Author: Jahnabi Chetry

đź’ˇ Socrates, Plato and Aristotle have inspired me to have a persistent desire for truth, reason and knowledge. I love nature and love reading about history, conspiracy theories, economics and the secret world that is ruling our lives. I watch documentaries, read books and travel a lot.

The Taliban Ministry of Education will now allow girls from grade six and below to continue their schooling. image credit:Taimani Films/ World Bank The Taliban’s education ministry in a letter asked officials to open schools and education centres to girls below the sixth grade. The move comes weeks after Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban government cracked down on women’s education and the Ministry of Higher Education issued an indefinite ban on university education for women in Afghanistan, which was condemned by the international community, including Muslim-majority countries. Educational crisis in Taliban ruled government Although the Taliban initially promised a more moderate rule…

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Supporters of Bolsonaro who opposed the leftist Lula’s victory in the election tried to break through, marched up ramps, and gathered on the building’s roof. Large numbers of followers of Brazil’s far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro stormed Congress, the presidential palace, and the Supreme Court on Sunday, in what President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called a “fascist” attack. Image Source: www.observerbd.com Bolsonaro reacted to the raids by condemning “plundering and encroachments” at the National Congress and the Presidential Palace. A sea of protesters dressed in the flag’s green and yellow flooded into Brasilia’s seat of power, trying to invade the…

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An eagerly anticipated continuation of Ant’s initial public offering may now have to wait longer due to the change in control. image credit: PYMNTS.com Billionaire Jack Ma has relinquished control of Ant Group Co, China’s largest fintech platform, which he helped build.. Ant has adjusted its voting structure, the company said on Saturday. The change involves giving 10 people – including the founder, management and employees – independent voting rights. Jack Ma is relinquishing control rights to Ant Group Co. as the billionaire continues to pull back from his online empire following the country’s unprecedented crackdown on tech. The company…

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President Murmu urged the volunteers to help raise awareness about biodiversity conservation, ecological balance, and responsible tourism practises. image credit: GQ India | President Draupadi Murmu Expressing concern over climate change, President Droupadi Murmu said the effects of rising temperatures and uncertain weather patterns are visible and countermeasures must be taken before it is too late. Addressing the inaugural function of the 18th National Scout Jamboree in Pali district of Rajasthan, President Murmu urged the volunteers to work for the protection of biodiversity, ecological balance and promotion of responsible tourism practises. President Murmu on Climate change She said the threat…

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According to a Supreme Court bench the owner the Cinema halls has the right to impose conditions as long as they do not jeopardize public interest, safety, or welfare. image credit: The Indian Wire The Supreme Court said on Tuesday, 3rd January cinema halls have the right to prevent moviegoers from bringing in food or drink from outside. A bench of Chief Justices of India DY Chandrachud and PS Narasimha said the halls must however provide viewers with free hygienic drinking water and allow parents to carry food for infants accompanying them. “The property of the cinema hall is the private property of…

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The rules for online gaming are expected to be finalised by early February, according to Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar | image credit: News9live Betting or gambling on the results of online games will not be allowed and online gambling gaming companies will have to register with a self-regulatory organization to avoid such practises, the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said in a notification on Monday. The ministry has released draft rules for online gambling companies, which include provisions for self-regulatory mechanisms and player verification. The new IT rules, which will be issued in…

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India External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated that during India’s G20 presidency, the issue of affordability and accessibility to energy, foodgrains, and fertilizers will be “very strongly” addressed. image credit: The Hindu Business Line External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday,30 December stressed that India wants to take up the issue of affordability and accessibility of energy, food and fertilizers “very strongly” during its G20 chairmanship as it affects the economies of the global outh. India formally assumed the G20 chair on 1 December. The next G20 summit at the level of heads of state and government is scheduled to…

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The most religious and hardline government in Israel’s history has taken the oath of office. Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu |image credit: ABC News Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn into office on Thursday,29 December. He took the helm of the most far-right and religiously conservative government in Israel’s history, promising to implement policies that could spark domestic and regional unrest and alienate the country’s closest allies. Netanyahu took the oath of office shortly after parliament expressed confidence in his new government. His return marks his sixth term in office and continues his more than a decade of dominance over Israeli politics. His…

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Should cellphones be permitted in schools? – This has been a point of contention since before Covid-19. In Maharashtra, the ban on mobile phones was recently announced by Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. image credit:OU News Every state and state government has its own set of rules. What parents, principals, and students have to say about mobile phone use in Mumbai schools is provided below. Principals are sceptical of the mobile ban Principals argue that the ban on cell phones is entirely debatable and that it is not necessary to prohibit their use in schools. They suggest that an age…

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The United Nations urged the Taliban to lift restrictions on women’s and girls’ education in Afghanistan on Tuesday 27 December. The UN human rights envoy spoke of the “terrible consequences” of the repressive measures and urged the Taliban to reconsider them. image credit: The Guardian Volker Turk, the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, stated that “no country can develop socially or economically if half of its population is excluded. According to AFP, he continued, “These unfathomable restrictions on women and girls will not only worsen the suffering of all Afghans but, I fear, pose a threat…

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