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  • BRINGING DOWN THE COST OF HEALTHCARE

    How to bring down healthcare costs and end price-gouging by private hospitals? This question has two assumptions (मान्यताओं/मान्यताएँ) that are unsound. One, the private healthcare providers’ mission is to make healthcare accessible and affordable by all—it m..

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  • MISSING THE PULSE: ON POLICIES FOR FARMERS

    In what may be the Centre’s first strike in response to the rural distress read into the Gujarat Assembly poll outcomes, a 30% customs duty has been slapped on the import of chana dal and masoor dal. The official reasoning is clear. Cheap imports could hit farm incomes especially at a time when domes..

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  • WELCOME INITIATIVE ON ELECTRIC TRANSPORT

      Transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari says he will seek budgetary allocation of Rs 5,000 crore to fast-forward electric vehicles nationwide. The plan is to set up special purpose (उद्देश्य/आशय) vehicles with state governments and road transport corporations, to procure ..

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  • SCAM, OR FOLKLORE? ON 2G CASE VERDICT

    What is illegal from the point of view of administrative law may not necessarily be an offence from a criminal court’s perspective(परिप्रेक्ष्य). The Supreme Court declared in 2012 that the allocation of 2G spectrum by the Congress-led UPA government was illegal and an arbitra..

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  • FOR AN INDIAN MOVE TO DE-ESCALATE YEMEN

    The intercept (रोकना/अवरोधन/अन्तररोध करना) of a missile fired by the Houthi-led rebels in Yemen to mark 1,000 days of the bombing campaign by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition is a stark (निरा/कड़ा/कठोर/पुष्ट) reminder of the inst..

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  • CLEANING UP: ON REVIEWING LAWS IN INDIA

    If law-making is a long and tedious(थकाऊ) process, it appears that unmaking existing laws is an equally arduous(कठिन/श्रमसाध्य/दुष्कर) task. How else does one explain the fact that until three years ago, a huge number of obsolete(अप्रचलित/अव..

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  • US NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY: OR IS IT?

    The US National Security Strategy unveiled by President Donald Trump on Monday makes his campaign (अभियान/मुहिम) promise, ‘America First’, the cornerstone of the country’s strategic plan. Curbing immigration (आप्रवासन), securing US borders and ter..

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  • TRANSIT GAMBIT: ON E-WAY BILL

    Already grappling(पेंच/पकडना) with the Goods and Services Tax transition, businesses are now anxious(चिन्ताजनक/उत्सुक/व्यग्र) about how the roll-out of e-way bills will pan out. Starting February 1, all inter-State movement of goods worth over Rs...

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