Directions (71-80) : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case-   


The (71) between Indian and Chinese troops in the Sikkim section of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries has led to a (72) of the Kailash Mansarovar yatra via the new Nathu La route. The incident first (73) when Chinese troops (74) into Indian territory and razed two Indian army bunkers near the Lalten post. Subsequently, a flag meeting was (75) on June 20 where the Chinese side informed that they wouldn’t allow Indian pilgrims to cross over for the yatra through Nathu La.Beijing now says its actions were in (76) to Indian troops crossing over into Chinese territory. It will be (77) that the Nathu La route for the Mansarovar yatra was inaugurated in 2015, making the annual pilgrimage shorter and more (78). Apparently in recognition of the new BJP-led government in New Delhi, the new yatra route was projected as Beijing being (79) to Hindu religious sentiments. Today, Beijing seems to be using the same principle to put (80) on New Delhi by blocking the pilgrimage via Nathu La.


71) a) toss up b) horse race c) stand off d) deadlock                        

72) a) recession b) remission c) doldrum d) suspension 

73) a) flared b) boosted c) blazed d) surged   

74) a) interceded b) fiddled c) bothered d)  intruded                

75) a) massed b) dissolved c) summoned d) convened       

76) a) retaliation b) castigation c) nemesis d) penalty 

77) a) remembered b) reminded c) recalled d) flashbacked 

78) a) genial b) easeful c) restful d) comfortable 

79) a) sensitive b) dormant c) reluctant d) ignoring

80) a) pressure  b) force c) impression d) compression  



71. C

72. D

73. A

74. D

75. D

76. A

77. C

78. D

79. A

80. A


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