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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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Traders Ask To Extend Lockdown To April 30 But With Relief Package

Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) stands with the government in the time of COVID-19 spread. National General Secretary of CAT, Pravin Khandelwal, wrote to the PM to extend the lockdown period to April 30.

CAT supports extension of lockdown

A survey conducted among traders and business leaders of various states, the business community said that they want the lockdown to be extended beyond the 21-day period. They said that the current situation of novel coronavirus spread demands stricter measures to contain the spread of the deadly disease. And the business community was unanimous in the decision to extend the lockdown period.

The CAT assured that the traders would leave no stone unturned to deal with the virus. Also, the confederation assured the PM that India would be victorious in its fight against the spread of novel coronavirus.

Challenges ahead

In a letter to the PM the confederation mentioned the hardships that the small and medium scale traders would have to face in the fight against the pandemic. The lockdown period would result in slowdown of business resulting in big losses. But the increasing number of coronavirus cases demand strict … Read the rest

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WhatsApp: Send Messages Without Saving Contacts

WhatsApp allows sending messages to phone numbers saved in the Contact Book of your phone. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t message to the numbers outside of your contact list. There are many third-party apps that make WhatsApp to send messages to any phone number in the world.

Send WhatsApp messages without adding phone numbers

There are two ways to send WhatsApp messages to phone numbers without adding them in your contact list. But the first one much easier and it works for both the Android and iOS.

  1. Take a Smartphone and open its browser and enter http://wa.me/xxxxxxxxxx, or this link — http://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=xxxxxxxxxx in the address bar.
  2. Type phone number with country code in xxxxxxxxxx. For example, take +919911111111. Here the first two digits (91) is the country code and the rest of the digits are of the mobile number.
  3. Open the link to access the WhatsApp page with the phone number in the link and a green Message Button.
  4. Tap on the Message Button to access the WhatsApp of the phone number.
  5. Type your message and send without adding that number on your contact list.

Siri Shortcuts

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How to Worship Bajrangbali In Lockdown State?

Traditionally the devotees used to go to temples to recite Hanuman Chalisa to worship and please Bajrangbali. But this time, people will have to worship Bajrangbali at home due to coronavirus scare. But the good thing is that you can do Bajrangbalipuja with Vidhi Vidhan at home.

Hanuman Chalisa

The text of Hanuman Chalisa is taken as a blessing by the almighty. It is said that the recitation of Hanuman Chalisa destroys fear. It is recited in temples and other places during Hanuman Jayanti. But people can recite Hanuman Chalisa at home and celebrate Hanuman Jayanti. People are asked to stay indoors due to coronavirus lockdown but they can worship Bajrangbali at their homes.

Source: https://bit.ly/2JOcOXF

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Trump Accuses WHO Of Bias And Threatens To Cut Funding

US President Donald Trump accused the World Health Organization of bias towards China during the coronavirus pandemic and said that he could cut US funding to the WHO for its biased behavior.

Trump threatened WHO

Donald Trump said WHO, the UN body, could see a very powerful hold on funding from the US. It is well-known that the US is the biggest contributor of funds to WHO.

Trump pursues an America First policy and he has criticized WHO and other UN and multinational organizations in pursuance of his policy. But he revealed no details about the amount of fund to be withheld. On the contrary, he said that he was not saying, he was going to do that. He would look at ending the funding, added Trump.

Trump accuses WHO of bias

Donald Trump accused WHO of being very China centric while giving a faulty recommendation against curtailing international travel to stop the virus that first spread in China. He said that fortunately he rejected their advice on keeping the US borders open to China early on.

China also faced criticism from Republicans for mishandling … Read the rest