Author: Vidhu Gupta

An engineering student who loves to write on social issues, current affairs and business.

President Joe Biden extended a broad pardon for Americans criminally convicted of possessing tiny amounts of marijuana or cannabis, bringing US cannabis policy to the forefront. Mr. Biden also urged governors to follow suit on state offences and called for a reconsideration of whether cannabis should be classified as a less severe substance. Cannabis is currently classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law, which means it has “no currently accepted medicinal value and a significant potential for misuse.” That’s “the same schedule as heroin and LSD, and it’s even higher than the categorization for fentanyl and methamphetamine…

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The fact that the honorees are from Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia sends an implicit statement regarding the continuing confrontation between Russia and Ukraine. The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced on Friday that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2022 has been given to Belarussian human rights champion Ales Bialiatski, the Russian human rights organization Memorial, and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties (October 7). Alfred Nobel, the engineer and inventor of dynamite, set aside 2.8 million euros in 1901 to establish these awards. Without a doubt, the financial side is critical since it allows scientists to continue their research.…

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Thirty-seven persons were slain, the most of them children, in an extraordinary gun and knife attack on a preschool centre in north-east Thailand, which shocked the country. According to authorities and witnesses, the assailant, a former police officer, opened fire on youngsters resting at the centre in Na Klang district of Nong Bua Lamphu province about midday on Thursday. According to police, the majority of the youngsters slain at the centre were stabbed to death. As he drove away from the nursery, the assailant shot at passersby before returning home and shooting himself, his wife, and his kid. Panya Khamrab,…

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The World Health Organization stated on Wednesday that the deaths of scores of young children in Gambia from acute kidney damage may have been caused by tainted cough syrup and cold syrups manufactured by a medicine company based in India. The results were published by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus after tests on numerous medical syrups suspected of causing 66 infant fatalities in the tiny West African country. The deaths of 66 children in the West African country of Gambia have put a pall over India’s $42 billion pharmaceutical sector, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed as the “pharmacy…

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In terms of delivering better salary, packages or CTCs to engineers, the IT industry is on top. Non-tech organisations used to have to pay a premium to acquire IIT personnel, but that is changing. When Vipin Desai (name has been changed) was starting out as a software engineer, he searched for an industry that would provide him with a career with a high trajectory. That industry, he felt, was information technology services. Six years later, when his younger brother Suyesh Desai was poised to follow in his footsteps, Vipin realised that, after correcting for inflation, his younger brother would be…

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A sponsorship agreement between this year’s UN climate conference and Coca-Cola, which has been called by an environmental organisation as the “world’s biggest polluter,” has been dubbed “greenwash” by protesters. Cop27, which will be held from November 6 to 18 in the Egyptian beach resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, is the world’s major platform for governments, corporations, and environmental organisations to address the climate emergency. “Coca-Cola supporting the Cop27 is classic ‘greenwash,'” said Emma Priestland, a coordinator for Break Free From Plastic, a global collaboration of organisations and individuals. Coca-Cola is one of the world’s largest plastic consumers. “In our yearly…

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For their ground-breaking experiments utilising entangled quantum states, in which two particles act as a single unit even when they are separated, John Clauser, Alain Aspect, and Anton Zeilinger have been awarded the Physics Nobel Prize. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on October 4, 2022 that Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger will share the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to quantum mechanics. The violation of Bell inequalities, studies with entangled photons, and groundbreaking work in quantum information science were all recognised with the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics, according to the academy.…

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Workers restored power to several neighbourhoods in Havana, Cuba on Saturday after a second day of protests over a blackout in the Cuban capital, including the biggest demonstrations since a massive anti-government protests in July 2021. Repeated blackouts on Cuba’s already fragile electric grid were among the causes of the island’s largest social protests in decades in July 2021. Thousands of people, weary of power failures and shortages of goods exacerbated by the pandemic and U.S. sanctions, turned out in cities across the island to vent their anger and some also lashed out at the government. Hundreds were arrested and…

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The BJP leaders call the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by mimic names. Especially the Bhartiya Janta Party supporters. Yet, it is these very people that always have their eyes on him and are ever ready to criticise him. Never leaving any opportunity to mock him and the family politics scenario. Bharat Jodo Yatra has been one of those many occasions. Bharat Jodo Yatra has been a way to exhibit the initiative to unite India, one step at a time. Gandhi and Congress leaders, and workers are joining him on his journey from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. The aim is to traverse…

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Forced pregnancy of a married woman for the purpose of abortion can be treated as “spousal rape,” the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a landmark ruling on women’s reproductive rights and physical autonomy.  “Married women can also be part of the rape survivor class. Rape is non-consensual intercourse and intimate partner violence is real.”, said the judges, led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. “Any pregnancies that are allegedly forcibly induced by a pregnant woman are rape.” Judiciary authorities, including Justices AS Bopanna and JB Pardiwala, also interpreted the MTP law to mean that unmarried women, like married women, could have…

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