Saturday, 26 November, 2022
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Topic: Oxford dictionary

Antibodies, booster, comorbidity — an A-Z guide to how Covid changed language in 2020

In 2020, several new words and phrases were added to common parlance due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's a look at the new lexicon.

The pandemic has produced only one new word—Covid-19. But it’s changing the English language

The editors of the Oxford dictionary are having to do something unusual. Giving special updates every other month on words Covid is bringing into English.

What’s Floccinaucinihilipilification? Ask RBI

Central bank watchers battling to predict RBI policy makers’ next move have another thing to contend with ⁠— words from the mid-18th century and Voltaire.

Hindi has grown from 20,000 to 1.5 lakh words in 20 years, and very quietly

Hindi dictionaries of the government add words without fanfare. They are not accompanied by an announcement, and there’s no log of evolution either.

Rahul Gandhi’s claim of new word ‘Modilie’ is not true, Oxford Dictionaries confirm

Congress president Rahul Gandhi taunted PM Narendra Modi in a tweet, saying ‘Modilie’ is a new word that has been added in the English dictionary.

Something poisonous, something inaccurate & more: The top words of 2018

These were the top words of 2018 -- according to Oxford, Meriam-Websters, Collins & others

On Camera


A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.