Remedial English Test Series 71

 Remedial English Test Series 71

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

01 The demonetisation debate offer  the perfect platform to bid adieu to 2016 and welcome 2017. If the
02 queues for cash disappear  by the end of this year, it would mean Prime Minister Narendra Modi
03 took the right policy decision but his government botch it up with terrible implementation. If
04 people are going to be subject  to cashless misery in the new year too, it would mean the
05 decision was wrong. The immediate cash crunch and everyday difficulties is not without a
06 positive fallout. Some relentless letter writers, who take pride in find  fault with journalism’s
07 interrogating aspect and its central creed to speak truth to power, has gone silent. Instead, the
08 letters we have been receive since November 8 show a desire to understand the implications of
09 this policy decision. The personalise  attacks on opinion writers and reporters have given way to
10 dialogue, discussion, and exchange of ideas. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs lead article
11 in this newspapers, “Making of a mammoth tragedy” (December 9, 2016), the responses to it in the
12 comment section by Bibek Debroy and S. Gurumurthy, and a rejoind  to the responses by Rajeev
13 Gowda were read widely. These discussion  were not subjected to troll-like abuse. What we got
14 was either endorsement of a viewpoint or rejection base on individuals’ understanding of the
15 policy’s implication. The sudden shift from monologues within echo chambers to dialogue bring
16 out the limitations of the close  circuit narrative of the social media and the enabling role of the
17 legacy media in forcing a debate during a crisis. This become  even more important when political
18 parties fail to discuss the issue in Parliament, where the proceeding  were repeatedly stalled to
19 score a political point this winter session. The Hindu is the sites for continuity and change — it
20 advocates the need for continuing ideas, policies and practices that have work  and presses for
21 changes in areas where the needs for transformation is acute. I hope this level of engagement,
22 which has returned after a gap of two and a half year, remains the mode of communication even in the new year
                                                                                                                                                       (The Hindu, 26 Dec 2016).

        KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 71   Note the correct answers below

01 The demonetisation debate offers the perfect platform to bid adieu to 2016 and welcome 2017. If the
02 queues for cash disappears by the end of this year, it would mean Prime Minister Narendra Modi
03 took the right policy decision but his government botched it up with terrible implementation. If
04 people are going to be subjected to cashless misery in the new year too, it would mean the
05 decision was wrong. The immediate cash crunch and everyday difficulties are not without a
06 positive fallout. Some relentless letter writers, who take pride in finding fault with journalism’s
07 interrogating aspect and its central creed to speak truth to power, have gone silent. Instead, the
08 letters we have been receiving since November 8 show a desire to understand the implications of
09 this policy decision. The personalised attacks on opinion writers and reporters have given way to
10 dialogue, discussion, and exchange of ideas. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s lead article
11 in this newspaper, “Making of a mammoth tragedy” (December 9, 2016), the responses to it in the
12 comment section by Bibek Debroy and S. Gurumurthy, and a rejoinder to the responses by Rajeev
13 Gowda were read widely. These discussions were not subjected to troll-like abuse. What we got
14 was either endorsement of a viewpoint or rejection based on individuals’ understanding of the
15 policy’s implication. The sudden shift from monologues within echo chambers to dialogue brings
16 out the limitations of the closed circuit narrative of the social media and the enabling role of the
17 legacy media in forcing a debate during a crisis. This becomes even more important when political
18 parties fail to discuss the issue in Parliament, where the proceedings were repeatedly stalled to
19 score a political point this winter session. The Hindu is the site for continuity and change — it
20 advocates the need for continuing ideas, policies and practices that have worked and presses for
21 changes in areas where the need for transformation is acute. I hope this level of engagement,
22 which has returned after a gap of two and a half    years, remains the mode of communication even in the new year
                                                                                                                                                       (The Hindu, 26 Dec 2016).