The Hindu Editorial Analysis: 21th Sep 2022

The Hindu Editorial Analysis:

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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.

Ugly spat between the Governor and CM

  • The Governor of Kerala Mr.Arif Mohammad Khan has given the statement against the ruling communist party of India (Marxist) and Chief Minister Mr.Pinarayi Vijayan which created tension between him and the ruling party.
  • Kannur University’s controversial decision to appoint the wife of Mr. Vijayan’s personal secretary to the post of assistant professor and
  • Mr . Khan who is the vice-chancellor of Kannur University is against this move and he decided to hold a full length press conference which crossed the line and damaged the majesty of his office.
  • In the press conference,Mr.Khan outburst against the CPI and its functionaries and he marked some of their actions as nepotism and anti-national.
  • This can be avoided but Mr.khan had made a bitter relation between him and the ruling party.
  • The CPI and the other parties in the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF),led by Mr. Vijayan criticized the governor’s feelings.
  • The other parties called Mr.Khan a representative of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)
  • Mr Khan’s unmatched criticism of the elected government is inappropriate with the office he holds.
  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan lashed out at Governor Arif Mohammed Khan over his statement on alleged nepotism in appointments in the state universities, calling it “absurd”.
  • Khan had raised a hue and cry over the practice of state pensions to political appointees who serve as the personal staff of the Ministers.
  • Khan has now engaged in conflict with the LDF over governance questions related to Universities and he also said that he will not be signing the two acts one is of Lok Ayukta and other is of higher education.
  • Both the CM and the governor should solve this matter in a very calm manner and with the motive of the state’s development.

Practice Questions:

  • Explain why the governor of Kerala had criticised the CM in the press conference.
  • Which two bills that Mr.Khan will not be signing.
  • What other parties called Mr.Khan.
  • What was the controversial decision of Kannur University.

Important Vocabs:

  • Absurd- not sensible or logical
  • Hue and cry- protest angrily in public about something
  • Spat- a brief petty quarrel or outburst.
  • Alleged- accused but not proven.
  • Marxist – a political and economic theory where society has no class.

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