Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: Discrimination

SubscriberWrites: Women in India are reduced to domestic labour providers. Nothing has changed in 2022

While some Indian women are global leaders and powerful voices in diverse fields most do not enjoy many of their rights due to deeply entrenched patriarchal views, norms, traditions and structures, writes Jayanti Sengupta Sharma

‘Majority’, ‘minority’ terms not needed as all have equal rights in India: Kerala Governor

During a conclave in Delhi Saturday, the Kerala Governor also asserted that India's civilisation and 'cultural heritage' have 'no concept of discrimination' on the basis of religion.

Indian politicians prefer to help local people, not migrants. A new survey tells you why

Covid highlighted the plight of migrant workers. Scholars from University of California, San Diego & Columbia University studied how political apathy impacts them.

I fought against Twitter blue tick because it creates an Apartheid in conversations

Twitter blue tick is unequal, hierarchical and arbitrary in nature.

HC penalises Assam govt, Gold’s Gym for discriminating against person with cerebral palsy

HC said responses of Assam govt and Gold's Gym were “pathetic”. It has asked them to pay Rs 50,000 each to an NGO working for people with disabilities.

New Facebook rules will end job, housing ads that discriminate by age, gender, pin code

The rules are aimed at settling a string of lawsuits that allege Facebook enables bias in housing, credit and employment.

LGBTQ will not be ostracised once Sec 377 is declared unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The top court noted that discrimination against the LGBTQ community has also adversely impacted their mental health.

To boost social inclusion, govt will ask schools to develop database of trans children

It also wants information on transgender persons to be included in the curriculum, have separate toilets in schools, and sensitise teachers.

Expanding Article 15 to include discrimination against disabled people

From GST to buses, trains and flights, policies ignoring the disabled community constitute active discrimination.

Global Pulse: Now private emails in Trump administration, Merkel the ‘biggest loser’?

The coming years would be anything but pretty for Merkel or indeed for Germany’s consensus-driven political model.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.