English: Sentence Corrections Set 66 (SBI PO Mains Pattern)

Direction (1-10): In each question given below a sentence is given and is divided into three parts I, II and III. For each part a correction statement is also given. You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.

  1. One of the striking changes regarding the terms of reference for the 15th Finance Commission (FC)/ is that population is to be taken in accordance with the 2011 rather than the 1971 census. The latter has been the basis of the last 10 FCs,/ and had the support of the national development council. The arguments in its favour are well known.
    a. One of the striking changes in the terms of reference for the 15th Finance Commission (FC)
    b. is that population is to be taken according to the 2011 rather than the 1971 census. The latter has been the basis of the last 10 FCs,
    c. and had the support of the national development council. The arguments in their favour are well known.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    No Correction Required
    Option A
    One of the striking changes in the terms of reference for the 15th Finance Commission (FC) is that population is to be taken according to the 2011 rather than the 1971 census. The latter has been the basis of the last 10 FCs, and had the support of the national development council. The arguments in its favour are well known.

     

  2. When Facebook went public in May 2012, its capacity for effective corporate governance was already dubious. /Fast-forward to six years, and Facebook has accumulated massive power, access, /and influence—and, in many ways, proved the doubters right.The doubters were no small minority.
    a. When Facebook went public in May 2012, its capacity for effective corporate governance was already in doubt.
    b. Fast-forward six years, and Facebook has accumulated massive power, access,
    c. and influence—and, in many ways, proved the doubters right.The doubters were no small minority.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    No Correction Required
    Option A
    When Facebook went public in May 2012, its capacity for effective corporate governance was already in doubt. Fast-forward six years, and Facebook has accumulated massive power, access, and influence—and, in many ways, proved the doubters right.The doubters were no small minority.

     

  3. Indeed, the centre should put its money where its mouth is. / This may indirectly satisfy to those asking for “special” status. Further, since in the current scenario / there will no other conduit to pass resources from the centre to states, I would argue that for the time being the FC should be used as an instrumentality for this purpose.
    a. Indeed, the centre should put its money where its mouth is.
    b. This may indirectly satisfy those asking for “special” status. Further, since in the current scenario
    c. there is no other conduit to pass resources from the centre to states, I would argue that for the time being the FC should be used as an instrumentality for this purpose.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    No Correction Required
    Option B
    Indeed, the centre should put its money where its mouth is. This may indirectly satisfy those asking for “special” status. Further, since in the current scenario there is no other conduit to pass resources from the centre to states, I would argue that for the time being the FC should be used as an instrumentality for this purpose.

     

  4. Zuckerberg’s testimony was punctuated with apologies. But, / though he technically claims responsibility for Facebook’s failure to protect against “fake news, / foreign interference in elections, and hate speech” or to preserve data privacy, he portrayed Facebook as an “idealistic” company focused on “connecting people”.
    a. Zuckerberg’s testimony was punctuated by apologies. But,
    b. though he technically claimed responsibility for Facebook’s failure to protect against “fake news,
    c. foreign interference in elections, and hate speech” or to preserve data privacy, he portrayed Facebook like an “idealistic” company focused on “connecting people”.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    No Correction Required
    Option A
    Zuckerberg’s testimony was punctuated by apologies. But, though he technically claimed responsibility for Facebook’s failure to protect against “fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech” or to preserve data privacy, he portrayed Facebook as an “idealistic” company focused on “connecting people”.

     

  5. As far as the vertical distribution (share between centre and states) is concerned,/ the decision of the 14th FC to increase states’ share to 42% was wrong. /This was primarily a consequence of misreading the concept of cooperative federalism as well as assuming a certain amount of maturity among state polities.
    a. As far as vertical distribution (share between centre and states) is concerned,
    b. the deciding of the 14th FC to increase states’ share to 42% was wrong.
    c. This was primarily a consequence of misreading the concept of cooperative federalism and assuming a certain amount of maturity among state politics.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    No Correction Required
    Option E
    As far as the vertical distribution (share between centre and states) is concerned, the decision of the 14th FC to increase states’ share to 42% was wrong. This was primarily a consequence of misreading the concept of cooperative federalism as well as assuming a certain amount of maturity among state polities.

