Recommendation 1 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:It takes three

By: Editorial

The two countries signed a strategic partnership agreement in 2011which included a clause for training, equipping ad building the capacity of the Afgan National Army.

Summary:

The article talks about the ‘wish list’ the President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai presented in New Delhi last week and his refusal to disclose its contents. A speculatio has been unleashed that militray equipment is what Afghanistan is seeking from India.

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Learn Words from the article:

Tantalise: tease by arousing expectations
Unleash: set loose
Naysayer: person who habitually expresses negative views

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times Crest Edition’

Article Name:Environment laws are being sabotaged

By: Jayashree Nandi

As a democracy, we have devised a number of excellent legal frameworks for protecting our environment and for taking democracy down to the grassroots level.

Summary:

the article talks about the report submitted by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel which concluded that the entire Western Ghats is ecologically fragile and suggested a layered approach that divides the region into three grades of ecological sensitivity.

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Fragile: delicate
Sabotaged: interferenec as by enemy agents
Enunciate: to pronounce in a particular manner

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Indian Express’

Article Name:Faith as spiritual homeopathy

By: Editorial

Obama must pledge an accounting for civilian deaths caused by drone strikes

Summary:

The article talks about President Obama’s speech as the most important statement on counter-terrorism policy since the 2001 attacks. The President stated that the state of perpetual warfare that egan almost 12 years ago is unsustainable for a democracy and must come to an end in the not-too-distant future.

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Learn Words from the article:

Perpetual: continuing forever.
Dismantle: to disassemble.
Slaughter: brutal killing.

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