The Hindu Editorial (At home) – Jun 10, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (At home) – Jun 10, 2021

Disasters may bring out the innate generosity of people, but sometimes even well-intentioned initiatives may go wrong. Many believe that children orphaned by calamities… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (At home) – Jun 10, 2021.

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  1. at home (phrase) – in one’s own country.
  2. orphan (verb) – cause (a child) to become an orphan (a child who lost his/her parents).
  3. interest (noun) – concern.
  4. bring out (phrasal verb) – call attention to, highlight, emphasize, underline; produce, initiate. 
  5. innate (adjective) – natural, intrinsic, inherent; essential/inbuilt.
  6. generosity (noun) – magnanimity, big-heartedness, kindness, open-handedness, unselfishness.
  7. well-intentioned (adjective) – well-meaning; good-natured, caring.
  8. calamity (noun) – disaster, catastrophe, crisis, tragedy.
  9. adoption (noun) – a legal process that fully transfers Parental Responsibility from the child’s birth parents to their adoptive parents.
  10. well-off (adjective) – wealthy, rich, affluent.
  11. adoptive parent (noun) – a parent who has adopted a child.
  12. give it one’s best shot (phrase) – to try as hard as possible; to make one’s best effort.
  13. impoverished (adjective) – weakened, exhausted, drained, diminished, depleted; poor, poverty-stricken, penniless, destitute, needy.
  14. welfare (noun) – well-being, good health, happiness, comfort, protection.
  15. contrary to (phrase) – conflicting with, opposed to.
  16. Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (noun) – An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to children alleged and found to be in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection by catering to their basic needs through proper care, protection, development, treatment, social re-integration, by adopting a child-friendly approach in the adjudication and disposal of matters in the best interest of children and for their rehabilitation through processes provided, and institutions and bodies established, hereinunder and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
  17. benign (adjective) – good-natured, kind/gentle, friendly.
  18. intervention (noun) – the process of intervening in something; involvement, interference.
  19. mitigate (verb) – reduce, diminish, lessen.
  20. fallout (noun) – adverse results/consequence; after-effects, repercussions.
  21. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  22. migrant (noun) – a person who moves from one region to another – either within a country or across national borders in order to find work or better living conditions.
  23. at large (phrase) – as a whole, as a body, generally.
  24. draw attention to (phrase) – to make someone notice something; emphasize, highlight, underscore; focus on.
  25. Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) (noun) – a statutory body of Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India. It functions as the nodal body for adoption of Indian children and is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoptions. CARA is designated as the Central Authority to deal with inter-country adoptions in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, 1993, ratified by Government of India in 2003. CARA primarily deals with adoption of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children through its associated /recognised adoption agencies.
  26. adhere to (verb) – abide by, follow, obey, comply with.
  27. fall victim to (phrase) – suffer, be hurt, be damaged, be killed, succumb to, perish.
  28. trafficker (noun) – illegal trader.
  29. under/in the guise of (phrase) – under the pretence or outward/external appearance of something; posture, semblance, (false) show/display.
  30. ever-present (adjective) – always there.
  31. possibility (noun) – chance, probability.
  32. uproot (verb) – eradicate, eliminate, remove, get rid of, destroy.
  33. milieu (noun) – context, background, backdrop; environment, atmosphere.
  34. inter- (prefix) – between.
  35. grow up (phrasal verb) – mature, age, develop (as an adult).
  36. explore (verb) – consider, check out, look into.
  37. recall (verb) – remember, recollect, call to mind, think of.
  38. ill-advised (adjective) – ill-considered, ill-judged, misguided, badly planned.
  39. campaign (noun) – an organized effort that seeks to influence the decision-making progress within a specific group; drive, movement.
  40. call upon (phrasal verb) – demand, require, ask formally.
  41. render (verb) – make, cause to be, cause to become.
  42. wake up (to) (phrasal verb) – realize, become aware of, become heedful of.
  43. lax (adjective) – negligent, neglectful, careless, heedless, unmindful, inattentive, casual, non-restrictive.
  44. enforcement (noun) – imposition, implementation, execution.
  45. lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring on, give rise to.
  46. trafficking (noun) – the activity of buying and selling goods/animal/people illegally; (illegal/illicit) trading, dealing.
  47. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) (noun) – it is a statutory body under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India. The Commission’s Mandate is to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 
  48. alive to (adjective) – alert to, awake to, aware of, mindful of, heedful of, watchful of.
  49. unscrupulous (adjective) – unprincipled, unethical, immoral, dishonest, untrustworthy.
  50. in the name of (phrase) – for the sake of, at the behest of.
  51. in one’s favour (phrase) – to one’s benefit/advantage. 


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