The 44th Chess Olympiad has concluded on a successful note, two Indian teams – one team in the men’s (open) section and one in the women’s — have secured Bronze Medals, a feat never achieved by the Indian teams in the past. The All India Chess Federation and the Government of Tamil Nadu are being congratulated for the brilliant performance of the Indian teams and the superb conduction of the event; the players are being congratulated from all quarters of the society. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, has even declared an award of rupees one crore each to the two medal-winning teams. It indeed seems that the golden period for Indian Chess Fraternity has begun. Unfortunately, the top Indian Teams don’t seem to be all that happy. Clearly, the ’feel good factor is missing amongst the Chess organisers and elite players from the Indian Chess fraternity. Let’s first look at the extraordinary circumstances under which India was allotted this greatest Chess event, something which … [Read more...] about Introspection Need of the Hour as India Basks Under the Glory of Hosting the 44th Chess Olympiad
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Monkeypox is rapidly spreading in the United States in an outbreak the Biden administration has declared a public health emergency. Unlike the early days of the novel coronavirus, the United States has a vaccine available to protect people against monkeypox - both before and after exposure to the virus. But supplies are limited, and public health authorities are prioritizing high-risk groups while awaiting additional shipments. Here is more information about the vaccine, its effectiveness and who should be receiving it. --- What is the monkeypox vaccine? The only FDA-approved vaccine for monkeypox offered in the United States is called Jynneos, manufactured by Bavarian Nordic. The two-dose regimen was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for smallpox and monkeypox in 2019 for adults determined to be at high risk for infection. The FDA recently issued an emergency use authorization allowing the vaccine for children deemed at high risk. Supplies are limited, but … [Read more...] about What you need to know about the monkeypox vaccine
The story so far: The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022 provides legal sanction to law enforcement agencies for “taking measurements of convicts and other persons for the purposes of identification and investigation of criminal matters”. While the legislation was enacted earlier this year, the Ministry of Home Affairs notified it to come into effect from August 4, 2022. It also repeals the existing Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920. What is the use of identification details in criminal trials? Measurements and photographs for identification have three main purposes. First, to establish the identity of the culprit against the person being arrested, second, to identify suspected repetition of similar offences by the same person and third, to establish a previous conviction. What was the previous Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920? Even though the police has powers of arrest, mere arrest does not give them the right to search a person. The police requires legal … [Read more...] about Explained | What is the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022?