) - it is not based on citizenship, equality or religion.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 2

There's been an incredible outpouring of grief across Canada since Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by Iran, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board.

We have learned that among the 57 Canadians killed, there were beloved students, professors, doctors and engineers. Children, newlyweds and entire families perished. Many of them have been described by Canadian news media and leaders as "exceptional." They belonged to Canada's vibrant Iranian communities and are being remembered as such in tributes and memorial services across the nation.

I've spent more than a dozen years researching public memory of another air disaster that resulted in an even greater number of Canadian casualties-the Air India tragedy.

Indeed, news of PS752 is triggering memories of June 23, 1985, when Air India Flight 182 fell into the Atlantic Ocean near Cork, Ireland, after a bomb hidden in the luggage exploded. All 329 passengers and crew on board that flight were killed. Among them were 280 Canadians, the majority from Indian-Canadian families, as reported by the official inquiry by Public Safety Canada.

Winnipeg resident Nicky Mehta was 13 at the time that her uncle, aunt and two young cousins were killed on the Air India flight. On the day after Flight PS752 crashed, she woke up to an abbreviated list of "deadly plane crashes that killed Canadians" published in the Winnipeg Free Press that did not include Air India. "I felt gutted," she told me. "It was re-traumatising to see that Air India was not even worth a mention here." The article has since been removed.

Back in 1985, there was no collective outpouring of grief or statement of national solidarity for the victims of Air India Flight 182. Were these victims not "exceptional" enough? In fact, they too were beloved students, professors, doctors and engineers, as well as homemakers, teachers, civil servants and more.

Notoriously, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney offered his condolences to Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi for India's loss instead of addressing his own citizens.

It is clear that for many Canadians (not just Mulroney) the Air India bombing was unthinkable-and thus unmemorable-as a tragedy of national consequence due to the dominant assumption that Canadian identity is synonymous with whiteness. Indeed, critics, as well as relatives of the dead, have raised the obvious question: would there have been such trouble recognising the bombing as a national tragedy if the majority of those killed were white rather than brown Canadians?

Q. Which of the following best describes the word "retraumatizing" in the context of the passage?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 2

Refer to paragraph 5. It describes the case of Nicky Mehta who lost her relative during the Air India tragedy. She was appalled by the fact that the list, published by Winnipeg Free Press, of deadly plane crashes that killed Canadians did not mention the Air India tragedy. She felt that was retraumatizing.

The meaning of retraumatizing happens when an original trauma is triggered. Answer choice (d) captures that emotion accurately.

Incorrect Answers

(a) - This answer choice seems to be a good option. However, in the context of what is being discussed in the passage, the retraumatising happened because the Air India tragedy was not mentioned.

(b) - The retraumatizing event for Nicky Mehta was not specifically the death of people in the PS752 tragedy.

(c) - Here the issue is with the lack of mention of the Air India tragedy by Winnipeg Free Press and not the leaders.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 3

There's been an incredible outpouring of grief across Canada since Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by Iran, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board.

We have learned that among the 57 Canadians killed, there were beloved students, professors, doctors and engineers. Children, newlyweds and entire families perished. Many of them have been described by Canadian news media and leaders as "exceptional." They belonged to Canada's vibrant Iranian communities and are being remembered as such in tributes and memorial services across the nation.

I've spent more than a dozen years researching public memory of another air disaster that resulted in an even greater number of Canadian casualties-the Air India tragedy.

Indeed, news of PS752 is triggering memories of June 23, 1985, when Air India Flight 182 fell into the Atlantic Ocean near Cork, Ireland, after a bomb hidden in the luggage exploded. All 329 passengers and crew on board that flight were killed. Among them were 280 Canadians, the majority from Indian-Canadian families, as reported by the official inquiry by Public Safety Canada.

Winnipeg resident Nicky Mehta was 13 at the time that her uncle, aunt and two young cousins were killed on the Air India flight. On the day after Flight PS752 crashed, she woke up to an abbreviated list of "deadly plane crashes that killed Canadians" published in the Winnipeg Free Press that did not include Air India. "I felt gutted," she told me. "It was re-traumatising to see that Air India was not even worth a mention here." The article has since been removed.

Back in 1985, there was no collective outpouring of grief or statement of national solidarity for the victims of Air India Flight 182. Were these victims not "exceptional" enough? In fact, they too were beloved students, professors, doctors and engineers, as well as homemakers, teachers, civil servants and more.

Notoriously, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney offered his condolences to Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi for India's loss instead of addressing his own citizens.

It is clear that for many Canadians (not just Mulroney) the Air India bombing was unthinkable-and thus unmemorable-as a tragedy of national consequence due to the dominant assumption that Canadian identity is synonymous with whiteness. Indeed, critics, as well as relatives of the dead, have raised the obvious question: would there have been such trouble recognising the bombing as a national tragedy if the majority of those killed were white rather than brown Canadians?

Q. What is the most likely reason as to why the author used the word "notoriously" in the seventh paragraph?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 3

In the last few paragraphs the author raises a concern that the Air India tragedy did not receive the same solidarity as the Flight PS752 tragedy. It is in that context that the author mentions Canadian Prime Minister who did not address his own citizens during the Air India Tragedy. Answer choice (d) captures that idea most effectively.

Incorrect Answers

(a) - The author's issue is not with the fact that the Canadian PM offered condolences to his Indian counterpart. The issue is that the PM did not address his own citizens who were affected by the tragedy.

(b) - There is no mention of any political gain in the passage.

(c) - The victims of tragedy where not Indian citizens.

Those were Canadian citizens of Indian origin.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 4

There's been an incredible outpouring of grief across Canada since Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by Iran, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board.

We have learned that among the 57 Canadians killed, there were beloved students, professors, doctors and engineers. Children, newlyweds and entire families perished. Many of them have been described by Canadian news media and leaders as "exceptional." They belonged to Canada's vibrant Iranian communities and are being remembered as such in tributes and memorial services across the nation.

I've spent more than a dozen years researching public memory of another air disaster that resulted in an even greater number of Canadian casualties-the Air India tragedy.

Indeed, news of PS752 is triggering memories of June 23, 1985, when Air India Flight 182 fell into the Atlantic Ocean near Cork, Ireland, after a bomb hidden in the luggage exploded. All 329 passengers and crew on board that flight were killed. Among them were 280 Canadians, the majority from Indian-Canadian families, as reported by the official inquiry by Public Safety Canada.

Winnipeg resident Nicky Mehta was 13 at the time that her uncle, aunt and two young cousins were killed on the Air India flight. On the day after Flight PS752 crashed, she woke up to an abbreviated list of "deadly plane crashes that killed Canadians" published in the Winnipeg Free Press that did not include Air India. "I felt gutted," she told me. "It was re-traumatising to see that Air India was not even worth a mention here." The article has since been removed.

Back in 1985, there was no collective outpouring of grief or statement of national solidarity for the victims of Air India Flight 182. Were these victims not "exceptional" enough? In fact, they too were beloved students, professors, doctors and engineers, as well as homemakers, teachers, civil servants and more.

Notoriously, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney offered his condolences to Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi for India's loss instead of addressing his own citizens.

It is clear that for many Canadians (not just Mulroney) the Air India bombing was unthinkable-and thus unmemorable-as a tragedy of national consequence due to the dominant assumption that Canadian identity is synonymous with whiteness. Indeed, critics, as well as relatives of the dead, have raised the obvious question: would there have been such trouble recognising the bombing as a national tragedy if the majority of those killed were white rather than brown Canadians?

Q. What is the significance of the number 280 in the overall context of the passage?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 4

280 was the number of Canadians who died in the Air India tragedy, while 57 Canadians died in the PS752 tragedy. The overall context of the passage is that the Air India tragedy, even though it had a greater number of Canadian deaths, was not considered as an event of national consequence.

That is the significance of the number 280. This is captured in answer choice (c).

Incorrect Answers

(a) and (d) - These contradict the argument presented in the passage. The author states that, there was no collective outpouring of grief or statement of national solidarity for the victims of Air India Flight 182.

(b) - There is no evidence to suggest that there was no study that was conducted regarding the cause of Air India tragedy.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 5

INDIA-PAKISTAN relations have witnessed a series of lows since the January 2016 Pathankot terror attack, which had happened barely a week after PM Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Lahore to extend birthday wishes to then premier Nawaz Sharif. The ties deteriorated so sharply last year after the Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot airstrikes that India did not even invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Modi's swearing-in, even as Sharif had attended the ceremony when the NDA-I government took charge in 2014. The abrogation of Article 370 and the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act have further riled the neighbour. Amid the prolonged chill, the prospect of a thaw has emerged, with India deciding to invite Imran Khan for the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the China-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) later this year. While the SCO charter stipulates that the host can't leave out any member country, India has the opportunity to use the international platform to re-engage with Pakistan.

