Author Archives: Editorial Words

Rebooting disinvestment – The Hindu (Jan 20, 2017)

Rebooting disinvestment – The Hindu (Jan 20, 2017) To gain some perspective on the Centre’s decision to divest 25% of its stake in five public sector general insurers, consider these numbers. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is … Continue reading

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The limits to popular sentiment – The Hindu (Jan 20, 2017)

The limits to popular sentiment – The Hindu (Jan 20, 2017) Tamil Nadu is caught in a near-spontaneous mass upsurge in support of jallikattu, the bull-taming spectacle held during the time of the harvest festival of Pongal. For further reading, … Continue reading

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Learn 10 Separable Phrasal Verbs – VOA Learning English (Jan 19, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/10/9/92/9282d092-3adb-4654-94b8-38dc4beb87ac.mp4 Welcome back to Everyday Grammar from VOA Learning English. Today we return to a very common verb form in English – phrasal verbs. You will find one phrasal verb in every 192 words of written English. They will make … Continue reading

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New US President Faces Politically Divided Country – VOA Learning English (Jan 19, 2017)

Donald Trump faces a deeply divided country as he takes office Friday as the 45th president of the United States. That divide can be seen in results from public opinion studies. In a national poll, Marist College found that 53 … Continue reading

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Possibility of Improved US-Russia Relations Worries China – VOA Learning English (Jan 19, 2017)

President-elect Donald Trump has said that he hopes relations with Russia will improve after he takes office. This has caused a debate in the United States after U.S. intelligence services accused Russia of interfering in the presidential election. However, the … Continue reading

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Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year – The New York Times (Jan 18, 2017)

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year – The New York Times (Jan 18, 2017) To read this article, click here. Courtesy: The New York Times. Word List-2: trounce (verb) – defeat utterly, crush/thrash, overwhelm. inauguration (noun) – the formal admission of … Continue reading

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More than symbolic – The Hindu (Jan 19, 2017)

More than symbolic – The Hindu (Jan 19, 2017) Mulayam Singh Yadav can certainly tell friends from foes. In the Samajwadi Party dispute that was before the Election Commission of India, the important thing for him was to ensure that … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Known Zoo Gorilla Dies – VOA Learning English (Jan 18, 2017)

This is What’s Trending Today… The world’s oldest known zoo gorilla has died. Colo was born in 1956 at the Columbus Zoo in the American state of Ohio. She was the first-ever gorilla to be born in captivity. She died … Continue reading

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Siri vs. Google Assistant – Which Assistant Is Best for You? – VOA Learning English (Jan 18, 2017)

Android and Apple fans have always argued about which phone is better. Now they can debate which digital assistant is better. Using your voice to give commands to a computer once seemed like science fiction. Now we expect our phones … Continue reading

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Vietnam, China Work to Ease South China Sea Tensions – VOA Learning English (Jan 18, 2017)

Vietnam and China have agreed to try to end their dispute over their conflicting territorial claims in the South China Sea. On Saturday, the two nations released a joint statement in Beijing. In the statement, they said they would try … Continue reading

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