The Hindu Editorial (Fitful approach) – May 22, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Fitful approach) – May 22, 2021

The Centre’s recent notice to messaging service provider WhatsApp to withdraw its updated privacy policy is an avoidable intervention into what is a legitimate business decision. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Fitful approach) – May 22, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Fitful approach) – May 22, 2021:

  1. fitful (adjective) – intermittent, sporadic, disturbed, patchy, irregular, disconnected, unsteady.
  2. data protection law (noun) – a law that governs data protection or privacy; Inspired by the GDPR, the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill was proposed in 2019 to bring about a comprehensive overhaul (thorough examination) to India’s current data protection regime (system), which is currently governed by the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the rules thereunder.
  3. in place (phrase) – established, in position.
  4. intervention (noun) – the process of intervening in something; involvement, interference.
  5. legitimate (adjective) – valid, reasonable, reliable.
  6. parent (noun as modifier) – a company or organisation which has a controlling or majority interest in another company, which gives it the right to control the subsidiary’s operations.
  7. backlash (noun) – a strong negative reaction; adverse response, counteraction.
  8. trigger (verb) – cause, prompt, bring about.
  9. exodus (noun) – mass departure, evacuation, leaving/exit.
  10. rival (noun as modifier) – competitor; equivalent, equal/like.
  11. eventually (adverb) – in the end, finally, at last.
  12. enforce (verb) – make something mandatory, necessitate, impose.
  13. follow up (phrasal verb) – continue/carry on something further.
  14. design (verb) – create, plan, formulate.
  15. interaction (noun) – (direct) communication.
  16. personalise (verb) – customize, individualize, make distinctive.
  17. affidavit (noun) – sworn statement, self-attestation, self-declaration.
  18. reportedly (adverb) – supposedly, seemingly, apparently, allegedly.
  19. seek (verb) – request, ask for, demand.
  20. charge (noun) – accusation, allegation, indictment.
  21. discriminate (verb) – disfavour, be biased, treat differently.
  22. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  23. leverage (verb) – use, make use of, utilize (to maximum gain).
  24. impose (verb) – force, thrust, inflict (an unwelcome decision/ruling).
  25. unfair (adjective) – unjust, inequitable, prejudiced, biased; unequal/uneven.
  26. vis-à-vis (preposition) – concerning, with regard to, in relation to, as/in comparison with, in connection with (Vis-à-vis from Latin via. French, means literally “face-to-face).
  27. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, mention, indicate, draw attention to.
  28. go by (phrasal verb) – follow, observe something.
  29. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (noun) – a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individual citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.
  30. pertinent (adjective) – relevant, appropriate, applicable.
  31. single out (phrasal verb) – select, pick out, choose (someone from a group).
  32. Aarogya Setu (noun) – Aarogya Setu is a mobile application developed by the Government of India to connect essential health services with the people of India in their combined fight against COVID-19.


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