RRB Clerk Mains English (Day-17)

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Direction (1-5): In the question given below, a paragraph is given with option A, B, C, D and E. Read the paragraph carefully and identify which one of the given options explains the paragraph correctly or correctly summarize. If none of the options correctly explains mark E as your answer.

1) For those who missed it, my article tried to draw attention to recent evidence, from the fifth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5), of a stagnation in child nutrition indicators between 2015-16 and 2019-20. I also argued that these findings, along with related evidence of rising food insecurity in 2020, call for urgent intervention. Nothing in Bhalla’s rejoinder invalidates these concerns, and I also stand by all the facts mentioned in that article.

  1. The article highlights about the lack of availability of food for five years duration and also highlights concerned related to same.
  2. The article highlights the poverty index of a Nation for five years duration.
  3. The article highlights the measures that the government should include in order to reduce malnutrition.
  4. The article highlights the ratio between rich to poor for a given period of time.
  5. None of the above.

2) Cricket Australia confirmed on Saturday that five India players, Test Vice-captain Rohit Sharma included, were placed in isolation after they committed a possible breach in biosecurity protocols by eating at a Melbourne restaurant earlier this week.

  1. It explains why Indian players were ordered for isolation by Cricket Australia.
  2. It explains the wrong doings of Indian Cricketers in Australia.
  3. It shows how desperate the Indian players were as an act if offence.
  4. It highlights the food quality of Melbourne restaurant.
  5. None of the above.

3) Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander Zaki-ur-RehmanLakhvi was arrested on Saturday in Pakistan on terror financing charges, an official said. Lakhvi, who was on bail since 2015 in the Mumbai attack case, was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab province.

  1. It is easy under the present law structure to escape punishment even after promoting terrorism.
  2. The paragraph lays the present fact related to Mumbai Attack Mastermind.
  3. The paragraph highlights about the plan designed in Mumbai attack.
  4. Lakhvi, as identified by world is one of the most infamous terrorist.
  5. None of the above

4) On Saturday, Cinematograph Exhibitors Association of Gujarat, Indian Cine Exhibitors Association, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand, HPC (Exhibitors), Central Circuit Cine Association and Movie Exhibitors Association of Rajasthan among others penned a letter expressing how a film like Salman Khan’s Radhe can get independent or single-screen theatres back on track after suffering a massive setback due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  1. It shows the queries by different Exhibitors related to telecasting on single-screen of a certain film.
  2. The paragraph shows the power of Indian Cinema Exhibitors
  3. The passage highlights the complaints against Salman Khan.
  4. The less money you make in a film the more you get the opportunity.
  5. None of the above

5) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday released a video wishing his fans a Happy New Year. Towards the end of the video, he said, “See you all on the big screen in 2021.” His statement has left fans excited about his return to the silver screen after more than two years.

  1. Shah Rukh Khan enjoys a huge fan base across India.
  2. Shah Rukh Khan might release a new film in 2021.
  3. Shah Rukh Khan penned a beautiful message for his fans in the eve of new year.
  4. Shah Rukh Khan is the biggest superstar in Bollywood.
  5. None of the above

Sentence correction

Direction (6-10): From the options given below, select the option which states the correct combination of incorrect/correct sentences.

6) I) In my school geography books, the arctic was a frozen fastness, the distant domain of polar bears and fur-clad tribes, or the occasional intrepid explorer.

II) But that was half a century ago.

III) Today the mysteries of the Arctic are literally melting away.

IV) The top for the world is falling into the sea in huge blocks, bringing with it challenges that are global in nature.

  1. Both I and IV are incorrect
  2. Both II and III are incorrect
  3. Both I and II are correct
  4. Both II and III are correct
  5. Only IV is incorrect

7) I) It is in the Arctic that global warming presents its most dramatic face; the region is warming up twice as fast as the global average.

II) The ice cap is shrinking fast — since 1980, the volume of Arctic sea ice has declined by as much as 75 per cent.

III) The Northern Sea Route (NSR) which would connect the North Atlantic to the North Pacific through a short polar arc was once the stuff of fantasy.

IV) The melting ice has now made it a reality and a trickle of commercial cargo vessels had been going through every summer since the last decade.

  1. Both I and III are correct
  2. Both II and IV are correct’
  3. Only III is correct
  4. Only IV is incorrect
  5. All I, II and IV are incorrect

8) I) These developments will have a critical impact in several sectors, most fundamentally on climate.

