New Editorial 1- Rupee breaches 74-mark against US dollar for the first time
The Indian rupee on Friday crashed below the 74-(1) level against the US dollar for the first time ever, after the Reserve Bank kept its key policy rate unchanged. The domestic currency was quoted 55 paise lower at 74.13 against the dollar soon after the RBI announced its monetary policy. Investors remained concerned over sustained foreign capital (2) outflows and fears of widening current account deficit (3) in the wake of (4) soaring crude oil prices. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the local currency opened higher at 73.56 a dollar against its previous record low closing of 73.58. But, it failed to sustain the initial strength and fell back to (5) breach the 74-mark. On Thursday, the domestic unit (6) plummeted by 24 paise to end at record low of 73.58 a dollar. The BSE Sensex too plunged by 584.53 points, or 1.66 per cent, to 34,584.63 in late afternoon trade.
New Editorial 2- Virat Kohli quickest to 24th Test century after Bradman
India captain Virat Kohli became the quickest batsman to reach 24 Test centuries after the great Donald Bradman early on day two against the West Indies on Friday. Kohli, who was on 72 overnight, hit a four off Devendra Bishoo to bring up his 100 in the first Test in Rajkot. The Indian skipper also (7) surpassed Australia’s Steve Smith to go second in the list of centurions among active players, behind South Africa’s Hashim Amla on 28. Smith, who is serving a one-year ball (8) tampering ban, has 23 centuries in 64 Tests. Kohli reached his 24th century in his 123rd innings while Australia’s Bradman took just 66 knocks to achieve the same (9) feat. It was the second century of the Indian innings after 18-year-old opener Prithvi Shaw made 134 on day one to become India’s youngest batsman to score a century on debut. Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also completed his century to add more (10) agony to West Indies.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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Meaning: to say publicly that somebody is to blame for something, especially a crime or a mistake.
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Meaning: coming after and resulting from somebody/something.
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Meaning: increase rapidly above the usual level.
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surge, boost, elevate, raise, upheave, uplift, upraise.
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Meaning: to break or act contrary to
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