Category: Today’s Special

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Mahatma Jyotiba Phule: A Tribute

Ancient Indian society had many religious beliefs, dogmas, rituals and social customs but most of the traditions were oppressive towards the lower castes especially women. In the beginning, the society was divided into Brahmin, Khastriya, Vaish and Shudra castes on work basis but later it changed to births.

Oppression in Indian society

In the later years, the people were taught that the means of living, earning, education, legal system were caste, creed and sex based and that they had divine sanction. But it was women that were the most oppressed. They were devoid of education and right to own property. Also, they were subjected to child marriage, widowhood, polyandry system, devdasies and even prostitution.

Rise of Mahatma Phule

Born on April 11, 1827 as Jyotirao Gobindrao Phule, Mahatma Phule did a commending job for upliftment of the downtrodden class of the society. He along with his wife started women empowerment with education. But Jyotirao didn’t have a pleasant childhood as his mother died when he was 9-months old.

Jyotirao took his primary education in his village school and later went to a Scottish Mission High School in Poona for higher … Read the rest

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PM Will Announce His Decision On Coronavirus Lockdown In His Address To Nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will convey his decision on ending the coronavirus lockdown on the coming Tuesday in his address to the nation. The PM is likely to meet with Chief Ministers via video conference tomorrow to discuss the state of affairs post coronavirus lockdown.

Uncertainty over coronavirus lockdown

According to sources, the lockdown could be extended but with many changes like interstate movement will remain restricted and educational institutions are likely to stay closed. But PM could provide sector specific relaxation to ease the industry from the massive economic fallout of the prolonged shutdown but with social distancing norms.

The PM said that life wouldn’t be the same again after COVID-19. Massive behavioral, social and personal changes would have to take place, the PM said to political leaders in video conference.

Additional Secretary in Foreign Ministry, Vikas Swarup said that PM Modi’s decision to order the three-week lockdown had helped slow the infection rate but it had impacted the economy and thousands of poor workers. He said that millions of people lost their jobs and many of the daily wage workers had fled to their villages.

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Switch Off Your Lights At 9 PM On 5th April Asked PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to display a collective spirit in the fight against COVID-19 by showing up on their balconies and gates once again on the coming Sunday.

PM Modi asked people to show up

Narendra Modi wants people to light their balconies and gates with candles, lamps, torches, mobile lights and whatever they can use as light to applaud unsung warriors against coronavirus. And he wants the people to do it just like they did during last month’s “Janata Curfew”.

He said that people should show up sharp at 9 pm on April 5 to mark their fight against COVID-19. But at the same time the PM urged people to stay indoors and maintain social distancing to defeat novel coronavirus.

Highlights of PM Modi’s message

• Social distancing must not break at any cost because it is the only panacea to break the chain of novel coronavirus.

• Never cross the line of social distancing.

• We should defeat coronavirus together and make India win.

• People are at home during lockdown but they aren’t alone as the collective strength of … Read the rest

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Cops Detain Shaheen Bagh Protestors Amid Delhi Lockdown

After 101 days of sin-in protest, Shaheen Bagh in Delhi was cleared of the protestors. It was heart of protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act of CAA. Delhi Police reached Shaheen Bagh at around 7 am and cleared the site by arresting the remaining protestors.

Delhi imposes Section 144 over COVID-19

Following the orders of banning large gatherings in the capital, cops asked the Shaheen Bagh protestors to leave the site but they refused. Finally, the cops have to use force and detain nine people including six women and three men to clear the site. Soon the civic body will clean up the protest site. Also, the Jaffrabad and Turkman Gate sites were cleared using force.

Delhi reports 30 coronavirus cases

Following the orders of countrywide restrictions in the wake of rising coronavirus cases, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a lockdown on the city. Delhi has recorded 30 COVID-19 cases and one death. It has sealed borders with adjoining states; public transport is shut and shops closed except those that sell essential goods. The country has recorded 470 cases and nine people have died so far.

Clearing Shaheen Bagh protests

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India Should Show The Way To Deal With COVID-19: WHO

The executive director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Michael J Ryan has strong belief that India can show the way to control the novel coronavirus. He said that India had a tremendous capacity to deal with the situation arose due to COVID-19outbreak.

WHO looking forward towards India for help

India had experience of eradicating two pandemics, namely small-pox and polio said Michael J Ryan. He revealed his views on the potential of India to deal with the virus during a daily press briefing on COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that India was a very populous country hence needed more labs where a surge is seen. He further said that the future of that virus would be considered in a very highly and densely populated country like India. It led the world in eradicating small-pox and polio.

There were no easy answers. It was exceptionally important that countries like India showed the way to the world as they had done before said Ryan.

The number of coronavirus cases in the world are over 3,30,000 and the number of deaths has surpassed 14,000 according to the World … Read the rest

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23 March: Important Dates Of History

There are many important events recorded in the history of the country and the world. But in the history of India, it is the execution of Bhagat Singh and his companions Rajguru and Sukhdev that is the biggest and most important of all events.

Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were Indian revolutionaries that were executed on 23 March 1931 during Indian independence movement. Also, it was on March 23, 1956 that Pakistan was born as the first Islamic Republic in the world. Also, Taiwan conducted direct presidential elections for the first time on 23 March 1996.

Important events of March 23

1351: Feroz Shah Tuglaq III acceded to the throne. He was nephew of Muhammad Tuglaq

1757: Clive seized Chandranagar from French control

1880: Birth of Basanti Devi, an Indian independence activist

1910: Birth of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, a freedom fighter, serious thinker and socialist politician

1931: Revolutionaries of Indian independence movement, Bhagat Sing, Rajguru and Sukhdev, were executed by the British government

1940: Muslim League acceded to the demand for Pakistan

1956: Pakistan came into being as … Read the rest