Every setter in the Hindu slips in a few clues of this kind in the crossword:
THC 9879 (Gridman): A building feature that's projected to bring in air and light (3,6) BAY WINDOW
THC 9865 (Nita Jaggi): Language spoken in Afghanistan (4) DARI
THC 9858 (Neyartha) Meshing together (13) INTERKNITTING
THC 9859 (Sankalak): Refuge for destitute children (9) ORPHANAGE
THC 9853 (M Manna): Old continental gold coin (5) DUCAT
These are straight, non-cryptic clues. Colonel Gopinath uses the shorthand annotation [E] i.e. "easy type" for them on The Hindu Crossword Corner. (Strictly speaking, getting GK-based answers directly can sometimes be tougher than with the help of wordplay.)
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