English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 160

Directions: 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.

  1. (A) NDA candidate, Harivansh Narayan Singh of JD(U), comfortably defeated Congress nominee Hari Prasad 125-105. /(B) This, however, is not on the script. /(C) The notion that the main challenge to the NDA in the general elections next year would come /(D) from a so-called federal front now lies pretty much in tatters.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    is = was

     

  2. (A) The Supreme Court had ordered reversion to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) of the Jaypee Infratech Ltd (JIL) /(B) resolution process, through which one major infirmity of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), /(C) of its incapacity to address the concerns of homebuyers when the corporate debtor being resolved is a real estate developer, became manifest. /(D) This is welcome.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    had = has

     

  3. (A) At that time, Nooyi was one of fewer than a dozen women at the helm of America’s 500 largest companies. /(B) Under her stewardship, PepsiCo navigated an economic recession, /(C) withstood challenges from activist investors, and increased public and policy /(D) awareness over issues such as obesity and environmental protection.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    over = on

     

  4. (A) The response to India’s first open acreage auction for hydrocarbon exploration /(B) and development has not quite set the Yamuna on fire. /(C) No foreign oil major responded. Reliance kept away. /(D) Vedanta-Cairn has been recommended by an empowered committee of secretaries for award of 41of the 55 blocks on offer, and state-owned ONGC for two blocks.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  5. (A) Banks are reportedly planning to defend their existing and retired employees /(B) when they are being hounded by investigating agencies. /(C) Legal and financial support to bonafide bankers is welcome. /(D) Lending decisions involve judgement of risks and some calls can go wrong. Punishing an individual banker for a call taken in good faith is unfair.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    remove “being “

     

  6. (A) The frail old man who ailed his way to a slow death bore no resemblance to the colossus /(B) who bestrode the politics of Tamil Nadu from the time he started writing the script and dialogues for movies /(C) that challenged the social order to when he ended his fifth term as chief minister. /(D) Muthuvel Karunanidhi was the last of the giants of the Indian polity in the turbulent years of nation-building during the wake of Independence.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    during = in

     

  7. (A) The sordid tale of exploitation at the girls’ shelter in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, /(B) is not a case of a rare systems failure, unfortunately. /(C) Abuse and exploitation, especially of women and children, in such shelters have been reported with depressed frequency. /(D) While those responsible must be prosecuted and punished to the law’s full extent, we need a robust system of oversight and accountability to prevent recurrence.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    depressed = depressing

     

  8. (A) The time has come for India to tide up its laws and policies on citizenship, /(B) now that the process of creating the Assam part of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) /(C) has focused attention on the subject and also given rise to sectarian notions of citizenship, based on religion. /(D) India’s citizenship law is a product of transforming British subjects, subjects of erstwhile princely states in British India.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    tide up = tidy up

     

  9. (A) The Centre has reportedly favoured a pause in further rate cuts on the goods and services tax (GST) /(B) due to the revenue shortfall, estimated at over Rs 40,000 crore in the first quarter of this fiscal. /(C) This is hasty, on two counts. The slew of changes that have periodically been brought about show that the tax system has stabilised /(D) neither in terms of the rate structure nor in categorisation of goods and services.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  10. (A) Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the nodal agency in charge of the National Solar Mission, /(B) has been able to smartly bring off tariffs for solar power projects to as low as Rs 2.44 per unit. /(C) But there’s hardly any progress in the solar rooftop plan. /(D) Barely 1 GW of rooftop power capacity has come up.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    bring off = bring down

     


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