Recommendation 1 from ‘The NY Times’

Article Name:‘Beyond Kony: How to prevent atrocities before they happen’

By: ‘Michael Abramowitz’

Such a prevention board is the need of the hour in every country and there should be an international body also that does the work and foresee the work of all the boards in the various countries. Such bodies can go a long way in preventing atrocities before they happen and also lead to the conviction of people involved in such acts, only if it is given such powers. In order to be given such powers, all the countries should make their boards powerful ad then work in making the international board powerful too.

Summary:

The article begins with stating that public attention brought to the atrocities happening in the world is very important to force the governments to do something about them. The article further states that there is a need to stop atrocities like hate crimes before they even happen. The article cites the example of an America creating a new Atrocities Prevention Board, which will have officials who will be empowered to develop new tools to detect the signs of such atrocities and agency will also be directed to come up with plan to foresee such things. In the same breath, article mentions that it is still to be seen that how this board functions in reality. However, the article states that it will be a breath of fresh air if both the parties focus on a strong prevention board.

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Learn Words from the article:

Divisive: Troublesome
Atrocities: Carnage
Violence: Aggression
Rhetorical: Pompous
Condemnation: Disapproval

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Unthinkable? Rewriting the rules of the road’

By: ‘Editorial’

The task to the readers can be implemented in reality only if it is allowed or may be it could be implemented in partiality, if the rules invented were in half accordance with the traffic rules. Agreeing with the article, there are many rules that need to be bended in some part of the world and should be to ease the traffic dilemmas.

Summary:

This editorial gives the tasks to its readers to trash the traffic rules that are totally not required and to invent the traffic rules that a reader thinks would smoothen the journeys. it is the fear of chaos of changes that does not change anything. At the same time it cites the example of New Zealand that gave up its give way to the right rule. The article states may be its lesson so that it can be implemented elsewhere where it is required.

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Learn Words from the article:

Chaos: Disorder
Appropriate: Suitable
Frustration: Irritation
Tailgating: Following closely

Recommendation 3 from ‘The NY Times’

Article Name:‘China’s rumor mill’

By: ‘Eric Abrahamsen’

Everything rumor-y originates from the part of the world, which is China, not only for China but sometimes also for the rest of the world. However, the suppressing measures of censoring free speech even on internet will not serve any purpose. More the restrictions, more people will and are tempted to break the rules. If we look at it in general, may be sooner than we think, China’s government could be in for a revolutionary surprise.

Summary:

Even when Weibo, China’s most popular micro blogging site has been added with the mandatory column of revealing the real name, preventing people from blogging anonymously, this hurdle has not stopped the rumour monger from spreading the rumours about various things. The article states that there are only two ways in which government can act against the rumour mongers .i.e. censor the online posts and delete the posts that are already being done and secondly, use this real name advantage to track down people who spread rumours. However, for this China would need lot of policing, which would require lot of people, which does not seem possible. So, for now, there is no stopping these rumour mongers.

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Learn Words from the article:

Platform: Stage
Apparently: In fact
Agitators: Protestors
Efficiency: Competence.

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