Sunday, June 20, 2021

PARAGRAPH,WORDS AND MEANINGS

TOPIC – The invisible tax The pandemic’s second wave may have subsided but hopes of a smooth rebound in the economy in tandem with easing restrictions remain muddled,...

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TOPIC – A wolf in watchdog’s clothing The new rules introduced by the Centre last week to regulate all types of digital platforms, with the idea...

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TOPIC – Renewed uncertainty The latest factory output data released by the National Statistical Office is yet another sign of the rocky start that the economy...

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TOPIC – The long shadow of Trumpism "(Biden faces an uphill task in manoeuvring through the legacy of Trump)" As America prepares for the transition from the...

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TOPIC – A necessary reversion: On going back to centralised procurement of vaccines The Centre has announced a much-needed course correction in India’s vaccination policy...

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TOPIC – Digital tax tussles  The United States announced and then immediately suspended a whopping 25% tariff rate on over $2 billion of imports from six countries including...

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TOPIC – Sweating the small stuff The GST Council, which met last Friday, could not live up to the expectations of some meaningful relief from...

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TOPIC – Digital tax tussles: On preventing a tariff war The United States announced and then immediately suspended a whopping 25% tariff rate on over...

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TOPIC – Exam fear: On Class XII exam cancellation Several anxieties faced by students, parents and schools have been calmed by the decision to cancel...

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TOPIC – When two is too little: On China's three child policy Six years after abandoning the “one child policy” of 1979, China’s Communist Party...

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TOPIC – Ending encryption: On enforcing traceability on popular messaging apps Barely a day before the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules...

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TOPIC - Undoing the damage “Second wave disrupted economic momentum of fourth quarter. Recovery to pre-Covid levels depends on vaccination drive.” The normalisation of economic activities,...

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TOPIC – Storm and strife: On Centre-Bengal tussle “The Centre and the West Bengal government must negotiate their relations in good faith” The conflicting versions of...

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TOPIC – Outreach and overreach Judicial intervention in response to the Union government’s flailing response to the health crisis has reached its apotheosis with the Supreme Court order forming a...

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TOPIC – Fits and starts After a month of moves and messages that indicated a détente, events last week appear to have slammed the brakes on the India­Pakistan dialogue...

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TOPIC – Salutary steps Amid criticism that it did not enforce steps to curb the spread of COVID­19 during the protracted campaign for Assembly elections in...

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TOPIC – Promises to keep In his first address to a joint session of Congress, U.S. President Joe Biden made clear that his administration would continue...

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TOPIC – Against excess In striking down the separate reservation given to Maharashtra’s Maratha community, the Supreme Court has underscored the importance of adhering to the 50% limit...

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TOPIC – Protecting prisoners If overcrowding of prisons has been a perennial problem in this country, high occupancy levels can only mean bad news amidst a pandemic. The...

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TOPIC – Artless and heartless The Government of India’s Central Vista redevelopment project is highly questionable as a national priority at any time, and more so...

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TOPIC – Protecting prisoners If overcrowding of prisons has been a perennial problem in this country, high occupancy levels can only mean bad news amidst a pandemic. The...

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TOPIC -  A subdued outlook “Lockdowns in second wave are less restrictive, yet economic momentum is softening, growth can’t be taken for granted” The ferocity of...

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TOPIC – Old  and slow Ever since Australia and England played the first-ever Test at Melbourne in March 1877, cricket’s longest format has constantly evolved. Timeless Tests were...

TALENT HUNT ANSWERS 18/06/2021

1. ट्विटर ने किस देश में अपनी सुरक्षित बंदरगाह प्रतिरक्षा खो दी है? a) भारत b) यूएस c) यूके d) ऑस्ट्रेलिया Answer (a) भारत सोशल मीडिया की दिग्गज कंपनी...