At 105 seats in the 224-strong house, it was eight short of a simple
majority and began plans to manoeuvre its way to
6.The time is ripe (phrase) – An appropriate or convenient time has come.
The BJP appears to be convinced that the time is
ripe for a strike, both because of its success in the parliamentary
election and the disenchantment in the Congress over the alliance with the
7.Pay the price (phrase)- To go
through the unpleasant outcome of something which you have done earlier.
The congress is lacking in these aspects and is paying
a heavy price.
8.Rout (Noun)- Defeat
The party still enjoys significant public support in Karnataka, as was
demonstrated in the local body election weeks after its rout in the Lok Sabha election.
1.fault-line (noun) – a divisive issue, difference of opinion.
Other than deepening the existing fault-lines in its own State and rendering the situation even more
volatile, it is unclear what the Nagaland government hopes to achieve through the exercise.
demography (noun) – the
statistical study/structure of populations, especially human beings.
the Assam experience shows that in the complex demographies of the Northeastern
States, it may not turn out that way.
3.on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where
things are happening really/practically
such is the situation on the ground, in an already
volatile region where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is routinely
extended, it is best that Nagaland proceeds with caution in this enterprise.
has repeatedly suggested that the process going on in Assam is “an internal
matter” of India, implying that there is no deportation possibility here.
6.strata (plural form of stratum) (noun) – level, class, echelon/rank
it would meanconvenience, privacy
and ease for people belonging to the upper strata who have easy access to
healthcare facilities anytime, for those living in conditions of vulnerability
and lack access to health care, self-help becomes the primary, timely and
reliable form of care.
countries that make up the G-20(19 nations and the European Union) account for
85% of the World's nominal GDP, and each pressing issues it wishes to discuss
with other members on bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral
ü Fugitive (n) : [ fyoo-ji-tiv
person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances,
A fugitive from justice.
"Mr. Modi raised several Indian
concerns at the G-20 deliberations, including the need for cooperation on
dealing with serious economic offenders and fugitives, as well as climate
change funding. This found its way into the final declaration."
to conduct oneself or perform showily or ostentatiously in
an attempt to impress onlookers.
"The G-20 is an important platform to
discuss pressing issues, and it must not be detracted from its original purpose
of promoting sustainable growth and financial stability by grandstanding by one or two
4.Modicum - Noun [ mod-i-kuh m, moh-di-
üa moderate or small amount,
little bit, particle..
He hasn't even a modicum of common sense.
"While the mandated investment in
government securities will ensure a modicum of liquidity, the reduction in sectoral concentration will
discipline funds and force them to diversify their risks."