Direction for Reading Comprehension : Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
The government of India has finally appointed a new vice chancellor (VC) for Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit is not just the first woman VC of the university, she is also the first JNU student to become the head of what is one of India’s best institutions of higher learning.
Appointment of VCs is a regular process. But as the new VC, professor Pandit new term will have to deal with the memories of what has been an extremely turbulent phase in JNU. It has seen continuous conflict between students, teachers and the administration since February 2016. not only has this led to a many of the university’s decisions being challenged in courts, but also large-scale protests, prolonged strikes, even violence in the university. This phase also saw reprehensible attempts to vilify all JNU students and teachers as “anti national”. To say that all this has had an understatement. This constant state of conflict must end if the university has to survive. The new VC must provide a healing touch to the beleaguered university.
It is futile to expect that academics, especially social scientist will remain politically neutral. Their academic work often involves taking partisan positions. VCs are almost always political appointees. However, this does not necessarily mean confrontations are inevitable. Accommodating difference of opinions and allowing for democratic dissent while shunning anarchy has been a hallmark of JNU. As someone who has also been a student of the university, Professor Pandit is best placed to start the much needed reconciliation process in JNU.
How long has it been continuous conflict between teachers, students and administration in JNU?
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Minimalistic living is the new millennial fad. Practising minimalism for the right reasons benefitour lives significantly. It is ironic to consider minimalism in these recent years, as it is a lifestyleall about living with less. The minimalist philosophy is to not accumulate unnecessary stuff,living life on things that are existential and experiential. This type of lifestyle gives us financialindependence and time to work on our personal relationships. There are many resources suchas books, documentaries, podcasts that talk about the positives of living the life of a minimalist.Everyone owns something that we can live without, getting rid of unnecessary things, helps freespace, allows us to live debt free, eat healthy and budget better. Whether we become aminimalist or not, however having a few simple philosophies does wonder to your finances.
According to passage, the speaker encourages: