The potential geopolitical fault line in the maritime domain in East Asia could be "graver" than what is being witnessed, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday, amid escalating tensions in the Taiwan Strait. In a virtual address at the Moscow Conference on International Security, Singh also strongly pitched for reform of the United Nations (UN), saying the global body may progressively lose its effectiveness without democratisation in its decision-making. The defence minister said the refusal of major powers to change UN institutions in tune with time ignores the emerging geo-political realities and economic and technological progress that has happened since 1945. "Global security in the framework of multilateralism requires abiding by the UN charter and principles of international law, which act as a bulwark against anarchy, instability and higher chances of conflict," Singh said. He observed that the UN can deliver effective solutions only if it gives a voice to the entire … [Read more...] about Rajnath Singh Strongly Pitches for Reform of United Nations at Security Conference in Moscow
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The Romans enslaved people , enforced a rigid patriarchy, and delighted in the spectacle of prisoners being tortured at the Colosseum. Top minds of the ancient Western world—luminaries such as Aristotle, whose works are still taught in undergraduate lectures today—defended slavery as an entirely natural and proper practice. Indeed, from the dawn of the agricultural era to the 19th century, slavery was ubiquitous across the world. It’s hard to understand how our predecessors could have been so horrifically wrong. We have made real progress since then. Though still very far from perfect, society is in many respects considerably more humane and just than it once was. But why should anyone think this journey of moral progress is close to complete? Given humanity’s track record, we almost certainly are, like our forebears, committing grave moral mistakes at this very moment. When future generations look back on us, they might see us like we see the Romans. Contemplating our potential … [Read more...] about What Will Future Generations Think of Us?
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Leonardo DiCaprio used his Oscar acceptance speech on Sunday to deliver a message about the perils of global warming. But the A-list actor, who flies private jets, rents out entire yachts, and maintains multiple multimillion dollar residences, has a carbon footprint that’s likely among the biggest in the world. “Making ‘The Revenant’ was about man's relationship to the natural world. A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history,” DiCaprio said at the Academy Awards. “Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.” But experts point out that a big part of reducing one’s carbon footprint is to stop buying so many expensive, energy-consuming toys. “Carbon footprints … [Read more...] about Leonardo DiCaprio preaches environmental responsibility, but does he practice it?
BREAKING: BORDER ENCOUNTERS HIT HIGHEST MONTHLY TOTAL ‘IN RECORDED HISTORY’ … LUKE BARR, ABC : The total monthly encounters of migrants along the southern border in April, were 234,088, according to an overnight court filing, the highest total in recorded history. EARTH’S BORDER GETS A HEARING TODAY… CNN : House panel to hold highly anticipated public hearing on UFOs A House panel is set to hold a public hearing on Tuesday on “unidentified aerial phenomena,” popularly known as UFOs, a high-profile moment for a controversial topic that has long been relegated to the fringes of public policy. The hearing, which is slated to begin at 9 a.m. ET and will be livestreamed, has been convened by the House Intelligence Committee’s Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation subcommittee, a panel chaired by Democratic Rep. André Carson of Indiana. As part of the proceedings, Ronald Moultrie, under secretary of defense for intelligence and security, and Scott … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: Border Encounters Hit Highest Monthly Total ‘In Recorded History’
At the end of 2019, Big Tech firms were hungry for talent. Google, in its annual report, said it increased the number of employees by nearly 23% to 1,18,899. The search giant noted it would onboard more engineers and product managers to run its services. The company was also keen on bulking up its sales team to grow cloud business. Other top tech firms too sought to increase their employee numbers. But COVID-19 upended the global economy, making several businesses re-draw their strategies and change course. Many companies had to let their employees go. About 20 million workers lost their jobs in the U.S. alone. Half of those cuts occurred in the last two weeks of March 2020, the period when several countries enforced lockdowns to protect their citizens from getting infected by COVID-19. Job lay-offs in the pandemic The pandemic’s effect on jobs was far-reaching. In the Asia-Pacific region, millions of people were asked to work reduced hours or for no hours at all. Overall, working … [Read more...] about Big Tech’s talent conundrum
PRO-ABORTION TERRORISTS PROMISE TO ESCALATE ATTACKS… ‘The Leash Is Off’: Abortion Activists Behind Attacks On Pro-Lifers Issue New Threats, Urge Others To ‘Burn’ A statement that appears to be from the violent pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge was posted online Tuesday, saying “the leash is off” for attacks on pro-life operations and declaring violence until pro-life groups shut down. The statement was posted to Abolition Media, an “online news source for revolutionary movements,” and promised violent attacks on pro-life organizations such as crisis pregnancy centers. “We promised to take increasingly drastic measures against oppressive infrastructures,” the statement said. “Rest assured that we will, and those measures may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti. Sometimes you will see what we do, and you will know that it is us. Sometimes you will think you merely are unlucky, because you cannot see the ways which we interfere in your … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: Pro-Abortion Terrorists Promise To Escalate Attacks
In Tanzania in 1965, a young Imtiaz Yusuf was confused by a headline in a local newspaper: “Pakistan declares jihad on India.” He asked his father if Islam was a threat within Pakistan,. but Hhis father explained that wars are actually a result of corruption, but are given religious colours. That young Imtiaz is now Dr. Yusuf, a religious studies scholar, an alumnus of Pune University and Aligarh Muslim University, who has been teaching in Thailand for 27 years and is currently Director of the Center for Buddhist-Muslim Understanding in the College of Religious Studies at Thailand’s Mahidol University. He was recently at Mumbai University to deliver a talk on Buddhist-Muslim dialogue in contemporary South-East Asia. The similarities between the two religions sometimes get obscured by their ethnic origins. “The time and chronology of the birth and evolution of a religion is not important; what is important is the ideas that emerged and are exchanged,” explains Dr. Yusuf. “Both … [Read more...] about Finding the common spaces between religions
College students and advocates returning to campus for the first post-Roe school year already are making plans for a counterattack in states where abortion has been banned or severely restricted. They're gearing up with emergency contraceptives , condoms, pregnancy tests, voter registration drives and — where possible — information about abortion access in response to the rollback of the constitutional right to the procedure. “We have to do what we can legally to help people as much as we can,” Nikita Kakkad, a junior at the University of Texas at Austin and an activist for reproductive rights, said. “It’s important to be doing that now more than ever.” Texas is one of more than a dozen states that has banned or severely restricted abortion procedures after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. The state had already passed a law in 2021 that effectively banned abortions around six weeks of pregnancy, and its "trigger law" prohibiting nearly all abortions and … [Read more...] about Students and activists mobilize on campus for reproductive rights in states with abortion bans
Indian companies are expected to witness a median salary hike of 10 per cent in 2023, mainly influenced by a continuation of the tight labour market and rising inflation concerns, according to a report by global advisory firm WTW. Companies in India are planning an overall jump of 10 per cent for 2022-23 as compared with the actual 9.5 per cent growth last year, said Willis Towers Watson’s Salary Budget Planning report. Over half (58 per cent) of the employers in India have budgeted for higher salary increases for the ongoing financial year compared to last year, while a quarter of them (24.4 per cent) made no change in the budget. The median jump may translate into a 9.8 per cent hike with financial services, banking, technology, media and gaming companies expected to offer the highest increments. Only 5.4 per cent have reduced the budget as compared to 2021-22, and at 10 per cent, salary increases in India continue to be the highest in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. China is … [Read more...] about Indian Companies Expected To Witness Median Salary Hike Of 10% in FY23; Check Details