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  • HELMUT KOHL A THE UNIFIER

    The architect of a reunified(पुनः एकीकृत/फिर से एक होना) Germany and a staunch(निष्ठावान/दृढनिश्चयी) champion of European integration(एकीकरण), Helmut Kohl, who died at 87, was the longest-serving German Chancellor s..

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  • DEEP SEA DIVE : ON RELIANCE-BP PLAN FOR THE KG-D6 BLOCK

    Reliance Industries’ and BP’s joint investment(निवेशन/पूंजीनिवेश/धन लगाना) of Rs.40,000 crore in the KG-D6 gas block has important implications(तात्पर्य/विवक्षा/संबंध/अनुमान) for the oil, gas and r..

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  • TELCOS SHOULD SEEK REMOVAL OF UNJUSTIFIED LEVIES

    Telecom operators have reportedly asked the sector (क्षेत्र) regulator (नियामक), Trai, to set a floor price for voice and data tariffs to ostensibly (जाहिरा तौर पर/प्रकट रूप से) tackle competition. This is a bad idea, and plays against con..

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  • FED RATE HIKE: FROM TANTRUM TO LULLABY

    America’s Federal Reserve raised the federal discount rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday. It would be an exaggeration (अतिशयोक्ति/अतिरंजना/अत्युक्ति) to say that it produced not even a ripple (लहर/कोमल शब्द/हिलको..

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  • NO TIME TO WORK: ON CHILD LABOUR ACT

    In a welcome move this week, India has ratified(प्रमाणितकरना) two key global conventions(सम्मेलन/रिवाज) meant to keep children away from work, decades since they were originally adopted by the International Labour Organisation. Nonetheless, the scepticism(अ..

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  • PREPARE REGULATION FOR THE GIG ECONOMY

    IT companies in India are embracing (गले/संमिलित करना/मौक़ा पकड़ना) the “gig economy (टमटम अर्थव्यवस्था)”, marketing it as a great way to give workers and employers flexibility (लचीलापन/नम्य..

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  • UNWISE PROPOSAL: ON ELECTION COMMISSION SEEKING CONTEMPT POWERS

    Permanent laws cannot be made in response to transient(अस्थायी/क्षणिक) trends, especially to create a power that is open to abuse. The Election Commission of India’s proposal(प्रस्तावित करना) to the Law Ministry that it be armed with the power to ..

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  • ECONOMIC DATA DECEIVE TO DISPIRIT

    The data are dispiriting (दिल तोड़ना/उत्साहहीन करना/मन तोड़ना). The good news is that they are deceptively (भ्रामक) dispiriting. Consumer prices for May show inflation (मुद्रास्फीति) at the lowest level since 20..

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