• VAGARIES OF THE JOB MARKET

    The mismatch (बेमेल/असंतुलन) between the number of people who annually reach working age and the availability of jobs has been a matter of constant concern (चिंता/मामला/वास्ता) globally during the better part of the period since the global (सार..

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  • THE GUJARAT CRICKET MODEL

    Few would have picked Gujarat to win the Ranji Trophy when the domestic(घरेलू/देशीय) season began. It is not one of Indian cricket’s traditional (परंपरागत/प्रथावाला/पारम्परिक) powerhouses, and underdog (दलित व्यक..

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  • PAY HEED TO URJIT PATEL

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel’s emphasis (ज़ोर/बल/महत्त्व) on the vital (महत्वपूर्ण/मार्मिक) importance of protecting domestic macroeconomic(व्यापक आर्थिक) stability could not have come at a more crucial ..

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  • SURVIVING THE DROUGHT

    Tamil Nadu’s move to declare a drought (सूखा/अकाल), ironically (विडम्बना से/ताने के तौर पर) on the eve of the harvest (फ़सल) festival of Pongal, is an important step to address the agrarian (कृषि प्रधान) distress (..

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  • FAREWELL WITH A MESSAGE

    With just days remaining before his stint (कार्यकाल/कार्यावधि) in office draws to an end, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the American people one last time in a soaring speech that highlighted his administration’s top achievements (उपलब्धियो..

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  • APPOINTMENTS AS SPOILS OF OFFICE

    The Supreme Court’s observations (पर्यवेक्षण/टिप्पणियों/देख-भाल) on the quality of a round of appointments made to the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission last year expose (पर्दाफाश/प्रकाश में लाना) the gro..

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  • OILING CASHLESS WHEELS

    The threat (धमकी) by petroleum retailers to stop accepting credit and debit card payments led to a late-night intervention (हस्तक्षेप/व्यवधान) on Sunday by the Centre, with Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum, declaring (घोषित) that the protest (व..

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  • THE SLOWING ECONOMY

    That India’s economic momentum (गति/वेग) has slowed down is now beyond doubt. Advance (उन्नत/प्रगति) GDP estimates (अनुमान/आकलन) and gross value added (GVA) for the current fiscal year from the Central Statistics Office clearly reveal (प्र..

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  • A REMARKABLE CAPTAIN

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni is regarded as one of the country’s most dashing cricketers, but his flamboyance (भड़कीलापन) is founded, almost ironically (विडम्बना से), on an inexplicably (बेवजह) cool and calculated head. There are no means of divining why he cho..

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  • BEING FACTUAL IN THE POST TRUTH ERA

    Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, for all practical (व्यावहारिक/प्रायोगिक/वास्तविक) purposes, recently threatened (धमकी दी) Israel with a retaliatory (मुंहतोड़/बदला का) nuclear attack, in re..

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