Remedial English Test Series 62

Remedial English Test Series 62

 Identify  the ONE mistake in each line and make corrections    (1 mark for each correct answer. Total score   ___ )

 

01 As he step into Parliament for the first time on that day in May 2014, Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi had
02 bow  his forehead to touch the steps of the place he described as “the temple of democracy”. More than two years later,
03 in the aftermath of a daring move against black money that had disrupted the economy but that could be a gamechanger in
04 the long term, Prime Minister Modi’s silence in Parliament has become a  issue. It is not that the PM has not spoken on
05 demonetisation in public in the last few days. He has seized several opportunity and forums — in no particular order, a
06 rally in Ghazipur in poll-bound UP, another one in Bathinda in Punjab, also a poll-bounded state, while laying the foundation
07 for an airport in Mopa in Goa, speak at the release of a book in memory of late BJP veteran Kedarnath Sahni or at a
08 function to mark Constitution Day in the capital. But in the parliamentary sessions  that began days after the November 8
09 announcement denotify  Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, he has made only the brief appearance and has not spoken on
10 demonetisation inside the House. This seem at odds with that 2014 freezeframe. It also sends some unfortunate signals
11 about his governments openness to debate. The irony is that, for the most part, in the wake of the PM’s announcement of
12 demonetisation, the Opposition parties have seemed more overtaken than oppositional. Mostly, they have criticise the
13 implementation, not the policy itself. There have also been visible divisions with Opposition ranks about the precise form
14 and course of protest. If the PM were to engage with people’s representative  across the aisle in the House, he might well
15 find that his task is easier than he calculate. That he is not doing so, however, can be read as part of a larger political
16 pattern: In its two and a half years so far, this government has shown a recurring unwilling to hear out its opponents.
17 On too many occasions, the government has avoided and evaded debate by simply label  its critics, and imputing
18 motives to them. After demonetisation, too, the government had sought to paint all those who disagree with it as
19 unpatriotic and/or corrupt. When former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rise in Parliament on Thursday to describe the
20 policy as marked by “monumental mismanagement” — even he makes it clear that he did not disagree with its objectives —
21 the government immediate  responded by reminding him of the scams on his watch, including 2G. The government is
22 basically saying that it will not listen, or talk to, anybody who differs and disagree with it. Regardless of the outcome of
23 the demonetisation policy, this is an impression that no ruling dispensation in a parliament  democracy can afford to
24 send out. It could also undermined the powerful message that was first heard on the evening of November 8. (The Indian Express, 26 Nov 16).

 KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 62   Note the correct answers below

01 As he stepped into Parliament for the first time on that day in May 2014, Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi had
02 bowed his forehead to touch the steps of the place he described as “the temple of democracy”. More than two years later,
03 in the aftermath of a daring move against black money that has disrupted the economy but that could be a gamechanger in
04 the long term, Prime Minister Modi’s silence in Parliament has become an issue. It is not that the PM has not spoken on
05 demonetisation in public in the last few days. He has seized several opportunities and forums — in no particular order, a
06 rally in Ghazipur in poll-bound UP, another one in Bathinda in Punjab, also a poll-bound state, while laying the foundation
07 for an airport in Mopa in Goa, speaking at the release of a book in memory of late BJP veteran Kedarnath Sahni or at a
08 function to mark Constitution Day in the capital. But in the parliamentary session that began days after the November 8
09 announcement denotifying Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, he has made only the brief appearance and has not spoken on
10 demonetisation inside the House. This seems at odds with that 2014 freezeframe. It also sends some unfortunate signals
11 about his government’s openness to debate. The irony is that, for the most part, in the wake of the PM’s announcement of
12 demonetisation, the Opposition parties have seemed more overtaken than oppositional. Mostly, they have criticised the
13 implementation, not the policy itself. There have also been visible divisions within Opposition ranks about the precise form
14 and course of protest. If the PM were to engage with people’s representatives across the aisle in the House, he might well
15 find that his task is easier than he calculates. That he is not doing so, however, can be read as part of a larger political
16 pattern: In its two and a half years so far, this government has shown a recurring unwillingness to hear out its opponents.
17 On too many occasions, the government has avoided and evaded debate by simply labelling its critics, and imputing
18 motives to them. After demonetisation, too, the government has sought to paint all those who disagree with it as
19 unpatriotic and/or corrupt. When former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rose in Parliament on Thursday to describe the
20 policy as marked by “monumental mismanagement” — even he made it clear that he did not disagree with its objectives —
21 the government immediately responded by reminding him of the scams on his watch, including 2G. The government is
22 basically saying that it will not listen, or talk to, anybody who differs and disagrees with it. Regardless of the outcome of
23 the demonetisation policy, this is an impression that no ruling dispensation in a parliamentary democracy can afford to
24 send out. It could also undermine the powerful message that was first heard on the evening of November 8. (The Indian Express, 26 Nov 16).