• MANAGING RISK IN BANKS

    The Reserve Bank of India’s biannual Financial Stability (स्थिरता/स्थायित्व/मज़बूती) Report has once again flagged (चिह्नित/उत्साह होना) the fact that risks to the banking sector remain worryingly “high”. That..

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  • Pakistan's oldest living Test player Imtiaz Ahmed passes away

     Pakistan cricket today lost its oldest living Test player Imtiaz Ahmed after he passed away in Lahore following a protracted illness. He was just five days away from turning 89. ..

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  • BHIM App Launched in DIGI DHAN MELA

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the BHIM app which, according to him, will aim to make digital transactions across the country easier for the common man. While speaking at the Digi Dhan Mela at Talkatora Stadium in the national capital, the prime minister said the country needs to..

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  • PEACE ON TRACK IN COLOMBIA

    Colombia’s government now knows only too well that there is many a slip between the cup and the lip. In October, a referendum (जनमत-संग्रह) to ratify a painstakingly (बड़ी मेहनत से) negotiated peace deal it had signed with the long-time insurgent(विद्..

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  • STATESMANSHIP AT PEARLHARBOUR

    Conspicuous (विशिष्ट/ध्यानाकर्षी/विशेष) gestures of reconciliation (सुलह/विरोध की शान्ति/पुनर्मिलन) between nations to heal the deep emotional wounds(घाव/ज़ख्म) of wars will have connotations t..

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  • BEHIND PAKISTAN's CPEC OFFER

    Days after a senior Pakistani General suggested that India should shun (दूर करना/टाल जाना/छोड़ना) its “enmity” with Pakistan and join the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, the Chinese foreign ministry has called the offer a “good..

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  • FIRE IN THE SKY

    The successful test-firing of the long-range ballistic missile Agni-V for the fourth time is a significant (महत्वपूर्ण/अर्थपूर्ण )step towards building a credible (विश्वसनीय/प्रत्ययनीय) nuclear deterrence (शक्ति संत..

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  • A GOODS AND SERVICES TANGLE

    Soon after the seventh meeting of the Goods and Services Tax Council last week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said only one difficult issue remains pending to enable the implementation (कार्यान्वयन) of the new indirect tax regime. The Centre is determined (निर्धारित)..

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  • WELL SPUN BY ASHWIN

    R.Ashwin has never been one to hide his ambition (महत्वाकांक्षा/अभिलाषा). When his international career was still young, Ashwin said in an interview that he wanted to dominate (हावी/श्रेष्ठ होना/प्रभुत्व रखना) the..

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  • A GATHERING CRISIS IN POLAND

    The European Union on Wednesday gave Warsaw (the capital of Poland) a dressing down over concerns (चिंताओं) about the erosion (कटाव/अपरदन/अपक्षरण) of the rule of law in Poland. And with good reason.The conservative(रूढ़िवादी/अपरिवर..

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