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  • TIMELY RECOGNITION: ON THE MOODY'S UPGRADE

    Moody’s decision to upgrade India’s sovereign(शासकीय/उत्तम) credit rating by a notch(निशान/खाचाबनाना) after a gap of almost 14 years is undoubtedly a welcome recognition of the country’s enormous(विशाल/असाधारण) econ..

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  • OVERREACH: TAMIL NADU GOVERNOR

    It is an act of constitutional impropriety(अनुचित काम/अनौचित्य) for the Governor of a State to review the work of government officials when an elected regime is in place. By holding meetings in Coimbatore to review programmes, the Tamil Nadu Governor, Banwarilal Purohit, h..

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  • AZZURRI, FADING: CRISIS IN ITALIAN FOOTBALL

    A month ago, when Holland failed to make it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, there was none of the shocked despair(निराशहोना) that hangs over Italy’s non-qualification following its defeat to Sweden in the two-legged play-off. Football in the Netherlands is facing its worst cri..

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  • WARM, WARMER: ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    As the 23rd conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn shifts into high gear, developing countries including India are focussing on the imperatives(अनिवार्य/आत्यावश्यक) of ensuring adequate(पर्याप्त/योग्य) financing for ..

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  • EASTERN PROMISE: ON INDIA'S NEXT STEP AFTER MANILA

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Philippines to attend the ASEAN-India summit, the East Asia Summit and the Regional Comprehensive(विस्तृत) Economic Partnership summit has put India centre-stage in the Asian region now referred to as “Indo-Pacific”. Equally, it pu..

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  • What should the small investor do?

    Monday began wobbly (दिखता जारी) for most Asian markets, but things were decisively (दृढ़ता से) negative for the region’s costliest market: India. From April 2014, when investors started betting on major reforms after a Narendra Modi-led BJP victory, benchmark bluech..

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  • HIT REFRESH: ON THE SLASHED GST RATES

    The script was altered(बदलजाना) for the second time in two months but with far greater impact. Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised far-reaching changes to simplify the goods and services tax regime, especially for small businesses and consumers, the GST Council delivered some rel..

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  • Water Commission’s case for water rates

    The water economy needs sustained policy attention and follow-through (के माध्यम से आएं). With 17% of the world’s population but only 4% of its fresh water resources, we in India clearly need to rationalise (युक्तिसंगत/औचित्य-स्थाप..

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