• DEEP SEA DIVE : ON RELIANCE-BP PLAN FOR THE KG-D6 BLOCK

    Reliance Industries’ and BP’s joint investment(निवेशन/पूंजीनिवेश/धन लगाना) of Rs.40,000 crore in the KG-D6 gas block has important implications(तात्पर्य/विवक्षा/संबंध/अनुमान) for the oil, gas and r..

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  • NO TIME TO WORK: ON CHILD LABOUR ACT

    In a welcome move this week, India has ratified(प्रमाणितकरना) two key global conventions(सम्मेलन/रिवाज) meant to keep children away from work, decades since they were originally adopted by the International Labour Organisation. Nonetheless, the scepticism(अ..

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  • EUROPEAN VARIATION

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Germany, Spain, Russia and France brings into sharp focus the shared dilemma (दुविधा/कशमकश) India and Europe face with America’s shifting policies, and the resultant flux on the world stage. Mr. Modi’s first stop in Germany cam..

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  • GROSS MISUSE: ON STATES USING 'GOONDAS ACT'

    Preventive (निवारक/निरोधक/निवारक) detention (निरोध/हिरासत) laws in the country have come to be associated with frequent (बारंबार/अधिक/अनेक)misuse. Such laws confer (प्रदान करना/मन्त्रण..

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  • MONSOON HERE ON THE NEED TO MAKE THE MOST OF A GOOD RAINFALL

    The arrival of the monsoon along India’s shores( समुद्र-तट/किनारा) on May 30, with a meteorological(मौसमविज्ञान-संबंधी) forecast(पूर्वानुमानलगाना) for rainfall that would almost match the normal average of 8..

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  • NEW CATTLE TRADE RULES: ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL

    The Centre’s move to notify new rules to regulate livestock (पशु/मवेशी) markets under the Prevention (रोक-थाम/निवारण) of Cruelty (क्रूरता/निर्दयता/निष्ठुरता) to Animals Act, 1960 (PCA) is either extremely (अत..

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  • ABOLISHING FIPB: RED TAPE HERRING?

    Nearly four months after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised in his Budget speech to abolish the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, the Union Cabinet has approved its ‘phasing out’. The FIPB was set up in the early 1990s as an inter-ministerial mechanism (क्रियाविधि) to ..

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  • BAIL OR JAIL: ON BAIL LAW REFORMS

    That bail is the norm (आदर्श/मानक/प्रतिमान) and jail the exception (अपवाद/आक्षेप/आपत्ति) is a principle that is limited in its application to the affluent (धनी/समृद्ध/प्रचुर), the powerful and the influential ..

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  • THE COMMENDATION: ON AWARD TO MAJOR LEETUL GOGOI

    There are two issues that are pertinent (उचित/योग्य/ठीक) about the commendation awarded to Major Leetul Gogoi of the Army’s 53 Rashtriya Rifles. The first relates to the timing — it was conferred( प्रदत्त/दिया हुआ/अर्पित) on him by..

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  • CONTINENTAL TIES - INDIA'S OUTREACH TO AFRICA

    The African Development Bank’s decision to hold its annual general meeting in India this month is a signal of the importance (महत्व/अहमियत/आवश्यकता) African countries attach to New Delhi’s growing role in its development. It was nearly a decade ago, in 2008..

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