Once the invitation is extended, the onus will be on Imran to be present himself to reciprocate the diplomatic overture or send one of his ministers.

Q. Which of the following can be inferred from the line "Amid the prolonged chill, the prospect of a thaw has emerged"?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 5

The statement "Amid the prolonged chill, the prospect of a thaw has emerged" best suits option (b) with the SCO summit being the prospect of thaw.

Option (a) is incomplete while options (c) and (d) go beyond the scope of the passage.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 6

INDIA-PAKISTAN relations have witnessed a series of lows since the January 2016 Pathankot terror attack, which had happened barely a week after PM Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Lahore to extend birthday wishes to then premier Nawaz Sharif. The ties deteriorated so sharply last year after the Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot airstrikes that India did not even invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Modi's swearing-in, even as Sharif had attended the ceremony when the NDA-I government took charge in 2014. The abrogation of Article 370 and the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act have further riled the neighbour. Amid the prolonged chill, the prospect of a thaw has emerged, with India deciding to invite Imran Khan for the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the China-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) later this year. While the SCO charter stipulates that the host can't leave out any member country, India has the opportunity to use the international platform to re-engage with Pakistan.

Once the invitation is extended, the onus will be on Imran to be present himself to reciprocate the diplomatic overture or send one of his ministers.

Q. Which of the following, based on the author's arguments, would be the best approach for Imran Khan?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 6

A is incorrect because abrogation of Article 370 has deteriorated relations further. (c) is incorrect because Modi didn't invite Imran Khan to his swearing-in because of Pulwama and Balakot. (d) is more correct than (b) because the author stipulates that India might re-engage with Pakistan.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 7

INDIA-PAKISTAN relations have witnessed a series of lows since the January 2016 Pathankot terror attack, which had happened barely a week after PM Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Lahore to extend birthday wishes to then premier Nawaz Sharif. The ties deteriorated so sharply last year after the Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot airstrikes that India did not even invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Modi's swearing-in, even as Sharif had attended the ceremony when the NDA-I government took charge in 2014. The abrogation of Article 370 and the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act have further riled the neighbour. Amid the prolonged chill, the prospect of a thaw has emerged, with India deciding to invite Imran Khan for the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the China-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) later this year. While the SCO charter stipulates that the host can't leave out any member country, India has the opportunity to use the international platform to re-engage with Pakistan.

Once the invitation is extended, the onus will be on Imran to be present himself to reciprocate the diplomatic overture or send one of his ministers.

Q. According to paragraph, why has India invited Pakistan to the SCO summit?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 7

As the SCO charter stipulates that host can't leave out any member country, hence India is obliged to invite Pakistan. The summit can provide a platform to engage with Pakistan but it does not mean it can improve bilateral relations, hence (b) is incorrect. India did not invite Imran Khan for the swearing in because of Pulwama terror attack, hence (c) is incorrect.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 8

INDIA-PAKISTAN relations have witnessed a series of lows since the January 2016 Pathankot terror attack, which had happened barely a week after PM Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Lahore to extend birthday wishes to then premier Nawaz Sharif. The ties deteriorated so sharply last year after the Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot airstrikes that India did not even invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Modi's swearing-in, even as Sharif had attended the ceremony when the NDA-I government took charge in 2014. The abrogation of Article 370 and the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act have further riled the neighbour. Amid the prolonged chill, the prospect of a thaw has emerged, with India deciding to invite Imran Khan for the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the China-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) later this year. While the SCO charter stipulates that the host can't leave out any member country, India has the opportunity to use the international platform to re-engage with Pakistan.

Once the invitation is extended, the onus will be on Imran to be present himself to reciprocate the diplomatic overture or send one of his ministers.

Q. What can be inferred from the statement "PM Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Lahore to extend birthday wishes to then premier Nawaz Sharif".

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 8

(a) is incorrect as it cannot be inferred from the passage, (d) is incorrect because of the same reason. (c) is incorrect because India and Pakistan had better relations due to the fact that Modi visited Lahore and Nawaz attended the swearing-in ceremony of Modi. Hence (b) is correct.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 9

INDIA-PAKISTAN relations have witnessed a series of lows since the January 2016 Pathankot terror attack, which had happened barely a week after PM Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Lahore to extend birthday wishes to then premier Nawaz Sharif. The ties deteriorated so sharply last year after the Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot airstrikes that India did not even invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Modi's swearing-in, even as Sharif had attended the ceremony when the NDA-I government took charge in 2014. The abrogation of Article 370 and the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act have further riled the neighbour. Amid the prolonged chill, the prospect of a thaw has emerged, with India deciding to invite Imran Khan for the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the China-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) later this year. While the SCO charter stipulates that the host can't leave out any member country, India has the opportunity to use the international platform to re-engage with Pakistan.

Once the invitation is extended, the onus will be on Imran to be present himself to reciprocate the diplomatic overture or send one of his ministers.

Q. According to the passage, what was the effect of abrogation of Article 370?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 9

(a) is incorrect because the passage states that Article 370 riled the neighbour. (b) is incorrect because in the passage there is no mention of China being miffed by abrogation of Article 370. (c) is correct as the passage clearly talks about Pakistan. (d) is incorrect because SCO charter stipulates inviting all neighbours for the summit.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 10

The eye-popping bids in the current auction of wireless frequencies by the Federal Communications Commission are a testament to soaring demand for mobile Internet service. As of last week, bids in the auction exceeded $38 billion, far more than the $10.5 billion reserve price set by the F.C.C. These frequencies, also known as spectrum, are needed to expand cellular networks so they can carry more phone calls and data.

The superheated bidding provides fresh evidence that the telecommunications industry is thriving despite protests by executives at companies like Verizon and AT&T that they are being stymied by regulation. Phone companies are upset that President Obama recently called for strong rules that would prohibit telecom companies, including wireless businesses, from creating fast and slow lanes on the Internet. His proposal needs to be approved by the F.C.C., an independent agency that is not obliged to do what Mr. Obama wants but that in this case should follow his direction.

Telecom executives have said that such rules would reduce their incentive to invest, presumably because their potential profits would be reduced by any regulation that prevented them from charging fees to big web businesses to deliver some content to consumers faster than other information. But the companies can't be all that worried if they are willing to spend billions of dollars on wireless frequencies.

Some of the money raised in the auction will be used to pay for a $7 billion communications network called FirstNet, for police, fire and other public safety agencies, a network Congress authorized in 2012. The rest of the money will go to the Treasury and help reduce the federal deficit.

Few people expected that the bids would go this high for spectrum that most analysts say is less optimal for carrying wireless phone signals than other, lower frequency airwaves that more easily penetrate buildings.

A separate auction that is expected to be held in 2021 will include more highly valued airwaves that are used by television broadcasters. A portion of the money bid by telecom companies in that auction will be used to pay TV stations that agree to give up some or all of the frequencies they are using.

The auction of TV airwaves was originally expected to take place next year but has been delayed because of disagreements among broadcasters, telecom companies and regulators about how it should be carried out. There are billions of dollars at stake for television stations and phone companies. The high bids in the current auction should encourage them to resolve their differences and avoid further delays. They all have too much to gain from a successful auction.

Americans are increasingly dependent on their cellphones - 63 percent of Americans used their phones to go online in 2013, up from 31 percent in 2009, according to the Pew Research Center. That helps explain why wireless frequencies are becoming more valuable and why the government should make sure spectrum is used efficiently.

Q. The author primarily uses the data regarding the high bidding price of spectrum to:

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 10

As mentioned

"The superheated bidding provides fresh evidence that the telecommunications industry is thriving despite protests by executives at companies"

"But the companies can't be all that worried if they are willing to spend billions of dollars on wireless frequencies."

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 11

The eye-popping bids in the current auction of wireless frequencies by the Federal Communications Commission are a testament to soaring demand for mobile Internet service. As of last week, bids in the auction exceeded $38 billion, far more than the $10.5 billion reserve price set by the F.C.C. These frequencies, also known as spectrum, are needed to expand cellular networks so they can carry more phone calls and data.

The superheated bidding provides fresh evidence that the telecommunications industry is thriving despite protests by executives at companies like Verizon and AT&T that they are being stymied by regulation. Phone companies are upset that President Obama recently called for strong rules that would prohibit telecom companies, including wireless businesses, from creating fast and slow lanes on the Internet. His proposal needs to be approved by the F.C.C., an independent agency that is not obliged to do what Mr. Obama wants but that in this case should follow his direction.

