Wednesday, 23 September 2020 Subjects beyond the scope of Online Learning
India
The Fire in Bagjhan Oil Field
Ishaan Singh Sarna - Sep 13,2020
On 9th September 2020, an engineer working with Oil India Limited (OIL) died after being electrocuted while struggling, along with his other teammates, to douse the fire that has been burning in the Baghjhan Oil Field in Tinsukia District of Assam since June. Arnab Kishore, the young engineer, lost consciousness and fell while working with some electrical equipment at the site of destruction. While people may view this as an isolated incident, it is but a part of a string of accidents that have befallen the inhabitants, villages, and ecology of the area.
A Major Setback to the Economy
Jahnavi Rathore - Sep 11,2020
India is staring at a recession as it records the worst quarterly GDP data, witnessing a long-awaited disaster. The GDP is skating on thin ice with a sharp decline of 23.9%. The quantum of contraction seems to have surprised many, but should not have. While the economic trajectory going forward will be affected by the further spread of the novel virus, the situation will be hampered. This has been caused due to a combination of disparate factors, the proximate cause being the curtailing of activities since the lockdown.
The significance of dignity in human rights jurisprudence
Riya Rajayyan - Sep 09,2020
The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court struck down a part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code as unconstitutional as it offended the right to privacy on September 6. As noted in K.S. Puttaswamy, privacy has been treated as a fundamental right and a premise for this upliftment was that the privacy of the individual is an essential aspect of dignity. Section 377, a 158-year-old colonial law, refers to 'unnatural offences' and says whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse 'against the order of nature' with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term, which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to pay a fine.
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