Spotting Error Set 70

Directions: A sentence is divided into 3 parts. Find which part/s (i, ii, or iii) contain error and mark your answer accordingly.

Q1. The recent orders of the Madras High Court asking the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government /to ensure the strict enforcement of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013,/ in the wake of the death of 30 people engaged in the activity in the State in recent years, points to  malaise.
i. The recent orders of the Madras High Court asking the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government
ii.to ensure the strict enforcement of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013,
iii.  in the wake of the death of 30 people engaged in the activity in the State in recent years, points to  malaise
A) Only i          B) Only ii             C) Only iii             D) Both i & ii               E) Both i & iii

Answers

  Option E
Explanation: i. The recent ORDER; iii. Points to THE malaise

Q2. For one, we are spending too much money/ in very few places and that’s generally true of wildlife conservation/ in India, not only of tiger conservation.

i.For one, we are spending too much money
ii.in very few places and that’s generally true of wildlife conservation
iii.in India, not only of tiger conservation
A) Only i            B) Only ii                C) Only iii           D) All of these              E) None of these

Answers

 Option B
Explanation: ii. Very = too few places


Q3. The incident stems from differences between /Bhutan and India on the one hand and China on the other as to the exact location of /the tri-junction among the three countries.

i.The incident stems from differences between
ii.Bhutan and India on the one hand and China on the other as to the exact location of
iii.the tri-junction among the three countries.
A) Only i                B) Both i and ii                C) Only iii             D) All except ii              E) None of these

Answers

 Option C
Explanation: among = between.

Q4.We have done a good job in/ channelising more funds and putting in sincere efforts /for tiger conservation as compared to other Asian countries.

i.We have done a good job in
ii.channelising more funds and putting in sincere efforts
iii.for tiger conservation as compared to other Asian countries
A) Only i           B) Only ii           C) Both i and ii            D) Both ii and iii               E) Both i and iii

Answers

  Option E
Explanation:i. Channelising = channeling; iii. Omit as

Q5. To begin with, the move to squeeze Qatar’s ties with Iran will only serve to isolate Tehran further,/ a mere two years after it been brought out of sanctions/, and will force New Delhi to curtail its links as well.

i.To begin with, the move to squeeze Qatar’s ties with Iran will only serve to isolate Tehran further
ii.a mere two years after it been brought out of sanctions
iii.and will force New Delhi to curtail its links as well
A) Only i           B) Only ii            C) Only iii                D) All of these                 E) None of these

Answers

 Option E
Explanation: No Error.


Q6. The term “zero infiltration” is a fallacy /but Northern Command has done an outstanding job in checking Pakistan’s attempts/ to stoke off terror by pushing hard core, well-trained terrorists.

i.The term “zero infiltration” is a fallacy
ii.but Northern Command has done an outstanding job in checking Pakistan’s attempts
iii.to stoke off terror by pushing hard core, well-trained terrorists.
A) Only i           B) Both i and ii          C) Both ii and iii           D) Only iii             E) None of these

Answers

  Option D
Explanation:
omit ‘off’ as ‘to stroke  means to blow; insert in after pushing.


Q7. Venkataraman quotes the philosopher Anthony Appiah by saying that /the reform of Christianity 500 years ago was greatly facilitated by the fact that on encountering morally ambiguous, contradictory or problematic passages, /ordinary Christians who started reading the Bible for themselves decided on “which passages to read onto and which to read past.”

i. Venkataraman quotes the philosopher Anthony Appiah by saying that
ii. the reform of Christianity 500 years ago was greatly facilitated by the fact that on encountering morally ambiguous, contradictory or problematic passages,
iii.ordinary Christians who started reading the Bible for themselves decided on “which passages to read onto and which to read past.”
A) Only i           B) Only ii           C) Only i and ii              D) Only ii and iii          E) Only i and iii

Answers

  Option E
Explanation: by = as; iii. onto = into


Q8. A Janata member’s complaint that the former prime minister, Indira Gandhi, had committed a breach of privilege /and contempt of the House was referred to /the privileges committee of the Lok Sabha. Mrs Gandhi will face privileges proceedings for having allegedly “ contemptuously” commented on a ruling of the house.

i.A Janata member’s complaint that the former prime minister, Indira Gandhi, had committed a breach of privilege
ii.and contempt of the House was referred to
iii.the privileges committee of the Lok Sabha. Mrs Gandhi will face privileges proceedings for having allegedly “ contemptuously” commented on a ruling of the house.
A) Only i           B) Only ii              C) Only iii              D) All of these          E) None of these

Answers

 Option E
Explanation: 
No Error


Q9. It is, however, China’s action of building an all-weather road on Bhutan’s territory,/ one capable of sustaining heavy vehicles, that has prompted Bhutan and India to coordinate their action/ in their joint national interests, under the terms of the 2007 Friendship Treaty.

i.It is, however, China’s action of building an all-weather road on Bhutan’s territory
ii.one capable of sustaining heavy vehicles, that has prompted Bhutan and India to coordinate their action
iii.in their joint national interests, under the terms of the 2007 Friendship Treaty
A) Only i             B) Only ii             C) Only iii              D) All of these              E) None of these

Answers

 Option B
Explanation: action = actions


Q10. Many communities still regard the inclusion of a sanitary toilet as ritual and physical pollution /of the house, and even the less conservatives are ready to accept only large,/ expensive and unscientific structures much bigger than those recommended by the WHO.

i.Many communities still regard the inclusion of a sanitary toilet as ritual and physical pollution
ii.of the house, and even the less conservatives are ready to accept only large
iii. expensive and unscientific structures much bigger than those recommended by the WHO.
A) Only i              B) Only ii                C) Only iii           D) None of these             E) No Error

Answers

 Option B
Explanation: the Conservative = the group of people

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