Wednesday, 23 September 2020 Subjects beyond the scope of Online Learning
Yashovardhan Tiwary - Sep 19,2020
The LGBTQ+ community has faced a lot of problems in the past, and is facing a lot of problems even now. Recently, the #NoHomoVivah got trending on Twitter following The Solicitor General Tushar Mehta's comments on the on the PIL to recognise the same sex marriages under Hindu Marriage Act. He stated that ,"Such marriages are contrary to the statutory provision, our society, our values do not recognise marriage between two people of same-sex." Twitter came to blows after this statement and to grapple with the one's in support of the #NoHomoVivah, a new lot came out with #YesHomoVivah, and this hashtag got trending with worldwide support. Change is inevitable, but this battle has been going on for a long time and the LGBTQ+ community still has to go a long way to win their rights and acceptance in the society.
The Farmers' Protests in India
Ishaan Singh Sarna - Sep 19,2020
On September 12, 2020, farmers belonging to Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) and other farmers’ welfare associations took to the streets in Haryana’s Kurukshetra. They thronged the streets to express their disapproval of the recent Ordinances, under the aegis of PM Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Project, tabled in the Lok Sabha by the Central Government. This protest quickly took a violent turn as the police began lathi charging the agitated farmers. However, this protest was only the beginning of an oncoming spate of farmers’ protests against the Ordinances. These protests have been majorly staged by distressed farmers in Punjab and Haryana, but the agitation has also spread to other states like Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.
ASEAN Summit 2020
Riya Rajayyan - Sep 17,2020
The 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit began via video link on Wednesday, September 9 after being delayed by a month due to the pandemic. Escalating rivalry between the United States and China has been topping the agenda. The foreign ministers of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are also set to meet Asian and Western counterparts during the summit.
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