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The Indian Express Vocab 15th Jan 2018

The Indian Express Editorial Vocabulary

Terms of endearment Greater engagement with the US is welcome, but India must be careful not to imperil (खतरे में डालना) its strategic flexibility US Ambassador Kenneth Juster’s proposal, to have India and the US post “reciprocal military liaison (सहकार) officers at each other’s combatant (योद्धा) commands”, is of great …

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The Hindu Vocab 13th Jan 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary

Judiciary in turmoil It is a great misfortune that an internal rift has moved inexorably (अटलता से) towards a full-blown crisis It is a development that is both momentous and unfortunate. The press conference held by four senior judges of the Supreme Court has exposed an unprecedented level of dissension (अनबन) in …

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The Hindu Vocab 12th Jan 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary

On privatisation of Air India: Ready for sale The decision to allow 49% foreign stake in Air India sets the stage for its privatisation The Union Cabinet has approved a series of changes in foreign direct investment norms as the government prepares to enter the last lap of its economic …

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The Hindu Vocab 11th Jan 2018

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary

On playing National Anthem in cinema halls: Not by diktat alone Supreme Court does right to make playing of the national anthem before a film optional By making it optional for cinema halls to play the national anthem before every show, the Supreme Court has at last removed the coercive (रोकनेवाला) element …

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The Hindu Vocab 10th Jan 2018

On Section 377: Question of equality The Supreme Court has an opportunity to reconsider its 2013 order criminalising gay sex The time has come to undo the judicial wrong done to homosexual individuals in 2013, when the Supreme Court upheld (समर्थित) the validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, …

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The Hindu Vocab 09th Jan 2018

Data theft: on UIDAI exposé The UIDAI exposé is another reminder of the need for a robust data protection law Undercover investigations or so-called sting operations occupy a complex and problematical ethical (नैतिक) space in journalism, but it is impossible to fault The Tribune’s exposé, published after accessing Aadhaar’s database of names, numbers …

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The Hindu Vocab 08th Jan 2018

Evidence of fragility: on underwhelming growth estimates Underwhelming growth estimates come amid worrying data on agriculture Five months after Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian predicted that economic growth was likely to be closer to 6.5% in the current fiscal year, the Central Statistics Office has forecast that the gross domestic product (GDP) …

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The Hindu Vocab 06th Jan 2018

Game for talks: on the resumption of dialogue between the two Koreas The prospect (संभावना) of a thaw (गरमाहट) in relations between North and South Korea, which resume talks after two years, holds out the hope of denuclearisation on the Peninsula. Lending the move diplomatic heft (महत्त्व) is the U.S.’s consent …

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The Hindu Vocab 05th Jan 2018

On a high: the US Federal Reserve A hawkish U.S. Fed is likely to be the biggest threat to the bull market in stocks Global stocks kicked off the new year by rallying to reach new lifetime highs. Major indices (सूचियाँ ) across the U.S., Europe, and Asia witnessed significant gains …

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The Hindu Vocab 04th Jan 2018

Citizen count: on Assam’s draft NRC The draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens is a first step, but it opens up concerns Prodded (अंकुश) by an unrelenting (निर्दयी/कठोर) Supreme Court Bench, Assam met its December 31 deadline for publication of the first draft of the updated National Register of Citizens. …

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