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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

    Goods and services tax (GST) comes into effect from 1 July. There will be an impact on some basic expenses in the household consumption basket. The price difference will be bigger for SUVs (55% to 43%) compared to small cars (30% to 29%). While premium of term plans and non-life policies are taxed, only charges (mortality and AMC charges, etc) in other life policies attract GST. The yellow metal will become dearer as there will be 3% GST on gold and 5% on making charges. If you settle for a room that costs less than Rs 1,000, there will be no GST to pay. Then it rises progressively. Anything above Rs 5,000 will attract 28%. Hair oil prices will stay high due to 18% GST. But coconut oil being refined cooking oil, will be taxed at 5%. Taxation gap between economy and business class has increased with GST. While those travelling by local trains or in sleeper class are not affected, first-class and AC compartment travellers will pay more. Since telecom services will not get much input credit, you have to bear the burden of hiked rates. A non-AC eatery will only charge 12% GST. However, eating at a restaurant in a 5-star hotel will mean shelling out 28% in GST. Due to industry pressure, GST on garments priced below Rs 1,000 has been brought down from 12% to 5%. Reduction in GST for tickets up to Rs 100 will benefit single-screen cinemas in small towns. There are certain items that have been exempted from GST which include all unprocessed cereals like rice, wheat, etc., all unprocessed milk, vegetables, meat,fish, etc , education, healthcare (but not medicines), hotels, lodges with room rent less than Rs 1,000, kid’s colouring /drawing books etc.

    With respect to GST affecting entertainment expenses, which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

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    1. The less privileged section of the society has been again deprived of civic amenities.
    2. The affluent section of the society would be charged more.
    3. The new charges are irrespective of the various classes of the society.
    4. The theatres and screens are going to suffer.
    5. GST will affect the business of the film industry and unexpected consequences may arise.
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