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Directions (1-10) In the following passage , some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

The Centre’s move to notify new (1)………..(statement) to regulate livestock markets under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (PCA) is either extremely poorly thought out or much too clever for its own good. In a way, both. On the surface, the notification, which spans eight pages, reads like a general document on the regulation of the sale of (2)……(Many) kinds of livestock bought and sold in animal markets, with some welcome prohibitions on the cruelty inflicted in the transport and treatment of animals. But parse the rules, and it is (3)…….(evident) that cattle — a category that includes cows, buffaloes, bulls and camels — come under a slew of special restrictions which, when effected, could have an extremely serious impact on the meat and livestock industry, not to mention the (4)….(childhoods) and dietary choices of millions of people. Surprisingly, only the purchase or sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets has been prohibited. This raises suspicions that the Centre has attempted(5)…… (to) conceal, or at least soften perceptions about, an extremely controversial provision, in the guise of passing a seemingly inoffensive, even enlightened, body of rules relating to animal cruelty. The rules (6)…. (made) for the sale of cattle are so cumbersome — for instance, buyers must verify they are agriculturists, and sellers must (7)……(furnish) photo identity proof and written declarations stating that the cattle are not brought to the animal market for slaughter — that one wonders whether the(8)….. (examine) is to surreptitiously throttle the entire cattle(9)(…… (fair) in an elaborate ream of red tape. Is the ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets intended to act indirectly as an absolute ban? Is the notification, stripped of its generalities and niceties,(10)…..(naturally) about the BJP government’s pet concern, cows?

1)
A)Rule
B)law
C)notice
D)regulate
E)No change required

2)
A)Any
B)All
C)Each
D)Every
E)No change required

3)
A)examine
B)verified
C)noticed
D)invented
E)No change required

4)
A)Existence
B)cultivation
C)livelihoods
D)profession
E)No change required

5)
A)for
B)with
C)by
D)against
E)No change required

6)
A)used
B)framed
C)organized
D)noticed
E)No change required

7)
A)deposited
B)accumulate
C)collect
D)added
E)No change required

8)
A)Objective
B)aim
C)observe
D)purpose
E)No change required

9)
A)sell
B)buy
C)trade
D)market
E)No change required

10)
A)abundantly
B)artificially
C)normally
D)really
E)No change required

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