English: Odd Sentence for PO Mains Exam Set 13

Directions: Five of the four sentences given below are logically connected to form a sentence or a paragraph. You have to choose that option which does not get fit into the sentence or paragraph to make it logically correct.

  1. A) in order to ensure better prices to farmers,
    B) to one that is focussed on farmers
    C) the e-NAM scheme, which is supposed to create an all India market,
    D) in mandis to enable them to switch auctions from the shouting platform
    E) has not succeeded in its endeavour so far. Software is still being installed
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       Option B
    Explanation: CAED
    The e-NAM scheme, which is supposed to create an all India market, in order to ensure better prices to farmers, has not succeeded in its endeavour so far. Software is still being installed in mandis to enable them to switch auctions from the shouting platform
    to one that is focussed on farmers — seems to compare with some entity, Neither of other options can follow or precede B option
  2. A) this would require a change from the current pro-consumer approach
    B) of all agri-products, without any restrictions, and allowing private trade
    C) inter-mandi and inter-state transactions are very rare
    D) to build global value chains, keeping the ECA in abeyance.
    E) an easier way to improve farmers’ profitability is to open up exports
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       Option C
    Explanation: EBDA
    Abeyance – a state of temporary disuse or suspension.
    An easier way to improve farmers’ profitability is to open up exports of all agri-products, without any restrictions, and allowing private trade to build global value chains, keeping the ECA in abeyance. This would require a change from the current pro-consumer approach.
  3. A) the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana is mandated
    B) open canal systems with flood irrigation don’t give high water-use efficiency
    C) Long-Term Irrigation Fund, is to help states in completing these projects
    D) additional area under irrigation. NABARD, with Rs 40,000 crore as
    E) to complete 99 irrigation projects by 2019, which will bring 76 lakh hectare
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       Option B
    Explanation: AEDC
    Here sentence B can follow E, that open canal systems don’t give high water-use efficiency to complete 99…. — shows a negative aspect
    But E ends with – which will bring 76 lakh hectare – shows a contrasting aspect from what told before. Connecting any other option with B also does not seem to be logical.
    The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana is mandated to complete 99 irrigation projects by 2019, which will bring 76 lakh hectare additional area under irrigation. NABARD, with Rs 40,000 crore as Long-Term Irrigation Fund, is to help states in completing these projects.
  4. A) it would be a commendable achievement for the government
    B) the government of India is working on a plan to revive the economy
    C) after growth slipped to a modest rate of 5.7% in the first quarter of the current fiscal
    D) media reports suggest that it is mulling a fiscal stimulus to boost growth
    E) compared with 7.9% in the same quarter last year
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       Option A
    Explanation: BCED
    C and E seems to connect — rate is being compared in these two. C says that growth has slipped to 5.7%, which means it is not a commendable achievement and GOI needs to have a plan to revive economy.
    Mull means to think about (something) deeply and at length.
  5. A) as he writes in his new book, A World of Three Zeros, the impact of microcredit in 
    B) enabling millions of people to lift themselves out of poverty
    C) helped to expose the shortcomings of a traditional banking system
    D) which made capital available to the poor, especially women.
    E) in 1976, Muhammad Yunus launched Grameen Bank in Bangladesh,
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       Option C
    Explanation: EDAB
    C option does not fit anywhere in the para
  6. A) remember, the central problem with capitalism as it is now practised
    B) is that the system recognises only one goal — the selfish pursuit of
    C) individual profit. As a result, only businesses designed around this goal
    D) are recognised and supported.
    E) and that is where social business plays a crucial role
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       Option E
    Explanation: ABCD
  7. A) all three can be dramatically reduced if we simply begin designing businesses
    B) humankind as a whole is living in a time of unparalleled prosperity,
    C) fuelled in part by revolutions in knowledge. This prosperity
    D)  has changed the lives of many. Yet billions of people still suffer from poverty, hunger and disease. 
    E) And in the last decade, several major crises have combined forces to bring even greater misery
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       Option A
    Explanation: BCDE
    A option talks about some 3 entities. option D also end with 3 entities — poverty, hunger and disease.But —- simply begin designing businesses cannot be a solution of poverty, hunger and disease. So A does not follow D, and neither any other option
  8. A) have combined forces to bring even greater misery and frustration to the world
    B) as the year of a rude awakening about the gross weaknesses in our capitalist system.
    C) it was the year of the food price crisis, the oil price crisis, and the ever-worsening environmental crisis.
    D) the establishment of the MDGs led to significant progress on several fronts
    E) in the battle against poverty. Sadly, however, 2008 will go down in history
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       Option A
    Explanation: DEBC
    A option cannot follow D. D talks about significant progress. While A talks about misery and frustration to the world
    A option does not follow any other logically.
  9. A) we need to consider how the evolution of the world economy
    B) has led us to today’s dilemma. Perhaps surprisingly, the economic,
    C) not merely a series of local or even regional reforms
    D) and, in particular, of the system whereby food is produced and distributed
    E) political, and business practices of the developed world have a profound impact.
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       Option C
    Explanation: ADBE
    Some options can precede sentence B, not there is no option sentence which can end B option logically
  10. A) to explore versions of untouchability in all its forms, bringing together experts
    B) At the conclusion of the conference, delegates issued what has come to be known.
    C) and activists from across the globe — from India to Japan and Nigeria.
    D) the practice and undertake programmes of education.
    E) in June 2009, the first World Conference on Untouchability took place in London
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       Option D
    Explanation: EACB
    In June 2009, the first World Conference on Untouchability took place in London to explore versions of untouchability in all its forms, bringing together experts and activists from across the globe — from India to Japan and Nigeria. At the conclusion of the conference, delegates issued what has come to be known.

 

 

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5 Thoughts to “English: Odd Sentence for PO Mains Exam Set 13”

  1. mini

    8/10….thnx az

  2. gomathy priya

    ty az:))

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