• 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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  • A CHANCE FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

    The coming together of Russia, Turkey and Iran to discuss a diplomatic (राजनयिक/नीति संबंधी) solution to the Syrian crisis (संकट/संकटकाल)is a welcome development. That they decided to go ahead (आगे) with Tuesday’s Moscow summit (शिख..

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  • DEMONETISATION AN UNKIND POSTSCRIPT

    In November, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Urjit Patel, said there was a ‘confluence (संगम/संधि-स्थल/जन-समूह) of thought’ in the government and the central bank to deal with black money by removing existing Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes as legal tend..

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  • GRAPPLING WITH WATER DISPUTES

    A permanent tribunal ( न्यायाधिकरण/अधिकरण) to adjudicate( निर्णय करना/फ़ैसला करना) river water disputes (विवादों )between States will undoubtedly be a vast(विशाल/व्यापक) improvement over the presen..

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  • BRIDGING THE LEARNING DEFICIT

    Almost (लगभग/अधिकतर) five decades after India first formulated(सूत्रबद्ध) its National Education Policy, the Ministry for Human Resource Development appears to be gearing (दांतेदार पहिया का क्रम) up for another revision (दोह..

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