Spotting Error Set -37

Directions: Identify which part of the sentence contains error and mark it as your answer.

Q1. If reports doing the rounds are anything to go by,(1)/ then actress Priyanka Chopra will soon be blasting off (2)/ in outer space with her next film project – a biopic (3)/ on late Indian astronaut Kalpana Chawla. (4)
A) 1         B) 2          C) 3         D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Correction: 

in – into
blast off – (of a rocket or spacecraft) take off from a launching site.
in is used to show a large space around
into is used to talk about the movement of something
So launching of — into outer space
The sentence means, that if we believe on the reports which are around, then actress Priyanka Chopra…..

Q2. The National Green Tribunal sought (1)/ a status report from the Delhi government for (2)/ its order banning the use of (3)/ disposable plastic in the national capital.(4)
A) 1            B) 2         C) 3           D) 4          E) No Error

Answers

 Option B
Correction: 

for – on
report on its order not for order

Q3. After understanding the water system, the students listed the steps to be (1)/ taken including removal of weeds and silt and repairing (2)/ or constructing bunds around the tanks, and diverting (3) / harvesting rainwater to the tanks. (4)
A) 1           B) 2            C) 3             D) 4             E) No Error

Answers

 Option D
Correction: 

harvesting – harvested

Q4. The government is working on a road map for the overhaul of state-run lenders (1)/ that involves the next round of consolidation, public offers in (2)/ the next few months by banks to raise fresh capital, and (3)/ changes in the hiring policy, including increasing lateral entry.(4)
A) 1         B) 2          C) 3             D) 4             E) No Error

Answers

 Option D
Correction: 

increasing – increased
Lateral entry means direct entry to higher level posts.
So increase in the lateral entry will be increased lateral entry.

Q5. The latest development appears to be a broader (1)/ plan than the one that Banks Board Bureau (2)/ chief Vinod Rai alludes to in (3)/ an interview with Reuters last month. (4)
A) 1      B) 2          C) 3           D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Correction: 

alludes – alluded
Last month is used so the sentence is in past tense
Allude means to suggest

Q6. Existing semi-closed PPIs that currently require (1)/ minimum details from customers have to convert into (2)/ full-KYC PPIs by June 30, failing which the RBI warned (3)/ that no further credit is allowed in such PPIs. (4)
A) 1       B) 2          C) 3             D) 4          E) No Error

Answers

 Option D
Correction: 

Is – will be
Sentence is telling – that if by June 30 full details are not provided, then no credit Will be allowed

Q7. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), in line (1)/ with rising temperatures across the globe, all India (2)/ mean temperatures have risen nearly 0.60 degree (3) Celsius over the last 110 years. (4)
A) 1        B) 2      C) 3           D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option E
Correction: 

There is no grammatical or sentence formation error.

Q8. The minister expressed his concern for the discrepancies (1)/ between train timings data available on national train enquiry system, the (2)/ official website of Indian Railways, and actual train (3)/ timings being experienced by passengers. (4)
A) 1           B) 2        C) 3            D) 4            E) No Error

Answers

 Option A
Correction: 

for – over
Concern for – is used when to show worry for someone. I am concerned for her health.
Concern over means – worried about something

Q9. Mosquito-borne malaria infects (1)/ more than 200 million people worldwide (2)/ every year, and killed about half a million, (3) most of them children in Africa. (4)
A) 1         B) 2            C) 3             D) 4             E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Correction: 

The sentence is in simple present tense. So killed – kills
The (4) part says – most of the children are infected by Mosquito-borne malaria

Q10. The central government has, amid debate (1)/ over vigilantism, proposed to the Supreme Court (2)/ over providing adhaar-like unique (3) identification number to cows in India. (4)
A) 1          B) 2           C) 3              D) 4            E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Correction: 

over – for
proposed for providing

 

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