Directions(1-10): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.
- (A) After the British Parliament’s overwhelming rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, /(B) chances are the government will postpone the March 29 deadline to leave the European Union. /(C) An extension of the exit date – hinted at Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer and France’s President following the vote – seems the least controversial in the spectrum of complex alternatives. /(D) For a start, Ms. May is expected to sail through the motion of no-confidence against her government moved by the Opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party.
hinted at Britain’s Chancellor = hinted at by Britain’s Chancellor
- (A) India won global acclaim for its “Beat Plastic Pollution” resolve declared on World Environment Day last year, /(B) under which it pledged to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022. /(C) So far, 22 States and Union Territories have joined the fight, announcing ban on single-use plastics such as carry bags, cups, plates, cutlery, straws and thermocol products. /(D) Puducherry will implement a ban from March 1. Where firm action has been taken, positive results have followed.
announcing ban = announcing a ban
- (A) The slapping of sedition charges against noted Assamese scholar Hiren Gohain and two others for remarks made against the proposed citizenship law /(B) is a textbook case of misuse of the law relating to sedition. /(C) The FIR against Mr. Gohain, peasant rights activist Akhil Gogoi and journalist Manjit Mahanta relates to speeches at a recent rally that alluded to the possibility of a demand for independence and sovereignty if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was pushed through Parliament. /(D) Mr. Gohain and others have obtained interim bail from the Gauhati High Court.
- (A) After last month’s general election, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is anxiously awaiting the first ever transfer of power /(B) via the ballot since gaining independence in 1960. /(C) President Joseph Kabila, who had already deferred the polls from two years, postponed them again by a week days before it was scheduled in December. He cited the Ebola outbreak in some provinces and the destruction of electronic voting machines in a fire in the capital Kinshasa as reasons for the latest delay. /(D) But Mr. Kabila’s critics dismissed these excuses as coming from a President in denial of his impending defeat after 17 years in power.
from = by
- (A) Sometimes, it is impossible to make new friends without making new enemies. In reaching an early agreement on seat-sharing /(B) in Uttar Pradesh for this year’s Lok Sabha election, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party /(C) have thrown a serious challenge to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in a State that could well determine which political formation forms the next Central government. /(D) In the process, however, they may have alienated the Congress, which, given its pan-Indian footprint, could be the only national-level force in an emerging anti-BJP coalition.
could = can
- (A) It began as a populist campaign promise that brought President Donald Trump’s supporters cheering /(B) to their feet and paved the way for his election. /(C) Now, the border wall with Mexico has become a morass of partisan bickering that has stalemated the U.S. federal government into a /(D) three-week-long shutdown, leaving nearly 800,000 public sector workers furloughed without pay. At the heart of this political crisis is the increasingly bitter polarisation of public opinion over immigration.
- (A) The removal of Alok Verma as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation is a disconcerting denouement to an unseemly episode. /(B) The controversy that began with a public tussle between Mr. Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana /(C) has ended with the former’s removal, although it is couched like a transfer. /(D) It was obvious from the beginning that the government did not want him to continue, although it sought to give the impression that it was being even-handed in asking both Mr. Verma and Mr. Asthana to proceed on leave. Mr. Verma’s transfer has exposed an uncomfortable truth — that the legal protection for the CBI Director from external interference is not as strong as some had believed.
like = as
- (A) The first advance estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2018-19 released by the Central Statistics Office /(B) on Monday paints a mixed picture of the economy. /(C) The GDP growth rate for the full year is projected to be at 7.2%, which is significantly higher than the growth rate of 6.7% achieved last year. /(D) Many sectors of the economy are projected to do better than they did last year in the aftermath of the twin shocks of demonetisation and the rollout of the Good and Services Tax.
Good = Goods
- (A) President Donald Trump’s planned withdrawal of American troops from Syria ran into trouble this week as /(B) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rebuffed National Security Adviser John Bolton’s suggestions for an orderly exit. /(C) After Mr. Trump announced the pull-out of about 2,000 troops from northeast Syria, Mr. Bolton had said the troops would leave the war-torn country after the Islamic State is beaten. /(D) He also said Kurds, U.S. allies in the fight against the IS, should be protected.
- (A) The controversial collegium system of judicial appointments is under public scrutiny once again. /(B) This time, the potential for embarrassment to the superior judiciary is much higher. /(C) Former Chief Justices of India, a sitting Supreme Court judge, and the Bar Council of India have taken exception to the collegium’s unusual action of revisiting decisions made at an earlier meeting, /(D) and recommending the elevation to the apex court of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, instead of two judges whose names had considered earlier.
had considered = had been considered