Telecom executives have said that such rules would reduce their incentive to invest, presumably because their potential profits would be reduced by any regulation that prevented them from charging fees to big web businesses to deliver some content to consumers faster than other information. But the companies can't be all that worried if they are willing to spend billions of dollars on wireless frequencies.

Some of the money raised in the auction will be used to pay for a $7 billion communications network called FirstNet, for police, fire and other public safety agencies, a network Congress authorized in 2012. The rest of the money will go to the Treasury and help reduce the federal deficit.

Few people expected that the bids would go this high for spectrum that most analysts say is less optimal for carrying wireless phone signals than other, lower frequency airwaves that more easily penetrate buildings.

A separate auction that is expected to be held in 2021 will include more highly valued airwaves that are used by television broadcasters. A portion of the money bid by telecom companies in that auction will be used to pay TV stations that agree to give up some or all of the frequencies they are using.

The auction of TV airwaves was originally expected to take place next year but has been delayed because of disagreements among broadcasters, telecom companies and regulators about how it should be carried out. There are billions of dollars at stake for television stations and phone companies. The high bids in the current auction should encourage them to resolve their differences and avoid further delays. They all have too much to gain from a successful auction.

Americans are increasingly dependent on their cellphones - 63 percent of Americans used their phones to go online in 2013, up from 31 percent in 2009, according to the Pew Research Center. That helps explain why wireless frequencies are becoming more valuable and why the government should make sure spectrum is used efficiently.

Q. The author of the passage is likely to be:

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 11

The passage is not prejudiced against the telecom sector. Therefore option (a) can be ruled out. There is no bias displayed for Obama therefore option (b) can be ruled out. Since the passage supports liberalisation and opening up and commercialisation of spectrum therefore option (c) can be ruled out.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 12

The eye-popping bids in the current auction of wireless frequencies by the Federal Communications Commission are a testament to soaring demand for mobile Internet service. As of last week, bids in the auction exceeded $38 billion, far more than the $10.5 billion reserve price set by the F.C.C. These frequencies, also known as spectrum, are needed to expand cellular networks so they can carry more phone calls and data.

The superheated bidding provides fresh evidence that the telecommunications industry is thriving despite protests by executives at companies like Verizon and AT&T that they are being stymied by regulation. Phone companies are upset that President Obama recently called for strong rules that would prohibit telecom companies, including wireless businesses, from creating fast and slow lanes on the Internet. His proposal needs to be approved by the F.C.C., an independent agency that is not obliged to do what Mr. Obama wants but that in this case should follow his direction.

Telecom executives have said that such rules would reduce their incentive to invest, presumably because their potential profits would be reduced by any regulation that prevented them from charging fees to big web businesses to deliver some content to consumers faster than other information. But the companies can't be all that worried if they are willing to spend billions of dollars on wireless frequencies.

Some of the money raised in the auction will be used to pay for a $7 billion communications network called FirstNet, for police, fire and other public safety agencies, a network Congress authorized in 2012. The rest of the money will go to the Treasury and help reduce the federal deficit.

Few people expected that the bids would go this high for spectrum that most analysts say is less optimal for carrying wireless phone signals than other, lower frequency airwaves that more easily penetrate buildings.

A separate auction that is expected to be held in 2021 will include more highly valued airwaves that are used by television broadcasters. A portion of the money bid by telecom companies in that auction will be used to pay TV stations that agree to give up some or all of the frequencies they are using.

The auction of TV airwaves was originally expected to take place next year but has been delayed because of disagreements among broadcasters, telecom companies and regulators about how it should be carried out. There are billions of dollars at stake for television stations and phone companies. The high bids in the current auction should encourage them to resolve their differences and avoid further delays. They all have too much to gain from a successful auction.

Americans are increasingly dependent on their cellphones - 63 percent of Americans used their phones to go online in 2013, up from 31 percent in 2009, according to the Pew Research Center. That helps explain why wireless frequencies are becoming more valuable and why the government should make sure spectrum is used efficiently.

Q. Which of the following best describes the passage above?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 12

There is hardly any criticism nor much prejudice.

Therefore options (a) and (c) can be ruled out. The author does analyse the role of government, presence of big money etc. and therefore, the article can be construed as faintly analytical.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 13

The eye-popping bids in the current auction of wireless frequencies by the Federal Communications Commission are a testament to soaring demand for mobile Internet service. As of last week, bids in the auction exceeded $38 billion, far more than the $10.5 billion reserve price set by the F.C.C. These frequencies, also known as spectrum, are needed to expand cellular networks so they can carry more phone calls and data.

The superheated bidding provides fresh evidence that the telecommunications industry is thriving despite protests by executives at companies like Verizon and AT&T that they are being stymied by regulation. Phone companies are upset that President Obama recently called for strong rules that would prohibit telecom companies, including wireless businesses, from creating fast and slow lanes on the Internet. His proposal needs to be approved by the F.C.C., an independent agency that is not obliged to do what Mr. Obama wants but that in this case should follow his direction.

Telecom executives have said that such rules would reduce their incentive to invest, presumably because their potential profits would be reduced by any regulation that prevented them from charging fees to big web businesses to deliver some content to consumers faster than other information. But the companies can't be all that worried if they are willing to spend billions of dollars on wireless frequencies.

Some of the money raised in the auction will be used to pay for a $7 billion communications network called FirstNet, for police, fire and other public safety agencies, a network Congress authorized in 2012. The rest of the money will go to the Treasury and help reduce the federal deficit.

Few people expected that the bids would go this high for spectrum that most analysts say is less optimal for carrying wireless phone signals than other, lower frequency airwaves that more easily penetrate buildings.

A separate auction that is expected to be held in 2021 will include more highly valued airwaves that are used by television broadcasters. A portion of the money bid by telecom companies in that auction will be used to pay TV stations that agree to give up some or all of the frequencies they are using.

The auction of TV airwaves was originally expected to take place next year but has been delayed because of disagreements among broadcasters, telecom companies and regulators about how it should be carried out. There are billions of dollars at stake for television stations and phone companies. The high bids in the current auction should encourage them to resolve their differences and avoid further delays. They all have too much to gain from a successful auction.

Americans are increasingly dependent on their cellphones - 63 percent of Americans used their phones to go online in 2013, up from 31 percent in 2009, according to the Pew Research Center. That helps explain why wireless frequencies are becoming more valuable and why the government should make sure spectrum is used efficiently.

Q. Which of the following is not true as per the passage?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 13

The passage is not prejudiced against the telecom sector. Therefore option (a) can be ruled out. There is no bias displayed for Obama therefore option (b) can be ruled out. Since the passage supports liberalisation and opening up and commercialisation of spectrum therefore option (c) can be ruled out.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 14

Phatik Chakravorti was the ringleader among the boys of the village. A new mischief got into his head. There was a heavy log lying on the mud-flat of the river waiting to be shaped into a mast for a boat. He decided that they should all work together to shift the log by main force from its place and roll it away. The owner of the log would be angry and surprised, and they would all enjoy the fun. Every one seconded the proposal, and it was carried unanimously.

But just as the fun was about to begin, Makhan, Phatik's younger brother, sauntered up, and sat down on the log in front of them all without a word. The boys were puzzled for a moment. He was pushed, rather timidly, by one of the boys and told to get up but he remained quite unconcerned. He appeared like a young philosopher meditating on the futility of games.

Phatik was furious. "Makhan," he cried, "if you don't get down this minute I'll thrash you!" Makhan only moved to a more comfortable position. Now, if Phatik was to keep his regal dignity before the public, it was clear he ought to carry out his threat. But his courage failed him at the crisis. His fertile brain, however, rapidly seized upon a new manoeuvre which would discomfit his brother and afford his followers an added amusement. He gave the word of command to roll the log and Makhan over together. Makhan heard the order, and made it a point of honour to stick on. But he overlooked the fact, like those who attempt earthly fame in other matters, that there was peril in it.

Q. It can be inferred from the last sentence that

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 14

Nothing has been mentioned about Makhan's intelligence or fearlessness. We can't conclude that Makhan had made a mistake. In fact, he knew that he was going to be thrown into the river. But he didn't know how to get away from the situation without losing his pride. Hence, option (c) is the best option.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 15

Phatik Chakravorti was the ringleader among the boys of the village. A new mischief got into his head. There was a heavy log lying on the mud-flat of the river waiting to be shaped into a mast for a boat. He decided that they should all work together to shift the log by main force from its place and roll it away. The owner of the log would be angry and surprised, and they would all enjoy the fun. Every one seconded the proposal, and it was carried unanimously.

But just as the fun was about to begin, Makhan, Phatik's younger brother, sauntered up, and sat down on the log in front of them all without a word. The boys were puzzled for a moment. He was pushed, rather timidly, by one of the boys and told to get up but he remained quite unconcerned. He appeared like a young philosopher meditating on the futility of games.

