Thursday, 27 January, 2022
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Topic: religion

Adi Shankaracharya was sent in response to Buddha to bring people’s faith back to god

In ‘Icons of Grace’, Nityanand Charan Das writes about how Buddha and Shankaracharya were both part of the same divine mission.

‘It is about journey of soul’ — Parsis seek exemption, want Covid funerals on their terms

Surat Parsi Punchayet has petitioned SC to permit Parsi last rites for Covid victims. Protocol only allows burial & cremation. A look at the pandemic's impact on the community.

Indian Muslims got ‘less religious’ since 2016, shows CSDS study. 44% reported discrimination

Muslims report more discrimination than other minorities, but instead of ‘turning to faith’ they are getting less religious, report says. Experts say reality is more nuanced.

82% Sikh youth pray frequently, highly religious compared to others, shows CSDS-Lokniti survey

More than 80% Sikh respondents also support a ban on the making of comedy movies on religious leaders, as well as stand-up comedy on religion.

Christians say they’re under attack by Shivraj’s MP. Home Minister denies rise in such crimes

Christian leaders say attack on Vidisha school Sunday is latest in a series of alleged atrocities. But home minister, police deny claim that crimes against community are on the rise.

‘Past wrongs can’t disturb present peace’ — court junks plea to install deities at Qutub Minar

Delhi court says plaintiffs’ argument citing fundamental rights under Articles 25 and 26 of Constitution ‘devoid of merit’ as these rights are ‘not absolute in nature’.

This Nagaland hashtag trended on Weibo. And Xi wants China’s religions to first follow CCP

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

MHA’s telegram to Kerala that sums up the Indian State’s relationship with religion

In 'Governance by Stealth', Subrata K. Mitra examines the durability and roles of India's Ministry of Home Affairs.

Imran Khan mixing religion and politics won’t turn Pakistan into welfare Madina

Imran Khan wants a welfare state. So, citizens should know the real value of his, Nawaz Sharif, Pervez Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari’s properties.

Why poverty probably takes graver mental toll on an American than on an Indian

Study by psychology scholars from seven institutes claims religiosity can ease impact of economic hardships on psychological well-being. It was published in PNAS journal.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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