II) The loss in ice and the warming waters will affect sea levels, salinity levels, and current and precipitation patterns.

III) Already, the Tundra was returning to swamp, the permafrost is thawing, sudden storms are ravaging coastlines and wildfires are devastating interior Canada and Russia.

IV) The phenomenally rich biodiversity of the Arctic region is under serious threat.

  1. Only I is correct
  2. Both II and III are incorrect
  3. All I, III and IV are incorrect
  4. Only IV is correct
  5. None of the above

9) I) Fortunately, none of this is easy.

II) Navigation conditions are dangerous and restricted to the summer.

III) Lack of deep-water ports, a need for ice-breakers, shortage of workers trained for polar conditions, and high insurance costs add to the difficulties.

IV) Mining and deep-sea drilling carry massive cost and environmental risks.

  1. Only I is correct
  2. Only II is incorrect
  3. Only IV is incorrect
  4. Both I and III are correct
  5. Both II and IV are incorrect

10) I) These difficulties may provide the crucial window to work out norms that are focused on balanced and sustainable development, before human greed overtakes everything.

II) The complication is that, unlike Antarctica, the Arctic is not a global common and there is no overarching treaty that governs it, only the UN Convention of Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

III) Large parts of it were under the sovereignty of the five littoral states — Russia, Canada, Norway, Denmark (Greenland) and the US — and exploitation of the new resources is well within their rights.

IV) Oil with natural gas deposits, estimated to be 22 per cent of the world’s unexplored resources, mostly in the Arctic ocean, will be open to access along with mineral deposits including 25 per cent of the global reserves of rare earths, buried in Greenland.

  1. Both I and II are correct
  2. Both I and III are correct
  3. Both II and III are correct
  4. Both III and IV are correct
  5. Only II is correct

Answers :

Directions (1-5):

1) Answer: A

As the speaker explains through his/her paragraph, about the stagnation in child nutrition reports and highlights its evidence related to food insecurity for the year 2020. The choice in option A seems fit amongst all other options.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

2) Answer: A

As the paragraph cites the facts why the Indian players were forced into isolation by Cricket Australia. It also judges valid reason for their act against Indian players. The choice in option A seems fit as explanation to the paragraph.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

3) Answer: B

The paragraph clearly explains the current incident related to the accused Mumbai attack mastermind. It also highlights a past fact related to him. Thus, it clearly explains the incidents related to the accused and in that case option B seems the best epitome.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer.

4) Answer: A

As the paragraph highlights about the letter written by various Cinema Exhibitors against a certain film, for getting a independent screen even after the poor performance due to pandemic. The explanation in option A clearly seems fit to the context.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

5) Answer: A

As the paragraph highlights about the video message from Shah Rukh Khan in the eve of New Year, it appears to give a slightest hint that his movie may get release in 2021 as he says “see you all on the big screen in 2021”.  Thus, in that context option A seems more appropriate.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: A

Sentence I is erroneous as, it uses ‘arctic’ in small letter despite of being a proper noun, and should be written as ‘Arctic’.

Sentence IV is erroneous as, ‘top for..’ is incorrect; here ‘for’ should be replaced with ‘of’ as correct preposition.

Sentence II and III are error-less

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

7) Answer: D

Sentence IV is erroneous as ‘vessels had..’ is incorrect, where ‘had’ is incorrect form of word and should get replaced with ‘has’.

Sentence I, II and III are error-free.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer.

8) Answer: B

Sentence II is erroneous as, ‘loss in ice’ uses incorrect preposition as ‘in’ which should be replaced with ‘of’.

Sentence III is erroneous as, ‘Tundra was returning..’ is incorrect, where ‘was’ is incorrect form of word according to the context. It should be replaced with ‘is’.

Sentence I and IV are error-less

Therefore, option B is the correct answer.

9) Answer: C

Sentence IV is erroneous as, ‘carry massive cost..’ is incorrect, where ‘cost’ should be rewritten as ‘costs’ to match the context of the sentence.

Sentence I, II and III are error-less.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer.

10) Answer: A

Sentence III is erroneous as, ‘parts of it were..’ is incorrect here ‘were’ should be rewritten as ‘are’ to match the context.

Sentence IV is erroneous as, ‘oil with natural ….’ Is incorrect, where ‘with’ should be replaced as ‘and to match the context of sentence.

Sentences I and II are error-less

Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

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