The ISRO chief, S Somanath, pointed out that while the main purpose of the Gaganyaan mission is to demonstrate India’s capability, it is also the first step toward an Indian Space Station in the future.
'It is very unfortunate that the so-called secular parties have not come out and said anything, in particular in defence of the Places of Worship Act. We are very disappointed by their lack of stance.' Excerpts from an interview with AIMPLB Executive Member Qasim Rasool Ilyas.
NFHS 5 has further found that Jains are the richest amongst the religious communities in India, with over 80% of its population
falling in the highest wealth quintile and only 1.6% falling in the lowest.
Lead Specialist, Gender Justice, at Oxfam India, Amita Pitre, said: “The principle of equality and non-discrimination is important, and it is enshrined in our Constitution. The marital exception clause reduces the woman to a second-class citizen within the marriage and means that she is not equal before law."
“Processions should be taken out with permission of police. Police should have detailed information... this is definitely not happening... In some instances, police have been a mute spectator," said NCM chairperson Iqbal Singh Lalpura.
During General Naravane's 28-month tenure as Chief of the Army Staff, some momentous events took place including the standoff with China in Ladakh, the Covid pandemic, ceasefire with Pakistan and removal of AFSPA from some districts in states of the North-East.
The government submitted this in response to a petition by a civil society collective in Manipur, including an organisation of former drug users that works for the rehabilitation of drug addicts, challenging the acquittal and alleging that the prosecution refused to file an appeal.
Naqvi also told the delegation that several incidents, which are criminal in nature, have been given a “communal hue” to defame the Prime Minister, and the country, by certain sections as “part of their conspiracy’’, sources said.
While most parts of northern and central India will receive a normal to above normal seasonal rainfall, below normal rainfall is likely over parts of Northeast and Northwest India as well as the southern parts of the Southern peninsula.
He said, “I am particularly concerned about detenues because we know the rigors of Emergency. We know what Mr Chidambaram's (Congress) government did in 1975, when they detained thousands of Opposition leaders for petty offences purely on political grounds. Perhaps that part needs a second look.”
Chidambaram said the objective of this Bill — “to expand the ambit of powers, to use modern techniques for body measurements and to provide legal sanctions’’ — appear “harmless words’’ but the “harm and mischief lies in these sections’’.
'The demand that I mooted today is how we can make election manifestos legally binding for political parties – or at least give them some quasi-legal value. I feel Parliament should sit down and all political parties should look at this seriously.'
No amount of climate action after 2030 will be good enough to limit the rise in global temperatures within 1.5 degrees Celsius, if the emissions' pathway is not altered significantly in the next few years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said in its latest report.