Remedial English Test Series 82

Remedial English Test Series 82

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

01 There were huge expectation  that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would announce the lifting of
02 restrictions impose  on withdrawal of money from the banks and ATMs and that he would give an
03 account of the entire exercise of demonetisation when he made a television address on new years eve.
04 Instead, it was a big let down. Neither was there any report card on the 50 day of demonetisation nor
05 was there any announcement relate  to the ‘continuation of war’ on black money, such as taking on
06 benami transactions or asset. There was no reference either to cleaning up political parties of
07 unaccount  funds. Instead, Modi made announcements as though the finance minister was giving out
08 sops in his budget speech in Parliament. Overall, he did not answered  any question that have arisen
09 since November 8 when he announced demonetisation. What come  at the end of such a traumatic
10 exercise, he has not spell  out. How long will this last? There is no answer. When almost all sectors
11 of the economy are suffering because of cash crunch, the PM made no mention of the revive of the
12 economy, or the amount of moneys that has come back into the system after November 8. There was no
13 word on how much black money and fake currency the government has unearth. While citizens who
14 suffer  during the last 50 days expected a sincere balance sheet in terms of neutralisation of so-
15 called parallel economy, Modi talk in generalities without any data or empirical evidence. For
16 instance, when he said the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were use  less for legitimate transactions and
17 more for “parallel economy”, the assertion should have been back  by data or a credible study.
18 Likewise, to suggest that counterfeit currency, Maoist and terrorist activity  have suffered a blow
19 because of demonetisation cannot be a justification for such a mammoth burden inflict on citizens
20 and the economy by withdraw  currency to the extent of 86% in circulation. No one would grudge the
21 support to farmers, small businesses and the vulnerable section  of the society. In any case, it is the
22 primary duty of any government to let these section  have the first charge on the national resources.
23 While the interest subvention for farmers and those seek  loans for low cost and affordable homes
24 would help these section, there is no relationship of such measures with the note ban. The best
25 course would have been to announced  these schemes in the Budget which is just a month away. These
26 sops, coming just before the like announcement any time of the upcoming elections in key states,
27 including Uttar Pradesh, is unethics (Deccan Herald 2 Jan 2017).

      KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 82   Note the correct answers below

   01 There were huge expectations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would announce the lifting of
02 restrictions imposed on withdrawal of money from the banks and ATMs and that he would give an
03 account of the entire exercise of demonetisation when he made a television address on new year’s eve.
04 Instead, it was a big let down. Neither was there any report card on the 50 days of demonetisation nor
05 was there any announcement relating to the ‘continuation of war’ on black money, such as taking on
06 benami transactions or assets. There was no reference either to cleaning up political parties of
07 unaccounted funds. Instead, Modi made announcements as though the finance minister was giving out
08 sops in his budget speech in Parliament. Overall, he did not answer any question that have arisen
09 since November 8 when he announced demonetisation. What comes at the end of such a traumatic
10 exercise, he has not spelled out. How long will this last? There is no answer. When almost all sectors
11 of the economy are suffering because of cash crunch, the PM made no mention of the revival of the
12 economy, or the amount of money that has come back into the system after November 8. There was no
13 word on how much black money and fake currency the government has unearthed. While citizens who
14 suffered during the last 50 days expected a sincere balance sheet in terms of neutralisation of so-
15 called parallel economy, Modi talked in generalities without any data or empirical evidence. For
16 instance, when he said the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were used less for legitimate transactions and
17 more for “parallel economy”, the assertion should have been backed by data or a credible study.
18 Likewise, to suggest that counterfeit currency, Maoist and terrorist activities have suffered a blow
19 because of demonetisation cannot be a justification for such a mammoth burden inflicted on citizens
20 and the economy by withdrawing currency to the extent of 86% in circulation. No one would grudge the
21 support to farmers, small businesses and the vulnerable sections of the society. In any case, it is the
22 primary duty of any government to let these sections have the first charge on the national resources.
23 While the interest subvention for farmers and those seeking loans for low cost and affordable homes
24 would help these sections, there is no relationship of such measures with the note ban. The best
25 course would have been to announce these schemes in the Budget which is just a month away. These
26 sops, coming just before the likely announcement any time of the upcoming elections in key states,
27 including Uttar Pradesh, is unethical (Deccan Herald 2 Jan 2017).