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  • PRICE OF RAPACITY: ON SC RULES AGAINST ILLEGAL MINING

    In ordering that lease-holders(पट्टेदार/पट्टाधारी) should pay compensation(हरजाना) to the extent(विस्तार/प्रसार) of 100% of the price of the quantum(परिमाण/हिस्सा) of minerals they had illegally extracted(नि..

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  • MID-TERM ASSESSMENT OF THE NITI AAYOG

    Has the Niti Aayog proved a worthy successor to the Planning Commission? The question is a natural corollary to the surprise departure (प्रस्थान/रवानगी) of its first boss midway through his tenure (कार्यकाल/अवधि). The answer is not straightforward (..

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  • THE NOTA PRINCIPLE: ON RAJYA SABHA POLLS

    Should NOTA (none of the above) be an option in a State Assembly vote for the Rajya Sabha, as it is for the electorate(निर्वाचन-क्षेत्र/मतदाताओं) in direct elections? Following the Gujarat Assembly secretary’s statement that the “NOTA” option ..

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  • SPACE FOR A CUT: ON RBI REPO RATE CUT

    By cutting the policy repo rate by 25 basis points, the Reserve Bank of India has opted(फ़ैसला करना) to play safe while nominally(नाममात्र) acceding(स्वीकार करना/सहमत होना) to the clamour(कोलाहल/गुहार करन..

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  • A CLEAR FAILURE : ON TAMIL NADU AND NEET

    This is one failure that the Tamil Nadu government will struggle to live down. Its handling(प्रबन्ध) of the challenge posed(प्रस्तुत करना) by the new norm that all medical college admissions should be based solely(केवल/अकेला) on the National Eligibili..

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  • WHERE DO YOU SAVE WHEN BANK RATES DIP?

    India’s biggest commercial bank, State Bank of India, has reduced (कम किया हुआ) savings bank deposit rates, signalling (संकेतन) lower term deposit rates as well. The RBI is likely to cut its policy rate and the government would, in order to assist the transmission of the..

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  • STABLE PRICES RAISE RATECUT HOPES

    On August 2, the RBI will review monetary policy and, possibly, tweak policy rates. Markets that had run up to record highs in July are looking forward to this. The consensus (आम सहमति/आम राय) among analysts is a 25-basis-point cut in rates. Analysts (विश्लेषकों)..

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  • WASHED OUT: ON THE FLOODS IN EASTERN AND WESTERN INDIA

    The floods that have ravaged(उजड़ा हुआ/तबाह) parts of eastern and western India, leaving at least 600 people dead and displacing(विस्थापित करना) thousands, highlight the need for a massive capacity-building programme to deal with frequent(अक्सर/..

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