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Improve Your Vocabulary From Newspaper(08-10-2017)

Out of my mind: Corruption or growth There is a story that Jawaharlal Nehru was upset to learn that there was widespread corruption in India; he should have known that it was his idealism which sowed the seeds of corruption. In a world of scarcity and allocation by government, corruption was essential for …

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Improve Your Vocabulary From Newspaper(07-10-2017)

Section 66A once more   After the Supreme Court struck down the draconian and arbitrary Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, an expert committee appointed by the government has proposed legislation to meet the challenge of hate speech online, by amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Indian Penal Code …

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Improve Your Vocabulary From Newspaper(06-10-2017)

Denial is no option   Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to project the GDP growth slump to 5.7 per cent during April-June as a one-quarter phenomenon. He projected critics of his government’s economic management as Cassandras spreading pessimism and despair. The fact is, however, that India has been experiencing a growth slowdown …

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Improve Your Vocabulary From Newspaper(05-10-2017)

Kerala diversion   The theme of the BJP’s fortnight-long padyatra in Kerala, inaugurated by party chief Amit Shah in Payannur, Kannur on Tuesday, is “Jihad-Red terror”. This deliberate hyphenation of the Marxist Left with Islamist terror is misleading and polarising. It is understandable that the BJP wants to target the …

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Improve Your Vocabulary From Newspaper(04-10-2017)

A better algorithm   As news of the shooting in Las Vegas began to trickle in, those who turned to Facebook would have found pages run by former criminals and organisations known to provide politically motivated propaganda — such as Sputnik, based out of Russia — which would have helped spread misinformation …

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Improve Your Vocabulary From Newspaper(03-10-2017)

  Powerful challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, on several occasions, emphasised universal access to electricity as a priority for his government. In his Independence Day speech in 2015, the PM promised that 18,500 villages would receive electricity in the next 1,000 days. Two years later, nearly 14,500 of these villages have …

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