• MASSACRE IN SEHWAN

    The horrific (भीषण/भयंकर/डरावना) suicide attack at a Sufi shrine in Sehwan in Pakistan’s Sindh province that killed at least 80 people, underscores fears about the Islamic State gaining strength in the country. A suicide bomber blew himself up at the shrine of Lal Shahba..

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  • THE BUMPS AHEAD

    For an economy that relies on public investment and private consumption (सेवन/खपत/उपभोग) to revive private investment and growth, the last round of official statistics (सांख्यिकी/आंकड़े) on prices and industrial activity signal ..

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  • THE FOUL AIR WE BREATHE

    A new international report has drawn attention to the deadly (घातक/प्राणघातक/जानलेवा) pollutants that pervade (व्याप्त होना/सब जगह फैल जाना) the air that people breathe in India, causing terrible (भयानक/भय..

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  • THE CONVICTION AND AFTER

    Corruption in high places is a malaise (अस्वस्थता/बेचैनी/घबराहट) that is easy to diagnose (निदान करना/पहचानना/निरूपण करना/प्रकट कर देना) but difficult to cure (इलाज/उपचार ..

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  • NORTH KOREA LOBS A MISSILE CHALLENGE

    on the face of it, the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile by North Korea on Sunday is yet another reckless (लापरवाह/उतावला/दुस्साहसी) provocation (उत्तेजना/उकसाव/चिढ़ने का कारण) by its leader Kim Jong-un. ..

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  • SOLAR POWER BREAKS A PRICE BARRIER

    In another barrier-breaking development, the auctioned (नीलाम) price of solar photovoltaic (relating to the production of electric current at the junction of two substances exposed to light) (SPV) power per kilowatt hour has dropped below ₹3 to ₹2.97 in Madhya Pradesh, providing a clear point..

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  • ISRAEL’S CONTINUING LAND GRAB

    The passage of legislation (विधान/क़ानून) by Israel that would legalise nearly 4,000 Jewish settler homes on private Palestinian lands in the West Bank flies in the face of international law and norms (मानदण्डों). That the vote comes weeks after the UN Security Counc..

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  • PRUDENCE AMID UNCERTAINTY

    For the first time in six meetings this fiscal (वित्तीय/चालू वित्त वर्ष में), the Reserve Bank of India has shifted its policy poise (संतुलित रखना/संतुलन सम भार करना), moving to ‘neutral (तटस्थ..

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  • GROWING INSECURITY IN AFGHANISTAN

    Tuesday’s blast near the Supreme Court premises (घर/परिसर) in Kabul that left at least (अल्पतम/कम से कम) 20 people dead, underscores (रेखांकित/देख जाना/जांचना) the growing insecurity in Afghanistan. The suicide attack (..

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  • ROLLBACK IN ROMANIA

    The protests that have convulsed Romania are the largest since the fall of communism in the country in 1989. Hundreds of thousands of Romanians have taken to the streets against the government’s attempt to decriminalise (cease by legislation to treat (something) as illegal.) graft (घूस/उप..

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