English: Odd Sentence Set 30

Directions (1-10): Choose the odd sentence out of the given five sentences in each question.

  1. The amount can be paid either by Idea or Vodafone. The DoT
    the Department of Telecom has been formulating developmental policies for the accelerated growth of the telecommunication services.
    Earlier this month, the telecom ministry granted conditional approval to the long-pending merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular that will create the country’s largest mobile services operator, dislodging Bharti Airtel.
    The department has sought payment of Rs3,926 crore in cash pertaining to a one-time spectrum charge of Vodafone.
    the DOT calculation relates to bank guarantees and cash payment sought from Idea Cellular and Vodafone India.
    The two companies have made a request for re-calculation.
    Option A


  2. the government is likely to withdraw the bill from the Lok Sabha in the current session of Parliament, which ends on 10 August.
    With concerns expressed by both politicians as well as stakeholders, the government had then referred the bill to a Joint Parliamentary Committee.
    included taking care of their child’s needs, such as education, when they have one.
    The panel was slated to submit its report by the last day of the ongoing monsoon session.
    The bill, introduced in the lower house on 11 August 2017, has a ‘bail-in’ clause, which some experts say has the potential to harm deposits in savings bank accounts.
    Option C


  3. They approached a financial planner, Piyush Khatri, founder, Sahastha Financial Consultants, with this in mind, but he prompted them to think about other goals as well so that a holistic financial plan could be made.
    has also asked Idea Cellular to furnish a combined bank guarantee of Rs3,342 crore.
    to be able to achieve this target and others, Priyanka and Sumit felt they needed a clear analysis of their current financial situation.
    “Our earlier savings went into our marriage (February 2017).
    We started investing again after that, but weren’t sure if we were doing the right thing,” said Priyanka.
    Option B


  4. Groundwater resources, which account for 40% of the water supply, are being depleted at unsustainable rates.
    NITI Aayog, in a recent report, termed India’s water crisis the “worst in its history” as 600 million
    This compendium not only documents the emergence and operations of good practices, the conditions for their replicability and sustainability but also synthesizes lessons for the future.
    people face high to extreme water stress. The report estimates that around 70% of fresh water is contaminated,
    and around 200,000 people die every year due to inadequate access to safe water.
    Option C


  5. However, it is also true that overzealous investigators have been known to gloss over the critical difference
    the sharp rise in the number of bankers being investigated should not come as a surprise at a time
    between being party to a fraud and making a genuine error of judgement on the other.
    This sector is also a large consumer of oil. India’s current oil import dependency is about 80%.
    when bank frauds are hitting the headlines with unerring regularity.
    Option D


  6. The objective is to optimize regulatory stock and flow to reduce regulatory burden on different stakeholders.
    According to the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell, diesel and petrol contribute to about 40% and 13% of oil consumption, respectively.
    This espouses the ideals of sabka saath, sabka vikas and “maximum governance, minimum government” conceptualized when the National Democratic Alliance came to power.
    one of the key success stories propagated by the government is regulatory reform or deregulation.
    It involves eliminating archaic laws and rationalizing existing laws.
    Option B


  7. As per the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change’s estimates, the sector emitted about 188 MT of CO2 till 2010;
    A recent report by the World Health Organization revealed that 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India.
    Bankers are also easy targets to signal to the electorate that the government of the day is serious about dealing with corruption.
    road transport alone contributed to 87% of the emissions.
    Emissions from the transportation sector contributed significantly to India’s pollution levels.
    Option C


  8. England to Canada in ocean freighters and then smuggled them into the US on a fleet of speedboats.
    Multiple surveys on frauds in companies rank India at the top of the heap of infamy.
    He ran an organization of over 50 employees that, during the prohibition, brought liquor from
    As a former policeman, he operated without fear of the local constabulary, keeping the police and even the mayor of Seattle in his pay.
    In the 1920s, Roy Olmstead was the most successful and powerful bootlegger in Seattle.
    Option B


  9. Meanwhile, Fortis Healthcare continues to be a can of worms without an end.
    the skeletons can’t seem to stop tumbling out of the closets of Indian companies.
    The cell estimated, in 2014, that 70% of diesel and 100% of petrol demand was from transportation.
    And those are just the more visible ones.
    ICICI Bank will soon have as many committees investigating its past workings, as there are bad loans on its books.
    Option C


  10. The impetus to integrate environment education into the formal education system was first highlighted in the National Policy on Education, 1986.
    The National Curriculum Framework, 2005, further emphasised integration of environmental issues and recommended project-based learning.
    In 2016, the UGC introduced a six-month compulsory
    course on environment studies for undergraduates from all disciplines.
    with growing incidence of various acts of corporate corruption.
    Option E


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