You must be aware of the value of vocabulary if you have been taking competitive tests. A strong vocabulary aids in both speed reading and comprehension of passages for reading comprehension tests as well as quick and accurate response to questions of different kinds. It is impossible to overstate the significance of The Hindu’s Editorial when discussing terminology. You will not only learn new words, phrases, etc., but you will also be familiar with their definitions. While reading the editorial, you can get the editorial’s perspective on the most recent events and occurring.
Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (PM-USHA) (noun) – PM-USHA is the new name for the Ministry of Education (MoE)’s (RUSA) scheme to improve the quality of higher education in State Universities — through curricular and programme changes, teacher training, physical and digital infrastructure, accreditation, and enhancing employability — while ensuring equity, access, and inclusion.
on board (phrase) – on to a team as a member.
take on board (phrase) – to accept a new idea or piece of advice, and act accordingly.
mandate (verb) – instruct, direct, order, require, make something mandatory.
National Education Policy (NEP) (noun) – The National Education Policy, 2020 proposes the revision and revamping of all aspects of the education structure, including its regulation and governance, to create a new system that is aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st century education, including Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), while building upon India’s traditions and value systems.
watchdog (noun) – a person or organization that monitors/inspects/supervises others’ activities/conducts. inspector/supervisor, observer, ombudsman.
Bill (noun) – A Bill is a draft statute that becomes law after it is passed. All legislative proposals are brought before Parliament in the forms of Bills (or) draft statute/law, proposed legislation, proposal (presented to parliament/congress/council for discussion).
run counter to (phrase) – contradict, conflict with, disagree with, be inconsistent with; to have an opposite effect.
bench (noun) – a court of law with a number of judges.
Constitution Bench (noun) – a bench of the Supreme Court having five or more judges on it. These benches are not a routine phenomenon. Constitution Benches are exceptions, set up only if some circumstances exist).
Division Bench (noun) – a bench of two or three judges is called a division bench.
move (verb) – propose, submit, put forward, request, urge (for discussion & resolution at a parliament).
no-confidence motion (NCM) or motion of no confidence (noun) – the no-confidence motion means that one or more members of the national assembly (or parliament) have lost confidence in the appointed government. If the motion is accepted, then the party in power has to prove its majority in the House. The party can remain in power when it shows its strength through a floor test which is primarily taken to know whether the executive enjoys the confidence of the legislature. If they fail the floor test, the government has to resign.
motion (noun) – it is a proposal made by a member to the House that the House do something or order something to be done or express an opinion.
ethnic (adjective) – relating to a population subgroup (cultural, national, traditional/folk) with a common national or cultural tradition.
reconciliation (noun) – restoration of friendly relations, restoration of harmony, agreement, compromise, understanding, peace, an end to hostilities; conciliation, pacification, appeasement.
strife-torn (adjective) – divided by conflict or disharmony.