The Hindu Editorial (Misplaced concern) – Mar 08, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Misplaced concern) – Mar 08, 2021

It is a matter of concern that the Supreme Court chose to convert a routine hearing on a petition for anticipatory bail from an executive of the Amazon Prime Video into an occasion to call for tightening… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Misplaced concern) – Mar 08, 2021.

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  1. misplaced (adjective) – misguided, misconceived, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged.
  2. OTT service (noun) – An over-the-top media service (popularly known as OTT media service) is a streaming media service offered to the viewers directly through the Internet.
  3. regulation (noun) – rule, ruling, order, directive; supervision, policing, overseeing, monitoring, inspection.
  4. outrage industry (noun) – it describes the methods of “certain kinds of advocacy organizations and media outlets” who promote “a highly polarized view of politics (and religion)”.
  5. tighten (verb) – make stricter, make more rigorous, make more stringent, stiffen, toughen.
  6. matter of concern (phrase) – something which causes worry.
  7. hearing (noun) – trial, court case, inquiry, legal proceedings.
  8. anticipatory bail (noun) – Under Section 438 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the provision allows a person can request to get bail in anticipation of being accused of having committed a non-bailable offence in India.
  9. executive (noun) – senior official, senior manager.
  10. call for (phrasal verb) – require, necessitate, demand.
  11. regulatory (adjective) – supervisory, managerial, controlling.
  12. norms (noun) – standard, convention, guidelines, criterion.
  13. streaming (noun) – a process of transmitting or receiving (data, especially video and audio material) over the internet.
  14. sought (past tense of) seek (verb) – ask for, request, solicit, petition for, appeal for, apply for.
  15. bail (noun) – conditional, temporary release of an arrested/imprisoned person when a specified amount of security is deposited or pledged (as cash or property) to ensure his/her appearance in court when required.
  16. sweeping (adjective) – blanket, general, broad, comprehensive, inclusive.
  17. offending (adjective) – relating to an illegal/unlawful act.
  18. constitute (verb) – comprise, represent, amount to.
  19. offence (noun) – crime, an illegal act, unlawful act, breach/violation of the law.
  20. disconcerting (adjective) – discomfiting, unsettling, disturbing.
  21. go through (phrasal verb) – search, look through; examine, study, scrutinize, inspect, read over, look at.
  22. intermediary (noun) – social media website, eCommerce website, blogging platform, search engine, telecom provider, Internet platform (hosting user-generated content), cloud provider, etc.
  23. lack (verb) – be without, be lacking, be deprived of, be short of.
  24. teeth (noun) – genuine power.
  25. gratuitous (adjective) – unjustified, uncalled for, unwarranted, needless, unnecessary.
  26. push for (phrasal verb) – demand, insist on, ask for; support,  advocate, recommend, champion.
  27. stringent (adjective) – strict, severe, harsh, tough, rigorous, draconian.
  28. The Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (noun) – the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 has been framed in exercise of powers under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and in supersession of the earlier Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011. It empowers ordinary users of social media, embodying a mechanism for the redressal and timely resolution of their grievances. Rules about digital media and OTT focuses more on in house and self-regulation mechanism whereby a robust grievance redressal mechanism has been provided while upholding journalistic and creative freedom. The guidelines have been framed keeping in mind the difference between viewership in a theatre and television as compared to watching it on the Internet.
  29. way (adverb) – very, extremely.
  30. out of line (phrase) – not in accordance with something.
  31. freedom of speech (noun) – the right to express opinions without government interference.
  32. freedom of expression (noun) – the ability of an individual or group of individuals to express their beliefs, thoughts, ideas, and emotions about different issues free from government censorship,  restraint, or legal penalty.
  33. curb (noun) – restraint, restriction, control, limitation, constraint, stricture.
  34. seek (verb) – try, aim, attempt.
  35. go beyond (phrasal verb) – to go past something, exceed, surpass.
  36. the executive (noun) – the executive is a branch of government that enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary.
  37. soft-touch (noun as modifier) – accommodating, cooperative, helpful, sympathetic, friendly.
  38. clause (noun) – (legal) term, provision, stipulation, requirement, condition.
  39. obscenity (noun) – indecency, immorality, impropriety, rudeness, vulgarity.
  40. uncensored (adjective) – unrestrained, unreserved, unrestricted.
  41. ostensible (adjective) – apparent, seeming, alleged, purported.
  42. incursion (noun) – intervention, interference, involvement;  intrusion, trespass, infiltration.
  43. territory (noun) – domain, area of concern, area of interest; sphere of operations.
  44. take up (phrasal verb) – resume, recommence, restart, begin again.
  45. bestow (on) (verb) – give, present, contribute, confer on.
  46. give rise to (phrase) – produce, bring about, cause, lead to, result in, effect. 
  47. extraordinary (adjective) – unusual, uncommon, rare, surprising.
  48. zeal (noun) – passion, fervour, eagerness, interest.
  49. claim (noun) – assertion, contention, allegation.
  50. allude to (verb) – refer to, mention, speak briefly of, imply.
  51. offensive (adjective) – provocative, objectionable, abusive, rude, disrespectful, hurtful.
  52. in contrast to (phrase) – in opposition to.
  53. counterpart (noun) – equivalent, equal (person); fellow, peer.
  54. disrespectful (adjective) – discourteous, rude, impolite, ill-mannered, bad-mannered, inconsiderate.
  55. judiciary (noun) – judges
  56. the judiciary (noun) – a branch of government in which judicial power is vested.
  57. let (verb) – allow, permit.
  58. harass (verb) – persecute, disturb, trouble, bother, torment.
  59. gesture (noun) – action, deed, move.
  60. celebrity (noun) – famous person, VIP, very important person, personality, big name.
  61. voice (verb) – express, make public, announce, mention, raise.
  62. pornography (noun) – obscene or indecent digital material (movies, pictures, magazines, etc.,) that show or describe sexual matters in order to cause sexual excitement.
  63. sectarian (adjective) – denoting a sect (a group of people); factional, partisan.
  64. profess (verb) – claim, assert, allege, state.
  65. prosecute (verb) – take to court, bring an action against, accuse, charge.
  66. clamp down on (phrasal verb) – prevent, stop, put an end to; keep under control.


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