1) Altruism in our cells, finds desi doc
The belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern in the well-being of others.
Some may choose to work with vulnerable elderly people out of altruism
Behaviour of an animal that benefits another at its own expense.
2) My family would get perturbed by my film choices
(often be perturbed) to make someone anxious or unsettled
They were perturbed that the bank had started rejecting loan applications.
Subject to an influence tending to alter its normal or regular state of path (in reference to a system, moving object or process)
Nuclear weapons can be used to perturb the orbit of an asteroid.
3) Congress extends olive branch to Didi
The branch of an olive tree, generally regarded as a symbol of peace. (In allusion to the story of Noah in Genesis 8:1, where a dove returns with an olive branch after the flood)
Also a symbol to signify reconciliation.
The government extending the olive branch to violent demonstrators.
4) Fostering innovation is not just about cash
Encourage or promote the well-being of (something, typically something good)
A teacher’s main aim is to foster learning among her students.
To bring up (a child that is not one’s own by birth)
Out of the goodness of their hearts they agreed to foster a daughter.
Denoting someone /something that has a specified family connection through fostering rather than birth.
Foster home, foster care, foster parent, foster child
5) Arrested J&K cop was “undercover agent” who planted SIMs used by 26/11 attackers
(Of a person or their activities) involved in or involving secret work within a community or organisation. Especially for purposes such as police work or espionage.
He braved the dangers of the underworld for 5 years as an undercover agent.
6)HC seeks inquiry report on doctor’s acquittal
A judgement that a person is not guilty of a crime with which the person has been charged.
Joey’s acquittal came as a huge relief to his family who all believed he was innocent.
7)How Greece squandered its freedom
Waste something (usually money or time) in a reckless or foolish manner.
He squandered his first salary on his friends.
Allow an opportunity to be passed or lost
The team squandered the opportunity to win the match because of their shabby fielding.
8) Out of step: The old, the young and the self righteous.
Having or characterized by a certainty, especially and unfounded one, that one is totally correct and morally superior
His self righteous ways turned him into a social outcast.