New India formula? — The Hindu (Dec 06, 2017)

New India formula? — The Hindu (Dec 06, 2017)

The Centre has moved swiftly to notify the presidential order setting up the Fifteenth Finance Commission, within five days of the Cabinet’s approval. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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  1. swiftly (adverb) – quickly, rapidly, fast.
  2. fiscal (adjective) – financial, trade; revenue.
  3. expeditious (adjective) – speedy, swift, quick/fast-track.
  4. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.
  5. deliberation (noun) – thought, thinking, careful consideration.
  6. one-size-fits-all (adjective) – suitable for/used in all circumstances.
  7. disdain (noun) – contempt, disrespect/dishonour, indifference.
  8. pinch (verb) – hurt, pain, cause discomfort.
  9. devolution (noun) – decentralization, delegation, distribution.
  10. factor in (phrasal verb) – include something as a relevant to make a decision.
  11. imperative (noun) – necessary condition, essential, requirement.
  12. rollback (noun) – the process of restoring/revising/updating a database.
  13. top brass (noun) – people in authority.
  14. assert (verb) – state, proclaim, declare/announce.
  15. in the face of (phrase) – despite/in spite of, notwithstanding, regardless of.
  16. flak (noun) – criticism, censure, disapproval.
  17. rollout (noun) – official launch/introduction.
  18. fiscal nudge (noun) – fiscal  stimulus; Government measures, normally involving increased public spending and lower taxation, aimed at giving a positive jolt to economic activity.
  19. lie in (verb) – remain in  a particular state.
  20. incur (verb) – attract, experience, be subject to.
  21. populist (adjective) – related to politicians who claim that they are representing the common/ordinary people.


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