English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 152

Directions: In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in two parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  1. (A)There is a little surprise in the Law Commission of India recommendation that the Board of Control for Cricket /(B) in India be brought under the purview of the Right to Information Act. /(C) Over the years, the popular expectation that India’s cash-rich and commercially successful apex cricket body will have to make itself more transparent and accountable has been rising. While the BCCI is a private body that needs no financial helping from the government, /(D) it is being increasingly recognised that it performs significant public functions.
    Both B & C
    Both B & D
    Both A & C
    Both C & D
    No Error
    Option C
    A. a little surprise = little surprise C. helping = help

     

  2. (A)Neither the Peoples Democratic Party nor the BJP wants to end their coalition over the issue /(B); however, the two parties serve very different political constituencies, /(C) both demographically and geographically. What brought them together is not some shared political objectives, /(D) but the PDP’s interest in keeping the National Conference out, and BJP’s in keeping the Congress out.
    Both A & D
    Both B & C
    Both A & C
    Both B & D
    No Error
    Option D
    B. is = was D. the BJP

     

  3. (A)The acquittal of five suspects in the Mecca Masjid bomb blast case is likely to reinforce /(B) public cynicism in the country about the state of the criminal justice system. /(C) Regardless of whether the acquittal was owing to the innocence of Swami Aseemanand and four others belonging to a Hindu right-wing group, or because the prosecuting agency lacked the resolve and freedom to obtain their conviction, /(D) the outcome is undoubtedly a substantial denial of justice for a crime that killed nine people and injured many others.
    Both A & C
    Both B & D
    Both C & D
    Both B & C
    No Error
    Option E

     

  4. (A)Theories abound on how upcoming elections, starting with Karnataka and possibly /(B) ending with the Lok Sabha polls in 2019, has prompted a large-scale cash/(C) management exercise among political parties. Part of the retail love for cash is also being attributed to depositors fears about the impending Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bil /(D)l that makes it possible to deploy investor savings to bail out stressed banks and financial institutions.
    Both A & D
    Both B & C
    Both A & C
    Both B & D
    No Error
    Option B
    B. has = has c. depositors = depositor

     

  5. (A)The forecast of a normal monsoon has brought relief all around. For farmers, the India Meteorological Department’s estimate /(B) that rainfall during the summer, between June and September, will be 97% /(C) of the 50-year average of 89 cm, is bound to raise fresh expectations. This is the third year in a row that they can look forward to a /(D) high output for a variety of crops, although fiscal realities have come in the way of realising higher farm incomes.
    Both A & C
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both B & D
    No Error
    Option E

     

  6. (A)The long-term challenge is to make the most of the rainfall that India gets, /(B) ranging from a few hundred millimetres or less in the northwest to more than /(C) a few thousand millimetres elsewhere. The Master Plan for Artificial Recharge for Ground Water drawn up by the Centre should be pursued /(D) scientifically, to help States with the most water-stressed blocks get adequate fund to build artificial recharge structures.
    Both A & C
    Both B & D
    Both C & D
    Both B & C
    No Error
    Option C
    C. for = to D. funds

     

  7. (A)Nearly 18 months after the government’s decision to scrap currency notes of ₹500 and ₹1,000, which accounted for /(B) over 86% of the currency in circulation at the time, large parts of India /(C) are in the throes of a severe cash crunch again. The government started acting belatedly on Tuesday /(D) in response to reports of cash shortages from States including Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh over a fortnight.
    Both A & D
    Both B & C
    Both A & C
    Both B & D
    No Error
    Option E

     

  8. (A)The prosecution case appeared to have been significantly bolstered by a confession by Aseemanand in 2010 in a magistrate’s court /(B) in Delhi, but his subsequent retraction cast a shadow over its voluntary nature. /(C) However, given the details in his statement on the planning and execution of some key terror attacks between 2006 and 2008, including bomb attacks in Malegaon, on the Samjhauta Express, /(D) at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad and the Ajmer Dargah, there will be inevitable questions about why the NIA failed to produce any significant evidence in the trial.
    Both B & C
    Both B & D
    Both A & C
    Both C & D
    No Error
    Option E

     

  9. (A)In its reaction to the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, the BJP seems motivated by a need to strike a balance /(B) between protecting its political constituency in Jammu and addressing the public outrage/(C) countrywide. Two of its Ministers in the Mehbooba Mufti’s government — Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga — had participated in a rally /(D) organised by the Hindu Ekta Manch in supportive of the accused in the case, but the BJP was slow to act against them.
    Both A & C
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both B & D
    No Error
    Option C
    C. Mehbooba Mufti’s = Mehbooba Mufti D. supportive = support

     

  10. (A)The Union government has on different occasions maintained that the BCCI is a ‘national sports federation’ and, therefore, an /(B) entity that falls under the RTI Act’s ambit. However, the BCCI is not one of the national federations listed on the website of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. To Summing up its reasoning, the Law Commission has taken into account “the monopolistic nature of the power exercised by BCCI, the de facto recognition afforded by the Government, /(C) the impact of the Board’s actions or decisions on the fundamental rights of the players, /(D) umpires and the citizenries in general” to argue that the BCCI’s functions are public in nature.
    Both B & C
    Both B & D
    Both A & C
    Both C & D
    No Error
    Option E
    B. Omit “To ” D. citizenries = citizenry

     


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