throw light upon

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Astor in his comprehensive project, might throw light upon portions of our country quite out of the track of ordinary travel, and as yet but little known.
But when it is remembered that in Zarathustra we not only have the history of his most intimate experiences, friendships, feuds, disappointments, triumphs and the like, but that the very form in which they are narrated is one which tends rather to obscure than to throw light upon them, the difficulties which meet the reader who starts quite unprepared will be seen to be really formidable.
Gregson, of Scotland Yard, are both engaged upon the case, and it is confidently anticipated that these well-known officers will speedily throw light upon the matter.
In India, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been constituted under Human Right Act 1993 to promote and protect the rights of people and throw light upon the human rights issues that are affecting our society.
While deciding a disagreement between the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and State Bank of Pakistan on October 27, 2017, a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Qazi Faez Isa declared: 'the primary duty of a court of law is to find the natural meaning of the words used in the context in which they occur, that context including any other phrases in the Act which may throw light upon the sense in which the Act used the words in dispute'.
He also suggested on the occasion of world fisheries day November 21, 2017, the key stakeholders, policy makers, social society members and government may throw light upon the challengesfaced by fisheriessector in Pakistan and propose viable solutions for the improvement of fishing practices and conservation of depleted fish stocks.
The teachers will throw light upon the teaching methodologies on an everyday basis.
He will also throw light upon the effectiveness of the Mumbai Police force post these attacks and the tremendous work done by them in collating the proofs and witnesses against the attacks.
They denounce as public enemies all who question their method or throw light upon their crimes.