• A CRISIS OF TRUST BETWEEN OVAL OFFICE AND CAPITOL HILL

    During the past week, it became evident(स्पष्ट/प्रत्यक्ष/प्रकट) that U.S. President Donald Trump takes a dim(धुंधला) view of his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, a man whose appointment to that key role he fought resolutely(सख्ती) for in the fac..

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  • QUESTIONS OF AGE - ON SC'S RULING ON POCSO ACT

    The Supreme Court has shown due restraint(संयम/अंकुश/अवरोध) in declining to apply the provisions(प्रावधान/खाद्य आपूर्ती) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act to mentally retarded(प्रगतिरोकना/मं..

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  • FOR A HYGIENIC TRACK - CAG REPORT ON RAILWAYS

    Among the most affordable(वहन करने योग्य) transport systems in the world, India’s railway network carries(लेजाना/ढोना) millions of people every day, linking(कडी जोडना) the remotest destinations. Yet, in a fast-growing country with rising(उ..

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  • WINNERS ALL: ON WOMEN'S CRICKET IN INDIA

    The buzz(गूँज/रोमांच/चहलपहल) around women’s cricket in India was never as heightened(बढ़ जाना/चमकाना) as it was during the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. It reached a crescendo(चरम सीमा/प्रगतिकरतेरह..

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  • HEARD OF THIS DEAFNESS TEST ?

    Inspiration(प्रेरणा स्रोत) gripped(जकड़ना/गिरफ़्त) engineer-cum-industrial designer Nitin Sisodia while observing the goings-on in a noisy clinic at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). A parent walked in, he recalled, complaining(शिक..

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  • H1N1 RETURNS

    So far this year, 12,500 people have been infected(संक्रमित) with the influenza A (H1N1) virus, of which 600 have died. According to official data, Maharashtra alone has registered 284 deaths, which by itself is much more than the total mortality(मृत्यु दर) figure of 265 in ..

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  • THE NEW PRESIDENT, RAM NATH KOVIND

    As India’s 14th President, Ram Nath Kovind will be expected(प्रत्याशित/अपेक्षित/आशारखना) to play the important role of safeguarding(सुरक्षित करना/बचाना) the spirit of the Constitution and the foundations of our parlia..

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  • TARGET TEHRAN: ON USA'S SANCTIONS ON IRAN

    The U.S. administration’s decision to slap sanctions(मंजऊरी) on 18 Iranian individuals and entities(संस्थाओं) on Tuesday, only a day after it certified to Congress that Tehran was compliant(शिकायत/आज्ञाकारी/सम्मत) with the conditions..

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  • GET REAL ON SWACHH: ON MANUAL SCAVENGING

    Despite the most stringent(सख्त/कठोर) penal provisions(प्रावधान) in the law against manual scavenging(सफाई/साफ़ करना), it continues in parts of India. The recent order of the Madras High Court asking the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to ensure ..

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  • EASING THE RHETORIC: ON THE INDIA-CHINA STAND-OFF

    The Centre’s briefing(संक्षिप्त) to the Opposition on the ongoing stand-off(गतिरोध/क़ायम) with China on the Doklam plateau was long overdue(विलंबित/पुराना). The Defence, Home and External Affairs Ministers and senior officials, includi..

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