Directions(1-5): 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.
- (A) The allegations that have aggrieved Mr. Surya seems to originate in an individual’s opinion on him on Twitter. /(B) It is possible that this piece of information was or is likely to be used against him by his electoral rivals. /(C) However, this cannot be a reason for a public figure — and a candidate of a major political party, even a debutant, /(D) is definitely one — to claim a right to gag the entire media from writing about him.
seems = seem
- (A) The travails are symptomatic for the conditions afflicting Turkey. They go back to the run on the currencies of several emerging economies, /(B) leading to the depreciation of the lira by a third. Ankara’s woes turned acute following the flow of hot money and large borrowings by businesses in external currencies. /(C) Mr. Erdoğan is opposed to higher interest rates, and the government’s response to halt the lira’s slide and contain inflation was belated. /(D) Conversely, lending rates in Turkey now are among the world’s highest, which makes lowering them quickly a risky proposition.
for = of
- (A) While none of the government’s concerns are unwarranted, it could not have been unprepared when it embarked on the corridor proposal. /(B) Pakistan’s support to separatist Sikh groups goes back several decades, and India must work to secure its border from the threat even as it opens the gates for thousands of pilgrims to travel to Pakistan. /(C) National security must get priority. /(D) But for this, there must be an effort by all stakeholders in India — the Centre, the State government and the leadership of the BJP, the Akalis and the Congress — to resist scoring political points against one another.
are = is
- (A) It is possible to come to an equally valid conclusion that Mr. Modi’s action in making the announcement himself, /(B) rather than letting the DRDO, the agency involved, do so violates the bar on “furthering the prospects” of the ruling party by the nature of the publicity given to the achievement. /(C) The practice of using a private agency to record the announcement and asking it to share the feed, obliquely serve the purpose of generating publicity through the official media. /(D) As the legal maxim goes, what cannot be done directly cannot be done indirectly either.
serve = serves
- (A) By fielding Mr. Gandhi from Wayanad, the Congress has taken a view that considerations of alliances are now secondary to its push to maximise its individual tally. /(B) The Congress has strong alliances in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Bihar but a shaky one in Karnataka. Its U.P. ambitions were rejected by the SP-BSP axis; and differences persist within the party on aligning with the AAP in Delhi. /(C) After the 2004 elections, the Congress became the fulcrum of a national coalition, /(D) which was bound by a broad commitment to a pluralist India, as opposed to Hindutva’s exclusivist and majoritarian politics.
- What, according to the passage, are the views of Swami Vivekanada on religion ?
All religions follow same goals of spiritualityAll rivers drop into same oceanAll human beings are equalBoth a & bNone of theseOption A
- Which traditional approach to religion of Indians served them very well in the past?
to uphold a vision of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakamno deviance at the level of the pursuit of the divineconsidering entire globalising world as our ownBoth a & bNone of theseOption D
- What is meant by the word “pithily”?
tersefull of vigorforciblebriefAll are CorrectOption E
- Whar is the theme of the passage ?
AcerbicDiabolicalCriticalInformativeNone of theseOption C
- Who coined the terms Islamic terror and Hindu terror ?
SpiritualsPloticiansIndiansBoth a & bNot mentioned in the PassageOption E
Directions(6-10): Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows.
Do the terms Islamic terror and Hindu terror denote that the followers of these faiths are terrorists, en masse? It is rather difficult to imagine that anyone, including the political pundits and hacks who coin such terms, leave alone political leaders who have to be mindful forever of what minefield they would be stepping on by any remark that might trigger hurt in this land of hypersensitive sentiments of group identity, would seek to brand entire communities as terrorists. To claim otherwise is to appear non-serious, even by the standards of electioneering in India.
As Vivekananda pithily put it, different religions might follow different paths, but seek the selfsame goals of spirituality, just as different rivers vend their different ways over land but ultimately reach the selfsame ocean. This has been India’s traditional approach to religion and it has served the country well in the past. This philosophy of acceptance of no deviance at the level of the pursuit of the divine has enabled India to uphold a vision of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world as one family), that could guide the entire globalising world.