Phatik was furious. "Makhan," he cried, "if you don't get down this minute I'll thrash you!" Makhan only moved to a more comfortable position. Now, if Phatik was to keep his regal dignity before the public, it was clear he ought to carry out his threat. But his courage failed him at the crisis. His fertile brain, however, rapidly seized upon a new manoeuvre which would discomfit his brother and afford his followers an added amusement. He gave the word of command to roll the log and Makhan over together. Makhan heard the order, and made it a point of honour to stick on. But he overlooked the fact, like those who attempt earthly fame in other matters, that there was peril in it.

Q. Which of the following options can best replace the phrase "sauntered up"?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 15

Sauntered up means to walk or amble or stroll.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 16

Phatik Chakravorti was the ringleader among the boys of the village. A new mischief got into his head. There was a heavy log lying on the mud-flat of the river waiting to be shaped into a mast for a boat. He decided that they should all work together to shift the log by main force from its place and roll it away. The owner of the log would be angry and surprised, and they would all enjoy the fun. Every one seconded the proposal, and it was carried unanimously.

But just as the fun was about to begin, Makhan, Phatik's younger brother, sauntered up, and sat down on the log in front of them all without a word. The boys were puzzled for a moment. He was pushed, rather timidly, by one of the boys and told to get up but he remained quite unconcerned. He appeared like a young philosopher meditating on the futility of games.

Phatik was furious. "Makhan," he cried, "if you don't get down this minute I'll thrash you!" Makhan only moved to a more comfortable position. Now, if Phatik was to keep his regal dignity before the public, it was clear he ought to carry out his threat. But his courage failed him at the crisis. His fertile brain, however, rapidly seized upon a new manoeuvre which would discomfit his brother and afford his followers an added amusement. He gave the word of command to roll the log and Makhan over together. Makhan heard the order, and made it a point of honour to stick on. But he overlooked the fact, like those who attempt earthly fame in other matters, that there was peril in it.

Q. What would be the suitable title for the given passage?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 16

The entire passage is about a planned mischief and this is found in option (b). The other options don't capture the central idea of the passage. They either are too broad or beyond the scope of the passage.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 17

Phatik Chakravorti was the ringleader among the boys of the village. A new mischief got into his head. There was a heavy log lying on the mud-flat of the river waiting to be shaped into a mast for a boat. He decided that they should all work together to shift the log by main force from its place and roll it away. The owner of the log would be angry and surprised, and they would all enjoy the fun. Every one seconded the proposal, and it was carried unanimously.

But just as the fun was about to begin, Makhan, Phatik's younger brother, sauntered up, and sat down on the log in front of them all without a word. The boys were puzzled for a moment. He was pushed, rather timidly, by one of the boys and told to get up but he remained quite unconcerned. He appeared like a young philosopher meditating on the futility of games.

Phatik was furious. "Makhan," he cried, "if you don't get down this minute I'll thrash you!" Makhan only moved to a more comfortable position. Now, if Phatik was to keep his regal dignity before the public, it was clear he ought to carry out his threat. But his courage failed him at the crisis. His fertile brain, however, rapidly seized upon a new manoeuvre which would discomfit his brother and afford his followers an added amusement. He gave the word of command to roll the log and Makhan over together. Makhan heard the order, and made it a point of honour to stick on. But he overlooked the fact, like those who attempt earthly fame in other matters, that there was peril in it.

Q. It can be inferred from the passage that

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 17

Option (a) is ruled out because the paragraph doesn't talk about Phatik and his followers getting into trouble. Option (b) is vague and irrelevant. Option (d) is ruled out because their parents are not mentioned. But it is clear from the story that Makhan and Phatik were in disagreement as Makhan was trying to spoil Phatik's plan.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 18

Phatik Chakravorti was the ringleader among the boys of the village. A new mischief got into his head. There was a heavy log lying on the mud-flat of the river waiting to be shaped into a mast for a boat. He decided that they should all work together to shift the log by main force from its place and roll it away. The owner of the log would be angry and surprised, and they would all enjoy the fun. Every one seconded the proposal, and it was carried unanimously.

But just as the fun was about to begin, Makhan, Phatik's younger brother, sauntered up, and sat down on the log in front of them all without a word. The boys were puzzled for a moment. He was pushed, rather timidly, by one of the boys and told to get up but he remained quite unconcerned. He appeared like a young philosopher meditating on the futility of games.

Phatik was furious. "Makhan," he cried, "if you don't get down this minute I'll thrash you!" Makhan only moved to a more comfortable position. Now, if Phatik was to keep his regal dignity before the public, it was clear he ought to carry out his threat. But his courage failed him at the crisis. His fertile brain, however, rapidly seized upon a new manoeuvre which would discomfit his brother and afford his followers an added amusement. He gave the word of command to roll the log and Makhan over together. Makhan heard the order, and made it a point of honour to stick on. But he overlooked the fact, like those who attempt earthly fame in other matters, that there was peril in it.

Q. The primary purpose of the author is to

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 18

The passage talks about Pathik and his followers. The other options are irrelevant.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 19

KING CHARLES III made the final decision. The election had duly taken place as decreed by royal proclamation.

The polling booths had been closed, the votes counted.

The computers turned off-, and the experts and amateurs alike had collapsed into their beds in disbelief when they had heard the final result. The new King had been unable to sleep that Friday night while he considered yet again all the advice that had been offered to him by his courtiers during the past twenty-four hours. The choice he had been left with was by no means simple. Considering how recently he had ascended the throne.

A few minutes after Big Ben had struck 6 A.M., the morning papers were placed in the corridor outside his bedroom. The King slipped quietly out of bed, put on his dressing gown and smiled at the startled footman when he opened the door. The King gathered up the papers in his arms and took them through to the morning room so that the Queen would not be disturbed. Once he had settled comfortably into his favorite chair, he turned to the editorial pages. Only one subject was worthy of their attention that day. The Fleet Street editors had all come to the same conclusion. The result of the election could not have been closer, and the new King had been placed in a most delicate position as to whom he should call to be his first Prime Minister. Most of the papers went on to give the King their personal advice on whom he should consider according to their own political affiliations. The London Times alone offered no such opinion, but suggested merely that His Majesty would have to show a great deal of courage and fortitude in facing his first constitutional crisis if the monarchy was to remain credible in a modern world. The forty-three-year-old King dropped the papers on the floor by the side of his chair and considered once again the problems of which man to select. What a strange game politics was, he considered. Only a short time ago .there had been clearly three men to consider, and then suddenly one of them was no longer a contender- The two men remaining-who he suspected had also not slept that night - could not have been more different and yet in some ways they were so alike. They had both entered the House of Commons in 1964 and, had then conducted glittering careers in their twenty-five years as members of Parliament. Between them they had held the portfolios of Trade, Defense, the Foreign Office and the Exchequer before being elected to lead their respective parties. As Prince of Wales, the King had watched them both from the sidelines and grown to admire their different contributions to public life. On a personal level, he had to admit, he had always liked one while respecting the other.

Q. It can be inferred that:

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 19

Option (a) can be deriv ed from the 1st paragraph.

Options (b) and (c) are inappropriate and option (d) is untrue as we read in the passage that London Times did not offer any opinion, but only suggested that the King would have to show a great deal of courage and fortitude.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 20

KING CHARLES III made the final decision. The election had duly taken place as decreed by royal proclamation.

The polling booths had been closed, the votes counted.

The computers turned off-, and the experts and amateurs alike had collapsed into their beds in disbelief when they had heard the final result. The new King had been unable to sleep that Friday night while he considered yet again all the advice that had been offered to him by his courtiers during the past twenty-four hours. The choice he had been left with was by no means simple. Considering how recently he had ascended the throne.

A few minutes after Big Ben had struck 6 A.M., the morning papers were placed in the corridor outside his bedroom. The King slipped quietly out of bed, put on his dressing gown and smiled at the startled footman when he opened the door. The King gathered up the papers in his arms and took them through to the morning room so that the Queen would not be disturbed. Once he had settled comfortably into his favorite chair, he turned to the editorial pages. Only one subject was worthy of their attention that day. The Fleet Street editors had all come to the same conclusion. The result of the election could not have been closer, and the new King had been placed in a most delicate position as to whom he should call to be his first Prime Minister. Most of the papers went on to give the King their personal advice on whom he should consider according to their own political affiliations. The London Times alone offered no such opinion, but suggested merely that His Majesty would have to show a great deal of courage and fortitude in facing his first constitutional crisis if the monarchy was to remain credible in a modern world. The forty-three-year-old King dropped the papers on the floor by the side of his chair and considered once again the problems of which man to select. What a strange game politics was, he considered. Only a short time ago .there had been clearly three men to consider, and then suddenly one of them was no longer a contender- The two men remaining-who he suspected had also not slept that night - could not have been more different and yet in some ways they were so alike. They had both entered the House of Commons in 1964 and, had then conducted glittering careers in their twenty-five years as members of Parliament. Between them they had held the portfolios of Trade, Defense, the Foreign Office and the Exchequer before being elected to lead their respective parties. As Prince of Wales, the King had watched them both from the sidelines and grown to admire their different contributions to public life. On a personal level, he had to admit, he had always liked one while respecting the other.

