Month: November 2017

English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 245 – November 30th, 2017

1. Flux Class : Noun Meaning : continuous change Synonyms: flow, change Antonyms : stability, steadiness Example Sentences The whole political system is in a state of flux It’s the study and analysis of that flux that seem to have become his life’s work. 2. Squabbling Class : Noun Meaning : a noisy quarrel about …

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Arrival of Europeans to India Part II | Why Europeans arrived to India |Foundation of British Empire

In the last session we have seen about arrival of Europeans to India in brief, and this session is a continuation to the earlier one. Here we are going to see about the permanent settlement and how the remaining powers in India has been defeated by the English East India Company. Before going further please …

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Indian Polity Lesson 1 – Historical Background of Indian Constitution Part I, indian polity upsc ssc

“Historical Background of Indian Constitution”. We will be looking at how East India Company and British slowly built the framework of Indian Polity to enable Indian Administrators tweaked and brought their version after independence. Before 1947, India was divided into two main entities – The British India which consisted of 11 provinces and the Princely …

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 244 – November 28th, 2017

 1. Harping Class : Verb Meaning : talk or write persistently and tediously on a particular topic. Synonyms: repeat, reiterate Antonyms : accomplish, achieve Example Sentences We hear elected officials harping on about social partnership and citing meaningless macroeconomic fundamentals which signify absolutely nothing for most people. I know he hates it when I harp …

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 242 – November 23rd, 2017

1. Fiercely Class : Adjective Meaning : having or displaying an intense or ferocious aggressiveness. Synonyms: ferociously, violently Antonyms : calm, silently Example Sentences The second attack, though pressed even more fiercely, fared no better than the first, and the losses were heavier than before. Once a benefit is established, it creates a constituency fiercely …

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 243 – November 24th, 2017

1. Literary Class : Adjective Meaning : concerning the writing, study, or content of literature, especially of the kind valued for quality of form.. Synonyms: bookish, scholarly Antonyms : unbookish, illiterate Example Sentences He felt that the genius of literary artists was documented in their openness to the unusual. The effectiveness of a cabaret song …

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United Nations Organization for Questions Related to United Nations UPSC | United Nations Intro – 1

Formation of United Nations The League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations was established in 1919 “to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security.” However, after failing to prevent the Second World War, the League of Nations was disbanded. During August to October 1944, representatives from China, the Soviet Union, the …

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 241 – November 22nd, 2017

1. Promulgate Class : Verb Meaning : promote or make widely known (an idea or cause). Synonyms: publish, announce Antonyms : conceal, hide Example Sentences They petitioned the king to promulgate the decree at once, without amendments. The Secretary shall promulgate such regulations as are necessary to carry out this Act. 2. Devastating Class : …

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Arrival of Europeans to India | Why Europeans arrived to India | Foundation of British Empire in Ind

First European contacts. In 1497, the Portuguese king Manuel I sent the navigator Vasco da Gama to find a sea route to India via the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa. Da Gama reached the port of Calicut on the Malabar coast on June 18, 1498, and his fleet returned to …

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 240 – November 21th, 2017

1. Errant Class : Adjective Meaning : traveling in search of adventure.. Synonyms: wandering, rambling Antonyms : controlled, obedient Example Sentences Lesser women would have cut their errant husband adrift. Unless we punish errant husbands, this abuse will continue. 2. Construed Class : Verb Meaning : interpret (a word or action) in a particular way. …

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