Irrelevant Statement English Quiz From The Hindu - Part 3


Direction (1-5): The following questions have five sentences(A-E) as options. You have to find one sentence which does not relate to the central theme made by remaining four sentences.

Question 1.

(A). As the kids are wondering about the marks they are going to get, the parents are too busy deciding what their wards are going to study!
(B). May be many have decided what their wards will study and are now only thinking about the institution where they will study!
(C). It’s admission time again. For the students who have completed Class XII it’s a time of anxiety and for their parents it’s a nightmare!
(D). The University of Delhi releases a detailed Admission Notification and Bulletin of Information indicating various dates for – sale of application forms, depositing application forms for registration in different courses.
(E). Even though this is the order of the day in most families, it’s time to have a re-look at it.
(i) A
(ii) B
(iii) C
(iv) D
(v) E

Question 2.

(A). By itself, the International Court of Justice’s order, delivered on May 18, imposing provisional measures injuncting Pakistan from executing an Indian national, Kulbhushan Jadhav, is entirely unexceptional.
(B). On September 21, 1999, Pakistan approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ), holding India responsible for the death of 16 navy personnel.
(C). What’s more, the internationalisation of the dispute potentially comes with its political ramifications for India.
(D). There is now a worry, not without cause, that Pakistan may not comply with the ICJ’s direction, despite its explicitly binding status.
(E). The ICJ has merely arrived at a prima facie satisfaction — based on an analysis at first sight — that it possesses the power to rule on India’s application, and that India’s rights, under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, have plausibly been violated by Pakistan’s detention, trial and ultimate sentencing to death of Jadhav.
(i) A
(ii) B
(iii) C
(iv) D
(v) E

Question 3.

(A). The varieties of Coal that are generally found in India are Anthracite, Bituminous, Lignite, and Peat. Anthracite Coal ranks highest amongst the coals. Unlike bituminous coal anthracite ignites slowly and has a high heating value. Bituminous Coal is commercial coal.
(B). It is arguably the logical consequence of the 2014 SC order declaring all coal block allocations made since 1993 illegal and arbitrary.
(C). Two previous trials had ended in convictions, but those held guilty were officials of private companies who had deceived the authorities into allotting them blocks.
(D). The conviction of three Coal Ministry officials, including former Secretary HC Gupta, marks the first case in which individual criminal liability has been fixed on public servants in the coal block scam.
(E). Mr. Gupta was the chairperson of the screening committee that recommended allocations.
(i) A
(ii) B
(iii) C
(iv) D
(v) E

Question 4.

(A). In this time of toxic masculinity, we must recognise and learn from the successes of the past.
(B). His mother would fast to put moral pressure on his father, and his wife would refuse any act that he asked her to do if she did not agree with it.
(C). He saw his mother Putlibai and his wife Kasturba (in picture) use peaceful resistance against patriarchy at home
(D). Mahatma Gandhi consciously feminised India's freedom struggle to win against the brute masculinity of British power.
(E). The issue of untouchability assumed a truly national dimension after Gandhi offered unqualified support to the Vykom Satya­graha launched by some local leaders of Travancore in modern day Kerala.
(i) A
(ii) B
(iii) C
(iv) D
(v) E

Question 5.

(A). The government’s current plan is to get 10 GW from biomass powered plants and 5 GW from small hydro (hydro projects below 25 MW in scale).
(B). Green bonds, which finance environmentally friendly businesses and assets, have emerged as one of the key financing mechanisms driving the global economy’s transition to a greener future.
(C). According to a May 2016 report by the Standing Committee set up by the Ministry, the country has a potential of 19.7 GW of energy capacity from small hydro.
(D). Energy experts, however, have been saying that this potential is largely notional since the locations of these projects are in increasingly difficult terrain, increasing the cost of the projects, and hence the tariffs at which they will be able to deliver energy.
(E). It has so far utilised only about 21% of this.

(i) A
(ii) B
(iii) C
(iv) D
(v) E


Solutions:


1. Answer Key: (iv) D
Option D is about the detailed Admission Notification of Delhi University whereas all other options are explaining the problems and confusions faced by students and their families during admission time.

2. Answer Key: (ii) B
Option B is on earlier case between India and Pakistan in which Pakistan had approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for death of its navy personnel. All other statements are about the present case of India and Pakistan at ICJ which is related to India's citizen Jadhav.

3. Answer Key: (i) A
Option A is explaining different varieties of coal which are generally found in India whereas all other statements are about the trials and convictions of officials in relation to coal scam.

4. Answer Key: (v) E
Option E is about the Gandhi's support Vykom Satya­graha which was against untouchability. All other statements are about Gandhi's views and work against masculinity.

5. Answer Key: (ii) B
Option B is explainging the term 'Green bonds' and all other statements are about government's plan for biomass powered plants and small hydro projects, and views of energy experts on them.


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