     

  6. Meeting with various elected leaders—from the congressional black caucus for lawmakers / investigating Russian election meddling—Sandberg repeatedly pledged with “do better”, presumably / meaning that Facebook would invest in rooting out fake news and vetting advertisers more closely.
    a. Meeting with various elected leaders—from the congressional black caucus to lawmakers
    b. investigating Russian election meddling—Sandberg repeatedly pledged to “do better”, presumably
    c. meaning that Facebook could invest in rooting out fake news and vetting advertisers more closely.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only
    No Correction Required
    Option A
    Meeting with various elected leaders—from the congressional black caucus to lawmakers investigating Russian election meddling—Sandberg repeatedly pledged to “do better”, presumably meaning that Facebook would invest in rooting out fake news and vetting advertisers more closely.

     

  7. Without overestimating the capacity and vision in the centre, / I hold that the time is not yet ripe to completely give up a paternal attitude in the interest of the Indian union. / I would thus recommend that the 15th FC bring down the percentage to be devolved for the states from 42% to 36%, allowing for the inertial momentum intrinsic in historical experience of 2% increase per FC.
    a. Without overestimating the capacity and vision at the centre,
    b. I hold that the time is not yet ripe to completely give up a paternal attitude in the interest of the Indian union.
    c. I would thus recommend that the 15th FC bring down the percentage to be devolved to the states from 42% to 36%, allowing for the inertial momentum intrinsic in historical experience of 2% increase per FC.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    No Correction Required
    Option C
    Without overestimating the capacity and vision at the centre, I hold that the time is not yet ripe to completely give up a paternal attitude in the interest of the Indian union. I would thus recommend that the 15th FC bring down the percentage to be devolved to the states from 42% to 36%, allowing for the inertial momentum intrinsic in historical experience of 2% increase per FC.

     

  8. Facebook users are essentially labourers being subcontracted for manufacture the product (data)/ that the company sold. And we do, to some extent, hold companies to account for their subcontractors’ working conditions./ At the very least, we subject them to regulation and oversight.
    a. Facebook users are essentially labourers being subcontracted to manufacture the product (data)
    b. that the company sells. And we do, to some extent, hold companies to account for their subcontractors’ working conditions.
    c. At the very least, we subjected them to regulation and oversight.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    No Correction Required
    Option A
    Facebook users are essentially labourers being subcontracted to manufacture the product (data) that the company sells. And we do, to some extent, hold companies to account for their subcontractors’ working conditions. At the very least, we subject them to regulation and oversight.

     

  9. Zuckerberg is the CEO of a hugely influential company, over the back of which an entirely new industry is built: /According to a 2017 report from Deloitte, /Facebook has enabled $227 billion of economic activity and which contributed to the creation of 4.5 million jobs globally in 2014.
    a. Zuckerberg is the CEO of a hugely influential company, on the back of which an entirely new industry is being built:
    b. According to a 2017 report from Deloitte,
    c. Facebook enabled $227 billion of economic activity and contributed to the creation of 4.5 million jobs globally in 2014.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    No Correction Required
    Option C
    Zuckerberg is the CEO of a hugely influential company, on the back of which an entirely new industry is being built: According to a 2017 report from Deloitte, Facebook enabled $227 billion of economic activity and contributed to the creation of 4.5 million jobs globally in 2014.

     

  10. A fear has been expressed that this change will lead to losses for states that have delivered well / in terms of population control and, further, that this will lead to a north-south divide. /There are ways in which the sudden jerky changes in state shares can be avoided—reduction of weight to this criterion is an obvious one.
    a. A fear has expressed that this change will lead to losses for states that have delivered well
    b. in terms of population control and, further, that this would lead to a north-south divide.
    c. There are ways in which the sudden jerky changes in state shares can be avoided—reduction in weight to this criterion is an obvious one.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only
    No Correction Required
    Option E
    A fear has been expressed that this change will lead to losses for states that have delivered well in terms of population control and, further, that this will lead to a north-south divide. There are ways in which the sudden jerky changes in state shares can be avoided—reduction of weight to this criterion is an obvious one.

     


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