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The Hindu Vocabulary 08th Feb 2018

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In inflation’s shadow: on RBI holding repo rates at 6% The RBI has stressed the need for vigilance on price stability amid fresh uncertainties The Reserve Bank of India’s decision to keep the repo rate unchanged was no surprise given the focus with which the Monetary Policy Committee has approached …

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The Hindu Vocabulary 07th Feb 2018

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Winter cheer: on politics around the 2018 Winter Olympics There is as much politics around the Winter Olympics as enthusiasm about sport The Russian doping scandal continues to cast a long shadow over international sport as the 2018 Winter Olympics begin in PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 9. In December, …

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The Hindu Vocabulary 06th Feb 2018

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For more equity: on long-term capital gains tax The Centre’s decision to bring back the long-term capital gains tax (LTCG) on equities, which was scrapped in 2004-05, seems to be a hasty move to plug the widening fiscal deficit ahead of an election year. With investors in equities enjoying terrific …

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The Hindu Vocabulary 05th Feb 2018

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Limited succour: Budget 2018 and senior citizens Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stressed in his Budget speech last week that “to care for those who cared for us is one of the highest honours”, underscoring the importance the Centre attaches to providing economic support for India’s growing population of senior citizens. …

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The Hindu Vocabulary 04th Feb 2018

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The myth of post-truth The assumption is that my truth is as good as your truth, and hence all truths are immaterial (अनावश्यक) and irrelevant. Such extreme relativism (सापेक्षवाद) is a problem. It has been remarked that ‘post-truth’ is very different from similar terms with the prefix post-, such as …

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The Hindu Vocabulary 03rd Feb 2018

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Get cracking: on implementing ‘Modicare’ The Centre must draw up an implementation roadmap for the new health scheme The NDA government lost precious time in its first three years in initiating (पहल करना) a health scheme that serves the twin purposes of achieving universal coverage and saving people from high …

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The Hindu Vocabulary 02nd Feb 2018

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Promise and delivery: on Union Budget 2018 Arun Jaitley’s Budget will be judged by whether it can bridge the gap If the Union Budget is construed as an annual tug-of-war between populism and fiscal prudence (बुद्धिमान), arguably it is the latter that prevailed in the past four budgets tabled by …

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The Hindu Vocabulary 01st Feb 2018

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For a clean judiciary: the importance of in-house mechanisms The process to remove Justice Shukla shows the importance of in-house mechanisms With an in-house committee concluding that a judge of the Allahabad High Court had committed judicial impropriety (अनुपयुक्तता) serious enough to warrant his removal, the subject of corruption in …

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The Hindu Vocabulary 31st Jan 2018

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A wider net: on the expanding tax base As the tax base widens, the Finance Minister should cut the share of indirect taxes The demonetisation of high-value currency notes and the advent (अवतार) of the goods and services tax regime have triggered a surge (तेज़ी से चढ़ना) in the number …

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The Hindu Vocabulary 30th Jan 2018

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Economic Survey: Cautious optimism The Economic Survey underscores the need to maintain fiscal credibility The Economic Survey for 2017-18 paints the picture of an economy that gives reason for both optimism (आशापूर्ण दृष्टि) and caution. It projects that GDP growth could accelerate to 7-7.5% in 2018-19, from 6.75% in the …

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