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Important for :

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That residents are now given minimum piped water and meagre tanker (A) / supplies totalled a third of the installed capacity of 1,494 million litres a day, (B) / that too mainly from desalination plants, faraway lakes and (C) / farm wells, is proof of the neglect of water governance. (D) / No error (E)

B

The error is in fragment B. The word form ‘totalled’ makes this sentence incorrect.

The correct form of the word which is to be used here is ‘totalling’ instead of ‘totalled’.

**The correct sentence would therefore be:**

That residents are now given minimum piped water and meagre tanker**supplies totalling a third of the installed capacity** of 1,494 million litres a day, that too mainly from desalination plants, faraway lakes and farm wells, is proof of the neglect of water governance.

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

The correct form of the word which is to be used here is ‘totalling’ instead of ‘totalled’.

That residents are now given minimum piped water and meagre tanker

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

2

RBI has raised (A) / misgivings (B) / about Mudra loans (C) / turning non-performing. (D) / No error (E)

3

Many of my cousins beat (A) / around the bushes (B) / quite a bit, especially when they have (C) / to give you bad news. (D) / No error (E)

B

The correct idiomatic expression is 'beat around the bush' and not 'beat around the bushes'. The error hence is in fragment B.

**Beat around the bush (Idiom):**

To talk about lots of unimportant things because you want to avoid talking about what is really important

**E. g. **Quit beating around the bush and say what's on your mind!

**The correct sentence would therefore be:**

Many of my cousins**beat around the bush** quite a bit, especially when they have to give you bad news.

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

To talk about lots of unimportant things because you want to avoid talking about what is really important

Many of my cousins

Hence, option B is the correct answer.

4

The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld (A) / the constitutional validity of (B) / reservation of the Maratha community (C) / in government jobs and education. (D) / No error (E)

C

The fragment C of the sentence is erroneous. The word ‘reservation’ should be followed by the preposition ‘for’ in order to make the sentence meaningfully correct.

Hence, the preposition ‘for’ must be used instead of ‘of’ in this sentence.

**The correct sentence would therefore be:**

The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of**reservation for the Maratha** community in government jobs and education.

Hence, option C is the correct answer.

Hence, the preposition ‘for’ must be used instead of ‘of’ in this sentence.

The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of

Hence, option C is the correct answer.

5

What the index makes clear is that (A) / governments, both central and state, (B) / needs to spend a lot more on health, (C) / and on sanitation, drinking water supply and air quality. (D) / No error (E)

C

The error is in fragment C. The subject ‘governments’ is plural and should be qualified by the plural form of the verb ‘need’.

Hence, ‘need’ should be used instead of ‘needs’ in order to make the sentence correct.

**The correct sentence would therefore be:**

What the index makes clear is that**governments**, both central and state, **need to** spend a lot more on health, and on sanitation, drinking water supply and air quality.

Hence, option C is the correct answer

Hence, ‘need’ should be used instead of ‘needs’ in order to make the sentence correct.

What the index makes clear is that

Hence, option C is the correct answer