• STALIN AT THE HELM

    The elevation (ऊंचाई/उन्नति/उत्थान) of M.K. Stalin as the working president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam achieves (प्राप्त होता/हासिल करना) two objectives. It fills the power vacuum (शून्य स्थान) at the top fo..

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  • A NUDGE TO BORROWERS

    The State Bank of India’s decision to cut its marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 90 basis points is a timely nudge to borrowers, especially (विशेष रूप से) given the sharp (तेज़/तीव्र) slowdown in credit growth in the current fiscal (चालू ..

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  • THE PRICE OF DEFIANCE

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India has only itself to blame (दोष/निंदा) for its present predicament (स्थिति/कठिनपरिस्थिति). Its president and secretary have been removed for defying (अवहेलनाकरना/उल्लंघन कर..

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  • OBAMA S PARTING SHOT AT RUSSIA

    President Barack Obama’s decision to slap more sanctions (प्रतिबंधों) on Russia and sack (बर्ख़ास्त करना/निकाल देना) 35 diplomats from the U.S. is the latest flashpoint in the bilateral (द्विपक्षीय/द्विदे..

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  • 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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  • 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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