Author: Anshul Sharma

Anshul Sharma is a journalist at Asiana Times. He is currently a student of Political Science and History at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Collgege, University of Delhi. He covers news related to geopolitics, world affairs, national politics, economy, and breaking news. Reach out to Anshul Sharma through his social media handles.

New Delhi: After successfully holding first Sherpa meeting under India’s G20 presidency in Udaipur, India is set to host the G20 delegates from December 13-16 for first development working group meeting in Mumbai. India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant said that India’s vision for the Development Working Group’s meeting will be to share India’s Human-Centric Sustainable Development Goal’s Story and Citizen centric governance. He said, during this meeting India will focus on utilizing power of digital technology and data as key enabler. https://twitter.com/g20org/status/1602517453816623106 What is Development Working Group? At the G20 Toronto Summit in 2010, the Leaders of countries agreed to…

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A scuffle took place between Indian and Chinese troops in the Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh on 9 December 2022.  Clash site: Tawang region Indian Army: According to the statement of Indian Army, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops contacted the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tawang Sector which was contested by Indian troops in a firm and resolute manner. The stand-off has resulted in minor injuries to a few personnel from both sides.  Image: India Today “Both sides immediately disengaged from the area. As a follow-up of the incident, our Commander in the area held a Flag Meeting with…

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A low-intensity earthquake has hit Himachal Pradesh a few minutes ago. The magnitude on richter scale has been reported as 2.8. The tremors were felt at 11:30:51 PM, a few moments ago. https://twitter.com/NCS_Earthquake/status/1601280169443880960 Source : Wallpaper Dog Also Read: 16 Lakh Indians Renounced Citizenship Since 2011, 1.8 Lakh This Year: Govt Data https://asianatimes.com/16-lakh-indians-renounced-citizenship-since-2011-1-8-lakh-this-year-govt-data/ By Anshul Sharma

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Listen To This Article New Delhi: The Central Government in Lok Sabha has reported that over 16 lakh Indians have renounced their Indian citizenship since 2011 including 1,83,741 this year. The data was provided in reply to a question by Congress MP in Lok Sabha by Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan. Image:HT The following data was provided by the Central Government: YearNumber of Indians who renounced Indian citizenship20111,22,81920121,20,92320131,31,40520141,29,32820151,31,48920161,41,60320171,33,04920181,34,56120191,44,017202085,25620211,63,3702022(Till 31st Oct)1,83,741Data Point: Asiana Times Muraleedharan also said a total of 8,441 Indians are in foreign jails as of now, including those under-trials. Out of this figure, 4,389 are…

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New Delhi: In a big development, BJP member Kirodi Lal Meena on friday introduced a private member’s bill on Uniform Civil Code in Rajya Sabha. The Opposition parties protested against the Bill, however, the motion was passed by 63-23 vote split in the Upper House.  What is private member’s bill? A bill introduced by the Member of Parliament (MP) who is not a Minister, that is, a non-government member is known as the Private Members’ bill. Members of Parliament (MPs) other than ministers are called as private members. Image: Telegraph India What is Uniform Civil Code? Article 44 of the…

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Udaipur: Udaipur, the city of lakes, is set to hold 4-day long first Sherpa meeting under India’s G20 presidency from December 4-7. First Sherpa meeting in Udaipur The four-day gathering (4-07 December 2022) of the Sherpas of G20 Members, invited countries and International Organizations, will set the stage for important conversations on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including technological transformation, green development and LiFE, spotlighting women-led development, accelerating implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), facilitating inclusive and resilient growth, and multilateral reforms. Image: Tribune India The Sherpa meeting will work to reach consensus on a…

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The elections for 250 seats(wards) of the unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) are taking place today. The results will be announced on December 7, 2022. The elections of Delhi MCD are conducted by Delhi State Election Commission.  Image Source: The Wire Image Source: The Wire Unification of MCD The central government tabled Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 in Loksabha in March this year. This bill sought to amend the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, of 1957 passed by Parliament. MCD used be unified until 2012 and the erstwhile Delhi government trifurcated it into three civic bodies for better administration:…

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Madras High Court has observed that a person converted to another religion cannot carry the caste or community he used to belong to before such conversion, and therefore, cannot demand reservation based on caste after he has converted.  Sama Neeti Kanda Cholan Statue at Madras High Court In U Akbar Ali v The State of Tamil Nadu and another, Justice GR Swaminathan of Madras High Court was hearing a plea of a candidate who challenged the decision of Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission of not granting him reservation under Backward Class(Muslim) and was considered a general category candidate. The High…

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India on December 1, 2022, assumed the presidency of the 15-member United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of December. About UNSC The United Nations Security Council has prime responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 members and each member has one vote. Under the Charter of the United Nations, all UNSC member states are obligated to comply with Council decisions. Out of these 15 members, 5 are permanent members with veto power(U.S., China, Russia, U.K, and France) and 10 are non-permanent members. The non-permanent members are elected by General Assembly for a tenure…

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Put simply, moonlighting means taking up a second job or multiple other work assignments apart from an employee’s full-time job. This practice is referred to as moonlighting. In other words, it can be termed as dual employment. Image: GeeksforGeeks What is the whole story? Moonlighting is a heated debate topic among Indians, especially Information Technology(IT) sector. So, the moonlighting story popped up in August this year when Swiggy, a food delivery platform, introduced a ‘moonlighting’ policy for its employees. This policy allowed its employees to take up second jobs or external projects to earn more money. However, Swiggy made it…

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