• JUSTICE KARNAN'S OUTRAGEOUS DEFIANCE

    He has brought the judiciary into disrepute (बदनामी/निन्दा/कलंक), flouted (उल्लिखित) all norms (मानदंड) of judicial conduct and thrown an open challenge to the Supreme Court. His continuance (निरंतरता) as a judge makes a mockery of..

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  • TENSIONS IN KOREAN PENINSULA: COOL MINDS

    With tensions in the Korean peninsula continuing to escalate (बढ़ाना/तीव्र करना/ख़राब करना), Beijing took the rather extreme step on Friday of warning that something needs to be done to wind down the U.S.-North Korea confrontation, saying the “the storm is..

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  • HIKE OF FUEL PRICES: ON A GLIDE PATH?

    Hiking fuel prices at petrol pumps is such a politically fraught (भरा हुआ) exercise that there is even a hesitation (झिझक/संकोच/संदेह) to decrease prices so as to safeguard against a possible spike (कील/नोक/खूँटी/नोकदार छड़) in..

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  • MOTOR VEHICLES (AMENDMENT) BILL: IN A SAFER LANE

    The Motor Vehicles (Amendment संशोधन/सुधार) Bill passed by the Lok Sabha this week will take a little more time to come into force, since it has not cleared the Rajya Sabha in the Budget session. But the changes that it proposes (प्रस्तावित) to the Motor Vehicles (..

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  • KULBUSHAN JADHAV DEATH SENTENCE: RISKY, ILL-CONSIDERED

    Pakistan’s sudden (अचानक/आकस्मिक) announcement on Monday that former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has been sentenced (सजा सुनाई) to death by a Field General Court Martial is a development fraught (भरा हुआ/भरपूर) with danger. It c..

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  • SHEIKH HASINA INDIA VISIT: TRANSFORMATIVE VISIT

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance to visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of an “early resolution (संकल्प/समाधान)” to the Teesta water dispute (विवाद/विचार-विमर्श/झगड़ा) has firmly brought the elephant in..

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  • TRACK TO EFFICIENCY

    Creating a Rail Development Authority for India is among the most significant reforms to an infrastructure (आधारिक संरचना) system undertaken by the government. The railways connect the country’s far corners and act as a driver of the economy. High rates of economic growth have..

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  • RBI MONETARY POLICY: GROWTH, WITH CAVEATS

    The central bank was not expected (अपेक्षित होना) to tinker with key policy rates in its first monetary policy review of 2017-18 unveiled on Thursday, following its decision to shift from an accommodative (अनुकूल/अनुग्राही) to a neutral (तटस्थ..

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  • IN LARGESSE WE TRUST

    Chairing his first cabinet meeting after taking over the reins (बाग-डोर/लगाम) in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved a write-off on outstanding farmer loans of up to ₹1 lakh taken before March 31, 2016. The State cabinet also decided to waive loans worth ₹6,000 cr..

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  • STING IN THE TALE

    The matter is now under a judicial inquiry (पूछताछ/जांच/समीक्षा), but the resignation recently of a minister in the Kerala government turns the spotlight (खोज-दीप) once again on the tricky journalistic terrain (इलाके/भूभाग/भूखंड/..

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