JAMMU AND KASHMIR OFFICIAL LANGUAGES BILL 2020- CULTURAL EQUALITY OR CULTURAL DISSOLUTION?

The Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the introduction in Parliament of the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill 2020 in which 5 languages will be official languages. These are Urdu, Kashmiri, Dogri, Hindi, and English. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said inclusion of Dogri, Hindi, and Kashmiri as official languages in Jammu and Kashmir is not only a fulfilment of a long-pending public demand but is also about keeping with the spirit of equality.  Language is important Read more [...]

War Awaiting after Winning the Battle against COVID-19

Covid-19 disease commonly known as corona disease is an infectious disease, caused by a virus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case of this disease was found in Wuhan, China from where it started spreading globally and it became an ongoing pandemic. It is a disease which spreads among people when they come in close contact, via small droplets when they cough, sneeze and talk. Till now there is no cure available to this disease, scientists from all over Read more [...]

Cyberbullying: A Virtual Transgression with Genuine Consequence

Cyberbullying is the persecution or tyranny through digital gadgets like laptops, tablets and computers. There are numerous platforms which can be used for cyber bullying which includes gaming platforms, social media and various chatting applications. Cyberbullying is a very treacherous piece of the virtual world which has to be monitored and controlled. It consists of uploading, transmitting or distributing negative, vulgar or inaccurate erudition regarding another person for causing disgrace and Read more [...]

DICHOTOMY SURROUNDING THE NEW AGRICULTURAL BILL, 2020

“Jai Jawaan, Jai Kisaan!”  This slogan by our second Prime Minister, Shri Lal Bhahadur Shasti in 1965 resonates and reverberates within every Indian, not only our farmers. This article discusses whether the new Farm Bills will do justice to this slogan.  Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for about 58 per cent of India’s population. Gross Value Added (GVA) by agriculture, forestry and fishing was estimated at Rs 19.48 lakh crore in FY20. Growth in GVA in agriculture Read more [...]

COVID-19 SURVELLIENCE: IS PERSONAL PRIVACY OVERLOOKED IN THE PROCESS?

INTRODUCTION Coronavirus- the most frequently used term in today’s date. This infectious disease has posed an unprecedented threat all over the world. To control the spread of this disease and to prevent further transmission, the government is trying to seek for various preventive measures by tracking the affected people. These includes Epidemic modelling, contact tracing, documentation of quarantine patients. In the midst of all these efforts to deal with the pandemic, the use of these methods Read more [...]