Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam— Set 150

Directions(1-5): Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the sentences in one.

  1. A. The Gambia has become the latest African nation to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the war crimes tribunal of “persecuting” Africans.
    B. The shock move announced late yesterday was condemned by rights groups as a “drastic blow” for victims of serious crimes across the world.
    a) Hence
    b) Also
    c) Consequently

    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Both a & b
    NOne of these
    Option C

     

  2. A. Haryana will be the first state to give the benefit of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to its employees with effect from January 1, 2016, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today.
    B. The Chief Minister said that the state government has decided in principle to grant the benefit of revised pay package to its employees.

    a) Where in
    b) Not only
    c) Also

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

     

  3. A. He is at present Special Director in the ED.
    B. He got third extension in August this year to hold the additional charge of the post of ED chief for six months.
    a) But earlier
    b) As
    c) As of

    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Both a & b
    None of these
    Option D

     

  4. A. Leading bourse NSE on Tuesday cautioned investors against falling prey to stock tips circulated through SMSes and social media platforms like WhatsApp.
    B. In a notice, the exchange also asked brokers to advise their clients not to blindly follow unfounded rumours and tips and invest in securities only after conducting appropriate analysis of respective companies.
    a) To which
    b) Further
    c) Thus

    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only a & b
    Only a & c
    Option C

     

  5. A. Under the Basel-III norms, AT-1 bonds come with loss absorbency features, meaning that in case of stress, banks can write off such investments or convert them into common equity if approved by the RBI (Reserve Bank of India).
    B. AT-1 bonds qualify as core or equity capital.
    a) Following which
    b) As
    c) Apparently

    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Both a & b
    NOne of these
    Option C

     

  6. Directions (6-10): Choose the odd sentence out of the given five sentences in each question.

  7. A) India’s foreign exchange reserves declined by $1.506 billion to $366.139 billion in the week to October 14, due to fall in foreign currency assets, the Reserve Bank said today.
    B) In the previous week, the reserves had decreased by $4.343 billion to $367.646 billion.
    C) It had touched a life-time high of $371.99 billion in the week to September 30, 2016.
    D) FCAs, expressed in US dollar terms, include the effect of appreciation/depreciation of
    non-US currencies such as the euro, pound and the yen held in the reserves.
    E) Foreign currency assets (FCAs), a major component of the overall reserves, dipped by $1.486 billion to $340.908 billion.

    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option D

     

  8. A) After 12-year hiatus, government is set to revive strategic sale of state-owned companies with the Cabinet likely to consider shortly the outright sale of stake in over a dozen PSUs including the profit making ones.
    B) “The strategic sale will come up before the Cabinet very shortly,” a top source said.
    C) PSUs identified for strategic sale reportedly include profit-making Bharat Earth Movers and Certification Engineers International as well as loss-making Scooters India.
    D) NITI Aayog has prepared a list of public sector units where the government can sell its majority stake to private companies in order to bring in greater efficiency and professionalism in functioning.
    E) Based on its suggestions, the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) has finalised a model of strategic disinvestment.

    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C

     

  9. A) The Centre, in collaboration with State governments, plans to introduce a ‘One India’ concept, the biggest and the most comprehensive ‘ease of doing business’ initiative so far.
    B) Under the ‘one-form-one-portal’ model, aimed at attracting huge investments, the processes will be simplified to an extent where investors will need to fill only a single e- form for investing and doing business anywhere in India.
    C) “(In this regard), we have just begun talks with the states, and will soon hold discussions with the private sector and users of government services,” the official added.
    D) Currently, firms are mandated to complete multiple forms at the Central and state- levels, and it gets more complicated as each state has different requirements and regulations.
    E) “We are working on what could be the world’s best single window clearance mechanism with an in-built information wizard that will help investors with the application processes,” a senior official said.

    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C

     

  10. A) Aiming to provide a fresh boost to the Centre’s Jan Aushadhi (Public Medicine) Scheme, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers is making efforts to rope in Members of Parliament (MPs) for opening new stores in their constituencies.
    B) This move comes close on the heels of the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) initiating talks with various state governments regarding the matter.
    C) The scheme, launched in 2008 under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, has not achieved its desired results so far.
    D) “Minister (Ananth Kumar) has written to all MPs, asking them to lend a helping hand by ensuring that one or two Jan Aushadhi stores are opened in their constituencies,” said a source close to the Minister of State for Surface Transport and Petroleum and Chemicals, Mansukh Lal Mandaviya.
    E) While introducing the budget this year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced that the government would open 3000 stores by the year-end- an ambitious target given that there are only 500 open stores at present.

    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option D

     

  11. A) In his first visit to Vadodara from where he had contested Lok Sabha polls in 2014 after he became Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated a new integrated airport terminal, country’s second green airport terminal, and also attended a social welfare camp to hand out assistive devices and aids to around 8000 specially abled persons.”I am happy that after the NDA government came to power, two airports in the country have become fully green,” Mr. Modi said while opening the new terminal which has been built at the cost of Rs 160 crore and has been designed by Delhi based Creative Group to be fully compliant to the green building norms.
    B) “I am happy that after the NDA government came to power, two airports in the country have become fully green,” Mr. Modi said while opening the new terminal which has been built at the cost of Rs 160 crore and has been designed by Delhi based Creative Group to be fully compliant to the green building norms.
    C) “Distributing equipment is a very small part of the programme. The larger aspect is our duty to care for our Divyang sisters and brothers,” Mr Modi said .
    D) Mr Modi lauded his government’s new policy to promote regional air connectivity which will bring smaller towns and places on air route while blaming the previous governments of “lacking in vision to push and develop aviation sector in the country.”
    E) After opening the new terminal, Mr Modi headed to attend a camp to distribute assistive devices to around 8000 specially abled persons as part of the government’s scheme for the welfare of persons with disabilities.

    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C

     


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