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Recommendation 1 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:Stories they tell about languages

By: Rama Kant Agnihotri

The idea that a tongue spoken by a large number of people across a territory is ‘pure’ and therefore must not be changed is wrong

Summary:

The article talks about our preception of language, formulation of language policies and their implementation and our attitude towards other languages which the author intercepts to be invariably polluted by the myths about language and the ways we try to make sure that such damage is irreparable and irreversible.

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Impede: hindrances, obstruction
Clutch: to hold tightly
Dichotomy: division into parts
Codification: the process of arranging in a systematic form

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you get a robot to do it

By: David Mitchell

The launch of the new Xbox One is just the latest sign that human activity is grinding to a halt

Summary:

The article talks about the new Xbox One which was launched last week. This new machine is said to have been designed to render obsolete every human activity. Read the article to find out more.

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Ominous: threatening
Innumerate: unfamiliar with mathematical concepts
Console: to lessen the grief

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Economic Times’

Article Name:Sebi at 25: Why SEBI is an unusual example of public policy success in India

By: Ajay Shah

SEBI is an important story in India’s search for sound public administration.

Summary:

The article talks about the key roles SEBI plays in the achievement of economic reforms in India that is the equity market. SEBI originally was founded by Surendra Dave and a small team from IDBI in 1988.

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Tumultuous: highly agitated.
Prodded: to poke with something pointed.

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