Sources of Reading Practice for RCs

Reading is a necessary skill in today’s times, especially for students of all stages and ages. Competitive exams test students on their reading skills through Reading Comprehensions. To help you improve your speed and accuracy in Reading Comprehension we bring to you this section of Daily Reads for Reading Practice. As we mentioned above, reading is a skill and it can be improved with consistent reading practice.

To articles mentioned in this article for reading practice are from diverse areas, from economy to Mythology. Another interesting thing that you will notice in these articles is that two articles on the same topic can be told in different ways. This will help you in understanding the different tones the any author can use.

Reading Suggestion-1

Article Name: The one-rupee solution to black money, corruption and counterfeit currency
Author Name: Jug Suraiya
Source: Times of India
Category: Economics

Summary for this article:

In this article, the writer says how the Reserve Bank’s announcement to bring out a new one-rupee currency note which has left many surprised has a brilliant strategy behind it – to address corruption.
The writer says that the new one rupee note will be followed by the demonetisation of all other notes with the only legal currency being the one-rupee note.
The bribes in this case would become a tedious act in itself, thus bringing corruption to an end. For who will pay bribes in truckloads after all?
The author concludes by saying that the new one rupee note circulation would be the solution to address the three evils – black money, corruption and counterfeiting.

Words to learn from this article:

Counterfeit: to make an exact replica of something with the intention of deceiving someone.

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Reading Suggestion-2

Article Name: Pharma lobby strikes: on the threat from e-pharmacies
Author Name: The editorial team
Source: The Hindu
Category: Economics

Summary for this article:

The article talks about the one-day strike by the pharmacies across the country called by the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists and supported by eight lakh pharmacies.
The strike was a move to shout against the rise of e-pharmacy which is becoming a threat to the traditional brick and mortar pharmacies.
The AIOCD has also voiced against the setting up of an e-portal by the Government as it justifies this act by the lack of necessary infrastructure by the smaller pharmacies to meet the stringent demands of the Ministry
The Ministry’s new regulation plans on e-pharmacies serves the purpose of indirectly delegitimising the business model of e-pharmacies. The huge potential for the e-commerce in the retail drug industry should be the reason in itself to avoid such stringent standards.

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Reading Suggestion-3

Article Name: Service and sacrifice
Author Name: Seema Burman
Source: The Economic Times
Category: Mythology

Summary for this article:

In this short and interesting article, the writer narrates a mythological incident to convey the moral that “Renunciation and service are the greatest sacrifices, the highest religion.”

Words to learn from this article:

Renunciation: to renounce something.

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