Quiz: Reading Comprehension

Dear Readers,
                        Today’s comprehension is associated with one of the crucial issue that many Govt. has promised but none kept the promise. OROP is again news due to the agitation by the ex-servicemen in New Delhi. The votes by servicemen and ex-servicemen were one of the major factor in Modi Govt. win. Do read it carefully and follow this news because it can be one of the important question as there will be budget for this. It is important as per SBI, IBPS, SSC and other Govt Exams.


Directions
(Q.1-10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given
below. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them.

        The issue of implementing the One Rank One Pension (OROP) principle for the veterans of the defence services continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons, with a final announcement nowhere in sight. With the Narendra Modi government in its second year, its major poll promise of OROP remains unfulfilled. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Ministers have reiterated the government’s commitment to the scheme, that by itself does little to contain the growing unhappiness in the community of ex-servicemen that has been waiting for years for a fair deal. Their demand goes back over three decades. Successive governments have intermittently raised hopes on it according to political convenience, but the feeling has grown that the soldier who puts the nation ahead of his own life in the line of duty faces political apathy after retirement. The previous UPA government cleared the deal in principle and allocated Rs. 500 crore, but there was no progress beyond that. In the run-up to the Lok Sabha election last year, the Congress once again brought the issue to the limelight. OROP was one of the top election promises of the BJP that helped garner the support of the large community of ex-servicemen and their families. And the huge mandate the BJP received had convinced them that at long last the scheme would see the light of day.
While the government has given in-principle clearance to the proposal, the process of completing the administrative procedures across different departments seems to be an unending one. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had on several occasions said his Ministry had finished its part of the work and that the file was with the Finance Ministry. He has promised 80-90 per cent satisfaction for the service personnel. OROP essentially seeks parity for all service personnel retiring on the same rank and tenure irrespective of when they retire, and is expected to benefit two and a half million ex-servicemen and women immediately. That said, the exercise of calculating the dues is a complicated process in itself. In Budget 2015 an initial allocation of Rs. 1,000 crore was made but it has been estimated that the cost could come to about Rs. 8,300 crore. There is the view that it would still go up by substantial measure depending on the method and criteria adopted. It has to be seen how the government makes the financial provision for such a recurring outgo. But the early implementation of the scheme has now become an imperative: mere rhetoric and assurances will not suffice. It is high time the government came out with a clear road map and a firm date for its implementation, and then adhere to it. This country owes its defence forces as much.
-Source, The Hindu, Delhi Edition, 1st June

Q.1.Choose
an appropriate title for the passage.
1) A
Forgotten Tale
2)
A Promise to redeem
3) The
Gamble
4) The Long
War of Warriors
5) The Life
of Ex-Servicemen
Q.2.Which of
the following is true according to the passage?
A) The previous UPA government cleared the deal in principle
and allocated Rs. 500 crore, but there was no progress beyond that.
B) The mandate that BJP received had convinced the ex-servicemen
that at long last the scheme would see the light of day.
C) OROP essentially seeks parity for all service personnel
retiring on the same rank and tenure irrespective of when they retire.
1) Only A
and C
2) Only B
and C
3) Only C
and A
4)
All A, B and C
5) None of
these
Q.3.Which of
the following is the reason that the budgetary allocations are crossing the
decided limit?
1)
The allocations are going up by substantial measure depending on the method and
criteria adopted.
2) The Govt.
has wasted many resources in just implementations that it is sure to increase
later.
3) The
previous Govt. has not done anything for the ex-servicemen and they are
claiming that they have spent a lot.
4) All of
the above
5) None of
the above
Q.4.Which of
the following is not true according to the passage?
A) With the Narendra Modi government in its second year, its
major poll promise of OROP remains unfulfilled.
B) With such
a pace that Govt. is running, the exservicemen are totally satisfied with response.
C) Successive governments have intermittently raised hopes on
it according to political convenience.
1) Only A
and C
2) Only B
and C
3)
Only C and A
4) All A, B
and C
5) None of
these
Q.5.Which of
the following is not the synonym of the word “substantial”?
1) Acclaimed
2) Elementary
3) Abeyance
4)
Worthless
5) None of
the above
Q.6.Which of
the following is not the synonym of the word “parity”?
1) Block
2)
Uniformity
3) Allay
4) Damage
5) None of
the above
Q.7.What
does the author mean by the phrase “with a final announcement nowhere in sight”?
1) None
2) The Sight
of the ex-servicemen are weak and they can’t see the decisions mentioned on the
website.
3) The
decision seems to be taken soon on the occasion of International Yoga day.
4) The final
announcement is not visible with the naked eyes.
5)
The final announcement seems impossible, at least in near future.
Q.8. Which
of the following is the synonym of the word “suffice”?
1) Antediluvian
2) Sacrifice
3) Gracefully
4)
Satisfy
5) Lash
Q.9. Which
of the following is the synonym of the word “intermittently”?
1)
Sporadically
2) Apposite
3) Bard
4) Immediately
5) None of
these
Q.10. Which
of the following is the synonym of the word “garner”?
1) Arrest
2) Belie
3)
Accumulate
4) Concoct
5) None of these

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7.    5
8.    4
9.    1
10.  3