SBI Clerk 2018: English Quiz for Prelims – 26

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An important step to begin the strategic disinvestment of Air India was taken this week with the ___(1)___ (delay) of a preliminary information memorandum, stating that government wants to divest 76% of its stake in the airline to a strategic investor and detailing the portions up for sale. The importance of this step can’t be overstated. Thus far, Narendra Modi government has taken incremental steps in reforming India’s economic architecture. Air India’s strategic disinvestment is ____(2)____ (ignorable) in terms of both signalling and substance.
There is a lot of ground to be covered prior to final sale. The preliminary memorandum provides an outline of what is up for sale: Air India, its subsidiary Air India Express and its partial stake in Air India SATS Airport Services. Also detailed is that ___(3)___ (investors) have to keep in mind that Rs 24,576 crore of debt and Rs 8,816 crore of current liabilities will be part of the deal. What is yet to be revealed are the safeguards that may be attached to ___(4)___ (protect) the interest of Air India’s 11,214 permanent employees. This is one reason why we are in an early stage of the disinvestment. Based on feedback from potential bidders, there may be tweaks in the offer.
Regardless of how it is finally structured, this sale will be important. For a country grappling with a learning crisis and woefully inadequate public health infrastructure, the state can ill-afford to invest resources in a commercial venture such as civil aviation. Given the competitive nature of this market and the government’s appalling track record in its commercial venture, state ownership of Air India represents a misallocation of resources. India, particularly its economically ___(5)___ (indomitable) sections, will be better served if resources are ploughed into areas where government can make a meaningful difference.

1) (A)Release
(B) Hold
(C) Maintenance
(D) No Change

Answer

Option: A

 

2. (A) Slight
(B) Negligible
(C) Significant
(D) No Change

Answer

Option: C

 

3. (A) Bidders
(B) Instructors
(C) Officers
(D) No Change

Answer

Option: A

 

4. (A) Harm
(B)Damage
(C) Illfare
(D) No Change

Answer

Option: D

 

5. (A) Durable
(B) vulnerable
(C) Invincible
(D) No Change

Answer

Option: B

 

6.The hospital’s ophthalmology department worked(A)/ in an emergency-like situation on Sunday morning, (B)/when several injured protesters from the(C)/ Draggad and Kachdoora areas of Shopian started pouring (D).

A) The hospital’s ophthalmology department worked
B) in an emergency-like situation on Sunday morning,
C) when several injured protesters from the
D) Draggad and Kachdoora areas of Shopian started pouring.
E) No error.

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: ‘pouring’ should be followed by a preposition ‘in’.

 

 

7. “We cannot bear news that(A)/ he has lost sight as he is(B)/ too young to see darkness around (C)/and this is the age to be in school,” said a relative(D).

A) “We cannot bear news that
B) he has lost sight as he is
C) too young to see darkness around
D) and this is the age to be in school,” said a relative.
E) No error

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: ‘news’ should be carrying an article ‘the’.

 

 

8. In a sector that has witnessed a lot of churn of late,(A)/ including student unrest, the roster of excellences continue to remain (B)/stolidly predictable, with the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)(C)/ India Rankings 2018 throwing no surprises(D).

A) In a sector that has witnessed a lot of churn of late,
B) including student unrest, the roster of excellences continue to remain
C) stolidly predictable, with the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)
D) India Rankings 2018 throwing no surprises.
E) No error

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation:  ‘the roster of excellences’ being a third person singular number should carry the verb adding ‘s’/ ‘es’ i.e. ‘continues’.

 

 

9. Announcing the norms on Monday night, the Ministry,(A)/ headed by Smriti Irani, said accreditation of a (B)/journalist could been cancelled if the news(C)/ reported by him/her was found to be “fake.”(D)

A) Announcing the norms on Monday night, the Ministry,
B) headed by Smriti Irani, said accreditation of a
C) journalist could been cancelled if the news
D) reported by him/her was found to be “fake.”
E) No error

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: ‘could been cancelled’ should be replaced by ‘could be cancelled’.

 

 

10. The note further said that on first violation, (A)/the accreditation would be suspended for six months,(B)/ on the second violation for a year and on(C)/ the third violation, it would be cancelled permanently(D).

A) The note further said that on first violation,
B) the accreditation would be suspended for six months,
C) on the second violation for a year and on
D) the third violation, it would be cancelled permanently
E) No error

Answer & Solutions

Option: E

 

 

 

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