In each of these questions, a paragraph is given that has blank in it. Five sentences (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits the blank in the context of the paragraph. Pick that sentence as the answer.

Happiness, its pursuit and examining its essential nature have been considered the domain of philosophy, an ephemeral rather than tangible value.…………………………. . The State government had, in July last year, set up the AnandMantralaya or the Ministry of Happiness, with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as its first “happiness minister.”

A The Madhya Pradesh government, however, has tasked the Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur with finding a quantifiable answer to that eternal question - what constitutes happiness and how happy are people really. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B They will first undertake a survey of all such indices the world over. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Only after validation of the index so developed will there be a large scale survey. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D Shouldn’t governments be more concerned about organising basic material comforts for its citizens. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E None of these Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


On examining the passage closely it can be seen that it furthers the idea that although the pursuit of happiness has been a domain of philosophy with ephemeral rather than tangible value, a. certain state government has taken active measures to examine its very nature. Only, option a develops this idea and specifies the role of the government of Madhya Pradesh in entrusting IIT Kharagpur with the responsibility of exploring the question of what constitutes happiness and how happy are people really.

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