Reading Suggestion 1: Is FDI really a gift horse
Article Source: The Hindu
Portfolio: A range of investments held by a person or organization.
Radical: Relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.
Rationalize: Attempt to explain or justify (behaviour or an attitude) with logical reasons, even if these are not appropriate.
Amendments: a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.
Conduits: A means by which something is transmitted.
Reading Suggestion 2: Strong State, weak will: India’s deafening silence on UN resolution on LGBT
Article Source: Hindustan Times
Watchdog: monitor (a person, activity, or situation).
Oppressive: Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment.
Massacre: An indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of many people.
Rampant: Flourishing or spreading unchecked.
Reading Suggestion 3: In Distress
Article Source: Indian Express
Author: Indian Express Editorial Team
Agrarian: Relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land.
Implications: The conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated.
Averse:Having a strong dislike of or opposition to something.
Collateral: Something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default.
Intensive: Concentrated on a single subject or into a short time; very thorough or vigorous.
Wordpandit’s Note: This set of 3 articles provides you basic reading practice. Read these articles and polish your reading skills. The words provided in this post are some of the important ones extracted from the article. According to your own vocabulary levels, you will be able to extract more words from the given set.