Q. What does the word 'amateur' mean in this context?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 20

The word 'amateur is used in the first paragraph of the passage and it means non-professional or beginner; so, 'novice' is its synonym.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 21

KING CHARLES III made the final decision. The election had duly taken place as decreed by royal proclamation.

The polling booths had been closed, the votes counted.

The computers turned off-, and the experts and amateurs alike had collapsed into their beds in disbelief when they had heard the final result. The new King had been unable to sleep that Friday night while he considered yet again all the advice that had been offered to him by his courtiers during the past twenty-four hours. The choice he had been left with was by no means simple. Considering how recently he had ascended the throne.

A few minutes after Big Ben had struck 6 A.M., the morning papers were placed in the corridor outside his bedroom. The King slipped quietly out of bed, put on his dressing gown and smiled at the startled footman when he opened the door. The King gathered up the papers in his arms and took them through to the morning room so that the Queen would not be disturbed. Once he had settled comfortably into his favorite chair, he turned to the editorial pages. Only one subject was worthy of their attention that day. The Fleet Street editors had all come to the same conclusion. The result of the election could not have been closer, and the new King had been placed in a most delicate position as to whom he should call to be his first Prime Minister. Most of the papers went on to give the King their personal advice on whom he should consider according to their own political affiliations. The London Times alone offered no such opinion, but suggested merely that His Majesty would have to show a great deal of courage and fortitude in facing his first constitutional crisis if the monarchy was to remain credible in a modern world. The forty-three-year-old King dropped the papers on the floor by the side of his chair and considered once again the problems of which man to select. What a strange game politics was, he considered. Only a short time ago .there had been clearly three men to consider, and then suddenly one of them was no longer a contender- The two men remaining-who he suspected had also not slept that night - could not have been more different and yet in some ways they were so alike. They had both entered the House of Commons in 1964 and, had then conducted glittering careers in their twenty-five years as members of Parliament. Between them they had held the portfolios of Trade, Defense, the Foreign Office and the Exchequer before being elected to lead their respective parties. As Prince of Wales, the King had watched them both from the sidelines and grown to admire their different contributions to public life. On a personal level, he had to admit, he had always liked one while respecting the other.

Q. Which of the sentence is false according to the passage?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 21

Option (d) is obv iously untrue as per the giv en information about choosing a Prime Minister for the state. Other statements are true according to the passage.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 22

KING CHARLES III made the final decision. The election had duly taken place as decreed by royal proclamation.

The polling booths had been closed, the votes counted.

The computers turned off-, and the experts and amateurs alike had collapsed into their beds in disbelief when they had heard the final result. The new King had been unable to sleep that Friday night while he considered yet again all the advice that had been offered to him by his courtiers during the past twenty-four hours. The choice he had been left with was by no means simple. Considering how recently he had ascended the throne.

A few minutes after Big Ben had struck 6 A.M., the morning papers were placed in the corridor outside his bedroom. The King slipped quietly out of bed, put on his dressing gown and smiled at the startled footman when he opened the door. The King gathered up the papers in his arms and took them through to the morning room so that the Queen would not be disturbed. Once he had settled comfortably into his favorite chair, he turned to the editorial pages. Only one subject was worthy of their attention that day. The Fleet Street editors had all come to the same conclusion. The result of the election could not have been closer, and the new King had been placed in a most delicate position as to whom he should call to be his first Prime Minister. Most of the papers went on to give the King their personal advice on whom he should consider according to their own political affiliations. The London Times alone offered no such opinion, but suggested merely that His Majesty would have to show a great deal of courage and fortitude in facing his first constitutional crisis if the monarchy was to remain credible in a modern world. The forty-three-year-old King dropped the papers on the floor by the side of his chair and considered once again the problems of which man to select. What a strange game politics was, he considered. Only a short time ago .there had been clearly three men to consider, and then suddenly one of them was no longer a contender- The two men remaining-who he suspected had also not slept that night - could not have been more different and yet in some ways they were so alike. They had both entered the House of Commons in 1964 and, had then conducted glittering careers in their twenty-five years as members of Parliament. Between them they had held the portfolios of Trade, Defense, the Foreign Office and the Exchequer before being elected to lead their respective parties. As Prince of Wales, the King had watched them both from the sidelines and grown to admire their different contributions to public life. On a personal level, he had to admit, he had always liked one while respecting the other.

Q. The style of the passage can be described as

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 22

The passage is written in a story form and hence the style is narrative.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 23

The Press Club of India (PCI) and the Indian Women Press Corps (IWPC) on Tuesday said attacks on press freedoms had seen an exponential rise and that India did not fare too well in this regard, ranking 150 out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by the Reporters Sans Frontières.

On World Press Freedom Day, the PCI said journalists had been incarcerated under draconian laws for flimsy reasons, and on some occasions, faced threat to their lives as well from "self-styled" custodians of law In the social media space.

"The freedom of the press is Integral to the functioning of a vibrant democracy. The media has to come together to reclaim its role towards realisation of this objective," they said in a joint statement.

"May 3 is celebraled as World Press Freedom Day. It is also a day to introspect and take stock of where press freedoms are located In a vastly globalised world. The attacks on the media the world over have grown in myriad ways including in advanced democracies. The freedom of the press has been subject to growing conservatism and increasing corporatisation of the industry itself. The extraneous and internal pressures have distorted the notion of a free press today," it said.

"While job insecurities have grown so have the attacks on press freedoms seen an exponential rise," said the statement.

Q. Rank of India in WPF Index is ___

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 24

The Press Club of India (PCI) and the Indian Women Press Corps (IWPC) on Tuesday said attacks on press freedoms had seen an exponential rise and that India did not fare too well in this regard, ranking 150 out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by the Reporters Sans Frontières.

On World Press Freedom Day, the PCI said journalists had been incarcerated under draconian laws for flimsy reasons, and on some occasions, faced threat to their lives as well from "self-styled" custodians of law In the social media space.

"The freedom of the press is Integral to the functioning of a vibrant democracy. The media has to come together to reclaim its role towards realisation of this objective," they said in a joint statement.

"May 3 is celebraled as World Press Freedom Day. It is also a day to introspect and take stock of where press freedoms are located In a vastly globalised world. The attacks on the media the world over have grown in myriad ways including in advanced democracies. The freedom of the press has been subject to growing conservatism and increasing corporatisation of the industry itself. The extraneous and internal pressures have distorted the notion of a free press today," it said.

"While job insecurities have grown so have the attacks on press freedoms seen an exponential rise," said the statement.

Q. Press Freedom is being published since ______

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 24

It has been published every year since 2002 by Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) or Reporters Without Borders.

Based in Paris, RSF is an independent NGO with consultative status with the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF).

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 25

The Press Club of India (PCI) and the Indian Women Press Corps (IWPC) on Tuesday said attacks on press freedoms had seen an exponential rise and that India did not fare too well in this regard, ranking 150 out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by the Reporters Sans Frontières.

On World Press Freedom Day, the PCI said journalists had been incarcerated under draconian laws for flimsy reasons, and on some occasions, faced threat to their lives as well from "self-styled" custodians of law In the social media space.

"The freedom of the press is Integral to the functioning of a vibrant democracy. The media has to come together to reclaim its role towards realisation of this objective," they said in a joint statement.

"May 3 is celebraled as World Press Freedom Day. It is also a day to introspect and take stock of where press freedoms are located In a vastly globalised world. The attacks on the media the world over have grown in myriad ways including in advanced democracies. The freedom of the press has been subject to growing conservatism and increasing corporatisation of the industry itself. The extraneous and internal pressures have distorted the notion of a free press today," it said.

"While job insecurities have grown so have the attacks on press freedoms seen an exponential rise," said the statement.

Q. OIF Contains ___ French speaking countries

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 25

Based in Paris, RSF is an independent NGO with consultative status with the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF).

OIF is a 54 french speaking nations collective.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 26

The Constitution of India ensured woman an equal position with man in regard to her rights and responsibilities. Inheritance and other laws were enacted to safeguard her and to give her economic and psychological stability. We see how fragile legislation can be when it is not backed by sturdy and passionate human beings who ensure that legislation is translated into action.

