The Hindu Editorial (Tech tact) – Nov 28, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Tech tact) – Nov 28, 2020

India’s decision on Tuesday to block another 43 Chinese mobile applications hardly comes as a surprise. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Tech tact) – Nov 28, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Tech tact) – Nov 28, 2020:

  1. tact (noun) – the ability to do things carefully without upsetting or offending others; sensitivity, understanding, thoughtfulness, consideration, diplomacy. 
  2. spree (noun) – a period of unrestrained/uncontrolled activity.
  3. stick to (verb) – abide by, hold to, comply with.
  4. rules-based (adjective) – based on a predetermined set of principles.
  5. regulate (verb) – control, oversee, administer something (by using rules and regulations).
  6. hardly (adverb) – barely, only just, almost not.
  7. come as (no) surprise (phrase) – something which is not surprising someone, but is as expected one.
  8. escalation (noun) – intensification; an increase in the intensity of something.
  9. at a time (phrase) – successively, consecutively, continuously, one after the other.
  10. grounds (noun) – reason, cause, basis, rationale.
  11. prejudicial (adjective) – detrimental, damaging, harmful, disadvantageous, counterproductive.
  12. sovereignty (noun) – autonomy, independence, self-government, self-rule.
  13. integrity (noun) – unity, solidarity, togetherness.
  14. defence (noun) – protection, shielding, safeguarding; security.
  15. public order (noun) – it is essentially the absence of disorder – the quiet and orderly behaviour of people in public space. It involves people behaving sensibly and rationally, and respecting others.
  16. come up with (phrasal verb) – produce, put forward, present/submit.
  17. disengagement (noun) – withdrawal, departure, retreat (of military troops from an area of conflict).
  18. Line of Actual Control (LAC) (noun) – the de-facto (effective) border between India and China. The LAC is a 4,057-km border running through three areas-Western (Ladakh, Ladakh (Kashmir)), middle (Uttarakhand, Himachal) and eastern (Sikkim, Arunachal).
  19. immensely (adverb) – extremely, exceedingly, especially.
  20. the likes of (phrase) – something considered as a type.
  21. charge (verb) – accuse.
  22. excuse (noun) – pretext, ostensible reason, pretence, cover up.
  23. discriminatory (adjective) – biased, unfair/unjust, inequitable, partisan.
  24. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  25. cry (verb) – utter or tell suddenly, exclaim, call out, shout.
  26. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, intolerance, inequity, unfairness (against an individual or group of individuals by society and its institutions (basically in the procedures, policies or objectives) as a whole.
  27. come about (phrasal verb) – happen, occur, take place.
  28. ironical (adjective) – paradoxical, incongruous, strange, weird.
  29. hunky-dory (adjective) – fine, good, quite satisfactory, going well, alright, free of trouble or problems.
  30. in the short run (phrase) – in the near future.
  31. vast (adjective) – huge, very large, very big, extensive.
  32. leverage (noun) – advantage, influence, power/authority.
  33. keep in check (phrase) – to keep someone under control; stifle, restrain, hold back.
  34. as much (phrase) – the same.
  35. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  36. run the risk (phrase) – do something even if knowing something unpleasant/bad might happen.
  37. trigger (verb) – cause, bring about, generate, give rise to.
  38. unconventional (adjective) – unusual, irregular, uncommon, rare.
  39. realm (noun) – area, field, domain (of activity).
  40. global supply chain (noun) – a dynamic worldwide network when a company purchases or uses goods or services from overseas. It involves people, information, processes and resources involved in the production, handling and distribution of materials and finished products or providing a service to the customer.
  41. sideline (verb) – remove from the centre of activity.
  42. perceive (verb) – view, regard, consider, deem.
  43. adversely (adverb) – unfavourably, disadvantageously, badly.
  44. push back (phrasal verb) – force back, repel, fight off.
  45. Data Protection Law (noun) – The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology on December 11, 2019. The Bill seeks to provide for protection of personal data of individuals, and establishes a Data Protection Authority (DPA) for the same.
  46. ecosystem (noun) – complex situation/environment.


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