The Hindu Editorial Analysis : 12th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial Analysis

We all are aware of the importance of reading The Hindu newspaper with the aspect of improving reading ability, easily comprehending paragraphs, getting updated with the current events, improving essay writing and many more. For a banking aspirant it becomes necessary to read editorials for vocabulary. In this article we are going to discuss the points of today’s editorials with practice questions and important vocabs.

The Hindu is now synonymous with civil services aspirants. What brought on this cult readership?

A push for glory.

  • For Odisha’s tribal-dominated hockey cradle Sundargarh district, where people are used to seeing a goat as a trophy in a rural tournament, the conduct of the Men’s World Cup at Rourkela, a joint host of the mega event along with Bhubaneswar, will be a dream opportunity to watch the best teams compete from Friday.
  • It took a generous decision from the Odisha government to sponsor the Indian national teams and then hold the World Cup in Bhubaneswar in
  • It took an even bigger decision by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to organize it in two cities, officially for the first time, in 2023.
  • The State government had to adopt a three-pronged approach to tackle logistical issues. It spent ₹260 crore to build a new stadium which has the capacity to hold 20,000 spectators; constructed a 225-room “five-star” facility to accommodate players and officials; and readied an airport for commercial fights in Rourkela within a limited time frame.
  • The pandemic was a major impediment, but the Odisha government was strong willed. India will now become the first country to hold the World Cup in consecutive editions and for the fourth time.
  • Steel City Rourkela will be the fourth Indian city to organize the event. Sundargarh was exposed to hockey by the Christian missionaries in the 1860s.
  • It has come a long way since then to produce top stars including former India captain and current Hockey India president Dilip Tirkey, Ignace Tirkey, Prabodh Tirkey, Lazarus Barla, William Xalxo, Birendra Lakra, Jyoti Sunita Kullu, Subhadra Pradhan and Deep Grace Ekka.
  • The district will now see two of its sons —vice-captain Amit Rohidas and Nilam Sanjeep Xess — sport India colors on its soil.
  • For the first time in over four decades, India is approaching a World Cup as an Olympic medallist following its 2021 bronze win in Tokyo.
  • The hunger for success will be intense as India —which bagged a bronze medal in 1971, a silver in 1973 and a gold in 1975 — had its last podium finish in the World Cup nearly 48 years ago.

Practice Questions:

  • What took a generous decision from the Odisha government to sponsor the Indian national teams?
  • India is approaching the world cup. What ?

Important Vocabs:

  • Podium- small platform for a speaker, a performer, etc. to stand on
  • Bagged- try to get something for yourself so that other people cannot have it
  • Impediment- something that makes it difficult for a person
  • Cradle- small bed for a baby
  • Pronged- having the number or type of prongs mentioned

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