In the last few years we find an erosion of woman's position not only in India but all over the world.

There is a growing materialism and an increasing fundamentalism which seeks to entangle women through an emphasis on tradition, heritage, custom, the Sastras, religious texts and so push her centuries back through a man-made social code that limits woman's initiative, creativity and growth.

With the explosion in technology in computer literacy and in increasing search for extending areas of artificial intelligence, new challenges have appeared on the horizon. Labour based on the male physique which dominated employment and defined a woman's role for centuries is being replaced by skill and intelligence oriented systems for creating wealth. It is possible in the coming decades to erase discrimination based on gender, but in India to introduce such systems that render the human beings less and less important in the production, processes, when seen against a scenario of exploding population, of growing unemployment, can only accentuate tension and conflict. As of today no social, economic and psychological solutions to the problem of employment are available. Reservations for women remain valid on paper. The woman remains a victim.

Economic freedom and the independence that arises from it is essential for women. We have to ensure through field studies, through education, through right use of franchise, through an observing eye and ear to unravel this knot of employment for women. This is only possible with the right use of technology and the examination and strengthening of existing technologies.

A growing fundamentalism is evident in the horrors that have been perpetrated on women. We are aware how through TV, radio, advertising, magazines, visual and language traps are set up in which woman inevitably falls.

This is further accentuated through an educational system, through outdated values and through a close-box culture which binds woman to her manmade role as daughter, wife and mother, so that she exists only in relation to man. In our culture the woman has no independent existence.

Can we create a new agenda for woman based on skill, creativity, knowledge, austerity, compassion and responsibility?

Q. What is one of the ways of attaining self-sufficiency for women according to the passage?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 26

It is given in the first line of the fourth paragraph -"Economic freedom and the independence that arises from it is essential for women."

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 27

The Constitution of India ensured woman an equal position with man in regard to her rights and responsibilities. Inheritance and other laws were enacted to safeguard her and to give her economic and psychological stability. We see how fragile legislation can be when it is not backed by sturdy and passionate human beings who ensure that legislation is translated into action.

In the last few years we find an erosion of woman's position not only in India but all over the world.

There is a growing materialism and an increasing fundamentalism which seeks to entangle women through an emphasis on tradition, heritage, custom, the Sastras, religious texts and so push her centuries back through a man-made social code that limits woman's initiative, creativity and growth.

With the explosion in technology in computer literacy and in increasing search for extending areas of artificial intelligence, new challenges have appeared on the horizon. Labour based on the male physique which dominated employment and defined a woman's role for centuries is being replaced by skill and intelligence oriented systems for creating wealth. It is possible in the coming decades to erase discrimination based on gender, but in India to introduce such systems that render the human beings less and less important in the production, processes, when seen against a scenario of exploding population, of growing unemployment, can only accentuate tension and conflict. As of today no social, economic and psychological solutions to the problem of employment are available. Reservations for women remain valid on paper. The woman remains a victim.

Economic freedom and the independence that arises from it is essential for women. We have to ensure through field studies, through education, through right use of franchise, through an observing eye and ear to unravel this knot of employment for women. This is only possible with the right use of technology and the examination and strengthening of existing technologies.

A growing fundamentalism is evident in the horrors that have been perpetrated on women. We are aware how through TV, radio, advertising, magazines, visual and language traps are set up in which woman inevitably falls.

This is further accentuated through an educational system, through outdated values and through a close-box culture which binds woman to her manmade role as daughter, wife and mother, so that she exists only in relation to man. In our culture the woman has no independent existence.

Can we create a new agenda for woman based on skill, creativity, knowledge, austerity, compassion and responsibility?

Q. Why does the constitution give equal position to woman and man?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 27

It is mentioned in the first paragraph - "The Constitution of India ensured woman an equal position with man in regard to her rights and responsibilities. Inheritance and other laws were enacted to safeguard her and to give her economic and psychological stability."

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 28

The Constitution of India ensured woman an equal position with man in regard to her rights and responsibilities. Inheritance and other laws were enacted to safeguard her and to give her economic and psychological stability. We see how fragile legislation can be when it is not backed by sturdy and passionate human beings who ensure that legislation is translated into action.

In the last few years we find an erosion of woman's position not only in India but all over the world.

There is a growing materialism and an increasing fundamentalism which seeks to entangle women through an emphasis on tradition, heritage, custom, the Sastras, religious texts and so push her centuries back through a man-made social code that limits woman's initiative, creativity and growth.

With the explosion in technology in computer literacy and in increasing search for extending areas of artificial intelligence, new challenges have appeared on the horizon. Labour based on the male physique which dominated employment and defined a woman's role for centuries is being replaced by skill and intelligence oriented systems for creating wealth. It is possible in the coming decades to erase discrimination based on gender, but in India to introduce such systems that render the human beings less and less important in the production, processes, when seen against a scenario of exploding population, of growing unemployment, can only accentuate tension and conflict. As of today no social, economic and psychological solutions to the problem of employment are available. Reservations for women remain valid on paper. The woman remains a victim.

Economic freedom and the independence that arises from it is essential for women. We have to ensure through field studies, through education, through right use of franchise, through an observing eye and ear to unravel this knot of employment for women. This is only possible with the right use of technology and the examination and strengthening of existing technologies.

A growing fundamentalism is evident in the horrors that have been perpetrated on women. We are aware how through TV, radio, advertising, magazines, visual and language traps are set up in which woman inevitably falls.

This is further accentuated through an educational system, through outdated values and through a close-box culture which binds woman to her manmade role as daughter, wife and mother, so that she exists only in relation to man. In our culture the woman has no independent existence.

Can we create a new agenda for woman based on skill, creativity, knowledge, austerity, compassion and responsibility?

Q. Why has woman's status been worsening these days?

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 29

The Constitution of India ensured woman an equal position with man in regard to her rights and responsibilities. Inheritance and other laws were enacted to safeguard her and to give her economic and psychological stability. We see how fragile legislation can be when it is not backed by sturdy and passionate human beings who ensure that legislation is translated into action.

In the last few years we find an erosion of woman's position not only in India but all over the world.

There is a growing materialism and an increasing fundamentalism which seeks to entangle women through an emphasis on tradition, heritage, custom, the Sastras, religious texts and so push her centuries back through a man-made social code that limits woman's initiative, creativity and growth.

With the explosion in technology in computer literacy and in increasing search for extending areas of artificial intelligence, new challenges have appeared on the horizon. Labour based on the male physique which dominated employment and defined a woman's role for centuries is being replaced by skill and intelligence oriented systems for creating wealth. It is possible in the coming decades to erase discrimination based on gender, but in India to introduce such systems that render the human beings less and less important in the production, processes, when seen against a scenario of exploding population, of growing unemployment, can only accentuate tension and conflict. As of today no social, economic and psychological solutions to the problem of employment are available. Reservations for women remain valid on paper. The woman remains a victim.

Economic freedom and the independence that arises from it is essential for women. We have to ensure through field studies, through education, through right use of franchise, through an observing eye and ear to unravel this knot of employment for women. This is only possible with the right use of technology and the examination and strengthening of existing technologies.

A growing fundamentalism is evident in the horrors that have been perpetrated on women. We are aware how through TV, radio, advertising, magazines, visual and language traps are set up in which woman inevitably falls.

This is further accentuated through an educational system, through outdated values and through a close-box culture which binds woman to her manmade role as daughter, wife and mother, so that she exists only in relation to man. In our culture the woman has no independent existence.

Can we create a new agenda for woman based on skill, creativity, knowledge, austerity, compassion and responsibility?

Q. How does growing unemployment in India come in the way of upliftment of women?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 29

It is given in the third paragraph - "It is possible in the coming decades to erase discrimination based on gender, but in India to introduce such systems that render the human beings less and less important in the production processes, when seen against a scenario of exploding population, of growing unemployment, can only accentuate tension and conflict."

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 30

The Constitution of India ensured woman an equal position with man in regard to her rights and responsibilities. Inheritance and other laws were enacted to safeguard her and to give her economic and psychological stability. We see how fragile legislation can be when it is not backed by sturdy and passionate human beings who ensure that legislation is translated into action.

In the last few years we find an erosion of woman's position not only in India but all over the world.

There is a growing materialism and an increasing fundamentalism which seeks to entangle women through an emphasis on tradition, heritage, custom, the Sastras, religious texts and so push her centuries back through a man-made social code that limits woman's initiative, creativity and growth.

With the explosion in technology in computer literacy and in increasing search for extending areas of artificial intelligence, new challenges have appeared on the horizon. Labour based on the male physique which dominated employment and defined a woman's role for centuries is being replaced by skill and intelligence oriented systems for creating wealth. It is possible in the coming decades to erase discrimination based on gender, but in India to introduce such systems that render the human beings less and less important in the production, processes, when seen against a scenario of exploding population, of growing unemployment, can only accentuate tension and conflict. As of today no social, economic and psychological solutions to the problem of employment are available. Reservations for women remain valid on paper. The woman remains a victim.

