Human Rights

No Discussion On Rights Situation In China’s Xinjiang At UN

A draft resolution in the UN Human Rights Council on holding a debate on the situation of human rights in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China was rejected with 19 members voting against it and 11 abstentions including India.

HIGHLIGHTS

• A core group including Canada and USA presented a draft resolution to the UN Human Rights Council
• China voted against the resolution and India abstained from voting
• Human rights groups have been sounding alarms over detention of Uyghurs by China

What Are Human Rights Violations Against China?

Human Rights Violations Against China

Human rights groups want to draw the attention of the world towards the condition of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region of the resource-rich north-eastern province of China for years. It is alleged that over one million Uyghurs have been kept in detention camps against their will. But Beijing calls them re-education camps.

What Was The Draft Resolution Presented By Core Countries?

A core group of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the UK, and the USA presented a draft resolution to 47 members Human Rights Council to discuss the situation of Uyghurs in China. The draft was co-sponsored by a range of states, including Turkey.

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5G Services

5G Services Are Available In These Cities

The 5G services have been launched by network providers in selected cities. And it will take them some time to cover the entire country. While Jio promises 5G services by December 2023, Bharti Airtel will do it by March 2024.

10 Highlights Of 5G Services

5G Services
  1. Jio 5G services are available in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Varanasi, and Airtel 5G services are started in Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Nagpur, and Siliguri.
  2. Users will require 5G handsets but there is no need to replace existing SIM to avail of the 5G services.
  3. In the initial phase, 5G networks will provide data at 600 mbps which is at par with professional computers.
  4. Jio will provide 5G services at 1 GBPS to all its customers under the ‘Beta trial’. But experts say that this speed will be available only very close to the mobile stations.
  5. 5G network will enable users to download a 6GB HD movie in 1 minute 25 seconds and a 4K movie in 3 minutes at 600 mbps.
  6. Nokia senior vice president and head of India market Sanjay Malik said that the launch of 5G services would double the average data consumption per user within one and half years.
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Paris Boycotting Public Screening Of World Cup Matches

Paris Protests World Cup Matches Despite France Being The Defending Champion

Paris will boycott public screening of World Cup matches on giant screens for this season to protest human rights abuses by Qatar and the environmental impact of the FIFA matches in the desert country. Other French cities are expected to follow the move.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Qatar has been criticized for violating the rights of migrant workers and creating air-conditioned stadiums
• There will be no giant screens in public fan zones in Paris this FIFA season as a protest against Qatar
• France is the defending champion in World Cup

Why Is Paris Boycotting Public Screening Of World Cup Matches?

Paris Boycotting Public Screening Of World Cup Matches

Pierre Rabadan, deputy mayor of Paris in charge of sports said that there was the problem of the environmental impact. Rabadan cited air-conditioned stadiums to put force on his words. He further said that the conditions in which those facilities had been built were to be questioned as well.

Qatar Sports Investments owns the city’s football club, Paris Saint-Germain but the move won’t impact the relations between them. Rabadan said that they had very constructive relations with the club and its entourage yet it didn’t prevent them to say when they disagree.

Why Are The Allegations Of Human Rights Violations

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Elon Musk Suggest To End Ukraine War

Are You Voting On Elon Musk’s Proposed Peace Plan To End Ukraine War?

Tesla Chief Elon Musk suggested a peace plan for the Ukraine war and asked Twitter users to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the plan. But his peace plan drew flak from Ukraine and the west for being pro-Russian. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky himself responded to the plan through a tweet.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Elon Musk suggested Crimea be recognized as Russia and Ukraine remain neutral
• He even proposed UN-supervised elections in regions occupied by Moscow
• Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky responded to Mush with his poll

What Did Elon Musk Suggest To End Ukraine War?

Elon Musk Suggest To End Ukraine War

Billionaire Elon Musk proposed that Crimea which Moscow annexed in 2014 be formally recognized as a part of Russia. Also, the water supply to Crime was restored and Ukraine remained neutral. Twitter users could vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the plan.

He posted another tweet saying “Let’s try this then: the will of the people who live in the Donbas & Crimea should decide whether they’re part of Russia or Ukraine.”

The world’s richest person also weighed in favor of UN-supervised elections in the four occupied regions that Russia annexed through referendums. … Read the rest

Stage Of Developmental Projects In India

PM Modi Initiates A 100-Trillion-Rupee ($1.2 Trillion) Project Gati Shakti To Compete With China

Concerned about the delaying of developmental projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for initiating a mega project to speed up the developmental work. PM Modi believes that only technology has the answer to the problems causing a delay in developmental projects.

HIGHLIGHTS

• PM Modi initiates a 100-trillion-rupee project Gati Shakti to boost the developmental work
• The project involves creating a digital platform combining 16 ministries for investors and companies
• The important factor of the project is identifying clusters with huge potential for development

What Is The Stage Of Developmental Projects In India?

Stage Of Developmental Projects In India

According to the latest data available, almost half of the infrastructure projects are delayed for one reason or another. Also, one in the four projects runs its estimated budget due to a lack of resources and technology. And it is a perennial problem that has become notorious over time. PM Modi has suggested a solution in making a mega project called Gati Shakti.

What Is Gati Shakti?

It is a digital platform created with a fund of 100-trillion-rupee ($1.2 trillion) to provide speed to development projects facing delays due to unspecified reasons. PM Modi has suggested making a platform combining 16 ministries to provide … Read the rest

5G Services Launched Today

10 Highlights Of 5G Services In The Country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at an event today. Over the next couple of years, the services will cover the entire length and breadth of the country. PM is hopeful of a big economic impact of the 5G services.

10 Highlights Of 5G Services Launched Today

5G Services Launched Today
  1. The 5G service is capable of supporting ultra-high-speed Internet throughout the country.
  2. It is expected to become a new transformational force unleashing new economic opportunities and societal benefits for Indian society.
  3. The cumulative impact of 5G services is estimated to reach $450 billion by 2035.
  4. The three major telecom companies in the country demonstrated the potential of 5G technology before the PM.
  5. Each telecom operator demonstrated one use case of the latest technology during the launch.
  6. According to experts, the manufacturing sector is expected to be benefitted most (12%) followed by agriculture (11%).
  7. 5G will account for more than a third of total mobile connections in the country by 2030. The share for 2G and 3G services is further dwindling to less than 10%.
  8. India’s high level of 4G adoption (79%) provides a strong base for the establishment and spread of 5G services throughout the country.
  9. The government has set a target
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