SCRAPS WON’T DO, IT’S TIME FOR UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOMES

It takes more than five hundred rupees a month, ten kilos of rice and a police lathi to keep body and soul together.

https://avayshukla.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-lock-down-diaries-iii-scraps-wont.html

Cuban journalist Mónica Baró fined over Facebook posts under new internet decree

Cuban journalist Mónica Baró fined over Facebook posts under new internet decree

Finalmente, me llegó la citación. Hace pocos minutos. Me la trajo a mi casa una oficial de la PNR, que al parecer estaba…

Gepostet von Mónica Baró Sánchez am Donnerstag, 16. April 2020

Delhi Assembly election: What is at stake for Arvind Kejriwal, PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi?

Congress has only to gain in Delhi Assembly election. A smart election strategy may help the Congress exploit double anti-incumbency in Delhi – against the Modi government as well as the Kejriwal government. 

India Today: Delhi Assembly election: What is at stake for Arvind Kejriwal, PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi?

1st Test, England tour of South Africa at Centurion, Dec 26-30 2019

Even if England trigger a collapse and get SA all out for around 150. England will be chasing 250 runs to win this 1st Test Match. England couldn’t even cross 200 runs in their 1st innings. I don’t think there’s any chance for them to chase the target in their second innings.

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19286/commentary/1185304/south-africa-vs-england-1st-test-england-in-sa-2019-20

Modi government responsible for growing fear among Muslims in India: WSJ

Modi’s legacy may be instability and stagnation: Unemployment is at a 45-year high as thousands of Indians protest his policies toward Muslims.

The Wall Street Journal

India to update National Population Register

The Hindu: The Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given the go-ahead to clear the budgetary allocation for conducting the decennial Census

LiveMint: NPR has nothing to do with NRC: Prakash Javadekar

However, many people in India find it difficult to believe the goverment’s version:

#caa, #nrc

UAE’s Spy tool ToTok

ToTok, an app released earlier this year, is tracking “every conversation, movement, relationship, appointment, sound and image of those who install it on their phones,” NYT investigators and American officials familiar with classified intelligence claimed in the report on Sunday.

Al Jazeera: Calling app ToTok used as ‘spying tool’ by UAE: Report

Chile stresses on mitigation of greenhouse gases

Juan Angulo Monsalve
Juan Angulo Monsalve

The ambassador of Chile in the India Juan Angulo Monsalve highlighted the imperative need for countries to make additional efforts to mitigate greenhouse gases and meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

Presna Latina: https://www.prensa-latina.cu/index.php?o=rn&id=324851&SEO=embajador-de-chile-pide-esfuerzos-adicionales-ante-cambio-climatico

Game of Thrones

In fall of Devendra Fadnavis, Sharad Pawar foxes BJP and settles succession in NCP

Indian version of the globally hit TV series; Game of Thrones

Gujarati ‘Chanakya’ has been dethroned

So, Indian media, which labeled Amit Shah as ‘Chanakya’ of Indian politics. This Gujarati ‘Chanakya’ has been dethroned to the aforesaid title by his Marathi counterpart, Sharad Pawar.

India Today: Only 80 hrs: Devendra Fadnavis becomes Maharashtra CM with shortest tenure ever