Economic freedom and the independence that arises from it is essential for women. We have to ensure through field studies, through education, through right use of franchise, through an observing eye and ear to unravel this knot of employment for women. This is only possible with the right use of technology and the examination and strengthening of existing technologies.

A growing fundamentalism is evident in the horrors that have been perpetrated on women. We are aware how through TV, radio, advertising, magazines, visual and language traps are set up in which woman inevitably falls.

This is further accentuated through an educational system, through outdated values and through a close-box culture which binds woman to her manmade role as daughter, wife and mother, so that she exists only in relation to man. In our culture the woman has no independent existence.

Can we create a new agenda for woman based on skill, creativity, knowledge, austerity, compassion and responsibility?

Q. Why could legislation not give women their due share?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 30

It is given in the last three sentences of the third paragraph - "As of today no social, economic and psychological solutions to the problem of employment are available. Reservations for women remain valid on paper. The woman remains a victim."

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 31

UIDAI should deal with non-compliance strictly as per the Act and as per conditions in the agreement with Authentication User Agencies and e-KYC User Agencies, says CAG

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) audit of the functioning of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) found out that the data stored in the Aadhar Data Vault of the institution is “vulnerable.” The report said any Aadhaar data were to be stored mandatorily on a separate Aadhaar Data Vault, but the UIDAI could not provide reasonable assurance that the “entities involved adhered to the procedures”.

The CAG asked the UIDAI to frame a suitable data archival policy to mitigate the risk of vulnerability to data protection and to reduce saturation of valuable data space due to redundant and unwanted data, by weeding out of unwanted data.

‘Enhance security’

The auditor reminded the UIDAI that Aadhaar number is a lifetime identity for Indians and as such unauthorised access to Aadhaar number can be misused in many ways. “Hence UIDAI may ensure the implementation of Aadhaar Data Vault by instituting periodic audit to enhance the security for the data stored by user organisations. It should deal with non-compliance strictly as per the Act and as per conditions in the agreement with Authentication User Agencies and e-KYC User Agencies.

Q. Consider the following statements. (2018):
Aadhaar card can be used as a proof of citizenship or domicile.
Once issued, Aadhaar number cannot be deactivated or omitted by the Issuing Authority.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 31

The Aadhaar platform helps service providers authenticate identity of residents electronically, in a safe and quick manner, making service delivery more cost effective and efficient. According to the GoI and UIDAI, Aadhaar is not proof of citizenship.

However, UIDAI has also published a set of contingencies when the Aadhaar issued by it is liable for rejection. An Aadhaar with mixed or anomalous biometric information or multiple names in a single name (like Urf or Alias) can be deactivated. Aadhaar can also get deactivated upon non-usage of the same for three consecutive years.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 32

UIDAI should deal with non-compliance strictly as per the Act and as per conditions in the agreement with Authentication User Agencies and e-KYC User Agencies, says CAG

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) audit of the functioning of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) found out that the data stored in the Aadhar Data Vault of the institution is “vulnerable.” The report said any Aadhaar data were to be stored mandatorily on a separate Aadhaar Data Vault, but the UIDAI could not provide reasonable assurance that the “entities involved adhered to the procedures”.

The CAG asked the UIDAI to frame a suitable data archival policy to mitigate the risk of vulnerability to data protection and to reduce saturation of valuable data space due to redundant and unwanted data, by weeding out of unwanted data.

‘Enhance security’

The auditor reminded the UIDAI that Aadhaar number is a lifetime identity for Indians and as such unauthorised access to Aadhaar number can be misused in many ways. “Hence UIDAI may ensure the implementation of Aadhaar Data Vault by instituting periodic audit to enhance the security for the data stored by user organisations. It should deal with non-compliance strictly as per the Act and as per conditions in the agreement with Authentication User Agencies and e-KYC User Agencies.

Q. Consider the following statements:

Aadhaar metadata cannot be stored for more than three months.

State cannot enter into any contract with private corporations for sharing of Aadhaar data.

Aadhaar is mandatory for obtaining insurance products.

Aadhaar is mandatory for getting benefits funded out of the Consolidated Fund of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 32

As per a Supreme Court ruling of September, 2018, Aadhaar metadata cannot be stored for more than six months.

The Supreme Court has struck down Section 2(d) of the Aadhaar Act which allowed storage of such data for a period of five years, to refrain government authorities from storing metadata of transactions.

SC has also struck down Aadhaar Regulation 26(c) which allowed Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to store metadata relating to Aadhaar based authentications or authentication history for private firms. Accordingly, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has directed insurance companies not to mandatorily ask for the Aadhaar details for know-you-customer (KYC) requirements or carry out authentication using e-KYC from UIDAI.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 33

UIDAI should deal with non-compliance strictly as per the Act and as per conditions in the agreement with Authentication User Agencies and e-KYC User Agencies, says CAG

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) audit of the functioning of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) found out that the data stored in the Aadhar Data Vault of the institution is “vulnerable.” The report said any Aadhaar data were to be stored mandatorily on a separate Aadhaar Data Vault, but the UIDAI could not provide reasonable assurance that the “entities involved adhered to the procedures”.

The CAG asked the UIDAI to frame a suitable data archival policy to mitigate the risk of vulnerability to data protection and to reduce saturation of valuable data space due to redundant and unwanted data, by weeding out of unwanted data.

‘Enhance security’

The auditor reminded the UIDAI that Aadhaar number is a lifetime identity for Indians and as such unauthorised access to Aadhaar number can be misused in many ways. “Hence UIDAI may ensure the implementation of Aadhaar Data Vault by instituting periodic audit to enhance the security for the data stored by user organisations. It should deal with non-compliance strictly as per the Act and as per conditions in the agreement with Authentication User Agencies and e-KYC User Agencies.

Q. The identity platform ‘Aadhaar’ provides open “Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)”. What does it imply? (2018)

It can be integrated into any electronic device.

Online authentication using iris is possible.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 34

UIDAI should deal with non-compliance strictly as per the Act and as per conditions in the agreement with Authentication User Agencies and e-KYC User Agencies, says CAG

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) audit of the functioning of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) found out that the data stored in the Aadhar Data Vault of the institution is “vulnerable.” The report said any Aadhaar data were to be stored mandatorily on a separate Aadhaar Data Vault, but the UIDAI could not provide reasonable assurance that the “entities involved adhered to the procedures”.

The CAG asked the UIDAI to frame a suitable data archival policy to mitigate the risk of vulnerability to data protection and to reduce saturation of valuable data space due to redundant and unwanted data, by weeding out of unwanted data.

‘Enhance security’

The auditor reminded the UIDAI that Aadhaar number is a lifetime identity for Indians and as such unauthorised access to Aadhaar number can be misused in many ways. “Hence UIDAI may ensure the implementation of Aadhaar Data Vault by instituting periodic audit to enhance the security for the data stored by user organisations. It should deal with non-compliance strictly as per the Act and as per conditions in the agreement with Authentication User Agencies and e-KYC User Agencies.

Q. Minimum time of residence for issue of Aadhar in India?

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 35

UIDAI should deal with non-compliance strictly as per the Act and as per conditions in the agreement with Authentication User Agencies and e-KYC User Agencies, says CAG

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) audit of the functioning of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) found out that the data stored in the Aadhar Data Vault of the institution is “vulnerable.” The report said any Aadhaar data were to be stored mandatorily on a separate Aadhaar Data Vault, but the UIDAI could not provide reasonable assurance that the “entities involved adhered to the procedures”.

The CAG asked the UIDAI to frame a suitable data archival policy to mitigate the risk of vulnerability to data protection and to reduce saturation of valuable data space due to redundant and unwanted data, by weeding out of unwanted data.

‘Enhance security’

The auditor reminded the UIDAI that Aadhaar number is a lifetime identity for Indians and as such unauthorised access to Aadhaar number can be misused in many ways. “Hence UIDAI may ensure the implementation of Aadhaar Data Vault by instituting periodic audit to enhance the security for the data stored by user organisations. It should deal with non-compliance strictly as per the Act and as per conditions in the agreement with Authentication User Agencies and e-KYC User Agencies.

Q. Which article deals with powers and duties of CAG?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 35

Article 149 deals with Duties and Powers of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.

