Bail-in doubts – The Hindu (Dec 05, 2017)

Bail-in doubts — The Hindu (Dec 05, 2017)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has wisely sought to allay fears about a “bail-in” clause in the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017.For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. allay (verb) – reduce, decrease, relieve/ease.
  2. bail-in (noun) – a way of helping a bank or other institution in financial difficulty, in which people/creditors of the bank to bear some of the burden by cancelling a part of the debt they are owed .
  3. bailout (noun) – an act of providing financial help/support by the outside investors to a bank/institution which faces serious financial difficulty.
  4. recapitalisation (noun) – it is a type of corporate reorganization involving substantial change in a company’s capital structure, especially by replacing debt with stock.
  5. haircut (noun) – a reduction in the mentioned value of an asset.
  6. insolvency (noun) –  a condition in which the financial difficulties of an individual or organisation are such it is unable to pay its debts.
  7. bankruptcy (noun) – legal state of insolvency. An individual or organisation is declared bankrupt if a court judges that the party involved can no longer meet debt payments to creditors. it is defined as the outcome of a legal procedure.
  8. write down (noun) – a reduction in the calculated/estimated value of something.
  9. purportedly (adverb) – allegedly, professedly, supposedly.
  10. scrap (verb) – abandon, cancel, abolish (a plan/policy).
  11. liquidate (verb) – close down, wind up/dissolve, terminate.
  12. steer (verb) – lead, guide, marshal.
  13. out of the woods (phrase) – out of danger/difficulty.
  14. necessitate (verb) – require, demand, call for.
  15. bust (noun) – a period of economic difficulty.
  16. unviable (adjective) – not capable/feasible.
  17. salvage (verb) – rescue, get back; regain.
  18. a run on (phrase) – demand for, rush for, sudden request for.
  19. thrust (verb) – force, push, pressurize.
  20. nudge (verb) –  prompt, encourage, push.
  21. rational (adjective) – logical, well reasoned, sensible.
  22. dispensation (noun) – system, order, scheme/plan.


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