English: Sentence Corrections Set 78 (SBI PO Mains Pattern)

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

  1. Just when the din was dying down on the NDA regime failing to match UPA’s record of 8 per cent-plus GDP growth, / the CSO’s latest data released has revealed that India’s GDP growth climbed up to 8.2 per cent in the first quarter of FY19. / The numbers have soundly beaten consensus forecasts and showed that the economy has continued to build on its steady recovery from the 5.6 per cent nadir in demonetisation and GST-afflicted Q1 of FY18.
    a. Just when the din was died down on the NDA regime failing to match UPA’s record of 8 per cent-plus GDP growth,
    b. the CSO’s latest data release has revealed that India’s GDP growth climbed to 8.2 per cent in the first quarter of FY19.
    c. The numbers have soundly beaten consensus forecasts and show that the economy has continued to build on its steady recovery from the 5.6 per cent nadir in demonetisation and GST-afflicted Q1 of FY18.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. The large-scale failure in communication services in the recent floods in Kerala is a stark reminder / of the lack of preparedness in dealing with the aftermath of disasters on the part of telecom operators, policy-makers and disaster management agencies. / India is not new to floods and earthquakes but no lessons seem to have been learnt from similar incidents in the past. Be the floods in Mumbai in 2005 or the havoc created by heavy rains in Chennai in 2015, communication networks have time and again collapsed during the crisis.
    a. The large-scale failure in communications services during the recent floods in Kerala is a stark reminder
    b. of the lack of preparedness in dealing with the aftermath of disasters over the part of telecom operators, policy-makers and disaster management agencies.
    c. India is not new to floods and earthquakes but no lessons seem to have been learnt from similar incidents in the past. Be it the floods in Mumbai in 2005 or the havoc created by heavy rains in Chennai in 2015, communication networks have time and again collapsed during the crisis.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. If at all anybody nursed residual hopes that the Modi government’s November 2016 lightning strike / on high-value currency notes achieved its objectives, the Reserve Bank of India’s latest Annual Report conclusively dashes those hopes. / With the counting of the returned notes done and dusted, the RBI reports that ₹15.3-lakh crore worth of cancelled currency — 99.4 per cent of those withdrawn — returned to its coffers.
    a. If at all anybody nurses residual hopes that the Modi government’s November 2016 lightning strike
    b. on high-value currency notes achieved their objectives, the Reserve Bank of India’s latest Annual Report conclusively dashes those hopes.
    c. With the counting of the returned notes done and dusted, the RBI reported that ₹15.3-lakh crore worth of cancelled currency — 99.4 per cent of those withdrawn — returned to its coffers.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  4. The Centre has invited a barrage of criticism, some of them valid, / after placing in the public domain the Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill 2018. / A fundamental feature of the proposed HECI, as opposed to the UGC, is that it will focus only on enforcement of standards and not disburse grants; the latter role will be vested with the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD).
    a. The Centre invited a barrage of criticism, some of them valid,
    b. after being placed in the public domain the Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill 2018.
    c. A fundamental feature of the proposed HECI, as opposed to the UGC, is that it focus only on enforcement of standards and not disburse grants; the latter role will be vested with the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD).

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  5. The Securities Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) private ‘advisory’ for ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, / asked the asset manager to refund ₹240 crore plus interest to investors in its schemes, / flags hitherto hidden governance issues for mutual fund (MF) investors. The issue pertains to ICICI Pru MF’s decision to invest ₹640 crore in the recent IPO of ICICI Securities.
    a. The Securities Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) private ‘advisory’ to ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund,
    b. asking the asset manager to refund ₹240 crore plus interest to investors in its schemes,
    c. flags hitherto hidden governance issues for mutual fund (MF) investors. The issue pertaining to ICICI Pru MF’s decision to invest ₹640 crore in the recent IPO of ICICI Securities.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  6. Further for the introduction of the Paediatric Regulation in the European Union (EU) in 2007, / manufacturers are required to consider children’s therapeutic needs when researching and developing medicines. / Between 2007 and 2017, more than 200 medicines for children were authorisation. This accounts for 25 per cent of all new medicines authorised for marketing in the EU.
    a. Further to the introduction of the Paediatric Regulation in the European Union (EU) in 2007,
    b. manufacturers are required to consider children’s therapeutic needs when researching and developing medicines.
    c. Between 2007 and 2017, more than 200 medicines for children were authorised. This accounts for 25 per cent of all new medicines authorised for marketing in the EU.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  7. Suicide prevention is an universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally / for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds, / says the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), which, along with the World Health Organisation, marks September 10 as World Suicide Prevention Day.
    a. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally
    b. for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equate to one suicide every 40 seconds,
    c. says the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), which, along with the World Health Organisation, mark September 10 as World Suicide Prevention Day.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  8. Insurance companies are still grappling with the Act and the subsequent/ circular by the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) which says that “every insurer / shall make provision for medical insurance for treatment of mental illness over the same basis as is available for treatment of physical illness.”
    a. Insurance companies still grappling with the Act and the subsequent
    b. circulation by the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) which says that “every insurer
    c. shall make provision for medical insurance for treatment of mental illness on the same basis as is available for treatment of physical illness.”

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  9. The ASR Hip System had been voluntarily recalled by Johnson &Johnson’s Depuy Orthopaedics in 2010./ And in November 2013, the company has made a $2.5-billion payout in the US to 8,000-odd patients, / billed then among the highest payments on a medical device recall.
    a. The ASR Hip System was voluntarily recalled by Johnson &Johnson’s Depuy Orthopaedics in 2010.
    b. And in November 2013, the company made a $2.5-billion payout in the US to 8,000-odd patients,
    c. billed then among the highest payments for a medical device recall.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  10. Twenty-seven years after the watershed industrial policy of 1991, a new avatar is in the Cabinet for its concern. / This comes like an extension of the ‘Make in India’ programme, which was essentially mean to direct FDI inflows —so far as concentrated in a clutch of services sectors such as finance, electronics and telecom — / into manufacturing. A draft version of the industrial policy was placed in the public domain a year ago, which rightly identifies core concerns — infrastructure, labour market constraints, slow technology adoption, inadequate R&D spending and fallouts of free trade pacts.
    a. Twenty-seven years after the watershed industrial policy of 1991, a new avatar is before the Cabinet for its consideration.
    b. This comes as an extension of the ‘Make in India’ programme, which was essentially meant to direct FDI inflows —so far concentrated in a clutch of services sectors such as finance, electronics and telecom —
    c. into manufacturing. A draft version of the industrial policy was placed in the public domain a year ago, which right identification core concerns — infrastructure, labour market constraints, slow technology adoption, inadequate R&D spending and fallouts of free trade pacts.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option A

     


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