Article 150 says that the accounts of the Union and of the States shall be kept in such form as the President may, on the advice of the CAG, prescribe.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 36

The National Health Authority (NHA) is pursuing a twin-pronged approach to increase the scale and scope of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY. These include beneficiary identification and hospital utilisation. The NHA is launching Aapke Dwar Ayushman with renewed vigour. This time we are focussing on States such as Assam, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. We are also learning from our previous experience and making necessary changes to ensure that the campaign will once again prove to be a resounding success.

We have made technological changes to our IT platform to liberalise and fast-track Ayushman card generation. Village-wise beneficiary data of SECC 2011 is now accessible. This will make it easier for the district, block and panchayat-level officials to plan and implement localised beneficiary identification drives. We have launched “Open BIS” platform for self / assisted verification. This will allow beneficiaries to generate Ayushman cards, subject to necessary verification, in a hassle-free manner.

The Authority will extend full financial assistance to States / Union Territories for issuing co-branded Ayushman card to all eligible beneficiaries (identified from and tagged in the SECC 2011 database). This will lead to wider distribution of Ayushman cards and thereby increase the awareness of the scheme. Also, as part of a continuous process of revisiting the health benefits packages (HBP) under the AB-PMJAY, the NHA launched HBP 2.2 in November 2021. Under this, rates for more than 400 treatment packages were increased to make them viable for healthcare service providers. We are now going to see further changes to treatment package rates. In the coming year, we will strengthen our engagement with the network of providers. We are also bringing in Green Channel of Payments. Under this, a partial payment of 50% of the claim amount will be released automatically to hospitals through the system at the time of claim submission, while the balance will be released following the usual claim adjustment process.

Q. The project is being implemented in pilot phase in ____ states and UTs?

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 36

The pilot project of the Mission had been announced by the Prime Minister from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15th August 2020.

The project is being implemented in the pilot phase in six States & Union Territories.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 37

The National Health Authority (NHA) is pursuing a twin-pronged approach to increase the scale and scope of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY. These include beneficiary identification and hospital utilisation. The NHA is launching Aapke Dwar Ayushman with renewed vigour. This time we are focussing on States such as Assam, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. We are also learning from our previous experience and making necessary changes to ensure that the campaign will once again prove to be a resounding success.

We have made technological changes to our IT platform to liberalise and fast-track Ayushman card generation. Village-wise beneficiary data of SECC 2011 is now accessible. This will make it easier for the district, block and panchayat-level officials to plan and implement localised beneficiary identification drives. We have launched “Open BIS” platform for self / assisted verification. This will allow beneficiaries to generate Ayushman cards, subject to necessary verification, in a hassle-free manner.

The Authority will extend full financial assistance to States / Union Territories for issuing co-branded Ayushman card to all eligible beneficiaries (identified from and tagged in the SECC 2011 database). This will lead to wider distribution of Ayushman cards and thereby increase the awareness of the scheme. Also, as part of a continuous process of revisiting the health benefits packages (HBP) under the AB-PMJAY, the NHA launched HBP 2.2 in November 2021. Under this, rates for more than 400 treatment packages were increased to make them viable for healthcare service providers. We are now going to see further changes to treatment package rates. In the coming year, we will strengthen our engagement with the network of providers. We are also bringing in Green Channel of Payments. Under this, a partial payment of 50% of the claim amount will be released automatically to hospitals through the system at the time of claim submission, while the balance will be released following the usual claim adjustment process.

Q. Maternity Mortality Rate of India is _______

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 37

IMR and MMR data

India's infant mortality rate (IMR 2016) is 34 deaths per 1,000 live births.

India’s maternal mortality rate (MMR 2016) is 130 per 100,000 live births.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 38

The National Health Authority (NHA) is pursuing a twin-pronged approach to increase the scale and scope of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY. These include beneficiary identification and hospital utilisation. The NHA is launching Aapke Dwar Ayushman with renewed vigour. This time we are focussing on States such as Assam, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. We are also learning from our previous experience and making necessary changes to ensure that the campaign will once again prove to be a resounding success.

We have made technological changes to our IT platform to liberalise and fast-track Ayushman card generation. Village-wise beneficiary data of SECC 2011 is now accessible. This will make it easier for the district, block and panchayat-level officials to plan and implement localised beneficiary identification drives. We have launched “Open BIS” platform for self / assisted verification. This will allow beneficiaries to generate Ayushman cards, subject to necessary verification, in a hassle-free manner.

The Authority will extend full financial assistance to States / Union Territories for issuing co-branded Ayushman card to all eligible beneficiaries (identified from and tagged in the SECC 2011 database). This will lead to wider distribution of Ayushman cards and thereby increase the awareness of the scheme. Also, as part of a continuous process of revisiting the health benefits packages (HBP) under the AB-PMJAY, the NHA launched HBP 2.2 in November 2021. Under this, rates for more than 400 treatment packages were increased to make them viable for healthcare service providers. We are now going to see further changes to treatment package rates. In the coming year, we will strengthen our engagement with the network of providers. We are also bringing in Green Channel of Payments. Under this, a partial payment of 50% of the claim amount will be released automatically to hospitals through the system at the time of claim submission, while the balance will be released following the usual claim adjustment process.

Q. Healthcare Facilities Registry is associated to _______

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 38

The other major component of the programme is creating a Healthcare Professionals’ Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registry (HFR), allowing easy electronic access to medical professionals and health infrastructure.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 39

The National Health Authority (NHA) is pursuing a twin-pronged approach to increase the scale and scope of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY. These include beneficiary identification and hospital utilisation. The NHA is launching Aapke Dwar Ayushman with renewed vigour. This time we are focussing on States such as Assam, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. We are also learning from our previous experience and making necessary changes to ensure that the campaign will once again prove to be a resounding success.

We have made technological changes to our IT platform to liberalise and fast-track Ayushman card generation. Village-wise beneficiary data of SECC 2011 is now accessible. This will make it easier for the district, block and panchayat-level officials to plan and implement localised beneficiary identification drives. We have launched “Open BIS” platform for self / assisted verification. This will allow beneficiaries to generate Ayushman cards, subject to necessary verification, in a hassle-free manner.

The Authority will extend full financial assistance to States / Union Territories for issuing co-branded Ayushman card to all eligible beneficiaries (identified from and tagged in the SECC 2011 database). This will lead to wider distribution of Ayushman cards and thereby increase the awareness of the scheme. Also, as part of a continuous process of revisiting the health benefits packages (HBP) under the AB-PMJAY, the NHA launched HBP 2.2 in November 2021. Under this, rates for more than 400 treatment packages were increased to make them viable for healthcare service providers. We are now going to see further changes to treatment package rates. In the coming year, we will strengthen our engagement with the network of providers. We are also bringing in Green Channel of Payments. Under this, a partial payment of 50% of the claim amount will be released automatically to hospitals through the system at the time of claim submission, while the balance will be released following the usual claim adjustment process.

Q. India is determined to end TB from the country by ______

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 39

Eliminating TB by 2025: India is committed to eliminating tuberculosis from the country by 2025, five years ahead of the global target by the World Health Organisation (WHO) i.e. 2030.

Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 40

The National Health Authority (NHA) is pursuing a twin-pronged approach to increase the scale and scope of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY. These include beneficiary identification and hospital utilisation. The NHA is launching Aapke Dwar Ayushman with renewed vigour. This time we are focussing on States such as Assam, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. We are also learning from our previous experience and making necessary changes to ensure that the campaign will once again prove to be a resounding success.

We have made technological changes to our IT platform to liberalise and fast-track Ayushman card generation. Village-wise beneficiary data of SECC 2011 is now accessible. This will make it easier for the district, block and panchayat-level officials to plan and implement localised beneficiary identification drives. We have launched “Open BIS” platform for self / assisted verification. This will allow beneficiaries to generate Ayushman cards, subject to necessary verification, in a hassle-free manner.

The Authority will extend full financial assistance to States / Union Territories for issuing co-branded Ayushman card to all eligible beneficiaries (identified from and tagged in the SECC 2011 database). This will lead to wider distribution of Ayushman cards and thereby increase the awareness of the scheme. Also, as part of a continuous process of revisiting the health benefits packages (HBP) under the AB-PMJAY, the NHA launched HBP 2.2 in November 2021. Under this, rates for more than 400 treatment packages were increased to make them viable for healthcare service providers. We are now going to see further changes to treatment package rates. In the coming year, we will strengthen our engagement with the network of providers. We are also bringing in Green Channel of Payments. Under this, a partial payment of 50% of the claim amount will be released automatically to hospitals through the system at the time of claim submission, while the balance will be released following the usual claim adjustment process.

Q. National Health Policy was introduced in ________

A.2017B.2018C.2019D.2020

Detailed Solution for Languages: Mock Test - 7 - Question 40

Ayushman Bharat is a flagship scheme of India which was launched as recommended by the National Health Policy 2017, to achieve the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

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