Directions for Questions: In each of these questions, four of the five sentences contribute to the main idea of a paragraph. Find the sentence which does not contribute to the main idea of the paragraph.
- A.Karnan is not the only judge in the recent past to have had a run-in with the law.
B.Two high court judges, JusticeP D Dinakaran and Justice Soumitra Sen, faced impeachment hearings in Parliament for corruption and abuse of power last year.
C.It was only after the retirement in 2010 that the subsequent Chief Justice of India, S H Kapadia, granted sanction for prosecution and Soumitra Sen is currently facing trial.
D.Against Justice C V Nagarjuna Reddy, impeachment proceedings began in 2011 for having allegedly discriminated against a Dalit judge in the state subordinate judiciary.
E.One retired high court judge, Justice Nirmal Yadav, is facing trial before a Central Bureau of Investigation case concerning bribery.Answer – C
- A.Having attained the position of the world’s second largest economy, China seems bent upon reaching the top spot in record time.
B.In front of representatives from 100 countries, it launched the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road project, also called the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) or One Belt, One Road.
C.Japan and India, Asia’s second and third largest economies, chose to boycott the forum. New Delhi was concerned about “sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
D.It is a massive international project which envisages, a number of roads, railway lines and ports that will connect major economic centres in China, via various routes, with Europe.
E.While romanticising the historical Silk Route, Xi emphasised the advantages of “mutual learning and benefit,” “openness and inclusiveness,” and called the new Silk Road—the BRI—the “project of the century.”Answer – C
- A.The objective of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was to achieve universal sanitation and make India open defecation free by 2019.
B.The SBM has arguably been more visible to the public than its predecessor, the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.
C.The groundwater and sanitation nexus, in the emerging peri-urban regions, needs a detailed discussion in order to understand its implications for the SBM
D.Under the SBM , there has been a rise of nearly 16% in households with toilets since 2014, and over 1.2 lakh villages have self-declared to be open defecation free.
E.The SBM, therefore, offers a promising solution to address the issues of sanitation and water in rapidly urbanising areas.Answer – C
- A.These tensions are reflected in the political realm too, where the parliamentary seat is held by the BJP, assembly seats by the Congress–SP alliance.
B.Saharanpur is known to be a socially volatile district, with frequent tensions and collisions between Hindus and Muslims, as also Thakurs and Dalits.
C.The appointment of Yogi Adityanath, a Thakur, as chief minister mark a return of the forward castes to the helm of political power in the state.
D.Founded by Chandrashekhar Azad “Ravan,”, the Bheem Army is popular with Dalit youth for its quick intervention in atrocity cases and militant confrontation with perpetrators and police.
E.Emboldened by this, the Thakurs and other such dominant castes are seeking to leverage this political moment to reassert their dominance.Answer – D
- A.Another significant source of remittances has been Indian expatriates in North America, mainly software engineers.
B.Over the last two years, there has been a fall in remittances on account of a combination of circumstances, including low crude oil prices.
C.Remittance flows to developing countries fell after the 2008 global financial crisis, these bounced back within a year.
D.The fall in the flow of remittances is on account of factors beyond the control of the government but is nevertheless a matter of concern.
E.Decline in remittances was particularly steep at nearly 9% for India, the world’s largest remittance-receiving country.Answer – A
- A.Another panacea is that the public sector undertakings (PSUs) be “coaxed” to purchase the non-performing assets (NPAs) of the banks’ private corporate sector (PCS) loan defaulters.
B.The Economic Survey proposed the creation of a Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA) which would purchase the bad loans from the public sector banks (PSBs).
C.RBI may from time to time, issue directions to banking companies for resolution of stressed assets, and may appoint committees to advise banking companies.
D.Such a transfer of stressed assets to non-banking PSUs will not attract the level of scrutiny that PSBs dealing with the PCS debtors would.
E.A no. of schemes to resolve the ‘bad loans’ issue have already been tried –4SA, 4R4D, SDR, 5/25 – but all of them have been a failure.Answer – D
- A.In sentencing Justice C S Karnan to six months’ imprisonment for contempt of court on 9 May, the Supreme Court has caused itself immense damage.
B.The Court’s attempt at disciplining Karnan has restored confidence neither in the judges, nor in the institution itself.
C.It has been made to look foolish as its orders have moved further away from the law and have been mocked on a regular basis by Karnan himself.
D.Karnan is not the only one to have had a run-in with the law, two high court judges, JusticeP D Dinakaran and Justice Soumitra Sen, had faced impeachment hearings in Parliament
E.Having relieved Karnan of all administrative and judicial responsibilities in the first hearing itself, the Court tried to impose its authority by escalating the matterAnswer – D
- A.In front of representatives from 100 countries Mr. Xi emphasised the advantages of “mutual learning and benefit,” “openness and inclusiveness,” and called the new Silk Road—the BRI—the “project of the century.”
B.Washington views the BRI as one of the biggest challenges to the United States’ (US) place in the global economy, as an attempt by China to “seize” leadership of the world economy from it.
C.Washington has been spending so much money on defence that no contender or combination of contenders can ever arise, in the near future, to match it, not even China.
D.Moreover,New Delhi deeply resents the fact that China–Pakistan Economic Corridor, passes through Pakistan-administered Kashmir to which India lays claim.
E.The boycotters, Japan and India, junior partners of the US, cannot stomach the rise of China as a regional power.Answer – C
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