Directions: The given sentence has been broken up into four different parts. The error, if any, will be in any one part of the sentence. Select the option which contains the part of the sentence which has an error (spelling, grammatical or contextual). If there is no error, choose option E.
1
The previous RBI directive was (A) / silent on whether data (B) / can be processed abroad or (C) / should only be done locally. (D) / No error (E)
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E
The sentence is absolutely correct and thus has no error in it.
 
Hence, option E is the correct answer.
2
While the public healthcare mechanism stutters, (A) / the charges in the chick (B) / private facilities are (C) / frightfully exorbitant. (D) / No error (E)
 
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B
The error is in fragment B. The word ‘chick’ which means ‘a young bird’ is incorrect in this context.
 
The correct expression in this context is ‘chic’ which means ‘elegant and stylish’.  
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
While the public healthcare mechanism stutters, the charges in the chic private facilities are frightfully exorbitant.
 
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
3
In the last 50 years, June rainfall has been (A) / worst only in 2014 and in 2009, (B) / when farmers were ravaged by (C) / the worst drought in 37 years. (D) / No error (E)
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B
The error is in fragment B. The comparative degree of ‘worst’ should be used here as the June rainfall has been compared. 
 
So ‘worse’ should be used instead of ‘worst’ in order to make the sentence correct.  
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
In the last 50 years, June rainfall has been worse only in 2014 and in 2009, when farmers were ravaged by the worst drought in 37 years.
 
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
4
India wants more stringent (A) / data storage rules so it can (B) / good access data and conduct (C) / investigations when the need arises. (D) / No error (E)
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C
The error is in fragment C. The comparative degree of ‘good’ should be used here. 
 
So ‘better’ should be used instead of ‘good’ in order to make the sentence correct.  
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
India wants more stringent data storage rules so it can better access data and conduct investigations when the need arises.
 
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
5
Most Indian space startups are hopeful that (A) / parliament will pass a long-pending space law, (B) /  which will give clarity on how (C) / private companies can operate in the sector. (D) / No error (E)
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E
The sentence is absolutely correct and thus has no error in it.
 
Hence, option E is the correct answer.