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Oxford Dictionaries chooses "Nari Shakti" as Hindi Word of the Year 2018

Published on January 29, 2019
The word 'Nari Shakti' is chosen as Hindi word of the Year 2018 by the Oxford Dictionaries.
Oxford Dictionaries chooses "Nari Shakti" as Hindi Word of the Year 2018
  • The announcement regarding this was made in the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF).

Reasons for choosing Nari Shakti as word of the year?

  • There was a large spike in the use of word Nari Shakti in March 2018 around the Government of India's Nari Shakti Puraskar (Women Power Award) held on the International Women's Day.
  • Two major decisions of the Supreme Court contributed to Nari Shakti's prominence in 2018: One was a ban on 'Triple-Talaq' and second, the taking down of a rule that disallowed menstrual women entry to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

One must know:

  • The word 'Nari Shakti' derived from Sanskrit means 'Women Power'.

About the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF):

  • Jaipur Literature Festival is described as the greatest literary show on Earth.
  • JLF brings together a diverse mix of the world's greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
  • The Jaipur Literature Festival set against the backdrop of Rajasthan's stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in Jaipur is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts.


Q. Which word is chosen as word of the Year 2018 by the Oxford Dictionaries?
a. Stree Shakti
b. Matri Shakti
c. Nari Shakti
d. None of the above

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