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  • MAKE PHILANTHROPY SERIOUS BUSINESS

    Infosys non-executive chairman Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini have joined the growing list of billionaires who have committed to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropic (परोपकारी/लोक-हितैषी/लोकानुरागी) causes through The Giving Ple..

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  • A FINE BALANCE: NATIONAL ANTI-PROFITEERING AUTHORITY

    Over four months into the troubled implementation of the goods and services tax, the Centre has operationalised a provision in the GST law that has been worrying industry. The National Anti-profiteering Authority, whose constitution was approved by the Cabinet last Thursday, is empowered(सशक्त/..

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  • SEARCH, SEIZE, CEASE - IT RAIDS AT JAYALALITHAA'S RESIDENCE

    In Tamil Nadu’s politically surcharged atmosphere, almost everything takes on a political hue(विविध रंग). Searches and seizures(बरामदगी/पकड) by the Income Tax department following the death of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa were without doubt integral(अभिन्..

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  • India as one thriving economic zone

    The government has given the go-ahead to the first of several mega coastal economic zones mooted (रखा/बहस करना/वाद-विवाद करना) by former Niti Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra. The Shenzen Economic Zone and its cou..

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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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